Three Debunked Excuses for Not Volunteering

If you follow our Facebook page, blog or frequently visit our website, then you probably know about the countless of opportunities available for volunteering for our cause…but somehow we always find ourselves short on volunteers. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say: Oh, that’s so great you volunteer with such-and-such. I’ve … Read more

Adoptable Castaway-Valerie

    It’s been a little bit since I’ve written a post and I’m overdue for some procrastination (does that mean I procrastinated procrastinating?), so instead of working on a presentation I have tomorrow, I’m going to introduce you to Valerie.   Valerie is suspected to be a Boston Terrier/Lab Mix, but honestly we don’t know, … Read more

A Dog By Any Other Name, Listens

From Fido to Fluffy, our dogs’ names are not just a representation of our pooch’s unique personality, but of who we are also. An esteemed owner may prefer the philosophical name of Plato while your ‘good ‘ole boy’ neighbor is content with simply calling out “Here, Dog!”. Whatever name you choose to christen your dog, … Read more

Q & A with D2C Adopter, Megan

    Adopter: Megan and Jeremy from Memphis, TN.   Castaway: Rosco   Year of Adoption: 2011     1. What made you decide to rescue a dog? We decided to rescue a dog because my husband had a rescue dog growing up and she was a great dog! We have always felt that rescue … Read more

Q & A with D2C Adopter, Ken

   Adopter: Ken and Nancy from Clinton, Tenn.  Castaway: Gypsy (formally Bridgett)  Year of Adoption: 2014       1. When did you first know that your rescue dog was the one for you? My wife and I have had at least one dog since the day we were married (It’s been 38 years, now!) … Read more

About Rebekah

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Hi! My name is Rebekah Olsen and I’m a freelance writer and dog enthusiast. I volunteered to write this blog as a way to help raise awareness for rescuing pets through Dogs 2nd Chance Rescue, but even in the first few weeks of our launch, other rescues have found solace and advice in the words … Read more