Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dreams Over Rule Money For This Dog Lover

Photo by Fayettville Eagle Bulletin

A women named Leah Pekarsky could have had a career as a lawyer but she had the taste of the dogs in her heart.
So Leah decided to follow her dreams and open up her own business called The Dog Gone Inn.
This just goes to show that sometimes we need to follow our dreams to find what we were meant to do and to enjoy what we are doing, especially when it comes to helping others.

Read the article by Tami S. Zimmerman here.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Portsmouth Humane Society Emergency Medical Fund Needs Your Help

A stray six month old pitbull named Charlie Brown needs your help and support to help pay for his surgery to help remove all the metal and glass that is in his stomach.

The Portsmouth Humane Society is asking for donations toward Charlie's surgery.
If you would like to help read the article by Katie Collett on how to help.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Rachael Ray Launches Line of Super Premium Dog Food & Treats

Rachael Ray(TM) Nutrish - How Cool Is That?

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Daytime host, best selling author and
pet lover Rachael Ray launches a new line of super premium dog food and
treats called Rachael Ray(TM) Nutrish. Ray's proceeds from each sale will
be donated to support Rachael's Rescue ( ), which is
dedicated to helping at-risk animals through adoption, medical care and
educational programs, along with training and outreach initiatives.

Rachael Ray Nutrish includes two varieties of all natural dog food
featuring real meat as the first ingredient -- Real Chicken and Veggies and
Real Beef and Brown Rice. There are no by-products, fillers, artificial
flavors or preservatives; and each recipe contains:

-- Antioxidant nutrients like vitamin E and selenium to support a healthy
immune system

-- A healthy fiber blend including oatmeal for easy digestion

-- Omega Fatty Acids, with a dash of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) to
support healthy skin and a shiny coat

-- High quality proteins to support healthy organs and lean muscle mass
-- Calcium for strong bones and healthy teeth
The launch also includes both crunchy and chewy treats named after
Rachael's best friend, her dog Isaboo. Isaboo Booscotti crunchy treats come
in two flavors -- bacon and peanut butter; and Isaboo Grill Bites chewy
treats come in beefy burger and bacony burger flavors.

"I love my dog Isaboo and as a member of my family I need to make sure
that she eats as well as the rest of us," says Ray. "With the launch of
Nutrish, I now have the opportunity to share with other pet lovers some of
her favorite meals, flavors and special treats."

"We worked closely with Rachael on the recipes to ensure that the
formulations included natural, high-quality ingredients," explains Doug
Lang, EVP, sales and marketing, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition -- manufacturer of
Rachael Ray Nutrish. "Pet parents will receive the best of both worlds -- a
delicious recipe and a highly nutritious formula with meat as its first
ingredient and no by-products."

Rachael Ray Nutrish is available almost everywhere you shop for pet
food. The Nutrish dog food line retails anywhere from $8.99 - $16.99,
depending on the package size. Isaboo dog treats retail for $3.99.

About Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray is best known as the host of the hit syndicated Emmy Award
winning daytime television show "Rachael Ray" produced by CBS Television
Distribution in association with Harpo Productions, Scripps Networks and
Watch Entertainment. Rachael's warmth, energy, and boundless curiosity also
reaches scores of fans through her popular Food Network shows, bestselling
cookbooks published by Clarkson Potter, her own line of Rachael Ray
cookware created by Meyer, knives by Furitechnics, signature food
ingredients by Colavita and lifestyle magazine Everyday with Rachael Ray.
In 2007, Rachael launched the Yum-o! organization, a nonprofit organization
dedicated to empowering kids and their families to develop healthy
relationships with food and cooking. For more information, visit .

Sunday, July 27, 2008

What: Dogs Getting Married

Yes you read right, PETCO has put on a wedding for four sets of dogs by the Sandra Van Scott over in Reno, NV yesterday.

When I read this it made me laugh, Ok we now pronounce you Dog & Woof…LOL. .

