The day you adopt your dog, the “Gotcha Day” is always life changing, and Molly’s gotcha day was no different for me. March 25th is the anniversary of my “Gotcha Day” with Molly. That day, I didn’t just get a new family member, I found a best friend and soul mate. Molly is the inspiration for Grounds & Hounds and our mission to help rescue dogs everywhere.
Adopting a dog can change many lives for the better. You’re saving the life of the pup you rescue, while also making room in the shelter for another dog who needs a second chance.
But it’s not just about the pups you save. The benefits to your life are truly immeasurable. At the very least, you’ll get a companion that will love you unconditionally, and often so much more. For me, it was a best friend and a life changing catalyst. For others it might be emotional support, a sense of security, or something else entirely unexpected and wonderful.
So please foster and adopt if possible. And be sure to share with us your “Gotcha Day” stories to inspire others. Let’s empty the shelters while filling our homes with amazing dogs and our life with amazing stories.
The holiday season is a time for love, family, and comfort. Unfortunately, countless pups must spend the holidays alone in the shelter simply waiting for the perfect family to give them a second chance.
Three Percent. That is the survival rate of a shelter dog in Puerto Rico. It’s a grim fate for a “Sato,” the name commonly used to refer to homeless dogs in Puerto Rico and astonishingly, there are estimated to be as many as 500,000 of these Sato pups.
To help provide comfort and love to pups waiting to be saved, we're providing as many blankets as possible to our shelter partners coast to coast. For every blanket sold this season, we're donating a blanket to a rescue pup waiting on a forever family.