Mabel the Rescue Dog

Encourage Dog Lovers to Adopt 💕

There are lots of heartwarming stories of two rescue dogs finding a home together. Tuck and Cuda, some of our former foster dogs, are a perfect example of that. A lot of times dogs are surrendered together or form new friendships with dogs at the rescue or shelter. When that happens, people who hear about them are eager to keep them together, but is that always the right decision? (Click title to read more!)

Most pet parents have heard the sayings “Adopt, Don’t Shop” and “Adopt or Shop Responsibly” at some point in their lives. These words are often used as hashtags on social media, and they’re sayings that I strongly support. However, I recently learned that there’s some controversy around them. (Click title to read more!)

Lately, Wisconsin has been having a lot of achievements when it comes to banning retail puppy sales. There are currently five cities in Wisconsin that have passed the humane pet store ordinance, and a sixth one is in the process. Molly recently attended a council meeting to support the ban on puppy sales in pet stores and to learn more information about these laws. (Click title to read more!)

Every time someone asks Molly how many dogs she’s fostered, she proudly says, “18!” By the time you read this post, it may be much higher than that because I know she’s not stopping there. She’s happy about the number of dogs she’s fostered because the higher that number is, the more dogs she has saved. (Click title to read more!)

For many humans, it’s difficult to understand the severity of puppy mills without seeing it firsthand. While I’ve never seen a puppy mill in real life, I’ve seen dogs that were rescued from them. Molly has fostered several dogs that came from bad breeding situations, and they’ve all had quirks and fears that most of our other foster dogs didn’t have. (Click title to read more!)

4 min read (Articles narrated by Mabel) Molly suggested that I write this post after she saw an upsetting Facebook post. Someone she is following made a post talking badly about a shelter. Specifically, they complained about how a local shelter hasn’t upgraded the dog kennels despite improving other areas of the building. Molly isn’t …

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ite about the positives of fostering a lot. She loves fostering dogs, and since I’m her dog, I tolerate it because I know it’s important to her. But I want to take a moment to discuss the less exciting parts of fostering. They aren’t reasons to avoid fostering dogs entirely, but they’re aspects you should be aware of before you care for a dog in need. (Click title to read more!)

Just over nine months ago, Molly and I began welcoming foster dogs into our home. Molly has been very dedicated to fostering as many dogs as she can, and she has done some other volunteering on top of that. During those nine months, we’ve encountered a wide variety of dogs. And the longer we do it, the more we realize that everyone can find their perfect dog at a shelter or rescue. (Click title to read more!)