Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Pet Stop at Charleston Home and Design Show
Make sure to stop by the Pet Stop booth at the Charleston Home and Design show at the Galliard to learn more about underground fences and sign up for a free consultation. Hours are 10-6 on Friday and Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

German Shepherd Needs Home

This is Falco, he is an 11 year old AKC registered German Shepherd. Robin Ramsey rescued him from an abusive owner. He is a very good dog; he listens well to commands and is very social with other dogs and children. He is up to date with all his shots and heart worm and is neutered. Very sweet loveable big lug of a dog. He came from Penn. where for the last 8 years he was chained to a wall of a garage, so he needs a great home with a yard. He is very loveable and needs a home where he isn't left all by himself for long periods of time. He needs a home without a cat. Please help Falco find a good home, he deserves one.


Aasta Lefcourt at or Robin Ramsey at
Too Cute to Spit Up On

It's a shame that baby will just throw up all over these, the dog patterns are so adorable . But at least baby will be stylish while he goos all over the place! Purchase here.

Scooby-Doo Creator Dies

Iwao Takamoto, the creator of Scooby-Doo died Monday at the age of 81.

Takamoto was a great person with an incredible spirit. He learned to draw with the tutelage of fellow internees when he was sent to the Manzanar internment camp in the California desert during World War II. He was able to turn this experience into something good and create the most well-known of dog cartoon characters. Not only did he create the beloved character of the clumsy Great Dane, but he also developed Astro from The Jetsons, Muttley, the Hanna-Barbera mixed breed, and Lady in Disney's Lady and the Tramp.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Watch This!

Check out this adorable
video of a Dogo Argentino gently playing with a tiny, tiny friend. Dogo's are often mistaken for pit bulls - which is one of the problems with BSL that discriminates against any dog with certain physical characteristics.

Teach 'Em Young

So this might seem a bit funny at first, but I wonder if it can really help to educate a whole new generation about the importance of cleaning up after your pet. Mattel has released a responsible pet owner Barbie. Available sometime in mid January, this Barbie set includes Barbie doll, Tanner (her dog), food bowl with, well... kibble that also serves as well... you know, and a special magnetic scooper and trash can. As soon as it is available to the public you can purchase it here. [via doggie news]

Cool New Pet Gadget

The Tazlab™ safe-t-stretch collar stretches when not clipped with a leash allowing your dog to easily pull away from anything his collar might be stuck on such as tree limbs, fences, other dogs, sprinkler heads, etc. A great gadget for that dog that's always seeming to get into things!

Learn more here.
Agility Practice Trails Held in Summerville on Jan. 21st.

Sponsored by: Lori Duncan, John Reid, and Debbie Snyir
Date: Sunday, January 21, 2007
Time: Registration begins any time after 10:30 a.m. and continues until 1:30 p.m.
Run-thrus will begin any time after 11:00 a.m. and continue until 2:00 p.m.
Walk-thrus will be allowed throughout the day as necessary.
Location: 2850 Bacons Bridge Rd., Summerville, SC 29485. The site is on Bacons Bridge Rd., between Hwy 61 and Dorchester Rd. in the big field next to "Mr. Corvette"
Cost: We will sell tickets good for one agility or rally run-thru. Tickets are one for $5, four for $15, and six for $20.
All levels welcome. We will have a Novice and an Advanced agility nested course set up. We will set a third course if time allows. We will start with an Excellent Rally course, then an Advanced course, followed by a Novice course. After we have cycled through the rally levels we will change the course for second run-thrus if there is time. All run-thrus will be outside on grass. Contact Lori at (843) 270-4857 for more information and/or directions.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Doggie Diet Pill

Looks like a diet pill for dogs has been approved by the FDA folks. Apparently it diminishes the dog's appetite. I don't feel really good about this because I'd rather see more programs encouraging exercise rather than a quick fix. Exercised dogs are happy and healthy dogs. There's certainly a connection between the human obesity epidemic and the growing cases of obesity in dogs. What's next? Gastric-Bypass for Dogs?

And I'm a bit scared about humans getting this prescribed for Fido and taking it themselves to lose a few pounds. It's not a far fetched idea considering the current rage in Hollywood dieting is actually a supplement for race horses.

Read all about it here.

What do you guys think?