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EMS has introduced trained service dogs to help cut costs ;-)

Canines have been used for police work, search & rescue, tracking, service dogs, and a variety of other tasks.  Now they’re assisting   EMS  and doing so at a much lower cost.

See the examples below:


Breathe, damn you, breathe!

January 30, 2010 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, animal behavior, animals, Just One More Pet, On The Lighter Side, pet fun, Pets | , , | 2 Comments

Whiskey Tango’s Mardi Growl Fur~Ball (Hollywood, FL)

Masquerade For Dogs & their People!

You don’t want to miss the KICK Off of The City Of Hollywood’s Mardi Gras week!

Katia will be doing $10 Valentine & Mardi Gras photos! Check her new site with the variety of background settings, http://www.wix.com/KatiaX210/PhoDOGraphy-by-Katia.

Get your Mardi~Growl costume on with your Dog and win a $200 prize!

Could your Fur-Baby be the first Mardi~Growl Queen or King?

Whiskey Tango All American Bar & Grill’s full Menu: http://whiskeytangofl…



There may be $5 Valet Parking at the door to the venue, there is metered parking in the middle of Hollywood Blvd (Cost: $1.00 per hour, master meter, pay and display receipt, 1 machine, 26 parking spaces), or there is FREE parking in the city parking garage at 19th and Tyler (250 N. 19th Avenue) OR 20th and Van Buren (251 S. 20th Avenue).

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January 30, 2010 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, Just One More Pet, Pet Events, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dog rescued after 100-mile journey on ice floe

WARSAW, Poland – A dog had a lucky escape when a boat rescued him from an ice floe that had carried him more than 100 miles up a river and out onto the Baltic Sea.

“My crew saw… a shape moving on the water and we immediately decided to get closer to check if it was a dog or maybe a seal relaxing on the ice,” said Jan Joachim, senior officer aboard the Baltica.

“As we got closer to the ice floe we saw that it was a dog struggling not to fall into the water.”

Ship engineer Adam Buczynski managed to scoop the dog off the floe onto an inflatable dinghy and wrapped him in a blanket.

“He didn’t even squeal. There was just fear in his big eyes,” said Buczynski.

‘Right place at the right time’

The dog was first seen on the ice floe some 70 miles inland to the south on the Vistula river but firemen were unable to rescue him. When the Baltica crew found him, he had already drifted some 18 miles out to sea.

“We were in the right place at the right time,” said Joachim, noting that they rescued him shortly before nightfall.

Crew members are now trying to locate the dog’s owner.
Poland is in the grip of bitterly cold weather, with night temperatures in some areas falling as low as -31 Fahrenheit.

Source:  MSNBC

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January 29, 2010 Posted by | animal behavior, Animal Rescues, animals, Just One More Pet, Pets, Success Stories, Unusual Stories | , , | Leave a comment

400 Dogs And Cats Rescued From Shelter

Clarksdale, Mississippi (Jan 27th, 2010)

More than 400 dogs and cats have been rescued from “deplorable conditions” at a shelter in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

400 Dogs And Cats Rescued From Shelter

On Sunday morning an operation involving multiple animal rescue organizations swooped on the city’s animal shelter under the authority and request of the city of Clarksdale. Animals were being kept in overcrowded conditions and many had serious health complaints. The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), who assisted in the rescue, described the facility as being suitable for only 60 animals.

The ASPCA worked with local authorities to establish a temporary shelter for the animals, which included 40 cats and around 320 dogs, and was assisted by local organizations including In Defense of Animals, Mississippi Animal Rescue League and Mississippi Animal Response Team. These coordinated efforts were assisted by 4 local veterinarians. In addition, the Atlanta Humane Society is transporting at least 100 animals to Georgia where they will become available for adoption.

Tim Rickey, the ASPCA’s Senior Director of Field Investigations and Response, said that many of the animals appear to be healthy, but some have medical conditions, including mange, as well as injuries and bite wounds from living in communal, overcrowded and unsanitary conditions. “We are making sure that the animals’ immediate needs are being met, and all animals are being evaluated by a veterinarian and will receive appropriate care,” Rickey said. “This was a situation where the intake of unwanted animals was much higher than the number of animals being adopted, and it led to horrible living conditions. We are glad to be able to provide relief.”

