“There are no dogs who need a heavier hand—there are only trainers who need more knowledge and a lighter touch.” This is how Nicole Wilde ends her article “Do Some Dogs Need a Heavier Hand?” If you have, or know someone who has, a difficult dog, this article could help. You can read the full [...]Read more
Who We Are
Welcome to the official website of CANINE GUARDIANS FOR LIFE, INC! Incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2003, to date we've rescued and placed over 650 dogs into loving homes in NH and surrounding areas. High-kill shelters in other parts of the country routinely euthanize millions of terrific companion dogs each year. One at a time, CGL rescues individual dogs from such facilities and rehomes them with loving forever families.
If you have room for a great new canine companion in your heart and your home, please browse our website for more information to learn how you can help through adoption, fostering, or donations. The more dogs we are able to place, the more dogs we will be able to save! So spread the word!
We're very proud of our new website and will be updating it frequently. Thanks for visiting, and please return again and again!
Judith Apy, Founder
Do you love dogs? Do you sometimes wish you could help by fostering, but are afraid that it won’t work out well? Fostering is one of the most rewarding things a dog-lover can do. Dogs are amazing creatures. When shown love and affection, they are almost always eager to please. Human companions find that their [...]Read more
Just because the snow is coming and the weather is getting colder doesn’t mean your dog needs to get any less exercise. While continued walks and romps in the snow are ideal for physical exercise, there are also a lot of ways to mentally tire your dog out inside your home! As is often reported [...]Read more
by Laura Gendron, Miss Behavior There are many tools out there for walking your dog and there is one in particular that is worth mentioning. The pinch collar. Most people either love them or hate them, or at least the concept of them. Being an advocate for your dog and his needs and behaviors, I [...]Read more