Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Blog the Change for Animals- Where does your state rank on Puppy Mills?

Puppy Mills are cruel, horrible, substandard breeding factories. I keep hoping the day will come when they exist no more. There are many people and organizations working to help put them to an end. Will they succeed? I don't know. I hope so.

Recently I researched laws regarding puppy mills, and was surprised to learn that the laws vary greatly state to state.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, 26 states require basic humane standards for dogs at puppy mills. That means that 24 states don't even go that far! 26 states require licensing of puppy mills. But only 16 states require inspections.

Only 4 state limit the number of breeding dogs confined at large-scale puppy mill operations. Those states are Louisiana, Oregon, Virginia and Washington.

19 states have no provisions whatsoever for puppy mills.

Top-ranking states are California, New Jersey,  New York, Colorado, Maine and Vermont.
Low-ranking states are North and South Dakota, Idaho, Ohio, and Mississippi

To find out where your state falls, click on A-MI  or MO-W
If you'd like to ask your state to consider tougher legislation regarding puppy mills, email your state governor or local state representative.
Be the change for animals.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Poop Happens-- poo bags review and giveaway

Ike can't wait to tell you about a better poo bag...

  He's really excited about it....


Okay, well Ike was a bit too sleepy to get excited by our news. But I was thrilled to learn more about Earth Rated and receive a box full of waste bags, dispenser, and some fun swag! (And you can score some too!)

Here are some things to love about Earth Rated bags:
1. Big--large enough for heavy-duty jobs.
2. Durable--the website says that they're leak-proof. And, they even guarantee it!
3. Cute--maybe not a requirement in poo bags but hey, it doesn't hurt!

4. Scented--Comes in lavender scented. Why not?! Although they also have unscented if you prefer.
5. Earth-friendly--Recycled cardboard core and packaging. They even offer vegetable-based bags if you prefer plastic-free.
6. Handy--your choice of rolls that fit in a dispenser, or bags with handles that are easy for tying.

While Ike napped, Kelly helped me inspect the supplies.We were impressed with the quality and appearance. Cleaning up after your dog is the right thing to do, and these poo bags make the job a little easier and neater. We definitely recommend this product and will use it on our walks!

Enter now to win an Earth Rated dispenser, refill and some swag! Good luck.
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Friday, April 3, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wordless Wednesday-- Hop Hop

I got to meet a bunny! He was soft and cuddly. He reminded me of the bunnies I used to have when I was a kid. And...he hopped into my arms to say Happy Easter!