Photograph courtesy In Defense of Animals

This is just another example of how we all need to be vigilant and pro-active in checking things out, noticing abuse of any kind, and reporting problems, abuse and questionable situations.

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January 28, 2010 Posted by | Animal Rescues, Fostering and Rescue, Just One More Pet, Pet Abuse, Pets | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

AMAZING What I NOW Think is CUTE!!

I was chatting with a long time dog show friend this morning – we have known each other for YEARS.  She knew of my Fera’s passing (she too has Rotties) and was tickled to death when she saw I had adopted Shannon – the little poodle “something” .

BGirl2.jpg image by feraspage

We were chatting and laughing as I relayed to her Shannon’s progress in the stress and anxiety department , her perfect “potty” record and how she is SO much at home here…

how she:

* has debeaded all my throw pillows

* chewed up an inkpen

* swiped my glasses off my nighstand (only half destroyed them)

* was just dragging a $45.00 bra into the livingroom to begin working on


Pat’s comment “isn’t it amazing what we NOW think is CUTE!!!!”  LOL

YUP- I had to agree – she is adorable!!

January 28, 2010 Posted by | animal behavior, Fostering and Rescue, Just One More Pet, Pets | | Leave a comment



Too old, too worn, too broken, no way.
Way past his time, he can’t run and play.
Then they shake their heads slowly and go on their way.
A little old man, arthritic and sore,
It seems I am not wanted anymore.
I once had a home, I once had a bed,
A place that was warm, and where I was fed.
Now my muzzle is grey, and my eyes slowly fail.
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn’t belong,
I got in their way, my attitude was wrong.
Whatever excuse they made in their head,
Can’t justify how they left me for dead.
Now I sit in this cage, where day after day,
The younger dogs get adopted away.
When I had almost come to the end of my rope,
You saw my face, and I finally had hope.
You saw through the grey, and the legs bent with age,
And felt I still had life beyond this cage.
You took me home, gave me food and a bed,
And shared your own pillow with my poor tired head.
We snuggle and play, and you talk to me low,
You love me so dearly, you want me to know.
I may have lived most of my life with another,
But you outshine them with a love so much stronger.
And I promise to return all the love I can give,
To you, my dear person, as long as I live.
I may be with you for a week, or for years,
We will share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears.
And when the time comes that God deems I must leave,
I know you will cry and your heart, it will grieve.
And when I arrive at the Bridge, all brand new,
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you.
And I will brag to all who will hear,
Of the person who made my last days so dear.

–  Author – Leslie Whalen, in memory of her dog Tray

One by One, they pass by my cage…

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January 25, 2010 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Fostering and Rescue, Just One More Pet, Pet Adoption, Pets, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Farewell to Wheely Willy

Above, Deborah Turner, right, owner of Wheely Willy, gets a hug from Shirley Vaughan during a memorial service for the Long Beach Chihuahua who served as a symbol of hope and courage as he sped along using a wheeled cart for his paralyzed hind legs. Willy passed away on December 22, 2009. The Tuesday service at the Long Beach Animal Care was moved indoors because of the rain. Below, Wheely Willy at the Belmont Shore Christmas Parade back in 2004.

(Steven Georges / Press-Telegram)

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January 24, 2010 Posted by | Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets, Unusual Stories, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Animal lovers can help relief groups in Haiti

January 21st, 2010, 11:50 am by Samantha Gowen, Pet Tales editor

haiti_struggles_with_death_The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has joined the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti, a coalition created to address the needs of animals in Haiti following the country’s devastating earthquake, and has pledged an initial $25,000 to support ARCH’s relief efforts.

ARCH is headed by The International Fund for Animal Welfare and the World Society for the Protection of Animals. In addition to the ASPCA, ARCH consists of a number of animal welfare groups including the American Humane Association, Best Friends, The Humane Society of the United States, Kinship Circle and Humane Society International.

