Dogs and cats seeking people! As many of you know, one of my volunteer jobs is at the Peninsula Library District’s Friends of the Library Book Sales. In addition to working at the monthly sale at the Malaga Cove Branch, I am also the communications person for the Peninsula Friends of the Library Board. That means that I keep the blog for the group which you can read at Peninsula Friends of the Library.
This is a kind of cross-post between the two blogs today. One of the things I love is meeting all our regular customers and getting to know them and meeting new people, too. We have become a library family of sorts.
Every sale I hear lots of people’s stories and share my own, but today I met someone really special: Junior, an 8-year old Cocker Spaniel and his foster mom Paula, one of our regular customers.
Come to find out, Junior is up for adoption through Rover Rescue, an animal rescue non-profit organization. I realize that people around the world visit this blog and can’t come to the South Bay area of Los Angeles to adopt a dog, but look at this face, will you? What do you think those eyes are saying?
Paula recently lost her 17-year-old Cocker Spaniel but still has another one. She is very fond of this breed. She has been fostering Junior for almost three months now and what an incredible gift this seasoned dog would make for just the right family. I was enchanted but my dog Cookie, who is 13, is too set in her ways to have a companion but as I've told you ad nauseum, Cookie is a rescue dog, too.
Junior is housebroken, very friendly, is neutered and micro-chipped, and has all his shots. He just needs a home.
Paula is a regular volunteer for Rover Rescue. She had just come from an adoption day event at a local pet store, but Junior's perfect match didn't take him today. Are you his match? Or do you have a feeling there is a pet out there who needs you for a mom or dad? Here's your Marley and Me moment.
You can read about how the adoption procedure works at Rover Rescue's Adoption link. My friends Kathy and Allen got their dog Scruffy about five years ago from Rover Rescue and he has enriched their lives immensely.
By the way, Junior is unique. As you can see, he is very comfortable around books and with book lovers. This holiday season, won’t you consider adopting a pet from one of the rescue non-profits in your own area?