Is a 5 Year Old Dog Too Old to Adopt?

We adopted a 5 year old Dobie and here’s our storyAfter losing our sweet 12-year old Weimaraner, Cosmo, to an awful brain tumor four years ago, then moving out of state two years ago, my husband, Wil and I were finally ready to adopt a new dog.  Lots of other adopting a dog ask: “Is a […]

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When Should You Get Another Dog When Your Dog Dies?

Should I Get a New Dog After My Dog Died?Not a topic anyone wants to have to read or deal with. But whenever we own a dog, of any kind, we’ll inevitably have to go through this. I personally have gone through losing a dog three times in my life between childhood and adulthood. It’s […]

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12 Steps to Adopting a Doberman

 I bet you found this article because you either are interested in figuring out whether adopting a Doberman is right for you, or you were curious as to what our journey was like. I’m guessing the former. We are former dog owners, Wil and Janet, who started out in our marriage 17 years ago with my […]

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When to Rehome Your Dog: How a dog Reacts and How To Cope

How To Know If Rehoming is The Best Thing You Can Do for Your DogOne of the most difficult things anyone that adopts a dog experiences – even more than the agony of cleaning up a messy poop accident, is the dreaded decision to regime your adopted dog. I’ve actually experienced this a couple times […]

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Adopting a Senior Dog: 4 Reasons You Should Adopt A Senior

As we embark on another dog adoption process, I’ve begun to think a bit more about why adopting a senior dog could be even better than adopting a younger dog. There are some common things, we as dog owners know inherently about the differences but I decided to dig into this further.  The top 4 Reasons […]

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How Do You Know if Your Dog Has Selective Hearing?

I’m dog watching my daughter’s cute rescue mix this week. I noticed he doesn’t always listen and wondered if he might have selective hearing so I did a bit of research to find out more. Selective hearing is that time your dog determines when to listen to you and for what period of time. Selective hearing […]

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The Rescue Dog Honeymoon Period:

While doing some research for the preparation of embarking on a new rescue adoption next month, I came across something called a “rescue dog adoption honeymoon period”. As someone who has rescued previously, I’d never heard that expression and wanted to learn more.  The first 3 weeks of your rescue dog’s life in your home is […]

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The 4 Reasons Your Rescue Dog Won’t Play With Toys

In preparation for adopting a couple dogs in the next month, I decided to learn more about why dog toys aren’t actually something they want to play with. My last rescue really never liked playing with dog toys – I wondered why, so I did some research. The Top 4 Reasons A Rescue Dog Won’t Play […]

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5 Steps To Turn Your Rescue Dog Into Your Running Partner

5 Steps to Turn Your Rescue Dog Into Your Running PartnerOne of the best ways to bond with your dog is to get them into a routine of running with you. There is a process if your dog has never been out on a run for any length of time. Make sure to first check […]

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The No. 1 Rescue Dog Question: Are Rescue Dogs More Aggressive?

Rescue Dogs Are Not By Nature More AggressiveDog aggression as defined by the ASPCA “The term “aggression” refers to a wide variety of behaviors that occur for a multitude of reasons in various circumstances. Virtually all wild animals are aggressive when guarding their territories, defending their offspring and protecting themselves.” Rescue dogs are not by nature […]

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