Read the article here.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Warning: Dog Flu: Canine influenza Strikes New Jersey

Already a dog Kennel in West Windsor, NJ has been shut down some two weeks ago with some confirmed cases and State Vet. Colin Campbell has said that several hundred dogs have fallen ill to the dog flu called Canine Influenza.

The Canine influenza virus mimics kennel cough so to be safe, and if your dog shows any signs it might be smart to have your dog check out to be safe.

Read the article here.

Here is an article by T. J. Dunn, DVMDirector,

Here is an article by the AVMA

Here is an older article from the CDC that goes into more detail of the flu by some well know people of the veterinary community named Dr. Ruben Donis from, the Centers for Disease Control; Dr. Nina Marano from the Centers for Disease Control; Dr. Cynda Crawford from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine; and Dr. Ed Dubovi from Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostics Center.
Read the article here.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

So You Think It’s Safe To Let A Dog Lick You, Maybe Not

A woman named Julie McKenna from Mildura, Australia didn’t think twice when her dog who is a Terrier licked her superficial burn that she had.
Julie wound up going into a septic shock that had not only sent her to the hospital it also made her lose all of her fingers, a leg and the toes on the other foot.
This is pretty scary when you read something like this, but there is even more.
A man named Yorke Mountforde from Tasmanian was bit by a dog that resulted in only a nip that didn’t even draw any blood and within twenty four hours Yorke was in the hospital comatose.
Now with Yorke having a greater risk for an infection from having his spleen removed when he was a kid made maters worst in contacting the infection called capnocytophagia bacteria that dogs and cats carry in their mouths. So five months later Yorke had lost his two legs and later his fingers.

So this is getting to a point that kinder makes you wonder if this is a fluke or is this something we should watch out for. I know that I always let my two dogs lick me especially when I just get home from a road trip from work.

Read the article here.

Two Articles on Capnocytophagia Bacteria
Read Randy A. Taplitz article here.
Read Ronald G. Nahass article here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Pit Bull Bites A Cop As He Approaches A Car

We all know that Pit Bulls are sometimes very violent dogs at times.
Well when this Ohio Police officer walked over to a car he had just pulled over the Pit bull lunged out threw the back window and bit the officer’s arm.
You would think that with all the training these officer’s receive that he would have made sure the dog was out of reach before he got too close to the door. After looking at the video you just wonder if the dog was just protecting his owner. Remember that not all of these Pit Bull breeds are bad dogs, but no matter what kind of breed your dog is most dogs will protect their owner when they sense some kind of danger.

So what is your view:
Should the officer had taken a little more time in accessing the vehicle or do you think that the owner was at fault?

Read the article here.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

U.S. District Judge Restores Protection For The Gray Wolves

Photo by Murmurmel

With only an estimate of two thousand grey wolves left in the Montana, Wyoming and Idaho region environmentalist had an attorney named Doug Honnold representing the Earthjustic group and other environmental groups help to stop the scheduled hunt of five hundred wolves.

The U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy has granted a preliminary injunction to put a stop on the killing of these wolfs.

Just think about Montana having 147,165 Sq Miles and Wyoming having 97,818 Sq Miles along with Idaho having 83,642 Sq Miles which makes a total of 328,625 miles in the area for only 2000 plus or minus give each dog a 164 miles a piece to live in…
I just don’t understand why you would kill them in less one of the dogs were attacking someone or one of your animals. I must say that these are some beautiful animals.

Read the article by Matthew Brown here.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

PSPCA To File Charges Against Pen. State Dog Wardens

The PSPCA is not only going to be filing charges against John S. Blank the owner of the Chester County kennel in Pennsylvania, they are also looking into filling charges against the state dog wardens.
The PSPCA said that the state dog wardens of the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement were failing to do their job by letting the medical conditions go unchecked for so long.
These are some serious charges that will be file next week. Just maybe something will come about when the dirt settles.

