• Dog Adoption Tip #19 – Exercise
    March 1, 2019 | Rachael Wondra | Adoption, Animal Tips, Dogs,

    Tip #19 is all about exercise.  Exercise is so important for your dog, just like its important for you, and there are so many options.  You can walk your dog in your neighborhood, which is simple. Maybe you like hiking…..

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  • Dog Adoption Tip #18 – Safety
    February 21, 2019 | Rachael Wondra | Adoption, Animal Tips, Dogs,

    During the past few adoption tips, we’ve been talking about keeping your new dog safe in the home as well as around other dogs.  But it’s also important to keep dogs safe around humans, especially kids and vice versa, keeping…..

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  • Dog Adoption Tip #17 – Dog Meets Dog
    February 14, 2019 | Rachael Wondra | Adoption, Animal Tips, Dogs,

    Today’s tip is about introducing your newly adopted dog to other dogs in your family. Always keep an eye on them while they’re getting accustomed to one another.  Don’t leave them alone until you’re confident that there’s no aggression present at…..

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  • Dog Adoption Tip #16 – Potty Training
    February 7, 2019 | Rachael Wondra | Adoption, Animal Tips, Dogs,

    In tip number 15, I shared the importance of having patience when you bring a new dog home.  Now, if there’s one thing that will test your patience, it is potty training. Some people call it “housebreaking”.  Puppies and even…..

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  • Dog Adoption Tip #15 – Patience
    January 31, 2019 | Rachael Wondra | Adoption, Animal Tips, Dogs,

    This week's tip is about what you want to have the most of when your dog comes home to you for the first time, and that is patience. He’s coming home to a new home, a new family, maybe there…..

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  • Dog Adoption Tip #14 – Dog Training
    January 24, 2019 | Rachael Wondra | Adoption, Animal Tips, Dogs, Training & Enrichment,

    We’ve been discussing the nuts and bolts of dog adoption and today’s tip is all about the importance of dog training. Even if your dog arrives knowing a few basic commands, make the commitment to spend time in a dog…..

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  • Dog Adoption Tip #13 – Grooming your pet
    January 17, 2019 | Rachael Wondra | Adoption, Animal Tips, Dogs,

    This week’s tip is about grooming your dog. While it’s important to groom your dog so they feel and smell clean, grooming is also part of their health regimen. Basic grooming includes: a bath, nail trim, cleaning out their ears,…..

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  • Dog Adoption Tip #12 – Emergency Kits
    January 10, 2019 | Rachael Wondra | Adoption, Animal Tips, Dogs,

    We have been talking about different aspects of dog adoption, and in the last few tips I’ve shared some of the things you might want to do when you first bring your dog home. In tip #11 we discussed taking…..

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  • Dog Adoption Tip #11 – Vet Visit
    January 4, 2019 | Rachael Wondra | Adoption, Animal Tips, Dogs,

    During the first 10 tips, we’ve been talking about the adoption process and where to find your new pup.  We’ve also shared some of the items you will want to have, and in this tip, I’m sharing some of the…..

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  • Dog Adoption Tip #3: What age range is best?
    December 4, 2018 | Rachael Wondra | Adoption, Animal Tips, Dogs,

    This week, we get to start considering what kind of dog you might want. Specifically, which age range is best for your needs? (We will cover other dog traits in a future article.) Some questions you might ask yourself: Are…..

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