I’d like to introduce you to my dogs, Edith and Archie:
Ok, so they’re not really my dogs. Â You see, a few months ago, I spotted these beautiful little pups on the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition’s website. I immediately fell in love with the two 12 year olds, and even more so because of their sad story. Their owner entered a nursing home and had to give them up, but they grew up together and were canine “soulmates.” Although I wanted to adopt them, I knew that it was impossible. My living situation isn’t stable (I’ll be moving soon and my next apartment will probably not allow pets) and I’m really not home enough to give two senior dogs the attention they deserve. I tossed the idea back and forth for a while, and stared at their pictures every night, but ultimately, I could not go through with the adoption.
Fast forward to this morning, my friend A instant messaged me on gmail chat with the following link, Edith had been stolen! Luckily, the culprit wasn’t a very good thief, and Edith has already been reunited with her canine soulmate. Of course, tears welled up in my eyes and I started to think, this is a sign, the universe is telling me to adopt these two dogs! But really, my life hasn’t changed and there still is no way that I can adopt two senior dogs. However, I’m hoping this story will stir up some good publicity for the pups and someone will want to adopt them. Actually, I’m hoping it will stir up some good publicity for BARC in general as well.
BARC is a no-kill, privately run shelter located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that looks to provide a safe place for abandoned and abused animals, ultimately hoping to find them loving homes. Through private donations, a pet supply business and volunteers, BARC is able to provide a safe haven to countless dogs and cats. I would strongly urge anyone looking for a new addition to their family to consider adoption rather than a pet shop, and especially to consider adopting “my dogs” Edith and Archie! Even if you can’t adopt (like me), consider donation, volunteering at the shelter (or any shelter) or just spreading the word. Just look at the those puppy dog eyes, how can you not want to help?