Debi@RescueDogs101, Author at Rescue Dogs 101

All posts by Debi@RescueDogs101

The Truth About Adopting Two Dogs at Once

Sometimes when you are ready to adopt a puppy, you are given a choice from the entire litter. And you may think at some point, I want them all! They are all so cute how can you choose just one? So should

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In the Spotlight: Fetch WI Rescue

It’s important to find a reputable rescue before adopting a dog. Asking your family and friends for reference is a great start. The next step is to ask a lot of questions to make sure its a rescue

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Best Place to Buy Dog Food and Supplies Online

We can order just about anything online, including everything and anything for our family pets. From dog food to toys to cameras to spy on our pups while at work. Finding the best place to buy dog food

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Best Dog Crates 2018

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 crates,

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Where To Adopt a Dog Near Me

Where is the Best Place to Adopt a Dog Finding a local dog rescue that is reputable is such an important part of adopting a dog. It can be the difference between adopting a dog with unknown health issues

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Best Dog DNA Test for Your Rescue Dog

What You Need to Know About Dog DNA Tests When we started to foster our dog, Ginger, we immediately knew we wanted to adopt her. But we were very curious about what breeds she was mixed with. Our first

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Child-Friendly Dog Breeds

Good Dogs for Kids When you have kids, searching for the best family dog will be one of your top priorities. As a mom of three kids and two dogs and a foster dog mom, I totally understand the need and

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Complete Gift Guide for Luxury Designer Dog Accessories

Only the best of the best, hand-picked luxury designer dog accessories. Spoil your dog, your fur baby, your pooch, your four-legged child. This luxurious list of boutique, designer dog accessories has

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The 4 Best Adoption Websites for Dogs

This may be showing my age a bit, but when my husband and I adopted our first dog as a couple, we searched the newspaper for available dogs in our area! Today, with the grace of the internet, we can search

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How to Choose and Adopt Your Perfect Dog

Ready to adopt a new puppy or dog? You may have been searching online with Petfinder.com or getting ready to head over to your local humane society. But how do you what type of dog or breed is the best

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Top 20 Hypoallergenic Treats, Food, and Bones for Dogs with Allergies

As a parent of a dog with allergies, I understand the struggle of finding hypoallergenic treats and foods that my dog, Ginger, can eat. If you’ve ever read the ingredients on the typical dog treat bag,

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Why Treat Training Doesn’t Work

Positive reinforcement dog training is everywhere. In fact, you will have a hard time finding a dog training program that isn’t pure positive training and using treats. Treats do have their place in

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Does My Dog Have Allergies?

How Can You Tell If Your Dog Has Allergies? You may be asking yourself “Does My Dog Have Allergies?” Dogs with allergies are so common, there are millions of Google searches about dogs with

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The Ultimate Guide to Home Remedies for Dog Allergies

My Top List of Easy Home Remedies for Dog Allergies You are here because you want to know what you can do to help your dog with his allergies. I just want you to know I’ve been there… heck,

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The Best Dog Products List 2018

Shop My Dog House As a volunteer foster dog home, I get asked all the time about which products I recommend for their dog. From what food we feed our dogs to what do I use to clean our dogs’ ears

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Why Do Family Dogs Bite Kids?

Family Dogs that Bite Kids It saddens me more than anything when I see stories on social media telling a story about a young child that has been bitten by the family dog. I am sad for the child, the family,

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33 Unique and Personalized Dog Lover Gifts

As a dog owner and foster dog mom, my favorite gifts are always anything to do with dogs. The most unique gifts I’ve received are personalized with my dogs’ breed or name has an image of a dog

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Living with a Resource Guarding Dog

Resource Guarding in Dogs First, let’s cover some major facts about resource guarding and food aggression. Guarding food is a natural instinct for dogs. Resource Guarding in dogs does not mean you have

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How to Choose the Best Dog Leash

The Best Dog Leash for Walking a Pulling Dog Buying the best dog leash for walking your dog is an investment. There are many types to choose from, including the leather leash, nylon leash, retractable

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How to Talk to Dogs

Are you wondering how to speak dog language? Is it even possible to speak “dog”? The answer is a big YES! Once you understand dog body language, it is easy to speak “dog”. Dog’s speak with

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Easy and Natural Home Remedies for Kennel Cough

Is your dog coughing, hacking or maybe even sounds like he’s going to vomit? Has your dog been exposed to other dogs at a dog park, doggie daycare or boarding? Your dog may have kennel cough. Now, don’t

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The Kennel Cough FAQ and the Truth About the Bordetella Vaccine

What is Kennel Cough? Kennel cough or  infectious tracheobronchitis, is a respiratory infection caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus. Kennel cough most commonly occurs

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Moving with Dogs – 7 Tips & Tricks

My Attempt at Moving Stress-Free with My Dogs Someone recently asked me if we were “chronic movers”. I never heard that term before, but I reluctantly answered yes. Six years is the longest we’ve

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WARNING! The Truth About Flea and Tick Medications

The Facts of Life with a Dog: Fleas and Ticks Flea and ticks are pests I think we all can all agree we can do without, they’re creepy, crawly and they spread diseases. Unfortunately, insects are part

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12 Fun Gifts for Dog Moms

Save​​Dogs mom's deserve to be celebrated, make sure to show your ​lady what a special dog mom she is. ​Have fun with it for Mother's Day, a birthday or any day of the year! I researched and chose

