Category: Blog

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Aggression in Cats

Aggression in Cats At Great River Rescue, we get a lot more calls about aggressive behavior in dogs, than we do cats. However, aggressive behavior in cats can be just as detrimental, and can...

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Bringing Home a Kitten

Bringing Home a Kitten Whenever we have kittens at the shelter, it becomes a pretty popular place. More volunteers come in when there are kittens, and we get plenty of interested adopters too. If...

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Door Dashing in Dogs

Door Dashing Does your dog dart for  the door as soon as it cracks open? Keeping your dog from rushing through the door and running around the neighborhood can be stressful. It can be...

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Counter Surfing in Dogs

Counter Surfing in Dogs Dogs jumping up on the counters to snatch a snack or chase the cat can be one of the most frustrating issues dog owners deal with. Like other behavior issues,...

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Lil’ Miss

This story is about our youngest of three rescue pups Lil’ Miss. She’s an amazing dog who loves to train and who loves to play and cuddle with her two big brothers Smash and...

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Scratching Behavior in Cats

Scratching Behavior in Cats Anyone who has had an indoor cat, read a few Garfield comics, or knows someone who has had an indoor cat, knows that cats tend to scratch things. It seems...

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Destructive Behavior in Dogs

Destructive Behavior in Dogs One of the most common reasons for dogs to be surrendered to a shelter, is for destructive behaviors. A dog that is destroying furniture and other household items can not...

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Keep Your Cat Off the Counter

Keeping Your Cat Off the Counter If you have a cat, you’ve had trouble keeping your cat off the counter. We’ve all been there. Some of us have maybe given up altogether. But, believe...

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Litter Box Issues (Part 1)

Litter Box Issues (Part 1) Having a cat that isn’t the litter box can be one of the most stressful and frustrating issues to deal with for a cat owner. Sometimes, it cause people...

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Adding a Second Cat

Adding a Second Cat One of the most common questions we get at the shelter deals with adding a second cat to the family. We all hope that bringing a new cat home will...