Tuesday, June 19, 2012

adopt a best friend, this saturday!


 
Miku is posing with a pair of my favorite Seychelles shoes in honor of Lord & Taylor's Perfect Pairs Pet Adoption Day! This Saturday, June 23rd from 1PM-5PM, Lord & Taylor will be hosting rescued pets who are available for adoption. I'm hoping that all of the animals will find loving new homes! Read more about the adoption event and its participants here. Please spread the word and get these animals adopted! Remember, it's in all of their stores - not just NYC!

If you're a longtime reader, you probably already know the stories behind my animal friends. People ask me all the time who Miku's breeder was, but not only is she a mutt, like her mama - she's adopted! Here's the story behind my four fur babies: I adopted Miku from one of Tessa's schoolmates (when she was in elementary school), Kitty Boos was a flea-bitten, roughed up stray kitten found near my mom's ranch, and Vester and Lacy (biological siblings) were part of a litter who were dumped on the side of a road. All my life, we have always adopted or rescued animals. There are so many homeless animals in need of a loving family!

My sister's dog, Axle (the giant dog who frequents my instagram) was scheduled to be put to sleep the very day my sister found him. He is about as perfect as a dog can get: gentle, loving, smart, and well behaved. No one can ever believe that he was going to be put down! Her cat, Pinky, was also adopted from the pound - he was a very sick little kitten with a broken tail, and without pads on his feet. Knowing no one else in their right mind would adopt him, we took him home and doctored him up. Noticing a pattern, here? And if you think you can't get a purebred at a shelter, you're wrong. My childhood buddy Teddy, the best Golden Retriever who ever lived, was proof of that.
 
I hope that all of you animal lovers will consider adopting when you are ready to introduce a furry friend into your home. And if you're ready now, please stop by Lord & Taylor this Saturday. You just might meet your match!





42 comments:

  1. its geat that you write about this, because there are a lot of animals outside they need a new home.
    when i have the space next year i will adopting Cats :)

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  2. The picture is pretty cute! ♥

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  3. Love this post! It's so true that the best of pets can come from odd situations/shelters. My family always rescued animals too...when we lived in the country we found animals dumped in boxes all around our home. So tragic. And my dog now (Penny Lane) the best dog EVER was dumped at a yard sale I was throwing. The lady was having the puppies (all 7) and both parents taken to the pound so we took all of them instead. I kept Penny and we found homes for all the rest. Poor thing was a mess when I got her but amazing now. Good post :)

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  4. wow...i didn't know this adoption story of yours. Is really amazing how you actually aware of this issue. Kind like sad when ppl just throw away their pet. sigh
    3lin

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  5. I love this post. We got out cat from a rescue centre. His owners had been on Jeremy Kyle (a uk programme a bit like Jerry springer), had apparently been very violent and had left him in a house on his own for a week at a time so the house looked lived in so they could claim benefits (we have a very generous benefit system here where if people earn under a certain threshold they get money from the government but if they live with someone else that money gets reduced. My cats owners were pretending to live apart).. He's the sweetest most loving car I have ever known and he craves attention. X

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  6. I'm so glad there's people like you out there, Keiko. I adopted both of my kitties too, I can't imagine life without them now x

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  7. I can't pass up a stray. I've brought home animals many times.

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  8. I was to adopt a kitty so bad but my boyfriend would kill me but I have a secret plan to get my parents to adopt two pups so I think that evens it out!

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  9. Very sweet post - thanks Keiko.
    Hope all the little guys find loving families.

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  10. What a lovely idea--shame I'm not in the US :( x

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  11. oh such a gorgeous pair of shoes!
    and your dog is super cute (:

    I wish i could adopt a dog too!

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  12. This is really fantastic...I have adopted all my fuzzy friends and wouldn't do it any other way. You're animals are adorable and I think it's really great that you are supporting this!

    Diana
    Unusuallylovely.squarespace.com

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  13. it is an adorable pair of shoes...so does your dog
    x
    cammi
    http://www.cammilicious.com

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  14. Um monocromatico muito fofo
    Visite o meu blog www.tucafashion.blogspot.com

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  15. And how is the cat now? I've adopted many cats in my life. The actual, Bijou, was a baby orfan living in a parking, starving to death, and now is gorgeous!

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  16. Aww! I can't wait until I'm done with grad school and stop moving around all the time so I can adopt a kitty or three!

