Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter from the bunnies

Happy Easter!


Love, Kelly Bunny and Brooks Bunny
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fat Dogs, Fit Dogs and Our New Blog Hop

We care about pet obesity and dog fitness, and keeping our furry friends slim and healthy. Everyone wants to help their pets lead long, happy, healthy lives. So that's why we're excited to share news about all the great ways people are getting fit and active with their dogs! And you can help.

Dog on scale
Weighing your dog is one way to help make sure he's keeping fit!



















We're teaming up with Slimdoggy.com to introduce a new blog hop for everyone--we're calling it FitDog Friday!
We'd love it if you'd join in. Just write about anything related to pet obesity, or healthy activities for pets, or tell us about an activity you do with your dog such as hiking or agility, or write about your successes or challenges. There's no right or wrong--just write about the subject in any sense you want. 


FitDog Friday
FitDog Friday









 


Our first FitDog Friday is April 5. We hope to see you there! Just grab the badge, link up (after 12:01am PT Fridays). Even if you don't post a blog, we hope you'll check out some of the great blogs posting about getting fit with their dogs!

Cute dog on scale
Am I overweight?




















And here are two great ideas to get you blogging about FitDog Friday-
*Slimdoggy will be giving away a limited number of free Slimdoggy apps. You can use the app and blog about your results! Just contact Steve at slimdoggy.com.
*And I'm offering a great discount on signed copies of Dieting with my Dog. You can blog about the book, or something you learned from the book. Email me or leave a message here if you're interested.

GRAB OUR BADGE!

 



 

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday Pet Roundup- March 27, 2013

Hi and welcome to Wednesday Pet Roundup! Here are your links for this week:

* Why do cats love sitting on keyboards? And how can you get your cat to stop? From Kotaku. And, as if to prove the point, Buzzfeed has these images of 40 cats in, on and around computers!

* Check out this USA Today report of a mysterious case of 40 dogs missing around Magic Valley, Idaho. Police believe someone is stealing the dogs out of people's back yards, but none of the dogs, missing since November, have turned up.

* From the Detroit Free Press, help for people who want to keep their pets kosher for Passover.

* Are your pet related expenses allowed on tax returns?

* From Huff Post, do tiny apartment piggies make good pets? 

* A quick favor: if you like this blog, would you please help me and cast your vote for my blog in the SkinnyScoop Top 25 Pet Blogs listing? Just click here and scroll down until you see Peggy's Pet Place. It would be such an honor to receive your vote, thank you very much!


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Monday, March 25, 2013

How to Travel with Your Pet and Be Invited Back


Brooks and Kelly don't want to be left behind!
Today we have a great guest post for anyone thinking of traveling over the holidays, or any time, with their pet. Deborah J. Thompson is a traveler and writer, and her article Ramblin', Gamblin' and Rockin' on the Mississippi Gulf Coast will be in the Spring issue of FIDO Friendly magazine, available at the end of this month/early April. 

 How to Travel with Your Pet and Be Invited Back 
Guest post by Deborah J. Thompson


For many, it’s not a vacation without our family pets. More property owners and hotels are realizing that pet-travelers are an untapped market.



“People who travel with their pets are compassionate—they care, not only about their animals, but about others and their property as well. They are some of my best customers.” Renata-Circeo Loudon, Owner Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals



So how do we become one of those “best customers”?



Whether renting or staying with family, these tips ensure a warm welcome and a return invitation.



1.     Schedule potty breaks in-route. Why start your vacation with a potty on the driveway? And upon arrival, expend pent-up energy with a walk so your pet can be excited to be on vacation instead of just excited to get out of the car. 


2.     Bring their bedding and crate into the house first. Show your pet their acceptable “place,” minimizing anxiety and giving them a sense of the familiar.


3.     Don’t drop them off and leave them alone. Prove you are “staying” here too. You may need to go to the store, or out to dinner. But take time to decompress with your pet so they are more at ease when you do need to leave them alone.


4.     Maintain crating routine. If your dog is used to being crated, then continue. However, if you don’t crate your dog at home, don’t start while in a new environment. It will confuse your pet and make him or her more anxious.


5.     Don’t neglect exercise and attention. This is their vacation too, so help them enjoy it. Don’t leave them in a strange place every day while you’re out having fun. Spend time with them–you brought them so they would be with you­–right? And check on them often. If they understand that you will be back, they will be less likely to “entertain” themselves.


