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This is a photo essay about a dog named Whisky, who assists Shelter Me, Inc. in the cat rescue business. He was about 10 years old when we adopted him. Luckily, the Canine Express rescued him in Indiana and drove him all the way to Massachusetts. We can't be sure but we might have been his third or fourth owner. If you are thinking about adopting a rescue dog, all we can say is that taking ours home is one of the most gratifying things we have ever done. Saving unadoptable cats and placing them in barns ranks pretty high on that same list.
This Jack Russell Terrier is on his way to inspect an acclimation cage for a new barn cat.
If you can't adopt or are not ready to do it, consider fostering. All the rescue groups have fostering programs and welcome the help. It is a great way to get to know an animal and to teach your children how to care for pets.