Tag Archives: shelter dog

Fleeing the Fort McMurray Wildfire [Our Evacuation “Tail”]

Posted on: July 27, 2016 - No Comments

May 3, 2016: Our home, the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, an approximate 90,000 people, are under a mandatory evacuation. We all had to leave, with the exception to those who were fighting this raging beast and leading us all to safety. This day will be forever burned into my memory.

Chihuahua Saved From Highway by Officers Reunited with Owner

Posted on: June 11, 2014 - No Comments

A tiny Chihuahua caused a huge traffic jam on a busy California freeway. The terrified dog darted in and out of traffic and finally perched itself on the highway's concrete median, where a California Highway Patrol officer coaxed her towards him with a protein bar. The officer was able to keep the dog calm and Read More

Breed-Specific Rescues

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

Shelter Dog Spotlight: Maya

Posted on: February 19, 2014 - No Comments

Last week, I highlighted a shelter dog named Marley who I met at the SPCA of Central Florida. This week, I want to tell you about another adoptable dog I met at the same shelter. Maya is a beautiful pit bull mix who has waited for her forever home for quite some time. Being a Read More

Shelter Dog Spotlight: Marley

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

War Veteran Finds Hope in Abandoned Dog

Posted on: February 12, 2014 - No Comments

The healing and helping potential of dogs never ceases to amaze. Joseph is a veteran of the Korean War, and is still active in veteran's organizations 60 years after his service. Another steadfast part of Joseph's life has been his dogs. Joseph adopted his first dog shortly after getting married, and his home had not Read More

Paralyzed Rescue Dog Pays It Forward

Posted on: January 20, 2014 - No Comments

Everything about this story is sure to leave you feeling just a little bit better about the world. 7-year-old dachshund Willie was found paralyzed and abandoned at a dumpster in Tampa. An employee at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay discovered Willie in a box by the trash bin, and took him back to the Read More

Why Choose a Shelter Dog

Posted on: January 18, 2014 - No Comments

Why should you consider a dog from a shelter? Dogs end up in shelters for a variety of reasons. People who do not spay/neuter their pets may have unwanted litters, sometimes a dog’s owner becomes too sick to care for their animals, and far to often people are not willing to take the time to Read More

Fostering A Rescue Dog

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If you are looking for a way to help homeless dogs in your community, fostering is a wonderful way to get involved. Fostering involves taking an animal into your home and caring for the animal until it finds an adoptive home. Fosters may be with you anywhere from a few days to a few months, Read More

Finding The Right Rescue Dog

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When considering where to get a new dog to add to your family, you should certainly consider adopting a dog from a shelter. Dogs end up in shelters for a variety of reasons. People who do not spay/neuter their pets may have unwanted litters, sometimes a dog’s owner becomes too sick to care for their Read More

Shelter vs Breeder

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One of the biggest decisions you will make is whether to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue group or buy a puppy from a breeder. Please choose not to support pet stores by purchasing a puppy from them – learn more about pet stores and puppy mills. If you have already decided you Read More