8.8.12 “In A Perfect World Every Dog Has A Home”

08 Aug

I stumbled upon this great animal pop artist, Dean Russo, on Facebook.  Not only is his work incredible but the messages that he adds are just so on the mark.  This piece, ” In a perfect world every dog has a home,” is such a wonderful battle cry. When I contacted DeanRussoArt, Megan told me that “amongst other ways he contributes to animal charities, Dean has a program of Affiliate Rescues that he closely works with and contributes to on a monthly basis since he has way too many requests to take on all of them.”  Check out his colorful creativity and brilliant imagination.

Did you know that according to Angie’s List (Baltimore Edition August 2012), “5 million companion animals enter animal control facilities nationwide every year, and more than 60 percent die there.” At times, it seems like such an overwhelming problem, but I know that so many people and organizations are doing such good work to try and stop the tidal wave.

What do we do about the homeless, the abandoned, the abused?  What can we do about the millions of dogs that are not properly taken care of, both pure breed and inter breed, that end up without someone loving them?  This breaks my heart.

I guess you can see why the DogDaz zoo has 5 cats and 2 dogs currently (down from our high of 11 animals).  I want to thank all the animal rescue organizations out there, all you tireless protectors, and voices for the voiceless.   Thank you MJ’s Sanctuary for Louise, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue for Sofie, Last Chance Animals Rescue through the PetSmart Charities for Noel, Constance Kitty, Nine, and Stella, and thank you to the Anne Arundel County SPCA for The Muffin Man.

I wish I could snap my fingers and give every animal a home (actually I wish I could do that for humans too) Please remember that even $1 makes a difference.  Really, it does.  Ok, I will get off my soup box now.  See what a picture like that can do to me.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on August 8, 2012 in Dogs


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24 responses to “8.8.12 “In A Perfect World Every Dog Has A Home”

  1. Magdalena VandenBerg

    August 8, 2012 at 01:26

    I love your blog – this one with Dean Russo Art is really touching

    • dogdaz

      August 8, 2012 at 23:55

      Thanks for loving us! We love doing it.

  2. jmgoyder

    August 8, 2012 at 01:27

    Wonderful post. It breaks my heart too – to think of the abused and abandoned animals – I can hardly bear to think of it.

    • dogdaz

      August 8, 2012 at 08:12

      Thanks – me too

  3. bumpyroadtobubba

    August 8, 2012 at 01:56

    Breaks my heart too! I was SO sure I was going to win the $50m lotto last week and was already planning all of the 4-legged friends whose lives I could make better. I’m sure if the lotto people knew of the good plans I had for the money, they would want me to have the winning ticket!!

    • dogdaz

      August 8, 2012 at 08:13

      What a wonderful use for the money – I hope you win!

  4. monicastangledweb

    August 8, 2012 at 08:44

    Here, here! It breaks my heart that this is not the case. So many live in shelters with the hope of belonging to someone. Kudos to you for what you do!

    • dogdaz

      August 8, 2012 at 08:58

      Thanks – Awareness is so important.

  5. Jodi Stone

    August 8, 2012 at 10:31

    I LOVE that picture and I LOVE that motto!! I hope with all of us, writing, posting and trying some day they will all have homes!! GREAT POST.

    • dogdaz

      August 8, 2012 at 10:47

      Thanks Jodi. We can hope. 🙂

  6. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    August 8, 2012 at 11:50

    Great post!

    You are so right, just one dollar, one moment of your time, anything at all is a help to these poor babies in need!

    • dogdaz

      August 8, 2012 at 12:37

      Thanks Misty Shores.

  7. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    August 8, 2012 at 14:46

    Absolutely stunning picture. Great blog. It is an overwhelming task, sometimes, but each animal we help, counts and that’s what keeps you going.

    • dogdaz

      August 8, 2012 at 16:05

      Thanks – I just bought his tshirt I liked the graphic so much. Every time we give to charity we are saving someone or something. If not us – who!

  8. hutchagoodlife

    August 8, 2012 at 20:05

    If every animal was safe and loved then that would be a perfect world. Most people don’t realise how common abandoned, abused or neglected guinea pigs are. In the UK a network of rescues put time and money into saving as many as they can with little or no recognition.


    • dogdaz

      August 9, 2012 at 08:56

      Yes – Here in the US we have many Guinea Pig rescues too. I think they are great.

  9. 2browndawgs

    August 8, 2012 at 21:25

    That is a great print.

  10. Georgia About

    August 9, 2012 at 02:23

    It is an inspirational picture – great message!

    • dogdaz

      August 9, 2012 at 21:23

      I like this artist very much.

  11. dogdaz

    August 9, 2012 at 08:56

    I just bought his t-shirt. Can’t wait until it comes.

  12. Jessica

    August 10, 2012 at 20:01

    Very beautifully said! When Jeremy and I went to our local rescue shelter to adopt Taylor, I felt this overwhelming need to take all of them home!! This is a great piece of art to bring awareness to the importance of adoption!

    • dogdaz

      August 10, 2012 at 20:39

      Glad you agree. It is special and so is Taylor

  13. yourchicagodogwalkers

    August 27, 2012 at 12:01

    Thanks for introducing us to Mr. Russo’s art. We love finding animal art. If you’re interested in seeing more pet-related artists, we recently wrote a post about several you might enjoy (

    • dogdaz

      August 27, 2012 at 20:02

      Hey thanks I will check out your post.

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