Category Archives: Dog Charities

3rd Annual Make A Dog’s Day is October 22, 2021

Dogs with physical differences on the outside are still one-hundred percent dog on the inside. Maybe they’re missing an eye, or a leg, but they’re not missing heart. All this month, Subaru is proud to be celebrating shelter dogs with special needs. These incredible Underdogs may be the last ones to be adopted, but they’ll be the first ones into your heart. And, as this commercial demonstrates, these inspiring Underdogs can still do all the great things we love about dogs. Consider adopting today. Continue reading 3rd Annual Make A Dog’s Day is October 22, 2021

Braintree, MA K-9 Unit Receives Grant Following K-9 Kitt’s Death

Cain, a dog purchased by the Fortuna (CA) PD with the help of a grant awarded in 2020.  Photo:  AKC Reunite
Cain, a dog purchased by the Fortuna (CA) PD with the help of a grant awarded in 2020. Photo: AKC Reunite

AKC Reunite, the largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service provider in the United States, is pleased to announce a $7,500 donation to the Braintree Police Department in MA through its AKC Reunite Adopt a K-9 Cop matching grant program. Funds were raised by contributions from the South Shore Kennel Club and community members, with AKC Reunite matching donations at a three-to-one ratio. This donation comes in the wake of the death of K-9 Kitt, a 12-year veteran police dog with the Braintree Police Department who was shot and killed in the line of duty this past June. Continue reading Braintree, MA K-9 Unit Receives Grant Following K-9 Kitt’s Death

Fundraiser for Kabul Small Animal Rescue

Photo:  KSAR
Photo: KSAR
Help get pets out of Afghanistan as human evacuation continues.

Conditions are dire. Our animals are safe and we are still open and ready to help any animals that cross our paths! It is a dangerous time but the KSAR staff will not desert the animals. We are trying to get them to safety out of country and money is needed. Continue reading Fundraiser for Kabul Small Animal Rescue

LIFESAVING AKC PET DISASTER RELIEF TRAILERS DEPLOYED TO 50 LOCATIONS TO HELP DISPLACED PETS

Photo:  AKC
Photo: AKC

From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: AKC Reunite, the largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service provider in the United States, is pleased to announce the 50th deployment of its AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers. These life-saving trailers donated to local emergency management teams through the AKC Pet Disaster Relief program are available to dispatch to any local disaster scene that needs assistance sheltering pets. AKC Reunite has also provided funds to support the work of organizations that are saving and reuniting pets with their owners during natural disasters. Continue reading LIFESAVING AKC PET DISASTER RELIEF TRAILERS DEPLOYED TO 50 LOCATIONS TO HELP DISPLACED PETS

LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs in Surfside, Florida

As workers continue to pull human remains from the pile of rubble in the Surfside, Florida, condo collapse, the Lutheran Church has sent in their comfort dog team to give families and workers a big hug.

From the Twitter feed of We Rate Dogs:
LCC Comfort

A little more about Lutheran Church Charities’ K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry: Continue reading LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs in Surfside, Florida

RIP K-9 Aches

Photo credit:  Joe Albert
Photo credit: Joe Albert
From the Police K-9 Association here in Ohio: It is with extreme sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our own K-9 ACHES. [long A: A-keys]

Recently, Aches (4.5 years old) had fallen ill. After dedicated care at home, and travel to Columbus for expert advice, it was determined that he had an inoperable tumor on his spine.

Aches was one of the rare and special K-9s in that he was 100% work; however, when he was at home he was 100% a family dog. He leaves behind his dedicated partner, best friend, and Dad, Investigator McGilton, as well as his loving momma and his human sister. Continue reading RIP K-9 Aches

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!

Pet Food Pantries

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From the good folks at Alley Cat Allies, a searchable directory of food pantries that can help you feed your dog while stimulus / relief funds are stalled in Congress.

On the other hand, if you’re flush, you can follow the same link and scroll down to make a donation in support of Alley Cat’s work or use the directory to locate your local pantry and donate to them.

Although Alley Cat Allies is (obviously) focused on felines, most of these pantries assist with dog food as well as cat food.

As the virus surges, please, please, please #StayHomeStaySafe if you can.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Pandemic Recession Hits Dogs

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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