Tragic Fire at All Breeds Animal Rescue and Adoption

January 24, 2018

All breeds
From the Dothan Eagle: Firefighters in Daleville, Alabama were called to a residential fire at about 2:00 am Tuesday morning; they arrived to find the roof fully engulfed. [Read more]

Southwest Airlines Rescues Pups from Puerto Rico

January 24, 2018

Shelley Castle Photog

Courtesy Shelley Castle Photography

Not once, not twice, but three times, Southwest Airlines (my favorite way to travel!) flew to Puerto Rico to pick up planeloads of animals who needed to be rescued after the busy hurricane season. [Read more]

Philadelphia Works Toward “No-Kill” Goal

January 11, 2018

NBC News in Philadelphia reports that several of the city’s animal shelters have banded together to create a city-wide no-kill policy, which would allow only very sick dogs or those who can not be rehabilitated due to overt aggression to be euthanized. [Read more]

Tuesday Top Ten: Ways to Lower Your Tax Bill

December 26, 2017

I Do Not Have Enough Money Looking for a last minute way to create a charitable deduction for your taxes? This may be the last year ever that you will be able to use donations as a way to lower your tax bill. Check out our top ten list of the items most needed by shelters and rescue organizations. [Read more]

The Reality of Shelter Euthanasia…AKA…No Dogs Under the Tree!

December 23, 2017

EuthanasiaFrom the Facebook page of Shelter Dogs Rock: I died today. You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now. Some other puppy will get the barely used leash you left. My collar was dirty and too small, but the lady took it off before she sent me to the Rainbow Bridge . Would I still be at home if I hadn’t chewed your shoe? I didn’t know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. I was just playing. You forgot to get puppy toys. Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. [Read more]

Direct Pet Adoption through GetYourPet.com

October 18, 2017

Adopt me.Stray dog looking for owner.Animal helpHave you seen the new online community called GetYourPet.com? Here’s why their company thinks this is a good idea:
Because Dogs and Cats Go Directly From One Good Home To Another. [Read more]

Should Pet Stores Be Required to Sell ONLY Rescue Animals?

October 15, 2017

Pet Group
From the LA Times: California recently passed a law (AB 485) prohibiting, on and after January 1, 2019, a pet store operator from selling a live dog, cat, or rabbit in a pet store unless the dog, cat, or rabbit was obtained from a public animal control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals shelter, humane society shelter, or rescue group. [Read more]

Gumby, the shelter dog who refused to be adopted

October 8, 2017

Photo source:  Charleston Animal Society

Photo source: Charleston Animal Society

The Animal Channel carries the story of Gumby, a white hound who was found wandering the streets and was taken in by the Charleston Animal Society. Over the course of two years, he was adopted no less than ELEVEN times, but kept either running away from his adoptive homes to return to the shelter (three times) or being returned by his adopters because they could not keep him contained (eight times). [Read more]

Adopt, Don’t Shop

October 3, 2017

AdoptThanks to the good folks at Noah’s Bark Dog Biscuits for this important reminder that October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month.

#AdoptDontShop

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Ways You Can Help Harvey Animal Victims

August 30, 2017

praying dog

If you’re looking for a way you can help, here are some resources: [Read more]

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