It’s been something that some people might have been waiting for as Kaley Cuoco spoofs Keeping Up With the Kardashians in order to support shelter dogs. The drama that is about to pop off is something that you almost wish would be seen on the actual Kardashian show, but even the spoof seems like it might be something just done in good fun. Of course what would you do if someone kept foisting dogs on you? Yes there’s a lot of dogs that need homes, but taking on one or more every day as a gift is something that would overwhelm anyone.
It’s enough to make a person want to get fired. Thankfully it’s just a spoof and a way to raise awareness. There are a lot of dogs out there that need homes however and the chance to adopt a dog is something that a lot of people would likely jump at if they had the chance and the knowledge of just where to go and how to sign up. Dogs are after all a great friend to have around and are usually very engaging in how they interact with people. They want to be loved just like anyone else and the number of dogs that go to the pound and never come out is staggering as well as a little depressing. More and more dogs need stable homes and obviously Brad can’t do it all on his lonesome.
Contacting shelters that house these dogs isn’t hard, it just takes picking up the phone and talking to someone about your interest in adopting a dog. The more people that get involved in this process the more likely it is that more and more dogs will be given a great home where they can be nurtured and taken care of. In the process dogs can be quite lovable and even helpful in many cases. There have been plenty of studies that have shown that having a pet, in this case a dog, can help to decrease stress levels and increase the level of contentment one has in life. Dogs are great family pets, they can be awesome companions, and they’re almost always happy to go home with anyone that will treat them with kindness. The only other alternative to adoption is, unfortunately, euthanizing those dogs that are left without an owner. It’s an extreme that many people are firmly against and want to avoid, but it’s also used as a means of population control.
That’s the more horrifying and less desirable end of this story, that dogs who don’t get adopted will typically be euthanized within 72 hours of reaching the shelter. Many people don’t seem to understand this but it is very true. If a dog doesn’t receive an owner within three days of reaching a shelter they will be put down. That’s why, barring the spoof, this matter is so important. Dogs are living, breathing creatures that want and deserve the chance to experience a happy, fulfilling life. Don’t be shy, pick up the phone and all the adoption agency if you or anyone you know is looking for an animal companion to care for.