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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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."
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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.
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Thanks for the great theme, Alexadry! I’m looking forward to some cute photos in the Hubs people publish this week
Wow...I just published this hub on animal rescue...
http://mrsmenagerie.hubpages.com/hub/Ho … re-in-Asia
Sorry Simone, the photos are not cute at all. Ill try for cute on the next one...
What an awful topic! I read about those poor bears before. Dreadful!
This is a bit brighter - http://izzym.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Help-Homeless-Cats
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 @_@
How horrible to see those poor bears! I'm off to read something happy!
Awesome. This definatly seems like something I could do. I didn't manage to submit a hub last week, but this is more up my street.
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:
http://florabreenrobison.hubpages.com/h … -Own-a-Pet
I'm pleased to see how many of you are already engaged in this topic! It's certainly an important one.
This is one I published a few weeks ago about the little feral cat I tamed and brought inside. It offers lots of tips on cat rescue.
http://deborahneyens.hubpages.com/hub/H … a-Wild-Cat
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! )
My hub describes my experience with adopting from an animal shelter and the type of questions that should be addressed when making a decision about adopting a dog.
http://catzgendron.hubpages.com/doggend … lityissues
Great to see so much interest in writing hubs about pet adoption stories! I look forward to reading your hubs. I may publish one myself soon too!
Carzgendron, I wanted to read, but the Hub is gone!
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...
Hahaa, all's well that ends well! I'm glad you can keep the stray- despite the unexpected discovery!
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!
All these Hubs and short answers are making me want to adopt another dog, like tomorrow.
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!
Things to Consider when Adopting and Caring for Your Rescue Dog
http://rmcrayne.hubpages.com/hub/Things … Rescue-Dog
Basic tips for adopting a rescue dog, and getting started strategies. Questions to ask, medical records, basic supplies for home and travel, management strategies, and expectations.
rmcrayne, really enjoyed reading all your tips and looking at the great pictures! Great hub!
Here is mine:
http://alexadry.hubpages.com/hub/How-to … g-Shelters
Eager to see more!
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
Wow, rmcrayne! This one is really fantastic. The photos, the layout, the advice- I like it all! You've pointed out a ton of details that had never crossed my mind.
And RickMc, your Hub is awesome too! SkunkFest is super cool- it was fun to read about it- as well as your comic!
So You’re Thinking About Rescuing a Dachshund? Some Things You Might Want to Know
http://rmcrayne.hubpages.com/hub/Rescui … gs-to-Know
A few things you might want to know before you adopt a dachshund. Common in dachshunds- biting, burrowing, and back problems. They are independent, stubborn, and irresistibly cute.
As someone who TOTALLY has a soft spot for dachshunds, I found this one to be particularly enlightening. This is good stuff to know, rmcrayne! And.... SQUEEE FOR CUTE PHOTOS!
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!
Thanks Arlene! Sebastian just loves to tunnel under the covers and pillows. Then when he decides to get up, he drags them with him. Here's a pillow/bed, that looks like he's wearing saddle bags.
I think it's better to write about what you know, and I don't want to write about dogs!
(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!
http://smartandfun.hubpages.com/hub/Its … r-Shelters
My hub is a general discussion about why I love my adopted pets and why I hope others will adopt/rescue too.
http://thoughtmonkey.hubpages.com/hub/M … ngs-me-Joy
Any thoughts or comments welcome as I new to Hubpages.
I used your title exactly!
Thanks Simone for doing the research to find the hub topics.
http://millionairetips.hubpages.com/hub … g-Shelters
I will always have a dog or two in my life, and I'm lucky my husband feels the same way. We have a rescue beagle and a pound puppy.
http://arlenevpoma.hubpages.com/hub/9-T … Rescue-Dog
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 adopted a special needs dog, too, Arlene, so I know exactly what you mean.
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!
Here is my contribution to the topic:
http://dzymslizzy.hubpages.com/hub/Cats … ght-Animal
Here is my contribution for the Week's topic. I took a different approach and I hope it inspires some of you to adopt! Enjoy.
http://donnaisabella.hubpages.com/hub/W … -Schnauzer
http://mary615.hubpages.com/hub/My-Resc … med-Mister
This is a Hub about my rescued Maltese who was a senior dog.
Consider the animals others ignore:
http://florabreenrobison.hubpages.com/h … -Rewarding
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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