Rescue Dogs are the Best Dogs!

Missy & George's rescuers: Hearts United for Animals
Brandy's rescuers: The Guelph Humane Society
The Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society
The Cambridge Humane Society
The Toronto Humane Society
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Animal Alliance of Canada
Senior Dogs Needing Homes
ESRA - English Springer Rescue America
English Springer Spaniel Rescue of Long Island
Golden Gate English Springer Spaniel Rescue
English Springer Spaniel Rescue UK
CyberPet's K9 Breed Clubs, Rescue and Organizations
Articles on Puppy Mills in Pennsylvania
The Dogs' Home, Battersea - London, England dog rescue

A Dog's Plea

Treat me kindly, my beloved friend, for no heart in all the world
is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me.

Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should lick your hand
between blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly
teach me things you would have me learn.

Speak to me often, for your voice is the world's sweetest music,
as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail
when your footsteps fall on my waiting ear.

Please take me inside when it is cold and wet, for I am a
domesticated animal, no longer accustomed to bitter elements.

I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting
at your feet beside the hearth.

Keep my pan filled with fresh water,
for I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst.

Feed me clean food that I may stay well, to romp and play
and do your bidding, to walk by your side, and stand ready,
willing and able to protect you with my life,
should your life be in danger.

And, my friend, when I am very old, and I no longer enjoy
good health, hearing, and sight, do not make heroic efforts to
keep me going...please see that my trusting life is taken gently.

I shall leave this earth knowing with the last breath
I draw that my fate was always safest in your hands.

-Author Unknown

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