Advocacy

How To Find A Rescue That Will Match You With The Perfect Dog

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) There’s plenty of advice out there when it comes to finding the right rescue dog, but how do you find the right rescue? There are so many reputable rescues and shelters, many of which may specialize in certain breeds, ages, or regions. Finding the perfect one for you might seem like …

Spay/Neuter Awareness Month: The History Of Spaying And Neutering Pets

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) February is Spay & Neuter Awareness Month. As dog lovers, we should take this time to educate pet owners about the importance of spaying and neutering. These days we consider, spaying and neutering your pet as a regular part of being a responsible pet owner. However, it wasn’t always this way. …

Pets As Gifts: Good Intentions, BAD IDEA

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) A pet can make a wonderful addition to a home. However, living, breathing animals are more than just gift ideas for Christmas, Hanukkah, birthdays, Easter, or special occasions. Owning an animal comes with a commitment, often for a decade or more. Each animal deserves a pet parent who has time, energy, …

Dogs Help Veterans With PTSD Heal And Live Their Lives, And You Can Help, Too!

(Picture Credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images) It’s no surprise that dogs can soothe us when we feel troubled. But research shows bonding with dogs has positive benefits even on a biological level. Dogs elevate levels of the hormone oxytocin in our bodies, which promotes feelings of trust and well being. Oxytocin also heightens our …

Service Dogs Help Veterans Cope With Trauma And Live Again: Meet K9s For Warriors!

(Picture Credit: Kile Brewer for The Washington Post via Getty Images) In honor of Veterans Day we’d like to shed light on a very special organization called K9s For Warriors. After serving our country in active military duty, many young men and women have a difficult time returning to civilian life. Veterans can suffer from …

Why You Should Open Up Your Heart To A Senior Dog This November

(Picture Credit: Purple Collar Pet Photography/Getty Images) Anyone here at Dogtime will tell you how much senior dogs rock. We’re thrilled that November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month, and if you are considering adopting a four-legged friend, you should be, too! Puppies with tons of energy may seem like the preferable choice when adopting …

5 Non-Profit Sanctuaries For Unwanted Senior Dogs

(Picture Credit: V_Sot/Getty Images) Senior dogs often sit in the shelters for the rest of their lives. They’re unwanted, abandoned for a variety of reasons, watching as younger dogs get picked for forever homes before them. They often go from having beloved owners to living in a shelter with far less human companionship. Then, high-kill …

Animal Shelter Appreciation Week: 7 Ways Shelters Help Pets

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) The first full week of November is Animal Shelter Appreciation week. This week is designated to recognize all of the organizations who help stray and abandoned animals. Many of these shelters would not be able to function without the hard work and dedication of both employees and volunteers, so this week …

Volunteers Raise Puppies For Guide Dogs Of America: Meet Mary, A Puppy Raiser!

(Picture Credit: Mary) You may have already heard of Guide Dogs of America and the work they do. Headquartered in Burbank, California, their main purpose is to place highly trained guide dogs into the homes of people who are blind or visually impaired so that they may live their lives more independently. For a person who’s …

National Pit Bull Awareness Month: 9 Ways To Celebrate

(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month–hooray! It’s a month to celebrate Pit Bull type dogs, bust myths about these breeds, and promote adoption of Pit Bulls. Pit Bulls are often left at shelters and looked over by adopters because of harmful stereotypes. These dogs are loving and affectionate, and they deserve …