Amy Elliot-Meisel is an animal rescue advocate and animal lover. She is a Marquette University alumna currently working at Rush University.
How Do You Bond With A Shelter Dog?
If you are bringing home a new shelter dog for the first time, it may take some time to get them to warm up to you. This is completely normal since the dog hasn’t been around you since they were a puppy. With some patience and persistence, you will eventually develop a bond with your new pet.
local animal rescue initiatives and foster shelter animals.
It is perfectly normal to not bond with a rescue dog at first. They may be intimidated by people if their previous owners were neglectful or ab...
How To Say Goodbye To A Foster Dog
If you are new to animal fostering, one of the biggest challenges is eventually having to say goodbye to your foster pet. Animal fostering is a temporary situation until the animal gets adopted into their forever home. Obviously, you will develop a bond with the dog you have been taking care of, so how do you say goodbye?
Enjoy the time you have left before your foster pet goes to their new family. Take them out on a walk and give them extra pets.
If you are nervous about sending them off wit...
How To Help A Scared Rescue Dog
Welcoming a rescue dog into your home is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful if your new dog is afraid of people. Even the shyest of dogs will warm up to you eventually and become a part of the family.
animal rescue initiatives and fostering shelter dogs. As someone who has experience with rescue dogs, she shares her tips for helping a scared dog.
The first step is remembering to have patience. Getting a shy or fearful dog to warm up to you is a process. Dogs can be fearful due to ...
Do You Get Paid For Fostering Animals?
As shelter animal fostering is a volunteer activity, people do not generally get paid for this. And that’s not the reason most people do it anyway! They do it purely for the love of animals, but it is important that you know that before you decide to go into animal fostering. If you are thinking about any kind of career involving animals, such as a veterinarian, pet sitter, or actually working at a shelter, then pet fostering can help you get some experience around animals.
Even though you wo...
How Long Does Animal Fostering Last?
If you have a passion for animal welfare, you may have thought about fostering pets, such as dogs or cats. Animal shelters can often be overcrowded, and fostering animals can help provide them with extra care that a shelter may not be equipped to provide. Before you get into animal fostering, you probably have a lot of questions.
The length of time you could have an animal in your care can vary depending on the circumstances. If the foster pet is a baby or needs help with behavioral issues, y...
What Does Fostering Animals Mean
If you are someone who cares about animals, you probably know that there are so many pets living in overcrowded shelters all around the world who need a good loving home. Every year in the United States, around 6.3 million animals enter shelters and 920,000 shelter animals are euthanized.
Fostering pets is different from pet adoption because you are providing temporary shelter for the animal until they can be adopted by their forever family. Pet fosterers are needed desperately for a variety ...
Amy Elliot-Meisel Animal Care & Pet Sitting
Animal Lover and Animal Rescue Advocate Amy Elliot-Meisel is currently offering pet sitting for cats and dogs. Amy regularly provides foster homes for dogs and cats at her local animal shelters.
Amy Elliot-Meisel is a proud pet lover. She’ll be the first to tell you that she loves all animals. But if you ask anyone who knows her, they’ll tell you just the same. She is proud to say that as much as she loves animals, they love her too! She has never met a pet who wouldn’t warm up to her. She be...
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Amy Elliot-Meisel is an Animal Rescue Advocate. A proud supporter of the Adopt, Don’t Shop campaign, Amy is passionate about encouraging others to adopt cats and dogs into their family.
Training & Academics
Amy Elliot-Meisel is a proud graduate of Marquette University College of Arts & Sciences. She maintains her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in History and Sociology. During her time at Marquette, Amy remained active on campus. She maintained leadership roles at the Marquette Wire, Marquette...
What To Know About Bringing Home A New Cat
It is normal for cats to want to hide for a while when you first bring them home. Give them a space for themselves where they won’t be bothered so they can have the space to adjust.
Place their litter box in their room so they can use it without being disturbed. It is common for cats to not use their litter box at first, so this can help avoid that.
Try to avoid having a lot of guests at the house for the first week or so after you bring your new cat home. Having lots of people around can str...
Amy Elliot-Meisel is an Academic Program Coordinator at Rush University. In her free time, Amy enjoys volunteering at local animal rescue events and fostering animals at home.
5 Reasons To Adopt, Not Shop
If you are thinking of bringing a new pet into your family, you have two options. You can either purchase a pet from a breeder or you can adopt one. According to the ASPCA, 34% of dogs are purchased from breeders in the United States.
You are helping to prevent the overpopulation of animals. There are already so many pets that live in shelters, waiting to be adopted by a loving family. Going to a breeder means that a shelter animal doesn’t find a home.
You won’t be supporting animal cruelty. ...
6 Tips For Bringing Home A Rescue Dog
Here are a few tips for bringing home your rescue dog:
Do some research on the common breeds of dogs. That way, when you go to choose your new furry friend, you will have an idea of what their temperament will be like, even if it’s a mixed breed.
Choose a breed with traits that will fit in with your lifestyle. The last thing you want is to have to return your dog to the shelter if you find that you can’t care for all their needs.
Don’t be afraid to ask the shelter staff for help with choosing...
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Professor’s Office Hours
If you are in college right now, it is so important that you take advantage of all of the resources that are available to you. One of these resources is your professor’s office hours. Professors are required to be available a certain amount of hours each week so that undergrads can come in, ask questions, and discuss class material. If you haven’t gone to meet your professors yet, you should!
Do not be afraid. New undergraduates are typically a bit shy about meeting their professors and will ...
5 Tips To Juggle Your College Schedule
College can be super stressful, especially if you are starting college for the first time. You are on your own as an adult for the first time, and suddenly you have to take on a lot more responsibility. On top of classes, many people also take on part times jobs – not to mention you need to balance your social life and all those clubs you want to join!
Find a way to keep track of everything going on. Whether it is a physical or digital planner, you need to write down your class schedule, club...
What Not To Do In Your First Semester Of College
Moving away from your parent’s house and going off to college for the first time is a huge transition. The first semester and year of college are full of new and fun experiences, but can also be really difficult for people while they adjust.
academic advisor, she provided individual advising sessions and taught a class called First Year Success. Here are the top xx things that you should not do during your first semester of college:
Take too many classes. Even if you are excited about all the...