International Homeless Animals’ Day® 2012-SHELTIE RESCUE

You can read about International Homeless Animals’ Day® here

This video is around 5 minutes long and worth every second

 To Help a Sheltie find a home, visit:

Click on photo to visit their website

 

For those in the U.S.,  you can find listings of Sheltie Rescues by State  by clicking  here

Or visit Petfinder.com

Shelties everywhere thank you!

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota

 

National Homeless Animals Day Is Saturday August 18 PAW-TY WITH THE FRIENDS! MICHIGAN

 

 

Cruise on over to the Dearborn Animal Shelter on Saturday, August 11, when they open their  doors to the community  to kick off a  SPECIAL week-long celebration!  Why?  To celebrate National Homeless Animals Day which is Saturday August 18!

 

Time:  11:00 to 3:00
Location:  2661 Greenfield Rd.
Cost:  Free!
Highlights:
– Kid safety tips
– Meet adorable pets, 50% off adoption fees
– Human dunk tank featuring friends from
the Detroit Diesels
– Dog-kissing booth (mints provided)
– Tours of the Cat Community Center

Come on out and help some of my buddies find their furever home!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Dogs, Cats and Rabbits, OH MY!!

MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY AND PETSMART

ARE  HOSTING A  CERTIFIED

PRE-OWNED PET SUMMER ADOPTION EVENT

TODAY!!


Featuring dogs, cats and rabbits

from MHS and local rescue groups

The Michigan Humane Society (MHS), in partnership with PetSmart and PetSmart Charities,  is hosting  a Certified Pre-Owned Pet Summer Adoption Event  TODAY,  July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PetSmart Dearborn. Certified pre-owned dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and rabbits – all loaded with adorable features – will be available for adoption from MHS and three local rescue groups.

 

“We have a wide variety of makes and models of Certified Pre-Owned Pets that are ready to be driven home today,” said Marie Skladd, MHS Director of Community Outreach. “Each model is made in Michigan, and each of them is available for one low payment and “0” percent financing! And with CPO Pets available from MHS and three wonderful rescue groups, you’re sure to find that perfect match!”

The Certified Pre-Owned Pet Summer Adoption Event will be held at PetSmart Dearborn, located at 5650 Mercury Drive. In addition to MHS, other participating organizations will include the

Friends of Dearborn Animal Shelter,

What We Do is for the Love of Pets

and Mutts n Mutts Rescue

Adoption fees are set by the individual groups,

and all animals have been sterilized

and received age-appropriate vaccinations.

 

For more information, visit www.michiganhumane.org

 or call 1-866-MHUMANE (648-6263),

Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

The Michigan Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization which cares for more than 100,000 animals each year, while working to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.

Bloggers Unite For Dog Rescue!! Promote Dog Adoption On July 23!

Blog the Change

Hi everyone! It’s Dakota, and this is my first time participating in Blog the Change for animals. Normally, my brother Cody from Cat Chat participates, but this time he passed it on to me. Why? Because I am here to tell you about a special event coming up on July 23rd.

Many of you are probably shaking your head wondering why a pure breed dog would be promoting Dog Rescue.  I’ll tell you why. If my parents had a Sheltie rescue near their home, that is where they would have gotten me. Not that they regret having me, NEVER! It’s just that when they wanted to get a Sheltie, my Mom wasn’t blogging, she didn’t know that there are pet transport services such as Pilots N Paws that could have flown a Sheltie to HER!!

All my parents knew then, was that the Sheltie rescues that they searched online for were much too far for them to visit. They do not regret purchasing me from a RESPONSIBLE breeder at all. Mom and Dad love the breeder where I came from and still keep in touch with her. It is just their first choice would have been to help a dog in need.

Why?

One important reason is from http://btc4animals.com

“Millions of dogs are euthanized each year because not enough people are adopting dogs through local rescue groups and shelters.  Instead, many people purchase from pet stores not knowing that most come from puppy mills – read more at: http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/puppy-mills/puppy-scams-cons.aspx:  Additionally, many people underestimate the time and dedication it takes to become a responsible pet owner, and surrender their dogs, or worse.”

So, on July 23rd we are going to be joining other dog bloggers in helping to spread the word about Dog Rescue. 

How can YOU help?

