Lost & Found

A few weeks ago, my CPR alum dogs Jordyn & Maggie went missing. The morning started off like any other, where I let them out to do their business after breakfast. I continued to get ready, realizing after some time it was oddly quiet. I went outside, called their names, and heard nothing. Walking around the yard, I realized they had both escaped our invisible fence and were gone. The panic began. What do I do next? Luckily, within a few short hours I…

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The Smell of Dog

The smell of freshly cut grass, the smell of the open sea that you get at the beach, the smell of fresh baked cookies… of forget it! I love the smell of dog. That’s right, forget perfumes, soaps, or potpourri, I love the smell of dog, I even love the smell of wet dog, so there. I love Thursdays, I love when the transport truck pulls in and we all wait outside until the door is finally cracked open. At…

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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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