Category Archives: Tips & Information

Jun 24,2017
Fireworks Are Not Fun For Dogs

By Ellyce Rothrock   If you own a dog, your first priority on the Fourth of July shouldn’t be to attend parties or ditch the house to go watch fireworks. […]

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Jan 05,2017
Face the Big, Fat Truth

A national pet insurance provider highlights not just how the pet obesity epidemic compromises health but also how much inactivity can hurt pets’ quality of life and your wallet. With […]

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Mar 04,2016
Pet Owners – Put a Tag on it!

Pet Owners (Put a Tag on It) National Pet ID Week kicks off Sunday, April 17. In the pet world, identification is so important it has its own national holiday, […]

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May 28,2013
What is a dog worth?

I was just talking to a friend of mine who pulled a dog from the shelter on the dogs last day. Her intention was to get her a bath, get […]

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Jan 01,2013
Are Dogs Good For Your Health?

Feel like you ate too much yesterday? Looking to live life a little healthier today? Just grab your favorite dog, stroke her fur (lowers blood pressure), and take her for […]

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Nov 11,2012
Dogs and food allergies

One of the most common problems presented to all veternarians is the itchy pet. Most often the source of itch is allergies. With conventional medicine, the treatment is often suppression […]

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Nov 09,2012
Rainy days and dogs

When it starts raining at our house, we have a drill- run up and grab 5-6 rugs and 3-4 towels put the rugs out underneath the dog doors incoming and […]

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Sep 27,2012
Perianal what???

Sometimes there are topics that, as a dog owner you have to learn about…things you find yourself talking about at the dog park you never thought you would discuss with […]

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Aug 24,2012
Dogs and kids

I have three dogs, a foster dog, a 20 year old cat and a two year old daughter. Crazy, right? I take my 2 year old daughter to the rescue […]

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Aug 01,2012
Leaving your dogs with a petsitter

I have been volunteering with German Shepherd Rescue for more than a decade. That is a lot of years, a lot of homeless dogs, a lot of leaving dogs behind […]

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Jul 24,2012
Itchy dog?

6 Common Reasons Why Pets Itch Just last week I got a call from one of our Pet Detectives located in Ohio. He called to report that one of the […]

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Jul 17,2012
Dog Days of Summer

Ever wonder where the term “Dog Days of Summer” came from? This came from the ancient Roman & Greek belief that Sirius aka “The Dogs Star” was the cause of […]

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Jul 04,2012
4th of July

There is always a lot of talk about the dogs that end up in the shelters on the 5th of July and how important it is to keep your dogs […]

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May 29,2012
Pannus in Dogs

Rocky Rocky was out this weekend and he is even more handsome in person than in these photos! Rocky is sweet as can be and has a noble soul. He […]

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May 24,2012
Come back here NOW!

While we at GSROC do not condone or advise walking a dog off leash at all, most pet owners have had the experience of your dog slipping past you, your […]

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May 23,2012
Another reason to spay your dogs

Whenever you talk to someone who does rescue work, the topic of spaying and neutering will inevitably come up. The most talked about reason for spaying and neutering in the […]

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May 15,2012

Bloat is a life-threatening emergency that affects dogs in the prime of life. Anatomy of Bloat Bloat can occur in any dog at any age, but typically occurs in middle-aged […]

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May 11,2012
German Shepherds and shedding

It never fails that at any German Shepherd Rescue OC event, someone comes up and asks about German Shepherds and shedding. Several people suggested this as a blog topic … […]

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May 09,2012
Coping with the loss of a pet

Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss by Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed. Anyone who considers a pet a beloved friend, companion, or family member knows the intense pain that accompanies […]

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May 08,2012
Snail bait kills dogs!

In certain areas of the world snail bait is one of the most common causes of accidental poisonings in dogs. The toxic active ingredient found in most slug and snail […]

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May 07,2012
Separation Anxiety

What is separation anxiety? It is a behavior that manifests itself as visible stress upon departure of a dog’s person. The anxiety can vary from mild to severe. Separation anxiety […]

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Apr 11,2012
Did you know?

Did you know that most of the dogs in our care stay in kennels across the Southland? The lucky dogs get to stay in a foster home, but due to […]

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Apr 10,2012

Mondays are always busy behind the scenes and yesterday was no different. Lots of movement with the dogs… as we move dogs who are in more expensive or smaller kennels […]

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Apr 01,2012
Behind the scenes

Do you ever wonder where rescues get all the dogs? Many come from shelters, or from people who can no longer keep their dogs for a myriad of reasons. A […]

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Mar 01,2012
Fido Friendly Backyards

Having a dog can mean so much more than having a companion. They depend on their human caregivers to provide food, water, shelter and safety. Having a backyard area is […]

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Feb 19,2012
It’s Matchmaking Time!

  FEBRUARY IS THE MONTH FOR MATCHMAKING!   We all know that February is traditionally the month for letting those you love know how you feel about them. That makes […]

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Jan 01,2012
So, You Think You Want A German Shepherd?

German Shepherds have been described many different ways; loyal, obedient, beautiful and intelligent are a few that immediately come to mind. But, when it comes to making a selection about […]

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Sep 08,2011
Walking the Dog, It Can Be Exercise

Although the New Year’s Resolutions have probably gone by the wayside, the warmer weather and approaching bathing suit season have many folks renewing their efforts to get fit. Working out […]

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