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Auction ends December 18th.
RDM’s Christmas auction has now started. We will add new items as they come in. With every item a little note will be included sharing how this gift is extra special because it helped save a dog. Happy Shopping!
Hi I’m Chachi !
American Bull Dog Mix Lab Mix
Born: April 26th 2019
DOGS: Yes ( either are adopted in pairs or there needs to be another dog of comparable characteristics 3 yrs or under)
Fenced in backyard
As the little ones grow their personalities are starting to show.
We want to ensure that these babies grow up happy, healthy and balanced.
American Bull Dogs are:
Muscular Strong Stubborn Determined Confident
We are looking for families with large breed experience that will be able to socialize the pup(s) with other friendly dogs, cats, and kids. We are also looking for families that are interested in seeking training with the family and the pup(s). Looking for a home where the pup(s) will not be left for more than 3 hours.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
We received this wonderful update from Tucker’s mom, Shayla. Here’s what she shared with us:
I am the proud dog mom of two very special boys, one of which we adopted from your rescue in April of 2017. He was known as Tucker by his foster family , and now by us, but to the rescue as “Huck”.
Tucker is a timid little guy with a whole whack of personality. When we first got him, we thought WOW what a quiet and sweet little dog. It took him about a month to fully settle in and go into full chew mode! In Tucker’s eyes, everything is a new toy for him! We quickly learned to put away our things and keep the important stuff high up. He even had his way with the new cabinet I bought to hide away our shoes. We can’t help but to giggle at the trouble he gets into because he is the sweetest, most loving, innocent (looking) pup I have ever met.
And I can’t forget to mention his hilarious and LOUD howl. Tucker is pretty well the most quiet dog I ever have seen, until he gets to playing and lets out his “AHOOOO”, to be heard from miles away! People get a kick out of him.
He follows me around everywhere, jokingly in our house he is known as Mamas boy.
He gets along famously with every dog, child, and adult he meets. Anyone who will give him pats, belly rubs, and hugs are okay in his book. Tucker particularly loves little kids. This has led me to seek some advice on therapy dog training. We think that he will make an amazing companion dog to both children and seniors. This is also something that I have been interested in pursuing for a long time for my own personal sake. He has to be two years before we can pursue this volunteering endeavour together, so next summer I plan to have him trained up and ready to spread some joy, stress relief, and healing to people in need. Here he is with my nephew, who Tucker just seems to understand and right off the hop was more gentle, and slow moving when they are together.
Tucker prefers to sleep snuggled up with someone, preferably his mom but a cat will do the trick. Really, he loves all members of the family.
Tucker needs a coat or sweater for the cold because he still hasn’t grown any armpit hair and the cold makes him shiver. I’m not gonna lie, I secretly love buying clothes for my dog. How cute is he?
He also played a part in our wedding, which took place only a month after he came home with us. He dressed up and struck a pose, even though he wasn’t totally sure that he was ours yet. This is a special memory we will cherish forever.
Everyone loves this little snuggle bug and we can’t thank you and your volunteers enough for bringing him into our world!
Sending holiday wishes and love,
Shayla, Blair, Kato, and Tucker
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One of our very own dogs, Lana the Labrador became known as “the saddest dog in the world” when a photo of her went viral. She was heartbroken after being returned to an animal shelter by her family, and her story touched so many that thousands of people applied to adopt her. She found a happy placement in a new home for a short while, but sadly was recently returned to us. Click here to read Lana’s bio. You can email us at email@example.com if you’re interested in adopting Lana.
You can read more about Lana’s story and RDM here:
Saddest dog in the world’ taken back to shelter gets a new home – The Telegraph
An educated owner is a dog’s best friend. An uneducated one can sentence that same dog to an unhappy life or even death.
In the past few years, there’s been an alarming increase in the number of relinquished and abandoned pets in our country. The reasons for this tragic phenomenon are many, and none of them are a mystery.
But the greatest contributing factor is the failure of dog owners to educate themselves BEFORE they get a pet. If potential owners first armed themselves with the essential ABC’s of animal care, it would help to slow this unfortunate trend and save thousands of innocent lives.
They would know that puppies don’t stay puppies forever; that they grow quickly into dogs.
They would know that puppies must be housetrained promptly and socialized early in order for them to develop into well-behaved and friendly dogs with good bite inhibition.
They would also know that certified trainers and supervised puppy classes can be of crucial assistance to them in raising calm and balanced dogs.
Pet parents seeking the help of knowledgeable trainers are, in effect, working to save their animals’ lives. They will learn everything from perfecting the most basic commands and obedience training with their dogs to participating in numerous activities, including various sports and agility courses together.
Uneducated owners, on the other hand, raise their dogs unassisted and in ignorance. The results, sadly, are untrained, ill-mannered and often dangerous animals. Those who will prove too much for their poorly equipped and frustrated owners to handle. Those who will ultimately be abandoned or deposited at shelters.
To be adopted – and probably returned – by unsuspecting people intent on doing the right thing by not buying from pet stores or unscrupulous breeders.
Or, more than likely, to be euthanized due to overcrowding or their own people-biting or dog-aggressive behaviours. Thereby perpetuating an all-too-familiar and vicious cycle.
And the only way to break this cycle is through education. Education in the schools and in the workplace. Education among the puppy-buying public and throughout the community at large.
Education spread by word of mouth and by the media.
Ignorance never was, nor ever will be, an excuse.
It’s so important to remember that our pets have a unique way of seeing the world, and their relationships with us. These are 10 simple guidelines to keep in mind when you’re a pet owner, or want to welcome a new pet into your home.
1. My life is likely to last ten to fifteen years. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that before you acquire me.
2. Give me time to understand what you want from me.
3. Place your trust in me. Remember that before you acquire me.
4. Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, and your entertainment. I only have you.
5. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understand your words, I understand your voice when it is speaking to me. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget.
6. Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that can easily crush the bones in your hand, but I choose not to bite you.
7. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I don’t understand what you ask of me or perhaps I am not feeling well, not getting the right food, been out in the sun too long, or my heart is getting old and weak.
8. Take care of me when I get old, you too will grow old.
9. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say ” I can’t bear to watch,” or “let it happen in my absence.” Everything is easier if you are there.
10. Remember, no matter what, that I love you. Unconditionally.