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Housebreaking Woes

Categories: Pet Tips

Housebreaking is one of those things that almost every dog owner struggles with when they get a new best friend.  Whether you get a puppy or a dog, it's always going to be lesson number one! Teaching your dog to "do its business" outside takes a little time, management and LOTS of patience! Sadly, many dog owners aren't willing to do the extra work. Even scarier is when they think the dog or puppy should just "figure it out" on…

Foster Update – Perry

Categories: FosterPet Spotlight

Having recently undergone surgery to have both eyes removed, Perry has been recovering well with his new foster family. What makes this case such a special one is the fact Perry found a home with another blind dog. His foster family adopted "Odie" a few years back and have completely arranged and "proofed" their home for these special little guys. Doors in the house are fitted with bells so these guys know when and where doors are opening. Mom walks…

A True Foster Success Story

Categories: FosterOpt to Adopt

The  2014 year is already off to a great start! To ring in the New Year, one of our long term fosters was able to find a forever home. Originally brought in with 8 puppies, Sophie needed time in foster to dry her remaining milk and more importantly to work thru her serious social issues. Although Sophies puppies were immediatly placed in foster and ulitmately adopted, Sophie found herself in foster for nearly a year. After returning from foster in early…

Happy New Year!

Categories: Pet Tips

Believe it or not, it's almost time to ring out 2013 and ring in 2014.  In just a few short hours it'll be a new year!  You can bet there will be plenty of parties and lots of noisemakers when the clock strikes midnight.  So let's not take the term"party animals" literally.  You need to be especially protective of your dog and cat tonight.  New Year's Eve is a time of year when lots of pets get scared of all the noise…

Fall in Love with a New BFF

Categories: Opt to Adopt

Ah Valentine's Day ... a time to fall in love, celebrate the love in your life or celebrate your single life status.  This is my first year as a wife on Valentine's Day and it is fantastic!  But I must admit I've always had true love on Valentine's Day for going on 15 years now ... thanks to my lovely doxies Lars and Anna.  They've been my faithful friends for more than a decade now and I love them more…

The "+" Stands for Extra Awesome!

It's a new year and maybe one of your resoultions is to give back to the community.  Well you're in luck, Animal Defense League has a thriving volunteer program and we're always looking for new recruits!  The biggest thing I heard in 2012 was how hard it is to find a place that allowed children.  Well guess what parents, the ADL loves its Junior Volunteers!  Kids ages 10-15 must be with a parent or guardian volunteer at all times and they not allowed to…

The Cat's in the Cradle … and Maybe the Engine!

Categories: Pet Tips

I know, I know ... it's December and it's still pretty hot outside!  San Antonio weather, what can you do!?!  Of course, we do havea cold spell (supposedly) coming up soon ... and just a few weeks ago it got pretty chilly out there.   That's where my story comes into play.  I was getting into my car one of those chilly nights a few weeks ago when I thought I saw something under neath it.  Now for those of you…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Categories: Pet Tips

Thanksgiving is upon us once again!  That time of year when we gather with family and friends, watch some football, eat lots of delicious things and wear stretchy pants that we call our "Thanksgiving pants" (just me???).  It's also that time of year when our furry friends like to sit by our feet at the dinner table and beg for some of those awesome table scraps.  We've all done it, snuck a few morsels of turkey or perhaps a dollop…

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