(CBS) Summer in Southern California means surfs up for
everyone--even the dog.
“Buddy is a very playful dog and he's a family dog its all about
love,” owner Bruce Hooker said. “He loves to play with the kids
and us and whatever we're doing he wants to do with us.”
Buddy is an 8-year-old Jack Russell terrier, with lots of
energy. He's been surfing the Ventura coast since he was two,
astonishing everyone who sees him.
Hooker says he didn’t start out actually trying to teach Buddy
“I don't think you can do that with a dog,” Hooker said. “Once
he got on the board then he got the surf stoke. He decided it
was something he absolutely loved.”
2006 Humane Teen of the Year
She vaccinates, medicates, and bathes
homeless cats, teaches children about
responsible pet care, maintains a
vegetarian diet, and speaks out against
animal cruelty every chance she gets.
Sixteen-year-old Amanda Anges of
Springvale, Maine, has been selected as
the 2006 Humane Teen of the Year. Learn
about her impressive accomplishments at www.humaneteen.org.
know teens who make a real difference
for animals? Let us know! Young people
in grades 7-12 are eligible to
apply online for next year's
Credited With Saving Teen From
29, 11:21 PM
MEYERS, Fla. - A pit bull who
was recently adopted by a family
after wondering onto a
construction site may have saved
a teen girl from a house fire on
Seals, 17, was already safely
out of the house by the time
firefighters arrived, the
News-Press of Fort Meyers
called me screaming," said
Leticia Vega, 36, the sister of
Seals' boyfriend Javier Garcia,
23, who owns the home. "She said
the dog woke her up barking,
jumped on the bed and bit her on
was taken to the hospital for a
checkup, but Garcia said she was
going to be fine.
fire Chief Steve Clyatt said
blaze appears to have been
caused by a bad extension cord
on a window air conditioner.
said her oldest brother, Gabriel
Garcia, found the dog while he
didn't pay no mind to it," Vega
said. "He just kept working and
the dog just stayed there so he
brought it home. He doesn't
usually bark. He's real
Animals In Translation Grandin, Dr. Temple
the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal
Behavior Temple Grandin's Animals in
Translation speaks in the clear voice of a
woman who emerged from the other side of autism,
bringing with her an extraordinary message about
how animals think and feel. Temple's
professional training as an animal scientist and
her history as a person with autism have given
her a perspective like that of no other expert
in the field. Standing at the intersection of
autism and animals, she offers unparalleled
observations and groundbreaking ideas about
Autistic people can often think the way animals
think -- in fact, Grandin and co-author
Catherine Johnson see autism as a kind of way
station on the road from animals to humans --
putting autistic people in the perfect position
to translate "animal talk." Temple is a faithful
guide into their world, exploring animal pain,
fear, aggression, love, friendship,
communication, learning, and, yes, even animal
genius. Not only are animals much smarter than
anyone ever imagined, in some cases animals are
The sweep of Animals in Translation is
immense, merging an animal scientist's thirty
years of study with her keen perceptions as a
person with autism -- Temple sees what others
If you read the front page story of the SF
Chronicle today-Thursday, Dec 15, 2005, you would
have read about a female humpback whale who had
become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and
lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds
of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat.
She also had hundreds of yards of line (rope)
wrapped around her body-her tail, her torso, a line
tugging in her mouth.
A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farralon
Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an
environmental group for help. Within a few hours,
the rescue team arrived and determined that she was
so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in
and untangle her-a very dangerous proposition. One
slap of the tail could kill a rescuer. They worked
for hours with curved knives and eventually freed
When she was free, the divers say she swam in what
seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to
each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged
them, pushed them gently around. She thanked them.
Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful
experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope
out of her mouth says her eye was following him the
whole time, and he will never be the same.
May we all be so blessed and as fortunate in the New Year----to be
untangled from the things that we think are binding
us. Happy 2006!!!
As we mark the
anniversary of Earth Day, our
nation’s wolves are under assault. That is
why Defenders of Wildlife is asking you to
join with us this Earth Day by
We urgently need your help.
Here are just a few of the threats facing
In Alaska, nearly
have been slaughtered under that state’s
barbaric aerial gunning program
that allows marksmen to gun down wolves from
the air, or chase them to exhaustion and
then land and shoot them. Hundreds more are
slated to die. To help us end this horrific
adopt a wolf today!
The Federal Government has
turned over wolf management to the state of
Idaho which has vowed to rid the state of
wolves “by any means necessary.” Now the
state has plans to eliminate 75% of the
wolves in the Clearwater National Forest.
