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I walked into an animal shelter outside of Nashville. “Give me the dog that is hardest to adopt. The one you’re about to put down. Your oldest dog.” Out came Dalton with the animal control officer—gangly, dopey, and full of drool. His huge paws did not match the size of the rest of his body and his eyelids were as droopy as his personality. He hopped into the car. Well, he didn’t hop. His gangly legs couldn’t quite coordinate themselves into my tiny hatchback. I picked up all 60lbs of Dalton and helped him up into the backseat, signed the paperwork saying he was being picked up by rescue, and down the road we went on his Freedom Ride.

I returned to the fundraiser event in Nashville that Noah’s Ark Society was putting on so that Dalton could meet the rest of his rescuers. Dalton was the life of the party and he enjoyed sniffing all the doggy butts and licking all the human faces that would let him. No one could believe this was the dog that was “unadoptable.”

Upon returning home, I discovered that Dalton hated being alone, so much so that I would bring him along for every car ride I could and even brought him to work. He drooled like no other dog I had ever fostered, he scared himself when he farted (both by the sound and the smell), and he had such an astounding lack of coordination, it was simply mind-blowing (no treat thrown would ever be caught by Dalton).

But all of his hilarious flaws made him that much more endearing, which is how he found the most perfect family. My parents.

I brought Dalton to their house near Chicago for a weekend, secretly hoping they would fall in love with Dalton as much as I had. My parents thought Dalton was hysterical and completely fell in love with him, despite his notoriously smelly gas, and they decided to adopt.

This so-called “unadoptable” dog truly hit the jackpot with my parents. My mother happily chases Dalton around the house wiping up the drool from his face every time he drinks water and my parents walk around with him in the yard, rain or shine, waiting for him to do his business (he won’t do it unless you’re right there with him). My parents welcome the constant (and I mean constant, think “velcro-dog”) companionship that Dalton gives. He is so full of love, affection, and gratitude that no other dog would offer unless they were abandoned at a shelter. There’s just something about a rescue dog like Dalton. It’s like they know how lucky they are.

Which comes to my point—adopt, don’t shop. Truly. I know, we hear that phrase so much now it has become a cliche. But there are an unimaginable amount of “unadoptable” dogs in shelters being put down every day. These dogs just begging to give the largest amount of love you could ever imagine receiving. If you don’t feel comfortable seeing the despair in a dog’s eyes at the shelter, adopt from a local rescue to make room for one more. Whatever you do though, find your Dalton.

In order to continue pulling animals like Dalton from shelters, Noah’s Ark Society depends on donations and contributions through programs like Amazon Smile. With this program, a percentage of your order automatically gets donated to Noah’s Ark Society at no additional cost to you. Make to place your Amazon orders through smile.amazon.com/ch/27-2765562 this holiday season.

#SeasonOfSmiles

[Sophie Hall]

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HANDSOME Purebred German Shepherd looking for his forever home.

See our ADOPTABLES page for more information!

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Shop at Kendra Scott between 2:00 and 4:00pm and a portion of your purchase will go to Noah’s Ark Society to help save animals! We’ll also be celebrating Halloween with our rescue animals so come see them all dressed up! Feel free to bring everyone in the family for some shopping and fun!

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Wednesday, October 11th, 6-7:30 pm

Empower yourself with knowledge using food as medicine to help your pet live a longer, healthier life!

Learn:

– How to Cook for Your Pet
– How TCVM can Help Your Pet
– How Food Energetics Work
– How to Use Food as Medicine
– And Much More!

Get a head start on class with a free instant download:
https://pettao.com/eastern-food-therapy-for-pets-free-ebook/

CLASS IS FREE.e: (95) TCVM Eastern Food Therapy for Pets – How to Cook for Your Pet

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Dottie doesn’t believe in personal space. She believes in being where you are because she has FOMO. Just one reason she is the perfect pup! Now she just needs to find her perfect human!

Apply at noahsarksociety.org/adopt/dogs/dog-adoption-application if you are interested in adopting a love bug!!

Dottie. Apply at noahsarksociety.org/adopt/dogs/dog-adoption-application if you are interested in adopting a love bug!!

Posted by Noah's Ark Society on Thursday, September 21, 2017

Dottie. Apply at noahsarksociety.org/adopt/dogs/dog-adoption-application if you are interested in adopting a love bug!!

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Posted by Noah's Ark Society on Sunday, September 3, 2017

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Posted by Noah's Ark Society on Saturday, September 9, 2017

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Posted by Noah's Ark Society on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Penny had a GREAT time exploring Wagfest in Columbus, OH while gaining some exposure for adoption. There were thousands of dogs and people there and she got along with everyone she met!! If you are interested in adopting Penny, go to http://noahsarksociety.org/ad…/dogs/dog-adoption-application and fill out our short questionnaire!

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Meet Noah’s Ark Society’s newest member, Lyla. She is about 4 or 5 weeks old and her foster parents just picked her up from Cheatham County Animal Control She is going to need surgery to fix her girly parts. Turns out she doesn’t really have a space between her front parts and her back parts. The good news is the doggy docs can make her all better. We just need your help to make this little sweetie as good as new! Donations will pay for the medical bills and needed supplies for Lyla and other Noah’s Ark Society animals! Please give if you can – all these sweet faces will appreciate it greatly!! 🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️

Posted by Noah's Ark Society on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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Fine, Penny, you can have it. But you better wash the car with it like you're supposed to. Adoptable Penny the pretty…

Posted by Noah's Ark Society on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fine, Penny, you can have it. But you better wash the car with it like you’re supposed to. Adoptable Penny the pretty pittie comes with an array of her favorite toys, including this apparently priceless car wash mitt. 😂

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Sophia Rose is hanging out at Happy retales again today!!! Stop by and see her!! See how cute she is in person!!

Posted by Noah's Ark Society on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sophia Rose is hanging out at Happy retales again today!!! Stop by and see her!! See how cute she is in person!!

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Latest Update on 2 of our puppies that are still available for adoption: Molly and Princess!Molly (white with brown…

Posted by Noah's Ark Society on Monday, August 7, 2017

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"Her gums, teeth, and inner lip are most definitely touching my pants." Lol!! Penny is available for adoption. Visit http://noahsarksociety.org/adopt/dogs/dog-adoption-application to adopt!!

Posted by Noah's Ark Society on Sunday, July 30, 2017

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Meet Ari and Esramelda (Esra)!

Both are 16 year old senior kitties that need a foster, a forever foster, OR an adopting family.

Ari is the black and white kitty. We need cat people that can provide medical necessities for Ari, like pills twice a day (thyroid meds) and vet visits. He eats a special diet to prevent UTI (Urinary Tract Infection).
Esra is the orange kitty. She is completely healthy.

The two cats need to live together because they are litter mates that have lived together for 16 years (since birth)! Their mom for 16 years would like to be able to keep in touch, even watch them at their new homes during vacations or any other reasons they might need a cat sitter.

These loving sweet kitties are ready for their new home today!

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