Category Archives: Shelters

Shout Out to the Greg Biffle Foundation for Animals

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!

Dogs on the Bonnie Hunt Show

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.)

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PetSmart Adoption Weekend

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!

How are dogs euthanized in your state?




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.

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