Entries from the ‘Adoption’ Category

Shelter Animal Myths, Part II

Posted by Pia

Last week we explored the reasons why animals end up at shelters, so this week we are properly armed to debunk the myths that exist about shelter pets themselves.
Myth 1: You don’t know what you’re getting
The real myth here is the idea that when you buy a puppy or acquire a pet whose lineage appears …

Our friend Hope

Posted by Francesca

This is a story of Hope. Hope was adopted by Robb Schwartz who is an Ad Sales Manager for Martha Stewart Living in the Chicago office. Robb and his wife adopted Hope from the Furry Friends Foundation in Chicago, IL when she was only 10 weeks old (she is now 5). Her breed is …

Shelter Animal Myths, Part I

Posted by Pia

Why Animals End Up at Shelters
I’m happy to report that overall, people seem to be getting better-educated about the amazing animals that exist in our country’s shelters and rescue groups. However, myths about shelter animals still exist. And the fears elicited by these myths only deter otherwise well-meaning people from finding their new best friend …

Meet Dot and Read Her Story

Posted by Sharkey

As part of our pledge to help animals in need, we want to use our star power to bring attention to the fact that many employees of Martha’s company have helped out our kind (and even cats) by taking in animals in need. We thought it would be great to tell you some of their …

Meet our friends Tressa and Sky

Posted by Francesca

As part of OUR pledge to help dogs in need, we want to use our star power to bring attention to the fact that many employees of Martha’s company have helped out our kind (and even cats) by taking in animals in need. We thought it would be great to tell you some of their …

Paying Tribute After the Loss of a Beloved Pet

Posted by Pia

Hi Fellow Animals Lovers!
It’s only my second week blogging and I already feel so very welcome! Your warm wishes and stories about your own adopted animals are truly heartening. I see many of you writing are 4-legged friends yourselves. I can’t help wondering if it isn’t quite challenging to type with paws…
Many of you mentioned …

Meet our adopted friend Luna

Posted by Francesca

We know a little bit about getting our paws dirty and now we are asking you to do the same. Although you don’t really have to get dirty…you just have to pledge to help out at a local animal shelter or help create awareness of shelter pets. When you do, Purina ONE will make a …

Hi, I'm Dr. Pia Salk... And you are?

Posted by Pia

Before I formally introduce myself, I’d like to give a big shout out to Francesca and Sharkey for having me as a contributing blogger on the Daily Wag. I am honored to be invited by such prolific canines, and will hereby vow that I will share only the most useful, entertaining and enlightening information possible. …

An afternoon of dogs, dogs, and more dogs!

Posted by Francesca

Being part of Martha’s road trip was so much fun for Sharkey and me and as much as we like car rides, it was great to finally get to Skylands and stretch our legs. One day while we were there, Martha took us to a field with a big tent. Beneath it there …

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