Carla is a six-year-old black lab mix, recently rescued by HSMO’s Animal Cruelty Task Force. Dozens of cats and dogs were not receiving adequate care, and Carla was quite fearful when she first arrived. 87 more words
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For those of you who don’t know me intimately, this fact is actually quite shocking. I spent a good portion of the formative years of my life being terrified of each and every dog I encountered, to the extreme point that I wouldn’t go to a house with a dog in it, or I would request that the dog be put away. 399 more words
As an adoption counselor and a dog trainer I sometimes see the opposite ends of the family choosing a new companion animal for their family. Back in the olden days (when I had to walk five miles in a snow storm, up hill to get to school) pets were sold exclusively at pet stores or Woolworth’s (small pets) or just found them wandering around with no collar. 1,077 more words
She went from saving the day to the one desperately in need of saving.
Snickers is a 1-year-old Shar Pei mix from Texas. The playful dog was hailed a hero after injuring herself while helping to save her family from a house fire, but then her story took a sad turn when she was dumped at a shelter. 281 more words
Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. 834 more words