Category Archives: Fostering

The Journey Continues

It’ll be 4 weeks tomorrow since I said our final “good bye.” It seems like no time at all and an eternity all at once. I’ve handled your passing better than I thought I would. Probably because I knew it … Continue reading

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A New Challenger

It’s been several months since I’ve had a foster dog. I really think Risa missed having a canine friend in the house but I needed a break after Crash left. On top of that, the rescue I previously volunteered with … Continue reading

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Pets

I feel like there’s been a lot of hating on breeders and breed registries lately. Certainly, some of it is justified. Purebred dogs are, unfortunately, stuck in a bottleneck of health issues and behavioral problems. There are dogs who are … Continue reading

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Confessions

I didn’t always like my dog. I always loved her. Her award-winning smile. Her goofy nature. Her velvety-soft coat and too-big-for-her-head ears. I knew she was supposed to be mine. But I didn’t like her right away. In fact, she … Continue reading

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Management

When bringing a new dog into your home, management is the key to preventing problems. It is so much easier to teach the appropriate behaviors right from the start rather than needing to fix behavioral issues caused due to poor … Continue reading

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