Category Archives: Dog Advocacy

Detroit: City of Stray Dogs

Rolling Stone photo by Photograph by Wayne Lawrence / Wayne Lawrence/Institute
I just finished reading a rather disturbing story in Rolling Stone about the city of Detroit. This once proud city has fallen victim to the economy is a way perhaps no other city on earth has. Aside from the human toll, the bad economy has caused an epidemic of stray dogs numbering in the tens of thousands.
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The Mutt-i-Gree Curriculum

Have you heard about this program for kids, developed through a collaborative agreement between Pet Savers Foundation, Yale University School of the 21st Century (Yale 21C), and the Millan Foundation? The lessons highlight the unique characteristics and needs of Mutt-i-grees,® dogs awaiting adoption at a shelter, while teaching children social and emotional skills.

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Aug 26th is National Dog Day

Founder of National Dog Day Colleen Paige started celebrating and publicizing this day in 2004 in memory and honor of the search and rescue dogs who worked at Ground Zero. She wanted to encourage people to adopt shelter dogs, and her efforts have now gone international with six countries participating in the celebration in 2011.

So, join with dog lovers around the globe this Sunday and celebrate National Dog Day by adopting a shelter or rescue dog. If you can’t adopt, consider fostering or donating.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Adopt a shelter dog or donate to a shelter.

Cesar Milan’s Pack Walk

Scooby-Doo, Cesar Millan and friends are headed to the National Mall in Washington, DC on September 29th, 2012 for the 2nd Annual National Family Pack Walk event. This is not your average walk in the park; they will be walking to save the lives of dogs at this year’s event.

Cesar Millan will kick-off the event with a 1.5 mile Pack Walk. Upon completion of the walk, attendees will return to the event area for an afternoon filled with fun, mystery, education and much more presented by Scooby-Doo, Mutt-i-grees®, North Shore Animal League America and other partners.

Not going to be in DC? There are also walks taking place in many states, as well as an online virtual walk so you can participate from the comfort of your easy chair.

All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Cesar Millan Foundation’s continued efforts to help rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abused and abandoned dogs.

Please participate if you can!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: Adopt a Dog / Save a Life, Toronto, ON

In honor of last weekend’s trip to Toronto, I’m featuring a Canadian shelter for the first time ever! Meet Barney! This beautiful Beagle mix is living in foster care with Adopt A Dog / Save A Life in Toronto, Ontario. Here’s what their website has to say about him.
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