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What Should I Look For When Adopting a Dog?

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Looking online can be a place to start.  There are several dog adoption websites that you can search when looking for a potential new pet for your home.   Better still, if your local shelter has hours where you can go in to visit and adopt a pet, this would allow you the opportunity to find […]

Katrina Victim Finally Reunited With His Dog

When New Orleans homeless advocate Jessie J. Pullins was forced to evacuate the Big Easy in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he followed orders from city officials and left his 3-year-old black Labrador retriever mix, JJ, enclosed in a room in his home with plenty of food and water. Pullins had been through hurricanes before. […]

There Are Ways To Help Shelter Dogs – Even If You Can’t Adopt

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1 . Food Donations to an Animal Shelter Like the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFSPCA), many shelters are taking to the Web to list their needs. Often, these needs will include pet food donations. The SFSPCA lists some items that you would expect to find, such as any brand […]

How Can We Save Our Pets During Natural Disasters?

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Help and Hope for Japan’s Dogs After the Tsunami Animal Rescue Kansai (ARK) is a 20-year-old organization dedicated to animal welfare in Japan. It has funneled resources and expertise to aiding animals affected by the tsunami. “We’ve been taking in animals, both those rescued on the road or those belonging to evacuees,” says Oliver. “After […]

What Do I Need To Do To Prepare For a New Puppy?

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considering and make sure it’s a good match for your lifestyle. “Many people do not carefully consider what breed they are getting; they just see a dog they think is cute and get it without a thought as to whether or not their personality and lifestyle is appropriate for this type of dog,” says Nelson. […]

Volunteers Who Make a Difference for Dogs

Across the country, volunteers work to improve the lives of dogs in need. No job is too big or too small. Dog lovers staff adoption fairs, nurture dogs in their homes and scoop poop at animal shelter kennels. They do it for love rather than recognition, and they make a difference, one four-legged friend at […]