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I will not be shamed for buying a dog. I bought a dog that is likely to fit well into my life, be able to do the activities I want to do, and has health clearances and a well-documented line of healthy dogs behind him to give me some confidence that he’ll have a long, healthy life. After nearly a decade working with rescue dogs and purebred pets, I have learned some things about buying vs adopting a pet, and some pros and cons for each. Here’s why nobody should be shamed for buying a dog, and why everyone should help rescue dogs.
Have you ever considered adopting a paralyzed dog? Adopting or fostering a disabled dog comes with special challenges, but I wouldn't trade the experience for anything.
Should you foster a shelter dog? Fostering is a life raft for shelter dogs, and it can be an amazing experience for you. It's also a great way to choose a new dog. Here's what you need to know about fostering a shelter dog.
Thinking of adopting a shelter dog? Here are some tips you may not have considered to help you choose the best pet for your family.
The ONLY way to prevent the suffering of dogs and cats in America is to increase spaying and neutering to stop the overpopulation of unwanted companion animals. Fix Them All is helping to do just that. Watch the video to see how and consider volunteering with or donating to this awesome organization. https://videopress.com/v/GqNJANF8?preloadContent=metadata
I’ve never fostered kittens before. We don’t have or want cats, so I thought that fostering kittens wasn’t for us. But, we’re spending all of our time at home. It's the height of kitten season, and shelters are overrun with underage kittens not yet big enough to be neutered or spayed. So I thought, why … Continue reading Fostering Shelter Kittens
When I first met Calypso, I could see the bones clearly through her skin. Dogs like Calypso deserve so much better. It breaks my heart to see so many dogs like Calypso in the system: sweet, loving dogs who have been used for breeding and likely thrown out when they weren't wanted anymore.
Gilligan has the best smile! This sweet boy was so well-behaved on his day out from Alachua County Animal Services. He’s been pretty stressed at the shelter, which is why he was suggested for a day out. He sure enjoyed it! Gilligan was so happy just to lie in the flowers. He wanted to play … Continue reading Gilligan’s Dog Day Out
Sometimes people ask me why I volunteer at a place which can be so sad. My answer is easy: the dogs. Once you get to know just one of these dogs, you won't be able to forget them. Here are some ways to get hands on with these awesome dogs. WALKING SHELTER DOGS Dogs with … Continue reading Hands on volunteering at the animal shelter