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Best Practices: Veterinary Care

Today’s post on working with vets is by Shereen Raucci of Mile High Weimaraner Rescue. The post covers 1.       Veterinary care a.       Becoming an advocate for your dogs b.      Understanding common medical issues We look forward to your comments, feedback, … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Legal Concerns – Dangerous Animals

Today’s topic is how rescues handle dangerous dogs. Thanks to AZGRC (Arizona Golden Retriever Connection) for sharing their dog bite policies and paperwork. This should be an exciting discussion, as I’m sure every rescue has a different way of handling … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Homeless Pets Needing Help (Part 2)

Thank you to Dallas Rising of Small Dog Rescue of Minnesota and Emily Day of Alliston and District Humane Society for writing today’s post. This post covers the following topics: a.       Handling cases involving lawsuits (ex. Puppy mill busts) b.      … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Homeless Pets Needing Help

A big thanks to Tim and Kari Workman, foster family with Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue, Denver, Colorado, for this comprehensive post on homeless pets needing help. This section of the Rescue Best Practices Manual we’re developing covers 1.       Homeless pets … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Starting a Rescue (Part 3)

Today’s post is about further considerations when starting a rescue. It is written by Linda Sutphin of Dogs 2nd Chance Rescue of Tennessee. If you’re just joining us for the first time, you’ll find that every Tuesday and Friday through … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Starting a Rescue (Part 2)

“Starting a Rescue” is obviously a big topic, so we’ve divided it into several posts. The last post discussed an overview of why someone would start a rescue and personal considerations. Today’s post, provided by Vicky Mazyn of Adopt a … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Starting a Rescue

This is the fourth post in our Rescue Best Practices Manual inquiry series, in which we are working with 20+ upstanding, reputable rescues to create a best practices manual for private animal rescue organizations. Today we explore why someone would … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Comparison of Rescues and Shelters

Read these notes with the understanding that I’ve never worked in a shelter and my experience with them is limited. I hope those of you who have worked in shelters can ring in on my assumptions about shelters. This is … Continue reading

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The Beginning of a Best Practices Manual

During the next several months we will be working on our rescue best practices manual alongside the selfless rescuers who have volunteered to ensure that this manual is comprehensive and complete. Each Tuesday and Friday I’ll be posting a new … Continue reading

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Don’t Kill Bill: Behind the Scenes

Saturday night was the big night. It was also my birthday, so I was running the risk of having a very crappy birthday if something went wrong with the Don’t Kill Bill show I put together to celebrate adoption and … Continue reading

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