Just One Dog


Every quarter, bloggers unite to “Blog the Change for Animals,” by highlighting ways you can help animals without spending a dime. Blog the Change for Animals is asking all of us to help spread the word about Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescuea special online global event held on July 23, 2012 stressing the importance of dog adoption. From the BTC website, here is what you can do to help:


  • Blogging about a Dog Rescue related topic on July 23rd, 2012
  • Adopting a companion: http://theshelterpetproject.org/
  • Donating to a local dog rescue organization
  • Fostering a dog
  • Volunteering at a local shelter or rescue organization
  • Sharing this post across all forms of social media and encourage others to participate!

And in line with that theme, today I am writing about just one animal in need of an adoptive home, and his name is Simon. If you are already following my blog, you know that I’ve been spreading the word about Simon, a sweet dog I tried to adopt, since sometime in May.

But what you may not know is that Simon has been in foster care since he was only four months old, when his foster mom pulled him and his litter mates from a shelter in Joplin, Missouri…

Simon is now 2 years and 3 months old. That’s twenty five months in foster. TWENTY FIVE MONTHS. IN FOSTER.

Please don’t let Simon spend his life in foster care. While he is well cared for, he is also housed in a kennel situation with other dogs at his foster home. He’s not living with a family, sharing their bedroom at night, going for walks on the beach, or using his very bright mind other than finding creative ways to flip over his food dish. 

For blog the change, all I am asking is that everyone share Simon’s Story today – on Facebook, on your Blogs, on Twitter, and by E-mailing this post to your dog loving friends. You never know where his forever family might be hiding – so let’s use this great blogging community of ours to find them…and blog the change for just one dog today.

Click on any of the images above to view as a slide show. If you are interested in adopting Simon, please contact his foster mom, Camille, by email at: Catsamille@aol.com


Please check out these other great bloggers who are “blogging the change” for animals today:


37 Responses so far.

  1. FiveSibesMom says:

    We can all Be the Change for homeless pets, and it starts with one pet. Simon is a beauty and I hope he finds his loving family soon – he so deserves it!

  2. Pamela says:

    Great message that although the needs feel overwhelming, we can help just one dog at a time.

    I shared Simon’s story on Facebook. Hopefully some of my friends from Long Island will do the same. He sounds like a great boy who just needs the right family to come along.

    • Donna says:

      Thanks Pamela. Funny thing, I read on Rescued Insanity’s post today that Kristine did just that, finding a dog a home from a blog post. :-) Fingers crossed that Simon is next…

  3. dawn says:

    I shared Simon on Twitter and FB. Fingers crossed this handsome guy get his furver home soon!

  4. Kim Clune says:

    Donna, we’ll be sharing all participating BTC posts throughout the week and we’ll be so happy to get more eyes on Simon. What a sweetie.

    Thanks so much for Blogging the Change by spreading the word about the July 23rd dog rescue event. With folks like you promoting this special day, it’s sure to be a success for so many dogs!

    Kim Clune

  5. Savannah miller says:

    I really hope Simon finds a loving family! Great post :)

  6. Dogs N Pawz says:

    Thanks for sharing Spud’s info and I did the same for Simon! I hope they both find a forever home!

  7. Jodi says:

    I’ll share him Donna, I’m so surprised that he had been there so long, I wonder why? Normally puppies go fairly quickly.

    Poor sweet Simon, I hope he finds his forever home soon.

    • Donna says:

      I think part of the problem is that his foster mom is just one person, not a big rescue group, and she has little to no web presence. :-(

  8. Pup Fan says:

    Donna, what a great idea for today’s post! I’m sharing Simon’s Story on Twitter as we speak. :)


  9. Beth says:

    I hope Simon finds his forever home soon. I’ll share him as well. Be sure to update us when he is adopted :).

  10. Hello Donna and the Dogs!

    I am so glad you highlighted this fantastic upcoming event on ‘BtC4Animals’ blogging event yesterday. I am very excited to be taking part in it as well. My Mommy volunteers at shelters as a photographer, so we are hoping to help some more shelter pets finds their forever loving home. One good bit of news is that in just one week, two dogs she photographed got adopted this week! :)
    And thank you for sharing Simon’s story and photos. That breaks my heart for him, and for so many shelter or foster pets. He’s beautiful!
    Have a wonderful day!!
    Love, Pixel

    • Donna says:

      Wow – that is so nice of your mom to take photos to help shelter dogs find homes. It is amazing what a good photo can do, it was the first thing that caught my eye about our Meadow, and then of course her story too. Congrats on the good news – how awesome that two of her photographed dogs found homes this week! :-)

  11. Kristine says:

    It’s hard to understand why a beautiful and sweet boy like Simon would be in foster care for so long. Puppies usually get scooped up so quickly. Sadly, the older he gets, the more difficult it will be. Poor fellow. I hope the right person sees his picture and hears his story soon.

    • Donna says:

      Thanks Kristine…the story on your own blog, about the senior who found their home through your post, really gave me hope though. :-)

  12. Hey Simon,

    I’ve got my paws crossed for you buddy that you’ll find your forever home, you’re awesome and I’ve just tweeted in the hope we’ll get your message to the right family :)

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  13. Dogs N Pawz says:

    Hi Donna and the Dogs!

    We sure hope Simon finds a home and we are keeping our paws crossed for Spud too! Thanks for sharing about Spud. My mom says if there weren’t already four of us dogs (that is all the city of Edmond will allow in one home) that she would adopt Spud! Anyway, thanks for being so kind and my mom has passed an award on to you. You can find it here: http://dogsnpawz.com/inspiring-bloggers-and-sisterly-love.html

    Have a great day!

  14. Leslie says:

    Aww, poor sweet Simon. How has no one scooped him up already? He’s adorable! Thanks for sharing his story.

    A few days late but I’ll be sharing him around. Hope it helps and Simon finds his very own forever home very soon.

  15. What a fantastic idea. Of course, I am always blogging for the rescues but am delighted to hear that this initiative exists.

    • Donna says:

      Yeah, I try to write about rescue myself, but it will be great if even bloggers who don’t normally talk about the topic get involved with this event.

  16. Camille says:

    Will share this on all my social networks! I hope Simon finds his forever home. :)

  17. Dogs N Pawz says:

    Hope you don’t mind…I used Simon’s picture today on my post for Blog the Change. Sure hope he finds a forever home and hope you get good news back on Meadow :)

    • Donna says:

      Mind? Big THANK YOU! I didn’t want to since I already used him for the last one. Plus I promised a new retriever rescue that I would feature them today. Hopefully, at least, because they promised to get back to me by today with answers to a list of questions I had, and I haven’t heard anything yet. :-(
      I sent a polite reminder, but if I don’t hear back by early evening, I guess I might just have to put Simon up again. :-)

  18. Today we celebrate Bloggers Unite For Dog Rescue! Here is one dog that is just sport’in the cause … Rescues make great pets.

    Hope this encouraging word Simon finds his forever home.

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