Saturday is Clear The Shelters Day

August 16, 2018

NBC and Telemundo stations around the country will team up with hundreds of shelters on Aug. 18 for the fourth annual Clear the Shelters animal adoption drive.

Since 2015, over 150,000 animals have been adopted at this annual event. Maybe you can find your new family member this weekend. Adoption fees are often waived or discounted at participating shelters. Find the closest participating shelter.

#AdoptDontShop

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

No Dumping

July 19, 2018

dumpingI’m a member of several pet-lovers groups on Facebook, and I have been absolutely heartbroken lately at the number of animals who are being rehomed or who have been just dumped. I may be preaching to the choir here, but please, for the love of God, don’t take in an animal on a “trial” basis. When you adopt a pet, he or she should become a member of your family. I know sometimes situations change, financially and otherwise, but I just feel so badly for these pets who are losing all they’ve ever known.

*stepping off my soapbox now*

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Chewy Comes Through for Katy P

July 14, 2018

Chewy for Katy PIf you’ve been a long-time blog follower, you may remember my singing the praises of Chewy.com. Not only are they always a little cheaper for items I buy all the time (like hundreds of dollars worth of food for my animals every month), they are also very caring. You may have seen the donations they give to the shelter organizations featured on Animal Planet, like Planned Pethood Plus (Dr. Jeff).

The flowers shown here were sent to the Humane Society of Richland County (Ohio), which is caring for a cat named Katy P. [Read more]

Chained Pit Bulls Rescued by Hope for Paws

July 11, 2018

Another heartwarming rescue video from our friends at Hope for Paws.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Rest Well, Peter

June 11, 2018

Peter

Peter Buongiovanni 3/15/73 – 6/11/18

Those of you who have been with doggies.com and breeders.net for a long while may remember Peter Buongiovanni, who was a co-owner of the company until just a few years ago. It is with great sadness that I announce Peter’s passing at about 4 pm today. He was a wonderful photographer, web designer, and graphic artist. He’s the one who designed the site and who hired me way back when to write this blog.

In the beginning, I interacted with Peter only through email, but felt an instant kinship with him. At some point I got it into my head that I needed to meet face-to-face with Peter and a couple of his friends (for whom I had also done some freelance work), so I drove from Ohio to Ontario. I stayed in a nearby bed and breakfast, and was looking forward to going into the city for a cookout at Peter’s house, followed by an event downtown. As I was getting ready to go, my B-and-B hosts said they’d always wanted to attend this particular event, so I invited them to come into the city with me.

Peter didn’t even blink when I showed up with two extra guests for the cookout – that’s the kind of person he was. So gracious and giving. He loved dogs, and he loved life. His death leaves a big hole in my heart.

Rest in peace Peter. I will miss you forever.

RIP Alejandro

June 4, 2018

Detroit is known for many good things, but Smile Of Dog Pomeranian Spitz. Portrait Pomeranian Smiling Dog.now, unfortunately, their airport is known as the place where Alejandro the Pomeranian died on a layover from Arizona to New Jersey. [Read more]

Honoring Your Dog’s Life

May 29, 2018

With Memorial Day yesterday, I wanted to share some suggestions from I Heart Dogs on ways you can honor your dog after he or she passes over the Rainbow Bridge. [Read more]

Can You Break In to Take a Dog Out of a Hot Car?

May 23, 2018

Bored Dog In A Car WindowFrom the Animal Legal Defense Fund:

Only 12 states — Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Florida, Ohio, Vermont, Oregon and Tennessee — allow “good Samaritans” to break a car window to save an animal.

Almost all of those states require “good Samaritans” to contact law enforcement before breaking into the car. [Read more]

Happy World Vet Day!

April 28, 2018

Doctor Veterinarian At ClinicHuge shout-out to those who have dedicated their lives to making life better for our furry (and feathered and scaly) friends. Especially those of you committed to keeping your prices low or offering low-cost spay/neuter clinics to those of us who have more animals than money or sense! (Says the lady with five cats, a dog, and heading out this afternoon to pick up three orphan kittens for bottle-feeding.)

PS – Animal Planet is running marathons of all of their vet shows today, if you’re a fan like I am!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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!

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