shelter dogs

Before You Return That Rescue Dog To The Shelter…

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.

by Mike Clark
August 15th

Italian IKEA Opens Doors To Homeless Dogs In Winter

An IKEA in Catania, Italy reportedly opened its doors to the homeless dogs of the area for the winter months. Employees provide food, water, and toys, as well as much love and affection. Many of the pups have found homes with the IKEA staff now, too.

by Beth Meadows
November 26th, 2018

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.

by Nina Stively
February 25th, 2014

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.”

by Nina Stively
February 18th, 2014

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.

by Nina Stively
February 10th, 2014

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?

by Nina Stively
February 3rd, 2014

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 dogs […]

by DogTime Staff
July 30th, 2013

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, tired […]

by DogTime
February 27th, 2012

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 in your favorite […]

by DogTime
February 14th, 2011

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 video […]

by DogTime
September 24th, 2010

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 […]

by DogTime
September 8th, 2010
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