Help us stop them by
adopting a wolf today!
Your tax-deductible wolf
adoption gift will help fund media, public
outreach and grassroots efforts to protect
wolves. When you
adopt a wolf we’ll send you or someone
you choose a plush wolf toy and certificate
of adoption suitable for framing.
DECEMBER 29, 2005
Welcome to our weekly email newsletter, your source
for the latest news from our animal welfare
community and information on pending humane
ASPCA News Alert,
the weekly newsletter of the
American Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to
ALERT: POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS
WINTER WEATHER PRODUCTS YOU
SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
the mercury begins to dip,
the ASPCA Animal Poison
Control Center (APCC) is
urging pet parents to take
steps to prevent accidental
exposures to two potentially
dangerous products commonly
used during the
winter—antifreeze and ice
products containing ethylene
glycol are highly toxic, and
can produce life-threatening
kidney damage, even in small
amounts. "Most cases of
antifreeze poisoning occur
around the pet’s home," says
the APCC’s Dana Farbman, CVT,
"and are usually due to
improper storage or
disposal." If you plan to
use antifreeze this winter,
please take the following
clean up spills immediately,
and regularly check your car
- Store antifreeze
containers in clearly marked
sealed containers, in areas
that are inaccessible to
- Consider switching to a
product that contains
propylene glycol, which is
less toxic to pets.
both liquid and solid forms,
ice melts are used to melt
ice and snow on slippery
sidewalks, roadways and
driveways. "Dermal exposure
to paws is very common, and
can result in irritation of
the skin," says Farbman.
Additionally, pets may
ingest ice melt from their
paws or directly from the
ground. Depending on the
amount ingested, this can
result in a variety of
effects, from drooling and
diarrhea to excessive
thirst, low blood pressure,
decreased muscle function
and, in severe cases,
seizures, coma and even
suspect that your animal
companion may have been
exposed to ice melts or
antifreeze, call your
veterinarian or the ASPCA
Animal Poison Control
Center's emergency hotline
at (888) 426-4435 for
assistance. For more poison
please visit ASPCA online.
END OF SESSION REPORTS
Many humane bills were signed into law during state
legislative sessions in 2005. Unfortunately, many
important measures also died—and even worse, some
inhumane legislation was passed. Do you know how
animals fared in your state this year?
Doree, a one-year
old Shih Tzu/Lhasa Apso mix, had been living the
life of a pampered "only child" when her mom and
dad, Yvonne and Curtis Donaldson, started
looking for a second pet. "Doree needed a
friend," Yvonne said. "She has a lot of energy
and needs someone to play with -- we can’t keep
up with her!" Using an Internet search engine,
Yvonne and Curtis found
911 (www.PETS911.com) and began checking the
site frequently to find the perfect addition to
One afternoon, Yvonne saw a listing for a
9-month old Shih Tzu mix at the local animal
control shelter, with his adoption availability
listed as the next morning. Yvonne knew from her
past adoption experience that if she wanted this
little puppy, she would first need to obtain his
kennel number from the shelter. Yvonne hopped
into her car and rushed to the shelter, which
was located 45 minutes away. "I arrived a few
minutes before they closed," Yvonne said. "When
I saw him, I just knew he would be perfect. He
was so tiny and so scared, I couldn’t have not
gone back to get him."
The next morning, Yvonne and Curtis took Doree
with them when they went back to the shelter.
Doree was initially standoffish with the young
Shih Tzu mix, but since there were no signs of
aggression, Yvonne and Curtis were hopeful that
they would get along. They adopted the pup on
the spot, naming him "Fergus" to reflect Curtis’
Doree took her time warming up to her new
sibling, but was soon sharing the same food and
water – a true sign of acceptance! The one
remaining challenge was sharing human attention,
which was remedied with additional training. The
blended family was now complete. Yvonne summed
up the joy brought by their newest family
member, "We can’t imagine life without Fergus.
He and Doree make life more enjoyable -- and a
lot more interesting."
Editor’s Note: In this
season of giving, we wish to thank everyone who
has given a lost pet a new home!
