Finding the Right Dog Breed for Your Family

When it comes to finding the right dog breed for your family, it is imperative that you do your research. While Dalmatians might be cute, they come with temperamental issues that can be hard on some dog owners. Adopting a dog is a major responsibility. It is important that you know what you are getting […]

Budgeting for Dog Adoption

Looking for a new puppy or dog to join your family? While there are so many great reasons to adopt your next dog including the fact that you’ll be saving a life, there’s another great reason to opt to adopt: you’ll also be saving money. Adopting a shelter or rescue dog can be the most […]

Mega No-Fee Adoption Event, Aug. 6, 2011, Leander, TX

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect chance to adopt that new dog or cat, mark your calendar for Saturday, August 6, 2011 as the Humane Society of Williamson County (HSWC)  presents the “Mega No-Fee Adoption Event” at the HSWC shelter in Leander. During the event, lots of cats and dogs will be on hand […]

Blog the Change: Adopting Mixed Breed Dogs

Today is Blog the Change Day, a quarterly effort to focus attention on topics important to the world of animal welfare. The Be the Change for Animals project, a joint effort by and, joins up the posts of many animal lovers from throughout the blogosphere. While there are SO many important topics in […]

Ask Dr. Diane: Deciding on a Second Shelter Dog

Dear Dr. Diane, We have a 6-year-old American Staffordshire and are interested in adopting a 7-month-old (same breed) from our local shelter? We have done one meet and greet and it went ok. My dog did one, just one low growl during play and from then on he played and occasionally ignored the pup. The […]

PetPoint Report Shows Increase in Adoptions, Decline in Surrenders

Here’s some good news we just received: the October PetPoint Report, a monthly report by Pethealth Inc., shows that the number of pet owners surrendering their cats and dogs to shelters in October declined by 5 percent and 9 percent year over year. The report uses dates from nearly 890 animal welfare organizations and data […]

Get Your Licks on Route 66, Sept.-Oct. 2010

Join FIDO Friendly magazine and North Shore Animal League America as they team up for their exciting 2nd Annual Cross-Country Adoption Tour! One lucky adopted pup will be featured in an upcoming issue of FIDO Friendly magazine! When: September through early October, the tour bus will travel through California, Arizona, Illinois, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, […]