#adopting an older dog

THE MANY WHYS OF RESCUE

By Nomi Berger Why adopt a rescue pup or dog? Why not buy one from an ad on the Internet or from a pet store? Why not buy one from a breeder? There are many reasons — all of them humane. The growth of the Internet has spurred the growth of ads selling pets. But it also provides anonymity to a more insidious growth:

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Adopt a Senior Pet Month

The TAGS adoption process takes a couple of weeks. First, you submit your application, and then, upon approval, you will have your “Meet and Greet,” hopefully within that week. Next comes the Home Visit, where TAGS volunteers interview you in your home, and then, presuming everyone would like to continue with the application, you will have a 1-2 week “Extended Visit.” This stage is

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Meet Molly

*Molly is listed on our website as a courtesy post. She is with Coonhound Rescue.*** Hi! I’m Molly. I am an 8 year old lady looking for a home. I am a Bluetick Coonhound, (possibly mixed with Hound) from Ohio. I am spayed, house-trained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats. Basically, I am happy to

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The Joys of Adopting a Senior Dog

By Nomi Berger How many times have we humans heard the expression, “You’re only as old as you feel”? And why is it that some days, despite our actual age, we feel younger than we are, while other days, we feel older, much older? So it is with our canine companions. What constitutes a senior in one breed may be an adult in another

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January Adoptions!

Archie has gone to live with a man and his young daughter. They came to meet Archie at Pet Valu Kendalwood because a friend of theirs, who is a volunteer with TAGS, knew they were looking for a new cat and thought Archie would suit them perfectly. She was right! They liked Archie right away and the little girl couldn’t stop petting him. Millie is a happy,

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15-Year-Old Becky Was Adopted!

Written by: Andrée WagarTAGS Foster Coordinator  Becky was adopted this month, and while every adoption is wonderful, for me, this one is extra special. As is usually the case in rescue, we don’t know how Becky’s story began, but we certainly know how it would have ended if she had stayed in the pound for even one more day. Her final few days would

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April Adoptions!

This month, six dogs and two cats found new homes! We are so excited for them to be joining their new families!  Please click on the image to view a larger version.  Dawson is a three-year-old shepherd/husky cross who loves to play and be active, but he also loves to cuddle—he’s basically the whole package, which is why we are not surprised that his

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Age Is Only a Number

When we started looking for a new dog, we had no intention of adopting a senior. Only 10 months before, but feeling way more recent, we’d experienced the tail end of years of watching our senior dog, Roxie, decline, until we ultimately had to make that tough decision all pet owners dread. Roxie on her last day with us. So when we were ready

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