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A Rescue Dogs True Cost

A Rescue Dogs True Cost

What does your adoption fee go too? Why saving a dog is not only a great way to save a life but it is also a great way to save some money over buying one at a pet store. The illustration below shows the true cost of saving a dog. If you can’t adopt or […]

 
Top 10 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Top 10 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Whether you’ve recently adopted a pet or you’re considering it, one of the most important health decisions you’ll make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog. Spaying—removing the ovaries and uterus of a female pet—is a veterinary procedure that requires minimal hospitalization and offers lifelong health benefits. Neutering—removing the testicles of your male […]

 
Things to Consider Before You Adopt a Dog

Things to Consider Before You Adopt a Dog

“Select” is defined in the dictionary by such phrases as “a preferred choice” or “carefully chosen”. Selecting the family dog should be a well-researched and carefully soul-searched activity. Are you and your family willing to make a 10 – 15 year commitment to this sentient being in sickness and in health, for richer and for […]

 
Six Common Misconceptions About Pet Adoption

Six Common Misconceptions About Pet Adoption

Jane Harrell, Petfinder.com associate producer We put together a list of common adoption myths, in the hopes that you can gently point friends toward this post when they talk about why they’ve got their heart set on buying. Myth #1: I don’t know what I’m getting There may in fact be more information available about […]

 
Understanding Animal Neglect and Cruelty

Understanding Animal Neglect and Cruelty

More than two decades of psychological and sociological research reveals that barbarous acts toward animals often lead to brutality toward humans. Such violence has been observed in serial killers, who often began their sprees of violence by practicing on animals, but is well-documented in cases of domestic violence and child abuse as well. With the rise in professional […]

 
What Are the Dangers of Trolley Dog Runs?

What Are the Dangers of Trolley Dog Runs?

By Rebecca Chandos, eHow Contributor Experts often put trolley dog runs forth as a way for people without adequate fencing to ensure their dogs get proper outdoor exercise. While some advocates tout trolley dog runs as being better or more humane than simple chaining and tethering, they can, in fact, be just as dangerous and […]

 
Crate Training

Crate Training

“Private room with a view. Ideal for traveling dogs or for those who just want a secure, quiet place to hang out at home.” That’s how your dog might describe his crate. It’s his own personal den where he can find comfort and solitude while you know he’s safe and secure—and not shredding your house […]

 
Is a Lab Right for You?

Is a Lab Right for You?

The gentle, intelligent and family-friendly Labrador Retriever from Canada continues to be the most popular breed in the United States, according to AKC® registration statistics. This versatile hunting breed comes in three colors – yellow, black and chocolate – and because of his aptitude to please his master they excel as guide dogs for the […]

 
Time To Adjust

Time To Adjust

What you can expect the first few weeks with your newly adopted Rescue Dog: Some rescue dogs have been abandoned, the family they loved giving them up for any number of reasons (moving, divorce, illness, etc.).  Animal Control, or a passerby found some, wandering lost and hungry.  Some have spent time in a shelter, amidst […]

 
 
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