Category: Adoptions

Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

The end of October is rapidly approaching, but there is still time to celebrate and appreciate Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month! Might you or someone you know be looking for a new canine family member? If so, I encourage a visit… Read More

Adopting a “Less Adoptable” Pet

This week happens to be Petfinder’s Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week. For those of you unfamiliar with this terrific organization, Petfinder is an online resource that showcases homeless animals from almost 14,000 shelters and rescue organizations across the United States. There’s… Read More

Help Crack Down on Puppy Mills

I encourage you to take a minute of your time before August 15th to help crack down on puppy mills. Under the current requirements of the Animal Welfare Act, puppy millers (aka, commercial dog breeders) must be licensed… Read More

Caring for a Rescued Puppy Mill Breeding Dog

As discussed in last week’s blog, rescued puppy mill breeding dogs come with a whole lot of emotional baggage. Fear is the number one issue- fear of people, other animals, and new sights and sounds. Should you decide… Read More

Puppy Mill Breeding Dogs: Proof of the Psychological Price They Pay

I recently spoke at the annual conference of the American Animal Hospital Association where I reconnected with an old friend, Dr. Frank McMillan.  We were small animal medicine residents at UC Davis together back in the day. Dr…. Read More

We Made It!

I’m pleased to report that our menagerie (my hubby and I included) have arrived, safe and sound in North Carolina! Thankfully, our trip was mostly uneventful. We had only one hiccup along the way and that occurred in… Read More

More on Colorblind Adoptions

Wow! What a terrific response I received following my recent blog post about colorblind adoptions. I discussed the fact that black colored dogs and cats tend to languish in shelter and rescue situations because they are less likely to… Read More

The Time of Year to Think About Colorblind Adoptions

I see pumpkins everywhere in my neighborhood reminding me that Halloween is right around the corner. This might be a good time to repost the following blog that I wrote a couple years back. Enjoy! Whenever I meet… Read More

Puppy Mill Awareness Day – September 17, 2011

Heads up everyone! This Saturday, September 17th is Puppy Mill Awareness Day.  I’ve spent plenty of time on my soapbox in an uproar about puppy mills  and I will continue to do so until I no longer have to… Read More

Adopt the Internet

   Please, will you join the “Help Petfinder Adopt the Internet Day” effort on March 15th?  Email your dog loving friends and relatives.  Feel free to share this blog post with them.  Heck, write a blog post of your… Read More