The Labrador Retriever has consistently ranked as one of America's favorite dog breeds, and for very good reasons. They're good-natured, affable, and highly trainable. So, why are there so many Labradors in shelters? "Lab Mixes" are the most common dogs at my local shelter. Why are there so many Labs in shelters? One of the … Continue reading Why Are So Many Labradors In Shelters?
Fostering may be the single most impactful way to save the lives of shelter dogs. The only thing that comes close are proactive spay and neuter initiatives that prevent overpopulation from occurring in the first place. However, fostering isn’t for everyone. There are lots of articles out there explaining why you should foster dogs, but, in … Continue reading Should I Foster A Dog?
Joel is a timid, sensitive soul who came out of his shell with cats and dogs but took time to warm up to people. He has the perfect home now, with someone who loves him for the goofy, worried boy that he is. It takes some time to help a nervous dog-like Joel adjust to … Continue reading Joel: A Nervous Pitbull With Promise
Dachshunds are one of the most recognizable and beloved dog breeds. With their charming, personalities, love for snuggling in blankets, and wiggly low-slung little bodies, it's easy to see why so many people adore Dachshunds. So why are there so many Dachshunds in shelters? I've certainly asked myself that question when encountering this lovable breed … Continue reading 9 Reasons Why There Are So Many Dachshunds In Shelters
How old is my rescue dog? You may never know for sure. Determining a rescue dog's age is challenging. Even seasoned veterinarians and rescuers often misjudge dogs’ ages. The most accurate method, a pricey DNA test, is usually beyond most rescuers' budgets. That’s too bad because I’ve seen firsthand how much age matters when adopting … Continue reading How Old Is My Rescue Dog? A Comprehensive Guide
Leash training a rescue dog is the fastest path to building a bond I've found. Nevertheless, too many of the volunteers, fosters, and even adopters I talk to find leash walking to be the single greatest challenge they face in working with a rescue dog. Leash training a rescue dog demands patience and consistency, but … Continue reading 14 Steps For Leash Training A Rescue Dog
In my opinion, Poodles hit all the marks when it comes to choosing a dog. That's why I chose one. Well-bred Poodles come in a variety of sizes and colors, they hardly shed, and they are extremely smart. Doodles have quickly become one of the most popular dogs in America, despite not being a recognized … Continue reading Rescue Poodles And Doodles In Shelters
With their floppy ears, wrinkly faces, and sturdy, bouncy little frames, beagles are one of the true joys of the dog world. I don't think I've ever been around a beagle without feeling happier afterward. That's why I'm always so shocked to see so many beagles in shelters. Why are there so many Beagles in … Continue reading 7 Reasons There Are So Many Beagles In Shelters
Boxers are one of America's favorite pets. They were originally bred to be medium-sized guard dogs that also worked well in the home. They are known for their rock-solid fondness for children and their strong protective drives for property and family. The unique-looking Boxer is one of America’s favorite family pets. So, why are so … Continue reading Why Are There So Many Boxers In Shelters?
German Shepherds are stunningly beautiful, wickedly smart, and terrific family dogs. German Shepherds have saved the lives of countless military and police service people through a long and decorated career as the most used and effective working dogs we know. From herding to protection to scent work, to being a great family pet, the German Shepherd … Continue reading 9 Reasons So Many German Shepherds Are In Shelters