Mabel the Rescue Dog

Encourage Dog Lovers to Adopt 💕

I’ve always known that you should be cautious when finding animals online, but I didn’t know how dangerous it really was. As it turns out, animals on Craigslist could be in danger in more ways than you’d expect. Not only are many Craigslist pets from puppy mills, but many cruel people buy online animals too. So, should Craigslist stop pet sales and what should pet parents do instead? (Click title to read more!)

Sadly, we live in a world where humans are quick to judge. Too often, people are seeing the worst in things rather than looking on the positive side. In most cases, I can look past it, but as a rescue dog, it hurts to see people be rude to dog rescues and shelters. Some people get mad if a rescue doesn’t communicate well enough or respond to messages fast enough. Others are upset about adoption requirements being too strict. I know these things can be annoying at times, but I want to explain why I think people should be more lenient with these organizations. (Click title to read more!)

Molly and I love all dog breeds. They’re all equally adorable, but not everyone sees it that way. Many humans become so obsessed with a certain breed that they don’t want to even consider other breeds. And oftentimes, these breeds are the ones that breeding is the most dangerous and inhumane for. So, we’ve compiled a list of dog breeds that you should avoid getting from a breeder more than others. (Click title to read more!)

Today Molly came across some Facebook comments that drove her crazy. As some of you may know, she volunteers for an organization called Bailing Out Benji, who spreads awareness about puppy mills. Recently, they shared a post saying something along the lines of “puppy mills exist because the public keeps funding them.” For anyone who knows the sad reality of the puppy industry, this is a very true statement. Yet, Molly was surprised to see many comments disagreeing with what the organization stands for. (Click title to read more!)

Christmas is right around the corner, which means many kids will be asking for puppies. Of course, a dog is a heartwarming gift if the humans love them and care for them forever, but sadly, that’s often not the case. Many families buy expensive designer puppies for their children on Christmas, but only end up surrendering them to a shelter months later when they end up being more work than the family expected. So, I always recommend that families adopt instead of shop for dogs on Christmas, but I have an even better Christmas gift: fostering! (Click title to read more!)

It’s no surprise that your life significantly changes when you adopt a dog, but did you know that it can change you as a person too? Don’t worry, change is a good thing! For some people, change can be scary, but the new things you experience after adopting a dog are all positive. So, how will you be different after rescuing a dog in need? (Click title to read more!)

Sadly, I’ve heard humans give plenty of excuses when they buy a puppy from a pet store. In reality, there should never be any excuses, but the one that drives Molly crazy is when people say, “if pet store puppies are from puppy mills, then buying them is like rescuing them.” But this is an outrageous conclusion that needs to be stopped. So, here is why rescuing a puppy mill dog and buying a pet store puppy are NOT the same thing at all. (Click title to read more!)

When most people think of a rescue animal, they picture a dog. Dogs are the most popular animals to have and they’re also some of the most overpopulated animals out there. So, choosing to adopt a rescue dog instead of paying someone to breed more puppies is crucial for saving the lives of many dogs. But sadly, it doesn’t stop there. There are so many animals out there that are hurt or killed for no reason, so it’s important for humans to help make a change. (Click title to read more!)

Recently, I have heard a lot of information about prison animal programs. Now, these programs might sound scary on the surface, but they are actually beneficial for both the dogs and humans involved. For these programs, organizations let the dogs in their care spend time with prison inmates, which gives the inmates time to train a dog and it gives the dog more obedience and socialization. But how exactly does this work? (Click title to read more!)