Georgia, a Dog Forever on Our Minds

Georgia DogBlog the Change for Animals is happening right here, right now. This event asks us to make a fresh personal commitment to the lives of animals in need and to inspire others to do the same.

My goal, by focusing on one old gal in particular, is to celebrate the capacity for love in adoptable senior dogs.  Meet Georgia, a delightful mixed breed with a special gift for making people smile. Yes, dogs are typically notorious for this, but Georgia has always gone above and beyond, perhaps to reward those who have given her a second, third and even fourth chance.

Displaced by Hurricane Katrina, Georgia was rescued, transported from Georgia to New York and cared for by the dedicated volunteers at AnimaLovers.org. Her story is one of struggle, uncertainty, and a long journey to improved emotional and physical well being. It took a devoted team of people to help Georgia face difficult challenges over time. Only through their intervention and strong commitment did she eventually find her way into a loving home.

I invite you to follow Georgia’s full story starting Monday. You’ll hear first-hand throughout the week from Georgia’s biggest supporters as they talk about rescue, foster and adoption obstacles now overcome. From a collection of articles, photo essays and a video interview collected in previous weeks, you’ll see how Georgia has repaid each of her people in the best way possible, bringing smile after smile filled with love.

Please join us Monday and learn why adopting and elder dog is so very rewarding.

Comments

  1. Hooray for senior dogs! I am eagerly waiting for the rest of the story 🙂 Thanks for organizing Blog the Change, I am a very very beginner blogger and I am so impressed by what you all do. Thank you for taking the time to organize this Blog Hop 🙂

    • Hi Elisa,

      Amy and I are SO thrilled with the turnout! Beginner blogger or not, everybody has something to offer – even in commenting! Thank you so much for being part!

  2. Look at that darling girl! What a sweetheart! I will definitely be checking back on Monday for the story. Thank you so much for organizing this initiative. I'm so impressed, excited, and enthused to see so many awesome blogs covering such worthy topics! What a day!

    • Maggie, the causes are amazing and so is all this networking! I keep meeting people with HUGE hearts like yours. And the learning! I'd never have known about Breed Specific Legislation if it weren't for you. A little knowledge goes a long way and now that I know, I see it everywhere. The knowing has to happen before the change can come. Thanks for teaching us through your cause.

  3. Stopping by with Be the Change for Animals. Thank you for all you do to help animals in need. Hope you will be able to visit us too.

    Felissa, Davinia, and Indiana
    http://www.twolittlecavaliers.blogspot.com

  4. Really looking forward to reading more about Georgia. Thank you for your obvious commitment to helping people see the benefits of adopting older dogs.

  5. Oh her face is just too sweet! I'd love her! I blogged about senior dogs too on my blog today. Seems like we've all discovered that old friends are true friends.

  6. Melted looking at her sweet face. I love this cause! Such an important cause to bring light to!

  7. I absolutely love your cause to adopt senior pets. About 6-7 years ago when my family lost our dog (to old age) we decided to adopt a senior dog from a shelter to give him a few good last years. He is still alive today, so it turns out that he wasn't a senior at the time, but we are all for this cause! 🙂

    • Oh, isn't that just the best, Stacy! There's nothing like getting more time than you expect. With our dog Bill, it turned out the other way. Still, we would never have traded that experience for anything in the world. It's not about how long we have, it's what we do with the time we've got!

  8. Bringing attention to senior dogs' need for forever homes is so crucial! I'm looking forward to hearing more about Gracie's story. 😀

  9. Dangit, I meant Georgia, not Gracie. I was just reading a story about a Gracie and must have had Gracie on my mind. (Get it? Instead of "Georgia on my mind"?) OK, OK… apparently I'm stupid AND corny 😀

  10. Thank you for telling Georgia's Story. Thank You for blogging for a change.

  11. I'm looking forward to hearing Georgia's story!

  12. Oh I'm so excited to hear more about Georgia's story! What a sweet looking girl. I just want to shower her in kisses and back scratches.

  13. I so look forward to reading Georgia's Story! As the adopter of an older dog, all I can say is "It is SO worth it!." I adopted my Aspen at 9 years old from the shelter I volunteer at on weekends. She was the most affectionate, loving and sweet girl. I only had her one year (she already had some health issues), but it was the best year ever and I still tear up from time to time because I miss her so. She had more personality than most dogs and all she wanted was time and attention… and I made sure she got lots of both.

    I encourage people to adopt an older dog. You will be so surprised at how quickly they become an important part of your life!

    • Don't get me wrong, I love puppies too, but I find the wise maturity of older dogs so alluring. They've seen so much and have a sense of appreciation for what they have – unlike my rescued kittens who think they rule the world and often give that look of "What are you going to for me now? Whatever it is, get on it!" LOL.

  14. Thanks, everybody, for your interest in Georgia's story and for all you do in return! Shauna's R.O.A.R Squad, Lisa's Memory Bracelets raising money for charity, and many many more. I feel so lucky to be a member of this terrific community of animal advocates!

  15. Lovely post for Blog the Change. I can't wait until Monday to read more 🙂

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