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  17. axle's little face looks so much like my mailey and omar. they were both adopted and some sort of pit mix. its soooo sad to see all the pit faces at our local animal shelter. i wish i could take them all home with me :(

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  18. When Rhett and I get ready for a dog, we'll definitely be adopting! My childhood dog was a mutt and he was the best ever :)

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  19. This post made my day! I have two rescues (yorkiepoo and a cat) and they are the best. As a vegan activist, I get so many notices for pets on "death row" who are scheduled to be put down not for their behavior, but due to overcrowding at shelters!

    Thank you so much for bringing this issue to your reader's attention, it'll go a long way in creating awareness of such an under the radar problem.

    XO- Corrie @ Brooklyn Bliss

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  20. Love the post!
    Great blog!
    Im your new follower on bloglovin!
    Xox
    Borka

    http://chicfashionworld.blogspot.com/

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  21. You have so beautiful blog and you are my exemplar! :) I want your beauty! :*
    Kisses ;*

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  22. I so have been wanting to adopt another pet! My kitten that I rescued is staying with my parents since I moved and they are so much in love with her they won't give her back! hah. Wish I could be there to give a home to a loving animal

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  23. If I was in the city, I totally would. I'm looking at rescue dogs right now. Thanks for doing this post <3 It's great when bloggers who have a lot of readers use the space to bring attention to issues like these. I used to work in a pet clinic that did weekend spay and neuter clinics for low prices to help cut down the population of unwanted pets. From the beginning of this year, they've already fixed several thousand animals.

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  24. all of our pets have been adopted. 1 was left in the desert, 1 was adopted and then returned before we got him, 1 was just abandoned at the shelter. they are the best dogs and i'm pretty sure they adopted us, not the other way around.

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  25. Keiko, I just wanted to say how much I appreciate you writing this post. It is so important to get the word out about adoption and all the wonderful animals out there in need of a home. Thank you for being so caring and thoughtful.

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  26. Miriam: Pinky (my sister's cat) is doing great. He's very healthy and loved by all. I want to steal him!

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  27. isleofbooks: It's at all Lord & Taylor stores, so if you have one nearby you, stop in.

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  28. Love to see posts like this :) If I was in the States, I'd totally participate!

    xo,
    Lela
    Enter to WIN my Vintage Tea Party giveaway!

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  29. This picture is so sweet <3

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  30. those shoes are the bombshit, dude.

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  31. Keiko, I love that about you. You have strong beliefs and truly stick to them! I love animals too. We've adopted quite a few pets in my lifetime as well and have loved every single one. The next pet (next to Hachi) will also be adopted.

    Also, I did get the gentle leader like you had posted about many moons ago... and he hates it :( Any tips on how to get your pet better acquainted with it?

    <3, your not so lurkerish reader

    kat
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

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  32. I wish so very much that I could adopt a pet friend!! If only my husband weren't allergic!
    x
    www.iloveublank.blogspot.com

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  33. I'm so so glad you posted this! Our shelters are full of animals waiting to be loved and cared for. Adopting is always the way to go!!

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  34. I'm so glad that people adopt, it really helps out so many animals :)

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  35. Good for you! I've always grown up with animals, and they've always been dogs that my parents got from breeders, and to this day I'm still trying to get them to consider adoption. In addition to finding purebreds at animal shelters, there are also rescue organizations devoted to specific breeds, so if you have designs on one breed in particular, you can still adopt a little friend in need. I'm hoping that when my parents meet Bruce - our sweet, goofy, knuckleheaded, hilarious, Australian Cattle Dog mix that we got from a rescue organization - they'll see what wonderful animals you can get away from breeders!

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  36. It's so wonderful to see you posting this and bringing it to people's attentions more. It's really such a shame that so many GOOD pets lay waiting for families that will sadly never come. One of the cats we have is a rescue, and 99% of the dogs my family has ever had have been rescues.

    Right now we have a pit bull-mix pup (not a rescue - but the son of my husband's old dog). I hate that this breed has such a terrible reputation. Every pit I've met has been the biggest baby and they're all so loving.

    Sadly, all of the shelters around in my area (DC) are FULL of pits. Mostly because of stupid breed restrictions... If we owned our house and had a bigger yard, I'd rescue at least 5 of them. It's so terrible.

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  37. This post makes me very happy. Thank you for bringing awareness about this.


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  38. What kind of breed is Miku?? So cute!! :)

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  39. Thanks for positing about this event! My friend had been wanting to adopt a dog for a while. I told her about the event (Manhattan location), we went, and about 1hr later she left with an adorable new pup! He'll definitely be my dog's best friend. We're super excited about our new furry buddy. Thanks so much!

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  40. That a super cute shot!

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