Mothers’ Day is a time to reflect on and appreciate the selfless sacrifice that the female role models in our lives have made. They protect us, guide us, give selflessly and willingly, and love us, as my mom always says, “more than the air (they) breathe.” Mothers are proud of their children, encourage them, love them for who they are, and provide for their children’s physical and emotional needs. Mothers are loyal. Friends come and go, but a mom is always there for her child. Mothers will do anything to keep their children happy, healthy, and safe.
The same is true of canine moms. Many times homeless stray dogs give birth to large litters and struggle to keep them safe from predators, traffic, and other dangers. Mothers work hard to feed and provide shelter for their pups. If the family is a lucky family that is rescued by one of the amazing shelters or rescue groups, chances are Mama Pup will say goodbye to her puppies one by one. They will have happy furever homes, but Mama Pup won’t understand. After all that she did to protect, provide for, care for, and love those pups, she is left alone in a kennel or homeless as she moves from foster home to foster home. She awaits her own adoption which could take weeks, months, or years- assuming that the shelter still has room for her. She is probably only 2-3 years old- nearly a puppy herself. She is scared. She deserves better.
This Mothers’ Day, if you are considering adopting a puppy, please consider adopting a young mama pup instead. Mama pups have tremendous love to give and deserve a loving home as much as her pups do.
Happy Mothers’ Day to all the beautiful females out there- both human and furry. Happy life to you all!