  • You can blog  about a Dog Rescue related topic on July 23rd, 2012
  • Adopting a companion: http://theshelterpetproject.org/
  • Donating to a local dog rescue organization
  • Fostering a dog
  • Volunteering at a local shelter or rescue organization
  • Sharing this post across all forms of social media and encourage others to participate!

Be sure to join us and all of our dog blogging buddies on July 23rd and help us to spread the word about the importance of

DOG RESCUE!!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

LARGEST OFF-SITE PET ADOPTION EVENT IN THE COUNTRY! May 19th And 20th Meet Your Best Friend At The Zoo!

In 1993, the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) and the Detroit Zoological Society partnered to create a unique adoption event called “Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo.” Now, 20 years later, nearly 20,000 animals have been adopted during Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo, which is today the largest off-site adoption event in the country. MHS and the Detroit Zoo will continue that tradition on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Michigan. Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo is presented by Purina ONE.

“The hard work of so many wonderful animal welfare groups and key partners like the Detroit Zoo, Purina and PetSmart Charities, as well as the continued support of the community, is what makes this lifesaving effort possible and has made Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo the largest offsite adoption event in the country,” said Michael Robbins, vice president of Marketing and Communications at the Michigan Humane Society. “This year’s event is going to be even bigger and better, with more groups participating than ever before. If you’re looking for a furry best friend, Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo is the place to be!”

Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from MHS and more than 20 animal welfare groups will be available for immediate adoption. In addition, 10 breed-specific rescue groups will be on-hand providing information to potential adopters about the breeds they represent – from Cocker Spaniels to Shih Tzus. (These groups will not have same-day adoptions.)

There is no charge for admission or parking for the event, which will be held under large tents in the front parking lot. The Detroit Zoo is at 8450 W. 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak.

Adoption fees and policies are set by each participating group and not by event sponsors. Animals will be adopted only to qualified homes. Adopters must present a driver’s license or state ID card. All dogs and cats will have received a medical check-up and age-appropriate vaccinations.  For health and safety reasons, please leave current companion animals at home. For more information, please call 1-866-MHUMANE (648-6263).

The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is a private, nonprofit organization which cares for more than 100,000 animals each year, while working to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.

‘MEET YOUR BEST FRIEND AT THE DETROIT ZOO’ MAY 19 & 20

Michigan Humane Society’s Spring Off-Site Adoption Event is the Largest in the Country

In 1993, the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) and the Detroit Zoological Society partnered to create a unique adoption event called “Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo.” Now, 20 years later, nearly 20,000 animals have been adopted during Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo, which is today the largest off-site adoption event in the country. MHS and the Detroit Zoo will continue that tradition on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Michigan. Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo is presented by Purina ONE.

“The hard work of so many wonderful animal welfare groups and key partners like the Detroit Zoo, Purina and PetSmart Charities, as well as the continued support of the community, is what makes this lifesaving effort possible and has made Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo the largest offsite adoption event in the country,” said Michael Robbins, vice president of Marketing and Communications at the Michigan Humane Society. “This year’s event is going to be even bigger and better, with more groups participating than ever before. If you’re looking for a furry best friend, Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo is the place to be!”

Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from MHS and more than 20 animal welfare groups will be available for immediate adoption. In addition, 10 breed-specific rescue groups will be on-hand providing information to potential adopters about the breeds they represent – from Cocker Spaniels to Shih Tzus. (These groups will not have same-day adoptions.)

There is no charge for admission or parking for the event, which will be held under large tents in the front parking lot. The Detroit Zoo is at 8450 W. 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak.

Adoption fees and policies are set by each participating group and not by event sponsors. Animals will be adopted only to qualified homes. Adopters must present a driver’s license or state ID card. All dogs and cats will have received a medical check-up and age-appropriate vaccinations.  For health and safety reasons, please leave current companion animals at home. For more information, please call 1-866-MHUMANE (648-6263).

The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is a private, nonprofit organization which cares for more than 100,000 animals each year, while working to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.


MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY PARTNERS WITH PETS FOR PATRIOTS TO CONNECT HOMELESS PETS WITH U.S. VETS

Discounted adoption, veterinary fees available to all U.S. troops and veterans

 

The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has teamed up with Pets for Patriots to help connect adult and special-needs homeless pets with current and past members of the U.S. military. The partnership gives our servicemen and women the opportunity to help save animal lives by receiving up to 75 percent off the adoption fee, and a lifetime 10 percent discount on veterinary care from MHS veterinary centers. Additionally, Pets for Patriots will provide ongoing financial support toward the purchase of pet food and care products.

Stella - is a Pets for Patriots Candidate and up for adoption at this time. She is a 4 year old Malti-poo. They had to remove one of her eyes and she has Shaker Dog Syndrome which can be controlled with medication.

“This is MHS’ second year partnering with Pets for Patriots, and we remain excited and proud to be helping these brave men and women find their new best friend,” said Michael Robbins, vice president of marketing and communications for MHS. “There are so many animals out there that would make an absolutely wonderful pet, but are overlooked for one reason or another, be it their age, size or even a medical condition. Through our partnership with Pets for Patriots, we’re not only finding these animals a home, we’re helping transform the lives of our American patriots.”

Annie - is a Pets for Patriots adoption success story and is pictured with her new family. She was 8 years old when adopted from the Petco Satellite adoption Center in
Sterling Heights.

This partnership has already paid dividends for a number of pets, including Annie, an 8-year-old German shepherd, who was adopted by Amy and Kevin Kaul of Sterling Heights. Kevin is active duty in the U.S. Navy, and the family, including their three children, fell in love with Annie after meeting her at the MHS’ off-site adoption center at Petco in Sterling Heights.

Service men and women interested in the program must first apply through Pets for Patriots, located online at www.petsforpatriots.org, and provide proof of their military service. Joining Pets for Patriots is free to veterans and service members and approval typically takes one or two business days. Afterwards, the military member can visit any MHS location to receive expert assistance in choosing a new best friend.

 

Eligible adopters will have either served or are currently serving in any branch of the United States armed forces at any stage of their careers – active, reserve, National Guard, retired or veteran. Dogs or cats two years and older, dogs 40-pounds or larger regardless of age, and special needs dogs and cats will be made available for adoption through the program. Through the program, MHS will help any service member in the community in the Pets for Patriots program find a needs- and lifestyle-appropriate pet.

For a listing of adoptable pets, information about the Michigan Humane Society or to make a donation, please visit www.michiganhumane.org or call 1-866-MHUMANE (648-6263) Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The Michigan Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization which cares for more than 100,000 animals each year, while working to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.

Pets for Patriots, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to bringing pets and people together in a lifelong bond of mutual friendship, loyalty and love. Pets for Patriots creates unique opportunities for members of the military community to save a life by honorably adopting homeless adult dogs and cats.


October Is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

Let me begin by saying I am not a Shelter Dog. Nope, I’m not.  In my case fate just didn’t work that way.

Before I came to live with my Mom and Dad they DID search shelters on PetFinder looking for a Sheltie to adopt. At that time there were none close enough to our home for my Mom and Dad to adopt.  But things could have been different.

What if another family had brought me to live with them and it didn’t work out? There are a number of reasons why maybe it wouldn’t. Maybe I wouldn’t be a good fit for their family? Maybe they would fall on hard economic times and wouldn’t be able to care for me any longer  and be forced to bring me to a shelter? These things happen every day.

Shelter dogs aren’t just mutts. There are many pure breed dogs there too who for a variety of reasons have now become Shelter dogs.  Whatever type of dog you are looking for I bet you can find at your local shelter.

Times are tough in our country which has caused shelters to have a glut of both dogs and cats, (for the record, my brother Cody WAS  a shelter cat!)

When possible always try to ADOPT FIRST!

How can you help if you aren’t able to adopt?

There are many things that you can do.  You can read about them here on Petfinder.com

Here is an adorable Sheltie boy that Mom and I found on Petfinder, can you help spread the word?

Max

Shetland Sheepdog Sheltie: An adoptable dog in Livonia, MI

Max is a pure bred Shetland Sheepdog. He is around 2 years old and a small boy , He seems to be very sweet and a little timid,

More about Max

Pet ID: D110619 • Spayed/Neutered • Primary color: Tricolor (Brown, Black & White) • Coat length: Long

Max’s Contact Info

Last Day Dog Rescue, Livonia, MI

We hope that Max finds his “furever” home soon!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota