Welcome to Crazy for Dogs!
Sirius of the Week
Sasha Canela is our star this week...
"I am a Shitzu. When I was a little puppy I used to have
very brown hair, but when I turned 1 my hair turned
beige. Every morning day I go to walk with my Mommy through the
neighborhood, then my mommy prepares for me a delicious plate of dry
food combined with wet food. My daddy says bye because he has to go
to work, then my mommy says bye because she has to work too. In the
afternoon when they come back home, they play a lot with me: we go
the yard to play with bubbles and catch some butterflies. At night
my mommy gives me a big hug because it's now time to sleep. She
leaves a big space on her bed side so I can sleep very well and
comfortably. I sleep like a baby and I do not disturb them as much
as a human baby during the night. I am a quite good dog!!!!"
Here are a couple of photos from Katrin Bellyeu
You can see more of her photos at
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Elizabeth Ellis is a painter who is painting an 8x10 inch watercolor of an
adoptable animal in a shelter each week in 2015. At the beginning of 2016,
she will have an exhibition of the 52 paintings at the Dreaming Tree Gallery
in Grove City, Ohio. After the exhibition, she will mail the original
paintings to the shelter where the animal is still living, or hopefully,
to the family that has adopted the animal.
She is calling it the "Year of 52 Rescues" and will be blogging and tweeting
the whole process. She started near where she lives, in Ohio, but will
include shelters from other parts of the United States. You can see her work
at Elizabeth Ellis
Art and Elizabeth Paints
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 Reno (April 2001):
I like to jump on pillows
A visit from Big'un (January 2002):
I'm a Maltese
How good is your memory? Your powers of
observation? Your concentration? Find out by playing our
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
Word Scrambles games. Can you unscramble the words?
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Looking for information on dog parks? Try searching through this
dog park guide.
How many dogs do you have? Please take our poll:
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
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:
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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A sampling of great posters and art prints...
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Some Dog Facts
- A timid dog can become dangerous. Such dogs should always be trained gently with a lot of patience and encouragement.
- A dog that is growling or snarling (or possibly silent), is standing rigidly, and is giving you a fixed stare, is a dog that you should NOT touch.
- The ancestors of the Japanese Chin are believed to have been introduced into Japan in the 8th century B.C.
- "Blue Merle" = A type of hair coloring that consists of a blending of blue, grey, and black hairs.
- Dogs need about half the protein that cats do, so do not feed cat food to a dog.
- Puppies grow while they sleep.
- Hounds are hunting dogs. Some hounds hunt by sight (sighthounds like Greyhounds); others use their noses on the ground to follow their target (Beagles and Bloodhounds, for example).
- 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.