Thursday July 4, 2013
This perrito (Spanish for “little dog”) changed the course of our vacation. As soon as we met him, we knew we needed to help him. Like many of the dogs that we help in our own backyard, he was on the thin side and was suffering from a severe case of mange. So a cooperative and international effort started for Rango.
Monday July 1, 2013
In celebrating our nation’s birthday we frequently express our joy in fireworks displays. Unfortunately, these can terrify many dogs and pose risks to their safety should they try to take flight to escape the loud noises. Dogs have been known to run away, break leashes, jump through plate glass windows, jump fences and dig under fences as their flight response takes hold.
Thursday June 27, 2013
Dogs actually have three eyelids; the upper, lower and a third eyelid which is called nictitating membrane. The nictitating membrane is a thin, opaque tissue which rests in the inner corner of the eye, below the lower eyelid. The purpose of the third eyelid is to offer additional protection to the eye and cornea and also spreads tears across the eyeball surface. Most animals, except humans and pigs, have a nictitating membrane.
Monday June 24, 2013
Why compost dog poop?
Thursday June 20, 2013
“My husband and I looked at a dog in care with a local rescue organization recently. She was a cute dog that will need some socialization but was very sweet. I would have taken her home but the adoption fee was so high, $385. That’s ridiculous. I can get a free dog by looking at an advertisement.”