Yankee Candles Donates to our Rescue!

Just Enter our Group ID, 990055884

Just Enter our Group ID, 990055884

Just Enter our Group ID, 990055884

I love them, don’t you?  Ozzie prefers the pine scented candles!  If you love Yankee candles, now you can purchase them from their online store, and help out!  Yankee Candles donates 40% of our sales profit to  TDL’s Veterinary Care Fund!  Click Today!  Here are more details:

Dear Family, Friends and Supporters of  The Dog Liberator;

Wouldn’t it be great if 40% of the price you paid for your favorite products went directly to The Dog Liberator?  Of course it would!  Which is why I’m so excited to introduce a new program with Yankee Candle.   No collection of monies, no distribution of products and no missing and/or damaged issues.

Just Enter our Group ID, 990055884

Just Enter our Group ID, 990055884

Here’s how it works:

You can now order Yankee Candle products on-line–delivered directly to your home or sent as a gift to your friends and family–for the exact same price that you would pay in a Yankee Candle store.

The Dog Liberator will get 40 % rebate on all products purchased. It’s that simple.

From today through the Holiday season Don’t wait seasonal items now available

These much needed funds will assist and supplement our budget.

To get started, simply click here or go to www.yankeecandlefundraising.com,   In the Start Shopping Box, insert our group number (990055884).   You will be on your way to supporting The Dog Liberator.   Start shopping and share this number with friends and family.

Yankee Candles Donates 40% to TDL's Dog Rescue

Use our Code: 990055884 and Yankee Candles Donates 40% to TDL’s Dog Rescue

Thank you for your continued support.

Woo Hoo and all the Best!

The Dog Liberator

Our Wish List

China shares the dog beds and toys you have donated! Thank you!

Check out our Wish List on Amazon!  We welcome gently used items as well.  Everything from simple de-wormer, and flea preventative to doggie beds, leashes, collars, and toys.  Every donation no matter how big or how small helps! Here’s a sample of what you’ll find on our Wish List!  Thank you!

Pack Packs, the Gift Your Dog Really Wants!

TDL Pack Packs

This is the best Fundraising Event Ever!  We’re going to knock your socks off!

We have designed custom Pack Packs that can be delivered to your door for your Pooch filled with toys and treats that are TDL-approved!  No subscriptions, just decide when your pooch has done something awesome, and reward them with our toys and treats! Our Pack Packs make awesome gifts!

We sent out some sample Pack Packs this week! Click here to see some photos, and read the reviews below!


TDL Pack Packs



Why our Pack Packs?

We have rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed almost 900 dogs – I’m sure you can imagine how many toys have been destroyed here!  Nothing is more disappointing than buying a dog toy just to watch your dog destroy it in seconds!  Recently, we have been able to really evaluate specific dog toys.  It’s amazing which toys our dogs prefer.

Recently, I shopped for toys, and much to my surprise, China kept stealing one toy from my shopping bag.  I took it away from me just to watch her sneak into the bag again, and pull it out.  The toy was still attached to the cardboard, so after her fourth attempt to steal it, I let her have one!  Later that evening, I watched Ozzie play with it for a while, something he rarely ever does.

While I fostered Cyndi Lauper, I noticed that with incredible precision, she removed the squeaker out of the toy without destroying it, which is why I called her the surgeon!  It was sheer luck that a few weeks later, I found a toy that Leonardo could not destroy, and his new Mom, Nina, reports that he still has not managed to remove the squeaker from his toy!

Recently, I found an awesome plush toy that is hilarious!  Some dogs don’t destroy toys as fast as others, and these plush toys are simply stunning!

What’s even more disappointing is the gift subscription services that deliver a box of toys to your door.  They seem awfully pricey, and contain mostly samples.  While they are packaged beautifully, what’s inside hasn’t been very impressive.  It’s as if these subscription-style gift boxes are made to impress the humans, they don’t impress my dogs whatsoever! One toy was very pretty, but very loosely stitched, and it fell apart after one good chew and there I go again sweeping up fuzzy fluff!

Treats are also a hit or miss.  We’ve purchased hundreds of different treats, only to find out our dogs just aren’t interested!

