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All I Want From Santa Is YOU

“The greatest Christmas gift is giving!!” 

There are more homeless pets than there have been in decades.  There are also more needy and homeless children, seniors and unemployed than there have been in decades.  Give a little more this year and eat or entertain a little less.  Give to toys for tots, give to shelters, volunteer, and donate to give families and the needy a meal for the Christmas and Christmas Eve.  But for you group you can actually save lives… that groups I homeless pets and animals.

Many shelters and rescues have lowered their fees for adoptions.  www.bestfriends.org is one and I have heard several of the government… city and county shelters and local rescues are doing the same and are also asking for donations to feed and house pets who are not adopted before the holidays.

 

Video: All I Want From Santa Is YOU!

 

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There are so many animals hoping for homes this holiday season. Help Santa make a homeless pet’s dreams come true! Because the only thing they’ve ever wished for is you. Become a champion of love and help us move closer to a time of No More Homeless Pets.

Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®. At the core of Best Friends’ work is the dream that one day kindness will replace cruelty, and animals will no longer be destroyed because they are unwanted or imperfect. Spaying and neutering will be the rule for all pets and adoption will be the first option for everyone. Making this dream a reality is the mission we call No More Homeless Pets. The society’s leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country’s largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the personal and financial support of a grassroots network of supporters and community partners across the nation. For more information visit: www.bestfriends.org

There are pets of all types available for adoption or fostering:  dogs, cats, horses, pocket pet, birds, reptiles, fish, exotics and the list goes one.

If you plan to get a pet for someone else… make sure that you consider whether they can afford it and then take them along to chose the pet that claims their heart.

A great gift in these tough times is supplies and food for families, friends and neighbors out of work or having a tough time, so they can keep and feed their pets.

And if you love pets, there is always room to adopt just one more pet and the holiday season is a great time to do so.  They will add to your joy and you will have saved a life!

 

A Dog Named Christmas

Video:  A Dog Named Christmas DVD (Hallmark Hall of Fame)

 

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Best Friends Adorable Adoptables - All I want fromn Santa is you!

December 21, 2010 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, animals, Dogs, Fostering and Rescue, Help Familie Keep Their Pets, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Pet Adoption, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets, responsible pet ownership, Stop Euthenization, We Are All God's Creatures | , | 7 Comments

Pet Friendly St Patrick’s Day Events

DFW offer many pet-friendly events this St. Patrick's Day.St. Patrick’s Day is possibly the most celebrated holiday in Dallas, with the Annual Greenville Avenue St. Patty’s Day Parade being at the forefront of the revelry and several smaller festivities taking place around the Metroplex. Be sure to include your furry friends in the merriment by checking out one or more of these pet-friendly St. Patty’s Day events.

5K Mutt Strut & 4th Annual St. Paddy’s Pooch Party
Saturday, March 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Stewart Creek Park, 3700 Sparks Rd, The Colony

This annual event is sure to bring pets and their people out for a morning run (or jog or even walk) and the party that follows. Registration for the 5K Mutt Strut begins at 8 a.m. and the run begins at 8:30 a.m. The St. Paddy’s Pooch Party starts at 10:00 a.m. and will include pet portraits, arts and crafts, low cost pet vaccines, pet contests, live music, and great food. (Official Event Website)

Lochrann’s Paddy Dash
Saturday, March 13 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Frisco Square, Dallas North Tollway & Main Street (FM 720), Frisco
Lochrann’s Irish Pub and Eatery is hosting a 5k Fun Run/Walk, a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and a Kids 50-Yard Piddy Pat Dash to benefit the Frisco Family Service Center. The event is dog-friendly, and every dog that registers for the 5k or 1-mile run/walk will receive a gift. Proceeds from canine registration fees will go towards Frisco Dog Park, Inc. to help bring a dog park to the city of Frisco. (Official Event Website)

ShamRock‘n Roll Pet Parade
Sunday, March 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
West End Market Place, Downtown Dallas

The 3rd Annual ShamRock’n Roll Pet Parade begins at the corner of Munger Avenue and Market Street at 4:00 p.m. The parade’s Grand Marshall will be Jimmy the Texas Bagpiper and will also include Shandon Irish Dancers and adoptable pets from the SPCA of Texas. Awards for Best Pet Costume and Best Pet and Pet Pal Look-a-Like will be presented. Registration begins at 2 p.m. at thePetropolitan Doggie Day Spa booth.

