Sunday, December 16, 2018
Home for the Holidays | Guest Blog Spot by Sarah Jones
Tis the season for pet adoption! A time when families get together and decide to open their hearts and their homes to a new furry friend. What a lot of people don’t know is that you can do this both near and far and make a big difference in a dog's life who otherwise would, sadly, never get adopted in their own country. I never knew this option existed and how easy it is to adopt a dog from overseas until I started volunteering at Pawsitive Rescue in Armenia.
Pawsitive Rescue has a multitude of dogs, like Hamo, Lexie, Bobie, and Neo pictured here, available for adoption in all shapes and sizes, and has several special needs dogs who desperately need a loving home in the US where they can get the care they need and the love they deserve. The best part is there are no adoption fees and for those who cannot afford the transportation (which ranges depending upon the airline, the size of the dog, and how they travel), Pawsitive Rescue will help you raise the money by reaching out to its supporters and saying “HEY! We found this dog a loving family, help us get him home!”
Previously, adoptions occurred mostly in CA, NY and NC, but now, with the help of The Loudoun Pet Sitting Company, the dogs at Pawsitive Rescue Armenia can be adopted by people and families in the Loudoun County and DMV area.
Dogs hoping for a new home for the holidays are on the Pawsitive Rescue Facebook album called Ready to Adopt. Just click to read their story (google can translate for you if needed, most have English too). If you fall in love with one of them just contact the shelter via Facebook @pawsitivearmenia to let them know you're interested, ask any questions, have a home check done if you are not already a LPSC client, and discuss transportation and timing options with the shelter.
If you are not looking to adopt at the moment, but still want to help, dogs can also be sponsored with monthly donations to the shelter, which pays for veterinary care and shelter expenses for that dog. For more information about sponsoring a dog please contact the shelter via Facebook @pawsitivearmenia.
To contribute to Sarah's efforts to feed the shelter dogs go to PROJECT SANTA PAWS.