Tag Archive | Dogs

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

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I was at the shelter last, Fri, 10 to noon. That being my usual day & time to volunteer. Of the kitties that are currently available for adoption, we have one four year old & another that might be that age or a little older. Neither are seniors. As for the dogs, I don’t think we have any in that age range either.

Since cats can often live longer than dogs, especially if they’re indoor only, senior often starts for them at past 10. For many dogs, that age is their upper limit. So, being a senior for them is considered what the last 25% of their life is.

We have two senior kitties. Both 11. Though, the way they run around, chase & wrestle each other, you’d never know it. Do you have or have you had an older animal companion?

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National Clear the Shelter Day–Aug 19, 2017

NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19 to help find loving homes for animals in need. Over 50,000 pets found their forever homes in 2016. The shelter I volunteer at will be participating in this. As seen by the graphic below. What about ones in your area? Do they have something similar in other countries. Go to, Clear the Shelters, to learn more.

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Dog Days of Summer

One of those sayings people are familiar with. What does it mean & what is it’s origin? Historically this was the period following the heliacal rising of the star Sirius, which Greek & Roman mythology connected with drought, heat, sudden thunderstorms, fever, lethargy, bad luck & mad dogs. They are now taken to be the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. 

Last week was the second (at least here) of the summer that was 100 or more for a week. I prefer temps to be no more than 85. Above that, it starts to get uncomfortable for me. We live inland, so, it tends to get hotter from mid May to Mid Sept. Growing up, I lived in a town that was a little closer to the ocean. It was more pleasant during the summer. I, for one, don’t care for the Dog Days of Summer. How about you?

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National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day–May 8

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One important thing is to stock a pet first aid kit. Which would include: an assortment of bandages, pads and rolls of gauze, tweezers (for removing splinters, debris from eyes, etc.), pet thermometer, bottled water (enough for 5-7 days). To learn of more items to add & other ways to be prepared, please click on, The Contemporary Pet

Pits R Us Spaghetti Feed in Vacaville, CA

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This was posted by Trina Janae Tindall at the Solano and Napa County Animal Rescue Facebook group: Pits r us is having a spaghetti feed on May 20th and I am collecting donations from all my friends and fellow rescue people for raffles and silent auctions. They love gift cards, wine, pet baskets, spa services, anything that will bring in money for dog medical bills. Please contact me, Teanna Fecht or Amanda Ferro Hoover If u would like to help out. Tax deductible of course.

 

BrightHaven (Animal Sanctuary) Itself is in Need of Rescue in Sebastopol, CA

This was posted by Cindy Eriksen on behalf of KPIX CBS San Francisco Bay Area’s video at the Solano/Napa County – Pet Detectives Facebook group: RESCUERS NEED RESCUE: A Sonoma County animal sanctuary that has cared for thousands of aging and disabled animals could be forced to close. Please learn more about the organization by clicking on, BrightHaven They’re located in my hometown.

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