There is nothing more awesome for a child, than being raised with pets. I didn’t have that growing up, and I missed it so much (and look where I am now!). The tons of videos with kids and dogs sleeping together and cuddling and eating off each other’s plates are cute, but they have caused too many misunderstandings and practical problems in animal welfare.
Continue reading Kids And Dogs – How To Live In Harmony
Our dogs learn something from us every minute of the day. They do not speak the human language, so talking to them does not help them learn anything at all, on the contrary it confuses them even more. They learn from our actions, and are actions can often teach them the exact opposite from what we intend to. Continue reading Pavlov’s Dogs And How To Help Our Best Friends Learn
Well, if you type “how to bring a dog home” in google search, you will come across dozens of good articles about it, and yet, most people seem to prefer doing things their own way. Continue reading How (not) To Bring A Shelter Dog Home
Fostering is everything when it comes to dog rescue. There are things that can be accomplished in a shelter, but some issues – mainly behavioral ones – can only be resolved in a good foster home. Fostering is not just about temporarily placing an animal in a home, because there is no space available elsewhere, it is mainly about preparing a dog for his forever home, and if it is done properly, it can be life saving. Continue reading 10 Foster Homes That Saved Lives
Why do some dogs like to shred paper items, or even eat them? I always wondered about that, so I finally googled it. It turns out that shredding papers is a totally different behavior from actually consuming it. Continue reading Why Do Dogs Eat Or Shred Paper?
Mangy, alone, and scared to death, Petri suffered more than any dog should, during the first three months of his life. Born by a stray mum, up on a mountain, near one of the busiest and richest suburbs of Athens, Greece – Glyfada, Petri was rescued by SPAZ on July 6, 2016. Continue reading Mangy And Fearful Stray Puppy Gets The Transformation Of A Lifetime
How to bring a shelter dog home? How to introduce him to his new life? How to make him feel at ease and offer him all he has been deprived off in the past? I guess there are millions of articles dedicated to this particular subject, so here is something new. Continue reading How To Bring A Shelter Dog Home – A Few Simple Tips
Mercy, compassion and empathy are some of our most special and delicate human values. So I have absolutely no intention of demeaning them in this post. But it is a fact that I have seen some huge mistakes take place throughout my short “career” in Animal Welfare, and I just need to make some things clear. Continue reading Mercy Adoption – Why Animal Lovers Are Not Always The Best Dog Owners
Some rescue stories get their happy end once the dogs are healed and recovered, and some others have a long way to go before they reach a happy end. Before – after can be awe-inspiring and amazing, but sometimes, behind the incredible photos and the “I can’t believe it’s the same dog photos” there’s a lot more than just the rescue dog’s appearance that needed time and effort improve. Continue reading Stray Puppy Recovered From Mange Still Has A Long Way To Go