Approximately 10 million animals enter shelters every year. Only one quarter of these animals end up being adopted. Some may be reclaimed by their owners. A staggering 60% of dogs and 70% of cats in shelters end up being euthanized due to over-crowding, aggressiveness, illness and/or lack of adoptability.
Our next Staff Member (she handles Customer Care) looked for just such an "unadoptable" companion. At a local shelter she found Roscoe. Roscoe wasn't aggressive. He wasn't old. He wasn't sick. What classified Roscoe as unadoptable were . . . ahem . . . his looks. To some, Roscoe lacked a certain canine aesthetic. Was it the wart on his nose? Could it be the scruffy coat and uneven ears? Perhaps because of his prominent lower lip? (Have you ever seen a dog with lips?) Regardless, he languished until our Staff person saw his inner beauty. Roscoe is a dog who enjoys other dogs and people, long walks on the beach and an energetic game of tug-o-war. But most of all, Roscoe enjoys just sitting with his owner, radiating unquestionable affection, loyalty and love. What can be more beautiful than that?
Roscoe P. Coltrain III