January Charity Spotlight on Posh Pets Rescue NYC

Posh Pets Rescue NYC: 4Knines Charity Spotlight January 2017

“You don’t have to be Perfect to be Posh.”   Posh Pets Rescue is dedicated to the rescue, the rehabilitation and responsible placement of homeless animals in and around New York City. Posh Pets Rescue, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization was Founded January 1st, 2006 For eleven years, Posh Pets Rescue has dedicated their time and efforts into the rescue, the rehabilitation and placement of homeless animals. Many of whom are rescued at the very last moment from euthanasia at the city shelters. They provide a safe haven to all those who find their way to them through whatever circumstance, whether … Continue reading

October Charity Spotlight on Panda Paws Rescue

Panda Paws Rescue: 4Knines Charity Spotlight October 2016

Rescue, Rehabilitation & Hospice “Our rescue’s goal is to end the homelessness, abuse & neglect of all animals. To be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. To stand up and make a change. When we can, to care for those sick, injured, or dying at the hands of others. To nurture and find loving forever homes for them. To make a change, to make a life better, to be an advocate. To care.”  Meet Amanda, the Founder of Panda Paws Rescue From early childhood, Amanda has always felt the need to rescue and help others. Whether it … Continue reading

August Charity Spotlight on Snooty Giggles

Snooty Giggles: 4Knines Charity Spotlight August 2016

This month’s charity spotlight organization, Snooty Giggles, was nominated by one of our Facebook followers.   This 100% volunteer, foster home based rescue located in Middle, Tennessee was started 10 years ago as a grassroots organization by a husband and wife team. Shawn South-Aswad and her husband began fostering a few dogs and slowly grew the organization into a team of approximately 50 active foster families and what is now Snooty Giggles. The rescue’s original focus and passion has been to help senior dogs, medical needs dogs, and hospice rescues which still account for approximately 80% of their intakes. They … 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

April Charity Spotlight on Dobies and Little Paws Rescue

Dobies and Little Paws Rescue: 4Knines Charity Spotlight April 2016

When dogs are rescued from Dobies and Little Paws Rescue, their new owners are reminded of the following: Please Remember… if, at any time in the future, even years later, you are unable to keep your dog, we want the dog back! What a beautiful promise! As these lucky dogs leave Dobies and Little Paws Rescue to join their new families, they leave with the promise that they will be taken care of, no matter what. Of course, Dobies and Little Paws Rescue does everything possible to make sure their dogs are paired with a perfect owner, and they have lots … Continue reading

March Charity Spotlight on Amazing Aussies

Amazing Aussies: 4Knines Charity Spotlight March 2016

Amazing Aussies is a non-profit Arizona-based rescue dedicated to rescuing Lethal White Australian Shepherds and matching them with new forever families while raising awareness to eradicate merle-to-merle breeding through educational programs. A Lethal White Aussie is the result of breeding two merle Aussies together, which results in a 25% chance of pups being born deaf and/or blind. Lethal White is a term considered by some to be derogatory, and is actually a misnomer because double-merle puppies are rarely born dead, nor do they die soon after birth. Indeed, if properly cared for, double-merle Aussies have a normal life span and … 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

A Special Look at the Watts Project Street Rescue

Watts Project Street Rescue: RESCUE, FOSTER, NETWORK and FEED homeless dogs

Amanda Casarez was born and raised in the streets of South Central Los Angeles in the Watts Community. Her love and passion for animals stems from early childhood. At the age of 5 years old, she began feeding and rescuing homeless animals in her neighborhood. In 2001, she decided to become a devoted volunteer and rescuer through local shelters and many well known organizations. Currently, Amanda holds the role as the Intervention Program Manager at the South Los Angeles City Shelter and founder of Watts Project Street Rescue. She has dedicated her life rescuing, educating, & helping the community with … Continue reading

Can Rescue Remedy Help Calm Your Dogs?

Rescue Remedy to Help With Your Dog Behavior

Years ago, I worked at a health food store and it seemed to me the whole staff was crazy about Bach’s Rescue Remedy. I on the other hand refrained from using this wonder spray as it contained alcohol, which I do not consume. I will say that was one happy group of people to work with. Now, many years later, I hear that people are using Rescue Remedy for calming dogs. Naturally, because of the health aspects, the topic has gained my interest. There are ways of calming a dog during periods of stress; however, I understand that most people … Continue reading

Killian’s Wheels: Living With an IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) Dog

IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) and How to Take Care of Your Dogs: Killian

I did not seek out a special needs dog. I really wanted something easy. Killian was “whole” when I picked him out, sight unseen, on Petfinder.  I completed my application and paid my fee, and made my plans to drive the 250 miles to the shelter to pick him up. The day before I picked him up I received a phone call. Killian was not walking on his back legs. They wanted to know if I still wanted him. I called every veterinarian I knew, I googled the condition, and I decided that I would bring him home anyway. I drove … Continue reading