Thinking about Adopting a Puppy for Christmas?

"Tails of Courage" Holiday Dog & Puppy Adoption Events in Stamford and Norwalk. Click for information.

Tails of Courage would like to wish everyone a wonderful Holiday Season.

Adopting a puppy for Christmas is a very controversial area within the rescue community.  We feel that since many people are going to buy or adopt a puppy as a gift for the holiday, it is important to help the families make a responsible decision and choice regarding their new dog or puppy.

Adopting a dog is a lifetime commitment, not just a few months while the puppy is cute and cuddly.  After that puppy chews to shreds the ribbon you so lovingly decorated him or her with, and then moves on to pull on the tree, eat an ornament and has a puppy mess on the floor...that little fuzzy gift becomes a reality.

Your family will all want to hold the new puppy and will likely attempt to feed it table food continuously.  We work with adopters to avoid panicking and falling into these problem areas so that the dog or puppy can make an easy transition into the family.

We are happy to help people locate a veterinarian who can be trusted, a kennel for boarding and grooming, and to answer questions and help match adopters with a trainer.....all before the puppy becomes a gift. 

We have partnered with Petco and Petsmart for our holiday events, and Santa will be present to take pictures!  

Tails of Courage wants to help everyone find their forever furry friend and family member.  But we want to make it very clear that an animal is a responsibility not to be taken lightly.  All of our dogs are fixed, up to date on shots and microchipped.  We also provide certificates for a free veterinary check up with one of our trusted veterinarians.

The holidays are a great opportunity for the rescue community to educate about animal safety and responsible adoptions.  We welcome families to come to the adoption events, even if they are not yet ready to adopt, just come and ask questions.  Meet the dogs, play with the dogs, thank a volunteer!  We look forward to the opportunity to meet everyone this Holiday Season! 

Upcoming Adoption Events:

  • Tails of Courage at PetSmart Norwalk, Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 525 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk, CT 12:00 noon - 2:00pm

  • Tails of Courage at PetSmart Stamford, Sunday, Dec. 16th, 288 West Ave., Stamford, CT  12:00 noon - 2:00pm


Tails of Courage is a non-profit animal rescue organization committed to rescuing dogs from shelters. We are entirely funded by donations and depend on volunteers. Find us on PetFinder or Facebook Holiday Adoption Events are sponsored by Immigration Law Offices of Cynthia R. Exner

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