St. Patrick’s Day Paw-ty
Wednesday, March 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Three Dog Bakery, 1251 E. Southlake Blvd, Suite 323, Southlake

This Southlake doggie paradise will be celebrating Luck o’ the Irish Setter day as well as store mascot Diesel’s birthday. Three Dog Bakery is providing free birthday cake for your furry friends as well as appetizers and beverages for their two-legged guests. Don’t forget your dog’s green gear – prizes will be awarded for the best St. Patrick’s Day dressed dog.

Hat Tip to:  LA Examiner

St. Puppy’s Day – Saturday in St Petersburg, FL

The pet-friendly event kicks off with an Irish brunch. Dogs can roam the fenced festival ground, with music, Irish dancers, a Puppy Costume Parade, “Most Irish Dog” contest, adoptable pets and more. Dog and cat food drive benefits the Tampa Bay Humane Society. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dubliner Irish Pub, 12836 Henderson Road, Tampa. Free. (813) 300-2076. http://www.thedublineririshpub.com.

Denver Pet Friendly St. Patty’s Parade

Starts at 27th and Blake Sts., Denver
303/321-7888
www.saintpatricksdayparade.com/denver.htm

It’s not like events in Chicago or Boston, but Denver’sSt. Patrick’s Day Parade is huge and very popular. The parade winds its way through a portion of LoDo—where there are conveniently many brewpubs and bars—with a variety of things Irish or not, like bagpipers and beauty queens riding in convertibles and little dogs doing tricks.

The weather can sometimes be downright wintry in March, but people still dye their hair green to match their outfits and come out for a day of celebration. The parade is held on the weekend closest to March 17 on any given year.

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March 18, 2010 Posted by | Just One More Pet, On The Lighter Side, Pet Events, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Valentines Day For And With Your Pets

This Valentine Holiday Reward the Dog or Cat Who Loves You Best

For your pet, you are the center of the universe. Reward his devotion this Valentine’s Day with a special gift.

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Your pet is a member of the family, and he deserves to be remembered on Valentine’s Day. Sometimes our pets seem like the only ones who understand us. On special holidays, don’t forget their contribution; include them in the festivities and remember them when the time comes for gift giving. After all, human partners come and go, but your furry or feathery companion is always there for you.

Explore the World of Pet Gifts this Valentine’s Day

Instead of the usual chew toy or catnip mouse, explore some of the new and interesting products available for your pets. From designer outfits to gourmet biscuits, it’s a whole new world when it comes to pet products. You may not be interested in the extravagance of a dog stroller that keeps Fido’s feet dry when he takes an excursion through the park, or a cat enclosure that will allow you to take puss along with you on your dog’s walk, but self-cleaning litter boxes, GPS tracking chips, and herbal essences that are designed to be used like aromatherapy might just fit the bill when it comes to remembering your pet on Valentine’s Day.

Consider Your Pet’s Personality When Buying a Gift

You know your pet has a unique personality, and it’s also important to remember that he has emotions, fears, and routines, too. Some pets are very physically active, some are vain, some like to be the life of the party, and others enjoy a good puzzle. With a little thought and some research, you’ll know the type of products your pet will appreciate, and have an idea where to get the best deal on them.

Internet sites as well as the large pet supply outlets have made these products readily available, and you don’t have to search very far to find impressive product offerings.

Give Your Pet the Gift of Health and Safety on Valentine’s Day

While you are looking for ways to thank your pet for all of the things he does for you, don’t forget to educate yourself about his needs. Are his inoculations current? Does he have pet insurance? In a health emergency, would you know what to do until help arrives? Many pets die needlessly every year as a result of ingesting human foods that are poisonous to them.

Do you know about the common foods that could hurt or kill your pet?

