Dubai Dog Blog

K9 Friends is a non-profit volunteer organization based in Dubai, UAE that aids the abandoned and forgotten dogs in the UAE. Learn more about K9 friends by visiting our main website If you have an interest in volunteering, adopting or fostering a dog, or have any questions about the organization, please feel free to email us at or call us 04 347 4611.

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Give Adoption a Chance

Adopting a pet from a local animal shelter or rescue organization like K9 Friends is a most fulfilling experience. It is one of those stand-still moments that remains etched in your memory forever. That pleading get-me-out-of-here face you can't resist. And the feel-good emotions you wear out the door – after all, you just saved a life.

Let's face it, animal shelters aren't the most upbeat places in the world. When you leave, you wish you could take more animals with you.

Adopting a pet is most often consummated on emotion. Love at first sight. Your heart is ahead of your head, recognizing that shelter animals' time clocks tick for only a short time.


Anonymous Blair Sorrel said...

Greetings! Please see the international dog shock incidents on StreetZaps; please disseminate this vital public service to preclude more injuries or tragedies. Many thanks for all your commendable work and stay safe!



Just so you know, I confer with Con Edison's Stray Voltage and Public Affairs Units and contribute to Wet Nose Guide and New York Dog Chat.


Blair Sorrel, Founder

Contact voltage is a chronic hidden hazard that can readily victimize an unsuspecting dog, walker, or both. No dog lover could possibly observe a more horrifying scene than witnessing his beloved pet instantaneously maimed or tragically electrocuted. When you exercise your pooch, please exercise greater prudence. Common outdoor electrical and metal fixtures may shock or even kill your vulnerable dog. And depending upon the current, the walker will be bitten and like poor Aric Roman, suffer permanently. But you can, indeed, self-protect.

Just start to adopt this simple strategy — EYEBALL THE BLOCK, AND AVOID A SHOCK. Take a few seconds and make your trajectory toward generally safer, free standing, non-conductive surfaces, ie., plastic, wood, cardboard. Intuit your dog’s cues and if it’s resistant, change directions. Work site perimeters may be live so try to elude them. If necessary, switch sides of the street or your hands when leading to skirt hazards. If you traverse the same route, you may memorize locations of potential dangers. Carry your pooch when in doubt. Consider indoor restroom products like PottyPark when external conditions are chancy or RopeNGo’s hardware-free leash and harness. And don’t rely on dog booties as a palliative as they will actually put your pet ateven greater risk since the dog can’t tell you they’re leaking! To learn to more, please see StreetZaps. A safer walk is yours year round if you are willing to open to your eyes and mind to it.

May 25, 2011 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger Tamer said...

Hi, my name is tamer, my wife Irene and I are looking to adopt a lovely puppy and have come across your blog. We currently own an adorable Siamese cat who is a joy to have around. He would love the company and we are as keen as he is. I have been searching both online and in the local pet stores for our new pet, and I came across this blog. I congratulate you on your efforts and admire what you do and would love to contribute one way or another.


September 20, 2011 at 11:56 PM  

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