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Welcome to Crazy for Dogs!

Sirius of the Week

Suede is a lab mix, who lives with her person-dad and person-mom, brother, sister, and two cats and a Chihuahua-rat-terrier mix puppy, Stevie. A co-worker of Suede's person-dad found her and 3 other puppies abandoned on the side of the road.

Suede likes riding in the car, going for walks and playing with squeaky toys. Her humans are training her to catch frisbees and to fetch. She also likes sleeping next to her dad.

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(Sirius == the Dog Star). Share your dog's story...Email us your dog's photo and short biography today!

Don't forget to stop by next week to see our new Star -- press Control-D to bookmark this site.

Previous Siriuses... If your dog has already been a star of the week, feel free to send *NEW* pictures to share. We'd be happy to put them on the homepage for others to enjoy.


Looking for a new dog? Consider adoption: Why Should You Adopt a Pet This Black Friday?

Should students have pets in college? -- read about the pros and cons.


When dogs aren't sleeping, eating, or hanging out, one thing they might do is chase cats.... See why!

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Tinkerbelle, on the right, hanging out with Baby


Have you ever wondered how much dogs sleep?

From the Crazy for Dogs mailbox: Faris is a professional artist who specializes in drawing and painting pet portaits (as well as humans) at Faty Art. Here is an example:

Faris art
Faty Art


Beware of Internet Puppy Scams: Unfortunately, unscrupulous people have been sending emails offering to sell pedigree puppies (bulldogs, pugs, and others). Similar phony websites are also on the web. These emails and websites are fake. They are designed to cheat you out of your money either by never sending you the puppy or by sending you a different dog from what you paid for. Your best bet: If you want a purebred, contact a local breed-specific rescue group. Or if you just want a new best friend, save a life from your local animal pound.


new T-Shirts and Sweatshirts for Dog Lovers

Bernese Mountain Dogs Black T-Shirt

Bernese Mountain Dogs Black T-Shirt

Ask me about my Bernese Mountain Dogs!



Or Browse -- the Buy button will let you look at different colors and products

More styles and dog breeds here...

Say "No!" to puppy mills through these CafePress products...


A visit from Patch (September 2001):

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One of my fav toys is a yellow slipper


A visit from Valentine (April 2002):

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I'm a good watchdog


How good is your memory? Your powers of observation? Your concentration? Find out by playing our

memory game Dog Concentration Game! concentration

Do you know the name of the "butterfly" dog? Do you know your sighthounds? Would you enjoy a little puzzle hunt around this site? If yes, try our puzzle! (The puzzle opens in a new window so you can still access the rest of this site easily.)

Word Scrambles games. Can you unscramble the words?

Crazy for Dogs WordSearch Game! wordsearch


Looking for information on dog parks? Try searching through this dog park guide.

How many dogs do you have? Please take our poll:

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The Daily Dog: Your guide to caring for, understanding and loving your dog! Check it out!


Dear site visitors: If your dog ever has a medical problem or emergency, PLEASE take him/her to the veterinarian right away. Professional help should always be your first choice and should be made without delay.

The friend you've been waiting for is at your local animal shelter. No more homeless pets! Adopt a shelter pet. Get started by visiting PetFinder.com. cute puppy

IMPORTANT! If you haven't had your dog checked for heartworms, call your veterinarian and make an appointment today! Heartworms are fatal -- but can be easily prevented. Do your dog -- and yourself -- a kindness... have your dog checked right away.

It appears that dogs can develop renal failure from eating grapes and raisins. So, to be on the safe side, do not give your dog grapes or raisins as treats. You can read more at these links:

ASPCA Grape/Raisin FAQ. And from the ASPCA, regarding hazardous foods in general: Foods That Are Hazardous to Dogs. Woof Wise also has an article about dangerous household items.

Animal Poison Control 24-hour hotline: 1-888-426-4435

Please consider donating to help animals. There are many good organizations, but here are two:

ASPCA -- 1-800-628-0028
Humane Society of the United States -- 1-866-720-2676


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The Wild Life of Dogs
More books here! Music, too...


Test your dog knowledge -- take our QUIZ!


Some Dog Facts

  • "Badger" = a type of hair coloring that contains a blending of brown, black, white, and gray.
  • While it is inside the womb, a puppy is enclosed in its own membrane and attached by its umbilical cord to the placenta. The placenta is, in turn, enclosed in the fluid-filled amniotic sac.
  • Irish Wolfhounds are sighthounds, and they can weigh over 100 pounds and be 28-31 inches at the withers.
  • The coat of the Weimaraner is almost always short and dense. It can be roebuck, silvery grey, mousy-grey, and all intervening shades of grey. Occasionally there will be white patches on the chest and/or paws.
  • The ancestors of the Japanese Chin are believed to have been introduced into Japan in the 8th century B.C.
  • At about three weeks a puppy learns how to lap liquid. They have to learn it for themselves -- lapping cannot be taught.
  • The healthy newborn puppy is blind, deaf, toothless, and hungry. It can drag itself around to find a teat (but it cannot walk) and it can suck.
  • Puppies only a few days old sleep a lot, and most of their sleeping periods are active -- spent jerking and twitching.


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