Debi@RescueDogs101, Author at Rescue Dogs 101

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21 Secrets To Keeping My House From Smelling Like Dog

Does your house smell like dog? If you walked into my home right now, you may wonder who I am to talk about dog smell in a home. I will be the first to admit, since moving into our new country home last

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My Dog Ran Away! What Should I Do?

Your dog decided to run away, and you are scared of what will happen to him. Will he find his way home, will he get hit by a car, will someone steal him, will you ever see him again? I remember as a child,

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Your Ultimate Guide to Dogs and Ticks

Warning: you may start to experience the feeling of something crawling up your leg after reading this blog post! This year I have declared war on all the creepy crawly, disgusting ticks in our yard! The

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Beautiful Flowers and Cute Puppies… Are Plants Toxic to Dogs?

First things first, if you think your dog ingested a toxic plant, stop reading now and call your vet immediately! You may also call the Pet Poison Helpline 24/7.  There are many plants that are toxic

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The True Meaning of #AdoptDontShop

We’ve all heard the phrase Adopt Don’t Shop. You may have even used the hashtag, #adoptdontshop. But what’s the real meaning behind this campaign? Is it to say you should never buy a puppy from a

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Best Healthy Dog Treats for Training

I get asked all the time from our foster dog adopters, what are the best dog treats for training? I have several go-to brands that I like to recommend. These brands are known for their high-quality, limited

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13 Things to Know Before Getting a Dog

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 backyard.

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The Prong Collar, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I know some people cringe at the sight of a prong collar, it looks barbaric and cruel. The prong collar training gets a lot of attention from pure positive or force free dog trainers. These trainers believe

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Is it Ever Okay to Rehome a Dog?

I want to start out by saying, I will never judge anyone for having to rehome a dog. If you are here because you are wondering if you should rehome your dog, please feel comfortable knowing you are in

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42 Fun Dog Mom Gifts that She Will Cherish Forever

Dogs mom's deserve to be celebrated, make sure to show your girl 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 items I would

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How To Save Money On Dog Food and More!

My family makes fun of me because I can be a bit of a bargain hunter (aka frugal, aka cheap). What can I say, I like to save money. I take my time to research big purchases. Buy and sell on Craigslist.

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Chronic Ear Infections in Dogs

The struggle with your dogs chronic ear infections is real! I feel your pain, your dogs pain! There were times I felt our dog Ginger always had an ear infection. As soon as it looks like the ear infection

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39 of the Most Adorable and Fun Rescue Dog Merchandise

The best gifts I receive and buy for myself always revolve around my rescue dogs. If you rescued your dog then you are in the right place. I've searched online for all the best rescue dog merchandise around,

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How To Stop a Dog From Chewing on Wood

Why do dogs chew on wood anyway? You supply them with a pile of fun shaped chew toys, why do they choose the leg of your table instead? If your dog has plenty of appropriate toys to chew on, then the chewing

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Feed Your Dog These If You Want Your Dog to Live Longer

You are what you eat. Has your mom ever said that to you? Like… you keeping eating that, you are going to turn into a ! I will be the first to admit, I am far from perfect when it comes to feeding myself,

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Types of Dog Barks

Does your dog bark at the TV, the mailman, when he’s hungry or wants to play? Have you ever noticed a difference between each bark? Next time your dog barks, listen closely… is it high or low-pitch,

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How to Become a Foster Home for Dogs

I Want To Foster a Dog I realized I wanted to start fostering dogs after adopting our dog JJ. He was listed for adoption on PetFinder by a local all-volunteer dog rescue. This was our first experience

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New Puppy Shopping List

What’s more fun than shopping for new puppy supplies? Well, maybe puppy kisses! There are so many options to choose from when stocking up on all your new puppy essentials. It’s sometimes hard to decide

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Adopting a Dog Process

The dog adoption process can be confusing, scary and even frustrating at times. All you want to do is adopt a dog… why does it have to be so complicated? I’ve been through the process of adopting

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In the Spotlight: Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue and Adoption

Finding a reputable rescue before adopting a dog is an important step to finding your perfect pup. Asking your family and friends for reference is a great start. The next step is to ask a lot of questions

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7 Important Dog Bath Tips

Baths can be a love or hate relationship for your dog. Some dogs love the water and will jump right into the bathtub, while some dogs will run at the first sight of the soap bottle and fight all the way

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The Secret to Getting Rid of Ear Infections in Your Dog at Home

As a dog owner and foster dog mom, I understand how frustrating it is when your dog has chronic ear infections. The constant scratching, head shaking, the sound of your dog’s collar and tags driving

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Are Flexi Retractable Leashes Dangerous?

The Flexi Retractable Dog Leash: Dangerous or Convenient? You may look at the retractable leash and think, wow what a great idea! My dog can roam around while we walk and I don’t have to worry about

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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 2019

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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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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2019 Best Dog DNA Test for Your Rescue Dog

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 guess was some sort of German Shepherd. But

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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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Finding Your Perfect Dog

What Dog Should I Get? There are so many choices, so many dogs ready to be rescued. You may have been searching online with Petfinder.com or getting ready to head over to your local humane society.  But

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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 or Aggression 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

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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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Your Dog Can Talk?

How to Talk to Dogs Are you wondering how to communicate with your dog? Is it even possible to speak “dog”? The answer is a big YES! Once you understand dog body language, it is easy to speak

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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 Hidden Dangers of Flea and Tick Medications

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, ticks are part of our lives, and chances are you’ve seen a flea

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Natural Tick and Flea Prevention for Dogs

In recent years, I’ve been learning more and more about natural ways to keep my family and my dogs healthy. So I want to ask, have you ever wondered are flea and tick medication safe for my dog?

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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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