"… Instead of buying a puppy or kitten as a
gift, consider waiting to adopt a pet after the
holidays. You could even build some excitement
for a post-holiday adoption. You could give a
loved one a "gift certificate" from a local
shelter, or a snapshot of a shelter pet, or even
a stuffed animal representing a shelter pet—all
which can be used as "passports" to adopt an
animal later. You could also wrap up some useful
pet supplies — a dog bowl, a cat collar, a
scratching post, or an exercise wheel for a
hamster or gerbil (animals that are popular
during the holidays)—and give those as
"passports" as well…"
KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
As you enjoy the
spirit of the season, please keep in mind that
many of the holiday decorations and related
items may be dangerous for your pets. Please
Edible tree decorations – i.e. popcorn
Electrical cords – cover or tuck them away
Poinsettia, mistletoe & holly – toxic for
Chocolate – just 4-5 oz can be toxic to
Tree water – if you add preservatives to
Tinsel, ribbon, pine tree needles –
potential for intestinal blockage
Candles – keep out of reach & extinguish
before bed or leaving home
In fact, we recommend that all decorations are
located far from curious pets’ noses and claws!
Also, we also encourage you to recycle your
Christmas Tree. To find out how, when and where,
visit our sister site,
www.Earth911.org or call 1-877-Earth911.
PUPPY TIPS FROM K9 ADVANTIX
Up until the time
they are about 6 months old, puppies need more
protein and fat than adult dogs. With their
tender digestive systems, they need highly
digestible food. Make sure to buy a food
specifically for puppies. For more puppy tips
from grooming to exercise, courtesy of K9
Tonight's my first night as a watchdog,
And here it is Christmas Eve.
The children are sleeping all cozy upstairs,
While I'm guardin' the stockin's and tree.
What's that now---footsteps on the rooftop?
Could it be a cat or a mouse?
Who's this down the chimney?
A thief with a beard--- And a big sack for
robbin' the house?
I'm barkin', I'm growlin', I'm bitin' his
He howls and jumps back in his sleigh.
I scare his strange horses, they leap in the
I've frightened the whole bunch away.
Now the house is all peaceful and quiet again.
The stockin's are safe as can be.
Won't the kiddies be glad when they wake up
And see how I've guarded the tree.
" To err is
human: To forgive, canine. "
"I talk to him when I'm lonesome
and I'm sure he understands.
When he looks at me so attentively,
and gently licks my hands;
Then he rubs his nose on my tailored
but I never say naught thereat,
For the good Lord knows I can buy more
but never a friend like that!"
-- W. Dayton Wedgefarth
When preparing for winter, what's good for
your car can be dangerous for your dog.
Antifreeze smells and tastes good to pets,
but it is highly toxic. Any spills or leaks of this distinct
green liquid should be cleaned up immediately. Also, make sure
your antifreeze is in a spill-proof container; promptly clean
and dispose of the container when it's empty. If you suspect
your dog has ingested antifreeze, seek emergency veterinary
care. Signs of ingestion include unsteady behavior and excessive
urination and thirst.
Humane's 2004 Be Kind to Animals Grand Prize Winners!
Robertson may only be eight years old, but she’s
already a two-year veteran volunteer at the Humane Society of
St. Lucie County in Florida, where she has fostered over 30 sick
animals and logged approximately 624 hours of time working on
the shelter’s outside adoption program and assisting inside the
shelter. Gillian’s devotion to her work with animals is clear
she chose to work at an adoption event rather than have a party
for her eighth birthday. This is truly a special little girl!
Mountanos, 12, has parlayed her entrepreneurial
spirit and eye for photography into increased adoptions at the
Mendocino County (California) animal shelters. Two recent
photography shows highlighting animals available for adoption
have helped a number of animals find loving new homes. Mariah
also participates in other animal welfare activities, including
exercising dogs and teaching them basic commands, and
participating in a children’s reading program with therapy dogs.
We don’t know where she finds the time, but we’re thrilled that
Teen makes a difference for Circus Animals in Denver
Is your new dog still a bit timid in his new
surroundings? Raise his confidence and comfort level with a little extra
support and patience.
Sit on the floor and let your dog decide when to
approach you or explore his new home. Hold a treat in your open hand so
that coming to you represents a positive experience. If he stays tucked
away some place, try enticing him out of his space by setting a couple of
treats just out of his reach. You can gradually increase the distance from
his safe place. If your dog doesn't respond, simply go about your business
and give him time. He'll make a move when he's ready. Reward any signs of
Now, the Bush administration is proposing a dramatic reinterpretation
of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that would allow commercial
international trade of many of the world's most endangered species. If
adopted, the new policy would allow the importation of any of more than
500 foreign endangered species protected by the Act - including Asian
elephants, tigers, chimpanzees and orangutans - under the pretense of
"enhancing the survival" of the species.
This policy of would open the flood gates for trade in highly
endangered species and is inconsistent with the ESA, and with the
long-term survival of the hundreds of foreign species that the ESA
currently protects. In fact, it would be the most profound and damaging
policy change to foreign endangered species in decades. The deadline for
comments is March 9th, so please send yours today! Learn
CLICK HERE AND FILL OUT YOUR OPINION!!!
