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.
Some shelters are trying to find ways to reduce the stress of dogs in their care. Research that studied stress levels of shelter dogs when they have sleepovers at foster homes might provide an answer for these often-overcrowded facilities.
One of our readers wonders if it would be so bad to let her dog have just one litter of puppies, so long as she can find homes for all of them. Dear Labby has some advice for this dog owner.
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.
When you think of a K9, these might not be the dogs you imagine. Shelter dogs are helping law enforcement bust bad guys and keep us safe.
Four former street dogs from a local shelter helped retrieve tennis balls at the Brazil Open. The audience was thrilled to see the adorable ball boys.
It’s heartbreaking to see the fear and pain in her eyes but it makes her happy rehabilitation all that much more meaningful.
A former volunteer at Miami Dade Animal Shelter was arrested for trespassing after she showed up to give dogs sweaters and blankets.
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.
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.”
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.
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]