7 Rescue Dogs With Badges: What You Gonna Do When They Come For You?
When you think of a K9, these might not be the dogs you imagine. Shelter dogs are helping law enforcement bust bad guys and keep us safe.
Dear Labby: Why Is It Wrong To Let My Dog Have One Single Litter?
One of our readers wonders if it would be so bad to let her dog have just one litter of puppies. Aunt Labby has some advice for this dog owner.
Before You Return That Rescue Dog To The Shelter…
There are many reasons you might consider returning a dog to the shelter, but before you do, check out these resources and pieces of advice that will help you reconsider.
Adorable Shelter Dogs Act As Tennis Ball Boys At The Brazil Open
Four former street dogs from a local shelter helped retrieve tennis balls at the Brazil Open. The audience was thrilled to see the adorable ball boys.
Saving Castaways: The Story Of Hopeless Dogs And The Inmates Who Rehabilitate them
It's heartbreaking to see the fear and pain in her eyes but it makes her happy rehabilitation all that much more meaningful.
Former Volunteer Arrested For Putting Sweaters On Cold Shelter Dogs
A former volunteer at Miami Dade Animal Shelter was arrested for trespassing after she showed up to give dogs sweaters and blankets.
Dispelling shelter dog myths: Myth #4
Editorial: If you are looking to adopt an animal, and find visiting an animal shelter to be too depressing, you can still discover what dogs and cats are available for adoption.
Dispelling shelter dog myths: Myth #3
Editorial: The third falsehood regarding shelter dogs, this one dismantles the phrase, “you aren’t going to find what you are looking for in a shelter.”
Dispelling shelter dog myths: Myth #2
Editorial: Some people believe a dog’s behavior is due to the way he was raised, but this isn’t entirely true; read the second of our series on shelter-dog myths.
Dispelling shelter dog myths: Myth #1
Editorial: The first of a four-part series, we examine the four biggest myths surrounding shelter dogs, and take them apart, one-by-one; how many of these have you heard?
Activist to spend 35 days in kennel to raise awareness for shelter
Sean Le Vegan, a 35-year-old web designer, animal activist, and rescue shelter volunteer from the United Kingdom, was baffled by what he saw during his time at the Manchester and Cheshire Dogs’ Home, an organization with more than a century’s worth of history saving homeless animals. While this wonderful organization saves and rehomes nearly 4,000 […]
Former shelter dog becomes greeting-card star
Wrinkles aren’t typically the most sought after feature when scouting for a cover model, but wrinkles are precisely what landed one rescue dog the opportunity of a lifetime. Hoosier the Chinese Shar-Pei didn’t always live the life of a cover model. His story began with an impatient family at a pound in Wisconsin. The family, […]
Shop online? Raise money for shelters without spending a cent!
Dear Reader, Are you someone who buys things? Any sorts of any things at all? If you said yes, I’ve got GREAT news for you! You can help animals in need every time you shop online, and it won’t cost you a cent. It’s called Save a Dog Shopping, and it’s already in place […]
OK Go: Helping Dogs With A Beat You Can Dance To
Remember this throwback from 2010? Shelter pups and pop culture collide – sometimes literally – in one of the best examples ever of video gone viral. OK Go’s “White Knuckles” offers a catchy melody and irresistible footage. But best of all, it features dogs from a local shelter and proceeds from the sale of the […]
Department of Homeland Security revises plan — WILL screen shelter dogs!
It’s a victory for shelter dogs and we helped make it happen. When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced it would be paying breeders to produce several thousand Shepherds, Retrievers, and Labs for DHS security programs, we wrote letters to Director Janet Napolitano and to our congressmen and senators. We respectfully requested that shelter […]