Help Defenders of Wildlife stop
the barbaric practice of aerial gunning of wolves in Alaska.
Your tax-deductible contribution will help fund our Campaign to
Save Alaska’s Wolves.
your donation of $25 or more, we'll send you this
adorable howling wolf pup as a thank you.
I have horrible news from
91 wolves have been shot dead
under Alaska's new aerial gunning program in the last month.
Your help is urgently needed: the plan is to kill 80% of the
wolves in an 8,000 square mile area of Alaska.
Please help stop this barbaric practice by supporting Defenders
of Wildlife's wolf protection programs! Help now: http://www.care2.com/go/z/12158Demand that Interior Secretary
of AlaskaGale Norton stop the killing as a violation of the
Federal Airborne Hunting Act.
Aerial hunters gun the wolves down from the air, or chase them
to exhaustion in the deep snow, then land and shoot them
point-blank. Under the pretense of boosting moose populations
for hunters, aerial hunters can even kill pregnant females and
wolf pups. Numerous scientific studies show that wolves are
actually beneficial to the overall health of natural ecosystems,
and keep Alaska's moose and caribou populations healthy and
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PLEASE READ WITH YOUR PARENTS THIS UTAH HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE
BILL was BEING DECIDED ON BY THE LEGISLATURE WHICH ENDANGERed ALL YOUR
PETS: CATS AND DOGS PICKED UP
WITHOUT IDENTIFICATION: http://www.le.state.ut.us/~2003/bills/hbillint/hb0128.pdf
Let's ask them instead to mandate microchipping of all pets! They
will get home faster, not overcrowd our shelters, and we will make all
pet owners responsible.
Animal Lovers and Friends of Animals
you can spare a moment, PLEASE
BE A VOICE FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT SPEAK
and sign the National Spay / Neuter No-Kill online
petition at: http://www.petsandanimals.org
Please take a look and consider signing this important
petition yourself and forwarding it to other
animal-lovers and friends that can help Every year six
million companion animals die in kill shelters all
across America, over 16,000 puppies, kitten?s dogs and
cats per day, with no voice fighting for them.
Pets & Animals in Distress / PAW is trying
to get shelters, organizations, animal lovers and
as many volunteers involved in every state in
America to participate and represent to be a voice
for the animals in their state who cannot speak to
sign and pass this important petition on. We are looking
for team leaders in every state to help light
the fire to get this petition going so that
our signatures and voices can be heard and passed on to
all public county and state officials including the
Governor of each state to help pass
a FREE Spay / Neuter program that all
public county kill shelters will offer to all
their county and state residents. You can read more on
the petition how one kill shelter has already
implemented a Free Spay / Neuter program and how it
works in their county.
Pets & Animals in Distress / PAW thanks you in
advance for your signature for the
Spay / Neuter No-Kill petition. We value your
support for being a Voice for the many animals in
your State that cannot speak!
Pets & Animals in Distress / PAW
check out this great Organization in California;
VOICES FOR PETS!!! THEY HAVE BEEN SPEAKING FOR,
FIGHTING FOR AND PROTECTING ANIMALS IN CALIFORNIA FOR
ANIMAL LOVERS, SAY NO TO AERIAL SHOOTING OF WOLVES Alaska Governor Frank Murkowkski has
recently approved a plan that would allow hunters in
planes to chase packs of wolves until the animals are
exhausted and then shoot them--despite the fact that
citizens have voted twice in the past seven years to ban
this practice. Alaska humanitarians, let your voice be
heard! Please visit
ASPCA online today, where you can send a letter
to Governor Murkowski and urge him to stop the aerial
PLAYING: SHELTER DOGS DOCUMENTARY
No job in the humane world is as emotionally demanding
as a shelter worker's. How can staff members cure the
disease of pet overpopulation with limited funding,
crowded facilities and the growing controversy over
euthanasia? These ethical dilemmas are explored in Shelter
Dogs, an award-winning documentary by Cynthia
Wade. The film opens at the following theaters this
Friday and will run through December 18:
Cinema, 3117 16th St., San Francisco, CA; Q
& A with the filmmakers, Friday, December 12,
6:15 & 8 P.M. shows
For more information on the film and the venues
listed above, please visit Shelter
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IN PARK CITY WITH NANCY N BELLE PERFORMING FOR 50 TEENS FROM OHIO,
THANKS REBECCA, KATHY, LEE AND NANCY FOR VOLUNTEERING:
Nancy, Rio and Belle to see more
name is DB Cooper and my friends Brigitte, Paint, Haddie and
others need a Teen Trainer!
