Is Shelter a happy place for the animals? Not entirely…
Shelters provide a safe space for animals but is it the best place for animals? Well, if we talk about animals such as dogs, who are living in a shelter, they spend most of their time alone and don’t really have much to do. The life in a shelter is more stressful, frustrating and damaging than in a natural environment. Even some of the best shelters can be frightening and loud for dogs. Dogs tend to live a very depressive and sad life in shelters. Most of the dogs enjoy living with their owners in their houses, where their needs are being fulfilled and they are getting a happy and safe environment. On the other hand, shelter dogs have to spend a lot of time in those tiny cages and wait every day for some kind human to come and rescue them and take them along. But shelters also wish that these dogs get home and humans of their own, they try their best to get potential adopters who will adopt these cute dogs! This is what the Kitsap Humane Society in Washington is trying to do.
A volunteer from this shelter named Molly Clark used to take her pups for a ride. She tends to stop at a local Starbucks where she ordered a coffee for herself and a “puppuccino” for her four-legged companion. However, later on, she decided to create an official program for these special occasions and named it “Puppuccino Pals.” Cute, isn’t it?
Source – Instagram
Since then, every week the Kitsap Humane Society in Washington takes an adoptable pup to Bucklin Hills Starbucks to get them a special treat, a “Puppuccino” and a photo!
These photos are then posted on the official Instagram account, which brings joy to so many of the followers who end up adopting those doggos & the dogs also find their forever homes! This is a win-win situation.
Molly and all the other people at shelter genuinely care about the dogs and they want to make them feel better.
This opportunity also lets the dogs enjoy a natural environment and an enjoyable car ride!
“They love it! Molly only select dogs who will not be stressed by the experience”
“Staff and volunteers go to great lengths to ensure that each animal here at KHS receives individualized care and attention”
“Molly will bring Puppuccino’s back to the shelter to dogs who are unable to leave the shelter”
The Puppuccino Pals program started in April and it features dogs from Kitsap Humane Society, on Instagram. These dogs have their pictures uploaded on Instagram, and it’s nothing less than a treat to watch these mesmerizingly cute pictures!
“[We use] the adorable pictures of them lapping up yummy whipped cream to give them exposure on social media to potential adopters!”
The above picture is of Paka, who looks really happy and content with his Puppuccino!
The local Starbucks also plays its role in finding a new home for pups by putting up signs about adoption!
If you want to know more about Puppuccino program, you can visit their Instagram profile and also their official website! You can also donate money by visiting the official website!
I think this is a great initiative by Kitsap Humane Society, little gestures like this show us that good people still exist in this world! It also gives motivation to other people to do good. Something so small like this can also have a huge impact! Tell us about your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below!