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Puppy Adoption – What Do I Need To Know?

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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 their personality and lifestyle are appropriate for this type of dog,” says Nelson. Recommended products […]

Your Chihuahua Adoption Guide

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The same thing has happened to Pit Bulls since they have an established “tough and cool” image. She says, “Sadly, many people do little research into breed characteristics and don’t understand and commit to the responsibilities of lifetime ownership of a puppy or dog.” The Pitfalls of Adopting a Chihuahua If you’re still considering adopting a Chihuahua […]

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.   Visiting your local shelter would allow you to find a pet in person that feels right for you. It can take a little time to get to […]

How to Adopt a Dog Online

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“It’s a pretty unique feature,” says David Lytle, the OHS’s public affairs manager. “We are the only Humane Society I know of that has this find-a-match feature implemented so extensively.” How Dog Matching Works at Oregon Humane Society When a dog arrives at the OHS, a staff member photographs and weighs the pup and enters […]

How To Help Shelter Dogs – Even If You Can’t Adopt

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1 . Food Donations to an Animal Adoption 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 […]

Volunteers Who Make a Difference For Dog Adoption

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However, the teenaged volunteers usually take on those tasks, which leaves Bauer with a happy chore. “What I mainly do is just socialize with the dogs,” says Bauer. “I always think the dogs will want to get out and run and play in a larger space than their kennels, but all they want to do […]