Entries from the ‘Adoption’ Category

Survey Says!

Survey Says!

Posted by Pia

On the heels of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share some new information regarding how multiple humans view their canine’ kids’. A recent study conducted by Kelton Research reveals that 8 in 10 Pet Parents surveyed consider their dogs to be equal members of the family.
Given that social justice issues are subtly reflected …

Yo Mama!

Yo Mama!

Posted by Pia

Being a mom doesn’t mean you have to be the same species as your “kids!” So here’s a huge “Happy Mother’s Day” to those of you who are the loving mothers of fur children (or those with feathers, scales, etc). You deserve to be celebrated, applauded, wagged at, sat on, purred to and licked this …

Pet First Aid Part 3

Pet First Aid Part 3

Posted by Pia

In the past two weeks we Daily Waggers have gotten some great first aid tips from expert Denise Fleck (Part 1, Part 2)! In today’s final visit with Denise, we will learn some of the basic guidelines for companion animal CPR. Please note that this advice is in no way a substitute for …

Pet First Aid Part II

Pet First Aid Part II

Posted by Pia

I’m glad to hear you DW’ers found last week’s Pet First Aid Part I to be so valuable! As promised, instructor Denise Fleck is back this week offering more life-saving tips for what to do if your pet is choking. According to Denise, “The Best 911 for Your Choking Dog is YOU!”
One Lucky Dog’s …

Pet First Aid

Pet First Aid

Posted by Pia

For the next few Thursdays we have the privilege of receiving expert life-saving advice from pet first aid and CPR instructor Denise Fleck. I met Denise and her beloved dog Sunny many years ago when she volunteered to help with an adoption promoting video. Years later I took her pet first aid and CPR …

Save a Life? There’s an App For That.

Save a Life? There’s an App For That.

Posted by Pia

While popular Facebook apps like Farmville allow users to trade imaginary cows and chickens, Pet Pardons (Facebook account required to view) lets you advocate for actual animals whose time at the shelter is almost up. And all of this can be done with a simple click of the mouse (not a real mouse!). Here …

Tax Time: Accounting for Furry Dependents

Tax Time: Accounting for Furry Dependents

Posted by Pia

As Uncle Sam comes-a-callin’ this time of year, I decided to enlist my accountant and fellow animal lover Mary Tonden to share some priceless pet-related tax tips with you.
To all you tax-paying animal lovers out there,
I can’t tell you how many clients ask me if they can claim their beloved pooch or kitty as a …

Old Socks, New Tricks

Old Socks, New Tricks

Posted by Pia

Maybe your dryer has the dog’s best interest in mind when it leaves you with just 1 sock from each pair. Here are a couple of dog- and Earth-friendly ways to put those loners to good use!
Sock Sweater
For little dogs like my Minnow, a generous-sized sock makes a comfy sweater. Just cut off the toe …

Martha Receives a National Humanitarian Medal!

Martha Receives a National Humanitarian Medal!

Posted by F&S

Did you happen to read Martha’s blog on Wednesday, when she reported how she received the National Humanitarian Medal for her advocacy of animal care and protection from the American Humane Association?  Well, we are so proud of her and we feel honored, too!  During her acceptance speech, she gave a slide presentation of her …

Lights, Camera, Adoption!

Lights, Camera, Adoption!

Posted by Pia

I’ll let the photos tell the tale. But as usual we had a great time visiting Martha this week. As always, we snapped lots of behind-the-scenes photos to share with you Daily Waggers!
Major thanks to Purina for sponsoring the live segment about the importance of adoption!
Also, be sure to click on the cute pup …