Sunday, May 1, 2016

Adopt Lyla a #CatahoulaLeopardDog mix dog @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO


This gorgeous girl is Lyla.  She's a 5 year old Catahoula Leopard Dog mix.  Lyla is looking for a forever home where she can be the only dog.   She's love a simply and laidback life with a consistent routine.  

Hi there! I'm Lyla. I'm a sweet, somewhat shy, simple sort of dog who just wants a quiet and calm home where I can enjoy life with my family. That's it. I'm well behaved, easygoing, sweet natured, and sort of independent. I won't ask for much, and I'll try my best to follow all of your rules. It makes me sad that I'm homeless yet again, but I understand. I'll get through this and my life will be better than ever!

I'm a stunning, 56 pound, already housebroken and crate trained, Catahoula Leopard Dog mix. Have you heard of my breed? We're unique and special, frequently with one blue eye and one brown eye, which I have and I like to show off. I'm also true to my breed in that I'm loyal, protective, and athletic. I've had sort of a rough go of it though. I found myself homeless a couple years back, living at the shelter in Clinton, MO. I was transferred to Wayside, where I was adopted by a nice family. Things didn't work out for me there though. My family loved me very much and had lots of great things to say about me. But I liked to pick fights with my dog brother over all sorts of silly things. My dad was afraid that the 4 year old little girl who lived with us would get caught in the middle of things, so he decided that I would be better off with a new family. I didn't mean to cause any trouble, but I'm grateful that I'm back at Wayside, so that I can find you. And now we know that I'm looking for a home where I can be the only animal. No other dogs or cats for me, please.
I'm a quiet and super sweet dog who doesn't really like to be the center of attention. Oh, with my family and close friends, I bond deeply and am very affectionate. But I'm shy and reserved around strangers. I'm looking for a new home with a quiet and calm energy, so that I can just relax and be myself. I'm happy at home and I don't need lots of adventure in my life to keep things exciting. A nice night curled up next to you on the couch is all the excitement I need. I do enjoy going for a walk or run and I'll be a great exercise partner for you. I do very well on my leash. And while I don't particularly like other dogs, I'm not reactive at all when I see them during walks, as long as they keep their distance. I'm not the sort of dog who will enjoy trips to the dog park though. Outdoor play in my own backyard is fine with me!


I'm a smart gal and I've already had lots of training, so I can't wait to show you everything I know. I love treats and toys and it makes me so happy when you praise me, so I'm an easy dog to train. Please just be patient with me as I get acclimated to my new home, and remember that I'll pick up on things quickly. If you give me praise when I'm a good girl, I will quickly learn what you expect and will be sure to repeat my good behavior. Knowing I am making you happy will build my confidence, too. I'd like to meet the whole family before we all go home together. I lived with a 4 year old, but I might be happiest in a home with older kids, since I can be shy and I like people in my space on my own terms. And again, I need a home without any other animals.

I long for a home and a family to belong to and hang out with. I'd love a simple and laidback life with a consistent routine. And I will make a wonderful, loyal companion for you! That's my purpose in life...to be your dog and to make your life happier, just by having me in it. I will be so good at that! Please come out to meet me and give me the chance to shine!
Love, Lyla

For more information about Lyla, 
contact Wayside Waifs at  816-761-8151. 
Lyla's adoption ID number is 20678836


Wayside Waifs is Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter.   They are an independent, 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944.  Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or those that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City's no-kill community. 

Talking Dogs blog is participating in the Tuesday's Tails blog hop hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs. This is the blog hop that features shelter pets.  Find a pet at your local animal shelter or rescue and join us! 


But hurry!  This is the final Tuesday's Tails Blog Hop.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

See You Again by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth | Dog Song Saturday


Today's Dog Song Saturday featured tune has become one of our favorites.  Here at Talking Dogs we're still very much missing our Jeffie and this song speaks to our heart.

Though not an original song about dogs, See You Again makes a wonderful theme song for a tribute video like this one.  Created by an anonymous dog owner in honor of her beloved dog, Tessa who passed away last summer.  

See You Again is a Wiz Khalifa song performed by singer Charlie Puth.   The song is a hip hop and pop-rap ballad written by DJ Frank E, Charlie Puth, Wiz Khalifa and Andrew Cedar.  It won Best Song at the Critics Choice and Nickelodeon Kids' Choice awards this year (2016).

Have a listen to the lyrics and we're pretty sure they'll touch your heart and inspire memories of your pets who've crossed the rainbow bridge.
So let the light guide your way, yeah
Hold every memory as you go
And every road you take, will always lead you home...
Sit. Stay. Take a moment to remember those beloved furry friends you've lost with See You Again.   Then fetch more dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years!   
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Adopt Harley a #Hound #Dog @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO


This beautiful boy is Harley.  He's almost 2 years old and was a stray before he found himself at the animal shelter.  He's a bit shy of strangers and would really like a quiet forever home.

