The First Story You Tell About a Shelter Dog Has the Power to Change Their Life

The First Story You Tell About a Shelter Dog Has the Power to Change Their Life

The first story you ever tell about a shelter dog will stick with that dog for the rest of the time they are in your care – and possibly the rest of their life. That first story is usually the dog’s biography. It’s on your website, it’s on sites like Petfinder, and it’s usually on your social media in some form.  So, you want the tone of that story and the emotion it evokes to be positive and reflect who that dog is as an individual.
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Dog Owners Need Accessible Services, Not Mandates

Dog Owners Need Accessible Services, Not Mandates

We all want to decrease euthanasia rates, encourage responsible pet ownership and support the human-canine bond. Mandates about spaying and neutering dogs aren’t necessarily the way to achieve those goals. These regulations discriminate against dog owners who want to provide good care for their pets but cannot afford it.

In the end, these mandatory spay/neuter regulations criminalize good people. (more…)

No, “Pit Bull” Dogs Don’t Lock Their Jaws, and Other Myth-Busting Facts

No, “Pit Bull” Dogs Don’t Lock Their Jaws, and Other Myth-Busting Facts

There’s a lot of misinformation out there regarding “pit bull” dogs. It’s so prevalent that you might actually believe some of the myths, even if you are a lover of dogs often labeled as “pit bull” dogs.

We thought we’d lay down some facts so that you have a few talking points to share with your community and anyone else who may be misinformed. (We’ve even put all of this information into a printable cheat sheet for you!) (more…)

Montreal SPCA Discusses the City’s New BSL and What It Means For Hundreds of Families

Montreal SPCA Discusses the City’s New BSL and What It Means For Hundreds of Families

It’s been four days since the Montreal city council passed their ban on “pit bull type” dogs. Families in Montreal are scared, confused, and devastated. The rest of us are heartbroken and outraged.

But the people at the Montreal SPCA are passionately fighting their city officials. They’re fighting with facts, which show that breed specific legislation doesn’t reduce dog bites, and they’re offering up alternative approaches that actually work. (more…)