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It was always hard to come up with an idea for a gift for my husband, an animal lover like the rest of our family. Finally, we came up with a perfect idea with the help of our veterinarian. The vet knows families that would love to have a dog, but can't afford buying one, getting its shots, etc. at one time, but can afford the day to day upkeep.
A few days before Christmas we go as a family to the local animal shelter and pick out a dog. We take it to the our vet and get him checked out and get his shots. After adding a weeks supply of dog food, we let the vet contact the lucky family to come pick up their new pet. There is nothing like the heartwarming feeling to connect a loving family with a much wanted pet. And knowing that we may have very well saved a dog's life is the greatest feeling of all.
By Diane from Paradise, PA
What a great thing to do. My only concern is if the dog's personality is suited to the new humans. Like a really high energy dog goes to a couch potato family. Does the vet do some checking about that?
What a wonderful thing to do! (I don't know where I'd be without my little doggie!)
I think you have a beautiful idea and a very thoughtful way of sharing love. I'm disabled and been looking for a small puppy but finances won't allow me to buy one. I've heard that if you don't spend the money to get a dog, you won't take care of it like you would have by spending money. I don't agree with that but that's my opinion. Blessing to you and Merry Christmas :)
I was blown away by you and your family christmas spirit. People get so caught up in their own families and sometimes its really hard to remember others. I think its wonderful what you are doing.