If you’d like to do some good and help a little furry friend have a better life, please read on. In this post, I am telling you how you can adopt a dog from a distance and showing you my adopted pup.
I started this blog to talk about topics close to my heart, and caring for our planet, nature, oceans, and animals is something I’m very passionate about.
I grew up around animals. When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time at my grandparent’s house in Sibiu, Romania. They had a beautiful garden, with lots of trees and vegetables – I will never forget the smell and the taste of those home-grown tomatoes. Chicken and ducks used to run around the garden, chased by a couple of cats (who always seemed to get pregnant and have even more cats to my grandparents’ despair) and 2 dogs.
Thinking back, I realize it was my grandma who taught me to have compassion for all animals, to be kind and gentle to them. She always used to take such good care of them.
Fast forward a couple of years (*ahem.. decades) later, here I am, living in a beautiful (but small) apartment in a quiet area of Amsterdam. I’d love to have a dog, but it doesn’t really work for us at the moment, since we are usually traveling quite a lot (at least until the pandemic hit).
Even though we can’t adopt a dog at the moment, I came across this great way to contribute and help an amazing organization by adopting one from a distance.
The organization is called Animal Life. They are doing an incredible job taking stray dogs and cats from the streets (unfortunately still a big issue in Romania) and finding a new home with caring parents.
Unfortunately, some doggos are too shy or have a “particular” personality (not getting along with other animals), which means they can’t be adopted. The good news is, this is where we can jump in, and adopt these dogs from a distance!
How to adopt a dog from a distance
It’s super easy: a small contribution every month, a couple of euros, can help feed them, pay for their vet appointments, and so on. All you have to do is go to their website, select the dog you’d like to adopt, and fill out the form with your contact details. Animal Life will contact you shortly to confirm that you’ve become a “distance parent” for your chosen dog, and that’s it.
The great part is that you will also receive regular videos from the Animal Life team so you can see your adopted doggy enjoying some cuddles or playing with his/her mates.
Meet Arnie! He is my adopted dog, who used to guard sheep but unfortunately got sick and one of his legs had to be amputated. As he can no longer perform his guard-dog duties, he now lives at the Animal Life shelter. Isn’t he a cutie?!
Animal Life has recently started expanding into caring for old farm animals as well.
I am truly impressed with this organization and so happy to support them. I chose them as they are doing so much good in the city I grew up in. So if you’d like to find out more and support them, check out their website: https://animallife.ro/en/
There are so many animals in need in the world who could use our help. And luckily a lot of good people wanting to help. No matter what organization you choose to support (whether you like to adopt a dog from a distance like me via Animal Life, or be it WWF) if you have the possibility, please do. Any small contribution can make a big difference for our little furry friends.
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