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Sirius of the Week

This week, we have a couple of photos from Katrin Bellyeu (www.mali-trifft-collie.de.


You can see more of her photos at http://pixabay.com/de/users/KatrinKerou-825545.

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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

Starry Night & Basset Sweatshirt

Starry Night & Basset Sweatshirt

Starry Night by Van Gogh & Basset Hound



Clicking Buy will let you browse other colors and products without buying

More styles and dog breeds here...

Say "No!" to puppy mills through these CafePress products...


Dog Posters!

dog poster 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.

Train Your Dog, Woman with Poodle
Title: Train Your Dog, Woman with Poodle
Artist:
Type: Art Print
Size: 18 x 12.5 (inches)
Price: $19.99
Smooth / Short-Haired Segugio Italiano Hound Portrait
Title: Smooth / Short-Haired Segugio Italiano Hound Portrait
Artist: Adriano Bacchella
Type: Photographic Print
Size: 9 x 12 (inches)
Price: $24.99
Kitten and Puppy
Title: Kitten and Puppy
Artist: J Marshall
Type: Art Print
Size: 19.67 x 23.6 (inches)
Price: $25.99


A visit from Kawoni (October 2000):

cat picture
I am an attack dog -- really!


A visit from Lucky (December 2002):

cat picture
The Best Rescue Dog


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.

How many dogs do you have? Please take our poll:

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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 PetFinder.com. 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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The Wild Life of Dogs
More books here! Music, too...

A sampling of great posters and art prints...

Pyrenean Sheepdog Puppy Portrait
Title: Pyrenean Sheepdog Puppy Portrait
Artist: Adriano Bacchella
Type: Photographic Print
Size: 12 x 9 (inches)
Price: $24.99
African Wild Dog, Portrait, South Africa
Title: African Wild Dog, Portrait, South Africa
Artist: Pete Oxford
Type: Photographic Print
Size: 16 x 12 (inches)
Price: $29.99
Close Companions
Title: Close Companions
Artist: Mac
Type: Art Print
Size: 11.8 x 15.34 (inches)
Price: $25.99
Shih Tzu Looking Up
Title: Shih Tzu Looking Up
Artist: Adriano Bacchella
Type: Photographic Print
Size: 16 x 12 (inches)
Price: $29.99
Pug on a Rug
Title: Pug on a Rug
Artist: Robert Mcclintock
Type: Art Print
Size: 19 x 13 (inches)
Price: $16.99
Paint by Numbers, Afghans
Title: Paint by Numbers, Afghans
Artist:
Type: Art Print
Size: 18 x 12.5 (inches)
Price: $19.99


Test your dog knowledge -- take our QUIZ!


Some Dog Facts

  • 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.
  • Dogs cool off by panting. They only have sweat glands in the pads of their feet.
  • "Liver" = here a deep brown color.
  • 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.
  • Irish Wolfhounds are sighthounds, and they can weigh over 100 pounds and be 28-31 inches at the withers.
  • Terriers are the rodent-catchers of the canine world. They are brave and very intelligent dogs.
  • Of the over 100 breeds recognized by the AKC, only 8 originate in the United States.
  • The Samoyed originated on the Artic Steppes of Siberia and were bred to be sled dogs and herders of reindeer


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