The name “Barbet” comes from the french word “Barbe”, meaning beard. As one of the original water dogs they excel in flushing game out of watery vegetation. The breed has made an impressive recovery from near extinction.
Activity level: Do you have a lifestyle that allows for a very active and driven pet? It's important to walk any dog but some dogs require much more than just a leisurely stroll around the block to ensure that they are balanced and...Read More
A PoundWish represents an urgent medical need. Our shelter and rescue partners post the PoundWish explaining the pet’s story and wish and our community of pet lovers responds with a donation or by sharing the PoundWish with their...Read More
Living in an apartment with your four legged friend can be a real challenge sometimes! Small spaces, community doggy toilets, limited exercise options, barking, etc. An apartment lifestyle requires you and your best friend to have good manners and...Read More
Did you know that a lot of your dog’s unwanted behaviors may be stemming from pent-up energy? You can contribute to a calmer and more well mannered companion by going a simple walk. Taking your dog outside for a nice walk in the fresh...Read More
There are many reasons why you should adopt a dog. It's estimated that over 2.5 million healthy shelter pets go unadopted each year and only about 25 to 30 percent of pets in homes came from rescue organizations and shelters. So why...Read More
Everything we do sends a message to our pet. Did you know that giving your dog affection at the wrong time can send the wrong message and worsen unwanted behavior? Giving affection during desired behaviors is an important thing to remember.
#1. Follow the LeaderAllowing your dog to lead the way on a walk can send a message that they are in charge and can affect other aspects of your relationship. Don’t allow your dog to walk you, instead be the one to set the pace and lead the...Read More
#1 BullmastiffThis large breed was developed in the mid-1800s as a cross between the Old English Bulldog and English Mastiff. Bred to guard English estates and game preserves, they soon became known as the Gamekeeper's Night Dog. Bullmastiffs...Read More
#1 PossessivenessAll dogs are equipped with some level of possessiveness, whether it be of food, a toy, or their human. Any action that is perceived to take away the object of their desire can provoke a defensive reaction that could result in...Read More
#1 Onions & GarlicWhile not harmful in smaller doses, ingestion of large quantities of these vegetables can result in damage to red blood cells as well as gastrointestinal distress. Signs of ingestion include panting, loose stool, high heart...Read More
#10 Labrador RetrieverAs the most common breed of dog in the U.S., Labs are stolen mostly due to their ease of resale to an unsuspecting public. Thieves benefit from this breed’s easygoing nature and willingness to follow commands. Like other...Read More
#10 Boston, MAIt is wicked cool to have Bean Town kickoff our list of top cities. As home to the American Revolution, it is no surprise to find that Boston was the first major city to allow dogs on their subway. Even cruises of historic Boston...Read More
Thinking of starting up an animal shelter? Doing so is one of the most commendable and compassionate things anyone can do, and you will find that the experience could be quite a rewarding one on a personal level besides. Apart from reducing the...Read More
With more and more people opting to adopt pets from animal shelters and dog pounds instead of buying them from pet stores and dog breeders, the question of how to adopt a dog is one that comes up with increasing frequency. In most cases, adopting a...Read More
There is no question, with the advent of social media and drastic increase in online purchasing and usage, how donors give has and will continue to be impacted. Are online only campaigns successful? The short answer is yes, they can. How...Read More