Añejo Mockingbird

Used to be this place was mostly about music and pop culture, but it's slowly morphed into a launching pad for finding our foster greyhounds new homes. So be it. We love the hounds and are more than happy to use our modest little blog page to reach out and snag some attention for these greyt dogs... Oh, we'll still post the occasional odd music review or rant at the state of the Redskins from time to time, but they'll hafta take a back seat to the dogs 'til further notice

Location: Pennsylvania, United States

Music geek who appreciates everything from power-pop to indie-rock and most everything in between. I especially dig Reggae and its predecessor, Ska.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Goin' To The Dogs Part 2

One of the most overlooked aspects of Greyhound adoption, at least for potential adopters, is the placement of senior hounds. Hey, most everybody wants a young dog to pal around with who'll hopefully be a companion animal for many, many years. So it's quite understandable from an emotional commitment standpoint that adopters would choose a younger dog over an older dog. To be brutally honest, it takes a special kind of steely-willed reserve to take a senior hound into your home with the realization that the hands of time are against you. Perhaps this is sounding too negative - it's not supposed to. Senior hounds have many positive traits as they've been through all of the trials and tribulations of learning how to be a housepet that younger hounds have to learn from scratch. They're housebroken and have long ago mastered the art of climbing up and down stairs and navigating the innumerable obstacles found in a typical home, like sliding glass doors and large windows, not to mention that they're accustomed to the myriad of strange sounds emanating from the home environment - hello lawnmowers and vacumm cleaners! Plus they realize and appreciate companionship - indeed they crave it. Adopters looking for quietly dignified, and seriously grateful companion animals, could do themselves a favor and take in a senior hound. With that in mind, here's 2 to consider:

This is Donavan. He's 11 and he's darn good looking!

Donavan is a very sweet senior boy. He is cat safe and greyt with older kids. He would be a wonderful companion for another hound or would be a greyt only hound.

If Donavan seems like your cup of tea, and you live in the Four state area - PA, MD, VA, WV, or D.C. you can contact the good folks at Greyhound Rescue Inc.

This is Mary. She's also 11 years old and hoping for some love.

Red Female - 11 yrs - Cat friendly - Very low keyed, crate trained

If Mary steals your heart you can contact the fine folks at The National Greyhound Adoption Program.

Anyone wanting more information on the plight of the Greyhound can click any of my sidebar links under the header: Greyhounds: Fast dogs, faster friends...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are both gorgeous - I love Mary's ears!!


11:02 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

My brother's (suckerpunch's) girlfriend runs a cat shelter (and cute cat blog, and most people who inquire want a kitten. Which is fine on one level, because it's great to know the little adorable balls of fluff will grow up with its own set of owners (or, alternately, its own human staff). But she says there are many sweet older cats who no one considers adopting, even though they can make excellent pets. Indeed, older animals can love even better.

8:51 PM  

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