December 1 – National Mutt Day



National Mutt DayNational Mutt Day was created in 2005 by Celebrity Pet Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige, and is all about embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs. The biggest percentage of dogs euthanized in the shelter each year are unwanted, medium to large mixed breed dogs, due to the constant over-breeding and public desire of designer dogs and pure bred puppies that are sold to pet stores supplied by puppy mills that often produce ill and horribly neglected animals.

National Mutt Day was created to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the nation and to educate the public about the sea of mixed breed dogs that desperately await new homes. Mixed breed dogs tend to be healthier, better behaved, they live longer and are just as able to perform the duties of pure bred dogs – such as bomb and drug sniffing, search and rescue and guiding the blind.

There are millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs sitting in shelters, who are desperately searching for a new home. One of the county’s most famous movie dogs is Benji, is a mixed breed Terrier.

So please visit your local shelter and find a new friend today! If you can’t adopt a mixed breed friend on December 2nd, please donate at least $5 to your local animal shelter, as they all need financial assistance and every dollar counts!

You can also volunteer to walk a dog, donate food and other supplies needed to your local animal shelter or make a donation in the memory of a loved dog who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Our goal is to save 10,000 Mutts this December 2nd from coast to coast!



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The hunt is on!


Nothing but DIY…


Every year I tell myself I’m going to start Christmas shopping early.
This year will be difficult, even more than last year. Money is tighter than last year and I’m racking my brain trying to figure out how to cost effectively do holiday shopping this year.


So, I’m on a mission to find the best and most cost efficient ways to decorate, buy food and get gifts.


As my search progresses I will share my findings with you all.


Sharing is good so if you have any ideas that can help please feel free to share.


The hunt is on…….Happy Holidays everyone. Be safe.

So, to start off here is a link to some DIY costumes for the kiddos. The ideas came from the website. Some are cost effective and some are not. Some of the DIY costumes are really cute and inventive.


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Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month





Pet overpopulation is a big problem in the United States. Each year eight million stray and unwanted animals are taken to shelters. 3.7 million of those animals are euthanized because homes could not be found for them. It’s unfortunate that the leasing cause of death of dogs and cats is shelter euthanasia.

AHA ( American Humane Society) selected October as Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month to bring awareness to the problem of pet overpopulation. Adoption gives a pet a second chance at life and joy to the adoptive family.

With today’s technology it’s easier than ever to search and find a pet to adopt. One good site is There’s also a searchable database of 13,000 shelters and adoptive organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Being ready for your new pet is important. Too often a family will adopt a pet and love them – at first. Then, realize the work and responsibility it takes to care for a pet neglecting or abandoning the pet.

Adopting a new dog is a major step, one that will affect your family and your lifestyle for the duration of the dog’s life. Before you bring your dog home, make sure you are stocked up on essential supplies like food, bowls, toys, grooming tools, collar and leash with identification tag and a create with cozy bedding. Also, pet-proof the house or the area where you will keep the dog by making sure all electrical cords are tucked away and all potentially harmful items are out of paw’s reach. Most importantly, make an appointment with your veterinarian for a wellness exam before you even take your new dog home.

A local shelter is the perfect place to find dogs of every type, size, age and personality. If you prefer a particular breed that isn’t currently available at a shelter, go online to find a breed-specific rescue group in need of forever homes for their furry friends.

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I found this completely disturbing….


I don’t usually write posts like this, but I had someone “like” one of my posts today and when I looked at their site I came across this post. I cried when I saw it.
Please help stop French Islanders using live dogs and kittens as shark bait
This is the petition you can sign to help stop this madness. Please sign.
PETITION: Please help stop French Islanders using live dogs and kittens as shark bait
Please help mans best friend and our furry felines friends.

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