August 25th is National Dog Day. Unlike many of these National days, it’s not just a day to celebrate your love of dogs. It has a pretty clear mission…
It was started to bring awareness to dogs who need homes. Dogs who were abandoned. Dogs who were “unwanted”.
I’m sure there are dogs who were “unwanted”, but it’s not always about not wanting a dog. A lot of times, it’s about not being able to keep a dog. In fact, many dog owners are devastated when they find themselves in a position to have to give up their dog for adoption.
While there are many sad, legitimate reasons to have to give up a dog, one of the ones I hate hearing about the most is when someone has to because they can’t find a place to live that allows dogs.
Most often, it’s because they’re renters, and it’s difficult to find a rental that allows pets.
Or, perhaps there are restrictions on the size or breed of dog.
This is avoidable. Not always easy. But avoidable.
There are a couple of solutions:
- Find a rental that permits dogs (the most obvious solution).
- Buy a house.
The problem is, many people avoid looking for a solution until they have no other choice than to give up their dog.
So, keep this in mind…
If you, or anyone you know, owns a dog and it looks like it’ll be affecting their housing situation, please reach out to me as soon as possible.
There’s got to be a better solution than giving up the dog, and I’m glad to help find it.