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Why “Free to a Good Home” is a Death Sentence

Friend of Up For Pups Barbie Marble wrote an informative article for CT’s News Times recently about why it is dangerous to list your pet as “free to a good home” if you need to surrender him or her. Here’s … Continue reading

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Mill Mommas and Mistletoe

Everywhere you turn during the months approaching Christmas, you see signs saying things like, “Christmas is a time for giving.” Because this giving is regulated to happen every 12 months, it can easily become automatic, lacking profound thought. For me, … Continue reading

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Golden Oldies

About a month ago I posted about Petfinder.com’s “Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet” campaign. I specifically wrote about the black dog syndrome, which is also often true for brindles. I have no idea why people are hesitant to adopt brindle … Continue reading

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Pet Room and Board for the Holidays

The Bags 4 Bowls program is a way that people who are not in a position to bring a new dog into their homes can still help. All you have to do is visit the Iams Facebook page and either “Like” or comment there, or you can pick up a specially marked bag of Iams food. Either results in Iams donating one bowl of dog food. Continue reading

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Bow Wow Bill Talks Coaching

Dog Coach Magazine, “The Magazine For Irrationally Exuberant Dog Lovers.” Continue reading

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A Pet Shop Happy Tale?

I’m glad this pet shop did the right thing for Oliver and that Oliver turned out to be a great family dog. Unfortunately most people don’t have this experience, but their bad experiences have nothing on the horrific lives the breeding dogs suffer. The best thing we can do for dogs like Oliver (and especially for Oliver’s parents) is to not patronize stores that sell companion animals to send a clear message that pet stores are for pet supplies – we can get our dogs and cats elsewhere. Continue reading

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Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet

This week is Petfinder.com’s “Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet” campaign. To aid in the effort, I’d like to share a story that brings to light the Black Dog Syndrome (this applies to cats, too). It was featured in Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories About Great Danes: Continue reading

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Creative Volunteerism at its Finest

I just can’t say enough nice things about the BlogPaws attendees and their efforts. The theme of the conference was “Be the Change,” and I would say everyone there got that memo! Continue reading

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More Craigslist Suggestions

Happy Tails Books published the Mill Dog Manifesto as a free ebook to help people learn about rescue and at the very least recognize the signs indicating that a puppy is coming from a mill and not a reputable breeder. To me, ensuring that people understand the dog breeding industry before acquiring a dog is both and animal rights and a consumer protection issue. Continue reading

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Creative Volunteerism: Saving Craigslist’s Pets

I’m not sure who suggested this, but I want to share an idea with you for how you can very easily help animals in need. On Craigslist you’ll find many “free to a good home” postings from people who have … Continue reading

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