6.     It should go without saying, but make sure that you pick up after your pet. Attach pick-up bags to their lead so they are always handy. 


7.     Respect the property. Even if the owner does allow pets on the furniture, bring your own blankets. Cover the sofa, chair, bed or anywhere else your pet may be.


8.     Avoid fleas. A natural treatment is geranium oil. Put a few drops on their collar and lead as a repellent or supplement to regular treatment. 


9.     Remember–not everyone loves your pets as much as you do. Don’t let your pet approach others without an invitation. You may be in close quarters on the elevator, the hallways or even on a walk. Respect the personal space of those you encounter and make sure that your pet does too.



The more responsible we are as pet-owners, the more likely that others will respect our desire to take our pets along when we travel. We are good-will ambassador for pet-travelers and our behavior can pave the way for more acceptance in the future.



Deborah J. Thompson is a writer, speaker, artist, marketing consultant, Stephen Minister and Stephen Leader. She got a dog for her first birthday and hasn’t been without a pet (or pets) since. She and her husband are avid animal rescuers and travel regularly with their “angel dog” Jazz and spunky rescue Sophie. “Bark” with Jazz and Sophie on Facebook at: Shore Dreams Pet Adventures.  Join Deborah on Twitter/InspireReflect and Facebook/DailyInspiredReflections for daily devotions. She is also available for speaking engagements--call or email for details and visit her Speaker's Page for references and bio.



Renata Circeo-Loudon is the owner of Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals with pet-WELCOMING properties along the gulf coast and lakeside in north Georgia. She has rescued animals for years and understands the special bond that we share with our pets. She is committed to offering pet-friendly accommodations whenever possible. Book your next vacation at www.shoredreams.net or by emailing petadventures@shoredreams.net.


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Friday, March 22, 2013

Brooks Books- The Secret of Happy Ever After

Brooks here: I guess I fall for most books with the picture of a dog on the cover. I often rest my head on the arm of the couch the way the dalmatian in this picture does. And look into those eyes. This is a dog with a story of his own to tell. Maybe next time. Here's mom with the review. (And enter to win a copy for yourself at the end!)


The Secret of Happy Ever After
by Lucy Dillon
Penguin (2013)

Me: What more could I ask for-- a book combining dogs and a bookshop--two of my favorite things--and promising a happy ending? Well, this book didn't disappoint. It's absolutely captivating, and I think you're going to love it too. Keep reading for a chance to win a copy of your own!

The Secret of Happy Ever After is a heartwarming tale of love and friendship, set in England. Michelle is the business woman, with a devastating past. Anna is the ex-librarian with three stepchildren and an adorable but hyperactive Dalmatian. The two friends work and learn and grow together.
While Michelle isn't thrilled about owning a bookshop, Anna’s love of childhood favorites soon revitalizes the shop, and everyone around her. Even Michelle softs up, aided by her new friend Tavish, a Scottish terrier. But everything isn't always rosie. These friends need all the wisdom and courage the stories in the bookshop can give them in order to find their own happy ever afters.

First- the bookshop. If you enjoy the lessons and inspiration you can gain from reading a book, how about an inspiring book which incorporates characters learning lessons from other inspiring books? Brilliant! Especially because many of these books in this story were my childhood favorites as well-- Charlotte's Web, Anne of Green Gables, Winnie the Pooh, The Secret Garden, Madeline.

Second-- the dogs. There's Flash, the Springer Spaniel left behind. Then Pongo, the boisterous Dalmatian. And Tavish, the Scottish terrier who helps heal. The dogs are full of energy, personality and even quirks--from Pongo's enthusiastic shop visit to poor Tavish recovering after having some teeth pulled.

And then--the characters. Some of the past Michelle deals with is quite gritty and difficult, and makes her character a bit more aloof. As her past is revealed, we're able to understand her better and the author handles it well. Anna's family isn't always kind to her. Husbands aren't always nice. Children aren't always well-behaved. Michelle and Anna have problems and dreams. I cared about every character in this book, and rooted for them all throughout.



















I highly recommend The Secret of Happy Ever After.

You can win a copy for yourself (sorry, U.S. only).


