Dog Adoption

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Really Good Dog!: 4 Major Benefits Of Owning A Mutt

They may not come with pedigree paperwork, but Mutts are special dogs that hold a special place in the hearts of their owners. These lovable mixed breeds usually end up in shelters or rescue organizations, as they lack the distinct physical characteristics and traits that most breeders look for. They are not purebred and may not have been planned for at all.

But the term mutt or mongrel or mixed breed should not be thought of negatively. These dogs come with a host of benefits that their purebred counterparts don’t. They are typically cheaper, more distinct looking, they can be healthier, and come with the bonus of saving a life!

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How To Teach An Old Dog New Tricks: Yes, It’s Possible

The adage goes that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. However, the proverb refers more to people who are stuck in their ways rather than your actual canine’s cognitive abilities. Dogs are creatures of habit who, if they are physically capable, can learn new obedience commands and skills at any age.

Teaching an older dog new tricks can help reestablish or establish new boundaries, adjust your dog to new family dynamics, prepare them for travel, and refresh obedience commands to promote proper behavior.  All it requires is training, patience, time, and effort.

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Introducing A Second Dog To Your Home: How To Prepare And Do It Successfully

You’ve crunched the numbers, got the blessing of your dog (or reached a tentative agreement with your cat), found the perfect candidate at your local shelter, or decided on a reputable breeder, and now it’s official. You’re ready to introduce a new four-legged family member into your home.

Bringing a new dog into your home is a big deal! But, before you get too excited imagining the prospect of your new pup becoming best friends with the dog you already have at home or cuddling up and sharing naps with your cat, you’ll have to consider the best way to introduce them to your home.

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Welcome Home!: How To Transition a Rescue Dog Into A New Environment

Adopting a dog not only saves a life, but it’s one of the most rewarding things you can do! Whether they were surrendered, rescued off the street, or were born in a shelter, your new four-legged family member will be grateful for their new home and will be eager to please their new humans.

They will also need time to adjust to their new surroundings, get used to a structured day-to-day routine, bond with each member of their new family, and may also require some training.

No matter how excited or welcoming your family is, entering a new home can be a stressful time for a rescue dog. Here’s how you can help alleviate their anxiety!
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