Read the article by Amy Worden here.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Did PETA Breaks The Rules On Sex Talk About Dogs

Video by PETA

PETA has come out with a video that is going to get a lot of people upset when they view this video.
I even thought that it was too much to link child birth to promoting the spraying and neutering of pets.
Melissa Karpel who is the spokeswoman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said: PETA isn't really comparing teen pregnancy with animal overpopulation, but is trying to make a point by linking the two in the ad. It’s irresponsible to let your children have unprotected sex and it’s irresponsible to not spay and neuter your animals when we’re in an animal overpopulation crisis in the United Sates. There are 8 million companion animals are currently languishing in shelters across the United States.
Yes there are a real lot of pet animals that are homeless and they have a point but I still think that this goes a bit over the edge on the awareness.

Read the article by Catherine Donaldson-Evans here

Thursday, July 17, 2008

A Dog Gets Back His Missing Paw

Photo by CBS4Denver

A Doctor named Erick Egger has give a dog named Sally that was wounded in Kuwait about a year ago another chance to walk on all four paws.
Doctor Erick Egger used a customized prosthetic foot that was designed by a Swiss developer named Slobodan Tepic at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Read the article by Mike Hooker here.

Norway’s Blind Dog Gets Around And Makes The News

A little Toy Pomeranian dog named Dea, who was born without any eyes has been relying on help from his older brother named Lobo and a cat named Kare.
Dea has been making a stir over in Norway in the news as the owners Unni Brit Bekkelund and Bjørn-Harald Mydland have said Dea lives a pretty normal life as a dog.
What a great article that just shows that seeing isn’t everything and that this dog can still have fun and enjoy playing with his friends.

Read the article by Anders Fjellestad here.

Read the Non Translated page here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dog Trainer Must Serve Time For Killing His Dog

Photo by The Daily Telegraph

Magistrate Ross Clugston has sentenced a dog trainer named Terry Darragh to spend five months in periodic detention and one hundred and fifty hours of community service along with a thousand dollar fine.
You see this dog trainer Terry had left his Greyhound Go Bronco in his car after he had an accidentand reported the car stolen. So tell me do you think he was drunk and was trying to cover up the accident and just walk away from his pet dog. Something tells me that this story is getting fishy, especially when he said that he was suffering from anxiety and depression at the time.
How do you walk away from you true friend that you raised from a puppy. The poor dog was critically ill with dehydration and heat exhaustion when he was found before he died. I just hope nobody ever asks this bum to train their dog after what Terry did.

Read the article by Kim Arlington here.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Dog Eats His Own Paw To Escape

Photo by ABC 24

I was reading a article about a little puppy that was only about ten weeks old with his one paw chewed off.
That was heart breaking to read, fortunately the poor dog was found by a neighbor of an abandon house. You read over and over about people just walking away from their homes and just leaving their pets. Don’t they know that any shelter will take their pet with no questions asked?
Linda Sutphin from the Dogs 2nd Chance rescue group said that they had to amputate the little guys leg and it will take about two weeks to recover.

Read the article by Shane Myers here.
Read the updated article by Dana Rebik here.

Don't forget and see the video and find out who these bums were that did this to the poor little dog on the updated article and how to adopted this dog.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

It’s Called The K9 Fundraising Danceathon

Photo by Vazhisojan/Gulf News

It all started when a woman named Sarita and her husband Phil Barnet saw an ad about a blind dog in a tabloid.
Sarita said: We thought no one would want a blind puppy. She might have been left there forever so we decided to go and get her. Sarita and Phil have six other dogs with some of them being rescued.
Sarita’s sister Janice Shaw decided to organize a fundraising event to help the K9 Friends dog home with their work and came up with the K9 fundraising danceathon. Janice said: We wanted to do something fun so we have come up with a danceathon, there will be karaoke too. We want people to pledge to dance or sing a song. It will go on for 24 hours and hopefully will be good fun.

