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Friday, March 31, 2023

Pet Words of Wisdom – Rambling for the Rescue


Abused. Abandoned. Neglected. Pets given up on and taken to a shelter. Some broken souls pass through our doors.

Weird parasites, skin infections, messed up teeth, never altered, not always happy to be here. These conditions are what we get to work with.

Our puppies are finding their way through the system. I’ve never been unable to find puppies.

Rescuing pups has become my world. It’s hard and emotional work. Burnout can come on quick and strong. There are so many in need. There is a feeling of helplessness, hopelessness and sorrow. Our animals deserve a good life.

So we get them, fix them, treat them, vaccinate them and help them get comfortable and eventually relax. I believe it’s easy to discount how much time and effort goes into this. Let alone money.

Rarely a purebred. Often a mix of so many breeds that all we can really do is tell you what they look like to us. They are the working definition of a rescue animal.

Should you decide to adopt from us, do so with eyes wide open. Know that you might spend a little more time getting them trained. There can be issues to overcome. But they can be overcome. Know that the rewards are priceless. Know that this animal gets it.

Ask most any person with a rescue and they will tell you. Sleep well knowing that rather than perpetuate a problem, you were part of the solution.

Take a chance, commit, stretch. You will be on the good side.

At Dog Patch, we started doing this ten years ago. We get the high of seeing our animals find a home. Knowing that we were a part of making their lives and the lives of their people just a bit better. That is the payoff for us.

We are a pet store. Our store keeps the rescue going. We need your continued support to keep our rescue vital and help these animals. Come check us out. We have the good stuff. We know our products and we’ll make great recommendations.

Stop in and meet these beautiful souls. Ask us to help find the right animal for you and yours. You will be better for doing so.

Greg Gordon
Greg Gordonhttp://dogpatchpets.com
Greg Gordon is the General Manager and Proprietor of Dog Patch Pet & Feed in Naperville. Contact him through the pet store at info@dogpatchpets.com.