Tag Archives: Adoption

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Picking the Right Dog Breed

Dogs Running

Picking the right dog breed for you is not a task that should be taken lightly, bringing a new life in to your family whether it has four legs or not, is a task that should involve the entire family and take many factors in to account…

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Share Your Dog Rescue Stories

Rescue Dog

Over at the Canine Journal HQ, we have rescue puppies on the brain. Partially because, well, we have rescue puppies on the brain (we’d adopt ’em all if we could!) but also because one of our very own just welcomed a new fashionable hound into her home…

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Stopping Puppy Mills in California and How You Can Help

Sad Puppy

A puppy mill, also known as a puppy farm, is a large scale dog breeding facility. The treatment of animals at puppy mills is often called into question. Specifically, these commercial breeding farms are known for their lack of medical care, and providing a proper diet for their dogs. The pups often do not receive the exercise and socialization they require at such a young age. Unfortunately, these large-scale breeding facilities also exist for other animals. For example, for cats, a breeding farm is referred to as a kitty mill. Believe it or not, an estimated 4000 puppy mills exist across the United States, which breed over half a million puppies per year.

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Three Dog Rescue Stories: Building A Family

Life is better with two dogs. Or that is how our family functions best. My first dog when I graduated from college was a Dalmatian named Domino. I adopted him when he was nine months old and enjoyed his companionship until a ripe age of nearly 14 years old. He traveled with me across the U.S., through just about every state, four times but eventually we settled in North Carolina where I bought my first home. With new home ownership came a sense of settling down and my desire for a second dog grew stronger. So I set out to find a dog in need of a home through various local rescue groups and shelters. A little black lab mix with an adorable under bite found his way into our hearts. His name was Storm and he was about two years old. And this is where my love for the companionship of two dogs – for myself and for one another – grew into a must have in our house…

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Dog Rescue Story: First There Was Remington

Remington

Our first dog as a couple was a Golden Retriever named Remington. My husband was not allowed to have a dog while growing up so when our new neighbors moved in with a litter of Golden puppies, and Ken had to adopt one of them. Three-month-old Remington joined our family in early 1999 and quickly made Golden lovers of us. He was a huge part of our family until we lost him to liver cancer in July 2008. No warning, he just stopped eating and was gone within a month after the vet diagnosed his disease. We were devastated…

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Dog Rescue Story: Angie and Dana

Angie and Dana

I will never forget the day that we brought home our rescue pups, Angie and Dana. We had just bought our first house one month earlier. My husband, Brian, knew I wanted a dog but said that we needed to get settled first before adding to our long list of new responsibilities. That bright Saturday morning, I thought I was going on yet another house shopping trip with Brian, with a big grin on his face, turned into the pet store parking log where they were having an adoption fair. I just smiled at him and asked. Yes was the answer…

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Dog Rescue Stories: Charlie And Betty Lou

Charlie

One night while surfing online somehow this picture popped up and it was Charlie (to this day I have no idea how I found myself on the Furry Angels website). It was love at first sight. We had never heard about the Furry Angels Foundation, but we emailed a request to see if he was available. The foundation responded and after finding out what he had been through, we knew he was the one…

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