I have always been intrigued with guide dogs and service animals. I am so impressed with the people that take the time to love and train them and then the people who bring them home, in some cases to put their lives in their hands. I am awed by the devotion of the animals to the people they serve. The story below shows how sometimes the guide dog is the one who needs help.
Guide dog helps guide dog
Monday, February 14, 2011
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Saturday, February 5, 2011
Not ready to adopt a dog? Maybe you can find a place in your home and heart for a cat or two.
Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society in Menands has a large number of cats available at their shelter and Petsmart locations. Right now cats 3 years and older are free! Please click on the picture to see all of the beautiful cats that ready for a new home. One warning though, I already brought the best cat home from Mohawk 14 years ago! That would be Tigger who is the star of this post!
You can find your own Tigger at:
Mohawk & Hudson Humane Society 3 Oakland Ave Menands, NY
Friday, February 4, 2011
Update: Yes, Cheyenne is a Rhodesian Ridgeback and she is mixed with pitbull. She is one tough dog but one of the sweetest ever!
Some stats on Chey:
She is about 2 1/2 feet tall.
She is around 90-100 pounds.
She is very friendly and loves people.
She is loyal.
She is beautiful!
She also hates thunderstorms, loves to watch TV and really loves her ball but I'm not sure that helps to figure out her breed. Just love bragging about her.
Thanks to Peggy Frezon, Will My Dog Hate Me and Pup Fan for coming up with the blog hop!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Feeling bad your dog never had a playmate in the house? A number of my customers have asked if I thought they should add another dog. My answer is always maybe.
You may have a dog that loves the dog park and everyone there. Does that mean you should get another dog?
Your dog may love the park and she may even love dogs coming to the house to play. This doesn't always mean moving one in is a great idea. Some of the little things to think about before bringing a new dog home.
- Does your dog sleep with you? Will the new dog as well?
- How is your dog with toys? They may share at the park but be possesive at home.
- What is the energy level of your dog? How about the new dog?
- How long has your dog been an only dog?
- How old is your dog? Older dogs can get stressed by a new sibling.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
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Saturday, January 22, 2011
Would you like to go to the Pocono Mountains? The Inn at Pocono Manor has become pet friendly and you can win a trip with your pet.
The prize is a two night stay for two adults, two kids and two pets. Click on the picture to enter!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Do you find you are constantly saying this to your dog? Stop pulling! Exercise can help stop this behavior. After a trip to the dog park a tired dog is less likely to yank you down the street. Of course the next morning your well rested dog may be back to pulling again. If you just can't get your dog to stop try the Easy Harness. This harness is different from the ones you normally see. The more traditional ones attach the leash near the dogs back. Many times this just encourages the same pulling although it may give you more control. Usually, just like the collar, the dog pulls, you pull back and the game begins. The Easy Walk hooks the leash to the front near the dogs chest and doesn't produce the urge to pull. A shorter leash is recommended so your dog isn't too far out from you. The Easy Walk is available at most pet stores and you can get more info here.