Adopting the Right Dog

Every dog in the shelter can provide you with endless love and companionship, and every dog deserves a loving, responsible home. But some dogs are better for you and your lifestyle than others. That's why you should take the time to make a thoughtful choice. After all, you're choosing your new best friend, who'll Read More

By | 2017-07-18T20:11:25+00:00 November 29th, 2015|

Protecting Your Dog from Heartworm

Puppy mill rescues highlight the importance of preventative measures for this common (but potentially fatal) parasite. Puppy mills are notorious for their inhumane conditions, housing dogs in tiny wire cages and providing them with little if any medical care. As a result, the dogs that we rescue from these mills often have various medical Read More

By | 2018-01-17T17:18:51+00:00 August 17th, 2015|

Why Adopt? Adoption vs. Pet Store

With Pet Adoption, You Find Your New Best Friend and You Save a Life. Tragically, 2,000,000 animals are destroyed each year in the U.S.  That’s a shocking and little-known statistic. As the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, we continuously take animals out of harm’s way—whether it’s rescuing them from other shelters Read More

By | 2018-04-03T10:45:36+00:00 April 28th, 2015|

How to Introduce Your New Dog To Your Other Pets

Thinking of adopting a dog or puppy? There’s nothing better than rescuing a Mutt-i-gree®, one of the wonderful companion animals available at shelters. But if you already have a pet or pets as part of your household, it’s important to know the best way to introduce your new canine to his housemates. Making the Read More

By | 2017-06-23T16:21:22+00:00 March 29th, 2015|

Kids and Pet Safety Rules

Children and pets make best friends for life, but keep them both safe with some tips from our trainers Thinking of adding a furry member to your family? That’s great news, especially if you have kids. The benefits to children of having a pet are vast: increases in self-esteem, nurturing skills, cooperation and, best Read More

By | 2017-08-11T21:32:46+00:00 January 19th, 2015|

Kids And Pets – A Perfect Match

Pets play such an incredible role in children’s lives. Studies show that children raised with pets show many benefits. Pets teach life lessons that stay into adulthood and have a monumental impact in a child’s development. The experts at North Shore Animal League America would like to express just how beneficial pets can be Read More

By | 2017-06-28T22:24:52+00:00 July 13th, 2014|

Mixed Breed Dogs vs Purebred Dogs

Dogs fall into one of two categories: purebreds or mixed breeds – dogs that we call Mutt-i-grees®. Adopt an Amazing Mixed-Breed Mutt-i-gree® While a mixed-breed dog has a more diverse genetic makeup than a purebred dog, the size, appearance, and temperament of most mixed-breed dogs can be well predicted. After all, mixed breeds are Read More

By | 2017-06-23T15:51:47+00:00 February 28th, 2014|

Dealing with the Loss of a Pet

Everyone who loves them says the same thing: The only thing wrong with pets is that they just don’t live long enough. And it’s true. Their lifespans are shorter than ours. Someday, they’ll be gone. And the loss of a pet can be devastating. For many, our pets are closer to us than some Read More

By | 2017-09-15T15:47:59+00:00 February 25th, 2014|

The Stages of Grief – Losing a Pet

In her groundbreaking book “On Death and Dying” (1969), Elizabeth Kübler-Ross delineated five stages of grief, which apply as much to losing a beloved pet as they do to the death of a dear person. Of course, everyone grieves differently, and Kübler-Ross did not propose a five-step recipe for living through loss. Rather, the Read More

By | 2017-06-23T15:35:15+00:00 February 25th, 2014|

Does my puppy have kennel cough?

Q: I recently adopted a 12-week-old female puppy.  This is the first puppy we have owned and are very excited to be pet owners!  Over the last 2 days, it seems as though something is stuck in our puppy's throat!  It sounds like a cough but we are not sure.  She sneezes often and Read More

By | 2017-06-23T15:49:23+00:00 November 2nd, 2013|