What We Learned Visiting Shelters in North Carolina

What We Learned Visiting Shelters in North Carolina

After a week in North Carolina visiting 6 shelters, we learned a lot. Despite now visiting over 100 shelters, each visit teaches me something new about the challenges of saving dogs in the south and/or reminds me of some of the solutions. As exhausting as it can be, every single trip reinforces why we go…

Off We Go on Shelter Tour!
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Off We Go on Shelter Tour!

We leave for our shelter tour in two days. As always, I’m excited but nervous and slightly overwhelmed. There are so many details, so many new people, new places, and hundreds of miles to drive. Often when I reach out to a shelter director or Animal Control officer about a possible visit, they are skeptical….

Top State Killing Dogs?
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Top State Killing Dogs?

North Carolina has been named one of the top five states killing animals by Best Friends. I’ve been to North Carolina. I’ve visited shelters and rescues, know animal advocates in the state, and fostered plenty of dogs from North Carolina (including the nine pups I’m fostering right now). I’ve also traveled and visited shelters in…