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Thinking of adopting a new dog into your home? Check out our reader’s stories, tips, non-profit organizations and dog shelters yoy may wish to contribute to and learn from and more.

Am I Ready For A Dog?

Girl and puppy

If you didn't grow up with a dog, you might not know much about them — how much care they truly need. We encourage you to do your research, which it looks like you are since you came across this article. It's important to educate yourself on pet ownership so you can make your life and your dog's life better. So, are you ready for a dog? Find out what to consider before you jump in... Read More »

ASPCA’s CEO Matt Bershadker & Behavioral Rehab Centers for Animals

Rescue Dog: ASPCA Giving Dogs a Second Chance

The ASPCA is developing groundbreaking dog rehabilitation approaches that are giving rescuers new hope, and even more importantly, victimized dogs a second chance. That’s the idea behind the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey, where a team of experts uses scientifically-based behavior modification techniques to help severely undersocialized dogs overcome their fears... Read More »

Are Microchips for Dogs Worth It?

Are Microchips for Dogs Worth It?

Microchipping a dog can be the difference between finding or losing your dog forever. A dog tracking chip can be scanned for your details so your dog can be returned to you and you can be a happy family again. Just ask Marie, her two dogs got out of the back yard fence and ran away. One of the dogs was chipped, while the other was not. Unfortunately, she was only reunited with one of her dogs again, but she will always microchip her dogs after her experience... Read More »

How To Adopt A Dog

Dog in cage

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... Read More »

Hector and Wallace: Pit Bulls Rescued From Michael Vick And Euthanasia

Hector and Wallace: Pit Bulls Rescued From Michael Vick And Euthanasia

In 2004 Wallace the pitbull was saved from near death at an animal shelter. His breed and high energy level were deemed a dangerous combination and put him on the fast track towards euthanasia. In 2007 Hector was one among many pit bulls saved from NFL football star Michael Vick's dog-fighting ring in Virginia. Both of these dogs were lucky enough to find people to accept them for who they were and in spite of their past to recognize the big hearts inside and adopt them into their forever homes. Learn more in the exclusive Canine Journal interview... Read More »

Susie’s Hope Film: A Rescue Story

Susies Hope

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month and we're not the only dog lovers with canine rescue stories and animal humane treatment on the brain. RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC seems to have an interest in canine rescue, too. At their 2013 festival, RiverRun will be screening Susie's Hope, a film, based on true events, that tells the story of Donna Lawrence and her adoption of a Pit Bull-mix puppy -- a puppy that someone had set on fire and left for dead -- just months after surviving a horrific Pit Bull attack herself... Read More »

What Are The Best Family Dogs?

Family petting dog

Are you on the hunt for the best family dog? There's no quick answer but this guide can help you learn some of the top suggested breeds for families, what makes them great, and also how to pick the best breed for your family. After all, there are many great dog breeds for families, but just because a dog is characteristically good with families doesn't mean it's a great fit for yours... Read More »