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Sirius of the Week

This week the star is Angel.

Angel's person-dad writes,

"My White German Shepherd's name is Angel. She's my baby. She loves to be outside whether it's in the snow or on the beach, like in today's picture. She loves to sit in pools of water, yet dislikes the hose. She knows she's a pretty white dog, and that's why she likes to get so dirty." Then he asks, "How many White German Shepherds do you see on a regular basis?" [Gee, we haven't seen any!]

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

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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.

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 on Facebook.

tinkerbelle and baby
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.

new T-Shirts and Sweatshirts for Dog Lovers


Italian Spinone Groupr. Raglan

A lovely group of Italian Spinones, showing the beauty of the breed.

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 Frisky (November 2000):

cat picture
I like tug-o-war

A visit from Sophie (April 2002):

cat picture
I'm a Miniature Poodle

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.

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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 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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Some Dog Facts

  • The Pyrenean Mountain Dog has a splendid white coat that is long, thick and coarse.
  • "Rose ears" are curled around and set well back. These are found on Whippets.
  • "Canines" = Pointed molars in the upper and in the lower jaws.
  • 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.
  • Dogs can see color, but not nearly as well as we can. The reason is because the dog's eye has considerably smaller ratio of cones to rods in their retinas. Cones enable color vision; rods are useful for black and white vision in dim light.
  • Irish Wolfhounds are sighthounds, and they can weigh over 100 pounds and be 28-31 inches at the withers.
  • Small statues of Maltese dogs were found in the tomb of Ramses II, who ruled from 1290 to 1223 B.C.

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