It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Mariah Carey and Nat King Cole croon through my car radio, my inbox is chock full of pre-Black Friday offers, and I can almost smell the pumpkin pie. Sure, my lawn is still covered in leaves and the leftover Halloween candy is calling my name, but time stands still...

Senior dogs need rescuing too

I’ve written before about how black dogs are often the ones left unadopted in shelters. But it’s not just the color of a coat that can have a negative impact on adoptions; senior dogs (age seven and older) are frequently left languishing while waiting for a family to...

Keeping dogs safe on Halloween

As a child of the seventies and eighties, I loved Halloween. I put on my plastic mask that obstructed my vision, grabbed my orange plastic Jack ‘o Lantern candy holder, and hit the streets without a parent or a cell phone. I came home and sorted my candy,...

Dogs like pumpkin too!

It starts showing up on grocery store shelves and coffee shops in early September. You are either giddy with excitement, disinterested, or completely grossed out.  Tis the season for all things pumpkin. Latte, coffee, tea, muffins, cupcakes,...

Pit bulls: The myths and the truth

Most people know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but at CHN, we also celebrate Pit Bull Awareness Month. A rescue group Bless the Bullys established Pit Bull Awareness Day in 2007, “as an opportunity to educate, change minds, and bring...

Why fostering is great for dogs

Sometimes a potential adopter will contact CHN and ask to “see our dogs.” It’s understandable; there are certainly rescues and shelters that are full of homeless pups waiting for their forever families. However, our physical building is ideally a temporary respite for...

Fostering dogs: The kids’ perspective

CHN is a foster-based organization, which means that most of our dogs are placed in foster homes while awaiting adoption. We do have a physical shelter to house dogs, and while it is a safe place to land for pups who have no home, space is limited. Ultimately the goal...

Can my dog tell time?

Blank notebooks, freshly sharpened pencils, new backpacks…another school year brings fresh starts. It also brings back a more regimented schedule for many families; the carefree days of summer are replaced by alarm clocks, packing lunches, after school activities, and...

Saying goodbye to summer

As the dog days of summer come to a close, let’s look back on the past few months, and look ahead to what’s planned for the fall. There’s never a quiet day at CHN; there are always dogs who need homes!  Geeking out on stats  Since June 1st of this...