Kitten Season Part 1

Kitten Season- Part 1 Spring is just around the corner. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and Animal Ark Rescue is preparing for kitten season!   Every year from March to October Columbus Animal Care and Control is flooded with neonatal kittens who are fated for euthanasia if they cannot be placed in…

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5 Potty Training Tips for Your New Puppy

Though diapers are available for puppies, these are not a long-term solution. Hence, once you get your puppy home, you must start potty training. Remember this is not going to be easy and you might even regret having a new puppy around. However, things will get better with time (and loads of patience). In essence,…

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Canine Communication

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” -George Bernard Shaw A teacher once said to me, “Miscommunication is the main source of conflict.” I didn’t fully understand that statement until I began working in animal rescue. Why do we see animals return to the shelter? The reasons vary,…

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Shy/Fearful Dogs and Separation Anxiety

What Do We Know? The Greek philosopher, Socrates said it best, “The only thing I know, is that I know nothing.” Dog psychology is an expanding field that is still in its infancy. When it comes to the animals in our care, what they think and how they feel is still a best guess. From…

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