Category Archives: Dog Safety

Firefighters Rescue Siri the Border Collie

Photo courtesy Anne Arundel County Fire Department
Photo courtesy Anne Arundel County Fire Department

From NBC4 in Washington, DC: Maryland firefighters had an interesting rescue run over the weekend when an 85-pound Border Collie named Siri fell into a 8-foot sinkhole near Annapolis.

Although it was deep, the sinkhole only measured about 2-feet by 2-feet, making it tricky for the firefighter to be lowered into the hole to get the dog. But, 90-minutes later, they were able to get the dog to the surface.

Siri was very much in need of a bath, but was otherwise fine.

Kudos to all the firefighters who took the time to care.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Limited Recall of Blue Buffalo Canned Dog Food

BlueFrom the Blue Buffalo website:

February 13, 2017

Dear Pet Parents,

I am writing to inform you of a recent development concerning a very limited number of cans of one of our wet dog food diets. Last week, we were notified by one of our suppliers of the possible presence of aluminum in one of our production runs. Continue reading Limited Recall of Blue Buffalo Canned Dog Food

Refuting Allegations of Abuse on A Dog’s Purpose Movie Set

On the Ellen Show, Dennis Quaid discussed the controversy about possible dog abuse during filming. Quaid wasn’t present during the part of filming purporting to show the abuse, which was shown on an apparently heavily edited TMZ clip; however, he says he didn’t witness any hint of abuse while he was on-set.

Don’t believe him? Here’s a post from author W. Bruce Cameron’s Facebook page, about the alleged abuse: Continue reading Refuting Allegations of Abuse on A Dog’s Purpose Movie Set

Guest Post: Keeping Your Dog Safe on Halloween

Halloween Pumpkin Dog Isolated On BlackToday’s Guest Post is written by Paige Hawin, a lifelong pet keeper, animal shelter volunteer and German Shepherd lover. She currently works in the UK with pet transport specialists PBS.

For many of us, Halloween is one of the biggest holidays of the year. In 2015 Americans spent an astonishing $7.9 billion on Halloween, which works out to $93.42 per household. With 64% of us reputedly celebrating Halloween each year. It’s all too easy to get caught up in all the fun – and to forget about our beloved dogs.
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