German Shephard with Heart

Valentine’s Day can be as much fun for pets as it is for humans if dangerous foods, flora and other items are kept out of paws’ reach. Each year our poison control experts see a rise in cases around February 14, many involving chocolate and lilies, a flower that’s potentially fatal to cats. So please heed our experts’ advice—don’t leave the goodies lying around on Lover’s Day.

Pet-Safe Bouquets

Many pet owners are still unaware that all species of lily are potentially fatal to cats. When sending a floral arrangement, specify that it contain no lilies if the recipient has a cat—and when receiving an arrangement, sift through and remove all dangerous flora. If your pet is suffering from symptoms such as stomach upset, vomiting or diarrhea, he may have ingested an offending flower or plant. Use our online toxic and nontoxic plant libraries as visual guides of what and what not should be in your bouquets.

Forbidden Chocolate

Seasoned pet lovers know the potentially life-threatening dangers of chocolate, including baker’s, semi sweet, milk and dark. In darker chocolates, methylxanthines—caffeine-like stimulants that affect gastrointestinal, neurologic and cardiac function—can cause vomiting/diarrhea, hyperactivity, seizures and an abnormally elevated heart rate. The high-fat content in lighter chocolates can potentially lead to a life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas. Go ahead and indulge, but don’t leave chocolate out for chowhounds to find.

Careful with Cocktails

Spilled wine, half a glass of champagne, some leftover liquor are nothing to cry over until a curious pet laps them up. Because animals are smaller than humans, a little bit of alcohol can do a lot of harm, causing vomiting, diarrhea, lack of coordination, central nervous system depression, tremors, difficulty breathing, metabolic disturbances and even coma. Potentially fatal respiratory failure can also occur if a large enough amount is ingested.

Life Is Sweet

So don’t let pets near treats sweetened with xylitol. If ingested, gum, candy and other treats that include this sweetener can result in a sudden drop in blood sugar known as hypoglycemia. This can cause your pet to suffer depression, loss of coordination and seizures.

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Don’t let pets near roses or other thorny stemmed flowers. Biting, stepping on or swallowing their sharp, woody spines can cause serious infection if a puncture occurs. “It’s all too easy for pets to step on thorns that fall to the ground as a flower arrangement is being created,” says Dr. Louise Murray, Director of Medicine for the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital. De-thorn your roses far away from pets.

Playing with Fire

It’s nice to set your evening a-glow with candlelight, but put out the fire when you leave the room. Pawing kittens and nosy pooches can burn themselves or cause a fire by knocking over unattended candles.

Wrap it Up

Gather up tape, ribbons, bows, wrapping paper, cellophane and balloons after presents have been opened—if swallowed, these long, stringy and “fun-to-chew” items can get lodged in your pet’s throat or digestive tract, causing her to choke or vomit.

The Furry Gift of Life?

Giving a cuddly puppy or kitten may seem a fitting Valentine’s Day gift—however, returning a pet you hadn’t planned on is anything but romantic. Companion animals bring with them a lifelong commitment, and choosing a pet for someone else doesn’t always turn out right

February 15, 2010 Posted by | Just One More Pet, Pets, responsible pet ownership | , , , , | 1 Comment

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…

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MAP TO PARKING

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

Match the Dogs

A little late, but just got this… hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a blessed, bright, fulfilling New Year!

When you go to the site below, click on the dogs and match them up and see what happens..  Merry (Belated) Christmas and enjoy!!!!

Match the dogs

Woof Woof…

Angel, Apachi, Angelina and Princess Relentless

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Dad playing with us after opening our stockings

Christmas Morning 2009…. A,A,A & PR

January 5, 2010 Posted by | Just One More Pet, On The Lighter Side, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Pets (and You)

1. I will take my pet(s) to a veterinarian for a yearly examination. Maintaining their health will not only save me money in the long run, but my pet will live a longer and happier life as well.  I will also had alternative and holistic treatments and remedies like acupuncture, chiropractic care and natural herbs and vitamins to their care.

2. I most certainly will keep my pet’s vaccinations up-to-date. A lot of ailments can be avoided and my pet deserves to be treated with the resources available today.  But I will do my homework and make sure that my pets are not over-vaccinated.

