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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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Partnering with Small Businesses to Help Raise Money for Homeless Pets


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If you’re running a non-profit organization, you already know how important connecting with the community is. Don’t hesitate to reach out to local businesses for help with fundraising or other efforts. Below are three ways that local companies might be able to contribute: 1.) Sponsorship: If you’re planning a 5K, an auction, or another fundraising event, consider adding sponsorship tiers for businesses to contribute. In exchange for sponsorship, a business’s logo might be displayed on t-shirts, flyers, or other promotional […]

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Bunny the Pit Bull Gets a Second Chance


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Bunny the pit bull is one lucky dog. Her former owners abandoned her in a remote location, where she likely would’ve died if it wasn’t for a good Samaritan who left her some food and alerted a local rescue. Bunny was a little shy at first and her rescuers had to discreetly use a trap to bring her to safety. But once she was out of her cage, it was clear that all Bunny really needed was some love. In […]

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Couple Does Adorable “Newborn” Photo Shoot with their Rescue Dog


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Little bundles of joy are all unique. Some have curly hair, some have freckles… and some have four legs and a tail? Professional photographers Chase and Jan Renegar don’t have any kids, but that didn’t stop them from doing a cute-as-can-be photo shoot with their “baby”, a six-year-old rescue dog named Snuggles. A friend of the couple’s, Jamie Clauss, did this tongue and cheek photo session and the results were downright adorable. Dogs are part of our families, so why […]

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Heiress Gives Abandoned Dog a Happy New Life


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An 11-year-old black lab, now known as Lady, is settling in nicely to her home on a 120 acre Florida farm. She was flown there on a private jet by her new owner, heiress Helen Rich. Lady deserves every first class perk she gets, having experienced more than her fair share of heartbreak. Lady’s original owner died in 2012 and she found herself in an animal shelter in Sedan, Kansas. A local family adopted Lady, but eventually returned her to […]

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Police Officer Praised for Helping Tiny Dog Stuck on a Busy Freeway


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A California Patrol officer has been credited for making a huge difference in an itty bitty dog’s life. Earlier this month, officer Alex Edmon spotted the two-pound Chihuahua perched on the median of a busy bay area freeway. The tiny dog was shaking and visibly scared when officer Edmon coaxed her into his arms using a protein bar. The dog, now named Freeway, was uninjured and taken to a local animal shelter, where she has apparently attracted several potential adopters. […]

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Teaching Kids about Kindness Toward Animals


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It’s never too early to start learning about kindness and compassion for others, including animals. Be sure to pass along these tips to anyone with kids! 1.) Emphasize safety first: Animals make wonderful companions, but under the wrong circumstances, the combination of kids and pets can take a dangerous turn. Children should know that pets sometimes need their space (like when they’re eating or sleeping). It’s also important for children to be taught how to properly (and gently) handle their […]

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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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Five Responsible Animal Rescue Guidelines to Always Stick To


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If you’re in the animal rescue field, there’s no doubt that your heart is in the right place. However, extenuating circumstances sometimes come into play. Conflicting personalities within a rescue group, lack of funding, and other obstacles can occasionally cause rescuers to stray from their core principles. Below are five guidelines to always keep in mind, no matter what the circumstances: 1.)    The animal’s best interest should always be your first priority. No matter what disagreements may arise on your […]

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