Ni Hao, escapaders! Let’s sniff out the dogs of Taipei…
In Taiwan’s bustling, dog-lovin’ capital city of Taipei, you can find pampered pooches in strollers with personal fans (to combat the humidity), Poodles and Malteses rockin’ the most stylish cuts, herbal shop resident Dachshunds welcoming new customers, Shibas venturing night markets with their humans, a plethora of luxurious doggie spas and daycare centers, and even human tattoos of their precious best friends.
Sniff out my short 2-min video showcasing the Dogs of Taipei: Part 1!
Although countless dogs live wonderful lives in loving homes in Taiwan, strays are still found throughout the island (particularly in mountainous regions where dogs are likely dumped so they cannot find their way home). Like anywhere else in the world, animal shelters in Taiwan are overcrowded and lack sufficient funding. After the Taiwanese government banned euthanasia in 2017, the stray and shelter population subsequently increased; the ban was passed after a veterinarian, an animal lover who dedicated her life to helping animals, tragically committed suicide for having to euthanize over 700 animals in 2 years. As people continue to buy dogs and cats from pet stores and breeders in Taiwan (and of course, many parts of the world), we must urge people to always ADOPT, NEVER SHOP and spread awareness on responsible, humane pet ownership.
Wanna sniff out more videos? Check out Part 2 HERE!
Markin’ it up,
Roger Wellington a.k.a. The Doob
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