Category Archives: Dog Advocacy

Pop Your Popcorn

From our good friends at Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary in Marana, AZ
From our good friends at Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary in Marana, AZ

Don’t you love the old lady glasses on the dog on the right – this is from a senior sanctuary after all! She needs a pearl chain holder for them.

Enjoy your holiday weekend with a family members-only gathering in the back yard, or at least #WearYourMask!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Pets of the Pandemic

Photo courtesy AKC
Photo courtesy AKC

Have you considered what would happen to your animals if you were suddenly hospitalized due to the coronavirus (or for any reason, really)? What if you died suddenly?

Not a topic any of us want to think about, but one which we must consider.

In New York City, they have a special team that feeds animals abandoned by owners in the hospital, and takes in the animals who have been orphaned by the virus. But most of us don’t live in cities large enough to have this kind of service. Continue reading Pets of the Pandemic

Adopt vs. Shop

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Bigstock.com

Did you read today’s Dear Abby? The letter writer brought up the age-old debate of adopt vs. shop when getting a new dog. To summarize, the writer was upset that people continually questioned her as to whether or not she rescued her new dog, implying that purchasing a purebred was to be frowned upon.

Abby’s response brought up two important points: Continue reading Adopt vs. Shop

Grey Muzzle Canine Hospice

When Nicola Coyle retired from nursing, she started a dog hospice in Mansfield, England to help dogs live their best lives at the end of their lives. At a cost of about 500 Euros per dog, she provides a trip to the beach, complete with ice cream, and a steak dinner at a local pub.

Ms. Coyle runs the program out of her home, with some dogs in foster care. She pulls them from shelters and keeps them until they cross the rainbow bridge.

What a great ministry!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: Not Quite A Milk Carton

Photo:  Rich Pronge/12News
Photo: WKYC.com
You know how they put missing children on milk cartons to increase the chances they will be found? Well Marika Meeks, founder of Incredibull Stella Rescue, thought it would be cool if rescue dogs had more exposure, too. According to a story on WKYC.com, she has partnered with her local Papa John’s franchisee to put adoptable dogs on pizza boxes throughout the Scottsdale, AZ valley.

Bubba, the first pizza box dog, was adopted within two weeks of his premiere.

What a great idea!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Employees of the Week

Stairfaces JosephsenNormally, you would go to the Facebook page of a flooring contractor to see the projects he’s worked on (which are spectacular, by the way), but in the case of Stairfaces and Josephsen Hardwood Floors, you’d be forgiven if you just went to the page to see his employees of the week. You see, he takes pictures of the dogs who live in the homes where he works, and publishes them with a short bio of why they are the best employees he’s seen that week. Continue reading Employees of the Week

Today is National Mutt Day!

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From the National Mutt Day website: National Mutt Day, also known as National Mixed Breed Dog Day, was created in 2005 by Celebrity Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige and is celebrated on both July 31st and December 2nd. National Mutt Day is all about embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs. The biggest percentage of dogs abandoned and euthanized is due to the constant over-breeding and public desire of designer dogs and pure bred puppies that are sold to pet stores supplied by puppy mills that often produce ill and horribly neglected animals. Continue reading Today is National Mutt Day!

AKC Pet Disaster Relief

From The Dog Lady’s Mailbag: AKC Reunite, the nation’s largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service provider, has announced that it will infuse $200,000 more in funds to complement money raised by AKC clubs throughout the country for the AKC Pet Disaster Relief program.

AKC Pet Disaster Relief, a national program that is dedicated to keeping pets and their owners safe in response to natural or civil disasters, joins forces with local American Kennel Club dog clubs and dog lovers to present emergency Pet Disaster Relief trailers to counties throughout the country. Continue reading AKC Pet Disaster Relief