Kudos to Nascars Greg Biffle and his wife Nicole on their foundation to help companion animals. According to their website, the foundation was created in 2005 “to create awareness and serve as an advocate to improve the well-being of animals by engaging the power and passion of the motor sports industry. Financial support for the foundation comes from a variety of sources including individual contributions, NASCAR Pets calendars, and the sale of various racing and other sports memorabilia. ”
The calendars look really neat – I’ll have to remember to buy one for 2010. They also offer other merchandise such as T-shirts, caps, and dog dish holders made of granite – very attractive!
The foundation makes grants to animal shelters and humane societies around the country to represent the best interests of animals.
Greg and Nicole have four dogs – Foster and his daughter Gracie, a pair of Boxers who are very familiar to race fans across the country. Foster even graced the front of a Milk Bones box in 2004. The latest addition is Savannah, who was rescued from a Georgia shelter. Not sure who the fourth one is.
They both serve on the board of Iredell Friends of Animals, trying to increase the number of pet adoptions and decrease the number of animals that must be euthanized each year.
What a worthy cause!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
Do any of you watch the Bonnie Hunt Show? I’m not so much into talk shows, but I have become hooked on this one since I’ve been home recovering from my surgery. One of the things I most love about it is that she is such a dog lover! As you saw from yesterday’s post, she apparently searches the Internet for dog-related video clips to air on her show. Yesterday, the clip showed dogs playing Nerf basketball – too cute! The best part was the cat lying right under the basket – “No defense at all,” Bonnie says, as the cat sleeps through the whole thing. (Still looking for the clip on YouTube so I can post a link for you.)
Continue reading Dogs on the Bonnie Hunt Show
Well, doggies.com fans, I’ve gotta say, I’m a bit disappointed. I think you might be too when I show you the results of the last two Saturday surveys.
Continue reading Report on Dog Shelter Surveys
Last week’s survey about adopting from dog shelters drew our biggest response ever, so I had to ask the follow-up question: Do you donate to dog shelters? Since so many of you say you adopt, I’m curious as to the payback ratio!
Continue reading Saturday Survey: Do You Donate to Dog Shelters?
Received this today from Cynthia Sharpley about a fire at a rescue home in Mississippi. Sure sounds like they could use our help!
Continue reading Fire at Dog Rescue Shelter
I find this truly hard to believe. A man in Frederick County, MD, asked his friend to “watch” his 75 (yes, that’s right, 75!) dogs, then took off.
Continue reading Homes Needed for 75 Maryland Dogs
Those of you who read this blog regularly may remember that I work for a major Midwestern US electric utility. They made me so proud today, I had to share it with you!
Continue reading Be on the Lookout for Abandoned & Neglected Dogs
If you are looking to add a new furry friend to your family soon, why not go to PetSmart this weekend. They are sponsoring A Second Chance for Love adoption weekend February 13 -15, 2009 at all of their stores, in cooperation with Hills brand dog foods. The goal is to find homes for 13,500 pets in need. They suggest you call your local store to check on what times the adoption agencies will be in each store.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
Not a topic we like to think about, but we all know that dogs are put down when shelters become over-crowded. Do you have any idea how your state carries out the euthanasia? In North Carolina, apparently, they use a gas chamber, which brings to my mind Nazi Germany’s death camps. Not terribly humane, and apparently, not always effective, as this beautiful little puppy was pulled alive from the shelter’s garbage can.
Continue reading How are dogs euthanized in your state?
AS OF JANUARY 20TH, THIS DOG HAS BEEN PLACED IN A WONDERFUL HOME.
Are any of you Washington readers looking for a new Yorkie to add to your home? I received this e-mail from Belinda of Spanaway, WA.
Continue reading Yorkie needs a Washington State home