We had Charlie Brown just seven months, when I received an email from the foster mom and rescue agency. The email was also sent to all of the other people who had adopted the puppies from the litter dubbed “Kate Plus Eight”. The runt of the litter, originally named mini-Cooper, and then known as “Fluff”, was being returned to the rescue … Continue reading
As fall comes to a close and the weather gets colder in some parts of the world, we take a “paws” and reflect on October, Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Our dogs, Charlie Brown (pictured) and his littermate, Cooper, didn’t come from a brick-and-mortar shelter. They were transported to Massachusetts from Tennessee as nearly newborn puppies, along with their other six siblings … Continue reading
Like the arrival of a newborn baby, bringing home a new furry member to the family can be an exciting yet overwhelming time for all pet owners. The following is a general guide to what veterinarians will recommend and perform for your little puppy, based on their age. Please note that every veterinary hospital has its own puppy protocol and … Continue reading
Ever feel like that thing you want is just out of your reach? Argus can relate.
In case you haven’t noticed… The holidays are quickly approaching! Very soon, it will be time for feasting, celebrating and visiting with friends and loved ones. If you’ll be bringing your pooch along for all the fun, that’s super, but sometimes, for whatever reason, Fido just can’t come along. In that case, what should you do? Ask the neighbor’s kid … Continue reading
Most people know that it is dangerous to leave your dog in the car in hot weather, but leaving him in the car in cold weather is a little ambiguous. Leaving your dog in the car in cold weather may not be as risky as leaving him in warmer weather, but it can still be dangerous. Here are some reasons … Continue reading
In 2005, Animal Control in Houston, TX picked up a stray yellow lab. Lost and alone, he found himself one of many other homeless animals in the city pound. His story could have ended there – but it didn’t. He was rescued by the Southeast Texas Labrador Retriever Rescue. From there, he was recruited by the Army and taken to … Continue reading
Looking forward to sleeping in this weekend? This drowsy Pitbull puppy is one step ahead of you!
I started fostering dogs for several rescue organizations in my area over a year ago. I got sucked in through several cute pictures and sad back stories on social media and then even more so after my first foster got adopted. One of the biggest issues I hear from other fosters is regarding the initial panic that happens when you bring that … Continue reading
With the arrival of fall comes shorter days, longer nights, and unpredictable weather. But, just like us, our dogs need to get their daily exercise. When going outside just isn’t possible, there are fun games you can play and exercise you can do with your dog inside. Run the stairs (or hallway) If you’re lucky enough to have stairs at … Continue reading