Why Shaving Your Dog’s Fur Doesn’t Make Him Cooler

June 22, 2017

dog heat mapTake a look at this temperature map showing the effect of shaving off fur. It doesn’t make a lot of sense at first because it appears to show that the skin temperature on the shaved portion of the dog actually has a cooler temperature than the part with the thick, heavy fur. In fact, this really IS correct! [Read more]

Glad I Live in The Land of The Free

May 17, 2017

Photo:  Newsha Tavakolian for The New York Times

Photo: Newsha-Tavakolian-for-The-New-York-Times

Here’s a story from the NY Times that may set your head spinning, like it did mine. On Friday, the city of Tehran, Iran will hold elections for its city council. A local veterinarian is running for one of the 21 seats. So far, so good, but keep reading. [Read more]

Firefighters Rescue Siri the Border Collie

May 15, 2017

Photo courtesy Anne Arundel County Fire Department

Photo courtesy Anne Arundel County Fire Department

From NBC4 in Washington, DC: Maryland firefighters had an interesting rescue run over the weekend when an 85-pound Border Collie named Siri fell into a 8-foot sinkhole near Annapolis.

Although it was deep, the sinkhole only measured about 2-feet by 2-feet, making it tricky for the firefighter to be lowered into the hole to get the dog. But, 90-minutes later, they were able to get the dog to the surface.

Siri was very much in need of a bath, but was otherwise fine.

Kudos to all the firefighters who took the time to care.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Do you remember Lana the Labrador?

May 11, 2017

Photo from Rescue Dogs Match

Photo from Rescue Dogs Match

From Fox32 in Chicago:

Lana, a 3-year old yellow Lab, gained fame as the Saddest Dog in the World when a picture of her in her kennel was widely circulated in 2015. She was adopted after that, but was returned to the shelter less than a year later when she snapped at her adoptive mom. She’s now on a short list for euthanasia due to over-crowding at the shelter and has until May 20th to be pulled from the shelter. [Read more]

April is National Greyhound Adoption Month

April 19, 2017

For the eighth year, The Greyhound Project celebrates April’s National Adopt-A-Greyhound Month with a national public relations campaign promoting greyhound adoption public service announcements.

What can you do to help these magnificent dogs? [Read more]

11-year old rushes to the defense of Pit Bulls

March 30, 2017

Pit Bull Standing

Check out this sweet letter to the editor from a young one named Ryleigh Johnson. Sometimes, pre-teens have more sense than we so-called adults do.

To the editor:

I am 11 years old and I love all dogs. In your “Pit Bull Bites Jefferson County Sheriff’s Arm” article, why couldn’t you just write, “Dog Bites Jefferson County Sheriff’s Arm?” Pit bulls are mistaken for mean, fighting dogs. They can actually be a loyal and sweet breed – they are my favorite.

If a golden retriever bit a sheriff you would not point out the breed like you did for the pit bull. They don’t need any more bad publicity. We need to work together to change the way people think about pit bulls so we can save them instead of making people more scared of them.

Many pit bulls are euthanized because of people like you. You should write an article about the next Chihuahua who bites someone.

I’m not sure which paper this appeared in, but kudos to the writer!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

California Dog Revived After House Fire

March 28, 2017

Crystal Lamirande via AP Photo

Crystal Lamirande via AP Photo

From ABC News: When Crystal Lamirande returned to her Santa Monica apartment and found it was on fire, she tried desperately to get to her 10-year old Bichon Frise Shih Tzu mix dog, but couldn’t get through the smoke to find him. [Read more]

Second Chance at Life

March 16, 2017

Sweet story from WEWS of a dog left out in the cold to freeze to death, now getting a second chance at life as a comfort dog for firefighters, right here in Stark County, Ohio.

So nice to see a happy ending!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Puppy Treated for Heroin Overdose

February 23, 2017

Photo:  Carrollton PD

Photo: Carrollton PD

From the Carrollton (TX) police department’s Facebook page:

Our many thanks today to Dr. Stacie Fowler and the staff at North Texas Emergency Pet Clinic for nursing this honorary K-9 back to health.

A-shift patrol officers found the puppy suffering from a drug overdose Saturday. Pup was left in the floorboard of a truck in the Home Depot parking lot while its humans were busy inside switching price tags.

Humans were arrested for heroin possession and for fraudulent destruction, removal, or concealment of writing. Puppy is on way to full recovery from opiate overdose and is back in the care of The City of Carrollton Animal Adoption Center.

I know heroin has become a terrible problem most everywhere, but seriously, WHO GIVES HEROIN TO A PUPPY??? Once again, I’m forced to ask What is wrong with people? I’m so glad an arrest was made.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: Cupid’s Valentine Miracle

February 12, 2017

Photo:  Ernest Doroszuk / Toronto Sun

Photo: Ernest Doroszuk / Toronto Sun

A little different take on our normal Shelter Sunday feature.

The Toronto Sun is reporting on Cupid, a Great Pyrenees-mix puppy found abandoned in the garbage. Cupid was born without front paws, but has now been fitted with prosthetics by Janice Olynich at Pawsability in Leaside. [Read more]

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