If you want to help the K9 fundraising danceathon please contact Sarita Barnett at or call 050 657 8784, or Janice Shaw at or call 050 739 6795.

Now that’s a great story on how a little bit of love has turned into a dream of hope for other dogs in the shelter.

Read the article by Emmanuelle Landais here.

Help The MAF Canine Cancer Campaign

Canine Cancer #1 Fear of Dog Lovers; Web Exclusive By Morris Animal Foundation Provides News on Latest Breakthroughs - Crucial Facts for Dog Owners


One in Four Dogs Die of Cancer
Cancer is the Number One Cause of Death in Dogs Over 2
MAF Canine Cancer Campaign Seeking to Treat and Cure Dogs

DENVER, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Dog owners and lovers in the United
States view canine cancer as the greatest health threat to their beloved
pets. They are correct. One in four dogs die of cancer. Cancer is the
number one cause of death in dogs over the age of 2. Morris Animal
Foundation (MAF) has posted on its Web site,, a canine cancer exclusive of special
interest to dog owners and dog lovers everywhere. The MAF canine cancer Web
exclusive features information and insight from two of the world's leading
colleges of veterinary medicine and canine cancer research centers,
Colorado State University and Cornell University. View the presentation at: The MAF exclusive
includes a question and answer session conducted by three veterinary
oncologists from the Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center -- the
largest facility of its kind in the world. Questions have been submitted
from owners whose dogs are suffering from cancer, animal lovers, as well as
dog breeders, boarding kennel managers and others.

The Web presentation also includes canine cancer facts and updates from
the Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research at Cornell
University College of Veterinary Medicine. This prestigious institute is at
the forefront of research benefiting both animals and humans. Links are
provided to Cornell's "Pet Owner's Guide to Cancer" and other cancer
educational sites.

Also at the MAF canine cancer presentation Web page are links to many
of the leading veterinary and canine cancer centers in the United States
and the United Kingdom. Dog owners/lovers can learn about and access the
excellent resources closest to their home.

MAF has launched an unprecedented global campaign to raise funds to
cure canine cancer in the next 10 to 20 years, and while seeking the
ultimate cure, to develop more effective treatments for dogs suffering from
cancer today. MAF is funding canine cancer research at many of the top
veterinary colleges in the world. Learn more about the campaign at

About Morris Animal Foundation:

Morris Animal Foundation, established in 1948, is dedicated to funding
animal health research that protects, treats and cures companion animals
and wildlife. MAF has been at the forefront of funding breakthrough
research studies benefiting animals in some 100 countries, spanning all
seven continents. MAF has its headquarters in Denver. The Foundation has
funded nearly 1,400 humane animal health studies. Charity Navigator ranks
MAF as a four-star charity, the highest rating. For more information, call
800.243.2345, or visit

Media Contact: Michael Burke

SOURCE Morris Animal Foundation

All Dogs Face Serious Cancer Threat
(60% of Golden Retrievers Die of Cancer)

Bernese Mountain Dog
Histiocytic sarcoma (soft tissues)

Lymphoma (lymph nodes)
Brain cancer

Cocker Spaniel
Lymphoma (lymph nodes)

Golden Retriever
Lymphoma (lymph nodes)
Hemangiosarcoma (blood vessels/spleen)

Labrador Retriever
Lymphoma (lymph nodes)
Hemangiosarcoma (blood vessels/spleen)

English Springer Spaniel
Mammary gland (breast)

Mast cell (skin)

Mast cell (skin)

Osteosarcoma (bone)

Osteosarcoma (bone)

Any large or giant breed
Osteosarcoma (bone)

Nasal cancer

Scottish Terrier
Transitional cell carcinoma (bladder) Melanoma (skin/mouth)

Chow Chow
Stomach cancer

Flat-coated Retriever
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Photo credits: Angela & The Limb Preservation Foundation, Canine Health Resort

Friday, July 11, 2008

New Type Of Flea Control For Your Pet

New Technology in Flea Control

Eco-Friendly technology to get rid of Fleas

ORRVILLE, Ohio, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- John Shields President Orrco
Inc., announced today the introduction of the latest technology in flea
control -- HI-TECH FLEA TRAP.

