Adopting Senior Animals : A Heartfelt Appeal

Today’s article begins with a plea for the countless forgotten hearts yearning for a second chance at love and companionship. We at TAPS, and shelters around the country, ask you to consider opening your hearts and homes to one of the most overlooked inhabitants of shelters and rescues: the senior animals. In the twilight ofContinue reading “Adopting Senior Animals : A Heartfelt Appeal”

What to Expect During and After Adopting from TAPS

Adopting a pet from an animal shelter is an exciting and rewarding experience. However, it’s important for potential adopters to have realistic expectations and understand the process involved. This article aims to provide insights into what adopters should expect during and after the adoption process, with a particular focus on giving the animal time toContinue reading “What to Expect During and After Adopting from TAPS”

TAPS Animal Spotlight: Neil Diamond

Sadly, Neil’s story at TAPS began because his owner passed away. Shortly after coming to TAPS, he was also found to have heartworms and needed treatment. The good news is that he is now heart-worm free and ready to find his happy ending with his new forever home. They say diamonds are a girl’s bestContinue reading “TAPS Animal Spotlight: Neil Diamond”

Background Unknown: Why some shelter pets don’t have a “bio”.

I remember attending a training a few years back and the facilitator was also a trainer. She indicated that she was continually frustrated when working with clients with rescue animals with no background information on their adopted pet.  She couldn’t believe that as rescues, we could have an animal in our care without any backgroundContinue reading “Background Unknown: Why some shelter pets don’t have a “bio”.”

The Pandemic Puppy Problem

In 2020, shelters across the United States encountered one of the best problems you could hope for. As the coronavirus forced more people indoors and as more individuals began working from home, more families began adopting companion animals for their family. Animals were leaving shelters in record numbers, often faster than shelters could find newContinue reading “The Pandemic Puppy Problem”

A Passionate Plea to End “Free to Good Home”

This post, while written out of frustration, is intended to educate. We need to stop giving animals away free to a good home….from both sides….because in this case, the family thought they had no options but to dump this dog in a crate overnight on our property. I shared this story earlier this week aboutContinue reading “A Passionate Plea to End “Free to Good Home””