This last February, San Francisco joined the ever-growing list of 59 cities across the country that has banned the sale of non-rescue cats and dogs at pet stores. This decision was made to combat in-humane, large-scale puppy mills that often supply small pet stores with puppies and kittens for sale. Puppy mills breed animals in … More Banning the Sale of Non-Rescue Dogs & Cats in Pet Stores – A New Trend in Rescue?
Bringing home a new dog from a shelter or rescue organization is an exciting moment, for you and your new pooch! You are both embarking on a journey together that will be full of excitement, fun, adventure and love. In making the decision to adopt, you have probably done some research on what your pup … More What is Separation Anxiety?
I never expected that I would one day, be fostering a very large, very sweet, very needy 6 month old Labrador/Mastiff puppy. When I first met Uma, she was squished up in crate 3 sizes too small, covered in her own vomit. She was transported four hours from a kill shelter, where she was on … More The Importance of Fostering
“Living the good life” is a phrase commonly associated with a life that is enjoyable and worry free. For so many dogs, living the good life is, filled with squishy couches, blankets, love, and all the chew toys imaginable. Two meals a day, belly rubs, and snuggles from their favorite person gives these dogs all … More The Story of Scarlett
One of the most important parts of owning a dog, is giving them ample amounts of ove and attention which include but are not limited to: lots of petting, two meals a day, playing, and long walks for exercise. When out on walks, it is tempting to let your dog off leash so that they … More What Good are Leash Laws?
The holidays are a time for ugly sweater parties, copious amounts of food, drinks, sweets, and gatherings with friends and family. If you have a pet in your life, there is no doubt that you probably consider them a member of the family and will have them celebrating along side you…waiting patiently for you to … More Holiday Safety Tips
Dogs are commonly referred to as “man’s best friend”. This is evident throughout history and has been depicted in many was ranging from the ever popular Instagram dog selfie, to historical oil paintings of kings with their prized hunting dogs. They are loyal, aim to please, and love unconditionally. One breed that has struggled … More I only know what you teach me…
Don’t judge someone just because they sin differently than you. I try. It’s hard. I go to the shelter and I see dogs who got left behind. I wonder who leaves a 15 year old dog at shelter to die alone, afraid, in a cold and uncaring place and I judge. I try to reason … More Don’t Judge…..
In the same way that children have to be placed into foster care while a permanent adoptive situation is found, shelter dogs sometimes need a place to stay while a long-term care solution is found. Sometimes the stay is only for a couple of weeks while other times it may be as long as three … More Become a Foster, Save a Life
It all started with one dog, tied to a bush on the bike path and left alone to fend for herself. … More Homeless pets need rescues