Good Boy

They found me by the road today; Why I was in a box they could not say.  They took me in and cleaned me up, Fed me until I was plump.  They tell me that I’m safe now, But it is getting dark and I’m afraid.  I’ve lost my mom, my siblings too.  I’m all alone.  I don’t know what to do.  The sun is out now and it is bright. They come to get me, I see them smile; …

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Why I Volunteer

I don’t know about you, but for a long time, I could not figure out my passion; the one thing that brings me joy and drives me to work hard everyday. About 3 years ago, my husband and I brought a dog into our home. We had been talking about it for months, and after much debate, we settled on a Boston Terrier. From that moment he came into our home and pooped everywhere, and I knew he was ours…

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To Puppy or Not to Puppy – THAT is the Question

  As a CPR volunteer, one of the first questions I ask potential adopters at an event is “What kind of dog are you looking for?” And while there is always a lot of interest in our puppies – the good news is CPR has a wide variety of dogs to choose from depending on what’s most important to you. Puppies are undeniably adorable, but need a LOT of care and attention.  Here’s a quick guide to things to consider…

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The CPR Family

Companion Pet Rescue partners with rural animal shelters like the one I volunteer with to help us meet the needs of our community. We are a small organization made up primarily of volunteers and a few people who are really so poorly paid they are practically volunteers, and our entire operating budget comes from donations and fundraisers.  We are bombarded daily with animals that are a victim of circumstance. They happened to be born in the rural south where altering…

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“Who Rescued Who”

I never understood the term “who rescued who” when it came to the magnets & stickers that were plastered all over pet lovers cars. To me it just sounded cliche. Sure I had adopted a rescue dog, but I was in a happy committed relationship at the time & life was grand.  Flash forward three years & that happy committed relationship came to a streaking halt. I was left trying to pick up the pieces & all the while my faithful…

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Top 5 Questions I’m Asked as a Companion Pet Rescue Volunteer

Rescuing a new furry friend can be one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do, especially for the sweet soul that will never feel discarded and unwanted again. As the proud owner of a CPR rescue pup and a volunteer with the organization, I know that the process can sometimes be confusing. I talk to a lot of potential adopters at events, and these top 5 questions that come up again and again, about the process and our pups.…

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The Cost of Rescue

There is a high cost to rescue. In one week, we can easily exceed a thousand dollars in vetting needs in one or two dogs.  This month, we’ve managed to out-do ourselves, and we need your help with donations to make our work possible. Pictured above is June, a sweet blue and white pit pup who was rescued by our President and founder who witnessed her get hit on the highway and is now recovering at the wonderful Susan Martin’s house…

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Black Dogs Rock!

  Why is it that black dogs get so overlooked in shelters and in rescues?  Black Dog Syndrome (BDS) is a phenomenon that stumps all of us in rescue – because we know and love all of these wonderful, loving and happy babies.  Some people maintain it’s because the lighter dogs photograph better, as black absorbs the light.  Some claim that it’s because lighter colored dogs are more expressive – it can be harder to see the expression in a…

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Honey, Chance & the Ripple Effect

Let’s talk about the ripple effect…one small act of kindness can make waves of good like you’ve never seen before.  And much larger acts, like responding to rescue calls even when you’re tired, you’re full and you didn’t anticipate another dog, can save lives.  On the flipside, there are bad ripples too…having a dog that you have no desire to care for, leading to suffering, leading to others making sacrifices to clean up the mess, and scarring your children by…

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A day in the life…

I am so excited about our beautiful new website, and as I thought about my first blog post and what it should be, I thought hey, why not a glimpse into our every day life? After all, the reason we are starting up this particular section of the site is so that you can get to know a little more about us and what we do. So, a couple of weeks ago I woke up, dropped my boys off at school,…

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