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

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

February Charity Spotlight on Marley’s Mutts

Marley's Mutts: 4Knines Charity Spotlight February 2016

All Breeds, All Creeds Welcome. The giant Mastiff. The mangy mutt. The aggressive. The scared. All are welcome at Marley’s Mutts, a unique organization dedicated to rescuing “undesirable” incarcerated canines from shelters in outlying areas with euthanasia rates of nearly 100%. As a recognized and decorated 501(c)3 non-profit, Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue has an unwavering mission: to rescue, rehabilitate, train, and re-home death row dogs from Kern County’s overcrowded shelters. These dogs have been abandoned, lost, neglected, discarded, or abused. As their rescuers, their voice, and their future, Marley’s Mutts desire is to save and serve as many as they possibly can. … Continue reading

3 Popular Breeds You May Want to Reconsider

Breeds of Dogs Having Dog Issues

I decided to write this article from the perspective of a dog trainer and just a general dog lover. I can remember studying dog breed books as a child and would relish in the challenge to name a “rare” breed or to meet an unusual breed in person for the first time… I’m sure it’s the same for most dog lovers. The following are 3 dogs that stick out in my mind and I want potential owners of these breeds to make sure that they understand fully what they are signing up for when they welcome one of these guys … Continue reading

Rescue Begins with Rehabilitation – March 4Knines Spotlight on Raven Pines Dog Rescue and Rehabilitation

Dog Rescue on Rescueme.org

You’ve probably heard of at least a dozen dog rescue groups, but one Arizona-based group is taking saving canine lives to a new level. Raven Pines Dog Rescue and Rehabilitation (RPDRR) helps at-risk dogs find sanctuary to heal, learn to trust and become strong in heart and mind again. Saving puppies and older dogs from horrible living conditions or poor environments is the just the first step for the dedicated workers and volunteers at Raven Pines. With a peaceful touch, these caring individuals restore dogs through exercise, training, and structure, transforming the dogs into the best they can be. The … Continue reading