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How to Help Pets in Shelters and Rescues
10 Great Ways to Help Shelter Pets
Many of us animal lovers want to do something to help homeless pets. Making a monetary donation is always appreciated by pet shelters and rescue groups, but money isn't the only way to help. Here are a few ways you can help brighten the lives of the pets still waiting for their fur-ever families.

Adopting a Pet That's Right For Your Lifestyle
Adopting a Pet - Finding the Perfect Fit
There are thousands upon thousands of pets who need homes. Adopting a pet that does not suit your family, temperament, and lifestyle isn't fair to either you or to him. The best matches are those that bring together a human family and a pet who make each other happy. Here are some things to consider before choosing a new pet to join your family.

Adopting a Pet From An Animal Shelter
Adopting a Shelter Pet - Don't Let a Bad Experience Deter You!
Not long ago I was talking to a friend who went through the process of attempting to adopt a dog from a shelter... a process she called "offensive" and "insulting", particularly since she ended up walking out of there without a dog - and not by her choice. This is someone who has adopted shelter dogs before, all of whom turned out happy, confident, and beautifully mannered.

Importing Dogs From Other Countries
Importing Rescue Dogs
You may have seen various news items over the last several years about animal rescue organizations importing dogs from other countries into Canada. It's a controversial topic; some people strongly feel that we should be putting our time, effort, and resources into saving the dogs who need homes right here in Canada ... while others feel like "a life is a life", and it doesn't matter where the dog comes from. Whether you are for or against importing rescue dogs into Canada, or haven't quite made up your mind, here's some food for thought.


Giving a Pet A Home for the Holidays
Giving the Gift of a Home - Just In Time for the Holidays
It's that time of year again... when we hope to have time to relax with family & friends (both two-legged and four-legged)... and to create some great new memories. Not all animals are fortunate to have homes of their own, and many wait in shelters, rescue organizations, and foster homes, hoping to find permanent, loving homes.

Become a Pet Foster Parent
Helping Homeless Pets by Fostering
With so many needy and homeless pets, there is always a demand for help. Foster parents play a very big and important role in helping to rehabilitate these animals, both physically and emotionally. Here's some great information for anyone who's ever played with the idea of fostering.

The Heartbreak We Choose
The Heartbreak We Choose
No complicated relationship dynamics, no mixed emotions... nothing but the pure love of a dog is worth the heartbreak we choose by loving them back.
(by Megan Kendall)




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