Adoption Drive @ Happydogz Holistic Centre

It was the 7th September 2013, the adoption drive was going to start at 10am. I’m hoping that the heavens do not open and make the day a wash out as there were puppies that were up for adoption on the day. I arrived early, had to prepare the centre as it is also my centre, got my niece and her friends who were volunteering on the day to help out and also to be de-brief. When everything was clear, in came the puppies for adoption from 4 weeks to 6 months. They were so adorable and friendly. Image


Thankfully the weather held and we had a great day. Not too hot which is a blessing for humans and animals. The puppies got to play with each other. Those who came for the adoption drive brought their dogs as so did I to socialize. As I am running a holistic centre, I decided to integrate human healing sessions. Start of a new age. 🙂 Enjoy the rest of the photos I took from the day.


Her name is Chocolate, 6 months and look at that face. 



A beautiful west highland terrier for adoption. Female, 2 years old, skin condition. Rescued from breeder.


Ahh the little ones pillow. Both are the same age, the white pup has a mother and is still nursing. The one behind was found in the drain and no mother. Look at the size difference.

ImageAnother west highland up for adoption. Rescued from breeder who was going to put her down. 2 years old, dry eyes, hard of hearing, debarked, heart condition. Jampa is on heart medication for life due to unscrupulous breeding. Now she is looking for a nice quiet home. She doesn’t really walk very much, partly due to her heart and partly cos she’s lazy. 🙂Image

Susan, the rescuer of the puppies and dogs that are up for adoption. All funds collected helps with the upkeep of the dogs and puppies that are currently being housed at her place and at her boarding place. 

The adoption drive was partly to create awareness to the public that there are plenty of dogs out there that needs a loving home. Please stop buying from pet shop and please be responsible when buying a pup. They are for life, they have feelings, fears, issues of abandonment, heart aches, all that we feel they feel. By abandoning the dog on the street shows what kind of a person you are. 

I received a call today from a stranger who said that his boss wanted to give her dog away because she fears that this mixed breed dog that she adopted will harm her young children. I then asked, “Has the dog shown any aggressive tendency?” He replied ‘No’. I then proceeded to tell him, then why did she adopt the dog if she feared that harm will come the the children? This dog has shown nothing but love to the family and for her to turn around, to give it up because of her children?! Now that is irresponsible behaviour, using her kids as an excuse to give up the dog. I told this guy, if she gives up the dog, she needs to pay for it’s upkeep until a new owner is found. A donation is not sufficient. Those who give up their dog must be made aware giving donation because you are giving up your dog is not sufficient! Out of sight out of mind does not negate what you did. The shelters are not your dumping ground to dispense with the responsibility!

And thus so ends my rant for the evening.