The First Two Months After Adopting a Dog…

The First Two Months After Adopting a Dog...

It’s bound to be one of the most exciting days of your life. From this day forward you will forever have dog hair on your clothes and in your mouth at least one (or two) meals a week. But the future is bright and full of long walks, snuggles, and trips to the park.   Today is the day you adopted a dog. Everything is waiting for your new friend at home: bed, bowls, toys, treats, food, the works. As time goes on you love the dream life of dog ownership. Everything is going great – until it isn’t. What … Continue reading

7 Claims About Dog Ownership I Was Surprised to Find Were Not True!

Dog Ownership and Dog Facts

Growing up, I learned many “old wives” tales about dogs. My neighbors told them, my friends told them, and my parents told them. Now that I’m older, I have found that some are just not true.   Here are a few examples: 1. Mutts Make the Best Dogs Yes, it is true that pure breeds may have certain genetic illnesses, but if you get your dog from a reputable breeder, these risks can be lowered considerably. A good breeder minimizes in-breeding and houses their pregnant dogs in a clean, safe environment. Pregnant dogs and puppies receive all the medical care … Continue reading

June Charity Spotlight on Streetdog Foundation

Streetdog Foundation: 4Knines Charity Spotlight October 2015

Alexandria loves hanging out on patios. Henry Higgins loves naps. Lenny loves sandwiches. Marco loves trampolines. Penny love learning new tricks. The pups available for adoption through Streetdog Foundation are beautifully photographed and profiled on the foundation’s website.   These dogs are not placed with new families on a first-come, first-served basis. At Streetdog Foundation, a Memphis-based nonprofit, the primary goal is to find a perfect fit for both the dog and the household. The Streetdog Story began in 2009 when founders, Melanie and Kent Pafford, received a frantic phone call from a Memphis area rescue who was desperately trying … Continue reading