Category Archives: Dog Advocacy

Dog Rescued After Falling Through Ice

I know a lot of the US is receiving lots of snow and cold temperatures right now, and chances are that small ponds and lakes are frozen solid. BUT, you never know where the weak spots are. Several ice fishermen were just rescued in Minnesota today and in Wisconsin a few days ago. So, it’s time for my annual reminder to keep your dog away from the water. It’s no joke when they fall through the ice, even if the dog is normally a strong swimmer.

And please, if your dog does fall in, call the professionals to rescue him. You don’t need to fall in, too.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

No Puppies Under The Tree

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BigStock Photo

As Christmas creeps ever closer, it’s time for my annual reminder that puppies make lousy gifts. Like bunnies after Easter, puppies end up being abandoned in droves soon after the holiday excitement fades.

Although everybody loves a cute, cuddly puppy, many people aren’t prepared to have their carpets peed upon, and their shoes chewed up. Continue reading No Puppies Under The Tree

Wings of Rescue

When shelters are overrun and pets are in need, Wings of Rescue takes flight. Tito’s Handmade Vodka teams up with Wings of Rescue to support its mission of transporting pets from overcrowded shelters and disaster areas to safe havens and forever homes. With flights spanning state lines, Puerto Rico, and The Bahamas, this group has saved countless pets; and as long as there are dogs in danger, they aren’t stopping anytime soon.

What a great story for the holiday season!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: Yara / Island Pacific Dog Rescue Society / Qualicum Beach, BC

Yara BC

Meet Yara! This Australian Cattle Dog mix is a beauty. Here’s what her rescuers have to say about her: This beautiful girl is a sweetheart and will love you unconditionally! She absolutely adores people, is good with kids and is looking for an understanding family to make her own. Yara is a 45lbs Australian cattle dog, spayed, housetrained and estimated to be 2 years old.

She is almost completely deaf. She does respond well to visual cues, so with training, her lack of hearing could be easily managed. A home where she can be the center of attention would be ideal! She does like playing with well matched dogs, so one 4-legged companion might work (she can get overwhelmed around too many dogs and get defensive). She has no known history with cats, but is probably best suited to a home with no small animals. Continue reading Shelter Sunday: Yara / Island Pacific Dog Rescue Society / Qualicum Beach, BC

Pandemic Recession Hits Dogs


At the beginning of the pandemic, shelters rejoiced as people who were stuck at home began adopting dogs to keep them company. Now, however, as economic hardships are hitting home, some are being forced to surrender their dogs.

The ASPCA estimates 24.4 million animals will soon be living in poverty with their families due to the virus, a 21% increase since February. ASPCA research shows that a lack of affordable veterinary care and limited access to spay/neuter services are important potential contributors to pet relinquishment. They have launched programs and partnerships in Los Angeles, Miami and New York City to make veterinary care more accessible and affordable. Continue reading Pandemic Recession Hits Dogs

Shelter Sunday: Baby Blue / Out of the Woods Rescue / Little Rock, Arkansas

Baby Blue AR

Meet Baby Blue! Here’s what her rescuers have to say about this Husky / Shepherd mix:

Baby Blue was born after a pregnant dog was dumped in a rural part of Arkansas. We think she is a Shepherd/Husky mix. She was born around September 1st. Baby Blue has one blue eye, which makes her very unique! She has a very sweet personality. She will probably grow to be a medium to large dog.

Baby Blue has started her series of puppy shots & will be spayed and microchipped when she is a little older.

Baby Blue is currently a guest of Out of the Woods Rescue in Little Rock, Arkansas. If you’re lucky enough to be near Little Rock, why not contact the shelter to ask about Baby Blue and all of her friends. Here’s a link to their adoption application or you can call them at 501-503-0606 or 888-633-4442.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!