Tag Archives: armchair dog rescuers

Rescuers or Fanatics? The Dark Side of Animal Rescue

Posted on: October 17, 2016 - 13 Comments

Say the phrase "animal rescue" in any given circle of people and watch for a variety of reactions. Some people’s eyes will light up with hope and delight and others will start backing away with narrowing eyes, faces drawn with suspicion. The latter is unfortunate, but the truth cannot be denied that some of the Read More

“Somebody Do Something” – The Armchair Dog Rescuer

Posted on: January 12, 2015 - 55 Comments

While I commend anyone who dedicates even a small part of their life to helping dogs in need, today I've got a bone to pick with the people I like to call "armchair dog rescuers." These are the people that are usually the first to cast blame--typically on rescue groups, fellow rescuers, or animal shelter employees--and are the last to take proactive action themselves.