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  1. A foster needed to save this sweet, affectionate 5 yr old mix. NYC

    General Dog Discussion
    Zeus is our in house Cookie Monster, always ready for a treat, hopping like a kangaroo or a rabbit for it and owning a bloodhound's nose to find wherever liver treats are hiding. A handsome boy he is too, clad in a perfect coat, an amazing tail wagger, a great walker, polite with neared peers...
  2. Winter is coming!Collection

    Introductions
    Winter is coming! We are a refuge for animals. The refuge is in the village Wojtyszki in Poland. The reason for the collection is winter, which is very cold in us. We collect for food, warm up the home of our animals and improve the quality of life of these poor animals. Thank you...
  3. Scared dog from a shelter

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone, I am new here and I would like to get your help and opinion about a dog that me and my fiancee took from a shelter. A month ago we went to a shelter to pick up the dog that we chose on the website. He is one year old dog who spent his childhood in a shelter. He was found in a...
  4. What kind of outdoor bed would work for my dog?

    Dog Gear and Supplies
    So my dog has a nice doghouse with cushions inside our shed, lovely and warm and dry, then we also have another doghouse directly outside our back door as I thought she might use that since she's closer to the house that way and can still see everything that's going on..you would think :D But...
  5. Volunteer: How Should I Train In-Shelter?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello! I am a Trainer-in-training, looking for some advice. I currently volunteer all of my free time working at a local animal shelter. However, due to my limited time, I get about a half an hour per dog per week. Many of these dogs are strays or surrenders who don't know basic obedience or...
  6. Dog Training rescue dogs

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I would like to volunteer with my local Dog Rescue center to address some of their behavior problems so they can have more chances to be adopted. Although I really think this will increase their chances I also think that could make the dog to get attached to the trainer. I was wondering if...
  7. Any advice for a brand new shelter dog mom?

    New Additions
    Hi! We adopted little Molly (Black Mouth Cur) from our shelter on 11/16. Before Miss Molly, I had 1-2 other dogs my entire life. Our girl Chloe passed away at 13 on 9/14/16, and she was a 3 mo old stray when adopted (never lived one day in a shelter). Molly however, has had a rough go at just...
  8. What breed is my dog?

    New Additions
    Just picked my new dog up from the shelter a couple of weeks ago. I know she's a husky mix, but does anyone have any idea what the mix could be? https://www.dropbox.com/s/jby9n74hu3hpig7/IMG_5019.JPG?dl=0 [https://www.dropbox.com/s/tok4ikp5saholev/IMG_5161.JPG?dl=0
  9. Help me figure out my rescue dogs BREED?

    Dog Breeds
    I adopted Maxwell in January- and all the shelter knows is that he's a "terrier mix". He was about 1 when I adopted him. He is 14lbs, kind of scrappy and roughish hair with his skin showing through is spots. His skin has black marks on it, he has short legs, A LOT of energy and is jumps pretty...
  10. Senior Rescue Dog

    General Dog Discussion
    For those of you that have rescued a senior dog, have you ever worried about not having enough time with them once their gone? I'm thinking about adopting a disabled senior dog, but fear that because they're getting old, I'm not going to have them for very long and would regret not being able to...
  11. Cute Hybrid Breeds!

    Dog Breeds
    Hello! I would love to share my new mixed breed I've rescued from the shelter with you all. He is a 4yo half Boston Terrier and half Cocker Spaniel called Prince and he's very excitable, almost like a puppy. He has a super strong prey drive and is not good with other dogs so we're working with a...
  12. Digging to Stay Cool

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, My 9 year-old female GSD/Golden Retriever mix, Alley, is digging down to our foundation in order to stay cool. We live in Florida, so the summers are quite hot and humid. We have a screened-in back porch with ceiling fans. She has access to the porch via a pet door. I'm trying to come up...
  13. Minpin mix sleepwalking/peeing

    Dog Health
    Hi, I'm new so if this has been addressed please forgive me. I looked but didn't see a thread about it. Last month we adopted a second minpin mix from the shelter. According to her surrender papers she's about 6 years old and was surrendered because her owner was going to college. (Biting...
  14. Bringing home newly neutered dog to 2 other dogs

    New Additions
    Hello Everyone! I adopted a dog from the shelter yesterday who is getting neutered tomorrow (Tuesday) and I am bringing him home on Wednesday. I know that his activity is supposed to be limited while healing from the surgery, but I am concerned about how to accomplish this since we already have...
  15. New Guy Here. Just saying Hi!

    Introductions
    Hi Guys. So I decided to join the forum because I just adopted a new dog! He is a 2 year old Chihuahua named Levi. I grew up around dogs and have always had them. I only had larger dogs (Pitbulls, german shepherds, Great Danes) so this is my first small dog. I'm still in college and recently...
  16. Any information on heartworm?

    Dog Health
    Hi! I am looking for information on heartworms. A dog at the shelter near where I live is heartworm positive and getting looked over because of that but she is a wonderful dog and I am very much in love. Can anyone give me some more advice on heartworms like treatment cost or typical treatment...
  17. Does anyone have foster experience?

    New Additions
    Well, I ended up not getting the dog the last time I posted on here, not that long ago. It just didn't feel right. Since then, I've started volunteering at the shelter, dog-walking, and helping rescues to evaluate dogs on the kill list. It's been a lot of fun and now I might be about to get into...
  18. Fostering difficulties/rant. Is this normal?

    General Dog Discussion
    As I suspected might happen, my brother is *not* going to let me have his corgi. I expected this might happen, so I had already been looking into possibly fostering/volunteering somewhere. I did not expect how hard it would be to find anywhere who would take me on! I am not kidding. I have...
  19. Took Neighbors Dog to the Pound Upon Request

    General Dog Discussion
    My neighbors, an older couple, found this cute blonde dog 2 years ago when she was a puppy. They kept her but she was destructive and they demoted her to their large, fenced in yard with another outside dog. "Whispa", became more destructive. Attacking the roses, chewed the entire bottom of...
  20. Rescue Fund in memory of Tuva?

    General Dog Discussion
    So I am going to try to stay pragmatic and minimally sappy here. I posted about this in the Memorials section, but it only got one response, so I guess it was too long or redundant. Tuva went too young, far too young. She helped me catch and rescue a stray a month before she died, and I, with...
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