There’s very little that Scott Poore won’t do to help rescue dogs find their forever homes.
Not long ago, Scott spent seven nights sleeping on a hard kennel floor with a pit bull named Queen. His stunt worked! Thanks to the media attention, Queen was adopted into a loving home! Now, Scott has set his sights on another longtime shelter resident named Sally Sue.
Sally has been living at the Always and Fur-Ever Animal Sanctuary in Spring Hill, Missouri, for the past two years.
At 11 years old, she is on the older end of the adoption scale and has been overlooked by potential adopters time and again. Scott recognized this pattern from his work through his charity, Mission Driven Goods, which promotes products that help long-term shelter animals get adopted.
“I noticed every single animal shelter had a row of animals, and at the very end there was always that ‘same dog,’ as I call it. The one that had been here for a year. The one who has signs that say, ‘NO OTHER DOGS! NO KIDS!’ and they have all these restrictions,” Scott said.
I kept thinking to myself, ‘All we’re focusing on is what’s wrong with the dog. Why don’t we focus on what’s right?’
Scott knew the perfect home existed for Sally, but the traditional methods of reaching adopters clearly hadn’t worked. So he thought of a way to touch even more hearts: He rented a huge billboard on I-35 in Mission, Kansas!
“All we need is that one right person to go by, make eye contact with the billboard, and we’re saving another life,” Scott said.
“The dogs that’ll be on the billboard are the ones that have been homeless the longest,” Scott explained. He hopes that Sally will find her forever family quickly so they can feature another dog who has spent far too long in the shelter. He won’t stop until every pup has found their way home!
Scott is currently fundraising to continue renting the billboard, which is a pricey proposition. But for him, getting the message out there to so many people is worth every penny.
“I just want people to please consider adoption before a pet store or a backyard breeder,” he said. “There’s so many great animals in here that just want to be loved.”
With Scott in her corner, we have no doubt that Sally Sue’s people will find her sooner rather than later! After all, Scott has never met a dog who didn’t deserve a home of their own.
If you’re interested in bringing Sally home, you can learn more here. Share this story to spread Scott’s message even further.
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