I am a vehement adopt don't shop advocate and while I know there are valid points on both sides of the spectrum, I cannot quantify spending thousands on a purebred dog that you do not know the background of when thousands of dogs die every day in shelters. Which is why I wanted to talk about the ...read it all!
I have never supported or advocated for PETA - and never will. Every so often I still see people side with them on controversial posts and can never comprehend why. PETA - if you do not know, stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. So what do we think that should mean? They ...read it all!
For over 4 years now there has been a strong push by domestic violence and welfare advocates to create a bill that would produce stronger laws to protect victims of domestic violence by offering those same protections to their pets. The coalition they created includes organizations like Nestle ...read it all!
It is estimated that every year over 30 million dogs are slaughtered for human consumption in Asian countries including China, Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam, Laos, and Indonesia. With those numbers, it seems like a hopeless task for the organizations that are desperately fighting to end the dog ...read it all!
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 enjoy the love of a ...read it all!