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January 2009 Blog Posts (18)

Call for Foster Homes

Hello Folks!

I would like to "put it out there" that the rescue organizations in the Northern NM area are getting SLAMMED! Variety of reasons why - for sure - but what "we" need right now are more foster homes for dogs (and cats). If you are already a foster for rescue, maybe you would consider being part of a resource list? If you have thought about fostering, let’s see how we can help make that happen! If you could assist with computer/phone/people/dog time, let me know and I can… Continue

Added by Donna on January 29, 2009 at 11:38am — 2 Comments

Santa Fe Border Collie Club

Our Santa Fe Border Collie Club is online and we're looking for new members.

Added by Arielle on January 28, 2009 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Rescued dogs found pregnant

Added by Sloan Cunningham on January 26, 2009 at 10:47pm — 1 Comment

Off-leash blog: The simple joys of a three-dog night

Zach isn’t one to mince words. He’ll tell me if I’ve waited too long for a walk or have forgotten his lunch with either a gentle whine or a startling bark.

So when he started moping about the house the other day, I seriously worried about his emotional health. He’d hang his head off the side of the bed, looking forlorn while I tried to get his attention with a squeak toy or a worn sock.

It didn’t take long to realize Zach’s… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on January 25, 2009 at 12:25am — 4 Comments

Check out my website - Totally Awesome Dogs!

Everyone is invited to my website - Please check it out and let me know what you think!

Added by Judy the Dog Trainer on January 21, 2009 at 7:03pm — No Comments

lost soul

I am looking for a new soul mate-small four legged variety. I will be back in Espanola soon.

Added by Susan Davis on January 19, 2009 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Off-leash blog: These sea kittens don't need a litter box

You can’t cuddle with them or listen to them purr, but PETA hopes rebranding fish as “sea kittens” will get people to think twice before ordering them up as fillets.

That’s right, sea kittens. Have a good laugh.

First there were Sea Monkeys — a trademark brand name for shrimp brine that magically turns to life once you follow the proper instructions, something I apparently never did as a kid because all I got was cloudy water — and, of course, Chicken of the Sea — a way of… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on January 18, 2009 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Celebrate USA Day of Service with your local animal shelter!

Don't forget your local animal shelter this Monday, National Day of Service. Its a great chance to get your whole family out of the house to help those who could use a little extra TLC this MLK Day. At the Espanola Valley Humane Society, on Sunday 1/18 from 12noon-430pm and Monday 1/19 from 10am to 430pm, tours and trainings will be held every hour on the hour for volunteers to get started walking dogs, playing with cats and helping with organizational and administrative tasks. Kids are welcome… Continue

Added by Nina Chiotasso on January 15, 2009 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Advice on experience with hip dysplasia

First I'm not sure what the difference is between the FORUM and BLOG and which is viewed more, but I'm going for the BLOG.

After a year of surgeries and treatments and supplements and a "real food" diet, my 5 year old dog died at the local cancer vet in a lot of pain. I followed the vet's advice and we threw everything at her and in the end all that and $12k later she died of liver failure.

My other dog, age 7, has hip dysplasia and it's feeling like I'm headed to the same… Continue

Added by Julie L on January 14, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Dangerous dog toys: Pimple Ball

This was recently sent to me and I find it very disturbing.

This is a horrible situation. This was sent to me by a friend and did not happen to me.


Dog toy story:

On June 22, 2008 , my 10-year old lab mix, Chai, sustained a severe injury from a product that the company Four Paws, Inc., produces. The toy I'm referencing is the pimple ball with bell (Item #20227-001, UPC Code #0 4566320227… Continue

Added by Aeowyn on January 12, 2009 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Off-leash dog park safty.

Over the weekend, while walking my dogs in the off-leash dog park, I watched a man flying his kite. It was one of those kinds of kites that flap and make a whirring sound. A large German Shepard (mix?) became "spooked" and started to aggressively bark and charge in the direction of the kite. I immediately called Susan, being my POC for dog-park stuff, and she suggested I call the non-emergency number at the police station. I did, and explained my concern that this was setting up a situation… Continue

Added by Donna on January 12, 2009 at 11:18am — 3 Comments

Warning Xylitol!

I may be the only one who did not know this, and if so I apologize, but my little Jack Russel is in the hospital today due to Xylitol poisoning. If I can spare one person who is not aware (like me) this heartache it will be worth it. Xylitol is a worse poison for dogs than chocolate mainly because it is always poisonous whereas chocolate does not always effect all dogs. Due to its toxicity, I do not understand why there is not a warning on products made with this chemical. My poor dog got into… Continue

Added by Bob McWilliams on January 12, 2009 at 8:02am — 1 Comment

Off-leash blog: Workouts help shed pounds, not friends

I’ve never been one to worry too much about what people say about me — behind my back or to my face. I’ll consider it, but I try not to take it too personally.

But woe to those who criticize my dogs. Sure, I’ll accept some things, but it’s hard for me to resist a comeback. Recently, for example, Bear came a bit too close to someone’s dog at the dog park — she was on a lead, mind you — and the dog’s owner almost stabbed her with a ski pole as Bear started to appear… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on January 11, 2009 at 12:14am — 37 Comments

An acknowledgement and a plea ~~~~

Good Sunday morning, animal lovers!

Along with my soul-sister Claudia I feel the need to re-post an older blog. She and I are completely reading off the same sheet of music when it comes to bringing more animals into this over-crowded world.

When you see photos of gorgeous, healthy, fluffy puppies, it pulls at your heartstrings, doesn't it? Therein lies the problem. I absolutely acknowledge that many puppies come into this world through good intentions, but I am also ADAMANT in… Continue

Added by CindyR on January 4, 2009 at 10:18am — 2 Comments

Off-leash blog: Starting the new year on sure footing

Superstitions have always been a subtle secret of mine. Like I do with most of my personality quirks, I blame my family.

Grandma Swan, a deeply religious woman, believed strongly that you could determine the year’s weather by recording the 12 days after Christmas: Each day’s rain, snow or dry spell represented the coming month’s meteorological forecast.

And then there was that whole Bible thing.

As I grew older and traveled more extensively, I kept adding, not… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on January 3, 2009 at 11:57pm — 4 Comments


1. Just one litter and we’ll have Fluffy spayed.

Studies show that nearly the entire pet overpopulation stems from the "Just one litter" mentality

2. My dog doesn’t run loose, so he/she doesn’t need to be fixed.

Murphy’s law says otherwise

3. We always find a home for the kittens

And that means that an equal number of kittens with be euthanized at your local pound.

4. I want my children to witness the miracle of… Continue

Added by Claudia Inoue on January 2, 2009 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Morgan's blog: Dashing through the snow

Greetings all! My Ma doesn’t like the snow and ice very much, but wow, I love it! I snuffle in it and frolic whenever I can. Sometimes I just lie in it. More snow, more snow~ !

We had a quiet Christmas. My human sister Annie was unable to fly out of Portland, so I won’t be seeing her for a while. My mom was so sad.

But hey, we didn’t have to spend the holidays in an airport with lots of unhappy travelers. And we had power and light and… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on January 1, 2009 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Ringing in 2009

May this be the year that each of us works harder towards a safer, more humane, and more respectful earth for all companion animals and their wild born kin. May each cat, dog, goat, horse, bird and bunny find it's very own human to love and be cherished by. What a world this would be!

Peace in the New Year, for all critters.





Added by CindyR on January 1, 2009 at 9:03am — 1 Comment

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