3. I will feed my pet a healthy variety and will do my homework as to the right combination of pet food made with natural and healthy ingredients, raw food and/or cooked lean meats and vegetables as part of their diet.  The false information that so called people food, minus a short no-no list, is bad for  them has been proven untrue; made up by the pet food industry.  Feeding my pets good quality food in appropriately designated amounts will keep them healthy. They like routine feeding times and habits and will come to count on my discipline… although a little snack now and then won’t hurt.

4. I will report any and all suspicion of animal abuse or neglect.  It is my responsibility to be vigilant and report any abuses and be part of the solution.

5. I will take my pets to training classes and use the techniques suggested so that they are well behaved animals. They will come to know what’s expected from them and this will make my life and theirs less chaotic and more fun.

6. I will keep my pet thoroughly groomed which includes brushing, clipping, bathing or whatever else is necessary to keep them and my household more comfortable. This will reduce the amount of dander and hair that lingers, and keep longer haired animals cooler in the summer.

7. I will not ignore my pets. They need exercise just as much as I do. Keeping them locked up in a postage stamp sized backyard is not daily exercise and keeping them cooped up in a crate all night or all day while I leave or go to work, where they can’t relieve themselves or play is inhumane!  Also, every pet is different and most need some type of activity or play time, other than just a walk, and many dogs love to go along in the car.  If I am gone a lot, I will consider getting a pet sitter or walker and possibly a second pet (of same type) as a companion.

8. I will be consistent when relating to my pet what is expected of them concerning their behavior with appropriate awards and punishment. I will never harm my animals when they misbehave, but rather my tone of voice will inform them of wrong doings.  I will also learn to adjust my concept of the perfect pet to their needs and shortcomings.  And I will never use methods like shock collars and the like to try and modify my pets behavior.

9. I will say no to exotic pets and animals, they’re called wildlife for a reason, unless taking them temporarily is the only option.

10. I will take care to remove all dangerous objects, hazards, and chemicals from within the reach of my and visiting animals in my home. I will keep a pet first aid kit handy in case they get hurt, plus always have the nearest emergency room and ASPCA poison control numbers posted and with me.

Bonus: I will love my pet! After all it is I who decided to have them in the first place and they depend upon me for their well being.  Pets, and all animals, like children deserve love and attention and are a lifetime commitment.

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January 2, 2010 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, animal abuse, animal behavior, Animal Rescues, Animal Rights And Awareness, animals, Fostering and Rescue, Just One More Pet, Pet Abuse, Pet Adoption, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pet Health, Pet Nutrition, Pets, Stop Animal Cruelty, Stop Euthenization, Toughen Animal Abuse Laws and Sentences, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , , | Leave a comment

Merry Christmas From Just One More Pet

Okay Where's the Party- sm

December 27, 2009 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal and Pet Photos, animal behavior, Just One More Pet, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pet owners cut back on gifts… but not for their cuddly dogs and cats

Santa poses with Chihuahua last weekend at Petco Kips Bay.

Santa poses with Chihuahua last weekend at Petco Kips Bay.

While frugal holiday shoppers are trimming humans from their lists this year, pet lovers are still finding room in their budgets to splurge on their four-legged friends.

“Whether they’ve been naughty or nice, they’re the only ones I’m shopping for this year,” said underemployed freelance designer Lynne Rothschild, of her mutt, Cassidy, and spoiled tabbies, Ludwig and Harry. “Everyone else is getting a card.”

A recent poll by The Associated Press and Petside.com found 52% of pet owners plan to buy their animals a holiday gift, up from 43% last year. That’s despite the finding, in a separate survey by The AP and GfK Roper, that 93% of Americans plan to spend less overall or about the same as last year during the holidays.

Local boutiques and pet shops say sales are steady from last year, with people spending more on gourmet treats and chew toys than on higher-priced items.

“Anything personalized is always a big winner,” said Betty Wong, who runs Buttercup’s Pawtisserie, in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and sells her line of all-natural homemade treats online at buttercupspaw.com. Decorative holiday treats such as snowflake biscuits, dreidel cookies and personalized ‘Pupcakes’ are among the hottest sellers, she said.

