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…)

5 Tips to Help You Drop Breed Labels and Focus on Dogs as Individuals

5 Tips to Help You Drop Breed Labels and Focus on Dogs as Individuals

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.

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Stop Asking ‘What Is This Breed?” and Start Asking ‘Who Is This Dog?”

Stop Asking ‘What Is This Breed?” and Start Asking ‘Who Is This Dog?”

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?”

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