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Second Chance Dogs Available Now on Netflix

aspca-second-chance-dogs-puppy-mill-dogsThe new ASPCA documentary, Second Chance Dogs, was recently released on Netflix. The film follows the stories of six extremely fearful dogs rescued from cruelty and taken to the ASPCA’s Behavioral Rehabilitation Center, showcasing their heartwarming journey to finding a loving home.

Launched in 2013, the Behavioral Rehabilitation Center is the first and only facility dedicated to rehabilitating dogs suffering from severe fear due to puppy mills, hoarding, and other cruelty.

Check out the film’s website, the trailer, and the film itself on Netflix.

An important film about an important ongoing project.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: Celebrating ASPCA’s 150 Year Anniversary

A little bit different format for our normal Shelter Sunday feature today. But it’s in honor of a very big event that will benefit many shelters instead of just one, like we normally do.

Today the ASPCA celebrates its 150th anniversary, and in honor of this important milestone, they are launching 150 Days of Rescue, a nationwide action campaign that seeks to unite the country in making a difference in the lives of homeless and abused animals. Animal lovers are encouraged to visit the ASPCA’s campaign page and pledge their time between April 10 and September 7 to help animals in need, with the goal of reaching 150,000 actions for animals in 150 days.

Ways to participate include volunteering at a local shelter, donating, fostering, adopting a shelter pet, etc. Animal lovers who log their good deed will also be given the opportunity to nominate their favorite animal shelter to receive a grant prize of $150,000!

If you don’t know much about the ASPCA, here’s a short bio:
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world.

Our organization was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, we are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. We are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and are proud to boast more than 2 million supporters across the country.

The ASPCA’s mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”

Please help them celebrate their milestone 150th anniversary if you can. 150 days gives you lots of time to save up your coffee money to make a cash donation or to volunteer for a few hours. Who knows, you may even meet and fall in love with your next family member at your local shelter! (If you do, be sure to send us a picture.)

Doggies.com and breeders.net congratulate the ASPCA on their big anniversary and send our thanks for all of the animals they have helped over the past 150 years.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

November is Senior Pet Month

Photo:  Dogs Naturally Magazine
Photo: Dogs Naturally Magazine

November is Senior Pet Month, when we are encouraged to adopt dogs who already have a few miles on them. According to the ASPCA, “Animal shelters across the country are full of animals of all shapes, sizes, breeds and ages, but senior pets are typically the most difficult to place.”

The advantage to adopting an older dog, of course, is that you don’t have to put up with the annoying puppy behaviors of chewing, messing inside the house, and wanting to play all day, every day. Of course, senior dogs aren’t necessarily as cute as puppies, but they may also be already socialized to people and other animals, and may even be obedience-trained.

If you’re going to adopt from a shelter, try to find a place where you can play with the dog outside of his or her cage. Their personalities tend to totally change when they get somewhere else, such as an outside play area. Many dogs in shelters are confused as to why they are there, and they often are depressed about being isolated in cages all day. Ask to see the dog outside on a leash or in a fenced area to get a better idea of the dog’s personality.

Many shelters and rescues work with foster homes, where you can see dogs in a more natural environment and talk to the foster family about their personality and suitability for your family.

Don’t pass by the dogs with a little grey on their muzzles. Many times, they are exactly what you are looking for! And you will feel good knowing that you’re giving them an opportunity to live out their senior years in a loving home rather than in a shelter cage.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Recovery of a Puppy Mill Dog

This amazing video shows how a dog was rehabilitated after being rescued from a puppy mill. The YouTube caption reads: Trapped in a puppy mill, Coconut the dog had never known love—until she was rescued by the ASPCA. Watch a video of her incredible transformation and recovery, and find out how you can help save more dogs from a life of fear, pain and neglect.

Never underestimate the power of love, patience, and consistency.

I promise – no sad eyes looking out from a cage or spooky sad music.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!