How do you help your favorite animal rescue group when you can’t actually adopt another pet? It’s easier than you might think, and it doesn’t always require money I have a problem. I cannot walk into a shelter without bursting into hysterical tears. It’s gotten to them point where no one in my ...read it all!
“Hi Alison, do you have room for another garden gnome?” The coordinator of the local rat rescue wasn’t worried about my garden design. Garden gnomes are our code for pet fancy rats found in the wild, picked up by a kind-hearted member of the public or in the most recent case, dumped over a fence ...read it all!
Animal abuse is probably the number 1 issue we here at CharityPaws want to make the biggest impact in. It happens everywhere - in the mansion on the other side of town, in the comfortable middle-class home down the street and the trailer park downtown. There is no financial disparity - lifestyle ...read it all!
The purpose of this post is to show people that even damaged dogs can bring so much joy and fulfillment to your life. That the dogs you may not think are the best for you - may be the ones you need the most. As the proud mom of 2 pitties Ginger and Riley - I knew I wanted to help more pit bull ...read it all!
Did you know that Chihuahuas are the dog breed found most often in shelters, second only to Pit Bulls? That is according to the ASPCA that listed them as number 2 for 2013 and 2014. Some list them as number three, but they are always found in the top 10. How can that be? These tiny little dogs ...read it all!
We hear it all the time, "I have no time", "I have no money", "he/she pee'ed in the house" or "our Dad/Mom dies and we don't want it" - every time we hear/see these excuses as to why a dog/cat has been abandoned it makes our skin crawl. We have seen animals called "it" - we have seen them dragged ...read it all!
This post is meant to be my personal thoughts and experiences with adopting a rescue dog. It is NOT an attack or reflective of all rescues - I personally know some amazing rescues that are fair and ethical in their placements and do not have such strict policies - they just did not have a good match ...read it all!
October is Adopt-A-Shelter Dog month and here at CharityPaws we advocate for that strongly! We will have several posts related to this issue and why adopting will always be a better option than buying a dog! So, you want a puppy – that is GREAT - every family should be able to enjoay the love of ...read it all!
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month - and what better way to ensure animals live a cruelty free life than to ensure you are using products that are truly cruelty free! Below we will outline some of the most commonly asked questions and offer tips into making sure you are supporting ...read it all!
Circuses - kids love them, animal lovers hate them. We know the abuse most of these animals go through and we hate seeing wild animals stuck in cages only to be used for our personal entertainment. Although it seems we are beginning to see change in this industry - we still have a long way to ...read it all!
Every shelter understands the difficulties in finding enough help to walk, care for and socialize the animals in their care. With many dogs being caged for up to 23 hours a day - it can often bring on issues that may make it more difficult to get adopted. The more socialized a dog can be - the ...read it all!
I saw an interesting post in a group I am a member of and thought it was a great thought provoking question. Does the name of a cat at a shelter affect the adoption rate? Would you rescue a cat named Ivan - or would your prefer Walter? Does Fluffy fit your fancy but you find Rapunzel to be just ...read it all!