Saturday, February 13, 2016

Adopt a #Valentine from Your Local Animal Shelter | Dog Song Saturday

We're doing something a little different for today's Dog Song Saturday.  Instead of an original dog song we invite you to enjoy two barking good videos encouraging you to adopt a furry Valentine from your local animal shelter or rescue.
So this Valentine's Day head on down to your local shelter and adopt a new best friend.  Can't adopt?  Volunteer, foster, donate.   

First up is ABBA Goes to the Dogs.
This pet adoption video was made by staff and volunteers at the SPCA of Wake County in Raleigh, North Carolina and is accompanied by ABBA's classic hit Take A Chance On Me.  Pretty perfect to promote shelter pets!



Next we have OakTown Pup which is a parody of Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars. Oaktown Pup stars adoptable dogs from the East Bay SPCA in Oakland, CA and we have no doubt you'll love this music video.  The opening shot features a pit bull mix named Carla and don't blink at the :54 mark or you'll miss the sweet doxie on wheels.

Created by the East Bay SPCA in an effort to get more of their rescue dogs adopted, Oaktown Pup is compelling.  We're betting the song's refrain will be an earworm:

Cause time's right for you to adopt!
Oh! And spay or neuter your pup!

Sit. Stay.  Turn up the volume.  Put a smile on your face with Take a Chance On Me.  Get your groove on and get funky with Oaktown Pup sung by  Amanda Shechtman.



Fetch more dog songs and music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the years.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Blue Buffalo Dental Bones from @Chewy.com Product Review #ChewyInfluencer



February is National Pet Dental Health Month and though dental care should be a year long activity, we're celebrating with a special taste testing of some doggy dental treats from Chewy.com

Taking care of your dog's pearlie whites begins with a good diet, tooth brushing and chew toys that help massage your dog's gums.  A handy and easy addition are dental treats for your dog.
 
Rudy is anxious to give one of these Blue Buffalo Dental Bones a try.

We received one 12 ounce package of Blue Buffalo Dental Bones All Natural Large Dog Treats from Chewy.


Blue Buffalo Dental Bones All Natural Large Dog Treats are tasty and highly digestible dental chews that help freshen your dog’s breath and make his teeth sparkle. These large bones are great for dogs 50 lbs or more. They’re the only dental chews with a unique blend of natural ingredients that help promote specific health benefits.
Rosie loves the look and smell of Blue Buffalo Dental Bones for dogs from Chewy.

Key Benefits
  • Ideal for dogs 50 lbs or more
  • Made with the finest natural ingredients
  • No chicken or poultry by-product meals
  • No corn, wheat or soy
  • Easily digested
  • Clean teeth
  • Freshen breath
  • Maintain healthier teeth and gums
Ingredients:
Rice, vegetable glycerin, water, gelatin, pea protein, rice bran, natural flavor, sunflower oil (source of omega 6 fatty acids), flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids), carrots (source of vitamin A), beet juice, calcium corbonate, blueberries, parsley, alfalfa meal dehydrated (source of chlorophyll), preserved with citric acid, zinc propionate and mixed tocopherols, oil of rosemary.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein  14% minimum
Crude Fat  3.5% minimum
Crude Fiber  4% maximum
Moisture  20% maximum 

Calorie Content
One large bone equals 140 calories

12 oz bag of 8 large Dental Bones is regularly $16.99, but on sale now for $10.99 at Chewy.com

 We're pleased to recommend Blue Buffalo Dental Bones and Chewy.com and here's why:
  • Blue Buffalo Dental Bones are made in the US. 
  • These Blue Buffalo dental treats are all natural.
  • Chewy.com has super fast home delivery service
  • Chewy.com has an easy to navigate web site with responsive customer service
  • Chewy.com offers over 120 brands of pet food and treats with free shipping on any order over $49
  • Chewy.com supports animal shelters and rescue groups with an easy way to raise funds with their Shelter and Rescue Network.
  • The dogs LOVE them!