We’ve tried and tested thousands of products, and now we can offer them to you!

Spec Loves Her Pack Pack!

Spec Loves Her Pack Pack!

 

Courtney Wrote:  What Spec and I liked most about our Pack Pack was the personal touch! Spec is on a very limited diet (allergies) and our box included treats she could enjoy! The toys have multiple textures inside (sometimes a squeaker, cotton, crinkly fabric, and more!) which were perfect for a Deafie! And a handwritten note was perfect for Mom (me!)! We give Pack Packs 2 paws and two thumbs up, and can’t wait to order another!

 

 

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Maggie Dove Right in!

Susan Wrote:  Buddy Love, Bella Dingo and Maggie all had their heads in the Pack Pack x and loved the chews. Buddy and Bella waited for me to open the Pack Pack. Maggie grabbed a bag of chews and went under the bed (no cameras for her). She is FAST and SNEAKY! Buddy took all of the toys from Bella. Here he is being a hoarder;) Thanks for my goodies. We love Pack Packs! See my fuzzy Buddy Love licking his lips:)

 

 

Dutch, I think Echo is going to claim them all!

Dutch, I think Echo is going to claim them all!

 

 

Jeannette Wrote:  Echo and Dutch are so excited about their Pack Packs. Eeyore (Dutch) can’t believe someone would send him so many fun toys. (Hoo-hum) Echo grabbed the ball and made her claim fast.

 

Sadie Snatches New Toys!

Sadie Snatches New Toys!

 

 

Patty Wrote:  Woof, woof!! Sadie sends her thanks! Such a surprise she got today. She and I are thrilled. You are wonderful.  

 

jake and cody share!

jake and cody share!

 

 

Sheila Wrote:  Friends, I am passionate about rescue and have adopted and worked with The DogLiberator for several years now. Rescue is a lot of work and costs are high, but the rewards of pulling dogs from kill shelters, getting them fully vetted and then re-homed is a wonderful thing. Our fundraising efforts are always in progress and we try to make fundraising a WIN-WIN for all. Please consider clicking on the link and ordering a Pack Packs for your dog or as a gift. The toys and treats chosen are top quality meeting our own TDL rescue standards. My Pack Packs arrived with so many toys that I wore out two dogs. You get top end products and TDL makes enough money to contribute towards a vet visit and transport.


TDL Pack Packs



Newman Vet of Deltona

Carrie giving Minnie Mouse a bath!

Carrie giving Minnie Mouse a bath!

I woke up this morning and noticed I received an email from my Vet, Newman of Deltona.  The message was sent at 1:50 AM.  Was I alarmed?  No!  It was Carrie telling me that Sven, one of our Frozen Puppies was developing Kennel Cough and Doctor Lim was putting him on Clavamox right away.  How many vets do that?  My vet does!

Yesterday was incredibly difficult, even though we were doing the right thing, saying goodbye to a little puppy is never easy.  Soon, we will be honoring the wonderful dogs we have lost this year, some were old, some were very young, but for now I’d like to share with you my experiences with our Vet, Newman Vet of Deltona.

Ray with William Wallace

Ray with Heartworm Positive William Wallace

If you’ve adopted from us lately, you’ve probably met us at the Vet.  Why?  I believe meeting at the vet makes the adoption easier!  If you want to purchase heartworm or flea preventative, you can!  If you want to purchase special dog food, Newman has their own line of pet food!

Two weeks ago, during Wendy’s adoption, her new owner felt a lump on her tail.  The lump had been examined by our vet during spay, but Wendy’s family wanted to talk face-to-face with a vet about it… so off they went into an examination room, and within just a few minutes, they felt comfortable to bring Wendy home with them!

The convenience, level of service and professionalism that Newman offers is unsurpassed.  But it’s more than just all of this.  Meeting your new dog at the vet is also psychologically a good transition space.  It’s neutral ground, not to mention Nacho is always there to cat-test dogs right in front of your eyes!

James with Bennetts Boots!

James with Bennetts Boots!

