Category Archives: About Adopting

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…

Take the Pledge to Stop Supporting Puppy Mills

The ASPCA is employing a national fleet of puppy interrogators to help put an end to puppy mills. In the video below, Brownie the Dog is interrogating his owner, Mike, for buying him treats that smell like a pet store that sells puppies. In the end, Mike learns the truth about pet store puppies and…

Are Shelters Too Picky With Potential Adopters?

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It is estimated that between 6 and 8 million dogs and cats enter shelters each year. As a result, euthanization by shelters is the leading cause of death for healthy dogs. In addition to spaying and neutering pets to keep the population of unwanted animals down, making adoption an easy option for future dog owners…

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 Truth About Puppy Mills & Pet Stores

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It’s hard to imagine, when you see an adorable, healthy-looking puppy peering back at you through the glass of your local pet store, where that four-legged furball came from. The truth is, almost all puppies sold in retail pet stores around the country are the product of puppy mills. Puppy mills are essentially a factory…

Tips For Adoption

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Considering adding a dog to the family? If so there are several different avenues you can take, and all lead to bringing home a new dog or puppy. Most people like the idea of adopting a homeless dog and I am certainly one of these people. You can also find a quality dog breeder for…

October is National Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month!

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During the month of October, we’ll be highlighting the importance of dog adoption and rescue to commemorate National Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month. And, we’re not the only ones! The ASPCA is also urging animal lovers to do their part: There are tons of ways to get involved this October, ranging from sending a single tweet to making…

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…

Tips For Adopting a Dog

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Adopting a dog is a wonderful way to save a homeless canine and add a loyal new member to your family. There are a few things you should be aware of beforehand so these tips for adopting a dog may come in quite handy. Tips for Adopting a Dog Our tips for adopting a dog…

Tough For All: Giving Away a Dog

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Are there times in a dog owner’s life when circumstances dictate they give away a dog? Sadly, the answer to this question is yes even though the owner would prefer not doing so. One breed often found in rescue shelters is the lovable Scottish Terrier. This is often due to the fact this breed makes…

Is The American Kennel Club Supporting Puppy Mills?

According to accusations by both the Humane Society of the United States and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the American Kennel Club is not doing their part to protect dogs and puppies in America. The American Kennel Club (AKC) was founded in 1884, with a mission to “advocate for the…

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