Fixing a Bad Dynamic

IN ALMOST EVERY CASE OF PET SURRENDER, a bad dynamic is unavoidable. No matter what the circumstances are, pet owners who find themselves in the challenging position of needing to find a new home for their pet feel devastated and embarassed. Weighed down by guilt, they seek help at their local animal shelters and pet […]

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One Little, Brown Dog

Coco’s Chance to Go from One Good Home to Another. SOMETIMES, ALL IT TAKES IS ONE LITTLE BROWN DOG TO GET YOUR ATTENTION I CANNOT TELL YOU exactly how many little, brown mixed breed dogs enter shelters each year, but the number is astronomical.  These tan, doe-eyed mutts sometimes seem to overrun shelters to the point that, from […]

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Pet Adoption for the Real World Means Thinking Differently

Supporting Surrender Prevention is the Future of Pet Adoption. NO ONE SUPPORTS or believes in the need for animal shelters more than I do. I ran a large animal shelter for a number of years. Like someone who has worked in the kitchen of a restaurant, I know how the meal is made. It’s not always pretty. And […]

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Pet Adoption Takes a Step Further into the Future

I HAVE LOVED ANIMALS FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER MY MOM would be more than happy to show you endless childhood drawings of cats and dogs. Even photos of my own “No Hunting” signs, which I diligently hung on trees around our property. WHAT I DIDN’T KNOW as a young girl was that I […]

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