Hey Did you hear about the Utah STARZZ?
us to come to your school or
to join the Kids klub Training.
Kids Klub kids get a fun CD from PURINA to play fun games and learn
cool dog tricks they can teach their pups like a Back Flip!
DOGS: Yes we are teaching Labs, Goldens and other dogs to skateboard,
so come see how fun it is. We need someone to build these pups a
AND SEEK: one of your family members hides in the house, while
the rest of the family keeps your pup busy. Then you tell your
pup to "search" and follow them as the hidden member
calls out "Help." Then give them a big reward and
praise for finding them. You can do this outside if your dog is
trained off leash in the fenced in Dog Park.
Want to teach your
dog tricks? The
best way to teach your dog tricks is to make it fun and rewarding for
him. Use praise and small treats to reward your dog.
Practice new tricks only a few minutes at a time. You never want your
dog to get bored when learning tricks. Most
dogs are not "slow". They can learn to follow
directions, perform tricks, and work at jobs, just like people.
Unfortunately, they do not learn these things alone. They need your
help, guidance, and patience to be successful.
JOIN THE KIDS CLUB AND HAVE FUN TEACHING
HOMELESS DOGS TRICKS:
ARE REALLY DESPERATE FOR FOSTER HOMES FOR PUPPIES ASAP: LABRADOR
PUPPIES, GERMAN SHEPHERD, POINTER AND MORE ARE WAITING
IN THE SHELTER AND NEED FOSTER HOMES BY March 30th, 2003 Small dogs
with special disabilities need retired people with no small children
to foster them. (see
the puppies listed at the shelter by clicking on the puppy
RAPID LLC PRODUCTIONS is working on our TV PILOT SPOT and Kids'
Interviews are being filmed. We are very excited that kids will
have so many great opportunities. If you would like to sign up
also for TV INTERVIEWS, contact us at 801-808-4424, (we hope to have
our own kids program on TV soon.) Thanks Jon Bushey, Director of the
Utah Professional Videographers Association, for all the filming,
editing and great videos you produce of our kids. Link to
Rapid's site here:
are having fun in Park City and SLC Kids Klub teaching their dogs new tricks:
picture of Raquelle, her new foster puppy she has started training
Leather, and star Gore to see kids rehearsing!
BALL IS GREAT FOR ACTIVE DOGS WITH LOTS OF ENERGY THAT HAVE SOME
TRAINING: BORDER COLLIES, JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS, BEARDED COLLIES,
AUSSIES, LABS AND MORE. HAVE SOME FUN WITH YOUR DOG:SLC (FIND A FLYBALL TEAM IN YOUR AREA, THEY COMPETE NATIONALLY:
SLC SALTY DOGZZ GOT 3RD PLACE IN VEGAS /call Debbie at 801-553-0408 or
Laurie with Thunderpaws at 801-568-6813).
this sounds interesting to you, or for more information, check out these
From Kids Around USA
the Penguin Club. We're a group of kids that get
together after school to work on projects like recycling newspaper and
animals.This time we're working on getting the laws changed on puppy
mills. We're e-mailing every animal shelter and rescue in America
asking them for their opinions on puppy mills. Has a dog from a
puppy mill ever ended here? What do you think of puppy mills?
Thanks, all of the responses will be included in our letter to the US
Capital Building. -The Penguins ( Melissa in Ohio)
How wonderful! Have you read what my program is doing to get kids of
all walks of life involved in learning compassion and education in dog
training? Please have your kids get involved and read our website. We
have a great solution to the animal cruelty and throwing away of puppies
and dogs due to puppy mills and irresponsible breeders who don't have
them fixed and cause all the unwanted mixed pups born to irresponsible
owners who buy them from the pet stores, backyard breeders, purebred
breeders, "AKC" and other irresponsible people. Please help us
get more kids educating the public in this practice of selling "AKC"
puppies and not fixing them and letting nature take its course and
unwanted mixed litters being born. The shelters here are crowded with
unwanted puppies. Till everyone stops breeding, and starts fixing all
the dogs and cats until we stop killing millions every year, we cannot
catch up. But education of the numbers in each community with pictures
and actually seeing these cute, innocent, helpless, loving puppies be
put to death in horrible ways is needed first so everyone realizes the
Have the kids read www.saveadogandkids.org and look at the list of
puppies being euthanized and abandoned in our local shelter every day.
