Today I put pen to paper on a journey that started for me many years ago, the day I rescued a Golden Retriever named Dallas. She flew home with me to California after a business trip to Charleston, South Carolina and was my angel for nearly 16 years.
In her honor I’m starting An Angel With Paws. Today we’re a small team (just me an my angel) working to promote animal well-being. Someday I hope we grow into a full fledged animal rescue and sanctuary (think A Place to Bark) but today we start small and set the journey in motion.
This post marks the ”formal start’ for An Angel With Paws but believe me this day has been a long time coming. I have dreams and ideas, hopes and ambitions, goals I’d like to accomplish and so much to learn on how best to help animals.
I’ll share a few of the goals I’d like to accomplish on this journey and welcome your thoughts and ideas as well. Here at An Angel With Paws were going to work to…
- Educate the public on why it’s important to have your pets spayed and neutered
- Share resources on affordable spay and neuter clinics
- Promote fostering of shelter pets
- Network shelter pets for adoption and rescue
- Stop puppy mills and the sale of cats and dogs at pet stores, adopt don’t shop
- Disrupt the kill shelter process
Long and ambitious list I know, but you have to start someplace and have your goals in mind. I hope to join others working in the rescue community, learn from them, contribute and become a voice that promotes animal well-being.
I invite you to join me on this journey, please share your suggestions, experience, advice and ideas. I know this sounds cliche but I think it’s very true… it does take a village.
Dallas was truly a special angel and it’s my hope that as An Angel With Paws grows, together she and I can help animals .