After being treated poorly, and spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars at local vets, Courtney, Ginger Doodle’s Mom (now Spec) refuses to go anywhere else.  Even though she drives about 60 miles out of her way, she trusts only Newman with her pup.  Courtney even tried a local groomer for Spec, and noticed that Spec had been injured… no more!  Spec trusts and loves James at Newman Deltona, and she will never go anywhere else!

Saying goodbye to your dog or cat is never an easy thing, regardless of the reason.  It’s rips your heart out.  Several months ago, one of the exam rooms at Newman’s was converted into a gorgeous and comfortable room designed specifically for saying goodbye to your best friend.  They call it the grieving room.  This is just more detail that the people of Newman take to help you, your family, your emotions, and more importantly, your pet.

Shannon recently adopted Minnie Mouse who is blind

Shannon recently adopted Minnie Mouse who is blind

I had to use that room yesterday for Anna.  Melissa showed me the x-rays.  She showed me a healthy pelvic bone, and then Anna’s.  It was horrific.  After the staff prepped Anna, I put her red bandanna on her, and presented her with her favorite bone.  The staff at Newman had already given her a toy duck that was twice her size!

Melissa asked me if I was staying for the procedure, or if I wanted to leave.  I was staying.  I always stay.  To me, it’s an honor and a privilege to be there when a dog passes over.  They come to us as unwanted and unloved strays, but once they enter into our rescue, they are no longer strays, they are special because they were chosen.

We gathered in the grieving room, and took turns holding her, and playing with her.  One by one, the employees came to give me a reassuring hug.  Many were teary-eyed.

Matt with Meredith, the Parvo Puppy

Matt with Meredith, the Parvo Puppy

I showered Anna with kisses, and I never left her side.  Dr. Ted Oliver never wants to euthanize an animal, he’ll do everything he can to avoid it.  But in Anna’s case, there was nothing anyone could do.  While I held her little head in my hands, Anna went peacefully to sleep while Doctor Oliver and I talked about her condition and the lack of options.

Once I opened the grieving room door, more employees greeted me with reassuring hugs, even the doctors!

So while yesterday was a really really bad day, I was surrounded by incredibly competent professionals, people who can practically finish my sentences, but more importantly, people who have an incredibly amount of compassion for the animals.

Melissa with Yodi

Melissa with Yodi

The protocols that The Dog Liberator follows for its foster dogs are the same protocols that we follow for our own dogs.  I guess what I’m trying to explain is even though she was only in our care for 2 days, the compassion and care that Newman Folks displayed was as if I had owned Anna for years.

I want to thank all of you for your warm thoughts and prayers yesterday.

I want to thank all of you for your warm thoughts and prayers yesterday.

So now it’s time for us to get back to work, and do what we’re supposed to do – find great homes for our rescued dogs.  Know that we don’t do this alone!  You absolutely can not rescue animals without having an awesome vet.

Save Money on Prescription Medications for Your Dog

Save Money on Prescription Drugs for your DogYou know that feeling when you’re standing at the counter at the vet?  You’ve waited forever, your dog has been examined, you’ve been given a diagnosis and part of you is relieved, and part of you feels overwhelmed knowing you’re about ready to get the bill!  I know that what you really want to do is get out of there, but slow down!

If your veterinarian is going to prescribe some medications for your pet, you might want to read this!  Most medications are made for human consumption, some are not – so ASK!

Find out exactly how many milligrams you are being prescribed and how many pills you are getting.  Then, ask them how much the medications are going to cost.  Pull out your cell phone and look it up!  Download this app http://www.goodrx.com/ on your phone, plug in your zip code and poof!  If you have a Walgreens or CVS card, you might find that these medications are cheaper at your local pharmacy.

If you find that you can save a substantial amount, and you don’t need the medication immediately, ask for a written prescription!

Did You Know?  

Did you know that if your dog has hip dysplasia your vet might recommend using Metacam.  Metacam is awesome, my Reckless was on it for years.  The honey-flavored liquid was easy to dispense, and she loved the taste, but it was costing me about $25 a week.  I later learned that Metacam is really Meloxicam!  If anyone in your family has ever suffered from joint pain, a shoulder or knee injury they were probably given Meloxicam.  I talked to my vet about the difference – one is a liquid and the other is a pull.  For 30 tables, 15 MG the Meloxicam in pill form is $4 a month at Walmart, Target and many other pharmacies!

