August 15th is National Check the Chip Day

August 15, 2017

Microchip

Today is National Check the Chip Day, encouraging dog families to review the information contained on their dogs’ microchips, making sure everything is up to date. [Read more]

Hank and Fuzzy: A Love Story

August 9, 2017

Hank Fuzzy

When Hank, a 4-year old chocolate Labrador Retriever, came to live at the Fox Valley Humane Association, he was accompanied by Fuzzy, a purple stuffed hippo. The staff couldn’t resist having a little fun with the pair. Their Instagram post featuring this photo read, “If you aren’t ready for a 4 year old Chocolate Lab to come home when you adopt your fuzzy Hippopotamus…well, sorry, we can’t approve your application.” [Read more]

Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues Petland

July 26, 2017

Office Worker Boss DogThe Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals, announced the filing of a nationwide consumer class action lawsuit against Petland, a national pet store chain, and the chain’s Kennesaw, Georgia location. The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed in United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia alleging Petland violated the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act and Georgia RICO Act. [Read more]

Does Your Local Fire Department Have Pet Oxygen Masks?

July 25, 2017

Bakersfield rescue

Photo: BFD

Bakersfield Now is reporting that PETA will be presenting an award to the Bakersfield Fire Department for their role in the rescue of a dog from a residential fire last week.

The rescue was made possible because the Department carries pet oxygen masks on their fire vehicles. The masks were provided by a local Girl Scout troop who raised money for the donation.

Does your local fire department carry these life-saving masks? Find out, and if not, maybe you could start a GoFundMe account or some other type of fundraiser to provide them.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Help Pets for Patriots Fund Veteran Adoptions

June 27, 2017

TMR_patriotic 1_square

Two of my favorite topics: veterans and dogs. This fundraiser helps them both. Treat Me Right is raising funds to benefit Pets for Patriots, an organization that helps veterans adopt shelter dogs. [Read more]

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]

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