And this is why we say “no puppies under the tree”

January 7, 2019

From WLWT, the NBC affiliate in Cincinnati, this video speaks to the increase in the number of shelter pets that occurs right after Christmas, when dogs don’t meet the expectations of their new families. Or they pee on the floor. Or they chew up a shoe. Or they get in the garbage.

People need to do their research and make their own decisions about pets – that’s why they make terrible gifts.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

A Mega Deal for a Friend

January 6, 2019

PetulaFrom the Facebook page of my friend, Jamiley: Before today I had never been in the pound. Never been to the Humane Society either. I don’t know how people that work in these places do it every day. It ripped my heart out to see dogs “stuck” in cages. When the guy helping us opened up Petula’s cage all the other dogs started barking because they wanted out too. And every single one of them had something about it you could just fall in love with. I wish I could’ve chosen them all. [Read more]

Ohio Names Shelter Animals Official State Pet

December 18, 2018

Animal Shelter KennelI’m proud of my home state of Ohio. The Ohio House voted with a 78-0 vote on SB 86 which includes language sponsored by state Representative Laura Lanese:

“A shelter pet is hereby designated as the official pet of the state to raise public awareness of shelter animals.”

The measure still needs to pass the state Senate and be signed by the Governor, but it’s a start!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Giving Tuesday

November 27, 2018

Haven’t made a donation yet for Giving Tuesday? There’s still time! Pick out a local shelter or rescue and give them a little love today. Don’t know where to give? The ASPCA has a locator, and most shelters have a donation page on their websites.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Still Holiday Shopping?

November 27, 2018

adopt for xmasAn important reminder from Santa: #AdoptDontShop

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Major Biden

November 23, 2018

Major BidenThe Delaware Humane Association is pleased to announce the adoption of Major by Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill. The couple fell in love with the dog after fostering him in their home.

According to the Delaware Humane Association Facebook page, “Major was 1 of 6 puppies who were brought to DHA after coming in contact with something toxic in their home. Their original owner was unable to afford veterinary care so they surrendered. With the help of our friends at VSCD, together we provided lifesaving care, shared their story here and that we were looking for fosters for them. Joe Biden caught wind of them and the rest is history!”

What a great start to the holiday season!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month

November 12, 2018

Happy Elderly DogPetfinder.com is celebrating November as Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month.

“Think of a pet that is already trained and doesn’t chew or scratch everything in sight — a pet who will love you unconditionally,” said Kim Saunders, Petfinder.com’s Vice President of Shelter Outreach and Public Relations. “That’s what you get when you adopt a senior pet.” [Read more]

Remember Me Thursday Encourages Dog Adoption

September 26, 2018

Animal lovers around the world are uniting on September 27th, for the global movement known as Remember Me Thursday. We will light candles to shine a light on those waiting in shelters and rescues, and to remember those who have tragically lost their lives in shelters while hoping to find a home and family of their own. Help raise awareness! Light a candle of remembrance and post a photo using the hashtags #RememberTheRescue #RememberMeThursday. Together we can help make a difference and get the world talking about pet adoption.

What will you do tomorrow to help dogs get adopted?

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Fostering for Flo

September 15, 2018

Flo FostersRestoring my faith in the goodness of humanity.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Just Do It

September 10, 2018

Nike Adopt
The best of the Nike / Kaepernick meme one-offs I’ve seen so far.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog

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