 

Also Read Over-the-Counter-Medication

Dog Catching Tip

Brittney's Mystery

Brittney’s Mystery

You might have noticed the leash that Marlo was wearing in her photos, it’s made of chain! When we tried to catch Brittney’s Mystery, we learned a valuable lesson! After she snapped the leash in half with one swipe of her teeth, we had to come up with plan B! The flimsy leash we had was an epic fail! When we came back the next day to trap her, we had a braided nylon leash! She still could’ve bitten it, but it would’ve taken her a little bit longer to chew out!

Recently when I picked up William Wallace, in two seconds, he too snapped the leash in half. It happens! Several years ago, we rescued a Golden Retriever, Gracie, she too snapped her leash off like a pro.

After our encounter with Zsa Zsa the Poodle, I was prepared, and I suggest you do the same. I had a chain leash in the car!

Recently everyone has been reporting finding stray dogs! If you think you’re the type to try to rescue, do yourself a favor and arm yourself with a braided nyson slip leash (in case the dog does not have a collar, and then, once you can place a collar on the dog, use the chain leash. How would you feel if you helped a dog get to safety, only to watch it bite, snap, and bolt? It happens!  I actually went to a local petstore and paid a fortune for one of these leashes, only to find them reasonably priced on Amazon!

Our Favorite Things

We have been rescuing, rehabilitating, training and treating dogs for over five years. In those five years, we’ve found products that were awesome, and many that were not! If you need a solution to a problem, click on our new Amazon Store and select from products we’ve already tried and love!

Our Favorite Things!

Click Here to Read our Reviews of More of our Favorite Things!

Dealing with High Energy Dogs for the Low Energy Individual

Anna's Libby (was Pickle)

Anna’s Libby (was Pickle)

Dogs, especially herding breeds, are almost impossible to keep up with. Even the fittest person will have their pets run circles around them (sometimes literally). So when choosing a dog for adoption, make sure that the dog you are looking for is one at your energy level. Meaning, that if you’re a couch potato, don’t get a high energy dog like a Border Collie or a Greyhound. If you’re a runner looking for a companion, a Yorkie or a St. Bernard probably isn’t for you. Do your research, and don’t be afraid of the mutt!

But, for those of you who got that puppy, who grew up into a dog that tears around the house at lightning speeds, or adopted that dog because it was cute, but not so much after it chewed half your shoes – here are some tips to bring your dog down to a manageable level.

 

Tobuscus now Serge

Tobuscus now Serge

Go on a Walk

Or Run. Bike. Roller Blade. Skateboard. Exercise is the absolute best thing you can do for your dog to wear them down. Find the time every day when your dog is at their worst (my dog has his about 7 pm after dinner) and take them out to burn some of that excess energy. Make sure you go regularly to get optimal results.

 

When you can’t Walk

The treadmill (if you have one) is a fantastic tool for channeling a dog’s excited energy. Though it will never replace the walk, it is good for rainy days, or times when you just can’t take them out. Just remember to never tie a dog to a treadmill, or leave them alone on it, because they may injure themselves. Make sure to keep it at a steady walking pace as well, don’t make your dog run.

Here are a few treadmills that we think are perfect for your dog, and some are real space savers!


Another option is if you have a pool, and Fido likes to swim, toss a stick for them for a bit. It’ll be twice as fun for them as a game of fetch, and twice as exhausting!  Don’t have a pool?  Sometimes, just chasing the sprinkler can wear your dog out, and you can water your lawn at the same time – now that’s multi-tasking!

Or teach your dog the names of his toys, and play a game of “find it!”

 

Take them on Adventures

Nothing wears out a dog like a trip to the dog park (or the vet). So to help with a dog’s insatiable energy, every so often take your dog somewhere. Dogs like nothing more than to hop in the car and go for a ride. If you’re going to pick up take out, bring Fido along, or if you’re going to the kid’s soccer games, bring the pup to help cheer them on. Your dog will be ecstatic to go anywhere with you!

