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Thank You for a Great Paws for Cause Event

Thank you to our sponsors at the Paws for Cause event on 11/13/21.

We had a great turnout and it was wonderful seeing some of the animals that we were able to place in forever homes through the years. It touches my heart so much and I feel so blessed to have been a part of the placement process.

I will be adding a calendar to the site once I figure it out so I can keep everyone updated on future events a little further in advance (apologies for the short notice on this one).

As a reminder, I wanted to highlight one of the handouts we did for the Paws for Cause event. It covers some tips we have learned about how to have a successful adoption of a pet. If you are considering a pet, please read these. If you need help or would like the full brochure, reach out to us on our contact page.

1. Know your requirements for your animal ahead of time.

2. Know the difference between rescue groups and shelters.

3. Consider an older dog.

4. Invest in training.

5. Make time for lots of exercise and walks each day.

We could not have done it without some help from our local businesses so a special thank you to

Shugar Plums Gifts – Donated the adorable dog leash holders for the raffle

Jake’s BBQ – Donated all food for the event.

Petco – Donated a $25 gift card for the raffle

I will be posting pictures soon and thank you for everyone for attending and helping us be the voice for the voiceless.

5 Ways to Find A Good Dog Training Professional

A lot of time we may need help in training that new puppy and it is times like this that we should look for the assistance of a dog training professional. Here we list out some tips on how to find the perfect trainer for your family.

1)  First off, make sure they have a good recommendation. You may start your search for a trainer with by asking your vet. Since you already have a relationship with your vet, there is a good chance they will point you in the right direction.
2) Once you have identified a potential trainer, ask about thier experience. How long have they been in the profession, do they specialize or have expereince with the type of dog you have. i.e. if you have a Mastif and the trainer has never had experience with larger dogs it may not be a good fit.
3) A genuine love of and devotion to dogs.
4) Make sure the trainer has up to date knowledge. A professional trainer should take ongoing training for themselves to continly improve thier techniques and learn new taking animal behaviour courses.
5) Lastly and most improtant is to make sure the training methodology and handling skills match your personal beliefs and are routines you will continue to enforce.

By following these 5 simple steps you will be on track to find the perfect trainer that will be a perfect fit for your family.