Debi@RescueDogs101, Author at Rescue Dogs 101

All posts by Debi@RescueDogs101

30 Pawfect Dog Mom Gifts for 2021

Mother’s Day is May 9th this year… 2021. Celebrate your special mom by showering her with love and one of these amazing, hand-picked dogs mom gifts. Have fun with it this, you know she

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Seasons – Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall Dog Names

The change of seasons is my favorite part of living in the Midwest. Summer and fall are my favorite seasons… I can leave Winter in its tracks… and although Spring beautiful, it’s so unpredictable

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How much does a dog cost per month?

Our dog’s love and loyalty are priceless… I mean you just can’t buy the unconditional love your dog gives you. But the reality is that your monthly budget needs to include certain products to

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Tropical – Hawaiian – Beach – Saltwater – Caribbean Island Dog Names

If you dream of living on a tropical island, the Caribbean or maybe a Hawaiian beach, why not use that love of the beach as your dog’s name.  If I close my eyes, I can imagine the bright blue

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Unique dog names for white dogs

What’s a good name for a white dog? A name that fits your dog’s personality! Just because your dog has white fur shouldn’t be the only deciding factor, but we have 158 names that mean white in one

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9 ways to stop your dogs nail bleeding (FAST)

You just cut your dog’s nail too short, it started bleeding, now what? Can I tell you a secret? I hate cutting my dog’s nails. The fear of hitting the quick of their nail is constant.

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How to stop your dog marking in the house

Our dog, Thunder, is driving me crazy with his marking inside the house. As soon as he hit 6 months old, he started lifting his leg on everything, inside and outside. And just as I was ready to give him

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The best dog ramp

A dog ramp is a great way to keep your dog from getting injured jumping in and out of your SUV or truck.  Our three large dogs go with us everywhere. Trips to dog agility classes, outings to the

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Dog first aid and how to make a dog first-aid survival kit

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month. Being prepared in case of an emergency will give you comfort knowing you are ready for anything that comes your way. Depending on your needs you may

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Dog adoption cost (chart)

Shelters, rescues, and humane societies need to charge adoption fees to cover their costs for caring for the dogs while they are there.  Many dogs come in sick, injured, or with behavior issues

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400 Spiritual dog names & what they mean

I think we can all agree that dogs are spiritual beings. The connection we have with our dogs are magical to say the least. In many ancient cultures there is a greater meaning of a

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382 Trending alcohol names for dogs

There are many reasons you may want to find dog names after alcohol… maybe you have a favorite drink, bartend, or own a brewery. Or simply enjoy a glass of wine or bottle of craft beer at the end of

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102 of the most joyful and creative Christmas dog names

Are you planning on a Christmas puppy, maybe you want to find a suitable dog name to remember this magical time of year? Christmas is two weeks away as I am writing down all these name ideas, I just

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313 Dog names from movies and television (Disney included)

There is nothing like curling up on the couch with your dog and enjoying a movie or tv show about a dog. When Lion King first came out it was my favorite movie, yes, even as an adult! Our first dog

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How to protect dog paws in winter [7 must-know tips]

If you are asking, “how do I protect my dog’s paws in the winter?”, you are in the right place. Living in Wisconsin, our winters are brutal… so I am very aware of how the snow,

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329 of the Best Country (Farm) Dog Names

It doesn’t matter if you live in the country or city, you may consider a country-inspired name for your puppy or dog.   And if you live on a farm, then your farm dog deserves a hard-working

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Personalized gifts for dog lovers (33 unique ideas)

As a fellow dog lover, my favorite gifts are always dogs related. The most unique gifts I’ve received are personalized with my dogs’ breed or name has an image of a dog. My daughter has the adorable

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224 Great Border Collie Names

Border collies are best known for their hard-working ethics and herding instincts. Watch any agility competition and you are guaranteed to see it being dominated by border collies! The standard black

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Dog Thanksgiving (dinner, treats, outfits)

Thanksgiving is a time to feast and be thankful for everything we are blessed with… from family to health, to our pets. Our dogs are a big part of our family and are always a part of our celebration. Whether

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Your Ultimate Guide to Dogs and Pumpkin

If your dog is anything like ours, as soon as food drops on the floor, they come and gobble it right up. So, what happens if you are carving your pumpkins and you drop some pieces on the ground? Can

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The most adorable dog Christmas stockings and stuffers

Don’t settle for a boring Christmas stocking for your dog this year. Spoil him with these adorable ideas that he or she will go crazy over on Christmas morning.  All of these one of a kind stockings

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2020 Amazon Prime Day Deals for Dog Lovers

All good things must come to an end. Amazon Prime Day may be over, but don’t worry, Black Friday is not too far away! If you don’t know what Amazon Prime Day is, it’s basically Black Friday

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18 Things to Know Before Adopting a Dog

Congrats! You are finally in a place that you think you are ready to adopt a dog. You found an apartment that accepts dogs, or maybe you just bought your first home and can’t wait to add a dog to the

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46 Must-Have Gifts for Dog-Loving Kids [2020]

We have the best gift ideas for your animal lover! My daughter has been a dog lover ever since she was old enough to talk! Every year for her birthday and Christmas I search out the best

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Dog walking etiquette [5 rules you must follow]

