Blog Entries ( Adoption )

Three-legged dog named Dorey inspires 5K

September 3rd, 2014
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The female pit bull mix with three legs needed another chance. Lauryn Haynie provided it, and now she’s hoping others will follow. The dog, named Jill St. John by the staff at Richmond Animal Care and Control, sat at the agency’s shelter for more than four months with no takers. Then one morning, Haynie looked on her Facebook news feed and saw that the caramel-colored pooch was scheduled ...

How to Make Your Rescue Dog Feel at Home

August 20th, 2014
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Kudos on bringing home a rescue dog! It certainly takes a lot of will and determination to rescue a dog from a pet shelter instead of purchasing one. You should be proud of yourself for taking the first step to saving a life despite knowing that you might not have a smooth road ahead. Some rescue dogs may have a behavioral problem. When we brought Collie ...

Brody’s Story

August 18th, 2014
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Since she was a little girl, Tori Sturz loved animals, from her first dog, Sally, to her donkey, Katie. As a child, these animals were not only her pets, but also loyal and loving companions. As time passed, Tori became exposed to the neglect and abuse that many animals faced everyday of their lives. It was heartbreaking for her every time she heard a story or saw another animal that ...

Shelter Dog Makeovers Prove Every Sad Stray Is Handsome Underneath

August 11th, 2014
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When was the last time a widely publicized beauty makeover made the world a better place? The jury is still out on makeovers for people, but shelter animals are having their moment with the "Top Shelter Dog In America" contest. In collaboration with Wahl and, the campaign helps provide makeovers for neglected animals in need of adoption. "Unfortunately, due to limited resources, only half of all ...

Local dogs’ charity receives quirky new visitor centre

August 4th, 2014
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Tiger Log Cabins has completed a new log cabin for local UK charity West Yorkshire Dog Rescue (WYDR). The purpose-built visitor centre will enhance the operations of WYDR, a charity that temporarily re-homes dogs in volunteers’ homes in order to minimise the distress associated with kennel environments. The charity – which relies entirely on public donations – then works to match them to suitable ...