Duke’s Adoption Success Story

Who remembers the big white boxer, Duke, who was very sweet and couldn't stand being alone here at the shelter? Duke was adopted back in June 2018. Now he has plenty of people to keep him company, and a new name: Beau!   His family tells us, "He is a great family dog!" And with cuddles like this, we sure see what they mean:     His family also tells us he's spoiled rotten. We have to admit, getting to share the good woodstove spot with…

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Layla and Jemma by T&Z Pawtraits

Remember T&Z Pawtraits' coloring page design for Simon? Well, it worked for Simon - he's been adopted! And now we have another beautiful image of Layla and Jemma. Layla and Jemma have been at the shelter for nearly a year. These girls are best buddies and need to go home together. We know that many people aren't ready to take on two new dogs at once... but there's got to be someone special out there for Layla and Jemma. We just know it! Can you help us…

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Resource Guarding: What is it, and what can you do about it?

We all have resources that we value, whether it's our cup of coffee in the morning, our favorite armchair, or quality time with our best friend. This is true for dogs, cats, and other species as well! A valued resource is something that we'll seek out deliberately, and be reluctant to give up if someone tries to take it away. (How many of us would respond with a snarl if someone grabbed our morning coffee out of our hands? I sure would!) Resource guarding stems…

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Leave It: How to get your dog to ignore stuff they can’t have

Dogs are opportunistic - you may have heard this before. When a dog sees or smells something interesting, they put it in their mouth first and ask questions later. We humans often put dogs in environments where we don't want them to do this, and it can cause heartbreak when they eat something that's not safe, or behavioral challenges when we find ourselves pulling items out of their mouths that they really, really, really didn't want to let go of. "Great, I got it out…

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Safety Cord Donation Drive: Bold Lead Designs supports animal rescue!

DONATION DRIVE UPDATE 9.8.2018: The donation drive was a big success! Thank you so much to everyone who participated. We exceeded our goal of 30 cords - you purchased 53 for us! Wow! You also gave us $45 in store credit at Bold Lead Designs so that we can purchase other equipment such as harnesses or head halters as needed. Original post below. DONATION DRIVE: Donate one simple piece of equipment to make a world of difference for dogs at the SPCA of Hancock County! Bold…

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