Owning a Dog Can Prevent Allergies

21 Jun

Being a puppy owner requires MULTIPLE sacrifices… you don’t have nice things on low shelves, you lose a favorite pair of shoes to their teeth… your carpet is covvverrredddd in hair, well you get the picture. But we may have to thank our dogs for all the shedding that they do. According to some research done on homes with pets, children who grow up with a pet in the house are less likely to develop allergies! There’s more of the “scientific” information in the article if you’re interested, but I just thought I would share a bit of information! 🙂

http://healthland.time.com/2012/06/20/why-having-a-dog-may-keep-kids-asthma-free/

Would a human do this for another?

20 Jun

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57456761/hero-dog-prompts-womens-shelter-to-accept-canines/

Car Accident that Turns an City Into a Family

18 Jun

Reading this story was truly a roller coaster. First she wrecks with multiple animals in her vehicle, but then, social media takes over and the search begins for each and every animal until they are all found. INCREDIBLE story that you must read for yourself. The power of social media is unmatchable.

http://petsweekly.com/index.php/en/all-about-dogs/61-dog-stories/700-a-tale-of-tragedy-and-hope

Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?

18 Jun

This girl is so inspirational. She has discovered her love of animals at a very young age, as well as an interest in politics! What a great combination and a true story of speaking for those who can’t speak for themselves. The United States Bill of Rights was created to protect our basic rights as human beings and they have protected us for over 200 years. Don’t you think that our animals deserve the same sort of respect? Well Clarisa Merkatz thought so. She wrote an essay about the “Woof of Rights” which states four important rights that she believes dogs should have, and she’s right.

1. the right to adequate gear related to their jobs (and dogs do work!)

2. the right not to be subjected to dangerous product testing

3. the right to basic care and annual medical checkups

4. the right to a local park where they can play.

Hey, we have to start somewhere, right?! Read the article and share it with your friends. I knew I had to!

http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/06/5th-grade-student-creates-bill-of-rights-for-dogs/

Cuddle Bug in the Morning!

16 Jun

Isn’t she so cute?

Foster Pet of the Day

16 Jun

YesBiscuit!

Submitted by reader Terri who writes:

Miss Bea is a eight-ish year old border collie mix with a touch of chow (the tongue doesn’t lie).  She came to us after a national group did a rescue at a local hoarder.  Miss Bea was at their temporary shelter when she started to give birth and they asked us to put out a call for a foster home.  The ease with which Miss Bea raised her puppies leads us to believe this was not her first litter; thankfully it is her last, and we were pleased to be able to help her raise these puppies in luxury.

Despite an old injury from being hit by a car, Miss Bea was apparently a dominant force in the pack of dogs at the hoarder home.  However, she has settled in quite nicely at my house and gets along with all of the dogs we…

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It’s Getting Hot!!

16 Jun

You need to make sure and keep your dog cool.

Staying busy with pets

The hot Holiday weekend is over. Now let’s try to get some ideas for the rest of the summer. With the temperatures rising you and your pets are going to need something to cool down with. Easy and inexpensive water toy for your dogs is an old hose. Take the hose poke a bunch of holes in it and turn the water on. When the dogs are running around the back yard they will be able to cool down and get their exercise. And if your dogs are anything like mine they are going to be going crazy trying to catch the water as it comes out of the hose. This can keep them busy for a while and I don’t need to worry about them getting sick from the heat.

Another cool summer toy is freezing some of their existing toys. Yes it is exactly like it sounds. Take…

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