Blog — Adoption

Ales for Tails 2016

Leah Twitchell

Tags Adoption, donation, Getting Involved, Giving Back

Ales for Tails 2016

We are very excited to be a vendor at Ales for Tails this year! Please support the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland by attending this dog-friendly beer festival. Join us on October 8th from 2-5pm at Thompson's Point for locally-brewed beers, food truck delicacies, socializing with humans and partaking in activities with canine friends. Each admission includes tasting tickets for the brewer booths. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend at no additional cost. All money raised will directly support the 4,000+ homeless and displaced animals the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland cares for every year. Get...


Saving Freya: It Takes A Village

Leah Twitchell

Tags Adoption, Getting Involved, Giving Back, paying it forward

Late night scrolling through Instagram can apparently change your life in an instant! It was about 11:00 at night when I saw this face come up in my feed:  Something about this dog spoke to me, and I impulsively made a comment that I would adopt her (having just broken up with my boyfriend the day before and ready to embrace FULL DOG LADY STATUS). The following conversation ensued:  theevolveddog@mrsyobe I would take this dog if you know of someone who can help transport. mrsyobeWill be coming back July 27th or so & would transport for you@theevolveddog call me tomorrow...


Volunteering Is the New Therapy

Leah Twitchell

Tags Adoption, Getting Involved, Giving Back, paying it forward

I made a commitment in 2015 to volunteer weekly at my local animal shelter, and it's one of the best decisions I've made this year. I spend about an hour and a half each Wednesday at the Kennebec Valley Humane Society walking dogs, doing laundry and spending time with the cats. It's honestly like taking a vacation from my life! I leave my phone locked in my car and just chill out with the dogs and cats who need a break from their cages, some exercise and some TLC. You'd be surprised, even folding their laundry is relaxing. If there's one chore at...


Are you a volunteer?

Are you feeling inspired? Do you love to volunteer? Share your stories with us! We are starting a new column on our blog called "Spotlight on Volunteers." Leave a comment or Contact Us Here if you'd like to write a blog post or be interviewed. Our goal is to inspire others to get involved!  


The Truth About Cats and Dogs

Leah Twitchell

Tags Adoption, Cats, Natural Dog Training, Pit Bulls

When I first brought home my boxador, Sophie, she was about 12 weeks old and my cat was about 3 years old. I had no worries because I knew my cat, Pascalina, would stand her ground and “train” the puppy. However, when I adopted Eva the Diva, my pit-mix, she was already three, and I knew from working with her a bit that she had a very intense prey drive. She absolutely loved chasing and biting anything that moved, mainly tennis balls, but she had also done some bite work. And I had seen that when she had an object...

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