Welcome to Crazy for Dogs!
Sirius of the Week
Paris is a small white Japanese Spitz Puppy. Not many people have
heard of her, because she is considered rare here in America, but
that doesn't bother her! Her favorite things to do include playing,
going for long walks, and going to the Bark Park.
Paris loves to
cuddle with her family, or play with them when they are in the mood.
Everyday, she makes them proud, and falls asleep dreaming of what
games she will play the next day.
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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.
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 Angus (February 2000):
I'll eat anything
A visit from Aspen (March 2002):
I'm an Australian Shepherd
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:
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...
Test your dog knowledge -- take our
Some Dog Facts
- "Mantle" = The dark hair on the shoulders, back, and sides.
- Between the age of 3 and 4 weeks, puppies can wag their tails.
- In the 17th century, the German Short-haired Pointer was prized by German nobility and by poachers (the latter for the dogs' night-time hunting skills).
- "Point" = The stance a hunting dog takes to indicate the location of game. The dog remains completely still while holding the stance.
- Dogs need about half the protein that cats do, so do not feed cat food to a dog.
- "Spitz" = A type of northern dog that has a wedge-shaped head with erect, pointy ears, a thick coat, and a powerful build.
- The stomach is a muscular pocket that holds from one quart in smaller dogs up to two gallons in big dogs.
- 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).