P.U.P.S and Rescues/Shelters

P.U.P.S Dog Obedience Training has long understood the unselfish, dedicated, endless work of animal
rescue organizations and shelters. We at P.U.P.S have great respect and admiration for all involved in
rescues from the officers of the organizations to the fosters to the volunteers who work in various
capacities. These organizations are non-profit organizations that operate solely on donations and blood,
sweat and tears. They rescue unwanted, abused, neglected domestic animals and take care of their medical
needs, foster them, rehabilitate, screen meticulously for the right home, and place them in forever homes.  

We love to help them in any way we can. We offer free training for foster dogs and various discounts for
dogs that are adopted from rescues as well as help with assessments and behavior issues. We also
founded the annual Howard County Pet Expo, which benefits rescues of all types (not just canine rescues).
We are constantly amazed at the wonderful dogs that are in rescues. Many of them have behavior issues
that wouldn’t have been issues at all if the original owner had just trained their dog!  Many of them have
issues that are genetic or environmental or both such as low confidence, fear aggression, anxiety, dog
aggression, dominance, etc.

Whether genetic or environmental or both, the reformation of these dogs is AMAZING!!! When given the
opportunity in a loving home with people willing to put some time into training and channeling the dog
productively, these dogs prove over and over again, to be fabulous, loving, devoted companions and
family members.

Please, if you are considering a dog,  consider a rescue dog! There are wonderful mixed breeds available
and if you want a purebred dog but are under the impression that there aren’t any good ones in rescues,
you’re mistaken. We can tell you that over and over again we have had the good fortune to work with
purebred dogs from rescues that are exceptional prototypes of the breed. Many times, people spend a lot
of money with a very good breeder, get a puppy of exceptional genetics, and then that adorable puppy
gets big and partakes in normal young dog behavior and that owner decides it’s “too much work” and “not
cute anymore,” so they discard them, giving them up to a rescue or shelter. Again, so many of these dogs
are diamonds in the “ruff.”

With love and proper channeling, rescue dogs prove over and over again to be extraordinary family
members. They give back  1000% what you put in to them. We have listed some links below of reputable
rescues we work closely with or know of and will be updating this list continuously. Also, don't forget
your local shelter!

You can help rescue organizations and shelters in many different ways. They are in need of monetary
donations as well as items (food, beds, toys, leashes, etc.). Some offer sponsorships of certain animals.  
Rescues are also
ALWAYS IN NEED OF GOOD FOSTER HOMES. Look on rescue web sites for specific
information regarding the many ways you can help!  
Please, whatever you do, DO NOT buy a dog or cat
from a pet store!!!!!!!
Help put puppy mills out of business. Click the two following links to learn more
about puppy mills:
www.puppymillrescue.com and www.prisonersofgreed.org.  

Below is a list of just some of the wonderful rescues that we work with. To find more, just do an internet

American Brittany Rescue -

Animal Resource Foundation - www.arfusa.org

Animal Rescue, Inc. - www.animalrescueinc.org

Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center - www.cockeradoptions.org

Greyhound Pets of America/Maryland - www.gpa-md.com

GRREAT (Golden Retriever Rescue, Education and Assistance) www.grreat.org

Majesty Rottweiler Rescue - www.majestyrescue.petfinder.com

Maryland Animal Sanctuary (MAS) - www.petfinder.com/shelters/MD253.html

Mid-Atlantic Bully Buddies - www.midatlanticbullybuddies.org

Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue - www.MAGSR.org

Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue - www.magdrl.org

Nova Rottweiler Rescue League - www.md-novarotties.org

Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue - www.cockerspanielrescue.com

Pet Finder - www.petfinder.com
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