Find your Local Shelter / Rescue Society

This is an ever-updating list of animal shelters and rescue societies WORLDWIDE to help you find your FURever family member! If you don’t see your favorite local shelter listed, please let me know in the comments and I will happily add it! The more we list, the more we save!

Each time new shelters get added this post is re-published so that you will always find the most up-to-date information when visiting Memee’s Seeking Shelters list.

Quick tip, the states of America are listed first so if you’re looking elsewhere, scroll to the bottom, alphabetically looking for your country’s listing. Don’t see anything, come back after you’ve found your forever friend and I’ll add that shelter right away!

Please continue to find listing of animal shelters in your area.

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Old Guys Need Love Too!

This Old Guy | Memee's Musings
Euthanasia scheduled: Dec 6, 2015

This old guy is feeling blue. He thought he’d found a new furever home but despite his sweet personality he is being returned to the county animal shelter in Ellington, Connecticut, because at some point he was bitten by a mosquito and now has heartworm.

I’ve had heartburn and it is terrible. I can tell you, having a warm place surrounded by loved ones goes a long way in feeling emotionally better despite the medical condition. I am sure the same goes for this old guy and his heartworm.  He might not know that there is a worm living in his heart but he does know life has been better and I am sure he dreams of it being better again.  No one can convince me dogs don’t dream because I’ve seen it.

There’s something about a basset hound, I’m not sure if it is their perpetually sad eyes or those long droopy ears but as soon as I saw his picture I knew I had to feature him on Seeking Love Saturdays in the hopes that I can help find him a furever home. The shelter has not assigned him a name, so I’ve dubbed him “Old Guy” out of respect for his years of friendship to those humans who’ve undoubtedly passed through his life and broken his heart.

This Monday, Old Guy will begin his last days at the Ellington Animal Control facility which is behind the fire station at 21 Main St in Connecticut.  All Dogs in Danger animals are available for transport anywhere in the United States so don’t let his location be your only hinderance in bringing him home if he is indeed the furever friend you are prepared to love and care for til the end of his days.  But realize, heartworm is a serious illness which is costly to treat and can sometimes be fatal.

Treatment entails injections and oftentimes hospitalization is required. Recovery can take up to a couple of months. The American Animal Hospital Association places the average cost of preventative for dogs at$5-15 per month, and the cost of treating a dog with heartworm at $400-1,000.Jul 19, 2013

Old Guy is not the only dog I have featured with heartworm.  Jolly found her furever home despite her illness and I know Old Guy has a place waiting for him too.

If Old Guy is not the right companion for you check out other dogs now being featured on Dogs in Danger! This advocacy site features dogs that are currently scheduled for euthanasia across the United States. The link that follows is to a page I have created which continues to grow of animal shelters around the world. If you’ve read this far and are not in the market for a dog because your best friend is already with you, please consider sharing with me the name and location of the shelter you found your bestie at so that I can continue to grow this list!

Kota the Kattle Dog

KotaKota was relinquished to the Columbiana County Dog Pound in Lisbon, Ohio, along with his best friend Kona. He is a young, neutered male Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler mix. The thing about Cattle Dogs is that when they are puppies they are about the most adorable dog on the planet but during their adolescent years they go kinda crazy, just like hormone-infused humans do. However, once they hit about 3 or 4 years old they settle down into a perfect family dog. They desire lots of attention from the family but give back in spades!

Unfortunately for Kota and all the other animals at that facility, there is no extra space and so he has been put on the clock for euthenasia August 28th, 2015 (though that date could always get moved up). If you have space for Kota in your life and your heart, if you have time to devote to training and loving him, if you can be patient and wait for him to reach his maturity he might be exactly the dog of your dreams.