Kansas State University along with Westham / Gamasonic has developed an
Indoor flea trap for consumer use. After years of study, the joined efforts
by the two of the world leading eco-friendly R&D firms, has produced an
environmentally safe, highly effective flea trap, branded: "HI-TECH FLEA
TRAP" (market by "Orrville Pet Products")

After evaluating the product performances and the technology, Orrco
decided to join the latest stage of the development to fit the product to
the needs of the US market. To learn more about Orrco, follow the link to

"Right from the start we knew that in order to satisfy the needs of pet
lovers, we need to achieve a new level of effectiveness that was never
reached before," said John Shields. "Our goal was to clear a room in only
one night, something never achieved before. With this goal in mind our team
of researchers had a lot of extra hours in the laboratory. Finally our last
model was able to clear a room in just 6 hours.

On July 19, 2008 the new product will be available for distribution
nation wide.

For more information please contact:
John Shields - President at 330 683 5015 ext 664

High-Tech Flea Trap

-- Patented New Technology
-- Clear a Room of Fleas Overnight!
-- Developed with Kansas State University

High-Tech Flea Trap is a safe, light, cordless, & highly effective
device designed to get rid of the fleas in your home over night. High-Tech
Flea Trap has under gone an extensive laboratory testing, to develop the
lighting Relatively narrow-band visible spectrum, give an effective
variable light intensity and color, as well as the lighting pattern, and it
uses no chemicals to harm the environment. The High-Tech Flea Trap works at
night while you rest. The dark color design enables the trap to
"disappear," maximizing the efficiency of the light to work its magic.
Under the High-Tech Flea Trap's magic light you can get a very close look
at fleas, which may have been living on you or your loved ones for some

Some Extraordinary Mothers

When I seen this video it just goes to show that not just dogs but other animals have feelings and the sense of love and kindness.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Poker Champs Come Out For The Dogs

The Humane Society of the United States has gotten support to help stop the dogfights with the help from Annie Duke and Howard Lederer who are Poker Champs in Dogs Shouldn't Have to Gamble.

Howard Lederer said: As a person who considers my dog a part of my family, I am appalled that Nevada hasn't taken a stronger stance against the blood sport of dog fighting. My goal in speaking out is to help change that.
Annie Duke said: When Howard and I gamble, we do it by choice. Dogs abused for fighting have no choice.

Read the article here.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Who’s Dog Was It Really On Craigslist

A couple from Spanaway, Washington had lost their two dogs about a month ago from their home when they were out.
Now a month later they see an ad on Craigslist showing the two dogs. Cordell & Cori Hazard thought that it was definitely their two dogs and tried to get the seller to give them back.

Well you will have to read the article by Tonya Mosley here to find out what happened, also watch the video too.

This gets even better when you read some of the posting on Craigslist:

A plea to the one that has the dogs

Shame on you seller

Dog Thieves (Karmaville)


RE: Dane and Pug Theft (WA State)

RE: Stolen Pets

Update from Pug and Great Dane Owners (Spanaway/Tacoma)

This is the post by the owners of the dogs.

