Network pets, share links, ask questions, tell us what you and your pets have planned for the weekend, etc. Anything (animal related) goes.
Network pets, share links, ask questions, tell us what you and your pets have planned for the weekend, etc. Anything (animal related) goes.
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I am not a Black Friday Shopper, but this year I took my Senior GSD out to Tail Waggerz (a locally owned holistic pet food store) and we made a stop at Petco (she loves to pick out “cookies” from their treat bar). It was a fun way to spend Black Friday and by the time we went out (9:30am), everyone else was home in bed from shopping all night long. I might have to make it a tradition… :)
Excellent idea! I spent Black Friday hiding from the neighbors since, on Black Friday 2010, they brought me a puppy.
What happened to the pup? I looked for an update but didn’t see one.
Oh. In that case:
UPDATE: Pup still here! Is generally charming, loves to cuddle, awful mommy guarder and compulsive herder. Available to ANYONE WITH A CHECKBOOK.
(Last part is humor, although she is available, for reals.)
Here’s a random idea I’ve had: Recently a low-cost vet clinic opened up next to a major retail store and I thought it might be a good idea if the clinic were to have some kind of black friday special. People could take their pets to the vet and leave them their (especially for spay/neuter), go shopping and after shopping pick up their pet.
Dogs on Facebook Looking for Love & Forever Home
Please share the album or the individual dogs. Pages are linked, plus page URLs are listed.
Beautiful dogs… can the contact information be added to each dogs profile?
I would like to know you tips for getting the ^($@*# lazy dogs to help out around the house. I feed them and care for them, and they don’t lift a paw to do anything beyond looking cute and making me laugh.
The house needs to be cleaned, the Christmas lights need to go up, and those two laze around the house all day, leaving it all for me to do.
My cats ‘help’ me with everything. Believe me, it’s not the better option!
Obviously more beatings are needed.
Cargill has just announced a recall of Professional, River Run & Marksman dry dog foods, due to aflatoxin:
… what with Iams, now wondering if a major ingredients supplier’s corn is what’s been affected, rather than faults at individual plants.
Wonder away – they’ll never tell.
Sadly, that’s almost certainly true.
What would you wager the corn’s from China?
Surely you meant to add “with someone else’s money” in there b/c if we’re talking about MY money – not one penny.
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A short tribute to my folks in keeping with the theory that story telling is good for the soul.
My son Ethan and I are grieving the loss of one of your year old guinea pigs, it is winter here in the UK and they boys have a hutch inside a brick shed deeply bedded up with an old quilt over the front. Went to feed them and noticed Max was lying still and had passed over during the night. So we buried him this morning and we both cried. Ethan was insistent if I took Max to the vets that he would be made better. So I had to explain and told him that pets and furry creatures have their own special heaven with a beautiful coloured bridge named Rainbow Bridge. I have taken Max’s brother Paddy into the house earlier tonight to give him some affection as I did often with both guinea’s and I left the room and Ethan held Paddy, I listened at the door as he spoke gently and told Paddy that sadly Max has died and gone up to Jesus. It was so endearing.
On a brighter note, we are 26 days away until our Romanian stray dog arrives in the UK. We are going to be adopting Sasha who is a German Shepherd cross breed. She is a beautiful looking dog with the famous GS colouring.
She was on the streets of Bucharest, amongst her friends, all hungry and looking for love and affection.A lady was feeding Sasha or Skinny as she was known as. She was little more than a bag of bones. She was there every day same time everyday and often the other dogs would pinch her food which she never fought over. The lady and her friend got Sasha off the streets and away from the danger that lurks.
Romania is a cruel place for stray dogs, cats and indeed horses. Animal welfare is not high on the list. Some sectors are not too bad but the majority are just awful. The vicious dog catchers are brutal in their methods, and after that the dogs fate is decided with either poisioning, starvation, being put to sleep, beatings, shotgun, or whatever they feel like. And this happens in shelters.There are pictures and videos on youtube that show exactly what things are like. Just look up Botosani shelter May 2011, over 200 dogs were beaten and shot to death, some vaccinated and had homes and foster homes waiting for them. The dogs were meant to be unwell with some “disease” yet no tests were done and no results have ever been seen, their bodies cremated along with the non-existent evidence. Look up Romanian Stray Dogs, Danube Delta horses. I have a couple of videos on there. We all did a wall of faces telling what we thought about the plans for euthanasia for the dogs. But they perform silent votes, they do anything possible to make it right for what they want to do.
There are a lot of good people in Romania who risk their own lives to help some of the dogs, yet the law is against them. If a neighbour makes a complaint a squad of dog catchers and police (they are all corrupt and work together) will go and physically remove any dogs and if anyone objects they will be beaten and arrested.
