As you all know I was abandoned by my mother. Right after I was born I was sent to an animal rescue center. It was a very scary place because I got bullied quite a lot by the other dogs. But even though I was a bit scared, I was very happy that the lovely lady who raised me took me in. Otherwise I could have ended up on the street! Other than me, most of the dogs who lived at the animal rescue came in when they were already adults. Sadly there are a lot of people who discover that, once their lovely puppy turns into a full gown dog, it takes a lot more time and effort to properly take care of the animal. The end result being they throw them out of the house! The lady who raised me took care of those dogs and other animals who for whatever reason end up without a home. However it is not easy to take care of the many animals they come in, and shelters often have limited resources. Therefore they can always use the help of volunteers for cleaning out the pens or giving the animals some extra attention. If you do not have any free time available or do not live near a rescue centre, consider making a donation to your local shelter, you can find your nearest one on this great website with information about animal rescue. I find there is nothing more rewarding than helping out those in need.