Foster and Rescue Resources for Puppies

Please find downloadable, shareable handouts that are free for fosters, rescues, and shelters to use to educate fosters and volunteers on how to care for, handle, and help puppies over 3 weeks (not bottle babies–we have a set of resources specifically for newborn puppies). These handouts are very summarized versions of content published in full […]

Sanitation: Cleaning and Disinfection Protocols for Rescues and Shelters

While it can be time-consuming and daunting at first glance, establishing sanitation procedures and protocols is critical to better-protecting the health of all animals housed within a shelter or rescue, especially those more vulnerable populations (like sick, elderly, and/or young residents). Ideally, the rescue should have information about what areas and surfaces need to be […]

Puppy Vaccination Schedule for Rescues and Shelters

A well-researched and effective vaccination schedule is key to preventing disease outbreak in a rescue or shelter environment due to the number of animals coming in that have no medical history and/or have never been vaccinated.1 This is especially important in organizations taking in puppies, which are especially vulnerable and contraction of contagious diseases can […]

Puppy Dewormer Schedule with Dosage and Minimum Age Requirements

It’s important to establish a puppy dewormer schedule and deworming protocol to ensure that they do not get overburdened with intestinal parasites as they develop. There are different types of deworming medications on the market, so it is important to select one that is appropriate for the puppy’s age and the type of worms it […]

About Christine

Christine Mielke has fostered over 100 dogs and puppies and assisted with countless more through volunteering at local rescues and shelters. She is an experienced medical foster who has worked with cleft palate puppies, dying and premature newborns, and critically ill and injured puppies.