Adopt an Older Shelter Dog – Articles

The best dogs can be found at your local animal shelter – but how do you choose the right dog for your family? These articles discuss the potential problems, along with the things to keep in mind when you visit the pound. Choose a dog with the personality and breed that will work best with your household.

The Love of Dogs – Is it In the Genes?

October 8, 2010

Have you ever noticed that some people seem to be born dog lovers, and other people really can’t understand what all the fuss is about? I have a theory, (which may be completely nuts, of course), that an affinity towards dogs and other animals has a genetic component. Have you ever known a feral cat [...]

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We miss Suzie, a Newfoundland Rescued by the Fire Department

October 8, 2010

Carol, a reader, submitted the following: I highly recommend adopting an older dog. We were fortunate enough to adopt an old Newfoundland about 1 1/2 years ago. She was rescued by the fire department from a storm drain which she had somehow gotten stuck in. They think she was stuck there for several days. She [...]

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The Mini-Australian Shepherd – Working Dog or Toy?

October 8, 2010

I finally met my brother’s new “used” dog, a Mini-Australian Shepherd. The little guy is one year old; his previous owners didn’t have time for him – a common problem with any of the herding breeds. He now has a perfect home – three acres of farm and woodland, and a new owner who adores [...]

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Need Pit Bull Pictures?

October 8, 2010

For some reason (who knows why?) a lot of people search the Internet for pit bull pictures. I have no idea what people need the pictures for, but I do know that one of the best places to look for photos of pit bulls is on your local Humane Society website. I cadged a few [...]

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