Each year, thousands of dogs are abandoned by their owners. Many people don’t realize that owning a pet is a lifetime responsibility. And many pets, especially dogs, are abandoned through mismatched expectations of their owners. Circumstances in life will always change. People marry, divorce, move to a different city or country and children move away from home. But it doesn’t mean that the family pet should be left behind. Coming from a home, the environment of a shelter can be shocking to a once-loved pet. Wags + Whiskers is not a rescue organization. It’s a place to help humans understand why they need to be responsible for our pets and to persuade every pet owner not to abandon the family pet. Your pet needs your love and care. Think about the consequences before you act!