Do you ever pass homeless people and their dogs on the street? Have you ever wondered what their life is like – both the person’s AND the dog’s? Have you thought about the unique medical needs of dogs on the street? Ever wondered what you could do to help them? Blogger and trainer Tanya Hawkes gives us a look inside the world of homeless people and their dogs, with a particular focus on the UK, although the same challenges are faced by homeless people and dogs worldwide. Thanks to Dogs on the Streets (DOTS) London for sharing insights and stories of the homeless dogs and people they help.
Part 2 of a series on Zac—a Tunisian shelter dog adopted by Sam in the UK. Sam shares the story of how Zac’s nose led this frightened boy out into the big wide world one brave baby step at a time. Zac’s journey from being a shut down, frightened, homeless dog who spent his whole life in a shelter in Tunisia, to his journey to the UK to Sam’s home, and how he slowly came out of his shell, is one of shelter and street dogs all over the world. Sam’s love for Zac and humorous exuberant storytelling, make it fun to follow Zac’s adventures!international adoption, Rescue Animals of North Africa, rescue dog, Training fearful dogs, Zac and Sam
What is it like to spend 4 years in a shelter in Tunisia, Africa, patiently waiting to be adopted? Days, weeks, months – YEARS go by – and no one comes. Zac had seemed to become depressed and reclusive after waiting so long without any hope in sight. Then one day, it happened! Someone WANTED HIM! Read this heartwarming story of Zac’s adoption, his trip to the UK where his new mom, Sam, awaited him, and of their adventures together as Zac slowly learns how to be a family dog in a strange land. This is part 1 of a multi-part series on Sam and Zac’s adventures.Dogs of Africa, International dog adoption, Life of a rescue dog, Rescue dog adventures, UK dog lovers, Zac the Tunisian rescue dog
Adopting? Fostering? A bit of preparation and some changes to your routine and house will set you and your new dog up for success, so you can focus on things that really matter. The things you wanted a dog for in the first place: taking pictures of him looking adorable while he sleeps or chewing on the squeaky squirrel toy, eating popcorn together on the couch watching Netflix, or kicking leaves in the park.behavior modification, dog training, fostering, rescue dog