So recently I was taking The Moo for a little training walk and stopped to chat with a gentleman that was doing construction on a neighbor’s house. (This was a training opportunity for Maggie and she did great!) He kept complimenting Maggie on how beautiful she was and told me how much he loves pit bulls. In fact, he likes to breed them! Ugh. I just didn’t have it in me to go in to preacher-mode at that moment so I kind of just talked about how awesome it is to rescue dogs and we continued on our walk. After that I decided to take The Moo to the pet store because I was running low on treats (second training opportunity, nailed it again!) While there, a woman stopped to pet Maggie and told me how her daughter and son-in-law breed pit bulls. Double UGH! Twice in like an hour I run into proud back-yard breeds.
I got home and there happened to be an old episode on “Flipping Out” on tv and the main guy was talking about his rescued dogs and how he plans his days around them, etc. It got me thinking: what other celebrities out there are proud rescued dog owners? Let’s take a look:
In order we have: Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Miley Cyrus, Ryan Reynolds, Hilary Swank, Miranda Lambert, George Clooney, and Jake Gyllenhaal. A simple google search will show you these are just a few of the celebrities out there that adopt from shelters and rescues, promote adoption rather than buying, and even spend free time volunteering. These are people that have all the money in the world, yet they choose to adopt. They may buy a $5,000 designer handbag, but you won’t catch them buying a designer dog. So if rescued mutts are good enough for them….why aren’t they good enough for everyone?! Dog are not status symbols. Let me repeat that: Dogs are not status symbols! They are family. They are friends. And their lives depend on us. If someone that can afford to hop on a private jet can see that, why can’t everyone see that?
Rescued: The preferred breed of housewives, college students, athletes, and celebrities everywhere. Good enough for them; good enough for you.
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