 

Organize a play date

If there are dogs that your pup gets along with, have them come over for an afternoon. You can even take turns trading off dogs to give the other owner a break too! Your dog will be thrilled to have a friend over, and will have a buddy to play with to his heart’s content, or until he collapses happily on the floor.

 

Treat toys 

Most people know of the Kong, but online, and at the pet store, there are plenty of other treat balls that are a bit more difficult, and can be filled with less expensive (and less sticky) treats. If your dog needs constant entertainment, try putting their dinner into one of said treat toys and let them work for it. Not only is it hours of entertainment, but it’s mental stimulation for them as well.

Border Collies especially, are real brainiacs!

 


Extra tip: If the treat toy is emptied faster than you’d like, try filling a Kong with treats in different layered combinations, add a bit of water and put it in the freezer overnight before giving it to your pup. It’ll take them twice as long to clean it out.

Here are some extra sites for filling up that Kong to keep your dog entertained

http://www.petco.com/assets/pdf/kongrecipes.pdf

http://www.caninemind.co.uk/kong.html

 

Herding 

If you have a herding breed who is about to drive you insane, you might want to consider taking them to a herding class. These training facilities can help you teach your dog to herd sheep (usually) or other “herd” animals. This will challenge your dog both physically and mentally, and help them to fulfill their basic herding instinct. Dog owner beware: if you choose this option, it is important to make sure you go often for the sake of your dog, because if they take to it – herding is all they are going to want to do.

Note: It might be difficult to find herding trainers in your area, so if google doesn’t work for you – try to find an event where herding might be on exhibition, and talk to the trainers there.

 

Agility

“Agility” is a type of dog training where the handler leads a dog through various obstacles in a charted course in a certain amount of time. This is a great mental and physical exercise for your pet since not only do they have to run obstacles (a feat in itself) but they have to do them in the order in which you tell them. Of course that doesn’t happen overnight – so it’s best to take some classes first. Taking your dog to an agility class can be a blast for both you and your pet. The best part is, any dog can do it big or small (and relatively fearless).

Here is a video of a dog agility competition (though you only need to watch the first minute to get the drift)

The Walk: Tools and Tips

The Walk: Tools and Tips

Written by Jessica Purvis, adopter of Tobuscus

Jessica and Tobuscus, now Serge, Adopted 2013

Jessica and Tobuscus, now Serge, Adopted 2013

If walking your dog leaves you frustrated, stressed – and your dog still bouncing off the walls, you probably want to read this article.

Being in control of your dog doesn’t mean that you need to keep your dog on a rigid tight leash yanking them every two seconds with military precision. In an ideal walk your dog should be walking next to you with a loose leash, and be obviously aware of you. This means if you stop, your dog should be stopping or slowing with you, if you offer a physical or verbal correction your pet should show some response. Below are some tools that should help you improve your walk, take back control, and let you walk together without major incidents.

 

Tools: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly 

The creation of complex tools and their use is what makes us human, and these tools can either help make, or break your walk. Each dog is different, so make sure you find that tool that works best for your dog (you may have to try all of them before you get to the best choice).

Retractable Leashes 

Though an appealing idea for a walk, retractable leashes should only be used when your dog needs room to run (such as an open field) and are under 30 lbs. Because they lead to a lack of control over your pet, your pet is less likely to listen to you, more likely to pull, and is in danger of getting hit by a car, bike or other vehicle if you can’t retract fast enough or they break the leash (my 20 lb Westie can break the most durable of them).

Harnesses

Harnesses through out history have been put on dogs to pull small carts, wagons or sleds. A Harness allows a dog to efficiently use their full strength to do these jobs, and used with a leash, will let your dog easily drag you up and down the road.  Harnesses are best used for small teacup dogs who’s necks you might strain with the smallest jerk, or dogs who walk like perfect angels and their owners are just reading this for pure entertainment.

