Mabel the Rescue Dog

Encourage Dog Lovers to Adopt 💕

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!)

After seeing many hurtful comments about Pit Bulls on YouTube, Facebook, and even my blog, Molly decided that this was a topic she wanted to cover. Most people who are against Pit Bulls use the argument that over 60% of dog bite fatalities were caused by Pit Bulls. I know Molly likes to have an ideal balance between facts and emotions, so she decided to look into this more to see how accurate dog bite statistics are. As it turns out, they might not be showing us everything. (Click title to read more!)

I’m not a fan of my crate. I used to have to go in it all the time when Molly left, but now she trusts me enough to let me roam free. Yet, I still know to go in my crate on command just in case. Many humans think it seems sad to leave dogs in crates, but there are actually a lot of benefits to it. After fostering dogs, we’ve found that crates are even more helpful than we realized. So, here are some reasons to crate train your dog. (Click title to read more!)

With so many cities banning the sale of puppies in pet stores, we are headed in the right direction to end puppy mills. Yet, not all humans understand these new laws. Some seem to think that banning retail sales of puppies will hurt reputable breeders too. But this is a misunderstanding because reputable breeders would never sell puppies in a pet store. Here are a few reasons why. (Click title to read more!)

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Every time Molly tells someone that she fosters dogs, they always have the same initial response: “oh, I could never do that!” Or, “doesn’t that make you so sad?” There seems to be an ongoing stereotype that fostering is sad. And for some foster parents, I’m sure it is at times. But we’ve learned that if you go in with the right mindset, then it’s the opposite of sad. It’s uplifting and fulfilling. (Click title to read more!)

Humans have a strange obsession with random animals. They see a cute animal and their instinct is to say, “I want one!” But a lot of the animals that humans love aren’t pets, they’re wild animals. And while it might seem easy and affordable to take an animal out of the wild and keep it, think again. Wild animals are not pets and shouldn’t be kept as domesticated animals. Here’s why. (Click title to read more!)

When most people think of a rescue dog, they think of a dog that was adopted from a shelter or animal rescue. And I’ve made it very clear on this blog that I’m not happy about people buying puppies from pet stores and breeders. But what about dogs that are re-homed? If someone is giving away their dog to another family, is that dog then considered a rescue? There are lots of opinions on this, but I’ll share what I think about it. (Click title to read more!)

I get lots of kisses. Molly loves giving me and Taco kisses and cuddles on a regular basis, and she says it’s hard to resist. While many dogs don’t like hugs and kisses, I sure do! But I recently started wondering why humans kiss their dogs so much. Dogs don’t always understand the meaning behind kisses, so it seems pointless to do it. Yet, many humans consistently feel the urge to kiss their furry friends. Why is this? (Click title to read more!)

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!)