Friday, August 26, 2011

My First Guest Blog: Meet Laura from I'm Not a Trophy Wife

As I was blog hopping early this morning, I came across a wonderful post that I felt an instant connection to. I am dog lover and a lover of all things dog, especially adoption programs. Laura posted this to her blog and dedicated it to her sister. She is so sweet for allowing me to post this to my blog as well. Thank you Laura, for allowing me to re-post and for spreading information about such a wonderful adoption program! If you would like to find out more about my guest blogger, Laura, check out her blog I'm Not a Trophy Wife. And with out further ado, the first guest post!

Adopt a Golden Knoxville

In honor of my sister's birthday, I
want to write a post about a cause that is so very close to her heart. 

 Adopt a Golden Knoxville is a volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to finding warm, loving permanent homes for Golden Retrievers in order to prevent them from becoming strays or adding to the shelter overpopulation. Our focus is on assisting owners that can no longer care for their Golden due to unfortunate financial or other personal circumstances. Golden Retrievers, regardless of medical needs or age, will receive comprehensive evaluation; spay/neutering services, veterinary care, behavioral training if required, and safe passage into a permanent loving home. In addition to providing those services, Adopt a Golden Knoxville is intent on educating and assisting the metropolitan Knoxville and East Tennessee general public, and dog owners specifically, regarding issues such as responsible pet ownership, spay/neutering, obedience training, and veterinary/specialists referrals. Our goal is to reduce the number of Golden Retrievers sent to shelters.

Please take a minute to visit the website.  It is absolutely adorable.  It is run by volunteers who spend their weekends and weeknights finding foster homes, making home visits to potential "forever homes", managing social media sites (they have a Facebook page too) and fundraising. And like a hundred other activities!!!  If you live in east Tennessee or even outside of Tennessee (they work with families from all surrounding states and the east coast) please share this website  and please do your part to help animals in your local shelters!!!

Happy Birthday Sissy and Auntie Tricia! 

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