Earlier this year, Koda, a very special and dedicated dog, went to live with Fiona Gilbert. Their relationship is unique and has been life-changing for Fiona in a way that not many people experience with their dog.
You see, Koda is Fiona’s service dog. (more…)
We all want to decrease euthanasia rates, encourage responsible pet ownership and support the human-canine bond, but mandates about spaying and neutering dogs aren’t necessarily the way to achieve those goals. That’s because mandatory spay/neuter laws criminalize dog guardians who want to provide good care for their pets but cannot afford it.
It should go without saying that this damages the human-canine bond. (more…)
So many of you are on board with the idea of dropping breed labels at your shelter. You know you understand the importance of focusing on each dog’s individual personality. We also know that it’s a big change and change can be overwhelming.
That’s why we’re here. We’re here to help you overcome that hurdle and take the leap into marketing without breed labels.
One of the central goals of Animal Farm Foundation is for shelters (and, well, everyone really) to stop labeling dogs based on physical appearance. By now, you know all about the inaccuracy of visual breed identification. But what about the dogs whose breeds (purebred or mixed) are known? We know you’re wondering one thing:
“Isn’t it wrong to not tell adopters about a dog’s breed traits? Isn’t that holding back information they need?”