A dog named Nitro

I will begin this story with the cold hard truth.  My foster dog Nitro is unadoptable.  Or at least by many standards and statistics in the animal sheltering world, he should be deemed as such.  In fact, I am sure… Read More ›

It’s About Them

Someone tagged me on a post this week from HSOV foster mom (and so much more) Amber DeLong who shared about fostering two dogs that after two years now have a potential adopter, and reading the emotion filled comments by… Read More ›

Playing the Odds

Our shelter relies upon rescue groups in other parts of the country, a select few but all greatly appreciated, to help us find homes for some of our animals. Last year alone they helped place over 900 animals. Almost as… Read More ›

Love Is Not Always Enough

Years ago, I came to realize a few simple facts about animals in our shelter…probably all shelters for that matter.  Animals that are scared aren’t often adopted. Beyond that, the unnatural environment of cage life and the stress filled environment… Read More ›

Jack’s Blog

So this is not my normal blog.  I am fostering a dog brought to our shelter because of behavior the owner felt was too dangerous for them to deal with and the approaching birth of a child.  I’ve been asked… Read More ›

Worthy of a Chance

When our foster coordinator sent me the text asking if I could foster a puppy, it was just another normal day in my life. And hers. On any given day, a call from our Shelter’s foster coordinator, Debbie Hines asking me… Read More ›