Now, on to Tuesday's Tails! Most of the people close to me know that I have a soft spot in my heart for the special-needs dogs. The ones with missing limbs or eyes...those who are lacking in hearing or in trust of humans. Sadly, puppy mill rescue dogs often fit into all of those categories.
For this reason, I am so glad I was finally made aware of the National Mill Dog Rescue! This organization takes discarded breeding dogs under their wing, rehabilitates them in foster homes, and eventually adopts them out to loving forever homes. They save the dogs who would otherwise be killed. The rescue is committed to each and every dog they save, making sure that they are only adopted out to the best homes. Bringing a puppy mill rescue into your family is a big decision and one that should not be taken lightly - they are often skittish and terrified, having never experienced a real home before. That having been said, rehabilitating and rehoming one of these dogs is most likely one of the most rewarding experiences ever!
I visit their website at least once a month, checking out/squealing over what new dogs are up for adoption. Since I began browsing the site in January, one dog has been a constant there...and he never fails to break my heart. Introducing...Jack Sparrow!
(Photo from here)
Jack Sparrow is a 9-year-old purebred Shih Tzu who was, of course, rescued from a puppy mill after years of being bred. As a result of his sad past, he is now blind and missing a portion of his front leg - but that doesn't slow him down much! Though he is a bit wary of strangers at first, he adores human attention...and how can anyone resist this sweet face!?
(Photo from here)
Say it with me now: AWWWW!!!! Or, considering his pirate name, maybe...Arrrrrr? If you are interested in learning more about Jack Sparrow, please contact the National Mill Dog Rescue. Thank you in advance for spreading the word about this handsome old sailor! <3