It’s important that we don’t shame people who consider returning their dog to the shelter, but instead give them resources and encouragement that might help them realize that they can take steps to keep their pup. Here are some ways to deal with problems before you return your dog to the shelter.
Just because your new pup already has a certain name doesn’t mean you have to keep it–and there are plenty of reasons you actually should rename them with a name that you pick, yourself. Here’s what you need to know about renaming your new former shelter dog.
If you ever feel yourself starting to get a little sad that the younger you got to enjoy the summer time more than the adult you, adopting or fostering a dog can rejuvenate you and fill your boring summer with joy and childlike wonder all over again!
One study gathered 955 records of dogs adopted from shelters over a seven-year period. The researchers found three main factors that influence a person’s dog adoption decision based on their gender.
DogTime visited Community Animal Rescue Effort’s (C.A.R.E.) Strut for Strays, a 2.5 mile walk through the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park in Illinois. The event helped raise money for strays and unwanted cats and dogs in C.A.R.E.’s care!
It can be tough to spend your time caring for a pup, fall in love, and then have to say goodbye when they eventually go to a forever home, but there are so many good things that happen when you foster a dog, too.
There may be animal shelters near you with dogs for adoption, but how do you know which shelters are honest, helpful, and willing to go through the effort to make sure their dogs end up in safe and loving homes? Here’s what you should know.
Becoming a dog parent can be a huge challenge, and your whole world will be completely different. But opening your life to a pup in need of a forever home is also one of the most rewarding experiences you can have.
When we start to think about bringing a dog into our family and home, we often consider adopting a puppy. But there are many reasons to go against the grain and adopt a senior dog. In fact, it can be a fulfilling and life changing experience for those who do.
There are so many reputable rescues and shelters, many of which may specialize in certain breeds, ages, or regions. Finding the perfect rescue for you might seem like a daunting task. Here are a few tips.
So you’ve just typed “dogs for sale” into Google hoping to find a specific breed of dog or a cheap, quick, and easy way to grab a companion. We need to talk.
Shelters are now adopting the trend of letting dogs experience yoga with their potential adopters. They’re starting puppy yoga classes to help socialize puppies and find them forever homes.
It’s a great victory for dogs, cats, and dog and cat lovers, alike! Atlanta, Georgia has joined the growing count of U.S. cities that ban puppy mill and retail store-sold puppies and kittens.
It’s very exciting to adopt a new dog or puppy into your life and home. But before you rush into this life changing decision, you should ask yourself a few questions. Here’s your guide to adopting a great pet dog or puppy.
October is National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month. These ten heartwarming tales of adoption will inspire you to change a dog’s life today by adopting from a shelter.
Why should you adopt a shelter dog over buying a canine? Here are five reasons to beware of “puppies for sale” advertisements.
So it’s happy endings for everyone all around! That’s what I like to see.
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The last full week in September Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week. We honor those who have found homes to inspire others to adopt those who may seem less adoptable. SHARE!
Izzy quickly won over the residents and staff of her owner’s senior home, so when her owner passed away, the home decided to adopt her. Now she brings the seniors lots of comfort.
Photographer Ricki Beason is gifting the world with the “Dad Bods and Dogs” calendar, featuring – as you’ve no doubt guessed – men and dogs.