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Is a Columbus Canine on your Christmas List?

by Maureen McCabe on December 2, 2007

Sunday December 2, 2007 is Mingle with our Mutts at the Franklin County Dog Shelter. Their website says:

Please adopt your next pet from a shelter or rescue, not a pet store or a backyard breeder!

It’s not just about adopting mongrels (mutts) either… groups who sometimes attend Mingle …. No guarantee they will be there this week but Mingle With Our Mutts often includes:

Beagles R Us Rescue

Chihuahua Rescue

Columbus Cocker Rescue

Greater Ohio Boxer Rescue

Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue

North Coast Doberman Rescue

Ohio Basset Hound Rescue

Sheltie Rescue

Tri State CollieRescue

Other rescue groups / shelters involved in  Mingle with our Mutts  are available on the Franklin County Dog Shelters website.  It does not look like it is updated for December yet but it says Mingle With Our Mutts is aways the first and third Sundays of the month from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M.

Not sure what conventional wisdom today is about getting a new dog just before the holidays.. As a kid my family got a dog in December, we even named her Mistletoe, we called her Missy. She was a Christmas present… Missy was a Basset Hound puppy.The volunteers with the rescue groups and shelters can tell you if it is a good idea… based on your family and lifestyle I am sure… but if you do want a dog, adopt a puppy or an older dog from the shelter or a recsue group! In fact the Franklin County Dog Shelter has a color coded match up system based on the dogs age /temperiment / breed / needs and training…

My dog Buddy was and older puppy when I adopted him from the Capital Area Humane Society in early November one year… even so it was a rough first Christmas. He left the tree alone. I think the worst was taking the baby Jesus figure from the creche and chewing it up… He could have chosen the cow or the sheep or even a shepherd or angel… wooden nativity scenes still make me nervous.

The Franklin County Dog Shelter is at  1731 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, OH 43207.

The 16th of December, the third Sunday of the month, will be the next Mingle with our Mutts and the last one before Christmas…

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