A team of animal responders is staging in the Dominican Republic awaiting access to Haiti to begin work. ARCH plans to deploy a mobile clinic with vaccines, antibiotics, bandages, food, and other supplies in anticipation of bringing direct aid to animals. There are an estimated 5 million head of livestock in Haiti, mostly goats, as well as a large stray dog population, an untold number of companion animals, and native wildlife– all affected by the earthquake.

To donate to the Haitian relief efforts visit any of these coalition sites:

Orange County residents also can help by participating in two fundraisers Saturday.

Bake sale, vaccine clinic will benefit pets of Haiti

This little guy is waiting for a new home. He will be at an adoption event Saturday in Lake Forest. A bake sale there will be held to help animals in Haiti.Animal lovers here in Orange County can help the pets of Haiti this weekend at a two-pronged fundraiser hosted by The Pet Rescue Center.

The nonprofit will host a bake sale and then a grooming and vaccine clinic, both set for Saturday (Jan. 23).

The Pet Rescue Center, which rescues animals at risk for euthanasia from local shelters, will hold a bake sale during its pet adoption, planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the PetSmart, 23602 El Toro Road, in Lake Forest.

After that event, the rescue group – coupled with Dr. Matthew Wheaton’s Alicia Pet Care Center, 25800 Jeronimo Road, Mission Viejo – will hold a doggie bath and vaccine clinic. The event goes from 3 to 5 p.m.

Proceeds from both events will go directly to provide relief to animals in Haiti.

Read more from Erika Ritchie: Local veterinarian reaches out to animals in Haiti

(The cutie-pie pup above, by the way, is waiting for a new home. He will be at an adoption event Saturday in Lake Forest.)

Source: January 20th, 2010, 4:31 pm by Samantha Gowen, Pet Tales editor – Orange County Register

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January 22, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

O.C. shelter has evacuation info for pet owners

January 21st, 2010, 2:19 pm · posted by Samantha Gowen, Pet Tales editor

Adopt me: Click to read about Charles!

After reading news of pet evacuations at the Banning shelter in Riverside, Pet Tales sent an inquiry to Orange County Animal Care in Orange.

Ryan Drabek, the interim director at OCAC, shared this:

“Right now there are no planned evacuations for any of our cities, but we do have approximately 150 dog kennels and 150 cat kennels available should there be.  We’ve also ensured coverings on all of our outdoor kennels and all of our boilers (these are what heat our outdoor kennels) are functioning well.”

The shelter staff has included some emergency information on their homepage: www.ocpetinfo.com.

For easy reading, we’ve included evacuation instructions below:

Animal evacuation information

Voluntary evacuation
If you are under voluntary evacuation orders, OC Animal Care recommends finding a boarding facility for your pets or you may bring them to OC Animal Care for free boarding until the incident is over.  OC Animal Care is located at 561 The City Drive South, Orange.  Those needing assistance due to physical constraints, please contact OC Animal Care at 714-935-6848.

Mandatory evacuation
If you are under mandatory evacuation orders, it is recommended that you bring your pets to OC Animal Care for free boarding until the incident is over.  Those needing assistance due to physical constraints or if you are unable to get to your property to retrieve your pets, please contact OC Animal Care at 714-935-6848.

Horses and/or livestock evacuation

  • Horse owners may evacuate their animals to the OC Fair and Event Center (OCFEC).
  • Only large livestock and horses will be accepted (Smaller domestic pets such as cats and dogs should be sheltered at local veterinary clinics, animal hospitals or shelters. Contact OC Animal Care at 714-935-6848 for locations offering emergency shelter.)
  • Only animals from areas under official evacuation orders (voluntary or mandatory) can be accepted for emergency shelter at OCFEC Contact OC Animal Care at 714-935-6848 for a list of alternate locations.
  • Call 714-708-1588 to inform OCFEC Guest Relations Department how many animals are being dropped off prior to arrival.
  • Enter Gate 8 from Arlington Drive.
  • Animal owners must provide food, medication, supplies and any specific care instructions for their animals.
  • Visiting and care hours for animal owners are from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. Please call 714-708-1588 to make arrangements for deliveries and providing care outside of the regular hours (10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.).

