Purebred Rescue Dog Adoption: Rewards and Realities

Purebred Rescue Dog Adoption: Rewards and Realities

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By (author) Liz Palika

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  • Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 234mm x 10mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 6 February 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Foster City
  • ISBN 10: 0764549715
  • ISBN 13: 9780764549717

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An inspiring, realistic guide to adopting purebred rescues Each year, millions of purebred dogs are given up by their owners for a varietyof reasons. Thanks to the recovery and rehabilitative efforts of rescueorganizations, many of these dogs are saved--and go on to become extraordinarycompanion animals. Now, Purebred Rescue Dog Adoption helps you decide ifadopting a purebred rescue dog is right for you. Professional dog trainer andpurebred rescue expert Liz Palika explains how to locate local and nationalrescue groups, what you can expect in the adoption process--and from your rescuedog--and how to help your dog make a successful transition to your ""foreverhome."" Palika also helps you: * Choose whether to adopt a puppy or an adult, male or female * Prepare your house, yard and family for the new arrival * Handle housetraining with care * Teach your adoptee how to behave with other people * Understand and work through problem behaviors * Get involved with purebred dog rescue yourself Complete with a list of up-to-date Internet resources, Purebred Rescue Dog Adoption tells you just what you need to know to make theright match while saving a dog--and feel wonderful about it!

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LIZ PALIKA has been involved with purebred dog rescue foralmost thirty years, working with German Shepherd, Australian Shepherd andPapillon rescue. An award-winning author and professional dog trainer, Palikaspecializes in training rescue dogs and their new owners to enable these dogsto remain forever in their new homes. The bimonthly columnist on purebredrescue for the AKC Gazette, Palika has written over fifteen books, includingthe Australian Shepherd: Champion of Versatility, Second Edition and All DogsNeed Some Training, both from Wiley.

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An inspiring, realistic guide to adopting purebred rescues Each year, millions of purebred dogs are given up by their owners for a varietyof reasons. Thanks to the recovery and rehabilitative efforts of rescueorganizations, many of these dogs are saved--and go on to become extraordinarycompanion animals.Now, Purebred Rescue Dog Adoption helps you decide ifadopting a purebred rescue dog is right for you. Professional dog trainer andpurebred rescue expert Liz Palika explains how to locate local and nationalrescue groups, what you can expect in the adoption process--and from your rescuedog--and how to help your dog make a successful transition to your "foreverhome." Palika also helps you: Choose whether to adopt a puppy or an adult, male or female Prepare your house, yard and family for the new arrival Handle housetraining with care Teach your adoptee how to behave with other people Understand and work through problem behaviors Get involved with purebred dog rescue yourselfComplete with a list of up-to-date Internet resources, Purebred Rescue Dog Adoption tells you just what you need to know to make theright match while saving a dog--and feel wonderful about it!