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Donation Request Letter

Since every event takes all of the support from our community and our great group of volunteers, we are reaching out to all of you for help with our upcoming event. If you own a business, big or small, work for a supportive company or just would like to show your support, we are currently…
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Five Common Misconceptions About Pet Adoption

This post was originally published on the Petfinder Blog We put together a list of common adoption myths, in the hopes that you can gently point friends toward this post when they talk about adding a pet to their family. Thinkstock Myth #1: I don’t know what I’m getting There may in fact be more information…
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Tips for a Pet Safe Easter

Beware of Easter lilies. These toxic plants can be fatal if ingested by our furry friends. Keep candy bunnies in check—chocolate goodies are toxic to cats, dogs and ferrets. And     any treats containing xylitol an artificial sweetener used in many candies, chewing gum and baked goods—may be toxic too! Decorations can be dangerous, especially Easter…
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House Training Your Dog/Puppy

Happily, housetraining your new dog or puppy can take patience and time, but it is usually not complicated! We have lots of experience from housetraining many foster dogs and puppies, and helping new adopters to easily and kindly train their new canine family member to take care of ‘business’ in the appropriate potty spot. We…
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What Size Dog Should I Get?

Deciding what size of dog is best for you can be a complex decision. But a little investigation and thought can go a long way in helping you make the right choice! We’re here today to help you with some questions to ask yourself, and to dispel the most common myth about what size of…
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Have you ever thought about fostering?

Joe Joes Place is always looking for good foster homes. Fostering is not as difficult or heart wrenching as you may think! The end result is fantastic and you will play a major part in finding a furever home for a dog that would otherwise been euthanized. All you need to do is care for…
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What To Do (And Not Do!) In A Dog Fight

When a dog fight suddenly and surprisingly breaks out, it can be an incredibly frightening experience for humans and dogs alike. The sounds made, the teeth bared, the sheer speed by which dog fights usually happen – it’s all very unsettling. Although we don’t like to think about it, it’s important to remember that dog…
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Brushing dogs teeth

Brushing your dog’s teeth should not be a chore for you or your dog. Instead, it should be an enjoyable time for both of you. If you take things slowly at the beginning and give lots of praise, you and your dog will start looking forward to your brushing sessions.   Where to begin Number…
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Dog Barking

What do to when dogs bark excessivley

Dogs will be dogs, and most dogs will bark, whine and howl at times – it’s only natural. Dogs vocalize to communicate with humans and to express themselves. Sometimes we want our dogs to bark in order to warn us about potential danger or protect us from harm. However, excessive dog barking can be considered…
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Top 10 excuses for giving up on a dog:

 1) Dog got too big: This one sounds ridiculous, but we hear it all the time! People adopt a cute German Shepherd puppy that weighs around 15-20 pounds, then seem surprised that this large-breed dog grows to be 60 to 100 pounds or more! Solution: If you don’t want a large and active dog, please…
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