DO YOU KNOW YOUR SHIH TZU?
~ by Nomi Berger The Shih Tzu may have several names, including Chinese Lion Dog, Lion Dog and Chrysanthemum Dog, but they all add up to the same thing. One very adorable, personable, often stubborn but always loyal and loving companion. With his sweet-natured temperament, the Shih Tzu is less demanding and less yappy than most toy breeds. Alhough solidly built and lively, his
BE SPECIAL: ADOPT A DOG WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
by Nomi Berger Their bodies may be imperfect, but their spirit remains intact. So it is said about the special needs dog. Although caring for one can be challenging, more and more people are opening their hearts and their homes and adopting them. For this reason, more and more dogs who might otherwise be euthanized are being given a new “leash” on life. Experts
THE MANY WHYS OF RESCUE
By Nomi Berger Why adopt a rescue pup or dog? Why not buy one from an ad on the Internet or from a pet store? Why not buy one from a breeder? There are many reasons — all of them humane. The growth of the Internet has spurred the growth of ads selling pets. But it also provides anonymity to a more insidious growth:
WHEN CHOOSING A DOG, CHOOSE WISELY!
By Nomi Berger Truer words were never spoken, because being an informed owner truly means being that dog’s true, best friend. An alarming number of dogs are abandoned, surrendered, and euthanized each year in this country. The reasons are many, but one of the greatest contributing factors is the failure of too many potential owners to educate themselves fully BEFORE acquiring a dog. The
INTRODUCING YOUR NEW DOG TO YOUR OTHER PETS
By Nomi Berger Imagine handing out treats and name tags at the front door of your home for your new dog and your resident pets. Imagine happy munches and friendly woofs (and/or meows) as they blend and bond instantly and forever. Then blink twice and remember that you are living in the world of reality and not in an ideal parallel universe. But armed
FOREVER HOME: NOW WHAT?
By Nomi Berger Be an informed adopter and make your new dog’s entry into your world as pleasurable as possible. If this is your first dog, establish yourself with a vet or register your new dog with your established vet. Then apply for the appropriate licenses, etc., required in your area. Remember that a dog’s true personality may not reveal itself for several weeks.
10 Reasons Why Adopting a Dog is Awesome
This list was originally posted on thedodo.com and was written by Lindsey robertson. Read the article here. 1. You will save a life. 2.7 million dogs are euthanized in shelters each year. 2. Rescue dogs can make incredible transformations when they are adopted into loving homes. 3. Most rescue dogs are relinquished for reasons that have nothing to do with behavioral problems, and they are generally quite loving and
OCTOBER IS ADOPT-A-DOG MONTH
By Nomi Berger For decades now, designated months have been devoted to an increasing number of awareness-raising issues. And for more than a decade, raising awareness about the crucial issue of animal adoption has been no different. Their designated month is October. So with that in mind, we wanted to take time to remind our supporters of the vital, life-affirming roles dogs play in
Samantha the Survivor
Pictured: Samantha with her foster siblings. Samantha is a two-year old Doberman mix who weighs approximately 40 pounds. Samantha has had a lot of ups and downs in her short life, and through them all she has emerged as a survivor: Samantha was hit by a car last year in Tennessee where she was living before she came to TAGS. A nearby shelter was called
Featured Pet: Chelsea
Chelsea is up for adoption at TAGS She has a tail that spins instead of wags! She’s a retriever mix at 3 years of age Who needs time when she meets you to gauge… Whether she can trust you or not (But almost always, she realizes she likes you quite a lot.) If you can understand that it’s just her nerves And appreciate that she