They are smart and they will get the picture and go tell the adults this
has to stop. Our kids take a homeless puppy out of the shelter with our
help, crate-train, socialized and train him to get a new home as we get
it ready with veterinary neuter, microchip and vaccinations over 2 to 4
months as needed. This way the kids learn the responsibility and value
of a pup, and the public also learns by watching these caring young
kids. Please contact us how you can do the same in your community. Go to
www.saveadogandkids.org and call me at 801-427-8878 this is a solution
to not only puppy mills, shelter overcrowdedness and teaching our youth
the right values and responsibilities. Please join me. You should see
the video footage I have over the years of what the dogs and kids gain
from this experience. I am looking for help to get it on DVDs to send to
everyone. WE just need the funding.
is an example that writing companies does get a response and gets
things changed. This lady's letter helped the treatment of
some dogs. (Proctor & Gamble/IAMS took action when they found
out an independent facility doing studies for their food was not
kind to animals, and we applaud their effort to keep humanely caring
for animals in their research)
Hello to all my family and friends. Please know that I don't
send this out to insult, or irritate anyone. I just really don't
like what I read, and feel very strongly that something needs to be
done. It might seem silly to some of you, but for those of you
who have pets that you love like I do mine, it's nothing to take
Love to all!
Barbi, Brock and Dakota
Here is a crosspost I got from a member on the Labrador Retriever's
website. PLEASE do NOT buy anything made by Iams! This
includes the ever popular Eukanuba! I will NEVER AGAIN buy
anything made by these monsters!
I read the whole thing! It does have some graphic
descriptions, and there is a video you can watch....just a warning.
Do something about this! PETA doesn't always do things I agree
with, they are a little crazy about certain things, BUT this is not
a crazy PETA scam! This is the truth, it needs to be stopped,
and you can help! (Dr. Alfred J.
Plechner, DVM, nationally recognized for his immunology research and
book "Pet Allergies" has stated that IAMS uses chemicals
in their food, including Eukaneuba, that are allergensl to dogs and
cats. There is much research out there. He designed a
food with Nature's Recipe called the Innovative Veterinary Diet, but
now that IAMS has bought out Nature's REcipe, it has seemed to
change the food a bit. He has suggested Precise and Nutro as
all natural safe foods for dogs and cats that have sensitive
allergies. "We saw the change in
the food over a year ago and switched to Nutro for all of our
rescued dogs and cats," SADNK director Denise
stated. But she applauds the quick response by IAMS in
removing dogs from a facility that was treating animals below their
here to see IAMS' response
Click on this link to read about the undercover investigation::
Ellie May, that visited the Homeless Shelter Kids with her foster
trainer Cameron and mom Melanie, well her new family in Colorado
has completed her puppy class and is now going to advanced
training,...she has graduated from the crate to the kitchen now, and
loves kids to play fetch with... We love her so much, thank you Save A
Dog & KIds Program for crate-training and socializing her."
Clicker Training Horses to do tricks! (Click picture below and see
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UPS April Savings Promotion
option during checkout
Offer good in the Continental US
MEMBERS UNADVERTISED SPECIAL
and i-Click on sale for
only $4.95 regularly $7.95
Clicking With Your Dog
Slightly shop worn retail store
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thinking outside the box,the i-Click
has been earning rave reviews from
clicker trainers for its slender
design, quiet sound, and cool look.
Function and fashion fused into
serious training gear.
"I just love the new i-Click!.
I've started using it in my classes
because of the sound but my students
have found it so much easier to use
and that makes it easier for them to
learn. Thanks. "
Into Agility? Or
just outdoor fun with your dog! You
must see this brand new line of
beautiful and functional equipment.
Lightweight, durable, and reasonably
priced, it's the best we've found
for the K9 sport enthusiast.
(Great for cats too!)
TIP FOR BIKING WITH YOUR DOG: As for Biking with your dog - I was
also concerned about the same things you
are. My dog LOVES to run along next to me while biking and me
leash. I have taught her "right turn" and "left
turn" to prepare her for the
turns, it's also good for walking on or off leash.
As for disstractions, like cats and other fun moving objects,
excited and interested in running that she's not affected. But
sure that you get your dogs use to bikes, when you go on walks
bike with you and just walk it so your dog understands more about
it at a
slow level. Basically slowly introduce riding.
Have you thought about getting a bike trailer? I have a custom
built one for
my dog when she doesn't want to run, she loves it.
