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  1. Training a dog to be a dog?

    Dog Training Forum
    I am an experienced dog owner; I have never been without a canine companion by my side. Two weeks ago we recused a sweet puppy (he is approx. 11 months) from the National Mill Dog Rescue. I have never had this type of difficulty training a dog and could use some advice. It’s proven to be a real...
  2. adopt rescue dog?

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    Animal cruelty is a shameful act. Adopting a rescue dog is to save lives. Recently I wanted to adopt a dog. I also added a dog companion to my Corgi. Every year, millions of dogs that can be adopted are euthanized, and the reasons for these actions are so unreasonable. Because these pets don't...
  3. Our late dog missed some vaccinations. I'm worried it will cause a problem adopting.

    General Dog Forum
    Long story short: Our dead dog missed some vaccines at 4 years old while we were dealing with his severe epilepsy, and now I'm concerned it will cause difficulties for us looking to adopt again after one shelter specifically asked for his [incomplete] vaccine records. Will this be a giant...
  4. New rescue owner

    Attention All New Members
    Hello everyone, I recently adopted a rescue dog (10 days ago) named Hazel. She is around 2 years old, incredibly sweet, house-trained and never barks. Eats and drinks fairly normally. Ideal for someone living in a townhome like myself. However, she also is incredibly timid. She has two spots...
  5. Agressive Older Dog? Help!

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi guys! I adopted a 9 year old black lab mix from a shelter almost 4 months ago, and when I met with him before I got him, he seemed like a great match. The only thing the shelter told me was that he was not good with children (a family had to surrender him because of this). I filled out the...
  6. Death of a furbaby- Advice

    General Dog Forum
    We rescued a sweet senior dog named Patches almost 3 years ago, not long ago we found out that he had cancer. He passed away just days before his surgery was scheduled. The loss has been very hard on all of us, one of the kids especially, she keeps crying that home doesn't feel like home anymore...
  7. Rescue pup and I say hi! *Emotional little story abound*

    Attention All New Members
    Hi everyone! I'm a 23 year old female living in California. I have three dogs :rockon: but the reason for creating this account was for my lil pupper named Pelusa, or Lucy for short (Pelusa means fuzzy in Spanish). She's 4 years old, and she's either a Yorkie/Chihuahua or a Yorkie/Papillon mix...
  8. Peeing and pooping in the house has increased

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello - I'm new here to the forum and couldn't have come here fast enough :) Today for the first time, my dog (Jack Russell mix) pee'd on the carpet...two times. One before I took her out for her morning walk, and the second time I was about to hop in the shower and something told me to check...
  9. First Post!

    Attention All New Members
    Coming in from California I am hopping along on a journey with my first rescue dog! He's a German Shepherd and Labrador Retriever cross and once we work through his anxiety I hope to start taking him hiking and camping.
  10. Vet made me afraid of our rescue dog?!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    We adopted our 9 month old (almost 50 lb) lab-mix rescue a little more than 2 weeks ago. He's got a few rambunctious puppy habits, but so far has been wonderful with our toddler and has obviously lived in a home before. A few days ago, we took him to a vet to get his physical and boosters...
  11. New Rescue Puppy Scared of Breed

    Attention All New Members
    Hi. We just got a great puppy from a pet store adoption event a week ago. He is very relaxed, seems to respond well to people and other animals, and be open to training. Other than "puppy play", I haven't seen him do anything aggressive in the week we've had him. However, we just found out...
  12. Rescue may not be the right fit for me

    Dog Rescue Forum
    So, I qualify for an emotional support animal (esa) on my college campus and I've decided to adopt since getting a puppy would be a time commitment I can't fully make(I have time for daily walks and regular training sessions, but not housetraining or socialization). My esa wouldn't need any...
  13. Don't know what rescue dog was being feed before I got him

    Dog Food Forum
    About 4 or 5 weeks ago we got a pup from a rescue. He had been in a shelter in Cali then brought to WA, he had only been up here a short time before we got him so he was being boarded. I didn't know what either place was feeding him so we went with Taste of the Wild but he had diarrhea 4-5 (at...
  14. 3 rescued dogs and mostly perfect, except..

    Attention All New Members
    Hi everyone! After desperate searching, I found this site and joined today as I've run out of ideas and am hoping someone here will know what to do.. I have an old (13yr old) rescue dog that I've had since a pup and he sleeps in the room with me and my wife. We rescued a 2yr old dog in...
  15. Asking for help interpreting barking

    Dog Training Forum
    This is going to be a long post because I'd like anyone nice enough to respond to this to have the whole story... My dog is a 2 year old rescue named Sunny (Wisdom Panel DNA test said German Short-haired Pointer & Aussie Cattle Dog mix). I adopted her when she was 6 months old. She was born in...
  16. What am I??

    Dog Rescue Forum
    We got Roscoe from a rescue organization at about 4 months old. They said he was an Aussie mix but I just don't see it. He is almost 7 months old now. My guess is German Shepherd, Lab, Border Collie mix but I'd love to hear what other people think. He's currently about 40lbs, loves all dogs and...
  17. Mom of Rescue Dog

    Attention All New Members
    Hello, I joined this forum to seek help with my rescue. I've had her almost a year now, and I'm still having so much trouble with her separation anxiety. I'm been working with her a lot, but the research I've found hasn't been helping. I'm hoping there is someone out there who can help me.
  18. Hello !

    Attention All New Members
    Hi everyone! I have 3 dogs. Bella is 2 1/2 years old and she is a shepherd mix. Lilly is 2 years old and she is a shepherd mix. Loki is 8 weeks old and he is a pure bred german shepherd. Bella & Lilly are both rescue pups from the VBSPCA and Loki was given to us by a family friend on...
  19. Adopted a dog but I'm not ready

    Attention All New Members
    I recently adopted a dog (pit bull, not that it matters) from a shelter I volunteer at. I have only had him for a week now but after getting him home I realized I was so caught up of the idea of saving this little guy I didn't think of all the day to day attention he would require. I learned he...
  20. Proud Pom mom and Rescue mom - but at a loss...

    Attention All New Members
    Hi there, I'm signing on because I've needed some serious dog parents to speak with about some things.. 1) My Pom (Kobi 2yr, 15lb Male) has had ACL/Patella issues and we've received extreme differences in quotes, from $3000 for the one back right leg (lvl3) to both for $2800, to being told by...
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