Dog Stories and Poetry
by Patricia Walter
If you love dogs and have some
spare time, please consider volunteering at your local
shelter or Humane Society. The animals need attention from
people that care and love them. Just a little time to walk a
dog or pet a cat will give the animal great pleasure and
warm your heart. You can help without ever adopting another
animal. Give a little time to help make the shelter animals
lives better. If you want to do more, most shelters are
always looking for volunteers to help with their activities.
Most rescue groups welcome new
members to help support their work. They need people to go
to shelters to check out dogs, help transport dogs and
foster dogs in their own homes. Fostering is a difficult
activity since you always fall in love with the foster dogs,
but it is the only way for many dogs to be rescued and find
new loving homes. They need to be away from the shelter and
in a home environment. You heart breaks each time your
foster finds a new home, but it also means there is another
opportunity to save another animal from the shelter.
Consider helping your local
shelter or rescue group. You life and effort will be well
rewarded for your time. You will feel better and the animals
you help will feel loved again.
Care For A Friend
for a friend
find a home, help him mend.
Has a heart of gold
has to move - he's told.
Find a place, a nice new home
where people care - he can roam.
His eyes are lonely, can't you see
just wants love, somewhere to be.
Holds no grudges, has a happy heart
looking for a family, a brand new start.
Care for your friend, any way you can
a helping hand, a ride in a van.
Just a warm wish, tossed his way
may be all he needs to make his day.
Original Poetry & Art by
Patricia Walter 2000 ©