I’m typing very quietly because it’s still a sensitive subject for him.
Yesterday at Pet Wants, I was fortunate enough to meet the ladies who founded and run Project Blue Collar. PBC (as they like to say) is (and I’m quoting here) a global MOVEMENT to celebrate rescue dogs and unite the people who care about them.
Project Blue Collar sells a number of items promoting rescue babies, including (wait for it) a blue collar designed to spark conversation.
“Oh, what an interesting blue collar your dog has. What is it?”
“Thank you for noticing. It means this little guy is a rescue animal. We adopted him.”
Hopefully, the conversation is more interesting than that.
While there are over 10,000 different rescue groups in the U.S., there are millions of animals in shelters, many, many of whom are adoptable. Over 3 million animals are euthanized in shelters annually (yes—each year) and over 80% would have made wonderful pets.
Not you. You’re in college. You, study.
But for anyone even considering a new pet, please adopt one of these wonderful animals.
And maybe think about investing in a blue collar to help tell the story.