One of the best parts of the day is when I return to my home after a long day’s work and Izzy is there to greet me. I think most dog owners/parents feel that way.
Now imagine that you are homeless and you have a dog (or two). Access to a homeless shelter and other social services is out of reach because you refuse to give up your dogs.
That’s the plight of many homeless Americans and the charity My Dog is My Home is working to help them by facilitating co-sheltering projects that allow both humans and pets to be supported.
The project did a series of YouTube videos to highlight the experience of human-animal homelessness. Here’s one of the videos: Spirit’s story alongside his dogs, Kyya and Miniaga, in Los Angeles.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand