The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
on Friday May 24th, 2013 at 09:25 PM
Moving toward a No Kill Nation
The Portland area shelter alliance hasbeen rewarded with a $1 million grant from Maddies Fund, a California nonprofitfocused on ending euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets.
Rich Avanzino, president of Maddies Fund, called it amodel for the nation.
Since 2010, it has not euthanized any healthy dogs orcats. It's also cut the number of treatable pets killed by more than 75 percent.Last year they spayed or neutered 10,000 pets.
This year the alliance has vowed not...
on Thursday May 23rd, 2013 at 01:57 PM
Three small dogs that belonged to Ariel Castro are beingheld in foster care until the three women he held captive for over ten years havean opportunity to decide if they want to take the dogs into their homes.
A Chihuahuawas seized from his car when he was arrested at a fast food restaurant shortlyafter the women escaped. Two other Poodle mix dogs were found at the home.
John Baird, chief Clevelandanimal control officer, believes that the women may have bonded with the dogs incaptivity and...
on Wednesday May 22nd, 2013 at 02:05 PM
Reddit user I2izzo took this photo of a dog and duck going for a swim. The two have had a serious bond for at least three years.
The duck is too fat to fly and apparently swimming is too much of an effort so he has taken the dog as his lifelong buddy.
Dude, Im pretty sure Ive seen ducks like you swimming.
No, no. Ducks drop like a rock. Just keep paddling. Youre doing fine.
In fact, Im pretty sure they can fly too.
Fly? What nonsense is that?
Some Reddit commenters are seeing a sexual component...
on Tuesday May 21st, 2013 at 09:27 PM
Just in a smaller package.
The Chihuahua has replaced the Pit Bull as the main throwaway in San Francisco Bay Area animal shelters.
This is Sausage. From the website
Sausage came from a home that had far too many dogs receiving far too little attention. He is a very sweet dog that will need an adult only home and an adopter that can elp him gain confidence. Sausage would likely do better in a home with a second dog. He weighs about 7 pounds.
Thanks to Lisa Brown of Dogs N Paws for starting this...
on Tuesday May 21st, 2013 at 05:48 PMIn the middle of an interview with Barbara Garcia, a Moore, Oklahoma tornado survivor, a member of the CBS camera crew spots her dog in the rubble around her. "I thought God just answered one prayer to let me be OK," Garcia says, her voice shaking, "but he answered both of them."
on Monday May 20th, 2013 at 06:03 PM
It is easy to become incensed at the light punishments given to people who are convicted of committing even the cruelest acts of animal torture and death. Too often they are just given suspended sentences and community service.
And even worse, there is nothing to prevent them from acquiring another animal to abuse, even if they are ordered not to have a pet for a period of time.
People who abuse innocent, helpless animals are wired wrong. They are cowardly sadists. Maybe they can change, I...
on Sunday May 19th, 2013 at 01:27 AM
Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a dog handler in Afghanistan, made a promise to Casey, the yellow Lab who was a constant companion.
"I promised her if we made it out alive, I'd do whatever it took to find her," Gundlach said.
During the 150 missions Gundlach and Casey performed together, she never missed an explosive. He gives her full credit for making it back alive.
On Friday, thanks to some great people in Iowa who believe that as long as there are veterans, they should do everything they can to...
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