Educational Resources

  • Behavioral Problem-Solving Library (For Dogs and Cats)
    This is our favorite A-Z guide on various naughty dog behaviors. For each behavior, you'll find a quick 2-page handout that explains why the behavior exists and how to solve it. At the core of solving many misbehavior is the 'Nothing in Life is Free' concept, so be sure to include that one in your reading list.

  • Bringing Home A New Rescue Dog
    It is critical to establish the concept with new dogs that 'Nothing in Life is Free' when you bring them home; it is also critical that you set boundaries, particularly if you have other pets or children in the home. This guide will help you do just that and ensure you get off to the right start with your newly rescued dog.

  • Crate and Rotate Plan
    Many who find a stray feel they can't temporarily foster it because their resident dogs do not get along well with others. The reality is that it can be done if the finder is willing to adhere to a strict and safe 'Crate and Rotate' plan. They may even find that their non-friendly dogs actually don't mind the new dog as much as they thought -- it's all about setting boundaries and paying attention to cues from the resident (or found) dogs.

  • Danger of Offering Pets "Free to a Good Home"
    People who advertise their pet as Free To Good Home, or ask for a small amount of money, do so with the faith that their pet will be well looked after. Some will be lucky and go to genuinely caring people. However, there are many people posing as good adopters who cruelly abuse or exploit pets.

  • Northeast Rescue/Transport Guide
    Because the northeast doesn’t have the pet-overpopulation crisis that Georgia does, we have built relationships with rescue groups up there that allow us to rehome dogs in these states. Those trying to rehome a dog who might like to take advantage of this opportunity should read the requirements within this guide. Dogs
    receive more applications from out-of-staters and ultimately, find homes faster through these partnerships, but it does require some time and commitments on your part.

    Did you know that Black Dogs are generally the last to be adopted and are euthanised in shelters in much larger numbers? People may consider them too “plain”, think they are menacing, or simply don’t notice them because their dark color makes them disappear in their kennels. Those involved in animal welfare have dubbed this phenomena "Black Dog Syndrome."

    Yellow Dogs are dogs who need space - they are not necessarily aggressive dogs but more often are dogs who have issues of fear; pain from recent surgery; are a rescue or shelter dog who has not yet had sufficient training or mastered obedience; are in training for work or service; are in service; or other reasons specific to the dog.