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 I was given a copy of this book to review, and one to give away. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own. Full Disclosure.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

A better mousetrap...er, poo bag dispenser

Picking up after your dog--it's polite, it's our responsibility, it may be a little stinky, but it's not so difficult. So now that we've established that it's the right thing to do, next we may think about HOW we're going to do it...moreover, what are the right tools for the job?

I never really thought too much about which poo bags we use or how those bags are dispensed, until I was asked to try out a clever and colorful little flexible hollow ball called Doggee.

The Doggee was created by Jaq Croft, an actress in the UK's popular Hollyoaks soap opera. It's very simple, really. And what I like best about it is that it comes in 6 bright, attractive colors. Keep reading to win one of your own!

Doggee actually solved a problem of mine. With the dispenser I formerly used, I had to thread the roll of bags onto a spool, screw on the cover, and then feed the first bag through a hole. Then, when I was ready to use a bag, I had to try to rip one bag from the roll. This was always a rather time-consuming production because the bags I used never wanted to rip easily, and in the winter I had to remove my gloves to get the job done, thus making a long and awkward time standing on the street corner while passersby gawked at my predicament. With Doggee, I ripped apart the bags and stuffed the holder in advance, thus allowing one bag to be quickly and easily dispensed at a time.










































I was able to fit one roll of bags into the Doggee.

The clip can be attached onto your belt loop, leash, pocketbook or keyring. My one quibble is that I found the clip too small to attach to our wide hemp leash handle, but a simple carabiner did the trick.
















Check out this funny video, then enter my Rafflecopter to win a Doggee of your own!



Doggee provided me with 2 Doggees to try out, and two to give away! We have one gray Doggee for a lucky winner, and one purple Doggee for a lucky winner.



















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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wednesday Pet Roundup- March 20, 2013

Hi and welcome to Wednesday Pet Roundup! Here is Kelly out in the snow. Let's hope that March goes out like a lamb...and real soon!

* Did you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? I hope you had as much fun as these 50 pets celebrating St. Patrick's Day

* Steve Dale says, "The magic solution for good health has four legs and a tail." Agreed!

* From KTRK- TV in Houston, a bittersweet story on a rescue group that cares for terminally ill pets.  "They'll be in a home," says April Plemons, vice president of Long Way Home Animal Sanctuary and Pit Bull Rescue. "Not a shelter, not a kennel, not a crate. In a home."

* A circus in Japan is working to change the country's mind about where they get their pets. Find out what Wow Wow Dog Circus is doing to help promote pet adoption.

* I usually stay away from contests where you have to ask people to vote for your entry, but when Tess from SkinnyScoop nominated Peggy's Pet Place for one of their Top 25 Pet Blogs I was so flattered and excited, I wanted to share the news. Could you please take a moment to jump over and vote for me? To vote, just scroll down through the entries until you find Peggy's Pet Place. Then just click on "like" and leave a comment if you desire. Thank you so much!

* I'm giving away 2 free books-- Once Upon a Flock by Lauren Scheuer. Hurry, contest ends today!

* Congratulations to winner of Woof Pack goodies Tamra H. and Kumfy Koatz harness Shelley P.


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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pet Health Products Donated to Shelters

One of the reasons I decided to join EmBARK on Pet Health campaign is because with every pledge people make to keep their pets healthy, Sergeants is donating health care products to shelters.

Some of the products will be used in the shelters, and others will go home with parents who adopt pets at the shelters. Here's what's in the kit shelters will receive for each pledge:





 
1. Sergeants Fur-So-Fresh Whiff Dog Shampoo to help keep them clean and comfortable.

2. Sereant's Vetscription Joint-Eze Plus to help ease joint aches and pains.

3. Sentry Calming Collar with pheromones to help keep dogs calm.

4. Sentry Petrodex Dental Kit to help keep teeth clean.

5. Pur Luv Sizzlin Strips low fat chicken and sweet potato flavor to help maintain a healthy weight.


Won't you take the pledge now so that more lucky shelters will receive this kit? It's just an easy click!












