Tagged: dog adoption

10 What Did Chocobot’s DNA Test Reveal?

POSTED BY Cassie R. IN

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Le (pronounced “Lee”) was just a man on the hunt for the perfect dog. Due to his mother’s apprehension about dogs and concern about having pet hair all over her home, Le’s only exposure to pets as a child was Spike, his turtle, and the furry, friendly faces owned by all his neighbors and friends. Once he was of age, Le was careful to find an apartment of his own that would be suitable for him and his future dog. From that point, the puppy hunt was on!
Le was determined to find a dog with short, stubby legs, a…

10 Things to do for Your Newly Adopted Dog

POSTED BY John B IN

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Congratulations if you are one the many families who decided to bring home a new dog over the Holidays! If you are still looking for your perfect pet, dogs can be a wonderful addition to any family. In an effort to keep your new companion happy in your home forever, here are a list of 10 things every dog owner or potential dog owner should know.
1. Think About Important Characteristics in Your Ideal Dog: Try not to focus primarily on looks. Think about size and energy level first. Do you want an active dog that can accompany you on…

Pet Adoption Checklist for Dogs and Cats

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Pet Adoption Checklist for Dogs and Cats

Adopting a new pet is a very exciting event!  You’ll need to pick up a few supplies, so we created a pet adoption checklist to help you prepare your home prior to your new adopted dog or cat’s arrival.

New Dog Supplies Check List

  • Dog collar, leash, and identification tags
  • Nutritious dog food
  • Dog crate or carrier
  • Dog bed
  • Food and water bowls
  • Dog grooming tools (shampoo, brush and nail clippers)
  • Dog toys
  • Treats & chews

New Cat Supplies Check List

  • Litter box and cat litter
  • Cat collar and identification tags
  • Cat food (both wet and dry)
  • Food and water

8 Better With Age: Scout’s Adoption Story

POSTED BY Estelle W. IN

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There’s no denying that puppies are irresistibly cute. They’re small, rotund, furry, and adorably awkward. They even make cute sounds. But somewhere between puppyhood and adolescence, they begin to exhibit…behaviors. Sleep- depriving, property-damaging behaviors that make you question if all that cuteness is really worth it.
Case in point: Scout. Eight week old, female, black Labrador retriever mix.
I happened upon her in the grocery store parking lot of a rural mountain town, shivering in the back of a pickup truck. She and her siblings were being given away by breeders because they were supposed to be pure bred goldens.…

11 Adopt a Black Pet On Black Friday

POSTED BY JJ Jeurink IN

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When people hear the words “Black Friday” they generally think of the day following Thanksgiving and the kick off for the holiday shopping season. This is the day many retailers begin to “turn a profit” or are “in the black.”  This year, we are hoping people will think of black in an entirely new way: by adopting a black pet!
Black pets tend to have a more difficult time being adopted which means they are more likely to be killed in shelters. Also known as black cat or black dog syndrome, we can speculate a few reasons they may be…

2 Saving Lives & So Much More: The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

POSTED BY Annie M IN

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On Tuesday I had a wonderful opportunity to spend the day with the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation family. They are such an incredible organization, and I can’t wait to share all the new things I learned with you.
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) was founded in 1996 by a retired schoolteacher named Wilma Melville. Melville, and her FEMA certified search dog Murphy were deployed to the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building after the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995. She, along with 6 other search dog and handler teams, got to work searching for victims trapped…

5 Puppy Mill Awareness

POSTED BY Ahavia S IN

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Dog breeders that run puppy mills care primarily about making a profit. Their focus is on maximizing the number of puppies they can sell. The health and welfare of the puppies and the mothers producing them is of secondary concern.
This situation is not an isolated occurrence, but one that has been business as usual throughout the United States for decades. Finally, the efforts of many animal welfare organizations to raise awareness have begun to bear fruit and an increasing number of Americans now know about the problems endemic to puppy mills.
The Internet has been an extraordinary boon for…

5 What Does Responsible Dog Ownership Mean to You?

POSTED BY Erin N. IN

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This September, cities all over the country are hosting their own Responsible Dog Ownership Day festivities.
Is there a dog in your family? If so, what does responsible dog ownership mean to you?
Responsible dog ownership can mean a lot of different things to different people. It all starts when you decide to adopt a dog. Will it be a big dog or a small dog? Male or female? Energetic or laid-back? Does it get along well with other pets in your family and will your other pets be okay with the new addition? These questions are just the beginning…

12 Deaf Pet Awareness: Inspired by Nitro

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We are excited to share a Guest Blog written By Chris Lee with Photos By Christina Lee from Deaf Dogs Rock for Deaf Pet Awareness week 2012.
Life takes wonderful and amazing turns. Just a year and half ago my wife Christina and I were like a majority of the population in that we really didn’t think about deaf dogs. It was not a positive or negative thing, just a simple lack of awareness. Then EVERYTHING changed when we adopted an 8 week old deaf boxer pup named Nitro from our local animal shelter.
Fast forward to the present and…

24 Down with “Black Dog Syndrome”! Get Ready for Black Dog Appreciation Day

POSTED BY Estelle W. IN

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Everyone is familiar with the old superstition associated with black cats: a black cat can bring bad luck to the person who sees it, especially if said cat’s path crosses with theirs.  Silly, right?  Well, did you know there were similar superstitions associated with black dogs?
In folklore from the British Isles, a “black dog” was the name given to a devilish nocturnal apparition whose appearance portended death.  Remember the Sherlock Holmes adventure, “The Hound of the Baskervilles”?  Although in the story the ghostly “hellhound” that stalked the Baskervilles turned out to be a regular, flesh and bone dog, to…