Before You Get a Dog!

Some tips to help you before adopting or fostering a dog.

DIBS gets Proactive with Tractive GPS trackers!

DIBS gets Proactive with Tractive GPS trackers!

DIBS gets proactive with Tractive GPS trackers! DIBS stands for Dogs In Better Spots and we’re committed to rescuing homeless and abandoned dogs so they can be placed in their furever homes!  Part of putting dogs in better spots is keeping them safe in their foster...

Your Rescue Responsibility

Adopting the perfect dog isn't really a thing.  Some dogs are better than others, some are fantastic, but under the wrong guidance from their humans, even the best dog may flounder.   A dog's life, learning, education is an on-going work in progress (just like with...

Shelter Puppy Syndrome!

Shelter Puppy Syndrome!

Shelter Puppy Syndrome.  Ok, we made that term up as there isn't a lot of info on the topic.  Perhaps it isn't a universal issue. But - it is an issue facing our rescue organization. We have amazing rescue partners, and like anything in rescue, funds and resources are...

Kids & Dogs!

Kids & Dogs!

If you have been looking for a rescue dog for a while, but have kids, you may find it discouraging.  Many rescues will not adopt to families with kids, or with kids under a certain age.  Typically this is due to something that has happened, and falls into the "lesson...

The high’s and lows of having a dog…

The high’s and lows of having a dog…

Are You Ready for a Dog? We Mean, Really, Honestly, Undoubtedly and Unconditionally - Ready for a Dog? The reason for wanting a dog falls into the "high's" category.  We visualize all the wonderful things that goes along with having a dog: Autumn walks through the...

Therapy Dogs

Therapy Dogs

We do get asked if we have dogs that could be therapy dogs.  Generally, we do not.  Some may surprise us and be up for the task, but at DIBS, we do want our dogs to be the ones on the receiving end of support, while they acclimate to their new lives.  Being a pet,...

Shopping List for Your New Dog

Shopping List for Your New Dog

Shopping List for Your New Dog Crate – discuss with foster parents, as not needed for all dogs. Will need to know size to purchase. GPS Tracker - there are options available (consider tracking ability, battery life, range, cost, etc).  In DIBS foster homes, we have...

Are you Ready?

Are you Ready?

We want to help you and your new pet live long, healthy lives together. Start here! Selecting a Pet Set yourself up for success. Think about your family’s lifestyle, financial situation, space restrictions and time limitations to ensure you choose the right breed,...