Category Archives: Dog Advocacy

National Rescue Dog Day

Natl rescue dog day may 20

From National Day Calendar: (If you’re interested in days designated as national days of anything, this is THE go-to resource.)


On May 20th, National Rescue Dog Day recognizes all the benefits of allowing a four-legged canine to adopt you into their immeasurably lovable life.

According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year. When these abandoned and abused animals find their way to a shelter, each one needs a forever home and their potential is limitless. They’re rescue dogs. Continue reading National Rescue Dog Day

Humane Society Horrible Hundred Puppy Mills 2021

Photo:  HSUS
Photo: HSUS
From the Humane Society of the United States:

The Humane Society of the United States is reporting on problem puppy mills, including some dealers (re-sellers) and transporters. The Horrible Hundred report is a list of known, problematic puppy breeding and/or puppy brokering facilities.

It is not a list of all puppy mills, nor is it a list of the worst puppy mills in the country.

We provide this update annually, not as a comprehensive inventory, but as an effort to inform the public about common, recurring problems at puppy mills.

The information in this report demonstrates the scope of the puppy mill problem in America today, with specific examples of the types of violations that researchers have found at such facilities, for the purposes of warning consumers about the inhumane conditions that so many puppy buyers inadvertently support. Continue reading Humane Society Horrible Hundred Puppy Mills 2021

Petco Love Lost

It’s estimated that one in three pets will go lost during their lifetime — 10 million annually. And without a central place to report them lost or found, many may never be reunited with their families. At Petco Love, they’re determined to change that. They vow not to stop until every lost pet finds their way home. That’s why they created Petco Love Lost, a national resource that uses pet facial recognition technology to empower animal-loving communities to reunite lost pets.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Lost Dog Awareness Day

April 23rd is the day we draw attention to the plight of lost dogs and celebrate reunions. According to Lost Dogs of America, The tenacious efforts of the combined states’ volunteers efforts, along with over 600,000 fans have helped reunite over 125,000 dogs with their families since 2011. Getting lost dogs back home reduces stress on owners’, staff at shelters/animal control facilities, other dogs in the facilities, and ultimately saves taxpayers’ money. It also opens up kennel space for truly homeless dogs. Continue reading Lost Dog Awareness Day

Shelter Sunday: Rocky / Manitoba Underdogs Rescue / Winnipeg, MB

Rocky MB

Meet Rocky! This very large Boxer mix is 2 years old. Here’s what he has to say for himself:

Hey guys, my name is Rocky (like Rocky Balboa ‘cause we are both Boxers… get it?). I came into MUR’s care a year ago when I was injured and needing help. Continue reading Shelter Sunday: Rocky / Manitoba Underdogs Rescue / Winnipeg, MB

How Uncomfortable Is Your Dog?

From the Twitter feed of the League for Animal Welfare:

League for Animal Welfare
League for Animal Welfare

Dogs are typically excellent communicators – and it’s our job to pay attention to what they are saying!

They will give you lots of signs that they’re feeling uncomfortable. If you ignore their first signs, dogs may have to increase their level of communication until you hear them.

It is incredibly rare that a dog bites before giving you about 10 other signs that they’re in a situation that makes them scared or frustrated.

For your safety and theirs – learn those signs, and pay attention when they communicate them to you!

#dogbehavior #learntocommunicate

Good advice and a great graphic to help you remember.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Congressional Subcommittee Launches Probe into Pet Collars Reportedly Responsible for Killing Thousands of Pets and Harming Humans

BigStock Photo
BigStock Photo

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, sent letters to Elanco Animal Health Inc. and Bayer U.S. LLC seeking documents and information regarding the Seresto flea and tick collars, following reports that the collars may have killed thousands of pets and caused injuries to many more pets as well as humans.

“For so many Americans, pets are part of the family, and during the pandemic we are increasingly turning to them for comfort,” said Chairman Krishnamoorthi. “So, when a product is linked to the deaths of thousands of pets, protective action must be taken.” Continue reading Congressional Subcommittee Launches Probe into Pet Collars Reportedly Responsible for Killing Thousands of Pets and Harming Humans