Sunday, January 31, 2010

Report Any Puppy Mills To....

Operation Bark Alert - launched in February by the Missouri Dept. of Agriculture. It provides a quick and easy way to report unlicensed breeders. To do so, log on to This week, the Humane Society of the United States launched it own puppy mill tip line -- (877) MILL-TIP

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Run For Rescues St. Louis, Missouri

Okay all you couch potatoes now is the time to get motivated and do something for a great cause to boot. Join me for this fun event you don't want to miss.....
Run For Rescues
5K (3-1 miles) & 1 mile dog walk
8:00 a.m. on March 21, 2010
Tower Grove Park at the
"Sons of Rest Shelter"
eastern side of park
5K awards
1st overall male/female
Top 3: 19U, 20-29, 30-39, 40'-49, 50-59,
Top 1: 50-69, 70 plus
T-shirts to first 200 registers
Make cash or check payable to: C.A.R.E. P.O. Box 2203 Hillsboro, Mo. 63050
Rescues will be available for adoption!!!
Donations of pet supplies, dog and cat food, horse feed, leashes,etc. are greatly appreciated.
Coalition for Animal Rescue and Education. Any questions call Carole Pitzer, President at (314) 280-5428

Thursday, January 14, 2010

We Can Always Learn Lessons

I have gotten this email several times about this wonderful dog who was pregnant when her owners found a baby squirrel and put it in a cage in their home to save it as the mother never came back for it. They were bottle feeding the squirrel and keeping it in a cage on the floor. Their pregnant dog kept moving the cage closer to wear she slept so the couple finally decided to let the squirrel and dog meet. From then on the squirrel never went back in his cage and the mother dog after giving birth even let the squirrel nurse with all her puppies. Many lessons can be learned from this but the main one is....Keep loving everyone, even the squirrelly will never know how much your love means to them!!! Have a fabulous day and I just wanted to THANK ALL MY LOYAL FOLLOWERS who keep checking out my blog daily and weekly. I now get between 200-300 viewers a day. Thanks for your interest in DOGS!!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Longing For Summer Anyone???

Oh...... how I'm beginning to miss the joys of summer....playing frisbee and cooling off in my pool. My whole body makeup is not made for cold weather....I have short hair, low body fat and low to the ground so I don't tolerate cold well. I took a long walk this morning with the peeps and my feet were freezing. I just don't understand how everyone piles their snow right on the edge of their lawns so I can't get to any decent grass to smell around. On our morning walk today my paws started freezing so I tried walking on three feet for awhile to the amusement of the peeps. I know they are convinced I'm metro sexual but let them try having their feet submerge the entire walk in snow. It's not exactly my idea of a good time. I know I'm not building my case I'm not metro sexual but I'll challenge any furry dog to match my frisbee skills on a hot day. I could outrun them and never take a break the entire day so don't call me metro......well maybe a little!!! Bring on the heat brother.....

Thursday, January 7, 2010

What Is Your Feeling On This???

I have a pretty good sense of humor but I don't know what I think of this for many to hear your feedback.
A lady was telling her neighbor that she saw a man driving a pick-up truck down the interstate, and a dog was hanging onto the tail gate for dear life!
She said if the pick-up truck driver hadn't been going so fast in the other direction, she would have tried to stop him.
A few weeks later, her neighbor saw this truck at the Bass Pro Shop. The pick-up truck driver is a local taxidermist with a great sense of humor! And it is not a dog it is a coyote.

Can you imagine how many people try to stop this guy? Is this funny or not???

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Direct off the No Kill Advocacy Site

No Kill Advocacy Home Page: "A National Tragedy
We are a nation of cat and dog lovers. But the shelters we expect to provide these animals with a second chance are instead killing millions of them every year. And for far too long, we have been told that there is no other way. More than that, we have been told that the killing is exclusively the public's fault. That shelters—through no fault of their own—are merely performing the public's dirty work—with skill, compassion, and dedication. Nothing could be further from the truth.
This year, roughly four million dogs and cats—and countless other animals—will be put to death in our nation’s animal shelter. Their only “crime” is that they have no human address. Others may be sick or injured, but they could be saved with little effort. Unfortunately, they, too, will be killed. And still others are feral cats who should never enter shelters in the first place. But there is hope."

No Kill Advocacy Says It All

No Kill Advocacy Home Page: If every animal shelter in the United States embraced the No Kill philosophy and the programs and services that make it a reality, we would save nearly four million dogs and cats who are scheduled to die in shelters this year, and the year after that. It is not an impossible dream.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Missourians for the Protection Of Dogs

With over 2,000 puppy mills—the most in the nation—Missouri has earned a reputation as the Puppy Mill Capital of America. Puppy mills are large-scale commercial dog breeding operations where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs. Unlike responsible breeders, who place the utmost importance on producing the healthiest puppies possible, breeding at puppy mills is performed without consideration of quality of life. The overcrowding and lack of basic hygiene, veterinary care and exercise that are the hallmark of puppy mills create puppies with numerous health and social issues—but it is the breeding dogs, the ones who never get to leave, who suffer the most.

However, help is on the way!
Missourians for the Protection of Dogs

Monday, January 4, 2010

Reach Out To Rescued Animals

It Only Takes One Person To Throw Away An Animal But It Takes A Whole Team Of People To Find IT A New Home.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Let Me Out And Love Me: Oppose Commercial Breeding: Puppy Sales and Production (yes, production)

Let Me Out And Love Me: Oppose Commercial Breeding: Puppy Sales and Production (yes, production): "Let Me Out And Love Me: Oppose Commercial Breeding Go to This is a fabulous blog Hudson recommends!!!
Our goal is to educate people about the commercial breeding of companion animals and encourage them to rescue animals from shelters rather than purchase them in a store, online, or from a newspaper ad."

Humane Society Launches Campaign to Put Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act on 2010 Ballot - St. Louis News - Daily RFT

Humane Society Launches Campaign to Put Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act on 2010 Ballot - St. Louis News - Daily RFT: "'Missouri citizens are not proud of the reputation the state has earned as 'puppy mill capital of the United States' and they want to see the laws strengthened,' said Ginger Steinmetz, executive director of the MO Alliance for Animal Legislation, in a press release. 'The improved standards of care described in this measure will mean less suffering for thousands of adult breeding dogs which currently spend their entire lives in wire cages. As the leading puppy-producing state, Missouri should also lead the nation when it comes to the conditions under which puppies are bred for sale in pet stores throughout the nation and the world.'"

Humane Society Launches Campaign to Put Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act on 2010 Ballot - St. Louis News - Daily RFT

Humane Society Launches Campaign to Put Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act on 2010 Ballot - St. Louis News - Daily RFT: "The Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act will require breeders to provide these measures for their dogs:

Sufficient food and clean water;
Necessary veterinary care;
Sufficient housing, including protection from the elements;
Sufficient space to turn and stretch freely, lie down, and fully extend their limbs;
Regular exercise; and
Adequate rest between breeding cycles.
In addition, the Act will limit each facility to 50 breeding dogs, to prevent overcrowding."
It is not enough but it is a good start !!!