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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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!
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:
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...
A visit from Charlie (December 2000):
I saved my mom's life
A visit from Anna (December 2001):
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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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Some Dog Facts
- "Mantle" = The dark hair on the shoulders, back, and sides.
- The AKC Toy class includes the Chihuahua, Maltese, Papillon, Pekingese, Pug, Shih Tzu, and Yorkshire Terrier breeds.
- At about three weeks a puppy learns how to lap liquid. They have to learn it for themselves -- lapping cannot be taught.
- "Gait" = how a dog is moving -- the manner and the rhythm.
- The most popular signal a dog uses for play is the "play-bow", in which the dog lowers its front half, while keeping its rear end high in the air.
- "Spitz" = A type of northern dog that has a wedge-shaped head with erect, pointy ears, a thick coat, and a powerful build.
- 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.
- 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.