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...

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...

Coats of many colors

Did you know that “Black Dog Syndrome” is really a thing? Earlier this week, we shared one of our fabulous black pups on Facebook, as well as a link to an interesting article on Petfinder about this syndrome that leaves black dogs languishing in rescues while their...

Why does my dog do that?

Dogs, like people, can be quirky. If you’ve ever wondered why your dog behaves in a way that seems odd, you’re not alone.   Welcome to the first edition of Why Does My Dog Do That? ! Disclaimer: The writer of this blog and the volunteers and staff at...