Phoebe's Tails

The Quirky Life of a Rescue Dog


Rescue Dog 101

How Long Are The Green Tooth Cleaners Supposed Last?

I have a question. A little backdrop - my hairdresser / friend told me her dogs had to have surgery. I asked why, and she whipped out pictures of the horrendous state of her poor dogs' teeth (jaw deterioration, teeth... Continue Reading →

Pig in a Dog’s World

This was too cute to pass up. When I saw it on the news the story was about 30 minutes old. Now that it took me forever to figure out how to embed a video, it is probably old news,... Continue Reading →

Training Treats and Food Obsessed dog

Phoebe loves her food, there is no doubt about that. I just wish I get her to pay attention to something other than food once in awhile - like maybe a hand signal or simple command. When we go to... Continue Reading →

Dogs in cold weather

This is a short one.  It started with me reading an article about how some lame owner left her dogs in freezing weather with no place to get warm.  One of her dogs died and was frozen solid.  I don't... Continue Reading →

A Example of What Happens When You Do Not Put Tags on Your Dog

Yesterday was an interesting day. Two pit bulls roaming around - one nearly killed by a car, another hobbling along in the pouring rain and wind, and four people trying to find the dogs' owners. We all have jobs, so we... Continue Reading →

Emotional Support Dogs – How One Helped a PTSD Survivor

With Veteran’s Day upon us, it seems like a good time to talk about our big plans of grooming Phoebe to be a therapy dog. We envisioned taking her to the Veteran’s Hospital to visit patients. It sounded like a... Continue Reading →

Some Fears Do Pass Without Our Help

Not long ago I wrote a post about Phoebe's seemingly sudden fears of several things. I was over-analyzing and going out of my way to try things that would reduce or eliminate the fear. I received a comment that politely pointed... Continue Reading →

How Can Everyday Things Cause Fear?

I am sure many dogs are resilient when something scary happens. Phoebe is not one of them. Selective Fear of Lawn Two things she used to love to do, now scare her. I am not sure why. I can only... Continue Reading →

Pet Insurance – Is it Worth It?

When it comes to dog insurance for a rescue dog, there are a few things you need to consider if you do not want to be disappointed (or shocked) in what is covered or more frequently, not covered. I got... Continue Reading →

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