If you ever take your dog for a walk, then learning these 5 dog walking rules are critical. We know walking your dog every day is such an important part of being a good dog owner. It not only gives

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Complete list of 526 Food names for dogs

If you love food and want to combine you love of your favorite food with your love with dogs, we’ve got you covered.  Divided by food theme or category, I’m certain you are going to find the

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422 Sport dog names

Hey sport fans, what is your favorite sport? If you are a super fan, then naming your dog after your favorite team only makes sense, right? When we adopted our lab, his name was Vincent Lombardi. If

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The best Patriotic dog names

Naming your dog using a patriotic theme is a fun way to show how devoted you are to your country. With a patriotic dog name, everyone will know how much you love your country. Our patriotic dog name

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Hunting dog names

A good hunting dog deserves a great name. A name that has true meaning of his heritage, his destiny to become a great hunter. Choose your new hunting dog’s name carefully. Take your time and see what

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Outdoor dog names

Are you an outdoor enthusiast wanting a meaningful name for your new puppy or dog? Or maybe you are living the dream out in the country. Or maybe you just love hiking and trails. Naming a dog should come

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Remember Me Thursday

What is Remember Me Thursday® and why does it matter? Remember Me Thursday aims to unite individuals and pet adoption organizations around the world to be an unstoppable, integrated voice for orphan

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Dog dewclaw removal – to remove or not remove?

If you adopted an older dog with dewclaws still attached should you have them removed or leave them? Find out what our veterinarians have to say… A dog’s dewclaw removal is usually performed

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Best dog ear cleaner (2021 Review)

Finding the best dog ear cleaner for a happy, healthy dog can feel overwhelming with all the choices. So many different brands and ingredients, liquid or wipes? Maintaining the health of your dog’s

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Best way to introduce a dog to a cat so they become best friends

For you cat people out there… adopting a dog when you have a cat in your home already can be intimidating. You are worried they won’t get along or worse, the new dog will attack your cat!  Don’t

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Adopting a shelter dog does not have to be complicated

Adopting a shelter dog can be the most rewarding experience. Nothing like the love a dog that you have rescued from a life of uncertainty. The dog adoption process can be confusing, scary and even

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Dog temperament testing

A temperament test evaluates a dog’s behavior in a range of situations to understand if he will be easy going, independent, fearful or maybe too dominate to be in a multi-dog household. This is why

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How to help dogs with firework anxiety

Is your dog afraid of fireworks? Does he run and hide, shake uncontrollably when he hears the loud boom? Dogs get confused and scared when they hear the loud noises of fireworks. Many times dogs will

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How to convince parents to get a dog

You want a dog but your parents won’t let you. Puppies are adorable. Dogs are loyal and can be the greatest friend you will ever have in life. So how do you convince your parents to get a dog?  Simple.

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What is black dog syndrome?

If you walk into a shelter or browse Petfinder looking to adopt a dog, you may notice an overwhelming amount of black dogs. Why?  It’s called Black Dog Syndrome.  Our foster dog, Prada According

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Is it OK to get a dog from a breeder?

Predictability is the biggest reason to buy a dog from a reputable responsible breeder. Knowing what to expect from that tiny little puppy as he grows into an adult dog is important in some scenarios. Don’t

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Homemade dog shampoo

So you want to make homemade dog shampoo. Whether you just want to avoid all the chemicals found in store-bought dog shampoos or just enjoy making your own, I have several different DIY dog

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How to speak to dogs

Are you curious about how to talk to your dog? Have you ever found yourself talking with your dog, telling him how your day went? Or asking what he thinks about your new outfit?  You aren’t

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Is coconut oil safe for dogs?

There has been some recent controversy about coconut oil and dogs. When I first researched this in 2017, my immediate answer is YES, coconut oil is good for dogs. Updated May 2020 Coconut oil is

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How can I remove dog urine odor from carpet?

Accidents happen. The best chance you have to get dog pee smell out of carpet is to act quickly.  But don’t panic if you just noticed it after coming home from working all day. There

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Which dog flea and tick control is the best? [chart]

With so many products on the market, it’s hard to choose which is best flea and tick prevention for dogs. Should you choose and over-the-counter option like Advantix II, or get a prescription

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Benefits of fostering a dog

We started fostering dogs in 2014 because I wanted a way to help save dogs from being euthanized. I also wanted a way to teach my daughter about different dog breeds, personalities, and challenges before

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How social distancing is affecting our pets

Is your dog wondering why you are home so much? I’m normally home all day with the dogs anyway, but now my husband and daughter are home too. So Ginger and Bear are missing their quiet days, as

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How To Foster A Dog

I realized I wanted to start fostering dogs after adopting our dog JJ. He was our first experience with a foster-based rescue and it had a huge impact me. Fostering was a great way for my dog-obsessed

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Dog kicking back legs while sleeping

At the end of the day, my family plops down on the couch to relax, watch some tv and catch up on our day… our dogs included! More often than not, we watch our dog, Bear, twitching in his sleep.

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Best Dog Crates 2021

Finding the Best Dog Crate for Your Dog With so many options available for dog crates, it’s hard to decide which is the best for you and your dog. From wire crates, plastic crates, soft-sided

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