Disclosure: I was compensated by Sergeant's to participate in the emBARK on pet health campaign. All opinions in this post are 100% my own. See my full disclosure statement.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

4 Fun and Easy Crafts for Pets

4 Fun and Easy DIY Crafts Ideas for Pets
GUEST POST by Paisley Hansen



Crafting things that pets or animals can enjoy is one of the simple pleasures in life. Here is a list of four craft ideas that almost anyone can do easily on a budget. Most of them require simply recycling the old materials laying around and turning them into fun and creative crafts. On a slightly cautionary note, if you craft things that your pet chews, especially dogs, make sure your scent is not on them. If your dog gets used to chewing things that smell like his/her master, then you'll be sorry.

1) Milk Jug and Pine Needle Birdhouse

Time: 30 Minutes Ages: 6+ Supplies: Milk jug, Pine needles, Paint, Scissors

An old milk jug is a perfect home for a bird and a great way to recycle. Cut a hole in the side of the milk jug so that a bird can fit through. Then get creative and paint the milk jug to match the surroundings. Remember this is a pine needle bird feeder, so next you will want to gather lots of pine needles that you can use to cover the bird house with. The next step is to simply decorate the birdhouse with the pine needle you've collected to make it nice and home-y for a bird. Placed the bird feeder outside and add some food.
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2) Personalized Pet Collar

Time: 30 Minutes Age: 5+ Supplies: Simple pet nylon collar, Dimensional paint, Embellishing bling, Craft glue, Scissors

Dimensional paint a.k.a. puff paint/puffy paint expands as it dries creating a pattern that is raised. It last for a very long time so it makes for a durable pet worthy paint. Take your dimensional paint and personalize it with your pets name. Once the paint dries embellish it with your stuff, like charms, beads, buttons, rhinestones, anything that bedazzles your pet collar. It is a simple and fun craft that the kids can enjoy.
http://familycrafts.about.com/od/petrelatedcrafts/a/PersonalizedPetCollar.htm

3) Small Dog Sweater

Time: 30 minutes Age: 6+ Supplies: Old baby/toddler/adult sweater, Yarn, Embellishments, Scissors

The price for a dog sweater can be outrageous. Purchasing one outright might end up costing between $30 and $100 for a really cute sweater. Save yourself some money and make one from an old sweater you can get your hands on or have laying around. Cut the sweater at least 1 inch from the paws. Next sew the cut pieces on the arms up so they don't unravel. Finally take some yarn and make a drawstring for the sweater so it doesn't drag all over the ground.
http://www.blogher.com/instant-dog-sweater

4) Dish Towel Dog Toy

Time: 15 minutes Age: 4+ Supplies: Old dish towels, scissors

Ever wonder what to do with your old dishtowels? Why not make them into a really easy and durable dog toy. Cut three strips down the length of the towel and stop about an inch from the end. Braid the strips extremely tightly. Take the loose ends and tie them into knots. This method is great for a small dog, but for a bigger dog just repeat the same process with three larger towels, jeans or other durable material.

 
About the Author: Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and expert health, arts and crafts — especially fleece fabric. When she isn't writing she can usually be found reading a good book.










Thank you Paisley for joining us today and for these great tips. We're looking forward to trying out some of these projects.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Shamrock Day

Kelly and Brooks are taking good care of me today and helping me celebrate my birthday!
And Happy St. Patty's Day to all!




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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Baxter Barker delivers the goodies

I just wanted to show you this pawsome gift basket we won from Baxter Barker of Paw Street Bakery. We were the lucky 400th "like" on their Facebook page!

Brooks and Kelly enjoy their gift basket














































These even fooled my husband!






Look at the great variety of goodies we got, including honey, carrot, peanut butter, carob, biscotti, and blueberry!




































































































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Friday, March 15, 2013

Pip and Puddles Appreciation Day

Happy Pip and Puddles Appreciation Day!


















If you haven't yet met Pip and Puddles, let me tell you a little bit about them.

Pip is an adorable yorkshire terrier who blogs at Pip Gets Back in the Game.
Pip is always one to help others, join in on a party, and looks great in a sweater. And he never stops making me smile.

Late last year Pip announced that he wasn't feeling well and didn't know if he had a lot of time left. This resulted in an impressive, and touching, blog tour as Pip realized his personal bucket list and traveled around the world visiting blogville pals and getting into all kinds of mischief.

Puddles is a dashing dachshund who blogs at We Three Doxies, where she explains "It's really All About Me!" If you need a laugh, visit Puddles. Her keen sense of humor is always spot on.

