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

TV vs. Reality

We here at Arctic Spirit Rescue are big fans of the television show Parks and Recreation. Two of the characters, April and Andy, have a three-legged Pit Bull named Champion. We love the fact that a special needs… Read More

Back To School Time, And How It Affects Your Dog

By: Jeff Dentler If summer winding down means back to school time for your family, it likely also means a change in your dog’s routine. No more kids to chase. No balls to fetch. The pool is closed…. Read More

How Hot Is Too Hot? Don’t Leave Dogs In Hot Cars

It’s summer and the heat is on! It’s a great time to remind everyone that our canine friends don’t tolerate the heat as well as we do. They depend upon us to keep them safe and comfortable. One… Read More