A Bit About Us
From Founder, Holly Chasin
When I started Little Pink Shelter back in 2008, my mission was to help shelter dogs win their fight for a second chance at life: as a breast cancer survivor, I knew all too well the sweetness of that victory. Since founding the Little Pink Shelter, I have cultivated a strong relationship with just two places in Arkansas whom I trust, and together we have placed almost 4,000 dogs and puppies into loving homes. Little Pink Shelter is considered more of a "boutique" rescue, focusing solely on making an adoption successful.
Why Southern Dogs?
Unfortunately, the South is about 50+ years behind us
regarding spaying and neutering their pets. Leash and
licensing laws either do not exist or are not enforced,
and very few owners spay or neuter their pets resulting in a constant stream of unwanted litters unmanageable for their shelter system. Conversely, decades of spay/neuter awareness in the Northeast, coupled with enforced leash and licensing laws has controlled overpopulation here, which leaves us
with a lack of locally available family dogs.
Most southern shelters immediately euthanize owner-surrendered dogs, many of whom are healthy and well-trained. Strays brought in by animal control, many of them abandoned family pets, remain unclaimed and are euthanized in a matter of days. Our goal is to identify those wonderful loving dogs and change their luck forever.
Understanding Pet Store Doublespeak
Before you consider buying a puppy from a pet store,
about “Pet Store Doublespeak”
The rescue process can be frustrating and exhausting,
but in the end it is truly worth it. Please don’t let the
challenges tempt you into buying a puppy at a pet store.
There is no such thing as “rescuing” from a pet store.
Every pet store that sells puppies gets them from puppy mills,
plain and simple.
No reputable breeder would sell their puppies
just to be resold at a pet store.
Pet stores have been designed to manipulate customers’ emotions by putting the puppies in cramped crates
and starving them of attention so that they “perform”
when people come in to look at them.
It’s all part of the intention and cruelty of the industry.
And this is just scratching the surface.