Choke Chains 

Now Choke Chains get a bad rap, mostly from their name. However, the use of a choke chain can cause an immediate difference in the walk. Two or three sharp well timed tugs can cause your dog to instantly stop chasing that squirrel. However, If your dog continues to pull regardless of the amount of strain on their neck, and is unresponsive to corrections, try something else.

Note: When purchasing a choke collar, be sure that the collar you select is not too long.

The Prong Collar

The Prong Collar is the more aggressive version of the choke chain. This tool is best used on a dog that outweighs you, is grossly stronger, has a thick neck, and is unresponsive to the choke chain. This tool works similar to the choke, but this should be your final option since it is the most painful for your dog.

Tools that Work Magic

These are personal favorites that I use with my own dogs. When used together, they can wear out and keep control of even the most high energy dogs.

The Gentle Leader / Haltie

There are no words to describe how awesome the gentle leader is. It keeps most determined cat chasers under control, and dogs that would normally be pulling you down the street are manageable. I would strongly recommend this for any dog owner. (Note: this will be less effective on dogs with short muzzles due to it’s design, e.g. pugs, shi tzus).

The Backpack

This is absolutely key for a dog that has more energy than you or is not tired for long (or at all) when you return from a walk. No matter if the dog is big or small (I use it on both my Westie and 90 lb Border Collie mix and they both love it), the backpack is a lifesaver on the walk. It not only wears the dog down, but the pups obviously get enjoyment out of having a “job” to do.

When weighting the backpack make sure that it is strapped securely but you can fit two fingers in each strap. If you put weight in the backpack, put no more than 10% of the dog’s body weight, any more and you can injure the dog. Finally, make sure to never to put a backpack on a dog younger than a year, or on one that has any muscular, bone, or intestinal issues.

How to Use the Tools

This is a great video that explains the proper use of the Choke Chain, the Prong Collar and the Gentle Leader.

Here is a link for the best of the two dog backpacks that I use. The way the front chest strap is set up makes it very comfortable for the dog and helps keep the weight more evenly distributed.

 

So now that you have the tools, grab some doggie bags, your canine, and get outside!

 

Added Note:

The Easy Walk Harness

The easy walk harness is another tool that you can use with your dog, below is a video on how to fit it and it’s intended purpose. This will probably be best used for a dog that only pulls a little or is on the smaller side, because it will give you little control over a dog that really drags you around. Remember that if your dog doesn’t respond, try something else!

We would like to thank Jessica for researching helpful topics for dog-lovers like us!  Understand that any product, especially collars, when used improperly, can cause harm.  It is very important that you research products like these, and take the time to learn how to use them properly.  ~ Gisele

 

Friendly Dog Collars

A great idea!

A great idea!

“FRIENDLY” Color Coded Green Semi-Choke Dog Collar & 4 Foot Leash Set (Known As Friendly) PREVENTS Dog Accidents By Warning Others of Your Dog in Advance!

Here’s a great idea, just in time for the summer.  Whether you order one from the company, or shop around for collars like these, it’s a great idea to label your dog when you’re out in public, especially when those tiny humans want to pet your dog! Personally, I was  happy to see one that says “Deaf” or “Blind”. The company is called Friendly Dog Collars, and they are based out of the U.K. Friendly Dog Collars

Free PetFirst Pet Insurance for Adopters

Effective immediately, your pet is insured!  Just call this number, and sign up!

Your recent adoption includes 30-days of pet insurance from PetFirst. You must call 855-710-7387 in order to activate the insurance, so don’t wait.   Your 30-day pet insurance covers your pets for accidents and illnesses, and reimburses 100% of vet bills incurred during this time up to $500 per incident after a $50 deductible. It is effective at midnight EST following activation and is not retroactive to the date of your adoption, so call as soon as possible to ensure your pet is protected.

PetFirst allows you to extend or upgrade your pet’s coverage with affordable monthly payments.  Call 855-710-7387 to activate your coverage or discuss plan options.

But don’t stop there, if you’ve adopted from us recently, visit our Welcome Home page for tips on starting your dog out right!

Also, before your purchase any pet insurance, you might want to visit http://www.petinsurancereview.com/dog.asp to review what’s covered and what isn’t.  You can also review deductible and coverage amounts!

