In researching ways to prevent some pets from being turned in to a shelter, I discovered a great way to deal with this problem, a more sensible and humane method for treating the animals in question.  There is a website called “Get Your Pet” ( which allows an owner who needs to give up their pet to post a picture and description of their pet to attempt to re-home it while it remains in their loving care.

I tried a search to adopt a pet and found a great selection to choose from within 50 miles of my zip code. The tech is impressive.

As the website states the direct-adopt method has these benefits:

Adopters meet and learn about pets from the Guardians (owners) who know them best.

Guardians keep their pets out of the shelter. By rehoming a dog or cat, they can find them loving, new homes.

Pets go directly from one loving home to another. Pet adoption with less stress. Less chance of illness or death.

Local Veterinarians examine pets at no extra charge as a part of the pet adoption.

Shelters can focus limited resources on strays and abused animals. More available kennel space means fewer animals euthanized.

I hope more people who need to give up their pet discover this website and try this first.  Pass the word!

Next post I will provide an update on my music video progress for the “My Second Chance” Project. Last week I attended an online seminar for musicians. My hope was to pick up some tips on marketing the music video to make the campaign more effective. It was a pleasant surprise to see the quality of the presenters.  Among them was Rick Barker, who managed Taylor Swift earlier in her career.  He knew so much and was so generous with his knowledge, I was very impressed.

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