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Creative Volunteerism: Quantifying the Issue

I was thrilled to receive an email from Sandy Shephard today, a volunteer with Angels’ Arms Rescue in Mobile, Alabama. She told me about their unique approach to raising awareness about euthanasia in their community. I think this photo and … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Breed

Written by Kevin Sloan of Find The Best: Rescue With Care: How to Choose the Right Dog Breed When it comes to finding a new dog — aside from picking the one with the cutest pug-nose, the floppiest ears or … Continue reading

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Finding Homes for Less Adoptable Pets

In honor of Petfinder.com’s Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week, I thought a post about adopting out “less adoptable” pets was in order. Some popular adjectives that come to mind for many when conjuring up the perfect dog include young, … Continue reading

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Importance of Good Photos to Increase Adoptions

In Road to Rescue, we discuss the importance of taking good photos of each animal to increase his or her chance of adoption. Sharon Sleighter of Legacy Boxer Rescue did a great job starting the discussion on this topic on … Continue reading

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DON’T Kill Bill Aerial Performance

The next Don’t Kill Bill show will be on March 10th, 2012, at the Lakewood Cultural Center near Denver, CO. Our drive is high to take the show across the country, but in order to do so, we need sponsors. … Continue reading

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How NOT to Communicate

Rescuers, you are running A BUSINESS. In the rawest essence, you are entrepreneurs providing goods and services to customers. As entrepreneurs, you tend to have many great characteristics that lend to your success: perseverance, vision, passion, etc. However, many rescuers … Continue reading

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The Truth About Ticks

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY The Truth About Ticks…Myth vs. Fact *Provided to us by www.DogsandTicks.com Disease-carrying ticks pose health risks to dogs and people, no matter where they live. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that ticks in every … Continue reading

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Short Film Starring a Rescue Dog Needs Your Support

Support a short film starring an adorable rescue dog!  Jed Cowley, a Columbia University MFA candidate and Sundance alum, has made an awkward romantic comedy. It’s about Dudley, a bored and communication-inhibited man in his mid 30s.  One day, in … Continue reading

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Education Rally: A Veterinary Opportunity

Rescue is hard, period. There are days when you feel like your little efforts to save one life at a time are adding up to something bigger. Then there are days when you feel like the stream of dogs needing … Continue reading

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Designer Dogs

This post came across my email via Trainer Tori, who, by the way, has a killer newsletter. Definitely worth signing up for. We wanted to reprint this here because we believe this is information you should know. What do you … Continue reading

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