Devoted friend, she joined Pip on his world tour and frequently led the mischief.

Pip and Puddles' blog friends have declared March 15th Pip and Puddles Appreciation Day, and has awarded Pip the title of "Blogville King of Cheeseburgers" and Puddles the title of "Blogville Queen of Merriment and Mayhem."

Please visit Pip and Puddles today and congratulate them. You'll be glad to know them!


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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Brooks' Books- Once Upon a Flock

Brooks here: I've never met a chicken before, but this book makes me want to! The author takes such care to understand the needs and personalities of chickens as curious, interesting individuals. If only everyone would try as hard to understand all the creatures of the earth.

Of course the book is mainly about chickens, but I know the real star is the little white terrier, Marky. Here's Mom with the review. (And don't forget to check that Rafflecopter at the end for your chance to win one of two copies!)



Once Upon a Flock, Life with my Soulful Chickens
by Lauren Scheuer
Available: March 19 (Atria Books)

Once Upon a Flock is a charming, sweet book about a woman who finds amusement, companionship and self-discovery by nurturing a small flock of chickens in her back yard.  Scheuer is a longtime illustrator, and creates absolutely adorable images for the book by combining photographs and her own artwork. You can see an example on the cover. (See Marky peeking over the grass there?)


I thought it was interesting that one of the reasons Scheuer decided to raise chickens was the same as one of the reasons we adopted a dog--to fill a vacancy when our children grow up and leave the nest, or prepare to leave the nest. But Scheuer also loved to spend time outside, and the chickens provided her with just such an excuse. From building the hen house, to selecting her colorful assortment of baby chicks, to looking out for the well-being of the flock, Scheuer takes us along on her journey.

 Her terrier Marky also figures prominently in the story. One of my favorite parts is when she describes how she trains Marky to accept and protect the chickens, and how they learn to be one big flock together.

Once Upon A Flock shares the joys, tears and rewards of loving any animal.


Scheuer writes the popular blog Scratch and Peck.


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Full Disclosure: I was provided a copy for my review and two for giveaway, however the opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday Pet Roundup- Springing along

Hi and welcome to Wednesday pet Roundup! I hope your day is as relaxing as Kelly's and Brooks's!

* Does your dog receive enough exercise? My SA San Antonio article says that letting your dog out in the yard may not be enough. 

* What do Krypto, Astro, and Muffit have in common? They're all listed among the Top 10 Best Dogs in Science Fiction.

* Hundreds of cats and dogs found refuge in the Nassau emergency shelter after Superstorm Sandy displaced their owner, but now the shelter is closing. What happens to the 30 pets left unclaimed?

* New center helps dogs consumed by fear. This could be a lifesaver for dogs released from puppy mills or hoarders homes.

* Pet food recall- Jones Natural Chews Woofers Beef Patties for Dogs.

* WoofPack giveaway ends 3/17. Enter for an awesome box of treats and toys!

* Kumfy Koatz giveaway ends 3/13. Pet cooling and warming harness.

* Winner of the catnip and HooRag is Daraya. Congratulations!


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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What's a Woof Pack? and Woof Pack Giveaway!

It's always fun to get mail, especially when that mail is full of great treats for your best friend. Mary from Woof Pack Goodies recently asked me if I'd like to try her new service, and Kelly and Brooks readily agreed! And we're giving away one for your pampered pet too!

Woof Pack is a scheduled home delivery service for pet product. Each pack includes 3 to 6 items including toys, grooming supplies, treats (made in USA) and even special pet related items for pet parents.  And 10% of each purchase supports registered dog rescue groups, too.

Ideas for Woof Pack:
* New Puppy welcome gift
* Birthday gift (dog or pet parent!)
* Holidays
* Graduation from Obedience School!

