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 […]
The Carter family is hosting Ocho, a foster dog from eastern Herding Dog Rescue. Ocho is between 1 and 3 years old. (We think it’s on the younger side). He has a friendly disposition, but an evaluation demonstrated he has some behaviors that need work. He chases cars against the fence in enclosed areas, […]
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.
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 […]
Christina Carter outlines the process of showing a pure bred dog at the Salem Civic Center. The dogs being shown are Newfoundlands. Newfoundlands are large working dogs, that can be black, brown, white and black or gray. In Canada the the only correct colors are black and white and black. Life span: 8 – 10 […]
CoCo is a rescue dog who was never properly socialized for bath time. Because of that, and the obvious after effects of prior trauma, she responded with fear to many things. Making her feel generally comfortable and confident with attention, praise, ample food and reliable routines have helped her to begin to come out of […]
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 […]
There are many reasons why we must be parted from our beloved pets. Because they cannot be helped is not something usually thought of in our normal scenarios. Typically that is true. In this article you will see how one person felt about her dog’s behavior issues and the outcome while sad, was inevitable. […]