Saturday, December 29, 2007

Pets: No Expectations

"Pets make the best companions because they will never be mad at you or expect things of you like people. Often times a lot of people are discouraged from buying pets because they can be an expensive initial investment depending on what you want, but there is a great way to get a pet that is inexpensive and for a good cause - pet adoption!"

"There are approximately 200 pets awaiting adoption at the Humane Society of Northeast Florida, and there is a story behind each of them.

None, however, has one as unique — or perhaps as heartwarming, coming at the holidays — as Freeway, a 2-year-old male who appears to be an Australian shepherd mix.

“I don’t think he acts like a ‘Freeway,’” said Kim Boyer, one of the principal players in this animal’s rescue story. “I think he acts more like a ‘Prince’ because there is something special about him."

Friday, December 28, 2007


"DogTown is the largest no-kill animal facility in the country, located on 33,000 acres of Southern Utah canyon country. At any given time, the sanctuary hosts hundreds of dogs from all around the country, and the world, along with cats, horses, guinea pigs, rabbits, goats, and various other farm animals—between 1,500-2,000 animals at any one time. NGC teams up with the DogTown’s top-notch staff of veterinarians and trainers to find out what it takes to rehabilitate problem pooches and find them loving homes."

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Pet Adoption: Internet Potential

"The Internet has enormous potential for pet shelters and adoption agencies. While most of them are legitimate and responsible organizations, but it is recommended that the research of the organization thoroughly before you consider the adoption of a new pet from one of them. As the Internet provides a degree of anonymity, it is relatively easy repugnant breeders and suppliers to create the appearance of legitimacy."

"Adding a pet to your home is a huge responsibility. Not only do you have to know the proper care, grooming, and training needed for a pet, especially dogs, but you have to make the right decision when you go to adopt a pet. You have to be prepared to adopt the dog and know they depend on you. So while there are several things to consider when you adopt a dog you also have to decide where to adopt the dog from. There are several places to obtain a dog that include breeders, kennels, rescue shelters, pet stores, humane societies, and private owners. Each place is going to offer you a little bit of a difference in the type of dog breeds available as well as their condition. Read further to find out what each place is like."

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Animal Stories

"Yes, pet lovers, there is a Santa Claus. Actually, many who are filled with the Christmas spirit every day of the year.

For those who rescue animals, adopt them from groups or shelters, donate to sustain these efforts, or who keep all of these pet lovers in their thoughts, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year."

"Top 10 Animal Stories of 2007"

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Birthday Boo

In honor of my dog, Arabelle (Boo), this post is dedicated to her on her birthday. She was born Dec. 24, 2006.

I love you Boo!!!!!!!!!

Here's Boo on the day I got her.


Here's Boo now


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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Pets For The Holidays

"When circumstances are right, local shelter officials say a puppy or kitten can be a great gift for the holidays.

“Statistically it has been proven through North Shore Animal League (the world’s largest no-kill shelter/pet adoption agency) and the Humane Society of the United States that, generally, Christmas adoptions do last,” said Tracy Couch, director of the Kingsport Animal Shelter. “That was great news when they came out with those stats because for years they had said ‘be careful with your Christmas adoptions."

"Pet adoption rates usually go up during the holidays, then when the charm wears off and the daily responsibility becomes tiresome, shelters see returns during the months of February and March.

"We want to make people understand there's a commitment here," Imhof said. "Cats live a long time, it's a 20-year commitment for some kittens."

The commitment with dogs can add up to 15 years. That’s why the no-kill animal rescue group never adopts pets as gifts."