Alexadry, a passionate pet advocate on HubPages, recommended that we share our advice on pet adoption this week, and I agree this is a great subject to cover!
We therefore invite you to write Hubs on animal rescue, adopting new pets, keeping pets from returning to shelters, and helping newly adopted pets adopt to home life.
Here are some search-friendly titles to consider using: How to Find a Pet at Dog Shelters How to Support Local Dog Shelters Tips on Adopting a Dog from Dog Shelters Tips on Adopting a Cat from Cat Shelters How to Help a New Cat Adapt from Cat Shelter Life Tips on Kitten Adoption: The Cat Shelter vs. Pet Store A Beginner’s Guide to Dog Adoptions How to Help Shelter Dogs Adapt to Home Life Small Dog Rescue: Where to Find Small Dogs for Adoption How to Help Homeless Dogs How to Rescue a Dog from a Pet Shelter How to Identify Good Dogs to Adopt at a Dog Shelter Want to Adopt a Dog? Take the Pet Rescue Approach! Tips on Adopting Rescue Dogs Cat Adoption: Tips on Taking the Pet Rescue Approach How to Keep Puppies from Being Sent Back to Dog Shelters Cat Adoption Tips for Rescue Cats
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1) Click here to visit this week's topic. 2) Click the green button "answer this question". 3) Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it." 4) Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens 5) Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before. 6) After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.
OMG Mrs. Menagerie- I'm horrified!!! I'm glad you're getting the word out, though. IzzyM, thanks for putting your WTI Hub right after- I needed to see photos of your gorgeous cat and the happy rescue story after learning about the horrors of bear bile farming @_@
I wrote this hub a while back after witnessing a scary event. It concerns the fact that some people mean well, but don't know anything about raising pets and therefore shouldn't have one. I warn you though. It is upsetting so some people may not want to read it:
Oh, I LOVE this topic!! I will most certainly need to address this! ( I see Simone must be a "dog person." LOL ... most of the suggested titles are dog-related.. Hee hee...that's ok, Simone--dog people are loved, too! )
Hmm... I adopted my cat straight off the street... but I'm not sure if I have very good tips unless they would be "Defy your parents, sneak the dying, stray cat in and then try to calm the parents down when the cat gets out of the laundry room and they find it on their bed Christmas morning."
It all worked out in the end, and she's a sweetheart of a kitty... maybe I can churn out a more lighthearted hub on the benefits our little kitty brought the family...
Oh Shanna, that sounds like a fun hub! You've got to write it!
Reminds me a time years and years ago, and my sister-in-law, who was terrified of cats, was babysitting for us.
We got home at a late hour and found her sitting in the living room with all the doors closed. First thing she asked for was a cigarette as she hadn't had one for hours.....turns out hers were upstairs beside her bed.
She'd been lying in bed reading Stephen King's Pet Sematary and had just got to the bit where the dead cat came back alive, when our cat jumped on to her bed from apparently nowhere (she said she hadn't seen it all evening and thought maybe we had put it out)!
She sprang out of bed and fled downstairs to the living room, and had sat there with the doors closed for about 2 hours before we came home.
Haha, oh goodness! I just finished Pet Sematary, so I can completely understand! The night I read that part of the book, I was woken up in the middle of the night by a loud, sinister scratching in the walls. I couldn't pinpoint it, and I ended up hauling my cat into the room to find the source of the noise. She ended up backing into the nearest corner in terror, meowing loudly, which immediately freaked me out....moral of the story: that book is terrifying.
Lol, I think I will write that Hub.... It'll be fun!
Go for it Maddie! You can then write a hub about it and post pictures! I wished I had room for another dog, but my home is at full capacity; 2 Rottweilers respectively weighing ~92 pounds a piece, two cats and 16 chicken!
I had some chickens once, and they make great pets! I wrote a hub about chickens; how smart they are, etc. Just curious do you keep your chickens in the house with the dogs and cats. Some people do, you know!
I added my HUB page to the mix. This is a great topic! I'm affiliated with a group who takes care of orphaned skunks and helps them get adopted. A little different take on adopting an animal, but I think the principles are the same. http://rickmc.hubpages.com/hub/Advice-o … ermanently
I didn't know dachshunds were prone to biting. I've had friends with dachshunds named Baron and other titles of royalty, and they behaved accordingly. Maybe I wasn't paying attention other than them being so cute. They did behave. Very nice photographs of your dogs. The one above is just too cute!
(This is the first time I've participated in the weekly topic inspiration, so I hope I've jumped through all the little hoops properly!)
The hub I just published has a practical and serious message, and some of the photos are a little sad, but some of them are very cute. My favorite is the one of my own dogs, at the very end. I guess I'm a bit biased!
Great tips there and loved to see all the pictures! Keep up the great work! I am happy to see so much energy and enthusiasm put into creating these helpful hubs, I am sure they will really help make a difference!
Thank you, Simone! Watson was a terror when we got him, but there was no way we would ever return him to the rescue organization. Was this why the volunteer kept saying, "God Bless You! God Bless You!" as she drove off? We didn't know why she kept saying that, but after a few hours with Watson, we found out!
I know this is sneaky on my part, Maddie, but we adopted Watson four days before Christmas. Watson did not like men for some reason at that time, but we got around that. Four days before Christmas? Oh, no! We can't take him back! It's Christmas!
I used to live in Paris, they have a big problem there with unwanted pets. Many many streets in this City are lined with all kinds of animals the streets go on forever. I did find a good home for two dumped dogs, but the problem is huge no idea how they can sort it out?
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