Blog Entries ( dog adoption )

How A Dog’s Smile Can Change Your Life

September 18th, 2014
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There are moments in life in which you know you need to do something. And along the way, you discover that you actually love dogs when you have no idea that this was the case. This is exactly what happened just a few weeks ago. I was walking with a friend and in the middle of the road we saw a dog that seemed to be ...

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 ...

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 GreaterGood.org, the campaign helps provide makeovers for neglected animals in need of adoption. "Unfortunately, due to limited resources, only half of all ...

7 Reasons Why You Should Consider Adopting a Dog

June 10th, 2014
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1. They Are Already Trained Training a puppy, especially if it’s your first pet, can be hard work. It requires a great deal of patience and can be extremely time consuming – which makes it very difficult if you have a busy working life or young children to look after. Adoptable dogs, however, may already have learned various commands and house rules from their previous owners. ...

Old dog, new owner: Shelters encourage adoption of older dogs

August 20th, 2013
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Sunny was 16 when she was left at an animal shelter by the family she had lived with all her life. The 75-pound bulldog-pit bull mix had cancer and infected eyes, and shelter workers figured the family probably couldn't handle medical costs. "She was so sad and depressed, lethargic, sick looking. She wouldn't even lift her head for a treat," said photographer Lori Fusaro, who was ...