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The Journey of Rescue Dogs 101

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by BlogPaws. Rescue Dogs 101 only shares information I feel is relevant to our readers. BlogPaws is not responsible for the content of this article. Fostering Changes

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The Ultimate Guide on How To Adopt A Dog

How to Adopt a Dog Do you want to adopt a puppy but worried about finding a dog that is the right match for your family? Worried about the dog being good with kids? The right energy level to match your

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53 Questions You MUST Ask a Rescue BEFORE Adopting a Dog

Questions to Ask When Adopting a Dog It can be scary adopting a dog and not know anything about his background, right? Where did he come from, is he healthy, does he have any behavior problems? Whether

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Taylor – Shiba Inu Mix

Foster Dog Tail about Taylor It’s unfortunate, but occasionally a foster dog will come to us sick. And Taylor was one sick little pup. After just a few days of Taylor being in our home, I began to

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Mud Ball Yellow Labrador – Wordless Wednesday

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Yellow Lab or Chocolate Lab? Bear is loves to go swimming and if he can’t find water, he’ll find anything liquid… muddy sludge included!!! Recommended

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Is Your Dog Bored with Her Toys?

Stop Buying New Dog Toys! I know, it’s so much fun walking through the pet store and picking out all the fun squeaky dog toys… but they can cost you a fortune, $10 here, $30 there, $60 for dog food…

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Bear is Loving His Beef Bone – Wordless Wednesday

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Bear is loving this all-natural beef bone we found on Chewy.com… New on the blog: What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease and Your Dog What’s the Difference

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9 First-Time Puppy Owner Tips

Everything a First-Time Dog Owner Needs to Know There is a first time for everything, and becoming a first-time dog owner requires some planning, but it is one of the most rewarding experiences you will

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Top 10 Puppy Proofing Basics You Must Do Today

Are you ready to bring your puppy home? Have you puppy proofed your house yet? Just like if you were bringing home a new baby, your house needs to be safe for your new puppy. Oh yeah, puppies are cute

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Fleece Tug Toys for a Cause – Wordless Wednesday

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Handmade fleece dog tug toys for dogs – serving a great cause. You can read our story on our Etsy store. New on the blog: What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

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My Dog Has Worms

Did you ever wonder why each year when you take your dog to the vet for her checkup, you are asked to bring in a stool sample? Yup, you guessed it, they are checking for parasites aka worms in your dog’s

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A Dogs Best Seat in the House – Wordless Wednesday

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Foster dog Taylor has the best seat in the house… New on the blog: Top 17 Reasons You Should Adopt a Dog Does your dog have a favorite spot to take a nap? …

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What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease and Your Dog

My Dog Has Lyme Disease, Now What? I am saddened to announce our foster dog, Taylor was recently diagnosed with Lyme disease and three types of worms! The poor pup is only 6 months old and just went in

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Dogs and Kids Digital Photo Shoot – Wordless Wednesday

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Have you ever wondered how we ever survived before digital photography? Or maybe you are too young to remember the days of actual film, taking it to the store to have it

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Foster Puppy Love – Wordless Wednesday

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! We welcomed in a new foster dog this weekend. His name is Taylor, although I think he looks more like a Buster. Taylor is just a puppy, thought to be under 6 months old and

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What’s the Difference Between Spayed and Neutered?

The Difference in a Spay and Neuter is spay refers to a female dog being fixed and neuter is referring to a male dog being fixed. A female dog is spayed, removing the uterus, fallopian tubes, and both

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Valentine’s Day Puppy Love – Wordless Wednesday

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Since this weeks wordless Wednesday has fallen on Valentine’s Day, I thought it be appropriate to show my love for ALL the dogs we’ve had as part of our family.

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3 Big Clues to How Old is My Dog?

How Can I Tell the Age of My Adopted Dog? The first question most people ask about your dog is what breed he is. The second question is how old is he? But when adopting a dog, we don’t always know the

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Dog Agility and Kids – Wordless Wednesday

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! We had another great agility class last night. My 10 year old daughter and her dog are having so much fun!   Make sure to read these other great articles: 11 Fun

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Maggie – Lab Mix

Foster Dog Tail about Maggie Our first foster dog of 2018 is Maggie, she’s a super sweet dog. She was first fostered last winter and adopted in December, but the adopter returned her for being too

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The First Thing to Do if Your Dog Eats Chocolate

My Dog Ate Chocolate, What Should I Do? We all know chocolate can be toxic to dogs. But the question is, how much chocolate will make a dog sick? Or what even are the symptoms to watch for if your dog

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Dogs and Kids Playing in the Snowfall – Wordless Wednesday

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! I just love watching kids and dogs playing in the fresh snow, it warms my heart! Especially when I’m sitting inside taking pictures through the window, LOL! Make

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Top 17 Reasons You Should Adopt a Dog

If you are looking for a reason why you should adopt a dog, I have 17 of them listed here. But honestly, I think there are hundreds of reasons adopting a rescue dog is the right thing to do. And there

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Warm Winter Day Fun in the Mud Dog – Wordless Wednesday

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! January should be frozen, but last weekend we had a warm up that melted the snow and left us with mud… Make sure to read these other great articles: How Often

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The Best Way to Introduce a Second Dog Into Your Pack

So you’re thinking about adopting a second dog? Do you have a vision that both dogs will be best friends, play and run around the backyard together, then snuggle on the dog bed together at the end of

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