Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Dark Side of the Force: Why it draws the potential dog owner

This was written in 2005 for the old Sheltie Pacesetter Magazine.  It is based on a talk I offer to breeders and rescuers about why we lose buyers and adopters to pet shops.  I still offer this talk in a more … Continue reading

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Why Dogs and Children Become Banned

When a place bans pets or restricts access to children, social media explodes with people on either side of the argument. “Oh I wish more places would do this!” and “How could people target cuddly Fifi and silly William?” The … Continue reading

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Lease Laws and Liability

I was called to evaluate a huge, newly adopted dog. During my evaluation the owner commented that her community had a weight limit for dogs in the townhouse and condo section. Prior to adopting the dog, the owner knew the … Continue reading

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What Can I Do to Help A Rescue If I Cannot Foster?

It is hard to go on social media and read calls for foster homes needed for unwanted pets. Yet for many of us, fostering is just not an option. Allergies, rental property not allowing animals, time factor and other legitimate … Continue reading

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