A Simple Walk Can Teach Reactive Dogs How to Make Friends and Help Owners Find the Support They Need

A Simple Walk Can Teach Reactive Dogs How to Make Friends and Help Owners Find the Support They Need

Two years ago, Alyssa Michnick and a group of shelter volunteers were faced with a reactive dog conundrum. You see, any individual dog of any breed or mix can be reactive. Through training, these dogs can become less reactive. A key part of that involves walking with other dogs – which brings us to the conundrum. Some people judge dogs they perceive as “pit bull” dogs differently than they would another reactive dog. They don’t view that dog as an individual. For that reason, Alyssa and her group had trouble finding people who would walk with reactive “pit bull” dogs. (more…)

One Camera and a Lot of Adorable Dogs Can Change The Game of Adoption Marketing

One Camera and a Lot of Adorable Dogs Can Change The Game of Adoption Marketing

We always advocate for shelters and rescues to have a robust social media presence. Part of that, if not 90% of that, is to have photos that convey a dog’s personality. You don’t need to have professional photos, but they do need to be eye-catching.

There are lots of different ways to do that. Old Yeller Ranch Rescue found a simple way to take these photos – they let their dogs take them. (more…)