Same Pet, Different Owner

People often question me when they find out that Joey can’t have babies anymore. They tell me “sayang naman!” and though I agree that Joey would make beautiful babies, I can’t bring myself to be the cause of so much suffering in other dogs.

Joey having babies = other dogs suffering may seem far-fetched but I’ll explain why. I never thought I was ready to have a dog of my own but my sister got me Joey as a gift. You know you’re not supposed to give dogs as gifts right?! The long and short of it is that I babysat Maxx’s dog Charlie for a week and when she took her back I couldn’t help but cry because I had gotten attached to Char-Char. It happened to be our birthday week so being the generous albeit crazy impulsive person she is, she got me a black ball of fur to call my own. It was overwhelming at first, it was like an unexpected teen pregnancy! Haha! I had to make choices and adjust my lifestyle because having a dog is not a joke especially if you don’t have help to clean up after them. My point is that Joey is lucky to have gone to me because I actually did my research and did everything a puppy mama is supposed to do.

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I spayed my Joey Bear at 5 months mostly because it was better for her health, partly because I can’t afford to have more than one dog and I definitely don’t want to sell/give away her babies. By not giving birth, Joey is ¬†giving those helpless pets in shelters all over the Philippines more chance for adoption¬†!

I’m so proud of CARA Philippines for coming out with this new campaign to show what a difference a loving owner makes in a pet. I cried looking at these pictures.

CARAPHIL-Walker CARAPHIL-Tally CARAPHIL-Monet CARAPHIL-Fulgoso CARAPHIL-DawsonCARA Philippines rescues pets (mostly cats and dogs) that are maltreated or neglected and help them find a new home.

Here’s one last picture of happy Joey giving me her “pet frog” as an offering

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If you are looking for a pet of your own, please do consider adopting a rescue animal. Go to caraphil.org for more details.

P.S. I just checked out their website and grabe heart-wrenching ang photos and stories ng pets!!! I just sponsored this dog named Skyflakes for a whole year. You can also sponsor the other pets if you want to help but have no time (or patience) to actually take care of them. You will be sent updates on the pets you sponsor via e-mail. Please spread the word!!

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18 Responses to Same Pet, Different Owner

  1. Carina says:

    Yay, I love this post! CARA is so great, they have so many outlets of help aside from nursing abused animals back into health. I’d love to get a rescued pit bull if I get my own place na. Hi Joey!

  2. Gigi says:

    Nag adopt na rin kami ng dog , 2months old:) sana makahanap sila ng tunay na mag aaruga sakanila, hindi yung aalagaan at pagdating ng panahon ay kinakatay:(

  3. Chriszen Joy J Villanueva says:

    Hi Saab, Would like to ask kung how much ang pag adopt ng dog sa CARA?

  4. Cams says:

    Hi Saab! I got similar reactions when I opted to neuter my dog recently. It’s unusual here but it’s actually routine in the States to neuter pets, especially if you don’t want to breed them. My dog is healthier and less aggressive (a boy) since we castrated him, but a lot of people seem really shocked when I tell them what I did. They think it emasculates the dog but it is healthier for them.

    My girl has also been spayed although not by choice. I wasn’t very informed back when I got them first nearly 10 years ago, and she developed Pyometra because she never got pregnant. If I’m not a very observant pup mommy she would’ve died! I’m glad you spayed Joey. I know how hard it is to give away puppies if you’re not absolutely sure that they will go to good homes, and the truth is a lot of Filipinos are very ignorant re: pet care.

    • Saab says:

      Hi Cams!

      Thank you so much for sharing this. Glad to know you are also for neutering pets!! Keep educating others when you can!:) And Joey says hello to your doggies!

  5. Hi Saab!

    Joey is so cute! :) By the way, my boyfriend gave me a cute
    pomeranian teacup yesterday for my birthday

  6. I was a bit worried cause di sya kumakaen. I mean

  7. I mean yung milk lang sa dog food ang kinakaen

    • Saab says:

      Milk? I hope it’s not human milk ha! Pls bring her to the vet right away for vaccination and to ask for tips on how to bring her up. He/She will give you a schedule for all her shots and teach you how to portion your dog’s food.

  8. Maybe namamahay pa sya. I was like worried

  9. First time ko kasi. Sorry for many posts, my phone’s a bit crazy. Can you give me some advice. :) Thanks! :)

  10. Marynelle says:

    Hi Saab,

    Just wanna know if human’s milk is really bad for baby dog? :)
    sorry if sayo pa ko nagtatanung huh?

    • Saab says:

      Yes for dogs of any age, you shouldn’t give them human milk.

      • Marynelle says:

        breeder told me that Alaska or Bear brand is ok for puppies, but now i know.

        thank you for accommodating my query.
        you’re such a pretty girl po talaga. again thank you.

        hope to see you po. :)

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