Some shelter dogs have harder times finding forever homes than others. Rescues and shelters use calendar events like Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week to raise awareness, but you can help less adoptable dogs all year long with these actions. Here’s how you can help.
Severe neglect can mean extended periods of extreme suffering resulting in permanent injury or even death. Dogs can’t speak up for themselves when humans are mistreating them, so it’s important to step up when we suspect a problem. Here’s how to spot the signs of a neglected dog, and what you can do about it.
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.
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.
Luckily, there are many ways you can help your local animal shelter in these uncertain times, as my family found out! We decided to foster during the pandemic, and here’s our story.
National Purebred Dog Day happens every year on May 1st. Before going to a breeder, please consider looking into some local breed specific rescues to find the dog of your dreams. Here are a few non-profit rescues for some of Americas top favorite dog breeds, from California to New York.
With shelter in place rules and humans spending more time at home, fostering can provide companionship, as well as a way to help animals. DogTime spoke with vet Dr. Dana Varble and Amber Kay of Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary about why now is a perfect time to foster animals in need.
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.
You may wonder what the harm is in buying puppies or taking them from someone giving them away for free. But before you fall in love with those puppy dog eyes, you should know what happens when you buy a puppy or take a dog for free–and why you should adopt instead.
The year is coming to a close, and it’s a good time to get in some last minute charitable donations that you can write off when you’re doing your taxes. The non-profit groups on this list help dogs get the care and forever homes they need. You can find easy-to-follow links to make a donation to any group you choose.
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.
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.
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!
Healing Paws for Warriors has come up with an excellent idea to raise money for training service dogs, and you can help by donating your shoes! They’re accepting new or gently worn shoes at local Florida dropoff locations.
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.
Hope For Paws rescuers found a chip on a homeless dog with a badly hurt eye. The owner told them they didn’t want him back because they already got a new dog. Luckily, Pirate the pooch has a new, loving home.
The Florida dog racing ban means a lot of Greyhounds are looking for special forever homes for their retirement. You can help, even if you can’t adopt a Greyhound into your family right now.
Hearts broke last year when the video of a man abandoning Snoop the dog, a Bull Terrier, on the streets circulated. Now offers to adopt Snoop are pouring in, including an offer from the pup’s namesake, rapper Snoop Dogg.
A little dog led the Hope For Paws rescue team on a wild chase and almost got hit by cars several times. Watch the incredible, heart-stopping rescue video and show Hope For Paws some love for the work they do.
On only three legs, this injured dog outran everyone. The poor little guy didn’t realize that these people were going to help him and turn his life around for the better. Thanks, Hope For Paws!