Happy Go Lucky Wheaties

by Lee Juslin

Breydon, a five-month-old Wheatie, came into Greater NY/NJ Scottie Rescue from a Mennonite puppy mill. Like so many puppy mill dogs, he has a genetic defect in that he has no knee joint in a rear leg. To make matters worse, he was kept in a cage preventing the leg muscles from strengthening. Consequently, he was dragging his leg when he came into rescue.

Animal Rescue of Fresno: Pancakes, Puppies, and Doggy Kisses

by Wendy Hunter

Well, it’s been a crazy busy weekend, including Easter, Cesare Chavez Day, and my parents’ 69th anniversary. And if my lovely father were still here, he would be savoring a nicely chilled martini this evening. Tito’s please, two olives, and very light on the vermouth. And like most red-blooded sports fans, he would currently be obsessed with the wild and wacky world of college basketball, also known as March Madness.

Animal Rescue of Fresno: Beware the Ides of March

by Wendy Hunter

I know I always say that Fall is my favorite season, but that’s usually in October. That’s when Halloween comes rolling around and all the ghouls and goblins creep sneak out from the city’s darkest corners. Then every year I say that Winter is my favorite season, but that’s when Christmas rolls around, and my heart gets all sweet and mushy for baking, tree decorating, and family gatherings.

Valley Animal Center: New Spawtlight Webpage Sparks Interest in Long Term Adoptables

by Juan Guitron

At the start of January, Valley Animal Center implemented a new social media strategy to find their adoptables loving homes. We have recently introduced a new Spawtlight page in order to feature pets that have had trouble getting adopted. These poor adoptables are often overlooked by potential adopters for one reason or another. The goal is not only to highlight these animals but also to educate the public as to why animals have behaviors some deem undesirable.

Fresno Bully Rescue: Rosco

by Becky Holly

We all know one or want to be one. That special someone who is older in age but so vibrant and energetic we wonder how they do it! We have one such amazing soul at Fresno Bully Rescue and his name is Roscoe. Roscoe is approximately 8 years old with a huge heart mixed with the personality, exuberance, humor and affection of a puppy.

Valley Animal Center: Long-Term Dog Faces Difficulties Adapting to Shelter Environment

by Juan Guitron

A common misconception is that animals in no-kill shelters are safe, and there is no rush to find a home. The truth is that pets often find it difficult to adapt to a shelter environment, especially for active dogs. Despite a shelter’s best efforts, the physical enrichment they receive is never enough, leading them to develop anxious and aggressive behaviors. Sadly, their mental and physical health deteriorates.

Animal Rescue of Fresno: Year of the New

by Wendy Hunter

Good evening peeps, and a very Happy New Year to you all! I hope your holiday, however you celebrated it, was joyous and lovely. If it was like mine, it was full of chocolate, cinnamon rolls, eggs benedict, bubbly, and my cousin Lori’s amazing Finnish cardamom loaf. YUM. It was also full of old Christmas music LPs (Barbara Streisand, Glen Campbell, and Nat King Cole). It was a weird, but amazing get-together for my family this year.