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Sirius of the Week
Our submitter writes,
"Sophie is an ISSR Shiloh Shepherd. She is a dual bi-color black and
tan plush coat. Sophie is about
4 months old in the picture. Sophie was born at New Zion (breed
founder's kennel) in New York. When she was 10 weeks old she flew to
Minnesota to join our family.
"Sophie's registered name is Zions Sophie of Sage, however the rest
of the family knows her as Sophia Maria Colletta Regetti Gonzales.
Sophie loves people and other dogs. Her best friend is Chewy who
is a male Husky-Lab-Wolf mix. Sophie is an avid baseball fan, likes
water sports, and crunches plastic bottles for the recycling."
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Tinkerbelle, on the right, hanging out with Baby
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.
T-Shirts and Sweatshirts for Dog Lovers
More styles and dog breeds here...
Say "No!" to puppy mills through
these CafePress products...
||If you're looking for some great dog pictures, allposters.com has thousands (and thousands!) of art prints,
posters, magnets, notecards, and other goodies. We've gathered the dog-themed items here,
and have separated out some of them into price categories.
Around 300 are
priced under 10
dollars (be patient for that page to download!). And about 600 are between
$10-$25. Lots of different
styles -- whimsical, realistic, artistic, funny -- something for every
taste. Many different breeds are represented, too.
A visit from Riley (September 2000):
A visit from Jonty (November 2002):
I'm from Canberra, Australia
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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
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:
Animal Poison Control Center Toxicology Bulletins: Grapes and Raisins in Dogs
Also from the ASPCA
Wrath of Grapes (A PDF document)
Animal Poison Control 24-hour hotline: 1-800-548-2423
Please consider donating to help animals. There are many good organizations, but here are two:
ASPCA -- 866-275-3925
Humane Society of the United States -- 888-259-5431
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A sampling of great posters and art prints...
Title: Three Lab Bakery
Artist: Ken Bailey
Type: Art Print
Size: 30 x 22 (inches)
Title: Mixed Breed Dog Sitting on Sofa
Artist: Petra Wegner
Type: Photographic Print
Size: 12 x 9 (inches)
Title: Pie in the Sky
Artist: Howard Berman
Type: Art Print
Size: 24 x 18 (inches)
Title: Boxer Dog, Illinois, USA
Artist: Lynn M. Stone
Type: Photographic Print
Size: 9 x 12 (inches)
Artist: Arthur Sarnoff
Type: Art Print
Size: 16 x 20 (inches)
Title: Pugs & Kisses
Size: 17 x 11 (inches)
Test your dog knowledge -- take our
Some Dog Facts
- Dogs bark to say that there is something strange happening and to be alert. The barking signals that something is happening -- such as someone arriving; once the new arrival has been identified, either a greeting takes place or an attack.
- "Dew-claw" = An extra toe on the inside of the leg that is often, but not always, removed.
- In the wild, a mother dog's pack-mates, possibly her own mother, or sisters, but any female, will help her with the puppies, and bring her food. A domesticated dog has a human pack to help.
- Airedales are the largest of the terriers and exhibit all the typical terrier characteristics, including occasional stubborness!
- "Badger" = a type of hair coloring that contains a blending of brown, black, white, and gray.
- All dogs share the basic anatomy of the ear -- the outer ear or auricle, the ear canal, the eardrum, and the tympanic cavity. But the ears have different shapes and postures based upon the breed.
- Chocolate can be fatal to dogs.
- Dogs are members of the Canidae family, which also includes wolves and jackals.