Dog Lovers. Greyhounds As Pets. Foster or Adopt. Radio Interview.

Lori McKern from GAP Greyhounds As Pets speaking about the benefits of fostering or adopting Greyhounds. Greyhounds are placid, loving & affectionate dogs that make perfect pets and companions for families, elderly people or the incapacitated. Greyhounds are also great around children. Greyhounds don’t smell, they don’t shed fur so also make great indoor pets. They love to go for walks, but are not high energy pets. After a 30min walk, all they wish to do is lay down for a snooze!
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Best Friends Urges Holiday Shoppers, ?Opt to Adopt?

Best Friends Urges Holiday Shoppers, ‘Opt to Adopt’

Puppy mills supply pups sold in pet stores and by online brokers

(PRWEB) December 14, 2011

Pet experts from Best Friends Animal Society want holiday shoppers to know that the precious little pup in the pet store window is a poor purchase this season — especially if they want to avoid Santa’s naughty list.

They’re launching a television and web public service announcement featuring cute cartoon puppies with a serious message: Buying a dog from a pet store or online is out, and making a holiday miracle by adopting from a shelter or animal rescue organization is in.

The holiday PSA was launched in movie theaters this week in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York City. A corresponding campaign of billboards, bus boards and mall displays is also going up this week in L.A.

Although the image of a loveable little puppy wiggling in a stocking or bedecked in a bow under the tree has become a holiday classic, the reality of where most of these pups come from is far uglier than any holiday shopper would want to acknowledge.

Virtually all puppies sold in pet shops and online come from puppy mills– factory-like commercial breeding facilities where puppies and their parents are forced to live lonely lives in squalid conditions, with little or no human contact, exercise or medical care.

Although puppy mills are legal in the United States, many breeders–even those that are USDA-licensed—do not even follow the minimum standards of care for their dogs, confining them in tiny wire cages. Parent dogs are treated as breeding machines and never have the experience of romping on grass, living indoors, playing with toys, enjoying treats or being held by loving people.

Pet experts from Best Friends Animal Society’s warn holiday shoppers about the sickening source of those seemingly sweet pet store puppies, and to encourage anyone in the market for a pet this season to give the precious gift of life to a homeless pet by adopting from a shelter or rescue group. For those who prefer to shop online, is the humane site to visit to find and adopt a new furry friend.

Adopting from a shelter is not at all the same as from buying from a pet store. When shoppers buy online or from pet shops, they not only create a demand in their community for more pets to be bred and trucked in from puppy mills, but they also prevent a shelter dog from finding a loving home for the holidays. Adopting shelter pets simply saves lives.

Puppy mill dogs comprise a significant percentage of the 4-5 million pets that die in American shelters annually.

“As long as holiday shoppers head for the pet stores to purchase their new puppies, they are supporting the puppy mill industry since studies indicate more than 98 percent of pet shop puppies come from such commercial breeding facilities,” says Elizabeth Oreck, national manager, puppy mill initiatives for Best Friends Animal Society.

“This continues the cycle that contributes to the pet overpopulation problem, and leads to more dogs being euthanized in shelters. Our hope is that anyone looking for a new pet will celebrate the spirit of the season and open their heart and their home to a homeless animal from a local shelter or rescue organization.”

Each person who chooses to adopt is helping Best Friends achieve its mission of bringing about a time when there are no more homeless pets.

About Best Friends Animal Society®

Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®. The society’s leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country’s largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the personal and financial support of a grassroots network of supporters and community partners across the nation.

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WebVet Offers Five Reasons To Adopt On National Pet Day

WebVet Offers Five Reasons To Adopt On National Pet Day

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 11, 2012

April 11th is National Pet Day, when we honor the joy pets bring to our lives. This special holiday was founded not only to celebrate these amazing companions — but to raise awareness of those less fortunate who have not yet found their forever homes.

If you’re looking to add a furry, feathered or scaled friend to your family, WebVet encourages you to visit a shelter or rescue, where you’ll save one life — and elevate those of everyone around your new pet.

Need a reason to adopt instead of buy? Here are five:

1. You’ll save a life: The Humane Society estimates three and four million dogs and cats are euthanized each year in the United States. The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. By adopting from a private humane society or animal shelter, breed rescue group, or the local animal control agency, you’ll help save the lives of two animals — the pet you adopt and a homeless animal somewhere who can be rescued because of space you helped free up.

