Monday, October 29, 2018

Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween

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Halloween coming up this week is great for kids but can be troublesome for dogs.  From the constant ringing of the doorbell, the noise, and the candy, Halloween can be as traumatic to dogs as July 4th. As we approach Halloween, here are some tips to help keep your dog safe and ensure a fun Halloween for everyone.
  • Keep the dogs and candy separate. Candy, especially chocolate, can be toxic to dog
  • Keep your pets indoors and confine them in a separate room if they are anxious
  • Make sure the carved, lit pumpkin is a safe distance away from your dog’s reach
  • Keep glow sticks out of dog’s reach. The
  • If you take your dog trick or treating, make sure to use a secure harness and lease and updated identification tags

With proper preparation and planning, Halloween can be a fun experience for everyone in the family, including your dogs. Keep it safe and fun, and make sure to share those photos of Fido in costume!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A Small Part of Dog Rescue

A few years ago I got involved in dog rescue beyond just adopting. I was asked to assist in a dog transport to get a dog from foster to forever. I thought one time help and I'd be done but boy was I wrong! There is so much that goes into dog rescue and so many people involved.

Transport is exactly as it sounds, transporting a dog from one location to another. Each ride has several "legs" and dozens of people, not only driving but holding dogs, monitoring transports, and updating driver as dogs travel from one leg to the next.

On the transports I've participated in, I've met wonderful people, some who have become friends, witnessed up close just what a dog can overcome, and seen the absolute best of people. Volunteers give of time, weekends,  and countless other aspects of our lives but wouldn't have it any other way. The reward is seeing pictures of the dog with his or her new family. The hard part is not being able to take all the dogs home with us.

If you have interest in helping with dog transport or other volunteer opportunities, check animal rescue sites as almost all breed rescue organizations have transport needs. You can also contact me for additional information and assistance. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Savannah's Wag-O-Ween

People of all ages like to dress up for Halloween. Pet owners like to dress up their pets for most any occasion. Savannah's Wag-o-Ween does both and helps raise money for local pet rescue organizations!!! 
Wag-o-Ween  takes place the weekend before Halloween and is exactly what it sounds like, trick or treating for dogs. Owners dress their dogs in costumes, many times the owners are dressed too, and visit over 100 local participating business for trick or treating, raffles, a costume contest and lots of fun. 

Trixie in her pumpkin costume and Mickey the Lobstah!!

Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween

Halloween coming up this week is great for kids but can be troublesome for dogs.  From the constant ringing of the doorbell, the noi...