Tim GorskiPoetry and Art By Tim Gorski from All-Creatures.org

Too Many Puppies

Companion animals are a gift, not a toy
A source of love that's bound to bring joy
Their presence lifts us up each day
And in our hearts, they'll always stay

But sadly, there are those who breed
For profit's sake, their souls to bleed
Puppy mills and breeders all around
Exacerbate the problem, far and profound

Their greed and carelessness take their toll
Too many abandoned, left to the cold
Unwanted animals with nowhere to go
Their fate, you see, is one we all know

As guardians, it's up to us
To choose the right path, without fuss
Adopt, don't shop, is what we say
To give these souls a chance to play

In shelters, they await their fate
A home, a friend, a love so great
They long for nothing but your touch
And in your care, they'll thrive so much

So take a chance, and make a change
Adopt a friend, and rearrange
Your life, your heart, your very soul
And watch your new companion grow

For in the end, you'll find it true
That they'll return the love to you
And in their eyes, you'll find a light
That shines so bright, both day and night

So let us all remember this
To choose adoption, not dismiss
The value of these precious lives
And all the joy that they'll derive

For in the end, it's clear to see
That love is all that they will be
And when we choose to give our hearts
We'll find that we can do our part

To make this world a better place
For every animal, every race
And in the end, we'll all be blessed
By choosing love, we've done our best.

Matching the right animal to the right person is key. It's quite a big responsibility. Whether you are active or not, young or old, there is a companion waiting and a story to be told.



As guardians, it is our responsibility to choose adoption over purchasing from puppy mills and breeders. By doing so, we can help alleviate the problem of overpopulation and so many abandoned and unwanted companion animals. Let us remember the value of these precious lives and the joy they can bring into our lives when we open our hearts to them.


Adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue center can save a life. Every year, millions of animals are euthanized because there are not enough homes for them.

Adopting from a shelter or rescue center is often more affordable than purchasing one from a breeder. Many shelters and rescue centers offer low-cost adoption fees and provide veterinary care before adoption.

Adopting can improve your mental and physical health. Studies have shown that owning a pet can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and improve cardiovascular health.
Adopting a pet can be a great way to teach children about responsibility, compassion, and empathy.

Adopting a dog can lead to new friendships and social connections. Walking your dog can be a great way to meet new people who share your love for animals.

Adopting an animal can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Caring for an animal can give you a sense of accomplishment and improve your overall well-being.

Adoption can be a great way to give back to your community. Many shelters and rescue centers rely on volunteers and donations to continue their important work.

Adoption can be a unique and rewarding experience. Every animal has its own personality and quirks, and adopting one can be an opportunity to form a special bond with a unique and lovable companion.


Adopting from a shelter or rescue center supports the rescue and rehabilitation of animals that have been abandoned or abused. By adopting you are supporting the work of these organizations and helping to give animals a second chance.

Adopting from a shelter or rescue center reduces the demand for animals from puppy mills and other unethical breeding practices. These animals are often kept in cruel and inhumane conditions and are bred purely for profit.

Adopting from a shelter or rescue center can help reduce overpopulation and the euthanization of healthy animals. By adopting, you are providing a home for an animal that might otherwise be put down.

Adopting from a shelter or rescue center can help to combat the pet trade, which can involve the illegal trafficking of animals and the exploitation of both animals and humans.

Adopting from a shelter or rescue center can help to promote responsible pet ownership. Many shelters and rescue centers provide resources and education to help pet owners understand the responsibilities of caring for an animal, including training, nutrition, and veterinary care.

Adopting from a shelter or rescue center can help to prevent the abandonment of animals. When you adopt, you are making a commitment to care for that animal for its entire life, which can help to reduce the number of animals that end up homeless or abandoned.

Adopting from a shelter or rescue center can help to promote adoption over purchasing. By adopting, you are setting an example for others and helping to raise awareness about the benefits of adoption.

Adopting from a shelter or rescue center can help to promote the value of all animals, regardless of breed or pedigree. When you adopt, you are making a statement that all animals deserve love and care, regardless of their background or appearance.

For the record, I would like to change the name from "National Pet Day" to "National Companion Animal day." Just sayin'...

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several Puppies

Tim Gorski 2023


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