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What You Should Know Before Adopting a Shelter Dog

A large percentage of the population now believes that one of the most ethical ways to find a dog that is right for your family is to adopt from a shelter. Sometimes a shelter doesn’t have the right fit, but many times you can find your diamond in the “ruff” if you are patient! Here is what you should know before adopting a shelter dog. Source It is always good to ask about where the dog came from. You can gather a lot of information from the background that the shelter may have, so don’t be afraid to ask. For…

Breezy: the ultimate hiking partner

Sometimes you need a little extra push to go out and try new things. When it comes to being that supportive friend, this adopted pup is the perfect companion. Here’s how Breezy became the ultimate hiking partner. How did you rescue Breezy? I rescued my dog, Breezy through the Sam Simon Foundation. They rescue dogs from various shelters and train them to become Hearing Dogs. When a dog doesn’t seem to be a good fit for that program, they put them up for adoption. Breezy was much too shy around people and dogs to be a good fit. So, when…

Bernie and Merle: Puppy Mill Survivors

You never know when you’ll meet someone special or who they’ll be. They could be a teacher, a neighbor or even two tiny pups in a kennel at your local pet store. This is where Bernie and Merle rescue story began. We decided to ask a few questions about this adorable duo and how they’ve impacted the life of their owner. How did you rescue your dogs? One afternoon my son and I went into PetSmart. They were having an adoption weekend. Of course, I wasn’t planning on taking any home. We saw the dogs that were right when you…