19May

The Post-Pandemic Sheltering Crisis

By: Valarie Ross, CDBC, CPDT-KA, CFFP When Covid initially broke out here in the States in early 2020, animal shelters across the nation rejoiced. People wanting to foster and adopt went through the roof! There weren’t enough dogs to fill the demand! WHAT A GOOD PROBLEM TO HAVE! I admit I was excited, too. See, […]

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17Jan

We Need Self Care Too

By: Valarie Ross, CBDC, CPDT-KA CONTENT WARNING: Mental Health Struggles, Suicidal Ideation, Dog Bites, Child Abuse Dog people, hell all animal people, talk a lot about what we need to do to make the lives of the animals we share our lives with better. We talk about husbandry, quality of food, veterinary services, training, enrichment, […]

30Aug

Sometimes Love (and training) Isn’t Enough

Behavioral euthanasia, it’s something no one really wants to talk about, but unfortunately, it’s a reality. Sometimes, despite all our best efforts, an animal simply isn’t safe to be around. We want to bring this decision to light, to fight the stigma attached, and to explain how this may become someone’s only option.  Dogs, like […]