Archive for March, 2011

Fosters Are a Valuable Resource

Every rescue and shelter needs fosters to save more animals. Experienced fosters are worth their weight in gold but to become experienced, a new foster needs guidance and direction. Fostering an animal from a shelter or rescue is an important part of the adoption process. It also ensures scared, abused and neglected animals get a […]

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Letter to a New Rescue Parent

Dear New Rescue Parent, As someone who has rescued two dogs (three if you count the one I rescued from my brother), my best advice to a new rescue owner is … be patient. When our first rescue came to us, she was young. At only five or six months old, our Doodle Girl, Ginger, […]

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What is an Animal Advocate?

Is an animal advocate someone who walks the halls of a shelter? Someone who sits on the telephone all day, talking to shelters, volunteers, arranging pulls and transports? Is an animal advocate only someone like Wayne Pacelle of The Humane Society of the US, who has dedicated his life to animal advocacy by alerting, pushing for […]

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Why Do I Write?

Why do I write? Mostly it is to “get it off my chest.” I am normally a “glass half full” kind of person but there are times when people are such a disappointment to me (probably why I love my dogs so much) that I can get down. Especially in the past year, when people I believed […]

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Regarding Accusation, Innuendo and Outright Lies

I will never understand why some people feel the need to create lies about other people. Whether out of jealousy or greed, those people are very small individuals. I firmly believe in karma and what you put out into the universe will come back to you. Those who send out lies, will eventually be caught […]

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The PERFECT Dog

More About Perfect Polly   For everyone out there searching for the perfect puppy or dog, HERE SHE IS!!!! From the tip of her plastic nose to the top of her faux fur toes, she is a compilation of everything you are looking for in a dog. She doesn’t shed, she doesn’t dig, she doesnt’ […]

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Meet the Mom of That Pet Store Dog

    For decades, The HSUS has fought puppy mills on all fronts. From conducting investigations to strengthening laws, we won’t stop until dogs are not suffering in puppy mills any longer. Join us in the fight—with your help, we can win. http://stoppuppymills.org/ Puppy mills are nothing new. These mass dog-breeding operations have been around […]

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Do You Have What it Takes to Adopt a Rescue Dog?

  Rescuing a dog is certainly a noble and rewarding undertaking, but do you have what it takes to adopt? This is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s traumatic for a shelter animal to be shuffled around from home to home, only to end up back in the shelter again because the owners […]

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So, You are Ready to Adopt a Dog. Are you?

  Are you thinking of getting a dog? Choosing to bring a new dog into your life is a major decision and it should be treated as such. Bringing a dog into a family should never be a snap decision and being sure you are ready for a dog before you start the process is […]

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The Responsibility of Dog Rescue Groups

Guest Blog – Sue of Toy Poodle Rescue makes some excellent points in this blog from September, 2010. The responsibility of dog rescue groups Thursday, 30 September 2010 08:32 This of course is my opinion but then it is also my blog so I am allowed it. Recently, more so with the amount of surrendered […]

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