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Category Archives: Adoption

Dog Abandoned with ‘FREE’ Written on Her Fur

It’s a sad fact, dogs are abandoned every day. But, not usually in the shocking manner that this sweet girl was left. Shannon Bettencourt was walking in downtown Benicia, California on July 3 when she spotted a dog, scared and whimpering next to a tree outside of a Chinese restaurant. The frightened dog had ‘FREE’…

When They Couldn’t Find a Dogsitter, This Family Did the Unthinkable

He used to have a home, a family, a comfy place to lay his head at night. Now, Louie, or #134846 as he’s known by caretakers at the Apple Valley Animal Services shelter spends his nights wondering what happened to his family. According to Louie’s Adopt-a-Pet profile, when his previous family wanted to leave town…

VIDEO: Abandoned Dog’s Amazing Transformation Will Melt Your Heart

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When a Compton family moved away more than a year ago, they left behind a most precious boy. He learned to adapt, to find food on the streets. He learned that humans were to be feared. It was, after all, a human that did this to him. Luckily for frightened little Theo, Eldad Hagar and…

7 Tips For a Successful Take Your Dog to Work Day

Friday, June 20 is PSI’s Take Your Dog To Work Day®! The big day, created by Pet Sitters International in 1999, is an annual reminder of the amazing companionship of dogs and the importance of pet adoption. But, for those “lucky dogs” that get to bring their dogs to the office, it isn’t always as simple…

Black Dog Syndrome: Is It Real?

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Have you ever heard about the term “Black Dog Syndrome”? Although it might sound like a mythical disease, it is not, neither is it contagious. It is a phenomenon in the shelter and rescue community that is quite alarming: black-colored dogs often get left behind when it comes to adopting dogs from shelters. Sad, isn’t…

Someone Threw This Puppy in the Trash – But Look at Him Now!

Patrick was just a puppy when he was found, starved and barely clinging to life, wrapped in a garbage bag at the bottom of a trash chute. If he had not been found and rescued, he would surely have died having never known true love and happiness. Luckily, for Patrick – and everyone that’s played…

Why a Senior Dog Should Be Your New Best Friend

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When thinking about dog adoption, many people imagine bringing home a furry, spanking new little pooch to grow up with their kids. Indeed, it’s a cute picture; however, most dog owners fail to realize the loads of work that actually come with raising a new puppy. Because younger dogs need plenty of exercise, training, and…

Why a Shelter Dog Should Be Your Next Best Friend

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So, you want to get a new dog for your family. If you’re like most people, you’ve thought about buying a pooch from a reliable pet store or a reputable breeder. But before you buy, why don’t you consider adopting a dog from a shelter instead? Although getting a new pooch from a pet store…

The Scary Truth About “Free to a Good Home” Dog Classifieds

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Every responsible dog owner or pet parent knows that getting a dog is a life-long commitment. From the moment you open your heart and home to a loyal dog, you’re in it for the long haul, through sickness and health, ups and downs, good and bad, through snuggles on the couch to picking up the…

Bringing a New Dog In With Existing Pets

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Before you go out and get a new dog or puppy to bring into your home if you already have one or more other pets, consider these potential problems that can arise. One word of warning: although it doesn’t happen often, obtain your new pet with the understanding that you can and will have to…

So, You Think You Want a Puppy

Having a puppy can be a lot of fun. I wish I could just leave it at that but unfortunately there are a lot more things I’d like to point out about having a puppy. Some of these things may make you second guess whether or not you want one. My goal isn’t to talk…

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