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Why Five Dogs????
January 2006

The questions I've been asked more than once is "Why do have so many dogs?" and Why would you so many dogs?'

Well, it's not really a matter of my wants as much as their needs... but I will not deny that I sure do have fun with them and enjoy their company. 

How many is too many? I know my personal capacity... I'm not going to turn up in the news with 37 dogs and house that's a health hazard. For me, the top end is six. I have five, and keep a slot open for a 

friend who sometimes has to be hospitalized. For some one is enough, many people have two. I believe that three is a good number from the dog's perspective, as "pack behavior" that is instinctual to all dogs requires, obviously, a pack!

There are literally thousands of older dogs..... good dogs, well behaved, well mannered, HOUSEBROKEN dogs who are dumped at shelters... if they are lucky... or dumped off at the side of the road if they are not... who need homes. These are GOOD dogs, who really want nothing more than a good home and a human to be their "pack leader".... a person or a family to be a part of and to love.

My ballpark estimate is that it probably costs anywhere from $700 to $1300 a year to care for a dog, with veterinarian bills and such figured in. What you get back from the dog is worth far, far much.

They will make you exercise, make you be responsible, and keep you close to home. They will try your patience... and teach you patience.  

The West Jersey Animal Shelter in Pennsauken NJ closed in January of 2006. The other shelters in the area are at full capacity..... far too many dogs are being put down...especially the older ones, who are considered less adoptable.

On the REAL tip.... while an older dog may not be with you as long, and may cost a bit more to take care of because of medical expense... he is a FAR GREATER value than the younger dog if you have a busy life style. 

I live alone and work full time. There is no way I could responsibly raise a puppy, who needs much time to be trained and socialized. The four older dogs I've adopted pretty much knew everything they had to know when I got them. 

I urge you to visit Petfinder.com, find an older dog that will fit in your life.... perform random act of kindness and a senseless act of beauty..... adopt an older dog.

Phil Cohen
Camden NJ
January 22, 2006

January 6, 2006
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Bart dreams about food

Dominic:

Look what I got for Christmas!!

A WARM Winter Day
January 21, 2006
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Yogi:
After I drank the coffee, this think grew out of my head. What did you call me.... 
a Chia dog????
Oooh, that'll cost ya, big time

Bart on the move

Dominic: 
I hope the little dog in the blue jacket is what Bart is looking at...

Bart:
Hey Yogi.... wait up! 
Help me find my contact lens...

Fats:
On me, this looks good....

Fats:
You see, I have the power to control human behavior. 
Livia holding Buddy

Buddy:
When Fats does that,
he looks so smart.
 Why is that? I don't get it...

 

Bart and Yogi

Ready, Set, Go!

Yogi:
Big deal, his legs are longer
Gigi:
OK, big boys... I got the ball. Now try and catch me!
Gigi:
I don't know if I want to play with this.... I don't know where it's been....

Yogi:
I do know, 
and it's not going in my mouth...

Buddy, Yogi, & Fats
Bart:
Hey Fellas, listen to me sing!
Buddy:
I don't know about his singing, but I smell something

Yogi:
You think Phil has a biscuit?

Fats:
I don't care

Gigi:
Even if you blow in my ear Dominic, your are STILL going to have to chase me!!

 

I don't care is she is a girl. 
I'm neutered
Lucky and Lilly: Lap Dogs
Dominic and friends.

Lucky is at the far right

Dominic and friends.

Lily is in the backgroundly 

Dominic and friends.

Lily is in the background

Let me take a breather
Dominic and a friend
Dominic and a friend
Dominic and a friend
Dominic:

Hey! That's MY squeaky ball!

I liked the way this photo came out so much I've posted 3 versions here- PMC

Dominic:

Hey! That's MY squeaky ball!

Dominic:

Hey! That's MY squeaky ball!

Dominic:
Keep the ball,
I think she has a biscuit
Dominic and friends.
Two Dogs.
One Squeaky Ball.
Two Dogs.
One Squeaky Ball.
Dominic and friends.
Dominic and friends.
Bart:
What?
I wasn't DOING anything!
Bart:
I was just THINKING about it!
Dominic:
Mud? What mud?? Tell your human to bring you in

BoBo' s Story

Say Hello to Godzilla & Choppy

These two high energy individuals own a very nice human named Jodi Spector, who is affiliated with American Bulldog Rescue in Newtown PA. 

Thank you for visiting this page. If you have room in your house and your heart for an older dog... or cat, consider adopting one. If adoption isn't practical, please support you local animal shelter.

Phil Cohen.

LINKS

Petfinder.com

Please Support Camden County's Newest Animal Shelter

Almost Home Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
9140C Pennsauken Highway
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Phone: (856) 663-3058
almosthomeshelter@comcast.net 

Burlington County Animal Alliance

West Jersey Volunteers for Animals - West Jersey Animal Shelter

The Animal Orphanage

Animal Sanctuary Society Inc.
Animal Adoption Center
Camden County Animal Shelter
Burlington County Animal Shelter
Gloucester County Animal Shelter
Small Dog Rescue
Compassion for Camden

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