Here's a cute poem for you

@Katlady2 (9920)
United States
June 2, 2009 3:25pm CST
I received this from and I just wanted to share it with all of you. "I received a very sweet and thoughtful email from Angel Wells in Martinsburg WV. Angel wrote a poem about her dog that I'd like to share with you. Angel wrote, "All of my dogs are shelter dogs, but I wrote this poem about one of them in particular. He is my chihuahua/papillon mix that has become my therapy dog. He is very special to me and I couldn't live without him. Fate brought us together, and I think if other people would take the time to look in their local shelter, they might find their soul mate as well." All good dogs deserve a chance. Here is her poem: : A Shelter Dogs Poem Once upon a time, you see, There was this little pup For reasons unbeknownst to me, His family gave him up Maybe it was chewing Everything that he could find Maybe they were busy and Just didn't have the time They took him to the shelter And they just left him there Outside, alone, in the cage Shivering and scared Even though they knew inside If he went through those doors He may never have the chance To find a home like yours He sat there crying silently Wondering what he did That was so bad that they just Had to leave him like they did However fate was smiling On that little pup that day Because a lady saw him And she whisked him right away He got a second chance at life That others may have not And now he's in a loving home With everything he wants Every day he gets that love That he was looking for And silently is thankful for when She walked through that door Others may not have this chance So open up your heart And adopt a shelter dog to take And give a brand new start Thanks for sharing your poem with us Angel. It hurts to me to think that there are more than six million pets that end up in shelters every year. Millions of dogs, lonely and anxious to give love and receive love... So, maybe you ( or a friend ) are thinking about adopting a dog from a shelter. If so, we have some resources that can help. In addition to all of the article on our site, we have a new adoption resource. Pedigree has created a great website to give you all the information you need to make the right decision. Visit the Pedigree website now to learn more about what you need to consider and what questions you need to ask. To learn more go to:"
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
2 Jun 09
This is a lovely Poem and it fits Gissi to as the Shelter did not believe they where ever going to find a home for him as he would not go to anyone It is so true what this Lady has written, give a Dog a second chance of Love and security
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• United States
3 Jun 09
Not just dogs, cats too. When I was a teenager my brother's cat had kittens. One of them, the smallest of the bunch This adorable black and white furball I dubbed Midget. I was told I could keep her by my mom and step dad. One day why I was at school they took all the kittens, including Midget and one that they had promised a six year old neighbor girl to the shelter. I always hope someone adopted my Midget so she wasn't killed, but I will never know.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
3 Jun 09
That brought a tear to the eye! It’s lovely, it really is and the message is very important, thanks for posting it! We have a dog that was purchased in a pet shop as a gift for us but if I ever buy another, I will check the shelter first. In fact my dream is to buy a property one day and shelter animals that need a home on it. It is only a dream because at present there is no way we could afford to make that happen; I’ll keep buying lottery tickets, you never know…