“Should You Adopt a Dog Right Now?” by Sassafras Lowrey

Learn about pet adoption amidst the COVID-19 pandemic from Sassafras Lowrey, author of Chew This Journal.

Larissa Wohl, best known for her pet-parent and adoption segments on the Hallmark Channel’s morning show Home & Family and “Adoption Ever After” initiative, has become a go-to animal expert as a news anchor, field reporter, and journalist. To date, Larissa has helped more than 2,000 animals find their forever families and has become a voice for animals. Throughout her reporting, Larissa has uncovered a local animal dumping ground in Arizona, introduced the world to issues plaguing Central California shelters, and highlighted the importance of helping senior dogs in San Diego.

In the animal-rescue world, the big story she’s seeing right now is that amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, animals are flying out of shelters. People now have more time and don’t want to be alone while social distancing, spurring adoptions and fostering in numbers that some rescues and shelters are having a hard time keeping up with. This sounds like a good thing, but when the pandemic is over, Larissa has concerns about how stable these homes will be. Today we talked with Larissa to get her perspective on these COVID-19 adoptions. 

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An Activity Book for You and Your Dog

Is your dog bored? Doesn’t have to be! From bucket lists and outings to arts and crafts Chew This Journal will inspire you to spend more time with your pup. Chew This Journal leads you through fun activities, while creatively recording your adventures in the pages of the book. This unique journal doubles as your dog’s memory keeper and activity tracker, making it a one-of-a-kind keepsake that you and your dog complete together.