Mabel the Rescue Dog

Encourage Dog Lovers to Adopt 💕

e are many humans who don’t have them. Recently, I’ve realized this even more because our current foster dog, Sonny, needs a home with a fenced-in yard. He’s very shy and still too scared to walk on a leash, so having a confined space to go outside would be safest and most efficient for everyone. So, it made me wonder why more dog parents don’t have fences. (Click title to read more!)

Most kids love dogs, but they’re not the most experienced with dog care. I’ve noticed that kids will repeat whatever their parents tell them, which can sometimes lead to misunderstandings about dogs. To ensure that your kids become the best dog lovers they can be, here are some things they should learn at an early age. After all, dogs are living creatures and family members, so we want all humans to be kind to us. (Click title to read more!)

For many humans, this might be a sad, sensitive topic. Yet, breakups and divorces happen, and it’s important to think about how it will affect all members of your family. Many humans spend so much time focusing on kids, property, and belongings during a breakup that they forget that pets will be affected too. So, who should get a dog during a breakup? And will your pets understand what’s happening? (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!)

Getting a dog is a big responsibility, but if you live with someone else, then you’re not the only one affected by the adoption. Even if you plan to be the dog’s only caretaker, your roommate will still have to spend some time with the dog. So, your roommate should be included when you get a new pet, no matter how close you are to them. Here are some tips about adopting a dog if you live with another human. (Click title to read more!)

Originally, dogs were bred to do specific work for humans such as hunting and guarding. As a result, the evolution of dogs to live a sedentary lifestyle goes against their natural instincts. This may result in disruptive behaviors such as aggression, destruction, wandering, and excessive barking. As a dog parent, it is your responsibility to ensure that your dog is well-behaved and doesn’t cause trouble for your neighbors (Click title to read more!)

Most kids love animals. As soon as they can talk, they’re probably begging for a pet of their own. But despite popular belief, most common pets are not kid-friendly. Plus, most kids aren’t ready to commit to a pet all on their own. So, if your kid wants a pet, you need to be willing to help them and you need to make sure they’re responsible enough to handle it. If those two things are true, then you’re ready to choose a very easy pet for your child. (Click title to read more!)

Now, I know the title of this post might sound harsh, but hear me out. Almost every family wants a puppy. And who can blame them? Puppies are cute, tiny, and it’s fun to see them grow into their big puppy paws. But as I’ve said before, don’t bring home a new animal just because they’re cute. Even if you think puppies are the cutest things in the world, they might not be right for you. Here are some reasons that most people aren’t ready for a puppy. (Click title to read more!)