All Mixed Up: Why you should always consider a mixed breed dog before buying a purebred

By: Brittney Frazier – Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA, APDT

mixeddog1There is probably no more exciting time in a dog lover’s life than when the time comes to add a new four-legged member to the family. Whether they are a first time dog owner, or an experiencedRead more


When Training Doesn’t Work

Reasons training and society may fail a dog

By: Brittney Frazier – Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA, APDT

Dog trainingThe world of rescue and dog training is one of ambiguity and complexity. Each dog, owner and individual situation is unique and requires a great deal of patience to understandRead more


Keeping it Comfy trainer’s view of crating for a more humane world

by Brittney Frazier – Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA, APDT

dog in crateIt is common within the subject of dog training that I see discomfort creeping over clients when I bring up the issue of crating. As a trainer working in the Animal Welfare Industry with both rescue and client-ownedRead more


Holiday Pet Dangers

Pretty bull terrier pet on a christmas ornamentsBy: Juliana M. Villacorta – Executive Director, Found Chicago

Holiday time is upon us. It’s full of food, fun, friends and family. But, it is also full of dangers to our pets. Take a few minutes to look around and pet proof your home soRead more


Halloween Tips for Your Pet

By A. Tosone

halloweendogHalloween is meant to be a bit scary.  What would Halloween be without skeletons and goblins, after all?  A haunted house without a coffin or a surprise attack from some ghoulish thingamabobby?  We humans know it is all in good fun butRead more


How to Choose the Right Food for your Pet

by A. Tosone

Every pet is an individual. It seems obvious to say there are no two dogs the same. Or two cats. Or two guinea pigs. So when you add a new four-legged friend to the family, it stands to reason that what yourRead more


The Picture of Freedom

by A. Tosone

When you’re involved in rescue you willingly get on an emotional rollercoaster. Period. End of discussion. The highs and the lows are guaranteed terms of service in this business. The ride with the biggest high and the lowest lows is the FreedomRead more


To Neuter or not to neuter? That is the question …

Contributed by A. Tosone

If you listen to the tiniest amount of animal welfare news then you’ve probably heard it more than 10,000 times. PLEASE SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS! We animal rescuers thump our chest and stand behind our battle cry. It is theRead more


Heartworm: The importance of prevention

by A. Tosone

Ask any local veterinarian and they will tell you that your pet should be on preventative medicine for heartworm. No questions asked. It’s imperative. Even life saving.

But what exactly is heartworm? Heartworm is a parasite that lives in the heart andRead more