Dog relinquishments increase at the start of every year following holidays.

With a New Year Comes Increased Dog Relinquishments

The beginning of the year calls began at 8am on New Year’s Day and have continued daily since then. “I need to relinquish my dog immediately!”. This is nothing new for any rescue group. It has been perpetuated… Read More

Pearl the Siberian Husky adopted by her foster home.

Failed Foster – A Successful Failure

Sometimes failing stinks, but once in a while, it’s a beautiful thing. Huh? I’m talking about the times when a foster family falls in Love. Big, gob-smacking love, when they know that the dog they’ve cared for has… Read More

Why Foster Homes Matter – Brewster’s Story

Anyone who’s familiar with rescue life knows that not everything goes as planned. In fact, not very much goes as planned! Brewster is the perfect example. We weren’t anticipating another dog at the moment. All of our foster… Read More

Ask The Trainer: How to Potty Train a New Puppy

House training is at the top of the list when you bring home a new puppy or dog. It can also be one the more frustrating aspects of dog training. Some puppies just don’t learn very quickly that… Read More

The Truth About Special Needs Dogs

When Arctic Spirit Rescue asked me to write about an article about “Special Needs” dogs, a myriad of subjects came to mind. My husband and I are suckers for dogs with disabilities to the point where I started… Read More

So You Want A Siberian Husky!

We’ve heard it all through the years: “They have such pretty blue eyes!” “They look like a wolf!” “My cousin’s best friend’s neighbor had one when I was a child, they’re cool.” They’re often seen in blockbuster movies… Read More

Canine Epilepsy – Signs & How to Treat

Since Izzy is looking for his forever home we asked our primary Veterinarian – Dr. Amy Kidd of Pocopson Veterinary Station in West Chester, PA – for some information about canine seizure disorders. Izzy was treated by Dr…. Read More

Training a Special Needs Dog

The local shelters are bursting at the seams with adoptable dogs this time of year. Some may be older or have special needs and have years of unconditional love to give. Learn about how it might be easier… Read More

The Danger of Pyometra in Dogs

Hello! Sallie here! I want to share with you my scary near death experience so maybe your lady dogs don’t have a similar or worse experience. When I came to my forever family, they were told that I was… Read More

My dog is chewing everything!

HELP! MY DOG IS CHEWING EVERYTHING! By Jeff Dentler It is true that dogs, especially puppies, chew. A lot! But there are a couple of things to remember when it comes to chewing. Number one: it’s normal. Chewing… Read More