Friday, December 07, 2012

Holiday Hazards - Keeping Your Pets Safe

The Holiday Season can be a dangerous time of the year for our pets. The ASPCA puts out a great list of all the hazards we may have in our homes and not know about. We want to wish all a very Happy and Safe Holiday Season from

Holiday Hazards
  1. Christmas tree water (may contain fertilizers and bacteria, which, if ingested, can upset the stomach. Electrical cords Ribbons or tinsel (can become lodged in the intestines and cause intestinal obstruction—most often occurs with kittens!) 
  2. Batteries 
  3. Glass ornaments 
Paw Here To Get Full List

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dangerous Halloween Dog Treats

Halloween could be a very fun time of the year but for our pets it could be a very dangerous time. Dogs love the flavor of chocolate, but chocolate in sufficient doses is lethally toxic to dogs. So please no chocolate for your furry friend. Below is a link to some great information about some of the most common foods found around our homes that may be very harmful to our pets. Grapes and its other form, raisins, are harmful to dogs. Below you could find more information on dangerous foods your dog should avoid. Paw Here

ASPCA’s Hurricane Rescue Efforts

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy one of the worst storms in U.S. history the ASPCA is offering assistance to families evacuated during the storm. Their responders are delivering supplies, crates and food to evacuation centers, where hundreds of animals are being housed, in the five boroughs. "ASPCA: For those evacuees who need to report pets left behind in the storm, please call the city’s 24-hour hotline at (347) 573-1561. This number has been set up specifically to check on missing pets. For reports of stray animals, please continue to call 311." Paw Here For More Information.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week

Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week 2012
Big black dogs. FIV+ cats. Senior pets. Special-needs animals. Many factors can make a pet seem "less adoptable." To promote these unusual (or, in some cases, too common) animals, Petfinder has designated Sept. 17-23, 2012, as "Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week."

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever

Welcome, This lens is all about the wonderful Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever. One of the most unusual breeds of dogs bred in the Little River district of Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia around the beginning of the 20th Century. The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is AKC's 150th breed. Paw Here For More

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Dognapping On The Rise

ASPCA: Pet theft is on the rise. The American Kennel Club, which has been tracking pet thefts since 2007, reported a 32% increase in dog thefts last year. While some animals are snatched from their yards or during home invasions, Paw Here To Read More

ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge Kicks Off

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hot Weather - Keeping Your Pets Safe

Keeping your pets safe in this hot weather could be a matter of life or death.  "Check out the ASPCA for Hot Weather Tips. We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger, ASPCA experts warn."  Paw Here...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Safe Car Travel With Your Pet

A must read from the ASPCA if your  planning a road trip with your pet this summer.   Traveling with a pet involves more than just loading the animal in the back seat and motoring off—especially if you will be driving long distances or plan to be away for a long time. The ASPCA offers the following tips to help you prepare for a safe and smooth car trip.  Paw Here for full article

Monday, April 23, 2012

Bark In The Park 2012

PR:  The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Bark in the Park Brings Thousands of Dogs to Montrose Harbor
18th Annual Fundraiser Makes Noise on May 5, 2012
CHICAGO—Dogs are leading their owners to their favorite canine event of the year—The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Bark
in the Park. On May 5, 2012 at 9 a.m., rain or shine, thousands of dogs and their owners are scheduled to congregate at
Montrose Harbor for a morning of fun and an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for The Anti-Cruelty Society’s
programs and services.
Thousands of humans and their dogs are expected to attend this year’s event creating a great day of camaraderie amongst
animal lovers. Emcees, ABC 7’s Hosea Sanders and Roz Varon, will be on site kicking off the walk and keeping everyone
energized throughout the morning. Cat owners are welcome as well and given the opportunity to make a pin in honor of
the feline friends that are not able to attend the dog-friendly event.
Activities include agility courses, demonstrations, product samples from small business sponsors, Animal Intuitive Denise
Zak, a family fun tent—plus free snacks, souvenir photos, 50/50 cash raffle, and much more.
Bark in the Park is made possible by our generous sponsors: ABC7, Hill’s Science Diet, BMO/Harris Investments,
PetSmart, and many more corporate and individual supporters.
Advance registration is $35 for adults, $30 for children under 13, and dogs and children under 3 are free. Walkers may
register and raise funds online. Pick up registration packets at participating PetSmart locations, at the Society’s Education
& Training Center (169 W. Grand Ave., Chicago) on Friday, April 27 from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 from 10
a.m. to noon, or the morning of the event at 7 a.m. at the red tents.
For a look at last year’s walk, to register and pledge, and to find sponsors information visit For
more information call the Bark in the Park hotline at 312-329-8726 or email
About The Anti-Cruelty Society
The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society. With a
mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people, its comprehensive programs and
services help over 50,000 animals and humans every year and include: adoption, charity veterinary clinic, low or no-cost
spay/neuter clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education & community outreach, a free behavior hotline,
dog training classes, S.A.F.E. program (short-term accommodations for emergencies), The Bruckner Rehabilitation &
Treatment Center, the Virginia Butts Berger Cat Clinic, and the Dog Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit or call (312) 644-8338.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Flea & Tick Season Starting Early IN 2012

"CVA: Warmer Winter Season and Above-Average Temperatures Bring Out Insects Earlier. Central Veterinary Associates urges all pet owners to keep their pets safe from fleas and ticks year round and especially during the spring season. The warmer weather provides a great opportunity for your pets to go outside for a walk or to run around, but it also means that they will be exposed to these insects. It will be much easier and healthier for your pet to prevent these infestations from occurring than having to treat them.  Paw Here To Visit CVA"

Friday, March 23, 2012

Make Your Own Dog Biscuits

 These wholesome biscuits are so tasty and fill the house with such a wonderful aroma. Several minutes after the first batch is baking in the oven, our dog Maxxamillion will suddenly stop playing, sniff the air, and walk over to his favorite spot in the kitchen to wait for them. He recognizes the delicious aroma of these biscuits every single time. Paw Here For Recipes

Friday, March 02, 2012

Traveling With Your Dog Tips

 Shortly after  Maxxamillion came home we decided we were not going to leave him behind anymore after one bad experience with a pet-sitter. We did not want to put him in an airplane either because of the high risk of death. So we decided to take our vacations by auto. Problem was twelve years ago there wasn't as much information on traveling with your dog as there is today... Paw Here To Continue

Foster Dogs in NYC: Judd's Success Story

Foster Dogs in NYC: Judd's Success Story: From his adopter Charissa: I adopted Judd from a rescue that is located in Fort Collins, Colorado called A Puppy’s Voice . This organizat...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day, Love Maxxamillion

Wishing all a very Happy Valentine's Day!  Please be aware that although we canines give you unconditional love, chocolates and other foods our humans enjoy  on this holiday are very bad for us.  Paw Here  to continue...

Friday, February 03, 2012

Make Pet Adoption Your First Choice

Not only does Pet adoption save lives, but it's a great way to give an animal a second chance at life.  Pet finder is a great website to find your perfect forever friend. They support multiple shelters throughout the country, so finding a pet to adopt could be very close to your home. Check out their list of things you should know before adopting a pet page.  Paw Here 

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! May you all have a spectacular 2012. Thank you for your support throughout the years. Love Maxxamillion