Rescue Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Rescue

There’s no love like the love of a senior pet

Thursday, Nov 16th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Shakira

Whether you’ve had them since puppyhood, adopted them long ago, or are just gazing into the eyes of a sweet senior at the shelter, the joys of older pets are countless. They’re more loving, more in-tune with our moods and activity level, less destructive than a puppy or active young dog, and — if adopted […]

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Bring joy into your life and adopt a shelter dog this month

Wednesday, Oct 4th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and my writing partner, Kim Campbell Thornton, shared the story of her recently-lost and much-loved adopted dog, Gemma, in our Pet Connection feature this week: Last month we lost our little Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix, Gemma, to cancer. She was probably 16 or 17 years old, so she had a […]

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Remember Me Thursday: Honoring the joy an adopted pet can bring

Saturday, Sep 23rd, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Last year at this time, we were eagerly waiting to  welcome yet another adopted pet into our home. We only had Quin’C for a few short months before cancer took him — a cancer we knew he had before we adopted him. A decision we wouldn’t change no matter what! We also lost another adopted […]

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Survey: Would you ever foster a pet? (Or have you ever?)

Thursday, Aug 17th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

They say “fostering saves lives,” and that’s absolutely true. It’s one of the most important things you can do to help homeless animals find a new family to love them forever. Maddie’s Fund and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte have teamed up to understand how people feel about fostering pets. If you currently foster, or […]

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Girl in trouble: Will you help this horse to stand again?

Sunday, Aug 6th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A horse who cannot stand is a horse who cannot survive. We can’t let that happen to Girl! I was approached about helping a horse named Girl in Oklahoma. A rescue group and some shelter volunteers are trying to raise funds to get this poor girl surgery on a horrible leg injury; equine surgery is […]

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