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I am doing a photo documentary project on one of our local animal shelters. Here are some pics of some of the dogs. The girl in the first pic I was dying to take home, but unfortunately I can't have another dog right now.

The place is on about 7 acres of land and it is privately owned. They usually have about 250-300 dogs there at any time. If anyone is interested in any of these dogs please pm me. This is located in TX, but if anyone is interested I will be happy to talk to them and see what kind of arrangements could be made. And of course I can find out information on them, etc.









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Great pics Zoe...except now u made me go and want to rescue another dog.
:( My heart always hurts when I think of all the pups that need homes.
 

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Great pics Zoe...except now u made me go and want to rescue another dog.
:( My heart always hurts when I think of all the pups that need homes.
I know...after my wrist heals and after christmas and after Chloe's manners classes..I am going to rescue another :) I wish it could be sooner but right now its just not possible :(
 

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Well this is a terrible project for me to work on cuz I was practically crying while I was there! It made me soo sad!
 

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This picture just caught my heart. You can see he/she is getting up there in years. Poor baby! That's a dog that deserves a wonderful forever home to live out its years at.

I am such a sucker for the oldies.
 

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Yes he was old, and you could tell he had some hip problems, but he was sooooo sweet!
 

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Oh, they are all such good-looking dogs! And something sweet in all their faces... I would be a crying, drivelling mess going in there and not being able to take them all home with me. That's why I adopted a dog in foster care. I couldn't bear to go to the shelter. But at least, I freed up that foster home, and they rescued another shelter dog the very next day after I got Hudson.
 
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That is terrible!!

Don't you guys wonder how soooo many wonderful and beautiful dogs end up in shelters? What a sad statement on our world - EVERYTHING'S DISPOSABLE!!!:mad:

I will have another someday and I'd love to have a rescue after I have more experience and my children get a little older.

Go kiss your babies and tell them that you love them!!!:)
 
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What aggravates me is that one of the local Pet Store chains has an add on TV every morning for their puppy mill dogs....
 

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:( my heart aches for them... and I feel terribley guilty because I haven't fostered in a while....
*tear*
 
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Great photos! The good thing is that the dogs at this shelter have a chance...so many out there never get past animal control or wind up dead on the street. Here's a photo from a typical evening at my "shelter":



Here's one of my "throw-aways":

 

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All the dogs at this shelter are mostly medium size and bigger. I assume the small ones get adopted out a lot faster. And the puppies. Someone came and adopted a lab puppy while we were there.

This weekend they are having Strut for a Mutt. You donate $20 and you walk either your dog or a shelter dog. I haven't been to it before, but I am going to take pictures to go with my project. My sister is going to walk Zoe I think. The shelter needs donations. Most of the stuff is paid for by the couple that owns it. I can't even imagine how much it would cost to feed 300 dogs, let alone shots, spay/neuter, etc.
 

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