This is how it all started- we went to movie matinee on Sun June 1st, we got home and dogs were gone and backslider was open. We started driving around , asking people, called animal control, humane society and found/injured dog lines. Not 1 clue as to where they disappeared to. Started to lose hope, but still called every day to found dogs and kept posting ad on here for missing dogs. July 5th- went to CL to repost ad and right there in front of my face is my dog being sold for $150 I was so happy to see she was alive and okay- My heart was racing, then as I looked closer in the pic I saw my pug in the background- it was my Samson!! I called the # immediately went to voicemail so I left a message as an interested buyer so I could try to meet them- and know where they are. No response, then had family and friends call about buying dogs. No response. Finally I called again and they answered. When I told them I wanted to buy dog, they said we already sold her sorry. My heartfell...I said when? You just posted the ad on July 4th at 5pm, Its July 5th at 1pm!! The girl said sorry. I was so upset at this point I told her- You just sold my dog- I have a chip, papers and pictures to prove that great dane and the pug are mine!! Unless you want me at your door with the police I suggest you cooperate and we will handle it quietly. She began telling a woman name Kelly what I said she began yelling, Call the cops I don't give a **ck!! Then hung up. Called Police they came over did report, police called the people too. Cop said he talked to 4 different people at that house they all have different stories, they are all obviously lying. I begged please go get our dogs, can't you get a warrant for their address or something? He said he can't unless there is proof a crime was committed by breaking into our house and stealing them. We have no proof. He said if WE find their location them call police back, he will go to there house and find our dogs. If you know who has our dogs or if you have seen them, or bought them we will reimburse you for whatever you paid or if you don't want to give us dog just respond and tell us where you went to get dog and maybe there is hope we can find the pug still, help us get our dogs home. Cordell

Sunday, July 6, 2008

'There's no charge for love

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups. And set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of little boy.

'Mister,' he said, 'I want to buy one of your puppies.

''Well,' said the farmer,as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, 'These puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money.

' The boy dropped his head for a moment.Then reaching deep into his pocket,he pulled out a handful of changeand held it up to the farmer.

'I've got thirty-nine cents.Is that enough to take a look?'

'Sure,' said the farmer.And with that he let out a whistle. 'Here, Dolly!' he called.

Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran

Dolly followed by four little balls of fur.

The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the dogs made their way to the fence,

the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse.

Slowly another little ball appeared, this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up.... '

I want that one,' the little boy said, pointing to the runt. The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, 'Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would.

' With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers.

In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe.

Looking back up at the farmer, he said,'You see sir,
I don't run too well myself,and he will need someone who understands.

'With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up the little pup. Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy.'How much?' asked the little boy.

'No charge,' answered the farmer, 'There's no charge for love.

' The world is full of people who need someone who understands It's National Friendship Week.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Now For Today’s Dog Trick

Video by mojosebo008

I thought that I would post this video of a balancing act by a dog for today’s laugh.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Man Beaten With Chain Trying To Help A Dog

A man named Victor Esparza-Hernandez from Centralia, Washington was seen hurting a puppy that was a mixed black lab with a chain, when a kindhearted man tried to stop Victor from hurting his dog was beaten and attacked himself.
Victor Esparza-Hernandez was charged with second degree assault and the man was taken to the hospital due to having a big rock that hit him in the back.
This is one sick guy if you ask me.

Read the story and see the video too.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Are You Looking For A Hunting Dog

I stopped over at Gun Dog Mag today and read an article by Bob West that talked about buying a puppy for the hunters? Bob talks about how people would look and hold a dog thinking that they know they have found the one. He also talks about how the breeder will try a figure out how much you have to spend and sell you the most expensive one if he can.
The main thing I have read about is first what are you going to use your dog for, in meaning what are you hunting for birds, deer or what have you… Then to find a real known breeder that is well known for their dogs and you will most likely get your self a great dog in the long run.
I must say that Bob had a great article.

There was also an article by James B. Spencer who talked about a women named Luann Pleasant from Red Rover Retrievers Kennel who talked about picking the right puppy. Luann said that with out the right training you will just ruin the dog that you paid all that money for.

Read the article by Bob West here.

Read the article by James B. Spencer here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Marines Discharge Dog Thrower

I don’t know if you remember the video on You Tube that showed a Marine named Lance Cpl. David Motari, well the Marines has finally discharged this bum.
The article didn’t say what really happened to Marine, Sgt. Crismarvin Banez Encarnacion except that he received unspecified non-judicial punishment.
You would think that Crismarvin being a higher ranking soldier, he should have been treated at lest with the same judgment as Motari.

Read the article here.