Do You Live Near Greeneville, Tennessee?

April 6, 2018

NewsChannel 11 is spreading the word about the Greene County, Tennessee animal shelter, which is up to its ears in dogs. A county resident died recently, leaving behind 60 dogs in need of foster and / or adoptive placements. The shelter is also looking for donations of cash, food, and other supplies.

Please help if you can!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Update on United Airlines

April 5, 2018

Military Times is reporting that United has updated its pet policy to allow service members to get their large animals home from Guam. [Read more]

Unexpected outcome of the United Airlines dog debacle

April 2, 2018

Over the past several months, United Airlines has been in the news with horrible stories about their treatment of dogs. A dog died after being forced to fly in an overhead compartment, then three dogs were loaded onto incorrect planes and sent as far away as Japan. As a result, the carrier has suspended all animal shipments while it tries to get its act together. While that seems like a good thing, there has been at least one unintended consequence: a Coast Guardsman is now facing a $31,000 bill to fly her English Mastiff, George Jefferson, home from Japan! [Read more]

Tuesday Top Ten: Female Dog Names from 2017

March 20, 2018

Cowgirl Bulldog PuppyFrom the client database of Rover.com, here’s the list of the top ten names people used for their female dogs in 2017.

Bella
Lucy
Daisy
Luna
Lola
Sadie
Molly
Maggie
Bailey
Sophie

The only one that surprises me is Bailey. How about you?

Check out last week’s post to get the male perspective.

Until next time,
Good day and good dog!

Tuesday Top Ten: Male Dog Names from 2017

March 13, 2018

Male PuppyEach year, Rover.com analyzes data taken from its clients to determine the most common dog names in any particular year. Here’s the list for boy dogs from 2017:

Max
Charlie
Cooper
Buddy
Jack
Rocky
Oliver
Bear
Duke
Tucker

Are any of your favorites on the list?

Check back next week for the top female names.

Until next time,
Good day and good dog!

Saturday Survey: Dog Cloning

March 3, 2018

rp_Saturday-Survey-Graphic-350x2331-350x233-350x233-350x2331-350x233-350x233-350x233-350x233-350x233.jpgBarbra Streisand recently announced in a Variety interview that she had cloned her Coton de Tulear Samantha by removing some skin from her tummy and some DNA from her cheek just before Sammie died. The result was four puppies, one of whom died, and one who was given away to a close friend.

Streisand now shares her life with Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett, as well as an unrelated dog named Miss Fanny. She says, You can clone the look of a dog, but you can’t clone the soul. Still, every time I look at their faces, I think of my Samantha…and smile.

Not everyone thinks cloning is ethical. Some say it messes with what should only be the purview of God. What say you?

Would you consider cloning your dog?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Puppy Rescued from Freezing Lake

February 8, 2018

 Matt Duckham pulled his mother and his 8-month old German shepherd out of an icy cold pond after his dog accidentally fell in and then his mother fell in trying to save the dog, in Columbia Township, Mich.,on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (Claire Abendroth/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP) The Associated Press


Matt Duckham pulled his mother and his 8-month old German shepherd out of an icy cold pond after his dog accidentally fell in and then his mother fell in trying to save the dog, in Columbia Township, Mich.,on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (Claire Abendroth/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP) The Associated Press

From US News: Patches, an 8-month old German Shepherd thought the pond in his back yard looked pretty inviting. He didn’t stop to consider that it’s February…in Michigan.

When he fell through the thin ice, the matriarch of the house followed, and she soon fell through, as well. [Read more]

Tragic Fire at All Breeds Animal Rescue and Adoption

January 24, 2018

All breeds
From the Dothan Eagle: Firefighters in Daleville, Alabama were called to a residential fire at about 2:00 am Tuesday morning; they arrived to find the roof fully engulfed. [Read more]

More Cold Weather Dog Woes

January 4, 2018


I hate to be a Debbie Downer about it being too cold outside for dogs, but this story from Columbus, Ohio’s Channel 4 is heartbreaking. The cold is projected to continue tonight and tomorrow across much of the country. Please bring your dogs in!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Texas Shooter Had Past Animal Cruelty Charge

November 7, 2017

The Denver Post is reporting that Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley previously had an animal cruelty charge in southern Colorado. Witnesses say he beat a dog with his fists, and Kelley was cited for animal cruelty by El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies on August 1, 2014. [Read more]

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