blake and miranda
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes
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When you marry Miranda Lambert, you can expect to always have dogs in the house, both ones that are your lifelong companions, and ones that are just hanging out until they find a permanent home. As the veteran foster mama said about her hubby Blake Shelton, “He’s used to it now.”

The singer told People about her ever changing canine house guests, “Every time I find one, we keep ‘em until we can find them the right home. You kind of know what dog fits with your family. We keep ‘em until we find a family they fit with.”

As for whether or not she’ll keep adding more dogs to become permanent residents, five is enough. She said, “We feel like it’s a good balance because we can give them all equal attention. I don’t think we need anymore for our family.”

We’re sure that animal shelters all over the country love the positive example set by Lambert. With more animals than shelters have room for, they depend on devoted foster families to help pick up the slack. And provide a good home for an animal until a “furever” solution can be found.

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About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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