Valentine’s Day Bonus Meme

February 14, 2018

Val Day GrayFrom Peppermint Pig Animal Rescue near Cincinnati.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Life is Like…

February 14, 2018

Val Day Chocolates Happy Valentines Day to you and all those you love from doggies.com and breeders.net!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

MLK Jr. Day

January 15, 2018

Dogs

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2017

Nativity

All of us here at doggies.com and breeders.net wish you the merriest, most blessed Christmas ever!

Remembering Those Who Won’t Be Home for Christmas

December 24, 2017

HolsteredThis picture tickles me, but it is a good reminder that not everyone gets to come home for Christmas. Please remember our service K-9s and their handlers in your prayers tonight.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

The Reality of Shelter Euthanasia…AKA…No Dogs Under the Tree!

December 23, 2017

EuthanasiaFrom the Facebook page of Shelter Dogs Rock: I died today. You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now. Some other puppy will get the barely used leash you left. My collar was dirty and too small, but the lady took it off before she sent me to the Rainbow Bridge . Would I still be at home if I hadn’t chewed your shoe? I didn’t know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. I was just playing. You forgot to get puppy toys. Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. [Read more]

Tuesday Top Ten: Dogs Ready for Christmas

December 19, 2017

Continuing our series from Bored Panda, pets who are helping us get ready for Christmas. If you’re a cat lover as well as a dog lover, check out the whole series.

Rocking the ugly  Christmas sweater

Rocking the ugly Christmas sweater

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Thursday Top Ten: Dogs Ready for Christmas

December 14, 2017

From our friends at Bored Panda, a look at just some of the ways we get our dogs ready for Christmas. Look for more pictures from this series next Tuesday, our normal Top Ten day. (There were just too many for one post! In fact, if you count, you’ll see I’ve put more than 10 on this one.) BP Xmas 1 [Read more]

No Puppies Under the Tree

December 13, 2017

First ChristmasIt’s time for my annual rant about not giving puppies as Christmas gifts. When you add a dog to your family, you are making a 10 – 15 year or more commitment. And you cannot make that commitment for someone else. If you are not going to be willing to take care of the dog yourself, do NOT put the burden on someone else.

Unfortunately, this picture is an all-too-frequent occurrence. Dogs are dropped off at shelters because they are unable to meet the unrealistic expectations many people have. Let’s face it, puppies are pretty irritating – they pee and poop on your rugs, they chew up your stuff, and they dig holes in your yard. I always think if puppies weren’t so cute, the species would never have survived this long.

On the other hand, if you are a responsible adult and want to add a dog to your family, you might tell the kids the dog is for them, but you need to be the one who makes the commitment. Kids cannot drive the dog to the vet, walk him or her during school hours, pay for care and feeding, or do many of the things your dog will require. There’s nothing wrong with expecting your child to feed, water, and walk the dog as a way of teaching responsibility, but you have the final accountability to make sure there is dog food in the house and the child remembers to do the chores every day without fail.

Don’t forget to check out the dogs at your local shelter or rescue organization before you decide to buy from a breeder. You can search our database of adoptable dogs, powered by PetFinder, to locate your next furry family member.

*Stepping off my soapbox now.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Happy Hanukkah!

December 12, 2017

Hannukah dogs

Wishing you and yours the most blessed of Hanukkah seasons, from all of us at doggies.com and breeders.net.

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