Please have a look at the youtube videos and you will see for yourselves. There are so many angry Romanians that do not see why the world has to see what goes on inside its country. They will get angry and rude and deny it all. But the videos are all there, I have seen many photographs too.
Thank you and carry on youbiscuit with this brilliant thing you do. Through you we can be made aware of animal cruelty within these vile hellhole shelters. Together we can do something. I truly admire the whistleblowers who give evidence and take film footage of what goes on. The animals need people who care.
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I just finished reading the following plea for help and it tore my heart out. What scares a dog so badly that she screams when anyone approaches her? Just the thought that she’s been so traumatized makes me ill. Is there anyone reading this blog that can help?
The person who rescued her from the pound isn’t able to keep her as her foot is broken.
I too have been following this story, I can’t personally help, but I am sharing this plea on Facebook. It has to be the perfect home, not a kennel or in boarding. I’m fostering a dog right now that has never lived inside of a home. With lots of patience, gentle words, a soft touch, and consistency, this dog will trust.. maybe for the first time ever. Please.. all of you.. send out e-mails, if your on FB.. share with your friends. Sharing saves lives.. Fostering saves lives.
I just heard about this guy out in CA (via Huffington Report – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leighton-woodhouse/dogs-on-death-row_b_1132308.html) who spends every waking hour of his life documenting and trying to save Pits in the Carson Animal Shelter in LA. He’s amazing. http://www.swaylove.org
I am just one of Josh’s FB friends… His photos are amazing…. WTG Josh…
Josh Liddy at Sway Love is amazing. You should visit his swaylove.org site. Not only does he advocate for Pitbulls, He seems to be an ally in the shelter reform area’s to. His shelter reform blog roll at his site links to Nathan Winograd and the No Kill advocacy center. But it’s his story about his dog Sway (who he honors daily with the work he does at the Carson shelter and elsewhere) that is one of the most beautiful pieces ever written about the human animal bond and grieving. It helped me immensely this year when I lost my dog. It’s featured on Stubby Dog and so enjoyable:
And I wanted to add that the Huff Post article mentions most of the animals will end up in the gas chamber which gave me major pause since CA outlawed it back in 2001. Either this writer is wrong or Carson shelter needs a lawsuit against them.
And sorry for the back to back comments but I am at work now and trying to squeeze these in without getting caught but un-related to the above Mayor Wharton just posted on his blog about MAS. He’s such a douche but atleast they lowered adoption fees for the yappy hour.
Just read the Huffington Post about Josh Liddy and his rescue work with swaylove – if they made a movie about this man they couldn’t supply enough kleenex. Brave, kind and good.
Also – Huffington Post author of the article, Leighton Woodhouse – in the comments section states Carson Shelter uses lethal injection.
Thanks Mary, I just saw he revised it in th ecomments and asked his editors to revise it in the story as well.
I also forgot to add a link to the Memphis Mayor Wharton’s blog
want to add – maybe with this major attention via Huffington Post the Carson Shelter will consider the No Kill equation and become a No Kill shelter.
sorry for the recent spamming. I didn’t send intentionally. appropriate actions taken on my part.
I don’t know how else to post this, so please don’t complain. The photos did not come through, and Zelda (at the end) is NOT THE CONTACT. I can forward the photos of any of these dogs to interested parties. C’mon, save a life gor Xmas!
These dogs need some help:
Rome, GA~Beyond Urgent Dogs & Puppies Given Reprieve~1 more chance~Begging on bended paws! Please Help these sweet innocents!
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Rome, GA~Please Crosspost like Crazy!!!
Urgent Dogs & Many Beautiful Sweet Puppies Given Reprieve~(from whatever “crime” we will never know…because everyone one of them is innocent, a victim of ignorance and indifference)
1 more chance~Please Help!
PLEASE CROSSPOST! PLEASE FORWARD~PLEASE NETWORK AS QUICKLY AS
POSSIBLE ON BEHALF OF THE DOGS AND PUPPIES OF FLOYD COUNTY ANIMAL
CONTROL IN ROME, GA who were given a reprieve this morning, December 7th,
and one more chance to find rescue.
REPRIEVED DOGS AND PUPPIES ARE THE
MOST URGENT IN THE SHELTER as it is very rare that the shelter is able to give
dogs a second reprieve! Reprieved dogs are held as long as space allows,
but if the shelter fills rapidly, IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO GIVE THEM
UNTIL THE USUAL CUTOFF TIME OF 4PM ON TUESDAY! IF SPACE RUNS
OUT THEY WILL BE THE FIRST TO DIE!
