This Letter Is On Behalf Of Any Dog That’s Ever Been Dumped

Unfortunately, there are countless heartbreaking stories of dogs who get “dumped” at shelters for the craziest reasons. We dog lovers know that these incredibly sensitive animals do not deserve to be thrown out like garbage. When we get a dog, it’s a commitment we should be making for the entirety of their lives.


An anonymous poet penned this beautiful letter, describing in heartfelt simplicity the sense of abandonment that too many dogs are forced to feel when they are selfishly surrendered. Then, there’s the hope and gratitude that they experience when they are adopted into loving, caring homes.

I adopted your dog today
The one you left at the pound
The one you had for seven years
and no longer wanted around.

I adopted your dog today
Do you know he’s lost weight?
Do you know he’s scared and depressed
and has lost all faith?

I adopted your dog today.
he had fleas and a cold,
but don’t worry none.
You’ve unburdened your load.

I adopted your dog today.
Were you having a baby or moving away?
Did you suddenly develop allergies or was there no reason he couldn’t stay?

I adopted your dog today.
he doesn’t play or eat much
He’s very depressed, but
he will learn again to trust.

I adopted your dog today.
And here he will stay.
He’s found his forever home
and a warm bed on which to lay.

I adopted your dog today.
And I will give him all that he could need.
Patience, love, security, and understanding.
Hopefully he will forget your selfish deed.

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