Dogs
22 Shelter dogs find forever homes thanks to 2nd-grade writing assignment
I already have two dogs and a lizard but this makes me want to run to the nearest shelter and adopt them all.
B.T. Swezey
06.22.22

There’s nothing quite like the love that you feel from your pet.

It’s quite possibly one of the truest forms of unconditional love that most of us will experience in our lifetime.

However, not every animal out there is right for every person. There are just too many types of pets out there that you can choose from.

Most often, people go with dogs.

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It’s an easy choice when you think about it. Here is an animal that you can play with, train, and even have for protection.

They are capable of so much love and will literally do anything for you.

So when one second-grade teacher was trying to figure out what she should assign her students to write about, she had a great idea.

It started with letters.

She decided to have them write adoption letters for the dogs that were at the local shelter.

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These young kids drew a picture of the dog that they were assigned and then wrote from the perspective of that animal, begging the people who came in to adopt them.

The letters are very creative and well written. And you know what?

They worked!

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Twenty-one of the twenty-two dogs that had letters written for them have been adopted. And you have to imagine that the notes played a big role in that.

Imagine yourself walking through an animal shelter, already hoping to find that perfect pet, when suddenly you see a handwritten note from the perspective of that dog.

It tugs on so many heart strings.

You would be hard-pressed not to adopt that dog on sight.

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It’s great that the teacher was able to make her assignment into something that spanned further than the walls of her classroom.

Two birds with one stone.

Not only was she able to give these kids a lesson in creative writing, but she was also able to help out the community at the same time.

On top of that, she showed these kids just how good it can feel to do something for your community.

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Thanks to these kids, twenty-one families now have a loveable pet to keep them company and to enjoy for years to come.

They learned something.

Many of these kids didn’t even understand to concept of adopting pets before this project was given to them by their teacher.

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They were under the impression that all dogs came from breeders and that was it.

Now they know that you can rescue a dog from your local shelter rather than going through a breeder.

Hopefully, this will lead to many more dogs getting adopted in the future as these kids grow up and start raising families of their own.

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You have to imagine that they will seek out a shelter dog if they can.

It’s great to know that there are teachers out there who are creative and caring enough to come up with assignments like these.

Check out the video below to see this awesome story unfold!

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By B.T. Swezey
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B.T. Swezey is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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