Breed bans are ineffective yet continue to affect families around the world.
Category: Animal Welfare
What Happens When Shelters Drop Breed Names
Many dogs are incorrectly labeled as the wrong breed. When there aren’t any labels, their chances of adoption go up.
When Animal Shelters Badmouth Each Other
This happens more than you’d think, and it’s the animals that pay the price. All shelters need to remember: We’re in it together.
Please Stop Blaming Animal Shelters for These 4 Things
Some things are out of their control, so give them a break.
When Your Adopted Dog Is Someone’s Lost Pet
What happens when a family wants its lost dog back — after you’ve adopted him?
Signs of a Puppy Mill: How to Spot a Puppy Mill or Backyard Breeder
How do you know if your pet comes from a puppy mill? Read this list of warning signs.
7 Things Animal Shelters Don’t Want You to Know
From burnout to stolen animals, you might be surprised at what shelter workers have to deal with.
Here’s Why Pet Adoption Fees Seem So High
Even if the cute dog you’ve picked out has been in the animal shelter for only 1 day, you still might pay the full $200. Here’s the reason.
In My Experience, All Dogs Can Bite
My personal encounters with aggressive dogs have spanned all ages, sizes and breeds.
Warning: Don’t Offer a Reward on Your Pet’s ID Tag
It might increase your pet’s chances of being returned, but it could also draw the unwanted attention of thieves.
5 Reasons NOT to Adopt a Dog
Adopting a dog is a wonderful decision and one that will change your life. Just make sure you’re making that decision for the right reasons.
What It’s Like to Work at an Animal Shelter: Here’s My Experience
Here’s some first-hand information from me, a former shelter worker, about what it’s like to work at an animal shelter — both the good and the bad.
The Problem With “No-Kill” Shelters
No-kill shelters may not euthanize animals, but refusing to accept pets can still lead to their deaths.
5 Reasons Why Pets Make Terrible Gifts
Think a puppy or a kitten is the perfect present for your friends? Think again — and consider the time and financial commitment a new pet requires.
4 Words About Pets That You Should Stop Using Now
Number 1 on my list? “Owner.”