Sunday, March 22, 2015

Adopt Hansel a #Hound #Pitbull #Puppy @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO

Though I like to think puppies and young dogs find forever homes quickly, the sad truth is that they don't always.  This fellow at Wayside Waifs animal shelter caught my eye and I couldn't resist featuring him and giving him some social media promotion.

That face! Those ears!  What a cutie patootie!

Meet Hansel.  This adorable fellow is a hound / pit bull mix.  At only 9 months he's got lots of fun, puppy energy and the perfect age for training. 

Here's Hansel's adoption message:
Hi, my name is Hansel and I hope you have a trail of bread crumbs leading to your house. You see, I'm a nine-month-old boy who once was lost but now I'm found, well, at least temporarily. What I'm really searching for is my "Forever Home" and then I really will be found. I'm a sweet and cuddly, 46-pound, brown-and-tan Pit Bull Terrier mix with the sweetest face ever.
I'm still a puppy so I've got lots of energy and I love to PLAY. And like some little kids, I like to gobble my food so I could use some training to slow me down a bit at my food bowl and to curb my enthusiasm a bit when I see you want to be with me! Woo hoo-let's go! Training me should be easy because I am treat motivated but because I'm such an enthusiastic boy, I would be better with children five and older. I love being outside running and walking with you. A happy and carefree big puppy, I simply exude with enthusiasm for life.
 A happy-go-lucky young man, I'm such a handsome boy with a personality plus looking for a home. I just know you're looking for me-the one and only Hansel. I must meet all new family members, including canines, before going home. That will be fun, like most everything in my life! My bags are packed. When did you say you were going to pick me up? You won't be sorry. Love, Hansel

Take a look at Hansel's adoption video
 (and his wonderful smile) and then 
contact Wayside Waifs at  816-761-8151.  
Hansel's animal ID number is 24645699

Some good news!    
Clyde and Honey have been adopted!

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 thnose 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!

Tuesday's Tails blog hop participants can post any day of the week and link up with a fresh blog hop linky every Tuesday.  Though targeted at adoptable pets, we also welcome blog posts regarding pet adoption, rescue organizations and adoption events. Fetch the Tuesday's Tails Facebook page and give us a like and if you're participating in the blog hop, post your featured pets! Please help spread the word about these beautiful animals via social media and let's find them forever homes!

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Flossy Dog Song by Greaves Taylor Gillon | Dog Song Saturday

Kick off your weekend with Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs!

Today we have an original dog song by Greaves Taylor Gillon.  

Written as a tribute for Becky Taylor's late dog, Flossy, the accompanying video is a clever compilation of Flossy's photographs.

Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy Flossy Dog Song.  Fetch more dog songs and music videos here at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the years.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Grain Free Pure Heaven @Canidae Dog Treats from @Chewy

When the good folks at Chewy offered to send us some Canidae dog treats we were thrilled.  We previously tried some of their tasty treats and loved them. (You can read that review here.)

This time Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie taste tested  Canidae Grain-Free PURE Heaven Biscuits with Salmon and Sweet Potato Crunchy Dog Treats,

PURE Heaven Biscuits come in three varieties:  Salmon and Sweet Potato, Duck and Chickpeas, Bison and Butternut Squash.  11-oz bags retail $7.99  Right now they're on sale at $6.39
Canidae dog treats are scored to easily break into two smaller treats.

According to Chewy, Canidae Grain-Free PURE Heaven Biscuits are deliciously nutritious treats for adult dogs. When Canidae's nutritional specialists created these new grain and gluten-free recipes, they didn’t stop at the basics. This unique salmon and sweet potato recipe also features wholesome quinoa, nutritious extra virgin olive oil, and savory cinnamon. And they easily snap in half so you can treat dogs of all breeds and sizes or use as a training reward! Healthy Canidae biscuits also clean teeth and freshen breath. Spend some quality time with your best friend and give them these great-tasting 100% grain-free snacks from CANIDAE.

Key Benefits
  • Grain and Gluten-free treats for adult dogs
  • Crunchy texture helps clean your dog’s teeth
  • Easily snapped into smaller sizes to treat dogs of all sizes
  • Resealable pouch keeps treats fresh tasting and crispy for the crunch dogs love
  • Made in the USA
Salmon, Potato, Pea Flour, Sweet Potato, Cane Molasses, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Salt, Natural Flavor, Cinnamon, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Quinoa.

Known as superfood to the ancient Incas, Quinoa is packed with nutrients and provides a great source of protein. Extra Virgin  Olive Oil is unique among oils. It provides a singular combination of healthy monounsaturated fats and polyphenols. Sometimes called a “super-spice” for its use throughout the world as natural medicine, a sprinkle of Cinnamon lends just the right savory flavor to foods.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein minimum  15%
Crude Fat minimum  5%
Crude Fiber maximum  5%
Moisture maximum  11%
Kcals / biscuit 33.7

Mmmm, these dog treat smell good!
I'm especially impressed by this company's dedication to safety.  To assure the safety of their products, Canidae has strict protocols which require that all formulas are tested in-line during their production runs and cleared by a second supervisor every 30 minutes. Additionally, there are 141 ingredient tests and 10 finished product tests that are performed. A sample of each finished goods batch is also sent directly to our research and development center where they are tested again, this time by a third party lab, for known toxins and potential risk hazards.

I love that all Canidae products are made in the United States using the highest quality U.S. ingredients. 
All formulations are produced in USDA, FDA, and AAFCO approved facilities. The nutritionally dense fresh meats and meals we use originate from USDA inspected meats processed in a human grade facility. Our high quality grains, vegetables, and fruits are from human grade producers. All Canidae dry goods, cans, and treats are naturally preserved. All of our commodities have undergone stringent testing procedures prior to going into any of our products—assuring safety and freshness for both your pets and ours
Verdict: Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie give all paws up for these Canidae dog treats from Chewy and I'm pleased to recommend them.

There are lots of reasons to like
  • Fast shipping to our front door (free if our order is over $49)
  • Over 200 brands to choose from in pet food, treats, and supplies
  • Great prices and frequent sales
  • Easy to navigate web site and terrific customer service
  • gives back via their Shelter and Rescue Network
Rosie's tongue says it all:  YUM!

* We received one (1) package of Canidae dog treats from in exchange for our honest review of the product and service.  We received no other compensation.

We're joining the Tasty Tuesday blog hop today.  This is a blog hop that celebrates good food, sponsored by Sugar the Golden Retriever and Kols Notes.  

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