Sincerely,

The Dog Liberator, Inc.

I Felt That 1

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I found out that my sister-in-law was making dogs.  What?  It’s true!  My Dad told me all about it, and when I went to her facebook page, I was unglued!  This stuff is so adorable, I want one!

Trish writes:  Creating is my passion, but what I love most is creating for others.  So far, Needle Felting is my favorite form of expression. It’s versatile, colorful and FUN to play with.   What I find most fascinating is taking a barbed needle and hunk of raw wool – and by simply poking it (countless times) it ends up sculpted into a piece of art.  Give me an idea or photo of something you would like and I can take it from there.  Click here to visit Trish’s Etsy page or Click here to visit her Facebook page!

As soon as I published this page I noticed her new line of Christmas decorations.  I really really want one!  Merry Chris-Moose!  ROFL!

BarkBox

BarkBox fundraiser – Use our code TDLBBX1  and You get $5 off and we get a $15 donation!  

BarkBox is a New York City based dog-lovin’ company that sends high quality dog products to your pup every month. Each box is full of 4-6 goodies like bones, bully sticks, toys, treats, gadgets, shampoos, hygiene products, and more.

Fetchingtags

Awesome Dog Tags!This has a lot of Wow Factor!  You are not going to believe this… I’m SO EXCITED! We just received over 50 custom-made tags from http://fetchingtags.net/ They are amazing. They wrote to me a while back, and I mentioned that we rescue a lot of deaf, blind and special needs dogs.. this is incredible! On the back of every tag is our phone number! This is a huge donation to TDL!

Hilarious“Why do our tags excel where others fail? It’s pretty simple. They’re twice as thick as ordinary ID tags and they’re made from extremely tough, super-lightweight aircraft quality aluminum. Each character is deeply and artfully stamped, by hand, to endure your pet’s romping, frisky (or simply luxurious) life.

You’ll be glad to know that we’ve always been eco-friendly. At approximately 80% recycled content, our tags win the silver medal of green! And we use minimal packaging materials to deliver them directly to your pet from our studio in Georgia.”

Perfect for the Deaf Dogs!I can’t wait for my kids to see these!!!!! I already know which one Ralph and Winter should have!

But wait, there’s more. If you provide them with a copy of your adoption contract within 30 days of adopting your rescue dog, you can save 40% on a new order! That’s Cool!

We gave Claire Bear the first tag, Extra Special!

My Favorite Breed is Rescued

A new line of products available on Cafe Press!

Bart Revisited

It's Bart!

It’s Bart!

09/07/13 Update:  It’s been one year since Bart was adopted.  I guess I can let my hair down now!  I never stopped to think about what was going on during those sleepless nights, I was on auto pilot.  All I could think about was Goldie Hawn, and desperately trying to do more, do different, do something else.  I just couldn’t lose this pup.

Yes, there were times I didn’t think he’d make it.  I remember going to Dr. Oliver and telling him either he gives me a shot of something, or gives me something to save this dog!  Dr. Oliver is so cool!  He tweaked his meds… but probably just to sooth my nerves!

I didn’t know then that people… extremely close friends of mine, were talking – Talking behind my back.  Talking about the likelihood that should Bart die, I would quit.  It wasn’t until months passed, and Bart not only survived but was adopted, did my friends come clean with their fears.  They were right.  I just don’t think I could’ve handled it.

I wrote Bart’s story in three days.  It was amazing how the details were all in my memory, and how much I enjoyed writing this!  I’m really anxious to hear your reviews!

You can review and buy it on Lulu.com  Included in this book, are your comments!  The comments you left on Facebook as Bart flirted with death were uplifting.  This sickly pup had a lot of ups and downs, but he made it.  Your prayers, warm thoughts and cheers were appreciated.  While I felt very alone, wondering if I was doing enough, you were with me every single day!  Thank you!

Also included are sections written by Sarah White-Buxbaum, Holli Miller, and Bart’s owners, are also included in this book, most of which has never been shared before.

Click here to see Bart’s original post.

 

 

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