Related: 4 Great Reasons To Adopt A Disabled Pet

2. Shelter pets are healthy: Animal shelters are full of happy, healthy animals. Most shelters examine and give vaccinations to animals when they arrive, and many spay or neuter them before being adopted.

3. It’s cheaper than buying: Adopting a pet from an animal shelter is much less expensive than buying a pet at a pet store or through other sources. In addition, animals from many shelters are already spayed or neutered and vaccinated, which is healthy — and a cost-saver.

4. You’ll feel better: Studies have proved that pet owners worldwide enjoy longer lifespans and that their animals make those extra years of life more gratifying. People with pets also enjoy superior self-esteem, while suffering less depression due to an optimistic mindset that companionship with animals will bring.

5. You won’t be supporting puppy mills and pet stores: Puppy mills are large commercial breeding operations that produce large volumes of purebred or designer puppies for profit. Housed in the worst possible environmental and social conditions, puppies are often kept in wire “coops” piled one on top of the other, allowing excrement to pass through and accumulate on the dogs below. In order to maximize profits, dogs are bred over and over again until they can no longer produce, at which time they are either dumped or killed.

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Dog News Daily Launches Drive for ‘Spay & Adopt’ Themed California Special Interest License Plate

Dog News Daily Launches Drive for ‘Spay & Adopt’ Themed California Special Interest License Plate

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2009

Dog News Daily, the popular online dog magazine, announced today the start of a California wide campaign to get the state legislator and Department of Motor Vehicles to authorize, create and sell a new special interest license plate as a means to help fund local and regional spay, neutering, and pet adoption programs during the state’s current economic crisis.

As envisioned by Alan Siskind, the publisher of Dog News Daily, the special interest plate would include the words “Spay” “Neuter” “Adopt” “Love”. For the actual design of the special interest plate, Siskind proposes a state-wide contest among elementary school students as a way to begin teaching children about responsible pet ownership at an early age.

According to Siskind, “the creation of a special interest license plate here in California is a no brainer and a win/win for everyone.” He goes on to say, “Given both the current economic condition in California, and the growing need to spay, neuter, and adopt dogs and cats, approval of this special interest plate should come swiftly.” Siskind expects the support of the Humane Society of the United States, spcaLA, ASPCA, PETA as well as all California public and private shelters and rescue organizations.

“Who in their right mind wouldn’t be in favor of this proposal?” Siskind asked. Plans are currently underway to gain the immediate support of Governor Schwarzenegger, BTH Secretary Bonner, DMV Director Valverde, Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa, San Francisco Mayor Newsom, and Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez who is a strong advocate for spay & neutering as well as pet adoption.

Beginning on Tuesday, May 12, Dog News Daily will devote a large portion of its blog to promote the creation of the “Spay. Neuter. Adopt. Love.” license plate. To lend your support to this effort or to find out more information, you may contact Dog News Daily.

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Dog News Daily is one of the country’s most influential and fastest growing online magazines for all things dog.


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Pop Superhero & Canine Crime Fighting Companion Dog in Music Connection Magazine Holiday Toy Dog Fever has Shoppers Rushing to Adopt a Maltipoo at Build-A-Bear

Pop Superhero & Canine Crime Fighting Companion Dog in Music Connection Magazine Holiday Toy Dog Fever has Shoppers Rushing to Adopt a Maltipoo at Build-A-Bear

Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 11, 2006

Cookie Cutter Girl, Pop Superhero, adopts a canine crime-fighting companion in her Maltese dog: “Lil’ Stinker.” Don’t let his small size fool you, this Service Dog is 4lbs and an attitude BIG enough to keep the Pop Superhero’s hands full! Do *you* want to adopt a toy dog of your own? Holiday Toy Dog Fever has Shoppers Rushing to Adopt a Maltipoo at Build-A-Bear. Discover your “Inner Superhero,” hear CCG’s latest Girl Power Pop CD & read about issue #1 of her comic book, “Cookie Cutter Girl: POP SUPERHERO,” today at See fun photos of CCG’s furry friend at:

