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What It Takes To Be a Foster Home

  Coco, a rescue-foster dog, from easternherdingdogrescue.org needed a safe place to whelp and care for her pups until they reached adoption age and were primed for a successful connection with a forever home. This the story of how she came to be with the Carter’s and the journey they went through toward their forever […]


DIY: Dog Crate Pads

Christina is making some crate pads for Saint Francis Service Dogs www.saintfrancisdogs.org out of fleece. Saint Francis Service Dogs is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to assist children and adults with disabilities become more independent and self-sufficient through partnership with a professionally trained service dog.


Puppy Socialization: Human Socialization Period

The Carter family hosted “Rose”, an 8 week old Labrador Retriever, for one week  to give her a good head start in socialization. Social animals like dogs have critical periods, which are developmental stages where the nervous system is hypersensitive to certain environmental stimuli. The critical period Rose is in is called the Human Socialization […]


What To Expect When Fostering a Dog

Coco, a rescue-foster dog, from easternherdingdogrescue.org needed a safe place to whelp and care for her pups until they reached adoption age and were primed for a successful connection with a forever home. This the story of how she came to be with the Carter’s and the journey they went through toward their forever home. […]


Dog Stories – Fabio Andreozzi

Fabio Andreozzi is a life long dog person. He and his family have had many dogs and bred several litters over the years (primarily German Shepherds). Fabio shares his knowledge, expertise and a few great stories about his relationships with pets over the years with Christina Carter.


Socialization is Key For a Successful Partnership

Socializing older dogs can sometimes be necessary. CoCo is a rescue dog and her history was largely unknown. She arrived very pregnant and stressed from long distance travel. The first priority was to get her socialized to the family environment she would have to deal with, which included adults children and cats. Because she was […]


CoCo Jr Gets Chosen to be a Service Dog

CoCo Jr. is one of the puppies out of our litter of Foster Pups that were born and raised here in our home. The process was a great experience for the whole family, plus lots of fun too! There are many requirements for a puppy to be accepted into the training program at Saint Francis […]


Pet Stories – Cequinn

Pets come into our lives for many reasons. Jeeves and Cequinn, siblings, came into our lives at the same time. Their whole litter was picked up by a local Rescue Organization and brought to the veterinary facility where I was working. When they arrived the kittens were noticeably malnourished and sick. We lost one the […]


CoCo Pup’s First Road Trip

It’s important to give puppies a whole host of different experiences in the very beginning, so they know what to expect throughout their lifetime and can adjust accordingly. In general, puppies that have been exposed to many different stimuli early on, have gone on to become more accepting of new situations and activities. The puppies’ […]