The Doggie Bowl

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Community Building on Social Media with Your Dog | Part 1 (Plus, A FREE Guide to Get Started!)

By: Jolanta Smulski

May 24, 2021 • 5 mins read

When I first started an Instagram account for my dog, Cody, I never imagined that it would become the community it is today. We have a small following of 1.5k followers, but it is full of amazing people and their…

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Why You Should Adopt A Rescue Dog

By: Jamie Ruden

May 17, 2021 • 7 mins read

Have you ever struggled to decide whether to buy or adopt a dog? If you’re experiencing this, I assure you that you’re not alone. There are a lot of things to consider when getting a new dog. But unfortunately, most…

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3 Signs You Should Not Get a Dog

By: Ashley Turcheck

April 21, 2021 • 12 mins read

According to the ASPCA and the National Shelter Animal Database, approximately 6.5 million pets enter shelters in the United States every year. There are a variety of reasons, such as stray and rescued animals, but there’s no ignoring that a…

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A TaIL of why is it so hard to adopt a dog? by a famous IG Dog

The Covid-19 pandemic lockdown seemed like the perfect time to get a dog. Why not? You’ve been home; you finally have the time. Millions of people had the exact same idea, with “pandemic puppies” appearing suddenly all over your Instagram…

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Life of A Foster Mom: 5 Lessons from Fostering

By: Jamie Ruden

April 12, 2021 • 9 mins read

After fostering Buck (pictured above) for just over 3 weeks, we were informed by See Spot Rescued that they had adopted Buck to a different family. That family had been waiting for months for the perfect dog and Buck fit…

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Figuring Out My Rescue Dog’s Life Story

By: Ashley Turcheck

February 6, 2021 • 9 mins read

Like most rescue dogs, we didn’t know much about our hound mix’s life when we adopted him. It is a sad truth that with a rescue, you probably won’t know your dog’s actual birthday, how many siblings they had, or…

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