Cookie Cutter Girl is an independent musician, who can’t afford a publicist or promoter, yet CCG is attracting the attention of several national TV producers. The Pop Superhero has been contacted by producers from MTV & Comedy Central, and the TV shows “Who Wants to be a Superhero?,” “Wife Swap,” and “The Tyra Banks Show,” as well as the “Pussycat Dolls.” This Girl Power Goddess has been in Rolling Stone, is getting “big in Japan,” and will be in “Music Connection” magazine this month. A Pop Superhero endorsed by Sam Ash Music, Minarik guitars, Scratch Pad and S.I.T. strings, Cookie Cutter Girl recently developed “Power of Pink Promotion” to help Independent artists, like herself, receive recognition by the music industry. This savvy Superhero shares her secrets this Holiday Season at

“Cookie Cutter Girl,” is a Pop Superhero for our times who packs her Girl Power Pop with a punch while freeing women everywhere from the mold in which society holds them captive. This Indie Girl Power Icon has been making the majors listen up and take notice, performing over 150 concerts in 2006. Rolling Stone called Cookie Cutter Girl’s song, “Pain,” “Nashville’s Version of Fiona Apple.” The Pop Superhero takes her job very seriously. In addition to making great Power Pop music, CCG helps people start a positive energy cycle in their lives by looking deep within themselves and finding their Super Powers. Who is *your* Inner Superhero? Find out today at

Dive into the Cookie Cutter Girl comic book to discover ‘Cutter’s’ cryptic powers. It was co-written by JULIAN and Justine Fontes, “Queen of Licensed Children’s Books.” (DISNEY, DREAMWORKS) It was produced by Sonic Comic’s Ron Fontes, ex-Art Director for Marvel Comics. Look for issue #1 of “Cookie Cutter Girl: POP SUPERHERO!” in 2007. Meet the fun characters of this true modern day Cinderella story today at: .

Cookie Cutter Girl’s, self-titled Girl Power Pop CD receives airplay on 500+ TV & radio stations Internationally. Most recently, CCG has invaded the Japanese market via distribution in Japan. Find CCG in Japanese at: CCG is honored to have her music added to 22 different Compilation CDs, most of which were released over the past year. Go to the “Press Kit” page of for a discography with a link to each CD. Are you a ‘cookie cutter’ girl, or did you break the mold? Find out today when you sign up to win a free CD, or maybe even a night out with Cookie Cutter Girl at:


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Adopt A Dog! Adopt A Dog! A video production for GSDAR Hi! My name is Angel. I’m an adorable puppy. My life was saved by Good Shepherd Dog Animal Rescue. They made this video after rescuing me when I was abandoned. There are millions of dogs just like me who are killed every year right here in America. Please help stop the carnage! Adopt a dog today! Please help save the life of a homeless dog, cat or other animal. Go to my website and make a donation or purchase Adopt A Dog gifts and apparel. Your support will help save the lives of homeless animals. Please help end the senseless destruction of millions of lovable dogs today! Wolf! Wolf! Wolf! Which means, “Thank you from the heart!,” in doggie language! Adopt a dog today! Copyright © 2009 by GSDAR. All rights reserved. Visit GSDAR at Visit Angel’s site at Thank you for your patronage and support! Good Shepherd Dog Animal Rescue is a nonprofit organization working to promote the adoption of homeless dogs, cats and other animals. Please help support GADAR by making a donation today or by purchase of Adopt A Dog gifts and apparel. Thank you!
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Weighing the options- Would you adopt an adult, previously abused/neglected 120lb Cane Corso?

Question by Peter Griffin: Weighing the options- Would you adopt an adult, previously abused/neglected 120lb Cane Corso?
My wife and I have wanted to get another big dog to serve as companion to our 2yo Alaskan Malamute male…. We were on petfinder and found this beautiful female Cane Corso. She’s from a bad situation and needs a good home… obviously we were all about it…. till I called the shelter and the workers informed me she’ll “need a bit of behavior modification and training”.
Long story short, dog’s got classic text book food aggression, skiddishness around loud noises, etc.
We have been going back and forth on this issue.. should we adopt knowing we are taking on a damaged girl who IF she “snapped” is quite capable of seriously injuring or killing my wife or my Mal… or a niece or nephew? I hate to think this way….but it IS after all a damaged Cane Corso.

FYI, We have tons of experience with large molosser and big working breeds… certainly both of us are capable of being the “Alpha” and our super dominant malamute knows this. Just wondering if we might be biting off more than we can chew with rehabbing a damaged 120lb. dog.

Thoughts? Anyone rehab large fighting/guard breeds before?
Add- Yes we can go and Will go visit the dog in the kennel. In fact we are heading from MA to central VT to meet her and have our dog meet her…..

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