Required Reading for DIBS Adoptors

DCM and its Connections to Diet

DCM and its Connections to Diet

If you have applied for a DIBS dog, you know that we have asked about your knowledge of DCM.  We think it's a very important topic that every pet parent needs to have a basic understanding of so here is a brief overview of DCM. Disclaimer: We are not vets, and we...

Tractive….The 101 Info for DIBS Adopters!

Tractive….The 101 Info for DIBS Adopters!

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, we want to ensure their...

Keeping Your Dog Secure

Keeping Your Dog Secure

Dog Safety is one of those things that we don’t think about until after something happens. Some examples are when your dog: bolts from the car escapes through the front door or, has been gone for days, and you have no idea where to star We want to share our “lessons...

Your Rescue Responsibility

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, and education is an ongoing work in progress (just like with...

Introducing a New Dog to your Existing Dog(s)

Introducing a New Dog to your Existing Dog(s)

Whether you're adopting a second (or third, or fourth!) dog, or you're looking to start welcoming foster pups into your pack, you're likely wondering how you can set both dogs up for happiness and success. Know your existing dog Understanding how your existing dog...

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

Crate – discuss with foster parents, as not needed for all dogs. You will need to know the size to purchase. GPS Tracker - DIBS Rescue has decided to use Tractive GPS systems. It has great technology for tracking, has a battery life of 2-5 days, and is mid-priced....

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 It’s pretty damn awesome of you to look to the shelter when searching for a dog to add to your family. I mean that. Our nation’s shelters, pounds, and humane societies are...

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, travelled, 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 their 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...

Integrating your new dog with an existing cat

Integrating your new dog with an existing cat

INTEGRATING YOUR NEW DOG WITH AN EXISTING CAT How you introduce your new dog to your cat or cats plays a significant role in establishing their long-term relationship. We want your new dog and your cat to have many happy years together! We ask that you please follow...

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...