Advocacy

How To Volunteer At An Animal Shelter

If helping dogs, cats, and other animals at your local animal shelter interests you, you’ll have plenty to consider. Don’t worry, though, as there are plenty of opportunities to help out at shelters. There’s bound to be a volunteer position that fits your capabilities.

by Mike Clark
December 12th

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 6th

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 5th

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 and get a tax write off if you’re interested in helping them in their missions.

by Mike Clark
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 1st

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
August 16th
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