Adopting a Friend
The purpose of our group is to find good permanent "forever" homes for each of the dogs entrusted to us. That means an extensive screening to insure a good match between a dog and their adopter.
Hopefully you'll be a good match for the dog you are interested in. We want successful adoptions!
If you are interested in a Pekingese, please email Heidi Eckers or proceed with filling out our online Adoption Application.
Do you have concerns about all the questions we ask in our adoption application and wonder why we need so much information from you? If so, please read this article, Those darn dog rescues with all of their rules and questions... what gives?
Spay & Neuter
All PNC Midwest pups are altered when they join our family. This is so important as many have been breeders or are rescued from shelters. We all must do our part in helping end the misery of the unwanted pets in society today.
Help Find a Solution to Homeless Pets
Did you know?
- There are 45 cats and 15 dogs born for every person born.
- Only 1 out of 10 dogs born ever finds a permanent home.
- Only 1 out of 12 cats born ever finds a permanent home.
- One female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in 7 years.
- One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in 7 years.
- More than 12 million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year because there are not enough homes.
- Millions more are abandoned in rural and urban areas.
- As many as 25% of dogs entering shelters each year are purebreds.
- Approximately 61% of all dogs entering shelters are killed.
- Approximately 75% of all cats entering shelters are killed.
- It costs approximately $100 to capture, house, feed and eventually kill each stray animal - a cost which you, the taxpayer, eventually pay.
These statistics are alarming, so if we are able to make a difference in a small way, along with so many others in the cause, that is what is important to us. Please do your part - SPAY and NEUTER your pets. It is important for their health also.
Patience is the Key to Rehabilitation
I've found that one of the most important traits you can have as a canine professional is patience. Often, you have to work with the dog over and over until he gets it. Sure, sometimes a behavior change can be quick, but even then, it requires follow-through. You can't revert back to your old behavior, or the dog will too!
It's important to remember that rehabilitation is a process - not a quick fix. You need to send a clear and consistent message 24/7 and 365 days a year. The behavior change won't necessarily happen overnight. You have to celebrate the progress along the way and know that success is in the dog's future!
In our multi-tasking, instant access world, many of us have little patience. If this is true of you, look at it like this: your dog is giving you an opportunity to work on your development as a human being! Take the skills you are learning with him and apply it to other areas in your life. Be patient with your friends, family members, co-workers, and even complete strangers. You may find yourself a happier person for it.
Stay calm and assertive,
The Senior Dog
Do you have room in your home and heart for an older dog?
Consider the following reasons why adopting an older dog is a very good idea:
It doesn't get any better than that!
- Older dogs, especially those that come to us, settle in easily and are more than ready and willing to bond with you and your family.
- What you see is what you get with older dogs. They've already grown into themselves in all ways.
- An older dog probably won't need a great deal of exercise, and will really appreciate quality time with you and a good nap. And of course, your socks and underwear will remain intact.
- Older dogs generally like to watch the same programs on TV that you do, so you won't have to learn to enjoy cartoons.
- Many older dogs have already experienced rides in the car and walking on leash, so they're instant companions and ready to continue those activities with you.
- Older dogs have figured out what humans are all about and are willing and eager to add new information to their knowledge of human behavior. Old dogs can absolutely learn new tricks!
- Older dogs are very grateful for the second chance they've been given and are very good at giving and receiving love.
- There's absolutely nothing like the smile you get from older dogs, especially dogs that haven't felt like smiling in awhile, but now have reasons to smile because you love them.
- Older dogs are looking for human companions who will value their wisdom and their slow pace. They have their very own special appeal.
- When you adopt older dogs, you can erase any unpleasant past experiences that they've had by loving them and caring for them.