Here is what the pound posted on his behalf:

Hello, my name is Kota. I’m 1-2 years old and I weigh about 40 lbs. I was dumped here at the pound in a kennel with my best friend Kona on July 3rd… yeah… big booms, barking dogs here at the pound, new place… needless to say we were absolutely terrified and it took the pound a few days to get us to warm up but I have really warmed up nicely. My friend is still a little more shy. I’m a real sweet boy! I am pretty calm for the most part and I warm up to strangers pretty easily, especially if they’ve got treats for me! I get along well with the other dogs I have met since I have been here at the pound too. If you’re looking a sweet dog to add to your family, please consider adopting me. I appear to be in good health. I have been given my Parvo/ Distemper vaccine and my Bordatella vaccine and I have been given 3 days of panacur dewormer.

Please remember that raising a dog is as much of a commitment as raising a child. Do not adopt him if you cannot provide for all of his physical and emotional needs. Be a responsible puppy parent: Consider your lifestyle, the dog’s needs for his breed as well as his physical and emotional support.

To learn more about Kota (and perhaps his best friend Kona as well) contact the Columbiana County Dog Pound in Lisbon, Ohio, by dialing (330) 424-6663.

A Lil Bit of love in Tennessee, please!

Lil Bit in Tennessee I have been very busy at home dealing with our own family crises, one after another. the most recent was with my Grama who was visiting from Illinois. And of course, due to my negligence, my blog has suffered a hit in readership.  I understand, and I now that all of you who’re still following along understand why I have been otherwise preoccupied. Anyway, I did not want to let yet another Saturday go by without posting to Seeking Love Saturdays.

Tweet: Looking to adopt a dog in Tennessee? Lil Bit is an adorable pup needind a furever family.

Take a look at this lovely girl, she is great inspiration for getting this article up and posted. However, she makes me feel a lil guilty about the dogs I missed getting the word out about as well. I am however comforted in the knowledge that Dogs in Danger! does an outstanding job at featuring animals scheduled for euthanasia, so hopefully many doggy lives were spared. Continue reading

This dog is not looking for a home… and you’ll be disappointed!

Patient PittieAnyone who knows anything about pits knows that they will do whatever it takes to be loved by their owner.  It’s part of the reason they get a bad rap… if humans only give attention to their pit when they are misbehaving, like a child that is neglected, it will perform the negative behavior because some attention is always better than no attention.  If the human owner treats the dog abusively, throwing things at him, hitting or kicking him, yelling at him, like a child imitating a violent father, he will learn to be aggressive. And then you have those evil, evil humans who fight them.

Pit Bulls are one of the most patient and loving dogs you can get.  And of course, like any mixed breed “mutt” he’ll have less medical problems then a purebred.

Educate yourself before calling fowl on a pit bull!

I hope you enjoy the photos of this wonderfully patient pittie as much as our family did. I don’t know who took them, when or where they were originally uploaded. I saw it on Pinterest, and their link led back to Morably.com however, the photo is marked evilmilk.com. Visit at your own risk, I’ve not done so.

(Please educate yourself about the discrimination and negative propaganda campaign being promulgated against these wonderful dogs before you simply walk past them. I highly recommend the documentary Beyond the Myth which you can stream on Netflix, purchase or rent on Amazon or even Youtube for $1.99.)

Bonded Pair: Snohomish Love

Seeking Love Saturdays is in part about finding great homes for canine friends in need. And this one comes close to home for me, close as in proximity. Washington State residents, especially those living in Snohomish County please prick up your ears and open your hearts. I found this on Facebook and it tugged at my heartstrings because, as most of my minions know, I love my own dog so very much.

If you are settled in this area, have a yard, or even better yet a chunk of land, and are ready to commit yourself to two wonderful dogs this bonded pair needs to be re-homed for their own happiness. Their human family wants what is best for them and, therefore have to give them up. Best for these two dogs would be to stay together. Here is the story of Snickers and Twixie: Continue reading

Loui Loui…. Oh, Loui Loui

Loui
Loui, well aren’t you a beautiful boy! That beautiful blue-grey coat, the white breastplate and big smile upon your face… I so wish I could pet you and let you know it’ll be all right. Your person will come, and when the two of you meet furever friends you’ll be!
Delano Shelter dog ID:
02212015C-D01

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