Why You Should Adopt, Not Shop for Purebred Dogs

Why You Should Adopt, Not Shop for Purebred Dogs

Shelters around the U.S. are overflowing with animals that need a home. Though many shelters try every option before euthanizing for space, it does happen. For that reason, animals everywhere need more people willing to adopt instead of shop. However, many people still prefer to shop for dogs for a variety of reasons. Whether they are looking for a certain breed, would like a dog from a line of trained animals, or are looking to show their animal, it seems as though a breeder is the better option. However, there are ways to adopt a purebred dog instead of shopping … Continue reading

How We Helped Twinkle Find Happiness

Find Happiness: A Dog’s Happiness…

When I adopted my first dog who’d spent her whole life up to that point in a breeding facility, I really had little idea of the psychological damage that experience could have inflicted on her. This changed as soon as Susie-Belle arrived in our world and her trauma was obvious. Everything was alien for my little dog who’d never lived with people, never experienced kindness let alone love and who had good reason to fear attention from humans. Things that for most dogs are so natural were a big struggle for Susie-Belle to overcome: a comfortable bed was ignored for … Continue reading

December Charity Spotlight on Midwest Dachshund Rescue

Midwest Dachshund Rescue: 4Knines Charity Spotlight December 2016

MWDR is an all-volunteer non-for profit foster based rescue organization that takes their Doxies very seriously. They have carefully built a reputation of high standard for the care, safety, and security of the dogs they represent.   Founded in 2003 this 501(c)3 organization is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and placing homeless and needy dachshunds and dachshund mixes in the Midwest. They continue to try and educate the public about the benefits of adopting through rescue groups. They make sure their Doxies are healthy by continually searching for and working with veterinarians to provide low cost veterinary care. Taking care of … Continue reading

Top Dog Adoption Tips to Start You Off on the Right Paw

Dog Adoption Advices to Get Along Easily With Your Pet Dog

Here are our top ‘day in the life’ tips for helping adopters start off on the right paw with a new dog during those oh-so-important first days after adopting… Don’t let the dog out of the car until you are sure that it is securely leashed. Once an adolescent or adult dog is out of the car you cannot expect it to stay with you as you might a puppy. Take the dog outside on leash to potty before even entering the house. The dog may not go, but it’s always worth a try. Even if a dog already has … Continue reading