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Reward A Veteran Dog By Rescuing Them

Much like their human counterparts, veteran dogs have done a great service to our country. As retired military dogs, these brave canines were hand-selected to protect our nation because they demonstrated natural fearlessness and courage from puppyhood. Serving proudly While their brothers and sisters were playing fetch and taking naps, military working dogs were undergoing years of rigorous training. They learned how to apprehend an enemy, attack on command, and detect explosives and narcotics through their sense of smell. Through intensive training, military dogs heightened their sense of drive and environmental and social stability. When they were ready, these courageous

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Dog Behavior

Help The Dogs Of The Northern California Wildfires

First came Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, flooding Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Then wildfire, fanned by vicious Diablo winds, swept over Santa Rosa and the California wine country, displacing thousands of humans and their pets and destroying complete neighborhoods. Because most emergency shelters for humans are unable to house animals, many beloved pets required temporary placement in animal shelters.  With shelters closest to the fires filled beyond capacity, surrounding agencies sprang into action, taking in hundreds (if not thousands) of displaced pets. There are many ways you can help, but the best gift you can give is cash. It

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UPDATE: How To Help With Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria

Updated October 5, 2017 When Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria struck, it wasn’t just people who were affected. With flooding through parts of Texas, Louisiana, Florida and the Caribbean displacing tens of thousands of people it’s easy to forget the many household pets also caught up in the disaster. Shelters from other areas across the US have taken in pets to reduce the load in shelters hit by the flooding — and remember, in many cases, these are not abandoned or lost dogs and cats. Rather, many emergency shelters for humans do not allow pets, so it becomes necessary to place

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Internet To Life Net: How Social Media Is Saving Dogs

One day in 2015, Johnjay Van Es’ wife Blake got a phone call about a Chihuahua found in an alley. Consequently, he posted the dog to his Instagram to see if anyone recognized her or wanted to adopt. Since Van Es is, along with Rich Berra, part of a nationally syndicated radio team with a lot of followers, people were messaging him in seconds about the dog, which soon found a great home. After he told the story on-air the next day, he started to get calls and photos from other people who had found dogs and so LovePup was

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Another Step Toward A No-Kill City

Last week, the city of Los Angeles moved one step closer to becoming another no-kill city in the United States, joining the ranks of Austin, and sharing aspirations with places like Chicago. Although the proposal is merely a resolution and not law, it does take a big step toward hitting the stated goal of “saving 90 percent or more of the cats and dogs coming through the sheltering system.” As reported by the website LAist, Best Friends Animal Society of Los Angeles already puts this number at 89.4%, so the city is well on the way to success — but

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5 Steps To Help Our Four-Legged Friends

There are 600 million unwanted and abandoned animals in the world, living without families or shelter. In many countries, such animals are routinely abused or killed. It seems like an overwhelming number, but we can do something about it by helping these animals find permanent homes and by reducing pet overpopulation. Here’s what you can do right now to help. Spay or neuter One unfixed female and her offspring can lead to 67,000 dogs in just six years. Spaying or neutering your pets now will eliminate unwanted litters, and has positive effects on their health and behavior. There are many

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‘What’s Up Dawg!’ Episode 3

In the third installment of Andre Millan’s web series “What’s Up Dawg!” he takes to the air with Wings of Rescue  as they save the lives of over a hundred dogs — and a few cats — by airlifting them from California to Washington. Wings of Rescue is an all-volunteer organization that moves animals around the country, taking them from overcrowded shelters and relocating them to places that are ready and able to take on and rehome the rescues. Completely donor funded, the group also provides air transport to animals with medical needs that might be made worse by a

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How to Start a Dog Rescue: Making Your Own Shelter

Ready to make a greater difference for dogs in need? Maybe you’re dissatisfied with the shelters currently in your community. Or you’re looking to turn your passion for dogs into a profession. Perhaps you’d just like to do your part and raise awareness for animal advocacy. Whatever the reason, starting a rescue is an honorable endeavor, and the emotional satisfaction will certainly be worth the effort. Like all business endeavors, however, it is important to temper enthusiasm and passion with careful planning and realism. This guide will help prospective rescue owners know what to expect and where to begin. 5

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If You Can’t Adopt…

There are hundreds of millions of homeless dogs in the world — some estimates say as many as six hundred million, and almost all of them wound up that way because of the failure of humans to do their part. Either people did not give strong Pack Leadership and gave up the dogs because of behavioral issues, or they didn’t provide proper protection, so the dogs ran away. There are also people doing their part to try to reverse the trend, either by providing no-kill shelters, operating rescues that place dogs in homes, or promoting spay and neuter. They’re doing

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Puppy Mills: A Cautionary Tale

Dear Cesar, I really admire the work that you do. I think it is amazing how many lives you have transformed, both canine and human. I know at the end of your stay here on Earth you will be greeted by thousands of pets at The Rainbow Bridge. I wish you continued success with your work and I know God will continue to bless you. I would like to share with you the story of Jesse. I want to get the word out to others so that together we can make the world a safer place for our furry &

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