I went to the Ft. Worth Animal Shelter the other day to check on a dog that was a possible Havanese. Let me just tell you how hard that was.
It was hard to see ALL those dogs there in cages. There were hundreds!!!!
Then when I saw Lola, she was just the cutest thing, all shaven and dirty, but still cute. Her face kind of looked like a Hav but she was a lot bigger. Even too big for a Hav/Llhasa mix.
I have a new found respect for ANYONE who volunteers with rescue. I know there are two Havanese rescue orginizations who may differ a tad, but ANYONE who does this gets my respect. Its NOT easy. One, to go the shelters, and two to try and figure out if the dog is part Havanese. They all look close. When you get these llhasa/poodle/hav mixes it starts to get blurry.
Lola who was close to 45 lbs would have been really pushing it to have any Hav in her. But what do you do? Your looking at this dog and you know you have the ability to say, yes it could be part Hav and she gets shipped off to a good home. Or you say, which was probably the case, she most likely is not, as she is so big. SO its SOOOOOO SAD!!
I left feeling horrible knowing all those dogs are just sitting in those cages.
So my hats are off to the people who do this all the time. Those who have to go make the decisions and then find a good home. Its not everyone who can take in a rescue dog, it takes a special family so making those choices would be tough too!
Thanks to every one who volunteers. If every breed did this, there would not be any dogs in that shelter!