Mabel the Rescue Dog

Encourage Dog Lovers to Adopt 💕

2 min read (Articles narrated by Mabel)

It’s no secret that 2020 was a crazy year for everyone. Besides, most humans seem overjoyed to move on and hopefully get a fresh start. But from a dog’s perspective, it wasn’t all bad. In fact, I had plenty of big milestones this year, just like rescue dogs all over the world. So, with 2020 behind us, I thought it might be fun to look back on the positive moments in this chaotic year.

January 2020

We started 2020 thinking it was going to be the best year of our lives. January seemed just about as normal as usual, and we all had our New Year’s resolutions. Molly even went on a concert cruise in early February when everything was still normal in the United States. We had no idea what was ahead of us!

March 2020

Suddenly, a virus that seemed insignificant at first was all over the news. We were confused about what information to believe and how to act. Soon, the humans had to quarantine, which apparently was shocking for them. But for dogs, it was amazing! Molly and Fred were home even more than usual, which meant extra love and attention for us.

April 2020

Things only seemed to be getting worse the longer the year went on, but believe it or not, there were some victories at the start of the quarantine. More families were choosing to adopt dogs during their time at home. So, many shelters were emptied, which was amazing! Of course, it didn’t fix the dog overpopulation problem completely, but it surely helped.

July 2020

Even as the pandemic continued, life also continued as usual. In July, we moved across the country to my home state: Wisconsin. It was a 20-hour drive and it was exhausting, but we finally got our first house. Now, Taco and I even have our own fenced-in yard.

November 2020

The fall was clearly very stressful for humans. Not only were the coronavirus cases getting worse, but the presidential election was approaching. However, while humans were worried, dogs were thriving! Puppy mill sales were banned in San Antonio and Denver finally lifted their ban on Pit Bulls! On top of everything else, Joe Biden will be bringing the first shelter dog into the White House. What a great time to be a rescue dog!

December 2020

As 2020 came to a close, things got busier for us. We finally got our first foster dog, who has since been adopted. It was an incredible experience, and I know Molly is eager to do it again. Right now, we’re taking a short break in between foster dogs, but you’ll definitely see more updates soon.

2020 sure was a crazy year, but it wasn’t all bad. Let’s try our best to focus on the positive notes and look toward the future. I have no idea what 2021 will hold, but I hope it continues to get better for dogs in need.

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6 thoughts on “Goodbye 2020! Looking Back at a Big Year for Rescue Dogs

  1. Hobbo says:

    Nice post. I’m sending you a link about Bella, because she was the best rescue dog, ever!

    https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/108369005/posts/3108719336

    Hope you like it!

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    1. Aw, how sweet! 🙂 I know it can be hard to lose a dog, I still miss my first dog Zoe all the time.
      If you’re ever interested, we’d love to share a story about Bella on our blog. We occasionally share animal adoption stories to help show people how awesome rescue animals can be: https://mabeltherescuedog.com/category/success-stories/

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      1. Hobbo says:

        Thanks. I’d be happy to do that sometime. I’m following your blog now, so you know how to catch me.🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  2. It was indeed a strange year for the humans, but we also got to see them pretty much permanently so things were ok for us dogs. My worry is that once the people start returning to the new normal, who happens to all the dogs rescued and rehomed? Will they go back to the shelters and pounds, thereby overburdening them once more? I hope not.

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    1. I have also worried the same thing, but I hope that won’t be the case. Anyone who truly loves their dog will find a way to adjust as life turns back to normal. Hopefully, more people will continue to adopt and foster no matter what happens in the future.

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      1. Let us hope for this together.

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