Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

09 Oct

Bongo behind barsOctober is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and since I came from dog jail a shelter I thought I should help promote this.

So I’m going to tell you how awful it is living in dog jail. I was surrounded by all these other dogs and none of us did anything wrong, but they made us live in cages.

We didn’t have anybody to love on us or take us for walks – well, sometimes we did, but we had to share a few people with a whole lot of dogs.


And everybody wanted their turn for loves and walks.

Bongo looking down the trail

There was never enough to go around.

When my people finally came and took me out of that dog jail and brought me to my new forever home I wagged my tail and jumped for joy.

Well, I was a little nervous at first, but after I realized I got to stay, then I did those things.

And I had someone around to toss balls to me anytime I wanted.

Bongo behind couches with a tennis ball

And someone to pull mischief on. Whew! I’m glad I got that last sentence crossed out before you read it.

Maybe she'll get out of bed for my snake

Maybe she’ll get out of bed for my snake.


There are still lots of lonely dogs in shelters everywhere.

So if you have an empty spot in your house and heart that could be filled by a dog, there’s no better time than now to give a dog a new forever home.

You’ll be glad you did.

And so will the dog.

Bongo with a funny face


Posted by on October 9, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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22 responses to “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

  1. misswhiplash

    October 9, 2013 at 10:51 am

    How come you are such a clever dog? You are so right EVERYONE should have a dog to love and to cuddle….as you know I have three and they give me so much pleasure..I could never imagine my life without the company and friendship of my dogs. Man’s Best Friend x millions and millions

    • Bongo

      October 9, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      Patrecia, anyone who doesn’t have a dog in their life has a big hole that needs to be filled.

  2. marina kanavaki

    October 9, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Ah, Bongo, this speech [and photos of you!!!] should convince the coldest heart to adopt!
    As you already know, your friend across the ocean is also an adopted dog [well, rescued actually, but I think it is the same] and as if by magic, she makes us smile even on the saddest of days. You two have many things in common -fear of thunder and abandonment for example- which I think are inherent from your lives before being adopted. All the more reason why you guys deserve more loves and a good caring home! Greetings from your friend here! 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 9, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      Marina, I agree. Us adopted dogs need lots of loves. And I hope all those dogs still in shelters get forever homes full of loves too.

  3. Kuruk

    October 9, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Oh Bongo, I’m so happy you got out of jail! I had to be in one for a while after being attached to a chain in a puppy mill as a baby pup. It was not fun! Wooo!

    • Bongo

      October 9, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      Ku, that is so terrible – being in a puppy mill. That must be way worse than dog jail. I ‘m sure glad somebody rescued you and you found a good forever home.

  4. angelswhisper2011

    October 9, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Granny says, that when I -wasn’t a trauma-cat- was more flexible, she would have a dog and cats out of the shelter. They all deserve a forever home just like you. Bongo, you look soooo cute on the last photo, I have to give you a Pawkiss on your snout 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 9, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      Little Binky, when I first came to my house Scratchy stayed on top of the kitchen cabinets for ten months. Now we put up with each other though. But I understand that some cats prefer being only cats. And thanks for the pawkiss.

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    October 9, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Ditto from me, B. Shelter life is sad and lonely. Rescue brings joy and hope.

    Love and licks and joy and hope,

    • Bongo

      October 9, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Cupcake, I hope all those dogs in shelters find forever homes as good as the ones we have.

  6. stanze

    October 9, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Phex and Rudi agree. Phex would like to add, that a dog’s life is much shorter. 1 year in a shelter is much longer for a dog, than 1 year would be for a person in prison. And Miniputz would like to add, that stray cats are also homeless, though not in a shelter. They are in need of a home as well.

    • Bongo

      October 9, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      Stanze, the shelter I came from has dogs and cats. And sometimes even a bunny or two. Most of the cats my person has had came from that shelter. At least there are no stray cats in my neighborhood, but there are some in other parts of town. I think that would be even worse than living in cat jail.

  7. Dalton

    October 10, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Typist just wants to send you a massive hug this morning.

    • Bongo

      October 11, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      Thanks Dalton and Dalton’s typist. I love hugs.

  8. eripanwkevin

    October 10, 2013 at 7:10 am

    What you’re telling is very true Bongo….I feel very sad and sorry for those poor dogs who are patiently waiting for their forever home and family at the shelters. I hope that this month will be much well-known and lots of dogs will be happy! Thank you very much for this post Bongo!

    • Bongo

      October 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      Thanks Kevin. I wish every dog could find a good forever home.

  9. dianeskitchentable

    October 10, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Bongo, you landed in a great home & I am so happy for you. I don’t think any dogs should go to dog jail for any reason!….Lola

    • Bongo

      October 11, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      Lola, I totally agree with you, and I was sure happy to get out of dog jail. But sometimes my person leaves and takes me to the kennel and I feel like I’m in dog jail again. At least she comes back for me after a few days.

  10. bumpyroadtobubba

    October 11, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Shelter dogs {and foster fails} are the best!!

    • Bongo

      October 12, 2013 at 11:43 am

      Bumpy Road, you’re so right. I hope every one of them finds a good home.

      • bumpyroadtobubba

        October 12, 2013 at 12:56 pm

        I read a really interesting statistic the other day: if one in three of the Australian people considering a fuzzy family member chose to adopt, we’d have no shelter pets. If only 1 in 3 people were that smart!

      • Bongo

        October 13, 2013 at 12:51 pm

        That’s amazing. I don’t know what the stats are for the States, but there are plenty of pets in shelters still.


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