From the day I was born, there was always a dog in my life. I’d never had one of my very own, though – they were always “the family dog”. When my boyfriend and I moved in together, I brought up the topic of us getting a dog. He was never a “dog person”, so …Read More about Our Search For Our Perfect Puppers
After our 12-year-old Labrador Retriever-mix Oreo passed away, my husband and I said we would never have another dog again. We had adopted Oreo in 2006, when he was only 5 months old. He was an integral part of our young adult lives as we transitioned from one stage to the next.
If you believe in soulmates and you’re a dog lover, you know that some dogs and humans are meant to cross paths. Little did we know, our perfect matches were living on the other side of the ocean. After visiting the Free Korean Dogs website, we found the cutest duo on the planet named Mickey …Read More about Fate: When you know, you know
After countless months of looking on dog adoption websites, it was by chance that I happened to find what I thought to be the “perfect” fit for our new family – a Jindo-mix from Free Korean Dogs.
One week after finalizing our adoption for Elle, we fell in love again when Otto popped up. There was something so special about him and I knew I would regret letting him go. But we’ve never had more than one dog at a time, let alone rescues! Was I being too rash? Would we be …Read More about Good Things Come In Pairs: The Unexpected Addition
There have been moments in the first six months of Luna and Peanut joining our family where I have asked myself this, among other questions. “Am I equipped to help them?” “Are we making progress?” “Am I failing them?”
You do your research. You follow your intuition and trust your instincts. You think you know what to expect. You’re prepared for this! You’ve been searching and looking for years (in our case, we wanted to wait to adopt until we owned a house with a yard). Then you see him/her – the one!
Now, we were all caught up in the idea of another dog and the personality traits in that we forgot to check one thing. What size the new pup should be. Only on the day of pickup my eyes widened realizing that Molly is the same size (30lbs) as Nikita, but is still a puppy. …Read More about Adopting Nikita and Molly: A Yin and Yang experience – Part 2
It has been a week since we moved to our new home. Strangers appeared on the front lawn. She froze. Gasping, shrinking into her lead watermelon form – rooted into the grass beneath as if the world was tearing away. I silently lowered myself – enveloping her with my arms, breathing in deep to firmly…close …Read More about Adopting Nikita and Molly: A Yin and Yang experience – Part 1
This story is not about blood-related brothers. However, they became brothers by household and bond. The Commitment My husband and I have had Barkley since he was a puppy. Barkley is well socialized, house-trained, and pretty calm and obedient. He loves being around other dogs of any size. Although Barkley is a bit over 9 …Read More about How Barkley Met His Brother: Introducing a rescue to a resident dog
I have worked in the pet/dog business for quite a few years now. I have seen all sorts of dogs in all sorts of situations that I truly thought I knew EXACTLY what I was getting into. Boy. Was. I. Wrong.
Did you know that 70% of FKD dogs who have gone missing or run away have done so under the care of someone other than their family? The remaining 30% were a result of not having the proper safety measures in place. Dogs can back out of collars, contort out of harnesses, and take off …Read More about Safety and Loss Prevention