One Lucky Dog “Spotlight” – Barney

 Meet Barney!

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Barney is a Labradoodle who started with One Lucky Dog back in August 2014 with puppy visits twice daily.

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He was only a 5 weeks old and loved to play with toys in his backyard. Especially ones that squeak!

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Every week he grew bigger and bigger and his goofy lovable personality grew too

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After a few months he had graduated from puppy visits and moved into group walks so he could make new friends! Addie, who was also a puppy and Barney became best pals immediately

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The park was a little intimidating at first especially when there was such big dogs all around him!

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But with some positive reinforcement and with his best friend Addie by his side the dog park started to feel more like home.

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Over a few weeks his shyness began to decline and more of Barney’s lovable and goofy personality started to shine through at the park.

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Now Barney is over six months old and all that insecurity has disappeared! He is a happy, confident and is never shy to make new friends. (Although Addie will always be his best friend)

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For more info on dog walking, dog boarding and puppy visit service please contact Linda at contact@oneluckydog.ca

Happy Trails!

Never List Animals On Craigslist

Original Article from Rescue Idiot

Working at an animal shelter for three years, one of my responsibilities was to make sure no animals adopted from the shelter ever wound up on Craigslist or any other site to be re-homed. Did it happen? Yes. Did we get the animal back? Yes.

People use Craigslist, and Facebook for just about anything nowadays, even giving away pets. DON”T DO THIS! The logic I would often hear “I would rather put my pet in a home, then into a shelter .” Shelters get a bad name, but there are tons out there doing their damn hardest to find every animal a home.

Dog fighters scour Craigslist and Facebook all day looking for pets they can use as bait.

Dog fighters and animal abusers will show up to meet your pet, dressed nice, act courteously, promise to love the animal, and lie the entire time. Once they have the animal you listed online, it’s highly likely they will wind up like the two poor souls above. This is how dog fighters train their animals to fight and kill. Craigslist is a gold mine to animal abusers and dog fighters, it is the cheapest and easiest way to get what they need.

Most shelters require references, home checks, and adoption fees. Dog fighters and animal abusers are highly unlikely to get around all these requirements.

Take an honest look, do pets in animal shelters or those above look like they have a better chance of finding a loving home?

If you absolutely insist on giving your animal away online, make sure you require a fee. Dog fighters will not pay hundreds of dollars for your pet. They want to train their animals to fight as cheaply as possible, why pay for an animal that won’t survive long anyway?

Keep your pets safe, never list online, contact shelters and rescue groups, family members and friends. Don’t be an idiot.

Original Article from Rescue Idiot