Please consider these dogs and puppies VERY URGENT! If you are able
to rescue any of them, please do not wait to make your offer!!!
Among the dogs on this post in urgent need are a litter of simply adorable
and very little pittie mix babies and a gorgeous boxer mix boy who
where held for a rescue that did not come for them. They are released
NOW to find other rescue. These very little and young puppies have
been at the shelter now for about ten days and truly should leave as
soon as possible!
ALL OF THESE DOGS AND PUPPIES
MUST HAVE AN OFFER
BY THE SHELTER
BY 4PM EST ON TUESDAY,
DECEMBER 10TH OR THEY WILL DIE!
Yes, you can rescue dogs/puppies/cats/kittens from FCAC if you are not on
the approved list of rescues or you are out of state! But you must have a
rescue on the approved list pull for you! Staff at the shelter cannot give
you a referral to a rescue to pull for you–BUT THE VOLUNTEERS CAN AND
WILL! There are volunteers who can pick up dogs/pups from the shelter
for you and take them to local boarding!!!
Please do not contact this poster or click reply–I am unable to assist you
in anyway to rescue the dogs and puppies — I will not be online and will
absolutely never see your offer in time!!! PLEASE CONTACT THE PERSONS
Please contact all parties below, so no one misses an offer:
and firstname.lastname@example.org (@hotmail.com)
and email@example.com (@yahoo.com)
YOU MUST USE the ID NUMBERS TO SAVE THEM
YOU MUST PUT IN THE SUBJECT LINE”RESCUE OFFER ”
OR WE WILL MISS THE OFFER OF RESCUE /ADOPTION AND THEY WILL BE KILLED
– PLEASE DO THIS CORRECTLY – THEIR LIVES DEPEND ON IT !!
GORGEOUS PUREBRED ENGLISH SETTER, 9 YEAR OLD SENIOR
COURTESY POSTING – MADELINE IS NOT AT THE SHELTER
BUT IS IN URGENT AND IMMEDIATE NEED OF RESCUE/ADOPTION!
I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots,
good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
This is Madeline. She is a beautiful 9 year old English Setter that is in desperate need of a new home. Her caregiver can no longer care for her and she is living outside on borrowed time. If you are interested in adopting her, please contact Rebecca Harshman at (205) 242-1815
or the rescue coordinator for ARF.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (@gmail.com)
phone: (706) 844-6652
2650 – JACK – Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd Mix Large Male Adult
Jack has been reprieved for a second time!!!! He is
the most urgent dog in the shelter!!!
Please, please save his life!
HE LOOKS SO SWEET–BUT HAS LITTLE CHANCE OF BEING SAVED.
IT IS SO HEARTBREAKING TO LOOK AT THE LONGING ON HIS FACE!
He was someone’s dog and you know he is waiting and hoping
and watching for them to come and take him home — and you
know they are never coming back.
Will they think of him on Wednesday morning?
Do they miss him?
He is so sad!
JACK IS ALREADY NEUTERED!
Available for adoption 11/29 and for rescue on 11/30
2655 Boxer Mix Large Male Young
This absolutely gorgeous boxer mix boy was held
for a rescue all last week but his rescue did not come
for him and he is in urgent need of rescue now!!!
Available for adoption on 12/3 & for rescue on 12/4
2675 Labrador Retriever Mix Large Male Adult
BEAUTIFUL BOY REPRIEVED ON 12/7 TO GIVE HIM
ONE MORE CHANCE TO FIND RESCUE!
PLEASE SAVE HIS LIFE THIS WEEK!
He is really a beautiful dog–look how trustingly he lays his chin
in the palm of the hand holding up his head. His cage
is so narrow there isn’t room for a bed for him.
He is not going to be adopted from the shelter–but there
are people who would love to adopt him!
Please give him a chance to find them!
Available for adoption on 12/3 & for rescue on 12/4ttp://www.adoptapet.com/pet6521398.html
2696 – MACK – German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix
REPRIEVED ON 12/7 – Mack URGENTLY NEEDS
RESCUE THIS WEEK!
MACK is adorable–look at those beautiful eyes of his, and
his tall ears. Someone loved him once but where are they now?
Please save Mack–he will make someone so happy if you do!
Large Male Adult
Mack is available for adoption on 12/4 & for rescue on 12/5
2685 American Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix
Large Male Puppy
Tiny pittie X baby was on hold last week but
his rescue did not come for him and he is in need of
2685 is current on shots and good with other dogs!
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Meant to say Save a life FOR Xmas…