Why Do I Rescue?

I wanted to share the answer to a question that I often get from those who peek into the world of rescue and wonder “why do you do it?”

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Choosing the Right Dog for Your Family

Which kind of dog are you looking for? You may have an image of your perfect dog in mind, but often time your new canine best friend is the one you weren’t quite expecting. So keep an open mind as you browse our adoptable dogs.

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How to Introduce a Dog to a Dog

To throw dogs together and “let them work it out” is an urban myth. Dogs that are new to each other are often anxious, over-excited and stressed and that state of the mind is the perfect setup for dogs on both sides to make bad choices.

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Crate Training

Crates provide safe havens and dens for dogs. They calm them and can help prevent destructive chewing, barking and housetraining mistakes.

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The Two Week Shutdown

The Decompression stage lasts anywhere from the first day to a few weeks to even, in extreme cases, months. This guide will show you step-by-step what to do from the moment your rescue arrives through the first days and weeks to set up your foster dog for success.

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How To Introduce A Dog To A Cat

Properly introducing the dog and cat can help things go harmoniously from the start. However, there are times when even the most careful introductions won’t make Kitty and Fido best friends. That’s where the rest of this section comes in.

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House Training

Be patient with your foster dog. Even housetrained adult dogs will make mistakes, especially if they’ve been at the shelter for a long time and have been eliminating in their kennel.

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