Category Archives: Shelters and Rescues

The Dangers of a Dog Bite

Although the title might seem obvious (of course dog bites can be dangerous!) we want to point out some of the not so obvious issues with dog bites and lost dogs. One of the greatest dangers of a dog bite can … Continue reading

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A Dog’s Letter to Santa

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Reuniting Lost Dogs With Their Families – How Shelters Can Help

There are more lost dogs now than there have ever been.  Pet ownership is up and we, as a nation,  are saving more dogs, with many more people choosing adoption as their option. This is a great thing but it … Continue reading

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Working Together We Can Save Lives

We would encourage you to email, mail, or drop off a copy at your local animal control/stray holding facility or shelter. Thank you so much for your help! You, our fans, are the ones who help us to make small … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Energy (Common Pitfalls) Part 5

Lindsay, a shy beagle was successfully captured by the well-coordinated team of volunteers at Midwest BREW. In this final segment of our series for shelters and rescues, we will focus on some of the common mistakes that can lead to … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Energy – Part 4

Your team of volunteers has worked hard at flyering and posting signs and now you’re getting some sightings! This article will cover what we have found to be the best method for handling these. The point person (defined in Part … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Energy – Part 3

Effectively coordinating your volunteers in the search for a lost dog is what we call “harnessing the energy”. When everybody is on the same team and pulling in the same direction, great things can happen. When the efforts are scattered … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Energy – Part 2

How can rescues and shelters prevent high flight risk dogs from escaping from new adopters, foster homes and even their own facilities? And how can they correctly react when a dog does go missing? These next few articles will focus … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Energy – Part 1

There are more lost dogs now than there have ever been. Pet ownership is up and we, as a nation, are saving more dogs, with many more people choosing adoption as their option. This is a great thing but it … Continue reading

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Navigating the maze of stray holding facilities.

Your friendly lost dog has gone missing and there is a good chance that he has ended up in an animal control facility or stray holding facility. This article will help you understand how the system works and will help … Continue reading

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