My New Foster Dog, Tory: Part Four

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In part three, a veterinarian diagnosed Tory with several health problems requiring surgical correction. Tory had surgery yesterday, and I’m pleased to report that he’s recovering well, although still pretty groggy and  achey. Now the real work … Read More

Five Reasons to Adopt a Formerly Stray Cat

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Many people don’t want a cat who was found as a stray. Former strays are passed over at shelters in favor of kittens relinquished due to allergies, cats given away for shedding, and more. Strays are sometimes … Read More

My New Foster Dog, Tory: Part Three

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Tory visited the vet yesterday. The news is not good! As I suspected, Tory has an elongated soft palate. He also suffers from a number of other medical problems. Tory is scheduled for surgery tomorrow to … Read More

My New Foster Dog, Tory: Part Two

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Last week, I introduced you to my foster dog, Tory. At the time, he had not yet arrived. Now he’s at home with me, and has proven to be a little more of a handful than … Read More

In Honor of Stump: Why Senior Dogs Rule

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“Stump,”  a 10-year-old Sussex Spaniel, won Best in Show this week at the 2009 Westminster Kennel Club championship. Stump is the oldest dog ever to amble away with top honors at the nation’s most prestigious dog show. … Read More

Ten Ways to Use One Hour Per Week to Help Homeless Pets

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When I mention that I volunteer for animal rescues, the most common response I get is something along the lines of, “That’s so great! I wish I had the time to do something like that.” Of … Read More

Getting a New Pet in a Down Economy

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There are many articles swirling in the news on how the economy is affecting pet ownership. Pets have been surrendered to animal shelters all over the U.S., and some facilities have seen a significant increase. For … Read More

Beyond The Miracle

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This post was written by guest author Dave Stewart. Last summer I wrote a story about Miracle, our beloved sheltie.  How we found him, the challenges in finding him and how we lost him.  If you … Read More

Reducing Failed Adoptions One Puppy at a Time

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It’s a new year, so what are you doing to help give shelter pets a home? Everyday there are pets who need a home, and the numbers are increasing. Maybe you have concerns in the back … Read More

How Shelter Volunteers Can Reduce Adoption Returns

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If you’ve ever volunteered with any sort of animal rescue, you likely know the pain of sending a pet off to what you believe will be its forever home, only to see it returned a few … Read More

Keiji the Kitten Finds a Home for the Holidays

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Keiji was my first foster pet, and since he came to me in the holiday season, Christmas Day seems like a good time to post his story. Kitten-in-a-Box Keiji entered my life in a blue plastic box … Read More

Family in Town for the Holidays? Why Not Volunteer Together?

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A house full of visiting family can get hectic and noisy, particularly if kids are visiting and have extra energy from being stuck inside. The solution? Round the whole group up, and perform a volunteer project … Read More

Adopting a Puppy vs an Adult Dog

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Sasha-Simone, The Very Energetic Puppy! When many soon-to-be dog owners think dog adoption, they automatically think of a puppy. But many new dogs owners fail to realize that an adult dog is often the better choice. … Read More

Should You Buy a Pet on Craigslist?

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The temptation of the Craigslist Pets section haunts me every time I browse the web. I want to scoop each and every animal being sold there up in my arms and take them home with me. Of course, … Read More

Pets: Family Members, Not Holiday Gifts

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What would Junior really love to find under the Christmas tree this year? A wiggly little puppy, of course! And wouldn’t Hannah love a hamster for Hanukkah? Grandma Sally has been lonely since her husband passed … Read More

Help Shelter Pets Have Something for which to Give Thanks

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As you give thanks for your beloved pets today, remember shelter pets and the people who work hard to improve their lives and find homes for them. Economic turmoil has caused an increase in the number of pets surrendered … Read More

Obama Girls to Get a Puppy

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President-Elect Barack Obama announced yesterday in his acceptance speech after winning the US presidency that a puppy will be moving into the White House with the Obama family. Michelle Obama said in a recent TV interview that … Read More

Found A Stray– What Now?

