National Feed a Rescue Pet Week

Share And Sing This Shelter Song To Inspire Lots Of Adoptions!

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For years, precious animals have been “homegrown” in puppy mills and then sold to stores where the public could buy them. The popular 1953 song “(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?” represents a terrible place in history that animal lovers will NOT support.

Singer Patti Page, whose performance of “(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?” reached the top of the music charts, literally changed her tune in 2009 to “Do You See That Doggie in the Shelter.”

Page, who passed away in 2013, said in 2009 she wanted her song with new lyrics “to become an anthem for homeless pets and animal shelters.”

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“The original song asks the question: ‘How much is that doggie in the window?’ Today, the answer is ‘too much.’ And I don’t just mean the price tag on the puppies in pet stores. The real cost is in the suffering of the mother dogs back at the puppy mill. That’s where most pet store puppies come from. And that kind of cruelty is too high a price to pay,” she said.

Page’s updated version of the song is adorable and catchy. Check it out in the video below, and make sure to share it and proudly sing along!

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Julie Hunt Julie resides in Northern New Jersey with her two kids, two dogs, cat and partner. She has two published books which make excellent trivets if you aren't a fan of poetry. She tolerates people but LOVES animals. If she isn't blogging, she's most likely cuddling with her pups, Paisley and Skyler.