Advocacy

Pets As Gifts: Good Intentions, BAD IDEA

It’s tempting to surprise someone, especially children, with a fluffy puppy, bunny, hamster, or kitty. While you’re imagining the squeals of delight, consider how tragic the situation could become. A poor match could mean the animal ends up in a shelter, feels lonely, or even suffers abuse or neglect.

by Vicki Clinebell
December 7th

5 Non-Profit Sanctuaries For Unwanted Senior Dogs

Senior dog sanctuaries are so important. They give old dogs the love and care they deserve at the end of their lives. All the sanctuaries on this list are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that you can donate to if you’re interested in helping them in their missions.

by Mike Clark
November 11th

Why You Should Open Up Your Heart To A Senior Dog This November

We’re thrilled that November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month, and if you are considering adopting a four-legged friend, you should be, too! Here’s my senior dog adoption story, along with a few a few myths about senior dogs that need to be busted. Spread the word and give a sweet senior a chance in November!

by Maggie Clancy
November 4th

Animal Shelter Appreciation Week: 7 Ways Shelters Help Pets

The first full week of November is Animal Shelter Appreciation week. This week is designated to recognize all of the organizations who help stray and abandoned animals. Here are some of the ways your local animal shelter helps dogs, cats, rabbits, and a variety of other animals.

by Maggie Clancy
November 2nd

The Problem With Breeding Brachycephalic (Short-Faced) Dogs

Brachycephalic dogs are adorable. That’s hard to deny. So why should it be a problem when breeders continue to produce these dogs to meet demand? Well, those cute, smushed faces come at a price, and not just in terms of how much money it costs to buy a dog from a breeder.

by Mike Clark
October 27th

Tips For Decompressing Your New Rescue Dog

The time following any shelter adoption can be critical. That’s not simply because you and your dog are getting to know each other, but because those first days and weeks are laying a foundation for your new life together. Here are a few things you can do to help your shelter dog with decompressing in a new home.

by Vicki Clinebell
September 3rd
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