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Welcome to Crazy for Dogs!

Sirius-es of the Week

Meet Ruth and Ralph, two Rottweilers who tip the scales at 150 and 155 pounds, respectively. Ruth is snoozing on the floor, while Ralph is relaxing in the tub.

Ruth is 4 years old and she is her daddy's angel and can do no wrong in his eyes, even when she picks through the trash. But, she is a dainty trash-picker (unlike Ralph) because she only goes for the little morsels. She is also a picky eater; for example, she does not like shrimp. She does, however, love rawhide flips. And chewing on Ralph.

Ralph is 3 years old, and an accomplished trash-picker. He eats anything. (He likes to chew on Ruth, too.) He is also a resourceful dog. He's had to have hip surgery, so he has trouble walking up the ramp to his people's deck in the back yard. No problem. He simply walks up the ramp backwards.

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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.


Have you ever wondered how much dogs sleep?


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

Black Pug Icon- Jr. Ringer T-Shirt

Black Pug Icon- Jr. Ringer T-Shirt

A stunning display of Black Pug Patriotism. The Black Pug Icon is a symbol of strength and freedom around the world. Obey the Pug!



Here Buy=Browse -- if you click buy you can browse products without buying right now

More styles and dog breeds here...

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


A visit from Ruth and Ralph (February 2000):

cat picture
Big Snoozers


A visit from Meghan (June 2002):

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I'm an Irish Terrier
Copyright 2002, T. De Luca


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 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
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Some Dog Facts

  • "Canines" = Pointed molars in the upper and in the lower jaws.
  • Tibetan Terriers were traditionally treasured as symbols of good luck.
  • "Gait" = how a dog is moving -- the manner and the rhythm.
  • Briards have double hind dew-claws that should not be removed.
  • A young dog has only 28 milk teeth -- incisors, canines, and premolars, but no molars.
  • Dogs are members of the Canidae family, which also includes wolves and jackals.
  • The stomach is a muscular pocket that holds from one quart in smaller dogs up to two gallons in big dogs.
  • 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.


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