Harley is house trained and also know the commands shake, look, stay, sit, down, come, off, drop it and leave it!  Read more about Harley in his adoption message:
Hey there, I'm Harley! I'm an adorable hound mix weighing about 43 pounds who was found as a stray then brought here to Wayside Waifs! I'm so happy I made my way here because I'm getting the second chance at life that I deserve. I can't wait to find my peeps and get to my new home. Strangers can be a bit scary so I'll need to have time to warm up to my people and really get comfortable. I'll do best with children over the age of 5 and as the only furry friend in the house. I'll enjoy a nice, quiet home so I can relax. 
Exercise is an important part of any happy, healthy pup's life so let's get active! I love to explore the world on walks or romp around the backyard. I have a pretty moderate energy level so when we're done getting our workout in I won't mind curling up next to you for a relaxing, afternoon snuggle. Belly rubs welcomed! I'm super smart and already know lots of commands such as shake, look, stay, sit, down, come, off, drop it, and leave it. I'm also house trained! With continued training and extra motivation from yummy treats or fun toys I know I'll be able to learn even more! If a handsome, smart guy is what you're looking for in a companion then you've hit the jack pot. Come meet me soon at Wayside Waifs!

For more information about Harley, 
contact Wayside Waifs at  816-761-8151. 
Harley's adoption ID number is 28203580


Wayside Waifs is Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter.   They are an independent, 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944.  Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or those that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City's no-kill community. 

Talking Dogs blog is participating in the Tuesday's Tails blog hop hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs. This is the blog hop that features shelter pets.  Find a pet at your local animal shelter or rescue and join us!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

I've Got a Dog by Sandra Boynton and Sung by Dwight Yoakam | Dog Song Saturday


We've got a doggone good tune for today's Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs. We're pretty sure you're going to love I've Got a Dog.

"I've Got a Dog" was written and produced by Sandra Boynton, and performed by Dwight Yoakam on Boynton's new Country Music album, FROG TROUBLE (2013).  You've probably heard of Boynton from her amazing greeting cards, children's books, and cool product line.

This music video was created by Boynton using 97 dog chosen from many hundreds of photos submitted by their owners from all across America. Look for a fleeting cameo by Dwight Yoakam himself. Also look for the Amazing Scotty Brothers, whose wonderful spoon-playing is featured on the track. 

Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy I've Got a Dog by Sandra Boynton.  Then fetch more dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Taste Testing Buddy's Kitchen Dog Treatz @DawgyLove2007


Saying Rosie and Rudy were eager to taste test  Buddy's Kitchen Dog Treatz would be an understatement.  Once I pulled one out of the bag, I knew why. They smell fantastic!


Buddy's Kitchen offered to send us a package of their dog treats in exchange for our honest opinion  We received a package of 8 of their Nana Butterz. . Retail price $10.99 for 1 dozen on their website.  You can order Nana Butterz in several quantities and have choices of toppings. 


These dog treats come in ziplock bags inside a self-sealing paper bag for freshness.
Nana Butterz Ingredients:
Gluten Free Brown Rice, Organic Oat Flour, Oatmeal, Cinnamon, Flaxseed, Water, Canola Oil


Don't they look delicious?!

Frosting Options:
Carob - (Substitute for Chocolate) Carob is nutritious – with vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, E) and minerals (e.g. calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus). The vitamin E in carob supports the skin since vitamin E has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

Yogurt Frosting: Peanut Butter, Honey, Greek Yogurt, Oat Flour

Buddy's Kitchen offers lots of other yummy treats including Apple Cinnamon Bitez, Breath Fresherz, Pupcakez and  many grain free selections.


Rudy can tell by the smell that Buddy's Kitchen dog treats are good!
I love that they're make with natural, human grade ingredients and are easily digested.  Their base flour included in each treat is Organic Brown Rice and Oat flour which are naturally gluten-free. These types of flours are simple and provide better enrichment than many other types flour. Plus, they now offer a GRAIN FREE option using Coconut Flour. Other main ingredients include but are not limited to: Oatmeal, Flaxseed, Cinnamon, Canola Oil and Water.

No dyes, no additives, no preservatives.  No corn, no wheat, no soy.  

We also love that Buddy's Kitchen has teamed up with Deaf Dog Rescue of America. 50% of every sale will be donated to this wonderful organization to help care for all dogs from food to vet bills.

 
Rosie just can't hold her licker!

Shop for healthy Buddy's Kitchen dog treats here and follow them on their facebook page.  Rosie and Rudy love these tasty dog cookies and we're sure your dogs will, too!


* We received one package of 8 dog treats from Buddy's Kitchen in exchange for our honest opinion.