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The first time a stray found me, I was completely unprepared for the situation. A Cocker Spaniel turned up in the courtyard outside my apartment and proceeded to evade me for nearly two hours before finally … Read More

Pet Care in a Down Economy: Why the Adoption Option's the Most Frugal

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We just talked about why you should never buy a pet at a pet store, but why should you adopt instead? Well, setting aside that you’ll save a life and give a wonderful animal a second … Read More

WHS Foster program – Giving love some time to grow

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This post was submitted as part of the Pet ‘Net Adoption Event 2008 to heighten awareness about animal shelter adoption.Please visit your local shelter, or Human Society location and ADOPT A PET if you can. Your … Read More

You Can Help Us Tackle Winnipeg’s Cat Overpopulation Crisis

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This post was submitted as part of the Pet ‘Net Adoption Event 2008 to heighten awareness about animal shelter adoption.Please visit your local shelter, or Human Society location and ADOPT A PET if you can. Your … Read More

Information on Infant Wildlife

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This post was submitted as part of the Pet ‘Net Adoption Event 2008 to heighten awareness about animal shelter adoption.Please visit your local shelter, or Human Society location and ADOPT A PET if you can. Your … Read More

Trixie and Tinkerbell

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This post was submitted as part of the Pet ‘Net Adoption Event 2008 to heighten awareness about animal shelter adoption.Please visit your local shelter, or Human Society location and ADOPT A PET if you can. Your … Read More

Heading North to Help Save Lives – WHS Sends Veterinary Teams to Northern Communities

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This post was submitted as part of the Pet ‘Net Adoption Event 2008 to heighten awareness about animal shelter adoption.Please visit your local shelter, or Human Society location and ADOPT A PET if you can. Your … Read More

Trap, Neuter, Release

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This post was submitted as part of the Pet ‘Net Adoption Event 2008 to heighten awareness about animal shelter adoption.Please visit your local shelter, or Human Society location and ADOPT A PET if you can. Your … Read More

Murphy

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This post was submitted as part of the Pet ‘Net Adoption Event 2008 to heighten awareness about animal shelter adoption.Please visit your local shelter, or Human Society location and ADOPT A PET if you can. Your … Read More

Why An Older Dog Might Be Your Perfect Match

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This post was submitted to heighten awareness about animal shelter adoption. Adopt a pet today! This story comes to us from Dan of the Dog Guide. Puppies are irresistible. They’re cute and cuddly and frankly, most … Read More

Mortimer's Story

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This post was submitted as part of the Pet ‘Net Adoption Event 2008 to heighten awareness about animal shelter adoption.Please visit your local shelter, or Human Society location and ADOPT A PET if you can. Your … Read More

Adoption Stories: Reef and Dan

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This post was submitted to heighten awareness about animal shelter adoption. Adopt a pet today! This story comes to us from Dan of the Dog Guide. Reef came into my life in June of 2001.  I … Read More

Adoption Stories – Monster and General Mao

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This post was submitted to heighten awareness about animal shelter adoption. Adopt a pet today! Monster at 4 1/2 weeks, fitting into the palm of one of my hands. During my time as a foster home … Read More

Mission: Adopt a Pet

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This post was submitted to heighten awareness about animal shelter adoption. Adopt a pet today! So you want to adopt a pet but don’t know where to begin or how to go about buying one. If … Read More

Why Adoption Matters

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This post was submitted to heighten awareness about animal shelter adoption. Adopt a pet today! I have visited many animal shelters in my day, and it’s an unsettling feeling seeing all of the innocent dogs and … Read More

Ten Reasons to Adopt a Cat

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This post was submitted to heighten awareness about animal shelter adoption. Adopt a pet today! Whether you are young or old, single or married, pets can bring joy and compassion to your life. So if you … Read More

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