January 22, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Winter Paw Care

Winter Paw Care Tips

Winter can be a tough time for your dog’s paw pads. Prevent winter weather-related paw pad injuries by following some basic dog paw care tips and the use of products designed for paw protection.

How To Prevent Paw Pad Injuries

One of the biggest threats to healthy paw pads is the salt used to melt ice on driveways, roads and sidewalks. Prolonged contact with deicers can lead to chemical burns on dog paws. If your dog is limping toward the end of a walk, deicing products may be hurting his feet. Whenever possible, get your dog off the salty sidewalk and into the grass or snow for walking.

Another threat from deicers is ingestion. Dogs may lick their paws or your boots and ingest deicing salts. To prevent your dog from ingesting deicing salts, keep a shallow bowl of warm water and a cloth near the entryway to your home so that you can wipe your boots and your dog’s paws when coming in from the cold.

Another common cause of sore paws during the cold winter months are the ice balls which form between the pads and toes of hairy-footed dog. To reduce the risk of ice balls, keep inter-pad hair trimmed neatly and short during the winter months. Not only can hairy feet contribute to the development of ice balls on the feet, paw hair can retain a lot of those nasty deicing salts. If your dog has hairy feet, trim them throughout the winter.

Dogs left in the cold for long periods of times are also at risk for frostbite on paws (and other extremities – ears, tail, etc.) and hypothermia. It is not advised that dogs spend hours in the cold. In winter, more frequent short walks are better for your dog than a single long walk. If you suspect your dog has hypothermia or frostbite, get him to a vet right away!

Additionally, just like the dry winter air can dry out human skin, it can contribute to the drying and cracking of dog paws. Bag Balm, a product available at nearly every pharmacy, applied in a thin layer daily or every other day should help keep your dog’s paws from cracking and bleeding. Keeping a humidifier in the house should also prevent dry, itchy skin for both you and your pet.

Products For Protecting Dog Paws

There are many products on the market designed to protect dog paw pads during the winter month, from “pet safe” deicing products to protective waxes and dog booties.

Safe Paw is a common pet-friendly deicer, but sand, small stones, and kitty litter (non-clumping) are also options for deicing while protecting your dog’s pads from injury and chemical burns.

Musher’s Secret is one of the most popular paw waxes. Paw wax is applied to the pads of the feet before a walk; forming a protective barrier between the paw and the salty sidewalk or pavement. Paw wax will wear away after extended exercise, and should be reapplied before each walk.

The best protection for your dog’s paws and pads are dog booties. Just as wearing boots in the winter protects your pads, dog booties will prevent injury to your dog’s feet. Dog boots can protect your dog’s paws from salt, ice balls, and cutting his pads on sharp items that may be hidden under the snow or sharp ice. Proper sizing of dog booties is especially important in ensuring that the booties are comfortable for your dog to wear and maximize paw protection.

Muttluks and Ruffwear are two popular providers of dog booties. If you are crafty, check out this great DIY page for a guideline on how to make your own home made dog booties.

Dog booties may look silly, but really are the ultimate protection for your dog. Human snowsuits look silly also, but are they not the best for keeping sledding kids warm? Just as your kid may not want to wear a snowsuit, your dog may not initially like wearing booties. With a little time and patience, you can train your dog to love wearing his dog boots!

Teach your dog to be comfortable having his paws handled by people before even trying to apply the boots. When your dog is comfortable having his paws handled, begin introducing the boots one at a time, and for very short periods of time. Use lots of yummy treats when the dog has the boots on, to teach him that it is nothing to worry about – in fact, boots on his paws make really good stuff happen (initially treats, eventually walks)! Once he’s ok with a bootie on each paw individually, put two boots on in random combinations. Then introduce all four boots, and let him practice walking around the house. Once he’s comfortable in the house, walk him around the back yard and front yard. At this point, your dog will realize that “these boots are made for walking!” So bundle up, both of you, and get out there in the snow for some safe, wintery exercise.

Source:  Dogster

January 21, 2010 Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, Pet Health, Pets, responsible pet ownership | , , , | 1 Comment