* We received one package of Blue Buffalo Dental Bones from Chewy.com in exchange for our honest review of the product and service.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Adopt Furry Valentine Bungee a Young #Shepherd Mix Dog @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO



This good looking guy is Bungee and he's love to be your valentine! He's 1 1/2 years old and animal shelter staff and volunteers report he's a real sweetie. Bungee is young enough to still have some of that amazing puppy energy, but old enough to know basic commands. He's a beautiful Shepherd dog mix with some pawsome eyebrows and would love to snuggle up with you on Valentine's Day and every day after.

Here's Bungee's adoption message:
Hi, I'm Bungee! I'm an adorable Shepherd mix with soft, tan and black fur who's looking for a home to call mine. I came to Wayside from another shelter who ran out of space for me, was adopted, then returned again. I was really sad at first but I know I'm getting the best chance at life here. I hope to find a family who I can give all my love and kisses to. Think that might be you? I'll do grr-eat with other furry friends and children but I'd like to meet them first to get an idea of how I might do once we're home.
I have a high energy level so staying active is very important. I love to romp around the backyard or explore the world on walks. I'll benefit from using a harness on walks because I get so excited about all the new sights and smells and tend to pull ahead. With some basic obedience training I'll be able to learn exactly what you expect from me in my new home. I already know the command sit and I'm super smart so I know I'll be able to learn even more. I'm especially motivated to learn by praise or yummy treats! I can't wait to find the perfect peeps to snuggle up with in my new home. If I sound like the type of guy you've been looking for, come by Wayside Waifs soon to meet me!
Tail wags,  Bungee

For more information about Bungee, 
contact Wayside Waifs at  816-761-8151. 
Bungee's adoption ID number is 30693785

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!

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!


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Crazy Dog Lady by Kelsey Beth Carpenter | Dog Song Saturday


We're loving today's Dog Song Saturday music video!   Crazy Dog Lady is an original song composed and performed here by Kelsey Beth Carpenter.

Carpenter is a Registered Veterinary Technician, a singer/songwriter, and the creator of the clever mime series Things Heard at an Animal Hospital.  She's at home in California with her soulmate, a 6 pound Chihuahua mix named Birdie.

Crazy Dog Lady has already been added to our personal playlist and is rapidly becoming a favorite.  Carpenter really has a great sense of humor and way with dog loving song lyrics.  

We couldn't help but snicker when we read this:
The secret is out, you guys. "Having a dog is much better than having a boyfriend."  ~Kelsey Beth Carpenter
Sit. Stay.  Relax and enjoy Crazy Dog Lady by Kelsey Beth Carpenter.  We've provided the lyrics just in case you're a crazy dog lady and would like to sing along.  Then fetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years.
Crazy Dog Lady Lyrics ©Kelsey Beth Carpenter

I sent out a Christmas card of just my dog and me
I'll be the first to admit she's in all my selfies
My Instagram and Facebook walls are covered in her face
And if you wanna date me then you better know your place

There is no room
In my bed for you
Cause that's where
My dog sleeps, it's true
And I will never love you like I love her

All my friends are getting married and buying houses
But I'm just busy dressing up my dog in her outfits
My mama is so ready for some grandkids of her own
But I would rather Netflix and chill with my dog at home

There is no room
In my bed for you
Cause that's where
My dog sleeps, it's true
And I will never love you like I love her

You shouldn't be afraid to meet my parents
Cause it's my dog who will have to approve
If you want to get with me plan on sharing
Cause my dog and I come as a set of two

I'm the big spoon, she's the little, that's how it's always been
Having a dog is much better than having a boyfriend
Yeah, I'm the definition of a crazy dog lady
But I don't really care cause I love her and she loves me

There is no room
In my bed for you
Cause that's where
My dog sleeps, it's true
And I will never love you like I love her