Thursday, October 1, 2009

Long-Term Dog Sitting

What would you do if you lost your home to the throwes of the economy and had nowhere to keep your dog? Where would your best four-legged friend go if you were deployed with the military? Doggy Day Cares are meant to watch your pups during the day, and pet hotels will keep an eye on them while you're on vacation, but is there an another option for long-term dog sitting? There might be a program out there like this already, but I think a great idea would be to form an organization full of foster families who will watch military personell's dogs while they are overseas, or will take in a dog when his family has nowhere to keep him. If you know of a program that is in place like this, please leave a comment to let us know! I'll do my homework as well and get back to you. Thanks for reading!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The World's Tallest Dog Has Died

Gibson, a Great Dane from California, has died. He was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as standing 7 feet, 1 inch on his hind legs. He battled bone cancer and fought bravely to survive, even after having one of his legs amputated. I read this story on if you want to read more about it. How sad! Great Danes are obviously a large breed of dog and often have health problems due to their size. According to Dogs 101 on Animal Planet, Great Danes are prone to heart problems because their hearts cannot support such a massive body. If you want more information about the breed, let me know and I will be happy to point you in the right direction! Thanks for reading!

Friday, August 7, 2009

French Bulldog Meetup in SD!

A wonderful little birdie told me that there will be a French Bulldog Meetup in Balboa Park at 3 pm on Saturday, August 8th! If you love these cute, playful dogs with big ears, you can't miss this event! As I have discovered, French Bulldog owners love their pups a LOT! This is a great way to meet local people who share a passion and get together to have fun with their dogs. If you don't know a lot about the breed, check out this site, designed by an avid French Bulldog-lover. The site provides a great look at what is going on in this awesome community, including adoptable dogs (not just French Bulldogs), a dog manual, links to blogs and hilarious videos of pups having fun. So clear your calendar for tomorrow afternoon and get out there and meet people! Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dog of the Week

About eight months ago I saw an episode of Dogs 101 on Animal Planet that featured the Rhodesian Ridgeback. This dog became my absolute FAVORITE breed after learning that they are athletic, have short hair and are extremely healthy. While not many of these dogs can be found in shelters, there are rescue organizations that specifically take in Rhodesian Ridgebacks and help them find forever homes. Check out a picture of this awesome dog and you will fall in love just like I did! I'll post more information about this and other breeds every week. Thanks for reading!

Monday, August 3, 2009

It's Time to Shake Things Up

Okay guys- it's time to shake things up!! I'm looking for the BEST dog-owning story out there! We all know how funny it is when our dogs chase their own tails or when the shenanegans break loose at the dog park. Write your story in the comment box below and let the laughing begin! If you don't have a dog story but would like to play along, vote for the best story! Next Monday at five o'clock I will tally up the votes to see what the funniest dog-owning experience has been! The winner will recieve a free custom dog tag! I know your dog has brought you many smiles, so please- share that gift with others! Have fun and thanks for reading!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I'm Back!

Hi everyone! Sorry it's been a while since I've written. I had a wedding to go to, family in town, a final to take for summer school and the blessed Comic Con to handle. I'm back, though, and ready to write! Leave August 29th open on your calendar, because that's Laborador Harbor's annual Kruise for K-9's! Every year this organization I volunteer for gets as many motorcycle riders together as they can and the whole group rides from Oceanside to Julian. At Julian there will be raffles, games, delicious food and, if I have been informed correctly, lots of good music. It's a really great event, and all the proceeds go to labs who need emergency surgeries but whose families can't afford them. The cost is $25 per person. If you would like more information, just leave me a comment and let me know! Thanks for reading!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Birthday, America! We have a lot to be thankful for today. Help your pet have fun and relax too. If your pup is afraid of fireworks, please do what you can to keep it calm. Try to avoid taking your dog to areas where there is no shelter from the explosions- I talked to a local SD vet and she said that when dogs feel threatened there is no telling how they may react. This may seem obvious, but just remember: We know the fireworks won't hurt us, but dogs do not. Take care of your pets this Fourth of July and stay safe! Thanks for reading!