The best thing ever is to have our bio team work hard to get the dog of the week's page together, but never get to post it. If we had our way, that's how it would go every time.
Please enjoy Smokey's original "dog of the week" bio, turned instant success story, below. As you read, don't forget that all of NMDR's adoptable dogs can be found on the Available Dogs page of the website. Also, if you know you will soon adopt a dog from National Mill Dog Rescue, but are not exactly sure which one... fill out an application anyway! Wouldn't it be great to already be approved and have your home check done when you find that special dog?
GREAT NEWS! I WAS ADOPTED TODAY!
I HAVE WAITED MY WHOLE LIFE FOR SUCH A GREAT DAY AND GREAT NEWS! Before I go home, I would like to tell you my special story. I am Smokey. Like my good friend Smokey the Bear who shared the important message of the dangers of forest fires, I too have a very important message to share. "Only You Can Prevent Puppy Mills!" Please pledge to put an end to the cruelty of the commercial breeding industry. Tell your family and friends about puppy mills and let them know that buying puppies at a pet store is wrong.
With heartfelt sorrow, I know how important it is to stop puppy mills, because I am a puppy mill survivor. I spent nine years of my life cruelly caged at a puppy mill. NMDR rescued me and brought me to their kennel, Lily’s Haven, for much needed care, healing and love. I am now very happy and healthy.
Maybe one thing I don’t have in common with my good friend Smokey the Bear is that I am a girl! I am a beautiful 9YOF Pekingese. I am very friendly, social and get along great with everyone at the kennel. In the morning, I politely encourage the volunteers to hurry-up with my breakfast with a friendly bark. I just love breakfast time, the beauty of a new day, attention, a good ear scratching, kisses and the volunteers – not necessarily in that order. I love to run and play at the NMDR doggie park, and visit with all my human and doggie friends. I have lots of friends.
Even though I may have a boy name, NMDR tells me I am one gorgeous little girl. I am gentle, have the most cheerful personality, and I WAS ADOPTED TODAY. Thank you for reading my special story. I am going home now to run, play, and make my family laugh and remind them it is a beautiful day! I am not available for adoption anymore but I have more great news! All my canine friends at the kennel still need a home. So what are you waiting for? Hurry! Tell all my friends I said, “hello” and “I am home!” Oohh -- And remember to tell everyone that you know that purchasing dogs from pet stores is bad!