Dog rescue facing charges after 261 dogs are seized

elaine | May 27, 2010

The owners of a dog rescue organization Florida face animal cruelty charges after authorities reportedly seized hundreds of dogs.
The sheriff’s office reports that deputies and animal control officers responded to the Mid-Florida Retriever Rescue Wednesday following an anonymous complaint. Officials began inspecting and removing dogs from the property. Many of the dogs were malnourished, infested [...]

Dreaded summer “storm stress”? There is help

elaine | May 26, 2010

It is thunderstorm season and for some dog owners this means sleepless nights and even destroyed homes from dogs that suffer from lightning and thunder anxieties.  Studies show that about 15 to 30 percent of all dogs are “storm stressed”.
 
As a vet, Nancy Dreschel knew many dogs that freaked out during thunderstorms—one panicked dog even [...]

New puppy mill bill introduced in DC today

elaine | May 25, 2010

In response to a scathing report by the USDA Inspector General critical of the government’s handling of puppy mill investigations, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator David Vitter (R-LA) today called for immediate changes at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) and promised to work with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack [...]

Summer safety tips for your dogs

elaine | May 25, 2010

Memorial Day weekend signals the unofficial start of summer, and The Humane Society of the United States reminds people to start thinking about how the warm weather will impact pets. Whether taking a walk, a drive or just hanging out in the backyard, there are extra precautions that people can take to keep their four-legged [...]

Fences could be the answer for breed bans, what do you think?

elaine | May 25, 2010

Good fences make good neighbors, and good pets. That’s the city of Garland Texas’  thinking with a new requirement for pit bull owners.  Starting Aug. 10, pit bull owners must have a sturdy fence that is at least six feet high when measured from the ground.
The rules state the following:
* The fence must be made [...]

Surfing dogs take over San Diego

elaine | May 24, 2010

Surfing USA for dogs hit Imperial Beach again in San Diego over the weekend.

A screening of the Marmaduke movie followed. More than hundred guests and their dogs came to the screening, including many who competed in the competition earlier in the day.  Among them was George the Great Dane , the 200-pound dog who played [...]

Lovable mutts coming to an AKC show near you

elaine | May 24, 2010

When you think of dog shows, you think of perfectly coifed purebreds strutting their stuff, but things are a changing.
After 125 years of its existence, the American Kennel Club is letting mutts, or “All Americans,” compete in AKC shows in their own category as part of their  “Canine Partners” program. The mixed breed dogs won’t [...]

Dreampower is in urgent need for fosters.

elaine | May 20, 2010

Dreampower Animal Rescue is in urgent need for foster homes for their animals.  They are  receiving 40-50 calls a week from people who need to surrender their animals for whatever reason and due to not having enough room they have no choice at this point but to turn over 90% of them away.
Right now they [...]

Another happy hour to help hounds

elaine | May 20, 2010

Come out and help All Breed Rescue in Colorado Springs tonight!
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Hold the bluberries please!

elaine | May 19, 2010

Today I read a little blurb about a dog food company that is creating a new dog nutrition bar that they are trying to patent.  The doggie nutrition bar isn’t a new concept, in fact they have been around for years, but what caught my eye are the other products that the company has been [...]