We belive that all animals should be treated with respect and therefore deserve the dignity of a life without suffering at the hand of man-KIND! The life we provide for them should be safe from harm...so we require a fenced yard(few exceptions). The pet should have medical treatment when needed, whear an ID tag for indentification & be part of the family, in everyway possible. Many people ask about becoming owners of a dog that must stay outside, due to severe allergies. I hate it, but so many dogs would get no home were we to be that strict. However, when we help a pet get rehomed, we require that the pet have a canine companion to share life with. We also require an insulated dog house for them & request that on severe weather days that they be able to be crated indoors overnight. Why have pets if they have to be continually tortured by the elements?
Our donations are based on all of the vet work that is done. Along with the heart worm check, the vaccinations, the alter surgery, the worming, we provide a year supply of heart worm prevention. We expect you to use it each month, because it not only prevents the dangerous to the pet heart worm, it also prevents the often "dangerous to us" hookworm and roundworm". Your Microchip registration will include TPC as an alternate contact in case Fido escapes while you are out of town...so that we can have the option to retrieve him/her. It also provides a permenant refuge if the pet must be "given up" for some unlikely reason. Our desire is that no pet should ever have to relive another day in a kill shelter. Shelter life for any pet is not ideal. They are often traumatised for life. It would be like an incarceration for us.
Taco has the sweetest personality...but she has the boxer..."make my day" look when she first meets you. She has visited children, even in the public and seemed to love them. A little girl walked her around Lowe's one evening and she wanted to go with her. She is a non shedder and loves to be inside with the family.
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Good with Dogs, Good with Kids
We are a 501 (c) (3) tax deductible organization, therefore your "donation" for our pet is tax deductible. We operate entirely off of these donations and thus appreciate any $$ that you might like to add to our funds to help defray cost of medical care of pets in emergency situations. We have many that come in malnourished, injured, neglected and unfortunately some are in such bad shape that they simply cannot survive the traumatic conditions that they have been put through by our often shameful humankind. We cannot ask the public to defray these expenses, therefore we pray that those of you whom have a little extra blessings in your life will share a portion for the aid of this cause...to help those that cannot help themselves. We "thank you" for your kindness. A tax receipt will be mailed to you upon your request. Again, we thank you for loving these helpless animals.
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