Also, I have seen contraptions that hook to the back of the bike
as a leash
that somehow prevents the leash from becoming tangled. You can do
for "biking with dogs" or something like that, and I am
sure it will come
KIDS CLUB CLASSES IN UTAH COUNTY, PARK CITY AND SALT LAKE COUNTY ARE
PRACTICING THEIR TRICKS COME AND JOIN THEM
ATTENTION: due to lack of funds,
Dog & Kids KIDS KLUB
will not be able to continue without
($6,000 in debt needs to be paid off first).
help hold a dog or puppy at our adoptions. We really need Foster Homes
and Teen Trainers!
on Fox of the Utah STARZZ and see our Fun Dog Training Day Contests
DOG TRAINING DAYS
big Thank You to Wild Oats, The Solutions, Jeff and Debbie, Hands for Animals, Bow Wow
Baskets, Safe Step,The Vacationers, and Animal Nanny! Wild
Oats $100 Shopping Spree, Dog Trick Contests, Kids Trick Show,
Freebies for Dogs and their Humans, and lots of fun for all.
Thanks to Kathy and her son Lee for all the hard work:
Rambunctious, rumbustious, delinquent dogs
become angelic when sitting.
- Ian Dunbar
Sit is probably one of the most basic things that any dog is taught
(and probably one of the easiest too). Start out by holding a treat at
your dog's nose, and then draw it back toward his ears until he sits.
Be careful not to raise your hand, or your dog will probably jump for
the treat instead of sitting. Practice this a few times, and then
start to work in the hand sign. You can use the obedience sign (at
left), or you can use the ASL sign for "Sit." If you use the
obedience sign, place the treat between your thumb and palm while you
make the sign. Once the dog knows the sign, you won't need the treats
in your hand.
pictures of the
and PARALYMPICS See 2002 Olympics and Paralympics Pages for all the Cool
pictures of Athletes
pictures below to see all ,
we visited. One of the entertainment performers, Iggy happens to be
one of the puppies I rescued a year ago and gave to trainer David
Lyman. He does back flips, rides a skateboard, drives a car, and other
tricks. NOt bad for a shelter mutt!
PETFINDER HAPPY TAIL OF THE
WEEK: OHIO DOG'S GOT DISC-O FEVER
was indeed a lucky day for Spike the Australian cattle dog, when
Eaton, Ohio's Preble County Humane Society posted his photo and
description on Petfinder.com,
the ASPCA's online partner and world's largest virtual animal shelter.
But it was an even luckier day for the Ohio couple who came across
Spike in their search for the perfect pooch.
Tracy and Adrian Custer knew instantly that Spike was the dog for
them, but, relates Tracy, "Nothing could prepare us for the
incredible talent we were about to discover." The Custers have
taught all of their dogs to play FrisbeeTM
and are seasoned competitors in disc dog events. So upon his adoption,
Spike was promptly introduced to the game. Reports Tracy, "It
seemed like Spike was born to catch flying discs."
Just this past June, Tracy and Spike competed in the Skyhoundz
Regional Disc Dog event, earning an amazing second-place finish out of
41 teams from eight states. The top two teams in each region will now
go on to strut their stuff at the World Championships in Marietta, GA,
in September. Says proud new mom Tracy, "Spike and I are on our
Salt Lake and Utah County Kids Clubs visited 150 teens at the Salt
Lake Youth Detention Center April 23rd and showed off the tricks
their trained pups can do and showed the teens how to teach a pup
tricks. The director of the program has invited us to bring this
program to his school. And the Utah Director of Youth
Corrections is considering bringing our program to all youth
corrections facilities. (PLEASE ASK YOUR LEGISLATOR TO PROVIDE FUNDS
FOR THESE POSITIVE ACTIVITIES FOR THESE KIDS)
City 4th of July Parade Kids and Dogs will ride in style in a
LIMO! #39 Come join us with your families, fun picnic in the park after.
CITY CADILLAC ARTS FESTIVAL
AUG. 3 & 4 Watch
for our booth to SAVE THE SAVE A DOG & KIDS PROGRAM WITH
Thanks to our devoted supporters:
Grady and Muffin!
homeless kids after school program
has invited Save A Dog & Kids to bring
for training in to kids who are not
only without a home,
but also without a pet
to love and teach tricks to. PLEASE HELP
WORK WITH A PUPPY BY DONATING
MONTH PER CHILD.
SUB FOR SANTA
at the YMCA/ROAD HOME SHELTER
for the Homeless
Kids After School Program. Our Park
Klub performed with their trained puppies
for the Homeless Kids at the
Jubilee Center, Downtown SLC.
Santa brought lots of presents. Encore visit to Road Home Homeless Shelter
found 20 new children who loved the puppies. Thanks Park City
families for taking the time to bring warm clothes, treats and puppies
for the children December 27th.
