rescue dogs

Should You Adopt a Dog from a Rescue or Purchase from a Breeder?

Should You Adopt a Dog from a Rescue or Purchase from a Breeder?

Rescue organizations do incredible work and so deserve to be supported. Dogs that otherwise would undoubtedly be euthanized find loving and caring homes through their work. People who go through a rescue organization to adopt are doubly rewarded, both for saving the dog and for years of wonderful loving canine companionship. I love the work rescue organizations do, and I also love there are responsible, careful breeders out there who work diligently to ensure the survival and propagation of the breed they have chosen as theirs. Through careful selection and breeding, they ensure the breed standard is upheld and carry…
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Rescue Spotlight – Renegade Paws Rescue – Savannah Georgia

Rescue Spotlight – Renegade Paws Rescue – Savannah Georgia

The Savannah, Georgia dog rescue organization Renegade Paws Rescue celebrated its one year anniversary this week and also achieved a major milestone of 400 dogs rescued in just one year of operation! The organization’s mission is to find every dog a home, but they do have a “soft spot” for Bulldog breeds. Bullies, just like Pit Bulls, can easily become victims of negative stereotypes, especially if you base your opinion on how they look in a stressful shelter environment. Whenever they can, Renegade Paws fosters their rescue dogs out to a foster family or individual, who provides them with a…
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How To Help Your Local Dog Rescue Organization By Using Social Media

How To Help Your Local Dog Rescue Organization By Using Social Media

Local dog rescue organizations do such great work and prevent the needless suffering and death of many dogs each and every year. Many of these organizations operate on shoestring budgets and depend on volunteers to help them in a variety of ways.  Of course, one of the best ways to help is to actually adopt a dog, but let’s face it, most of us have limitations on the number of dogs we can have, regardless of how much we might long to get another. But there are a variety of ways you can provide real help to your local rescue…
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Adopting A Rescue Dog? Five Things To Consider

Adopting A Rescue Dog? Five Things To Consider

Has your heart had enough of seeing all those heartwrenching photos and videos of rescue pups waiting in shelters for their furever homes? Finally made up your mind to go and get one of these deserving pups yourself? Congratulations! Before you run out the door to the shelter to go get a dog, here are a few things you should consider: One - Take your time. This is hard when you’ve made up your mind to adopt. But take a bit to calmy consider your decision and take into consideration such things as your living situation, who will be there…
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Rescue Dogs Steal The Show!

Rescue Dogs Steal The Show!

Purebred Standard Poodle Siba walked away with the honor of Best in Show at this year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden.  But rescue dogs had their own moment in the spotlight the same weekend as Westminster with the third annual American Rescue Dog Show competing for Best In Rescue, with the winner picking up a cool $25,000 for their rescue organization.  Best In Snoring The top honor is Best in Rescue, but there are other equally compelling titles, including Best in Couch Potato, Best In Underbite, Best In Special Needs and even Best in Snoring, among…
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Stevie Wonderful Named Pedigree Foundation’s Rescue Dog of The Year

Stevie Wonderful Named Pedigree Foundation’s Rescue Dog of The Year

The Pedigree Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit private foundation dedicated to finding a solution for the literally millions of homeless dogs in the U.S. The organization does it’s work through providing grants to shelters and other rescue organizations so they can do their work to save the lives of dogs who would otherwise be lost. The Foundation, through its many outreach programs, also encourages people to volunteer, adopt and donate. One of it’s initiatives is sponsoring the Foundation’s Rescue Dog of the Year. This year their unanimous pick is a blind border collie named Stevie Wonderful. Stevie has had a…
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