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Do NOT Buy Pets From Pet Stores!


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Every holiday season, whether it is Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, whatever – people feel the need to not only buy animals for themselves, but buy them for other people. I’m here to tell you that you probably should NOT do that, and I have many good reasons behind this warning. Before you get offended, I am speaking to EVERYONE when I say this – yes, even you responsible pet owners out there. So, here are some reasons why you should […]

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Ohio Police Officer Rescues Puppy Twice, Gains a New Best Friend


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In early November, Officer Rodger Nolan responded to the scene of a car accident, where he rescued a tiny puppy trapped under the seat of the car. Once the puppy was safe and sound, the two parted ways and Nolan figured that was the last time he’d see the lab-pit bull mix’s furry little face. When Nolan noticed the puppy’s picture on the Franklin County Dog Shelter’s website two weeks later, he knew he had to pay the shelter a […]

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June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month!


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It’s not too late to spread the word about Adopt a Shelter Cat month! Of course, there are so many animals in need of homes all year long, but this is month to pay special attention to what shelter cats have to offer. Choosing to adopt a feline companion from a shelter has a lot of perks. The shelter staff can help match you with the perfect cat based on your own personality and lifestyle. Additionally, most shelter cats come […]

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Five Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet


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If you’re involved in animal rescue, you’re probably repeatedly disappointed when potential adopters skip right over some of the sweetest pets simply because they’re not so young anymore. Below are five fantastic reasons to adopt an older animal, please pass them along! 1. There are fewer surprises! An older animal’s size, personality, and grooming needs are pretty set in stone. You won’t be shocked when your 15 lb. puppy turns into a 75 lb. dog! 2. Training isn’t as intense: […]

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Four Facts about Rescue Dogs


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If you’re the proud pet parent of a dog you adopted from a rescue or shelter, you know you have a special bond with your canine companion. Below are a few facts rescue dog owners know to be true: •They clean up pretty nice: Your sweet pup has surely come a long way since you two first met. It’s amazing what a bath, a happy home, and a loving family can do for a dog’s appearance and demeanor. •They live […]

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A Rescue Story: Buddy


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Several years ago my daughter and I were volunteer dog walkers at the rescue (there are never enough dog walkers). My very first day at the rescue, I spotted a crazy wild dog throwing himself against the run door. I looked at my daughter and said “that dog is going to be mine”. She laughed. Time went on I helped to adopt him out on more than one occasion. I said to myself, if he is meant to be mine, […]

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Treble the Yellow Labrador Mix is Looking for a Home!


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Treble is an 8-year-old Labrador mix whose elderly owner could no longer care for him. Please don’t let his age fool you!  He is young at heart – very energetic! He loves to play with his toys and then chill out and chew on a nice bone. This boy has a lot of love left to give! Treble is neutered. He is available in Westchester, NY to an approved adopter. Please contact Joan Antelman from Senior Pets NYC at joansdogs@aol.com […]

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Basset Rescue of Old Dominion Success Story: Chandler


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Basset Rescue of Old Dominion is a nonprofit organization consisting of about forty volunteers dedicated to saving lives one dog at a time. This is the story of one such dog. In September of 2013, Basset Rescue of Old Dominion (aka BROOD) received a call from a shelter  about a basset hound, estimated to be 5 to 7 years old.   He was picked up as a stray, as thousands are each and every year.  His stay at the shelter was […]

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Preparing Adopters for Their New Pet


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Upon establishing an animal adoption center, you step to the forefront of the American crises of pet overpopulation and overcrowded shelters and rescues. An estimated 5 to 7 million companion animals enter shelters annually in the US and more than half end up euthanized. This doesn’t even reflect strays, many of which are abandoned pets and their offspring; while statistics are impossible to determine, estimates put the nation’s stray cat population alone at about 70 million. It may be tempting […]

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How Community Outreach Programs Helped Increase Adoptions at La Plata County Humane Society


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Sadie, a black mixed-breed dog, had been scheduled for euthanasia at a shelter in New Mexico before she was transferred to the La Plata County Humane Society in Durango, Colo. earlier this year. Ken Hibbard, the shelter’s education and outreach coordinator, spent a day and a half gaining her trust, then started taking her for walks. When he thought she was ready, he gave her a trial run in the shelter’s “Read to a Dog” program, in which shelter volunteers […]

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