Landing in a shelter is rarely a good thing if you're a dog. If you're in an overcrowded California rural shelter with no resources and less foot traffic, your prospects are pretty bleak.
Luckily, though, there's help on the way from Waggin' Trails Rescue, which works with many partner rescues to get these overlooked dogs safely into foster care and address any medical issues that exist. Then, thanks to dedicated volunteer transport driver Lee Kinsel, the dogs then head to rescue groups in out-of-state areas where the once-ignored pooches are in high demand.
That's how Carl went from a grim future to a happy home in Canada, where Calgary-based Pawsitive Match took him in. His adopters couldn't be happier, reporting, "Carl is doing great. He quickly adapted to our home and he seems very happy, as are we to have him in our lives now. Carl has lots of energy and loves going on walks with us (and we love that he forces us to be active every day). He loves cuddling with his mom and dad and we couldn't imagine life without him now!"
Waggin' Trails has also started to attend meetings of the Huntington Beach City Council each month to present an adoptable dog from the Orange County Humane Society and explain the importance of rescuing shelter dogs. So far, every single dog they've presented has found a great home!
Photo: Carl - Waggin' Trails Rescue Foundation