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  • PETITION: President of the People’s Republic of China: STOP THE YULIN DOG MEAT EATING FESTIVAL

    We at “RAISE UR PAW” need the voices and paws of the world to be raised to help ban the YULIN DOG MEAT EATING FESTIVAL which is going to occur on June 21, 2015.  Countless Canine Lives will be sacrificed in order to fulfill an inhumane tradition that has been permitted to occur for many [...]

  • PETITION: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray: Send the Woodland Park Zoo Elephants, Chai and Bamboo, to a sanctuary.

    When we watch elephants in zoos, we aren’t watching them be elephants. We are watching them suffer. The Woodland Park Zoo (WPZ) in Seattle has decided to close it’s elephant exhibit. This decision was made after years of public pressure. Instead of sending the two elephants to a sanctuary the zoo has decided to send [...]

  • Sponsor a Pound Rescue Animal

    We know that many of you who visit our website cannot adopt yet another animal, but still want to help.  Especially help an animal that has been with us for many months and just does not seem to create any interest or find a home.  There are so many – dogs like Sheila, Brooklyn and [...]

  • Our barn cat program!

    Cats must be adopted in pairs as the move will be less traumatic and adjustment to their new home will be easier if they have the security of one or more trusted companions.  These cats are to be afforded with the same care & compassion that would normally be given to a house pet. Responsibilities [...]


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When I am Old

When I am Old
I will wear soft grey sweatshirts…
and a bandana over my silver hair…
And I will spend my social security cheques on my dogs.

I will sit in my house on my well-worn chair
And listen to my dogs breathing.
I will sneak out in the middle of a warm summer night
And take my dogs for a run, if my old bones will allow.

When people come to call, I will smile and nod
As I show them my dogs…
And talk of them and about them…
…the ones so beloved in the past
And the ones so beloved of today…

I will still work hard cleaning after them,
mopping and feeding them and whispering their names
In a soft loving way.
I will wear the gleaming sweat on my throat,
like a jewel and I will be an embarrassment to all…
Especially my family…
Who have not yet found the peace in being free
to have dogs as your best friends…

These friends who always wait, at any hour, for your footfall…
And eagerly jump to their feet out of a sound sleep,
To greet you as if you are a God,
with warm eyes full of adoring love and hope
that you will always stay.

I’ll hug their big strong necks…
I’ll kiss their dear sweet heads…
And whisper in their very special company…

I look in the mirror …and see I am getting old…
This is the kind of person I am…
and have always been.

Loving dogs is easy, they are part of me.

Please accept me for who I am.
My dogs appreciate my presence in their lives…
They love my presence in their lives…

When I am old this will be important to me…
You will understand when you are old,
if you have dogs to love too.

Adopting Pure Breds


Pound Rescue does not agree to not adopt these purebreds from a rescue group. It is not their fault to be bred into cripples and to then be euthanized, they should not be punished for it but have the chance live a life as good as possible for them. Those who adopt from a rescue group should be motivated by compassion, not looks. If not then who could become ambassadors for these poor dogs, in the dog park, in their neighbourhood, to speak out against such breeding. Who would it be?

A Dog Crate Is a Cage Is a Prison

What if, at your local pet-supply store, you could purchase a dog-training tool that would make your dog weaker, klutzier, and less intelligent? And what if this tool increased your dog’s frustration and fearfulness about the world and made him or her less likely to bond with you? Would you buy it? Of course not! Yet, millions of these “tools” are sold every year to unsuspecting American dog lovers who want the absolute best for their dogs. The tool is a “crate,” which is just a euphemism for a cage. In fact, dog crates are substantially smaller than the cages that are used to house dogs in laboratories.

Read more: http://www.peta.org/living/companion-animals/dog-crate-cage-prison/#ixzz3FcbDVL8z


Turn your used cars into CHARITY CARS!

Pound Rescue is excited to announce that we have teamed up with Donate a Car Canada, giving us the unique ability to turn your used cars into CHARITY CARS. By clicking here and submitting your vehicle information you can easily dispose of a scrap, used or junk car, or donate a newer vehicle for an even bigger tax deduction. Your vehicle can even be picked up or towed at no cost to you. This is a great way to recycle a used car, while contributing to the well being of the animals we care for.