Category: rescue organizations

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

Take the Pledge: A Quick and Simple Thing You Can Do Today to Help Make Puppy Mills Go Away

Would it surprise you to know that the vast majority of puppies sold in pet stores originate from puppy mills (large scale breeding operations where profit is prioritized over the emotional and physical well being of the dogs… 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

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

Madonna of the Mills: Puppy Mill Exposé on HBO

Mark your calendar for Wednesday August 24th so you can watch the HBO documentary, Madonna of the Mills. I was able to preview the film and liked what I saw. The movie documents the passion of Laura Amato… 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

March 15, 2011: Adopt the Internet Day

  When I first met Quinn, he was a two to three month old pup with a soft orange and white coat and an even softer disposition.  That was two years ago and I often find myself reflecting… Read More