Posted on: August 9, 2020 - No Comments
Working or volunteering in a shelter is a rewarding but sometimes challenging job. No matter how lovely a shelter might be in terms of design, the animals housed within its walls will still experience the stress that comes from abandonment and transition.
Posted on: November 3, 2017 - No Comments
Why dogs and Halloween don’t mix, November’s pet awareness holidays, how to detect signs your dog is in pain. Also, consistency when paper training pups, mouthing puppies, constant barking, issues that come with adopting street dogs.
Posted on: November 30, 2015 - 3 Comments
OK, let’s be honest here: Can positive training really work with an 11-year-old feral dog? Yes. Yes, it can.
Posted on: May 18, 2015 - 44 Comments
Many perfectly wonderful dogs with lovely temperaments are being euthanized regularly for space while extremists spend time battling online about why one dog that mauled a child should get another chance.
Posted on: March 30, 2015 - 2 Comments
Finding the right dog is not as simple as falling in love with the cute face in the adoption photo. As responsible pet guardians, it is our job to ensure the new addition fits our lifestyle so we are able to attend to the dog’s needs. What are some factors to consider when finding your Read More
Posted on: April 17, 2014 - 2 Comments
There have been some studies out lately that have come to the conclusion that the color of a dog’s coat doesn’t matter to people who are looking for a dog to adopt. They state that the old theory that black-coated dogs are more difficult to adopt than lighter color dogs is not true. The ASPCA Read More
Posted on: March 18, 2014 - 1 Comment
I’ve been a big proponent of animal rescue organizations for more years than I can remember. Like many, my involvement started off with my financial assistance and donating items that were on the rescue organizations’ wish list. Then, my wife and I decided to get more involved by volunteering our time. This included spending time Read More
Posted on: February 17, 2014 - No Comments
When I visited the SPCA of Central Florida in Orlando last weekend, I had the opportunity to spend several hours there looking for adoptable dogs to join me during my presentation at their yearly fund raising event, Paws in the Park. The criteria I was looking for was simple, but not always easy to find Read More
Posted on: March 13, 2013 - 1 Comment
With millions of pets being euthanized in shelters every year, it's more important than ever to consider adoption when you look for your next four-legged family member.
Posted on: February 1, 2011 - 50 Comments
During a cold spell in Atlanta, Georgia, when the whole city shut down and no one could go out for a week, we rescued a dog. For those of you who do not live in Atlanta – this was how crazy it got. We only had about five inches of snow, but what made the roads so dangerous was the sheet of ice that developed on top of the snow from the freezing rain that fell afterwards.
Posted on: January 4, 2011 - 4 Comments
The lingering aroma of hot cider, eggnog, and evergreen, sparkling lights that brightened each night, and my great hope for a wonderful new year, stir me to share a list of “gifts” that can enhance the quality of every dog’s life. Your thoughtful choices make a big difference-- from adoption to the twilight days. 1. Read More
Posted on: December 31, 2010 - 54 Comments
Is it just me, or has this year gone really fast? I feel like we just finished Christmas last year and now it’s already come and gone again. I was just getting used to it being 2010 and before we know it we’re going to be in 2011. I can’t keep up! Someone told me that this awareness is a sign that I am getting old. Oh well, I guess getting older is better than the alternative.