Saturday, March 15, 2008

800 Dogs ?

"Two old people…. one triple-wide trailer… 800 poor little dogs?!? What the hell??

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is stretched beyond its limits today after rescuing hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of small dogs from an elderly couple who was running the puppy-mill to end all puppy-mills in Pima County, AZ."

"When you adopt your first dog, there are plenty of important things you won't know, and many of those mysteries have to do with your new pet's health. Not all vets want to help us lay folk understand those mysteries (it's potentially more lucrative to keep people in the dark), so often we wind up learning them the hard way: after a few expensive trips to the emergency animal hospital. But Karen "Doc" Halligan is one of the few vets who want to help us stay out of her office. And her book, an excellent health primer and reference guide for the first-time dog owner, does exactly that."

Friday, March 14, 2008

Are You Ready ?

"The decision to buy or to adopt a dog is not one that should be taken lightly. It is a serious commitment and there are several factors to consider. Are you really ready to have a dog? As fun as a dog can be, it is a serious decision. You are planning to take responsibility for a living creature that is completely dependent on you. Dogs require food, shelter, health care, exercise, attention, love, time and money. If you’re not completely prepared to provide all of these things, you’re not yet ready to own a dog."

"Being a pet owner is never easy. While pets bring us joy and companionship on a daily basis, they also require training, veterinary care, time, love, attention, and even tolerance. Tolerance is especially necessary when a pet owner is allergic to his or her companion animal."

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Help Protect The Wolves

"With last week’s primary wins in Texas and Ohio, Senator John McCain is the last Republican presidential candidate standing.

Unfortunately, one name being circulated as a possible pick for his Vice President is someone who has made the slaughter of wolves a personal goal... first-term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

Wildlife conservation is not a partisan issue. Tell Governor Palin that you believe that no one should support her in a bid for the Vice Presidency or any office until she cleans up her act."

Sign the petition here.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

If You Were A Dog

"If you were a pup, would you be a posh Poodle, a lovable Lab or another breed? Find out with our fast, fun new quiz!"

"It's an amazing thing - you can look at my dogs and watch me get older! Here is how it works. Our dear 100 pound black Lab, Otis, who passed away eight years ago at the age of 10, was just right for my family when we chose him to live with us as a young dog. He fit in perfectly - he was full of vim and vigor - and so were we. He and Ariel, my collie mix, were both big dogs and got along great. They both adored long walks, and Otis would have drowned if we had kept throwing sticks into the water for him to fetch as long as he wanted us to. They lived good long lives, and then we were dogless."

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Easter and Pets

"Easter isn’t such a treat for rabbits who are given as gifts or for the animal shelters and rabbit rescue groups tasked with helping them after the Easter glow wears off. Learn more about the care of these complex creatures and what you need to know if you’re looking into adoption."


Animal Relief and Rescue Fellowship is an organization that was formed in 2001. We are a

501(c)(3) non-profit organization. ARRF is dedicated to helping dogs and puppies located in the Washington County, Leland Mississippi area. Specifically, ARRF dedicates its resources to the abandoned and neglected animals at the Leland Animal Shelter. ARRF does not receive any federal, county, or city funds.

The organization has a very small group of volunteers (fewer than 7 total). We rely on YOUR donations to help us pay for dog food, medical supplies, and veterinary expenses. Yes, that is correct. There is NO city allowance for dog food. The only money allocated by the city and county is strictly designated for the animal control officer’s salary, maintenance of his city vehicle, and salary for a 20-hour per week worker to clean dog runs and feed the animals six days a week."


Monday, March 10, 2008

All About Collies

Great new blog.

"Tip Tail is about four smooth collies, two border collies, dog training, agility, flyball, and collie rescue. The human behind it all is me, Cynthia!"

"Disney left a life-long impression on me when, as a youngster, I viewed the dog pound scene in Lady and the Tramp. Mournful mutts howled out a pitiful rendition of “Home Sweet Home,” which nobody but the most callous could sit through dry-eyed. The pound was portrayed as a cruel place manned by heartless dog-catchers. I vowed never to step foot in one, not even to save the life of one of the rejected creatures. Adopting a pet under such sad conditions would certainly place a cloud over the day. Could I ever leave completely happy with the dog I chose, knowing that dozens were left behind in misery?"

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Pet Pictures

I visited Petlvr today and found this:

"These interesting pet related pictures were FWD’ed into my email INBOX the other day, with the subject “Beautiful Pictures”. If you know where they originated from, please drop me a note in the comments … as I haven’t seen them around the internet (yet!) In the meantime .. I think they are cute!"

I think they are fantastic! Take a look.

"Whether they hibernate, have thick fur coats or take shelter, animals are masters of surviving the cold weather. Here are a number of interesting animals and the fascinating things they do to survive harsh conditions."