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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.

Welcome to the New Site

Thanks for stopping by and welcome to the new site. The new format should make it so much easier to keep everyone updated and I am loving it so far. Thanks to Josh and Mike for helping set everything up, no idea what type of magic you did but it worked and really I appreciate it. 

Stick around with us as we will be adding tons of new resources to help you assist animals in need and we have some new events planned as well. Look forward to working with everyone.

How to Get the How Family Involved

Recently I came across a great article on PetaKids that detailed 10 great ways that everyone in the family including kids could get involved and help your local shelters.

The article covers the answers from Sydney and Alexandria, both 12 years of age, and their suggestions of how others can help rescues. You can read the entire article on the PetaKids website but below are the highlights from their suggestions.

1. Educate your friends and family.
2. Ask for birthday donations.
3. Raise money for animals.
4. Volunteer at your local animal shelter.
5. Adopt animals from shelters.
6. Set up a donation drive.
7. Foster an animal.
8. Speak up.
9. Be kind to animals of all ages.
10. Spread the word.

Tips for Keeping Your Pet Calm during New Year’s Eve Fireworks

New Year’s Eve can be exciting time. I always look forward to thinking of the potential and opportunities that lie ahead of us in the new year. Of course the highlight of New Year’s Eve comes right when the clock strikes 12 midnight. THis is typically celebrated with maybe a kiss to a loved one, saying / screaming Happ New Year and around my parts Fireworks!

This last tradition is concerning to a lot of pet owners as fireworks can cause anxiety in pets. Here are some ways to help keep your pet calm during the New Year celebration this year.

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