Weighing In On The First Dog

5 03 2009

Anyone that wants to give a dog a GOOD home must be great people, but deciding on a type of dog to join your family can be a big decision.  I am happy to see that the Obamas are doing their homework to find the right dog, weighing every option.  Adding a dog to your family is a big responsibility, and if anyone out there is thinking about running out and getting the same dog as the first family, you need reconsider why you want a dog.

The predictors out there have been pointing to a Portugese Water Dog strongly, but I hear there is still some consideration of a Labradoodle.  Either way, the First Lady has indicated that they will be rescuing their choice from one of the more than 250,000 deserving dogs needing a home currently residing in a shelter, rescue or foster home.  As I am sure you expected, this is a choice I strongly support.  Being a rescue dog myself, I wish everyone would find their four-legged family members from the same place.

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Lancaster, CA Does Not Care About Responsible Dog Owners

29 01 2009

tax-byline-picGuest post by: Tax, The Wonder Dog Spike’s Little Brother

This week in a unanimous vote, the city of Lancaster, California passed an ordinance requiring all owners of pit bulls, Rottweilers, and mixed breed dogs deemed “potentially dangerous” to:

  • Have microchip implants and vaccinations at the owner’s expense.
  • Be kept indoors or in a securely fenced yard or enclosure constructed at the owner’s expense.
  • Wear a muzzle and a 4-foot-long leash held by a controlling adult when taken off the owner’s property.
  • Complete an approved obedience course at the owner’s expense.
  • Be spayed or neutered at the owner’s expense.
  • Be covered by liability insurance valued at $300,000 per occurrence obtained at the owner’s expense. Read the rest of this entry »




Please Help If You Can

19 12 2008

According to a recent TV news report, the Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) is in big trouble. As with many, their trouble has to do with money! The GSPCA is a non-profit organization located in Suwanee, GA, and they receive no local, federal or state funds for their operation. They operate solely from adoption fees and donations.

Please donate generously at georgiaspca.org.

Also in Georgia…

The Pet Zone in Monroe, Georgia is hoping for a Merry Christmas.  The facility is just days away from eviction and may have to send the animals back to the pound to be killed.  They also rely solely on adoption fees and donations, and they currently house eight dogs in need of permanent homes.  They can be contacted at petzonedogs.com





UPDATED: Dog Beaten With Sledgehammer, Recovering – Local Story

3 12 2008

beaten-dog-tv-image2ND UPDATE: If you can, please donate to this dog.  His medical bills have surpassed $3000, with the potential to hit $6000.  The man who found Murphy, Robert Kennedy, has said that he will pay the vet bill, but donations are welcome and can be made at any Wachovia Bank branch in the name of Murphy the Dog at any Wachovia back branch, account trust fund number 1010209642669.  VCA Pets Are People Too is helping coordinate donations for that fund in as well.  Their phone number is (770) 452-1001.  Their address is 4280 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, United States.  On a very happy note, Murphy is up and around, walking and coming to people when he is called.  They are concerned about whether he will be eating and if he can keep down any food he may eat. Read the rest of this entry »





SHAME ON YOU!

11 11 2008

I can understand a lot of the stupid things that people do, but I just cannot begin to understand why a person would go in someone else’s yard to steal their dog!  Shame on you ladies seen stealing that Yorkie and driving away in your blue SUV in Henry County, Georgia.  And here is a big ole Spike paw slap in your face!

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If you have seen this little dog, please contact the Henry County, GA authorities at 770-288-8200.