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Column: A ‘rosy’ new yr starting for shelter canines at Pasadena Humane

(Left) Los Angeles School of Music scholar Ella Beyer adopted Georgie from Pasadena Humane final month. Ella penned the theme tune for our 2024 Rose Parade float, “Feed the Love,” sponsored by Hill’s Pet Vitamin. (Proper) Georgie (proper) at residence along with her new canine sibling, Bodie.

One of the vital rewarding issues about Pasadena Humane’s participation within the Rose Parade is that we developed so many new relationships which have resulted in elevated adoptions.

For the reason that parade, we have now had an enormous uptick in animals discovering new properties, together with Lua, the adoptable canine featured on our float.

Adoptions sometimes decelerate in January, fairly than growing, so we’re thrilled!

We had adoptions main as much as the parade, too, together with Moonpie who was adopted by Alex McNulty, the Event of Roses’ supervisor of member companies. Alex fell in love with Moonpie after we took a number of pups to the Event Home for Rose Courtroom tryouts in September.

Additionally, simply days earlier than the parade, Gretchen, now Georgie, was adopted by Ella Beyer. Ella is the gifted younger Los Angeles School of Music scholar who penned the theme tune “Feed the Love” for our 2024 Rose Parade float.

The tune’s official debut was particularly memorable for me, because it befell on the shelter for an viewers of canine music aficionados.

In preparation for the Rose Parade, our shelter pups walked in their very own parade. The canines, carrying rose-adorned collars, strutted throughout our play yard to the tune of Ella taking part in “Feed the Love.”

On the finish of the route, they loved a kibble “float” courtesy of our float sponsor, Hill’s Pet Vitamin.

Ella’s mother and father, Deborah and Dave, attended the occasion, with Dave becoming a member of in on percussion.

I discovered that Ella’s mother and father are longtime canine adopters and so they love massive canines, particularly chows.

Ella shared that she was contemplating adopting a canine of her personal. She had misplaced her childhood canine a yr earlier, and the household was lastly able to carry residence a brand new pup.

After her canine live performance, Ella met with a couple of canines out there for adoption however didn’t discover “the one.”

A couple of days later when she returned to the shelter to satisfy with an adoption counselor, Ella noticed an enormous, fluffy shepherd combine working across the play yard. She requested to satisfy her and the remaining is historical past.

“We determined to undertake Georgie due to how fun-loving she is,” Ella tells us. “We knew she was lastly the lacking piece to make our household full.”

Since becoming a member of Ella and her mother and father, Georgie has made herself proper at residence. Regardless of being 5-years-old, she performs like a pet. She brings pleasure and laughter to the home and plenty of foolish antics.

“When Georgie runs, she prances like a deer. It’s so cute. She additionally loves sitting in my lap although she is 55-pounds!” describes Ella.

Of their brief time collectively, Georgie has had a really constructive influence on Ella’s life. The younger songwriter went by means of a foul breakup final yr and was consumed by ideas of the previous.

“Georgie actually helps my psychological well being within the sense that after I’m round her, I’m solely within the current second,” shares Ella. “She jogs my memory to concentrate on now!”

Georgie has additionally gained a brand new doggie sibling, Bodie, the Beyer’s calm, chow chow/lab combine. After a gradual introduction between the 2 canines, they’re now the perfect of buddies.

“Bodie helps Georgie settle down when she has an excessive amount of vitality. They’re identical to salt and pepper — full opposites however complement one another so properly.”

Our “Feed the Love” float and tune sought to lift consciousness about pet homelessness whereas celebrating the connection between folks and their pets and inspiring pet adoption.

When Ella adopted one in all our superb massive canines, it was certainly a full circle second for me.

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Dia DuVernet is president and CEO of Pasadena Humane.

This weblog publish initially appeared as a column within the Pasadena Star-Information on January 19, 2024.

Autor Dia DuVernet


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