Meanwhile, donations are down at animal shelters and rescue groups, creating a bleak outlook for many needy animals.

If you can’t adopt or donate, consider giving a gift that gives back to the animals.

Rational Animal, a nonprofit that creates campaigns for rescue groups and animal organizations, will donate proceeds from its fabulous “In Perfect Harmony: Music Legends and their Animals” calendar to a variety of local groups. The 2010 calendar, which features vintage photos of music icons such as Billie Holiday, Michael Jackson, Sting, John Lennon, Frank Zappa and Patti Smith with their animals sells for $19.95 at www.rational-animal.org.

Donating an item on a shelter or rescue group’s “Wish List” is another way to give back. Shelters, such as NYC Animal Care & Control (nycacc.org), are in desperate need of items ranging from food, toys and towels to cameras and other equipment that makes finding homes for needy animals a little bit easier.

Or, instead of buying a puppy as a gift, purchase a gift certificate toward a future adoption at your local shelter or rescue group.

Santa’s also been making his way around town. Last weekend, dozens of pups took a turn on Santa’s lap at Petco Kips Bay, where a portion of the proceeds went to the local cat rescue group City Critters.

Tomorrow, it’s cats only at the Santa Clawz Holiday Cat Agility and Fashion Show, featuring agility, book signings, cat fashions and cat adoptions. Feisty felines that promise not to scratch or tear off Santa’s beard are invited to crawl up his leg for a photo. The event, hosted by New York Tails magazine and Ada Nieves, runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Animal Haven SoHo, 251 Centre St.

On Monday, grab a toy and head for Toys for Dogs holiday drive to benefit the Humane Society of New York, hosted by Animal Fair, at Cipriani Wall Street, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Source: Daily News – BY AMY SACKS

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December 20, 2009 Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, Just One More Pet, On The Lighter Side, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Santa Photos With Fido or other Furry and Feathered Friends

Many places these days offer photos for pets with Santa.  Some do better jobs than others!!  Even within the a chain like PetsMart, the quality of the photos varies with the group doing the photos in individual stores.  And remember, most are Poloroid, so if they come out well have them copied or scan them in.

It really, really depends on your Petsmart location and who is doing the photos.  Most of the Petsmart “pictures with Santa” are sponsored/ run by local rescues inside the store, so the quality really varies. At our local Petsmart, you basically get a Polaroid of your dog sitting on Santa’s lap. Others may have a higher quality set up and better photographers.  Some allow and even encourage you to be part of the photo.

Some local malls have pets days and even some smaller pet store chains do Santa photos. They have a special “pictures with Santa” day during which dogs were allowed inside the mall in the evening for the photos. They are usually  sponsored by a rescue so the proceeds going to a good cause. The pictures are usually okay, but not great. Nothing to write home about but when you have x amount of dogs waiting in line and lots of stuff going on, even the best photographer may not manage making your dog look good in the picture.  And t is fun to have a photo with Santa.  Some of the photos of ourselves or our kids with Santa aren’t the greatest either, but as the years go by they seem to get better and better!

Some places will allow you to bring your own camera and take a shot as long as you buy their package.

Santa pet photos are usually with dogs, but I’ve seen people come in with cats, bunnies, ferrets pot belly pigs and even birds, but I would suggest coming in at a slow time to do that, or the cats and birds will be spooked and even try to run or fly away.  I did see a Santa come for the day to an exotic bird shop where people came with their large parrots and cockatoos.

Even with dogs, remember there will often be lots of dogs in line and Santa can be a scary figure to some!

Libby & Santa 2009 santababy

Councilman Ed Reisinger plays Santa at Locust Point Dog Park

Kitties with Big Brother and Santa at PetSmart

Merry Christmas… the Season has begun!

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December 1, 2009 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, Just One More Pet, Pet Events, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is There Leftover Pie???

Hope You All Had a Safe, Blessed and Yummy Thanksgiving

And a Second Piece of PUMPKIN PIE before someone else got to it –  Too cute not to pass on, even a day late

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And have the pie while listening to the: The Turkey Blues

November 28, 2009 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, Just One More Pet, On The Lighter Side, pet fun, Pets | , , | Leave a comment