Finding the Right Pet: Tips for First-Time Pet Owners

Finding the Right Pet: Tips for First-Time Pet Owners

photo credit. If you’ve never owned a pet before, it can be a life-changing decision for your entire family. That’s why it’s important to do some research and think hard about the type of animal you want, what sort of changes you’ll need to make to your home and lifestyle to help him fit in, and the best ways to keep him safe and happy, especially if he’s a rescue animal. There are so many preparations to think about that it can be overwhelming, so take your time and don’t enter into any decisions too quickly. Talk to your family…read more >
For Adopters: What to Do During a Dog Meet and Greet

For Adopters: What to Do During a Dog Meet and Greet

So you want to adopt a dog? That's wonderful! At Dog Gone Seattle, we are always looking to match the right family with the right dog. Once we have 'approved' an application, the next step in the process is a meet and greet! This is an opportunity for you to meet the dog you are interested in adopting, and also for the case manager or foster to meet you. Consider this a "mutual interview" and please know that a meet and greet is not a guarantee of adoption. We need to feel good about the placement, and of course you…read more >
How to Fail with Your New Foster or Adopted Dog

How to Fail with Your New Foster or Adopted Dog

So many good-hearted people want to save a "rescue" dog either through foster or adoption. And while their intentions may be beautiful, their actions may actually set the dog up to fail. There are several key mistakes that people make when bringing home a rescue dog that must be avoided in order to avoid failure with your new charge. (1) Give your dog so much love! Your new dog may have been neglected, abused, or otherwise mistsreated by humans. You must shower this dog with love and affection!!!! Snuggles, treats, praise at every movement... WRONG. Even a small amount of…read more >