FOR THE HOMELESS 2ND YEAR IN A ROW WAS A BIG SUCCESS AND WE BROUGHT
WARM CLOTHES TO THE ROAD HOME HOMELESS SHELTER FOR MANY FAMILIES.
WHY SHOULD YOU
SOCIALIZE EVERY DOG CONTINUALLY?
survey by the national Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention in Atlanta
concludes that dogs bite nearly 2% of the U.S. population --
more than 4.7
million people annually. Almost 800,000 bites per year --
one out of every 6
-- are serious enough to require medical attention. Bites
represent more than 50 percent of the total number cases. 26% of child-victims -- compared with 12% of the adults --
require medical care.
The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that,
in 1995, State
Farm paid $70 million on 11,000 claims and estimated that the
insurance cost for dog bites was about $2 billion. One in three
insurance* claims pertains to a dog bite. The average insurance
$12,000.*Homeowners insurance will exclude coverage for a dog bite if
the dog is owned by a rescue organization.
Dog bites are on the rise. Although the number of dogs in
the United States
increased by only 2% between 1986 and 1996, the number of dog
requiring medical treatment rose by 37%. The majority of dog
happen at home or in a familiar place. 1. TAKE YOUR DOG TO
OBEDIENCE CLASSES, THEN CONTINUE WITHAGILITY,
fLY bALL OR FUN TRICKS WITH OTHER DOGS (YOUR OWN DOGS AT
HOME OR IN NEIGHBORHOOD DON'T COUNT SINCE THEY KNOW THEM (DOGS
WILL ONLY PROTECT THE
MEMBERS OF THEIR PACK AGAINST
PEOPLE AND OTHER ANIMALS THEY DON'T KNOW, BUT IF CONTINUALLY
SOCIALIZED AND CORRECTED FOR GROWLING, THEY
WILL NOT BE AGGRESSIVE OR
TAKE YOUR DOG REGULARLY TO A DOG PARK TO
MEET NEW DOGS
TAKE YOUR DOG TO DOGGIE DAY CARE ONCE HE
IS VERY WELL SOCIALIZED, MAYBE ONCE A WEEK
for adopting our dogs and cats in October Adopt A Shelter Dog Month!
never scold your dog for running away from you if he eventually
returns. When he finally comes, shower him with love and affection. He
would not be happyto
return to you if you yelled at him or acted angry. You wouldn't want
to approach an angry, upset person and neither does your dog.
Why did the man bring his dog to
the railroad station?
To train him!
"No More Violence For Kids and Dogs PRAISE FOR PEACE"
teen performers successful performances Summer
City 4th of July Parade was a blast!
10 KZHT 94.9 radio Wham Bam Summer Jam concert at Deer
Valley with Mandy Moore and 4 other acts; August 11
Uintah County Fair Strutt
Your Mutt performance. Delta Center Utah Starzz WNBA half-time show
26 was really fun with 10 Kids and PUppies.
August 31, 5-7pm at
the Sugarhouse Wild Oats Dog Wash to benefit
the Save a Dog Program. Bring your dog for a good bath after that long summer
raised $100. September
6, 3-6pm great opening at the Utah State Fair.
28-29 the Disney98 radio Kids Fair was a big success. Thank you RC
Willey, TV Specialists, Citadel Communications and Southtown Expo Center and (Leroy for your special help).
completed Basic Puppy Socialization, Training, and Fun Agility
Tricks. Along with Hand Signal Training. Congratulations
_____________________ , promise to take care of my dog,
________________ , during his/her whole lifetime. I will teach my dog
to trust me by treating him with love and respect. I will be kind,
gentle, and generous to my dog at all times. I will be responsible for
providing him with the things that he needs to be healthy and happy. I
am making this commitment to my dog.
I will give food and water to my dog in a clean dish everyday.
I will make sure my dog has shelter from hot, cold, and wet weather.
I will make sure my dog sees a veterinarian for shots and checkups.
I will provide a collar and ID tag for my dog to wear at all times.
I will keep my dog from running loose in the neighborhood.
I will make sure my dog gets obedience training so he behaves well.
I will keep my dog clean and brushed and lookin' good!
I will spend time everyday with my dog playing, or going for a walk.
I will always protect my dog from people or things that might hurt him.
for these great books for kids:
3rd, 4th Edition,
more kids tips on training, caring and having fun with your dog,
www.howtoloveyourdog.com is a great place to go!
adopted by a Junior High School teacher that wants to not only help
foster another dog, but bring this great program to her class.
SMART AND FAMILY!
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