Adoptable Dora the Explorer is a native Texan — an Austinite. Our Sir Chick is an Austinite as well. Foster dad is from Texas too, but from Galveston. And yet — according to our stats, most of our readers are (like me) from icy, faraway lands. The largest number of our readers come from Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and of course Washington, DC, where we lived before coming back to Texas. We have but a modest sprinkling of blog-friends in Texas, but if we’re to continue successfully celebrating, networking, and adopting out our incredible, beautiful, wonderful foster dogs, we’re going to need more Texans among us.
That’s where you come in! Everybody has a friend in Austin, right? And your friend in Austin loves dogs, or has friends who love dogs. And your friend in Austin probably even has friends who are thinking about adopting a new best friend. See how quickly this scenario might add up to a new forever-home for Miss Dora the Explorer?
Think about who you might know in Texas. Family, friends, co-workers, even frienemies! Start with your Austin people, then think about your San Antonio people. Even your Houston and Dallas people and your Corpus Christi people — they all have friends and family in Austin. Send them our blog or our facebook page, and tell them why you think they should read our blog and share it with their own friends and family. It’s as simple as that!
Local connections help us adopt out dogs, but they help us do so much more. Over the past year and change, we’ve helped wonderful people connect with each other in DC and along the East Coast. Together, we can make magic happen in Austin too . . . and maybe even send Dora the Explorer home for the holidays!
For more info on adopting Dora the Explorer, click here or contact us at info [at] loveandaleash [dot] com.
Chick looks thrilled…..NOT! LOL. Hopefuly Dora finds her forever home very soon – she’s adorable!
Shared with my brother and sister-in-law! They live in Dallas 🙂
I do not know one austinite, (but I do know a few texans) So I will send away! PS I love these pictures, especially the first one!
The only Texan I know lives in San Antonio with a Bull Mastiff and two toddlers (and you!)….I don’t think she’s looking to add another one to her brood, but I’ll definitely see if she knows anyone who is looking for an adorable explorer like Dora!
That top photo is awesome 🙂 Good luck building up your new network in Austin, I’m sure it’ll happen quickly!
Let me think…I went to college with a ton of Texans, but not sure if they went back. Good idea!
My sister lives in Houston and her boyfriend is in Austin. They are hoping to get a couple dogs in about 2 years (they even have ideas for names!), but hopefully can pass this on to a few friends with shorter timeframes.
I don’t get to post comments often, but I never miss reading a post. I love your blog, and hope you soon find a lot of new readers in the Texas area. It would be great to see a post eventually on how different it is for animals in Texas than in Washington D.C. From what I understand, the south and mid-west has a much bigger problem with pet overpopulation than the Northeast, but it’d be interesting to find out first-hand from a rescuer. Thanks for all you do to save pitties!!
Wish I knew of some folks! If anyone comes to mind I’ll be sure to pass the info along…who could resist a cutie like Dora!
It’s funny. I am not even sure if I know anyone from Texas. With the ways of the Internet, it’s easy to converse with people, even become friends, without knowing exactly where the other is from. I will do my best to spread the word, just in case!
I am an Austinite who who used to live in the D.C. area and was just referred to check out your blog by a friend of mine in D.C. I just forwarded the link on to several other dog lovers that I know in Austin. I’m sure Dora the explorer is well on her way to a new home! 🙂
Hi Jill, We’re pleased to make the acquaintance of another nice person who has done the DC-Austin bounce-around. Thanks for spreading the word about Miss Dora and our blog. We try to do more than just post cute photos and info about our adoptable dogs, so hopefully your friends will find our stuff interesting even if they’re not on the market for a new best friend! Aleks
I just sent you my Texans 😉 via FB!
you guys look like you are a part of the postcard
Benny & Lily
dora is so beautiful. i was gushing over her photos all night last night. i wish there was some way i could adopt her myself (i’m north of houston and used to live in austin!), but since i can’t, i’m passing the info along to all my texas peeps.
thanks for everything you are doing and welcome (back) to texas! your house is lovely, btw. i greatly enjoyed chick’s tour.
Hey Rachel, Thanks for the nice note. Dora can travel for the right family, so if any of your Houston area people might be right for her, please tell them about her! Best, Aleks
My friend Cecily (another photographer) lived in Baltimore for a while but is now back in Austin. I’ll buzz her on FB!
DFW Pit Bull Coalition!