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Dogs Shelters & Fostering

Hotel for Homeless Dogs Reshapes Traditional Shelter Models

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Since enrichment is a cornerstone of the Fear Free Shelter Program, it’s always exciting to hear of creative ways shelters work to reduce fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS) while providing for the physical and emotional wellbeing of animals in their care. The Hotel for Homeless Dogs is a shelter founded on the notion that reducing […]

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Dogs Shelters & Fostering

Black Dog Syndrome: Is It Real?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Being in a shelter is stressful for any dog. But does the color of a dog’s fur determine how long they will be in that shelter? The idea that black-coated dogs are more likely to stay longer than others is known as Black Dog Syndrome (BDS) and is a controversial topic. Is it real? Here’s […]

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Dogs Shelters & Fostering Training & Grooming

Canine Cellmates Program a Win-Win for Shelter Dogs and Incarcerated Men

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Before Atlanta resident O King entered Fulton County Jail, he’d never had a pet dog. So when he was invited to participate with Canine CellMates—a nonprofit that runs a 10-week program in which incarcerated men use positive training methods to help shelter dogs get adopted—he wasn’t sure what to expect. But he was open to […]

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Cats Shelters & Fostering

Foster Kittens Bring Love, Laughter, and Family Togetherness

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Reading Time: 3 minutes I started something last month that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time: kitten fostering! I picked out my first kitten when I was five years old and named the little black ball of fluff Mr. Boo since Halloween was coming up. He was a great friend for a little girl, and I […]

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Saving Pets on the Ukrainian Border: You Can Help

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Reading Time: 7 minutes A veterinarian travels to Romania and Moldova to find ways to aid global efforts to help pets and people fleeing the violence and destruction of the war in Ukraine.

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Cats Life at Home Shelters & Fostering

Study Aims to Help Cats Live Their Best 9 Lives With Less Stress

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Reading Time: 4 minutes A new study looks at five feline personality traits and two common behaviors with the goal of understanding what cats need to thrive.

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Dogs Holidays Shelters & Fostering

How Fostering Pets for the Holidays Benefits Them—And You!

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Looking for a special way to add some magic to your holidays? Consider fostering a shelter pet! Karen Hirsch, public relations director for LifeLine Animal Project in Atlanta, Georgia – a nonprofit that manages two county shelters and a private shelter, in addition to other services – said fostering pets gives the animals a break […]

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Equines Shelters & Fostering Travel & Safety

10 Reasons to Microchip Your Horse

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Reading Time: 4 minutes For over 20 years, rescue groups, breeders, and pet owners have been microchipping dogs and cats to help ensure lost pets make their way home. Now the horse industry is catching up. Although a horse is rarely “lost” in the sense that you’d find a runaway clip-clopping down your street, there are other important reasons […]

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Dogs Shelters & Fostering

9 Ways to Help Shelter Dogs

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Reading Time: 4 minutes October is National Adopt a Dog Month and a wonderful excuse to celebrate your dogs with extra hugs, toys, and treats. After all, they are loyal best friends and awesome companions. However, spare a thought for the thousands of dogs in shelters, patiently waiting for a forever home and a family to love. There are […]

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Cats Shelters & Fostering

Can’t Have a Cat? Sponsor One

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Reading Time: 3 minutes “Sinjin may be the world’s luckiest cat. He was burned from head to foot by caustic chemicals, and unable to move when he was found in a driveway. This fat and happy one-eyed pirate now rules over the cat kitchen, demanding treats at all hours.”  This was the description I received — along with a […]