Girl and Hound
- By: Chelsey Pienaar
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/chelsey-pienaar
My name is Chelsey, and I am just one Cape Town girl, rehabilitating and homing one shelter dog at a time.
A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than he loves himself.
Despite this, there are many wonderful dogs sitting in shelters around South Africa. Many of these dogs are sad, confused, injured, sick, dirty, smelly and distrusting of people.
So, they go unnoticed, and spend months or years in kennels waiting for someone to see them for what they could be, and should be, rather than what they are. Some, despite their profound ability to love unconditionally, even die there.
This is why I foster shelter dogs with broken spirits who suffer in a kennel environment. My mission is to shorten their time in shelters by giving them love, care, exercise, good food and socialisation. In this way, I hope to help them become the happy, healthy dogs they were always meant to be.
Throughout each dog's journey to recovery, I create videos, blog articles and social media posts to share their story, their personality and their quirks. My hope is that my professional digital marketing skills will help each dog get the attention of their future family.
Then, when each dog is ready, I work with a recognised rescue organisation to place them in the perfect home, forever.
While I'm just one girl, rehabilitating and homing one dog at a time, I hope to give each dog a chance at a brand new life.
I might not be able to change the world, but with help from people like you, I can at least change the world of each sad and lost dog we home in South Africa.
Funds will specifically be used to purchase food, grooming products, a collar and lead for each dog, and to pay for vet care as needed.
I will do all grooming, walking, marketing and care for the dogs myself.
Payment can be made directly to the vet or petshop that supply our care and food, or to my personal bank account.