From packing to unpacking, moving is stressful and exhausting, and it can feel that way for pets too. They don’t understand what’s happening and why they’re losing the home they feel safe in. Whether you’re moving to Atlanta, GA with your elderly dog, or adopting a … [Read more...]
Tips for Introducing a New Dog to a Home with Resident Dogs
Tips for Introducing a New Dog to a Home with Resident Dogs Post by guest blogger, Abi Pennavaria As a pet parent, you love your dog. So much so, in fact, that you’ve been considering adopting another one! After all, what could be better than more than one dog to love? Being … [Read more...]
PET SUMMER SAFETY from Dogs Are Deserving Rescue
PET SUMMER SAFETY Summer is here! While summer brings longer days filled with loads of fun, the season can also bring potential pet hazards. Please be aware of these hazards and do all that you can to protect your pup. To help you and your furry companions safely enjoy all … [Read more...]
Three Surprising Benefits of Fostering a Homeless Dog
Three Surprising Benefits of Fostering a Homeless Dog You’re skeptical. Let us guess why: You already have too many dogs. Or, your dog doesn’t get along with other dogs. Or, your kid bites and can’t be trusted with a dog. Or, you are dogless and … [Read more...]
Rescue: It takes a Village of Volunteers
Quick! Name two things you’d like to have more of! Dollars to doughnuts, MORE TIME and/or MORE MONEY made your list. Not surprisingly, those are also the two biggest needs of any animal rescue group—including Dogs Are Deserving Rescue. You’ve heard the … [Read more...]
“What happens if….?!?” Do you have an emergency plan for your 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!
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!
"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
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
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...]