Adopt, Don’t Shop: A Phrase Worth Thousands Of Lives

Dog in cage at shelter (Caption: Adopt Don't Shop)

Have you heard the latest catch-phrase, “Adopt, Don’t Shop?” If so, you might be wondering what it means. Adopt, Don’t Shop is a campaign slogan that a growing number of animal rights proponents are using to promote adopting pets from shelters, rather than buying them from pet stores. What’s behind the movement? Is it controversial? And how can you get involved? Read on for answers to all these questions and more…

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How To Adopt A Dog Guide (And Our Experience)

Girl at animal shelter with dog in cage (Caption: How To Adopt A Dog)

You’re considering adopting a dog! And you are taking the time to research how to care for it before you’ve even adopted – way to go! We couldn’t be more pleased with your decision. There are many dogs in shelters just waiting for great homes like yours to call their own. Dog adoption is a fun experience but you also have many things to consider, like the age of dog you’re going to adopt. We’ll tell you what to expect for each age group to help you make your dog adoption experience a successful one full of love and joy…

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Pandemic Rescue Dog Stories: Who Saved Who During COVID-19?

Rescue dogs (caption: Pandemic Rescue Dog Stories)

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in pet adoptions across the world. As people quarantined at home, they’ve looked to furry family members to fill their life with joy and companionship. Studies show that pets help people cope with anxiety and loneliness. Read these uplifting stories from readers who rescued dogs during the COVID-19 lockdown…

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Get To Know Izzy The Chow And We The Dogs

Izzy The Chow And Amber Of We The Dogs DC

Izzy isn’t just any adorable chow. She’s a rescue pup and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Fluff on a mission to help other pups. Her mom Amber was one of the co-founders of We The Dogs DC, a nonprofit which aims to connect local dog owners and advocates to support animal rescue organizations…

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How Your Pet Shelter Donations Can Help Pets In Need

2 dogs in cage at shelter

Most pet shelters operate using donations from the community. Often, the number of resources the shelters have don’t even come close to the amount of need they face. Unfortunately, while pet shelter donations are something that many people think about, they rarely seem to make them. While you may think that money is the only way you can help, there are actually many things you can do to aid your local animal shelter. Whether you donate your time or items that can either be used, sold or auctioned, you can make a huge difference in the lives of many pets in just a few simple steps…

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Adopting & Fostering With Cavalier Rescue USA

Two Cavalier dogs on sofa

I adopted our Cav Lexie through Cavalier Rescue USA and wanted to share more about the great work their organization is doing in hopes it could help others who are considering adopting (or fostering) this lovable breed. So we interviewed Michelle from Cavalier Rescue USA to learn more…

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How To Become A Foster Dog Parent

Dog with foster parent

The stigma that shelter dogs are bad dogs is a stereotype that is completely untrue. Unfortunately, too many dogs are in shelters, and people are scared to adopt them because they think there must be some reason that they were sent to the shelter to begin with. Read on to learn the real deal about shelter dogs and what you can do to help…

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Bringing Sally Home: Our Dog Adoption Process

Sally the dog with pup parents Kimberly & Pat

My husband and I went to the local Humane Society on a Saturday morning, after waiting years for the right time to get a dog. In the past, we moved around a lot and just didn’t feel it was the right time for us to care for another living creature. After getting a permanent home for ourselves and also getting our schedules to slow down, we knew it was the perfect time to grow our family…

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