Direct Pet Adoption through

October 18, 2017

Adopt me.Stray dog looking for owner.Animal helpHave you seen the new online community called Here’s why their company thinks this is a good idea:
Because Dogs and Cats Go Directly From One Good Home To Another. [Read more]

Should Pet Stores Be Required to Sell ONLY Rescue Animals?

October 15, 2017

Pet Group
From the LA Times: California recently passed a law (AB 485) prohibiting, on and after January 1, 2019, a pet store operator from selling a live dog, cat, or rabbit in a pet store unless the dog, cat, or rabbit was obtained from a public animal control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals shelter, humane society shelter, or rescue group. [Read more]

Gumby, the shelter dog who refused to be adopted

October 8, 2017

Photo source:  Charleston Animal Society

Photo source: Charleston Animal Society

The Animal Channel carries the story of Gumby, a white hound who was found wandering the streets and was taken in by the Charleston Animal Society. Over the course of two years, he was adopted no less than ELEVEN times, but kept either running away from his adoptive homes to return to the shelter (three times) or being returned by his adopters because they could not keep him contained (eight times). [Read more]

Adopt, Don’t Shop

October 3, 2017

AdoptThanks to the good folks at Noah’s Bark Dog Biscuits for this important reminder that October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month.


Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Ways You Can Help Harvey Animal Victims

August 30, 2017

praying dog

If you’re looking for a way you can help, here are some resources: [Read more]

Rescuing Dogs from the Flood

August 29, 2017

Betty Walter

Photo by Betty Walter of Long Drive Dog and Cat Hospital in Houston. Here’s the caption from Betty’s facebook page:
To these amazing guys that help me and some of my neighbors dogs that I rescued. I was worried there was too many dogs on the boat and it would tipped over. I told them I would stay behind and for them to make 2 trips. They said NO we are taking all and you. We had 21 dogs on this boat. No place for any humans on this boat. We had to walk in water over my head to get out.

Please I am going to need help if you can donate.

So many people and animals in need. I’m so glad Betty was able to find help to get her dogs out.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Red Cross Adds Pet-Friendly Corpus Christi Shelter

August 25, 2017

dog on beach

If you haven’t yet found a place to ride out Hurricane Harvey, please be advised the Red Cross is opening a shelter that will accommodate your pets. The Weather Channel isn’t offering the shelter location, but I can give you this contact information for the Coastal Bend chapter: [Read more]

Helping Animals in the Path of Hurricane Harvey

August 25, 2017

Dog walking with umbrella after autumn rain

If you’re thanking your lucky stars you don’t live in southeastern Texas, you might want to consider putting some money where your mouth is. Austin Pets Alive! is assisting shelters in the path of Harvey with getting as many animals as possible to safety. They need your help, including the following. [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]

Spay Neuter Grants Available

August 1, 2017

Many golden retriever puppy lovely in a gold basket

If you work for or have a soft spot for spay / neuter programs, you need to know that PetSmart Charities is accepting applications for spay/neuter program grants during the month of August.

Acceptable uses for the grant money include:
Clinic improvement/equipment (under $50,000)
Mobile spay/neuter clinics (under $50,000)
Subsidized spay/neuter programs
TNR programs
University spay/neuter programs
Municipal shelter pet spay/neuter

Apply at PetSmart Charities.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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