Wagging Green’s Love Dog Design celebrates and represents responsible pet ownership.
There are many, many positive effects that can be directly attributed to pet ownership. Among them are better fitness and health, less stress, and an emphasis on nurturing behavior. We care for our pets. They help guard us, they help out with hunting, they proudly compete, they provide service, and they become our true companions. We choose our pets for a wide variety of reasons, and we intend to offer our pets a good home and a better life. Pet ownership has become such a natural part of our lives. Today, more than 60% of U.S. households are home to one or more pets. We share our environment with our pets, and for the most part, we act as responsible pet owners.
Unfortunately however, pet abandonment and abuse has grown and that has created a predominantly negative effect, primarily because too many people have underestimated the true responsibilities involved with pet ownership. We humans move about the country, our time commitments and / or financial priorities change, and we live our lives in an uncertain world. At the same time, our pets grow uncontrollably, they make noise, they don’t always do what we expect or want, they don’t always get along well with others, and sometimes they get sick and / or need medical attention. These complexities are among the top abandonment reasons cited by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (www.sawanetwork.org). Simply stated, pet ownership isn’t something that can be taken lightly.
Wagging Green chooses to promote Love Dog products in January because, too often, the holiday magic wears off. Pet abandonment is a serious issue in America. According to the ASPCA, 5 to 7 million animals enter shelters every year, and 3 to 4 million of those pets are euthanized. Responsible pet ownership requires an on-going commitment, non-emotional decisions, and sometimes, some help. If owners who elect to relinquish or abandon their pets could be reduced by 30%, the burden on welfare shelters would be dramatically reduced. Responsible pet ownership begins with education. A pet, an owner’s lifestyle, and the environment should all be aligned. We encourage pet owners to seek compatibility and understanding through various sources such as the ASPCA, the AVMA, the Humane Society, and the SAWA.
Our Love Dog products are designed to reflect responsible pet ownership; don’t let the magic wear off in 2018!