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All posts by Mugdha Dokhale

TAPACT Answers: What Happens to Border Pups If We Don’t Buy Them?

July 16, 2021 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog, TAPACT

:Nicole Young, for TAPACT Image: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMLS9vrjTZA/  One of the most common questions we get from fellow TAPACTivists and puppy lovers alike is what happens to the puppies being sold at the border if we don’t buy them?  While we can’t make any guarantees, here are the most likely outcomes:  They could be sold. Puppy vendors

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What to Do When You Spot a Puppy Seller

June 30, 2021 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog, TAPACT

:Nicole Young, for TAPACT  Image: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3SEqc9FOK2/  At TAPACT, we are dedicated to inspiring cultural change around the treatment of dogs and end the unethical commerce of our four-legged friends. One of the ways that we hope to achieve this goal is by working actively to stop the sale of puppies at the border.  If you’ve

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#AdoptDontShop – Five Benefits of Adopting

June 14, 2021 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog, TAPACT

:Jaquelin Yang, for TAPACT  Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKp3hpjHeG7/  It’s exciting to see that #adoptdontshop is more popular than ever on social media, but for those still on the fence, let’s take a look at some of the biggest benefits of adopting from your local shelter or non-profit.  You are saving a life The ASPCA states, “Each year,

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Mama Knows Best – The Dangers of Early Separation

May 21, 2021 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog, TAPACT

:Nicole Young, for TAPACT Image: https://www.treehugger.com/animal-news-4846084 One of the many problematic things about the illegal peddling of puppies at the border is that these dogs are typically just four to six weeks old when they’re put up for sale, but research suggests that puppies should stay with their moms and siblings for at least eight

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Purchasing a Pup? Here’s How to Spot a Scam

May 7, 2021 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog, TAPACT

:Connie Huynh, for TAPACT Image: https://www.instagram.com/p/CGOPFjYDdk4/  Welcoming a new puppy into your home is an exciting but major life decision, and you want the best possible outcome for you, your family, and your new furry friend. We strongly encourage looking into adopting from a rescue first—adopting saves lives by drastically decreasing the rate of euthanization

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S&N: The hottest term at TAPACT

February 19, 2021 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog, TAPACT

:Jacquelin Yang, for TAPACT If you have recently welcomed a puppy or kitten into your family, it’s important to add spaying and neutering to your new pet’s veterinary calendar.  It might be tempting not to spay or neuter your pet because the idea of having your own puppies and kittens sounds cute. However, bringing new

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Tiki’s tail: The reason we TAPACT

February 5, 2021 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog, TAPACT

:Nicole Young, for TAPACT Meet Tiki – a sweet, spirited pup with a uniquely patterned nose and the cutest puppy dog eyes.  Tiki was sold at the border to an unsuspecting family on November 14. The puppy peddlers put him in a festive costume and stood in the border crossing line until someone couldn’t pass

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Puppy illnesses to watch out for!

January 26, 2021 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog, TAPACT

: McKenzie Lowe, for TAPACT Bringing home a new puppy is one of life’s most exciting experiences! Puppies are little angels, full of affection and curiosity. But, it is important to make sure they are happy and healthy.   Puppies are more vulnerable to illness than adult dogs. Unfortunately, the dangers increase for puppies if they

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6 Apps for First-Time Dog Owners

January 7, 2021 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog

Image courtesy of Rawpixel :Guest Article by Tyler Evans of Dogzasters.com. If you’re a long-time dog owner, you already know that caring for a pet is more than just regular feedings and belly rubs. However, if you’re getting a dog for the first time, you may just be finding out about everything that’s involved. Caring for

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Canine Leptospirosis-What You Need to Know

December 11, 2020 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog

: Christie Roening, for TAP Leptospirosis can be a serious, HIGHLY contagious, potentially lethal disease that could harm your beloved pup! San Diego is experiencing an outbreak of leptospirosis through doggie daycares, dog parks, and other dog hangouts. Read on for important information regarding causes, signs and treatment.  Of course, you should ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR

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