We received our Woof Pack overflowing with goodies to try.
Our Woof Pack included:

1. SO Holistic duck recipe Holistic Baked Dog Treats 14 oz
2.  Large box of Get Naked Low Calorie chicken flavor biscuits (16 calories per biscuit, wheat free, corn free, soy free)  12oz
3. Durango jerky bites (Made in USA) 8 oz.
4. Wagatha's organic dog biscuits- Coconut Grove with tart cherries- 8 oz
5. Wagatha's organic dog biscuits- Bedtime Biscuit with chamomile and ginger- 8 oz
6. 2 Bark Bars cookie bar- Honey and Oats, Carob, 1.5 oz each
7. Book- I'll Wait in the Car by Marcie Jan Bronstien
8. Bone, doghouse, and hydrant shaped cookie cutters
9. sticky note pad
10. 4 prefilled toothbrushes
11. Cosmic Cone by Zanies- good for aggressive chewers
12. Invincibles gecko toy

 











I was impressed with the quality of the items. All items are full size, not samples. All the treats are made in the USA. I was excited to see the Wagatha's biscuits and the Get Naked cookies. One of Kelly's all-time favorite toys is her Invincibles snake, so I'm sure she'll love the Invincibles gecko (or, maybe I can convince her to let Brooks have it?) It was fun to see some items for pet parents in there too, such as the note pad and cookie cutters.




















If you'd like to try some new products, and enjoy treating your dog, I recommend Woof Pack.

Now, the giveaway!  Enter to win a Woof Pack of your own. *Your own items may differ, but I'm sure they'll send you some great stuff. Good luck!
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Guardians of Rescue

Tiffani Thiessen EmBARKs on Pet Health.
As a member of Sergeant's EmBARK on Pet Health campaign--an effort to educate and empower pet parents--I was encouraged to volunteer at a participating animal shelter.

I think this is a great idea, although unfortunately none of the participating shelters were close enough for me to volunteer.  So I chose to help shelters in my area on my own.

But I also wanted to write about an amazing organization participating in Sergeant's EmBARK on Pet Health. The more I learned about this group, the more impressed I became.

Guardians of Rescue
 Smithtown, New York
When you click on the Guardians of Rescue website, you won't find images of fluffy puppies and pretty pastel colors. Instead you get black-bordered modern site with a tattoo-like image of a shield and elaborate angel wings. I think this tells you a little bit about what you get--a serious, hardcore group, devoted to the well-being of animals and their owners. I love their motto "People helping Animals....Animals Helping People."
Their mission is "to facilitate and foster programs and activities that further the uniquely symbiotic and therapeutic benefits of interaction between people and animals."

Here are some of the awesome programs they provide:

1. Gimme Shelter-
This program works to ensure that all animals are provided with proper protection from the elements. In part, volunteers patrol for animals in situations without proper protection and adequate food and water. Guardians of Rescue will provide shelters free of charge to any and all dogs and cats in need.

2.Sheltering Arms-
The goal of this program is to assist animal shelters with everything they need.

3. Helping Families-
Designed to keep families together, it provides medical care, pet food and supplies to anyone in need due to a catastrophic event, or to families in need due to economic reasons. Guardians Members and volunteers also assist seniors, the homebound and the disabled with transportation to the vet, and may help with the bills. They also provide a Pet Food & Supply Bank for anyone in need due to a catastrophic event or to families in need due to economic reasons.

4. Home Again: Operation Support Our Troops-
Assist returning service men and women in adopting a dog or cat from an animal shelter when they return home or bringing back a pet rescued during their deployment. They work to make sure the animal adapts to US life, by providing whatever training is needed.

5. Animals Helping People-
This program aims to provide information and resources relating to the training, treatment, and placement of therapy dogs. From those suffering from autism, MS, strokes, Post Traumatic Stress, psychological conditions, etc.

6. Junior Guardians: Humane Education-
The Junior Guardians are a group of young people from all walks of life. Their goal is to “learn the ropes” of animal rescue, and be the change for our future. The program is presented at public middle and high schools, scout troops, vocational schools and residential facilities for at risk youth. Youth learn  how to recognize the signs of animal abuse and neglect, and how to report it in the proper manner, how to help defend creatures that cannot themselves. and why dog fighting is wrong and morally reprehensible and why it cannot be tolerated.

Now, aren't you impressed too?
Click to volunteer, donate or find out more.
Click to find adoptable pets from Guardians of Rescue.
Like them on Facebook.

And don't forget, take the EmBARK on Pet Health pledge -- pledge to learn more about pet health, and for each pledge Sergeant's will donate a selection of pet health products to shelters!


Disclosure: I was compensated by Sergeant's to participate in the emBARK on pet health campaign. All opinions in this post are 100% my own. See my full disclosure statement.


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