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Monday, October 14, 2013

Adopt a Shelter Dog - Nail Art and Doggie Spam!

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Getting together with several bloggers to do a special post on something very close to my heart. Pet adoption. So we've all done pet-inspired manicures!

Here's mine.

Thanks to Kelly over at Set in Lacquer for the inspiration!

Those who know me know I probably love most dogs better than most people. I'm a strong advocate of adopting a pet rather than buying from pet stores and I urge ANYONE who is thinking of getting a pet to check into adoption first. I do know a few (and by few I mean FEW) reputable dog breeders who love their dogs as much as I love mine and take extra special care, not only with their own dogs, but to insure that the puppies go to wonderful, loving, appropriate homes. But unless you know one of these rare people in person, PLEASE adopt!

I'd like to refer you to my earlier post called Dogs Deserve Better. Not everyone is cut out for having a dog. But if you are and you know everything having a dog entails, please PLEASE do your research and pick a dog to love who fits into your family and lifestyle. And ADOPT if you can!

I think dogs are the most loving, pure-of-heart bundles of joy ever put on this planet and whatever you give to them is returned ten-fold.

Here are my two bundles of pure, unconditional love, Twinks and Murphy...



Murphy was abandoned, his paws were shredded, he weighed less than 45 pounds (he's almost 100 pounds now!), his tongue was cut, he was so sick he was near death. He was scared to death of anything with a handle like a broom or mop. He's a happy, healthy boy now - SO sweet and loving and just the best dog. They both bring me so much joy every single day and I can't imagine not having them.

Here are a few invaluable links to help you be as informed as possible when you're ready:

Adoption tips from the ASPCA

Tips for the first 30 days from Petfinder

Picking the right dog for you and your family from Petfinder

Find a shelter near you

Pet Store Double Speak

Thanks so much for reading and please check out the great manicures from the other bloggers in the links below! There will be more added daily!

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  1. Completely adorable! And a great cause!

  2. These are terrific links--great information. I also think prospective dog moms and dads should read up on the incredible creatures that are joining their family. Some books you (and others) might like are The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell, The Genius of Dogs by Brian Hare and Inside of a Dog by Andrea Horowitz. These books provide current science based insight into dog/human interaction and counters some of the mythology one sees in the popular press.

  3. LOVE this post! Love the mani, love the message, love love LOVE dogs! Don't shop, adopt!

  4. Wonderful post. I hope many shelter dogs will find a loving forever home in response.

    1. I know a mani doesn't seem like it helps, but the more people who are made to think about this even a little - well you just never know. THANKS for reading! ♥

  5. Totally adorable- your nails & your fur babies! I love it!

  6. This is simply absolutely adorable!

  7. Twinks and Murphy look like they adore each other and live a very happy life! Lovely manicure :-)

  8. Love this post and the message! Also love my furry niece and nephew SO MUCH! They're so lucky they found such an amazing, loving person to take them in. My wish is that all dogs would get so lucky.

  9. I Looove your accent nail and your dogs look so nice and playful and happy to be with you :)

  10. WOW you are so talented! Stumbling, pinning and sharing! :)

  11. Bless you for getting out the word - adopt don't shop! Glad your doggies are safe and sound. You're a good dog mama!

  12. I love your manicure. I wish I could do that. And I love that you adopted a dog that needed you desperately. I swear they know what's been done for them and are all the more loving because of it.

  13. Love, love your mani! Your dogs are so funny-sweet-cute and I love their smiles. :D

  14. This is super cute! The dog reminds me of Snoopy :)

  15. Love the mani and the message! Your dogs look so deliriously happy. I have two shelter cats right now and will for sure be adding some shelter dogs to my family in the future :-)


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