In my opinion, no White House (or any other house) is complete without a dog. After Champ died and Major went to live with family friends due to a few biting incidents, the White House may have seemed a little empty. President Biden’s brother and sister-in-law solved the problem by gifting the President with a new puppy for his birthday in November. Enter Commander, a German Shepherd like his predecessors. The 3-month old will soon be joined by a cat, according to Dr. Biden.
If you haven’t been following the news, you may not know that British Columbia (as well as much of the US Pacific Northwest) are being hammered by flooding. I came across this today on my Twitter feed and wanted to share:
If you don’t need their help, please help them financially if you can.
From the good folks at THV11 in Little Rock: Getting to work on public transportation can sometimes be a headache. But in one of Europe’s largest cities, commuters say a canine companion is lifting everyone’s spirits.
When people are asked how much they think it will cost to have a dog in the family, most think they will not incur expenses in excess of $6,500 over ten years. Boy howdy, is that wrong! This graphic from CNBC shows it could be more than seven times higher!
We are heartbroken to share that Pet Alliance’s Orlando location was damaged by a devastating fire last night. We are very sad to report that we lost 23 cats to the fire, but firefighters and staff were able to save ALL of the dogs.
All of the saved animals will be transported to the Sanford location for assessment and care. We appreciate the community’s outpouring of support. If you wish to make a donation you can do so on our website. We will let the community know what other help we need as we move forward.
UPDATE: After last night’s devastating fire at our Orlando location, we were able to save a total of 45 cats and 26 dogs. This includes four additional cats that shelter staff discovered this afternoon. We are heartbroken to report that we lost 13 cats and there are 4 still missing. Staff will be setting up traps at the location in the hopes of locating the missing 4. Continue reading Shelter Fire in Orlando→
From the American Humane blog: National Service Dog Month, a time devoted to raising awareness and showing appreciation for the extraordinary work service dogs do every day for the people in their care. Join us in celebrating and honoring these special heroes who dedicate their lives to help their human companions.
Service dogs are specially trained to perform specific tasks for people with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. They can be trained to retrieve objects, assist with balance, give seizure or diabetic alerts, or assist those with psychiatric disabilities. They also serve our nation’s wounded warriors suffering from conditions including Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury. Service dogs provide companionship while inspiring confidence and they live to serve and assist their handlers. With the help of a service dog, humans can better manage disabilities and live fuller lives. Continue reading September is National Service Dog Month→
From Doylestown (Wayne County, Ohio) Police Department:
Jet is our retired K9. She is a black German Shepherd and lives with her handler in the State St./Romig Rd. area. She managed to escape from her crate and out a partially open window/screen sometime Sunday evening. She is friendly, but by this time she is probably scared. Please share this post with anyone who may live, work, or travel in the State St./Romig Rd. area. If seen or located please do not attempt to capture, contact our dispatch at 330.658.2771, and ask to be connected to the officer on duty. A reward is being offered.
AKC Museum of the Dog CEO and Executive Director, Alan Fausel interviews AKC President and CEO, Dennis Sprung on how the American Kennel Club coordinated efforts to assist the SAR handlers and dogs at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.Continue reading 9/11 Remembered: Search and Rescue Dogs→
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