“What happens if….?!?” Do you have an emergency plan for your pets?

emergency plan for pets

It's Spring and the weather is volatile with extreme rain, flooding, tornados, straight-line winds, raging wildfires, and more. All too often, we see photos of dogs or cats left behind to fend for themselves: clinging to a roof surrounded by water, or shivering alone in a shelter … [Read more...]

Summer is Here!

Do not leave dogs in hot cars

Summer is officially here! And while we all love a little summer outdoor time, there are some important things to remember when it comes to caring for your dogs. Please share! Keep walks to a minimum during the hottest parts of the day, and stick to the shady parts of the … [Read more...]

No Easter Chocolate for the Dogs!

Dogs are Deserving Rescue

"Remind me again...WHY can't I have chocolate in my Easter basket???" Most everybody knows that chocolate is not good for dogs.  But did you know that even a little bite of chocolate can be harmful? Chocolate has an ingredient that can cause seizures, tremors, respiratory … [Read more...]

Borrowing a Dog from the Universe

Dogs are deserving rescue DADR wishbone dog

Borrowing a Dog from the Universe is good karma. Like a library book, a borrowed dog comes to stay with a Foster for a short time. But it's a very special time. Think of this time as a safety-net, as a last grab before an unwanted dog goes over the cliff or down the drain. It … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Safety for the Dogs

Dogs are thankful too

  The house is cleaned, the table is set, the turkey and dressing are in the oven...and the family and friends on their way with side dishes and desserts.  It's almost time to relax, eat, enjoy the full house of loved ones and give thanks. So, what's Mr. Fido doing … [Read more...]

Trick or Treat? Keep Halloween fun and safe for your dog!

dog in grass skirt costume

Trick or Treat?    Keep Halloween fun and safe for your dog! With all the spooks, gremlins and superheroes coming to the door, it can be an exceedingly anxious time for your dog.  It can be very scary for them and they may feel a need to protect you from these strange little … [Read more...]

Your Dog’s Trust: What happens after you die?

Lost Dog

  One of the saddest things in the world is to see a dog who’s owner has died.  Dogs grieve in silence.  They may not even know what has happened, except that their loved one is gone and their life is suddenly very, very different.  In too many cases, dogs are often … [Read more...]

Protect your Dog during 4th of July Celebrations

scared dog

  Some dogs are so terrified of fireworks that they become frantic, panic and run away from loving homes.  More dogs are lost around the 4th of July than any other time of the year and shelters report that July 5th is their busiest day of the year. Here are some … [Read more...]

What to do if your dog gets skunked

Deskunking a dog in a bathtub

You’ve been wondering why your dog is always sniffing and barking at the hedge in the back of the yard.  Now you know.   At 5:30 this morning, he yelped and flew past you like a rocket…and THE SMELL!  He’s been skunked! Skunks are everywhere—in the country, the … [Read more...]

What to do if your dog is stung by a bee

dog nose close-up

You know the afternoon.  Bright sunshine, fresh breeze…you’ve just finished mowing the grass and trimming your fenced-in backyard.  It’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor, to relax and spend a little quality time with your family.  You grab a cold drink, open the back door … [Read more...]