Sunday, August 30, 2015

Responsible Dog Owner Days Are Here!

Are you a responsible dog owner? Take the AKC Responsible Dog Owner Pet Promise!

1. I will never overlook my responsibilities for this living being and recognize that my dog’s welfare is totally dependent on me.

2. I will always provide fresh water and quality food for my dog.

3. I will socialize my dog via exposure to new people, places and other dogs.

4. I will take pride in my dog's appearance with regular grooming.

5. I will recognize the necessity of basic training by teaching my dog to reliably sit, stay and come when called.

6. I will take my dog to the vet regularly and keep all vaccinations current.

7. I will pick-up and properly dispose of my dog's waste.

8. I will make sure my dog is regarded as an AKC Canine Good Citizen® by being aware of my responsibilities to my neighbors and to the community.

9. I will ensure that the proper amount of exercise and mental stimulation appropriate for my dog’s age, breed and energy level is provided.

10. I will ensure that my dog has some form of identification (which may include collar tags, tattoo or microchip ID).

11. I will adhere to local leash laws.

Post your name and your dog's names in the comments if you are a responsible dog owner.


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Monday, August 24, 2015

Happy National Dog Day!

Do you know what Wednesday, August 26th is?  It's National Dog Day!  Let's celebrate!

National Dog Day was founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige.  It is a day to help remind people of the number of dogs that are in shelters and need to be rescued.  You know how important that is to Mom and me.  And so we encourage everyone to celebrate National Dog Day.

Here are some ways for you and your dog to celebrate on Wednesday:

1.  Check out the official National Dog Day website and consider becoming a partner or sponsor!

2.  Is your fur baby an only child?  Adopt a playmate from your local shelter! 

3.  Can't adopt?  Volunteer!  Shelters can always use an extra helping hand.

4.  No time to volunteer?  Donate blankets, food, or cold, hard, cash to your local shelter!  National Dog Day urges everyone - even non-dog owners - to donate $5 to their local shelter on National Dog Day.

5.  Have a party and invite all of your friends and their dogs!

6.  Post your favorite dog photo in the comments section!

7.  Buy an official National Dog Day T-shirt!

8.  Spend some time with your fur baby!  Take them for a walk.  Bathe them or at least brush them.  Buy them a new toy, or leash, or collar.  Teach them a new trick. 

9.  Spread the word about National Dog Day!

10.  Remember - we love you!  All we want is for you to love us back.  Share the doggy love!