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Adopt Don’t Shop for Your Next Pet

Adopt Don’t Shop for Your Next Pet
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2016 by [email protected]

We’re just over a month into Q3 and our charity focus has been kicking into high gear! The charities of choice we have been supporting include two main organizations that help furry friends live better lives.

These organizations, AHeinz 57 Pet Rescue in Des Moines and Freedom Service Dogs in Denver are making a huge difference, not only in the office but in some of our employees’ homes.

Julie Daly, a Businessolver SRM shares her story in an effort to help those looking for furry companions to “adopt don’t shop”:


“Meet Bailey. She is approximately 12 years old – we think. I rescued her and there was no paperwork on her prior to that. She is part Pitbull, part American Bulldog and part something else. She is the sweetest, kindest, cutest, most loving dog I’ve ever met.

She had a rough start in life. She was found by police on the streets of a really bad area and had been severely beaten, starved, and left for dead on the side of the road. She made a full recovery, but spent almost 4 years in a shelter and approx. 5 years after that in foster care. The night I rescued her, I saw a post on Facebook about her. The post was asking for someone to help and intervene because she was on her way to a kill shelter. None of the no-kill shelters had space for ‘another Pitbull’. I saw that sweet face and knew instantly that I had to do something, so I reached out. A half hour later, they were on my doorstep. She’s been my baby every moment of every day ever since.

The best advice I can give is adopt don’t shop. Bailey is my first rescue dog. There are so many amazing, loving dogs out there that need a good home. I can guarantee if you give a rescue a chance, you’ll never buy a dog from a breeder or pet store again. I truly believe that rescues ‘get it’. On some level, they know. I have no doubt that Bailey knew exactly where she was going (to a kill shelter) the night that I rescued her. I know how grateful she was and I love when other people tell me that they can tell she’s grateful.”

Unfortunately, Bailey recently lost her life to cancer. The entire Businessolver family gives Julie our deepest sympathies as we know the large role Bailey played in her life. We are happy to honor their speical relationship with this post and hope it helps other dog lovers to think twice before shopping for a pet.