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When the Word “Rescue” is a Problem

This is going to sound surprising considering how often I use the term, but I really don’t like the use of the word “rescue” to describe a dog that was obtained via a pet welfare group or pound. Yes, groups that find homes for unwanted dogs are called “rescue” as a shorthand term, and yes, […]

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Packaging is Everything Sometimes, Even in Dog Rescue

There are some dogs you end up with who are challenges to place for marketing reasons. Here are two we puzzled over.

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Dogs I Have Loved: Samantha

I’ve mentioned before that we successfully helped to place approximately 70 dogs who were confiscated from a hoarding situation, and I described the painstaking evaluation process we did to assess each dog.

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Pupdate – October 18, 2013

Asher is turning into a dog again! He’s still not ready to do much, but he’s showing interest in more of the house than his bed and bowl. He follows me around every morning and harasses me until I scrub down his itchy bald spots with a wet wash cloth and get some of the […]

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Don’t Be Afraid To Help

While I don’t foster dogs regularly, because my husband lives here, and sadly, gets a vote, it seems like fall is my season to pick up strays off the side of the road. Last year, it was Daisy, an emaciated, sick mom with 8 very healthy puppies. This year, it’s Asher. The vet suspects that […]

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The One I Got Wrong

Our rescue had become aware of a case in the rural county where we operate where upwards of 140 dogs had been seized by animal control from a so-called rescue. The small, cute and purebred dogs had found homes in rescues, leaving 70 dogs without anywhere to go*. We decided to meet these dogs and see […]