#adopting a dog

How Do You Know You’re Ready to Adopt?

This post was written by our newest blogger, Torianne Allen! She combined feedback that some our supporters shared on our Facebook page with general tips to break down the main reasons people know when they are – or aren’t – ready to adopt a furry friend.  <> <> <> Are you aware of the responsibilities that come with adopting a pet? When you tell

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Featured Dog – Addie

Addie has come to us from a Tennesse shelter in December. We don’t know much about her background. All we know is that at some point she injured her back right leg and it healed that way. Hence the funny limping – but don’t think this stops her from running around! Her foster mom, Jennifer shared these with us so we see Addie’s true

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No Pets as Presents for Christmas

With the approach of the holidays, everyone’s thoughts turn naturally to the happy chore of gift giving. While most people opt for the tried and true, hoping another gift certificate isn’t too impersonal or another scarf or bottle of perfume isn’t too predictable, they are much safer choices than those being considered by some this season: the purchase of a pet. The gift of

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For the Love of Dog…

This compassionate, wonderful account of adopting a rescue dog comes to us from Kaitlin Bernard. It was originally posted on her blog, Blank Cage, on Friday, November 22.  I won’t lie, when my boyfriend and I first entertained the thought of getting a dog I had my heart set on a Shiba Inu. I researched the breed, I contacted breeders, I picked out names,

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Featured Adoptable Dog: Max

When meeting Max, most people have to fight their urge to take him home and cuddle him all day. I myself was wondering if he’d just escaped from Build-a-Bear. He’s been in the TAGS program since February. His current family had to make a hard decision to surrender him. They wanted the best for him, as they realized that they won’t be able to

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9+1 Things to Do to Prepare for Your Newly Adopted Dog

Adrienn began volunteering for TAGS in June 2012. She loves to run wild and chase squirrels with the family dog during long walks. Check out her 9+1 list on what to do before your adopted dog arrives.   Adoption is one of the greatest ways to help an animal in need. By giving a homeless pet a new home and a loving family, you become

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