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What Everyone Should Know About Fostering

For years I told myself that I wanted to volunteer at an animal shelter. I filled out volunteer applications. I spoke with volunteer coordinators. I offered up my time. But every time the opportunity arose, I chickened out.

Why? Because I am the consummate dog lover. Big, small, pretty, not-so-pretty. I don’t care. I [More…]

Beatrice Ann

Beatrice, aka Trixie, was dropped off at a shelter with her 5 puppies. The puppies were adopted quickly and Trixie, being a black adult dog, was not. She did not understand the reason she was in a kennel and her puppies were leaving. I adopted her in 2007 and have spent the last three years [More…]


Cujo is a two and a half year old rescue puppy (who was named by his dad). He had a rough time with some people before who did not treat him very nicely so he is still afraid of strangers, but he loves his mom and dad and a few other people who have been [More…]


Grace is a pitbull mix and is about the sweetest puppy you will ever meet. She is very shy but has gotten a lot better since her rescued brother came to live with her and bring her out of her shell. Grace enjoys relaxing on the couch and napping in sunbeams. She is also an [More…]

Why You Would Want to Adopt an Adult Dog: Your Questions Answered

Adopting an adult dog is a great way to find that perfect pet for your family as well as save yourself all the growing pains of rambunctious puppy-hood. While, granted, puppies in pet stores and breeder litters will be the first choice for many families choosing a dog, but this fact is also what [More…]