Every Friday, as many as 50 dogs and several cats are put down at the Government Pound. With your help, we can shift the focus from killing suffering animals to prevention, through spay & neuter programs and public education on responsible pet ownership.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Baark!On. Misguided reasons for adopting a pet #2
All the wrong reasons: a series of common misguided reasons why
people want a pet.
So you are thinking about
welcoming a pet into your home! Congratulations. We want your adoption to go as
smoothly as possible so we have created a series over the next few weeks based
on some of the wrong reasons why people adopt a pet. We are not trying to
discourage you; we would love every home to have a pet that is loved, respected
and part of a family. The purpose of this series is simply to get you to stop
and think seriously before you make a decision. Why does Baark! care? We
constantly come across discarded, neglected and homeless animals that began
their life as pets. It breaks our hearts and goes against our mandate of
creating a more humane Bahamas.
Misguided Reason Number Two.
Getting a dog will help me find
someone to date.
Wrong!! Give your head a shake.
Dog or cats are not decorations, they are living beings with real needs. To be
toted or paraded around while you hope to catch that someone specials eye
forces them into the role of an accessory and gives them none of the respect
We have to be honest, we are
biased but firmly believe that humans who love and respect their animals make
the best catches. BUT this has to come naturally and not because you want to
establish certain look. Learning to love a pet does not come from the pet store
it comes from learning the ins and outs of daily caring for your animals. That
is the kind of love that makes a person more attractive to others, not the
store bought, diamond encrusted collared, dog you just keep in your purse.
Ladies, there is no way using an
animal will help you look better, chances are you shine beautifully without
accessories, be yourself, find someone who loves you just because you are not
because of what you own.
Now, men. Do you really believe
that the supersized pittie or rottie you walk around with gives you a look that
women go gaga over? And why must you always have such tough names for them like
killer or rage? Watching you parade your almost out of control, unfixed massive
dog through your park or neighbourhood drives us crazy..and not with desire.
You look ridiculous and are obviously compensating for what you feel you lack
on your own. Let us let you in on a real secret, ladies like real men, who have
weakness and can admit them. We like genuine conversations about real topics,
but we cannot have one if you are always trying to look like you are
controlling some “beast” of a dog. Forgo getting a big dog for the ladies, be
yourself, be real and see what happens.
spay and neuter your animals.
ensuring your animal cannot produce more litters you are saving lives and
decreasing the suffering of unwanted animals.Please consider donating or helping with Baark!’s efforts to improve
animal welfare in the Bahamas.
more information find us on the web at www.baarkbahamas.com or call us (427-SPAY)