Required Reading for DIBS Adoptors

Tractive….The 101 Info!

Tractive….The 101 Info!

As you may have heard, all dogs in DIBS foster homes have a Tractive device on them during all daytime hours.  We know that dogs can get loose while on a walk, in a park, or just bolting out of the front door of a home. When a dog is adopted, the new owners have the...

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. This is typically due to something that has happened and falls into the "lesson...

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...

Decompression and Why It’s Important to Your New Dog

Decompression and Why It’s Important to Your New Dog

The First Thing To Do When Getting A Dog From A Shelter – Learn What “Decompression” Is (source: http://kdmathews.com/first-thing-getting-dog-shelter-learn-decompression/ ) It’s pretty damn awesome of you to look to the shelter when searching for a dog to add to your...

Setting Boundaries for Your New Dog

Setting Boundaries for Your New Dog

Setting Boundaries for your Dog Picture this: your new rescue dog has come from a life on the streets or in the shelter. Desired human contact is a treat. Unconditional love is more than they can imagine. Then, they get rescued, traveled, fostered – lots of changes,...

How to Help your Dog Manage Stress

How to Help your Dog Manage Stress

Training – Give your Pooch the Gift of Training! Training is good for all dogs, regardless of age, or the current skill-set. If you and your dog are new companions, training is the best way to help you both speak the same language. Your dog sees this time as a bonding...

First Few Days at Home – Setting Your Dog up for Success!

First Few Days at Home – Setting Your Dog up for Success!

http://woofliketomeet.com/2016/03/trigger-stacking-how-we-set-our-dogs-up-to-fail/   When we adopt a dog, what we expect is for them to be happy. We like to think that they get what’s happening and that it’s all blooming marvellous. We tell ourselves that they...