Sunday, July 5, 2015

Adopt Diamond a #PitBull #SeniorDog @HSMO in #StLouis

Now this is a beautiful diamond who really could be a girl's best friend ever!  Diamond is a spayed female Pit Bull Terrier dog who's found herself at the shelter hoping for a home.

Diamond is a senior girl - 8 years old.  She loves to play with toys and is hoping she'll have some of her own in her new home.  She walks nicely on a leash and loves to give kisses.

Watch Diamond's adoption video and then contact the Humane Society of Missouri at 314-951-1562.  Diamond is at their St Louis City animal shelter and her animal ID number is A593617.

Since 1870, the Humane Society of Missouri has been dedicated to second chances.  They provide a safe and caring haven to animals - large and small - that have been abused, neglected or abandoned.  Their mission is to end the cycle of abuse and overpopulation, assist in creating lasting relations hips between people and animals, offer world-class veterinary care, plus offer pet obedience and behavior programs.

HSMO operates three animal shelters in the St Louis, Missouri, area, plus Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, Missouri, for abused and neglected horses, cows, goats, chickens and other farm animals.

We are 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!  Please help spread the word about these beautiful animals via social media and let's find them forever homes! 

Talking Dogs is the official blog of For Love of a Dog Jewelry.  Handmade artisan jewelry gifts in pet themes including dogs, cats, and horses.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

July 4 Pet Party Tips Music Video | Dog Song Saturday

Hey, it's time for Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs.

It also happens to be Independence Day!  Instead of our usual dog song music video, we have a cool way to refresh yourself on ways to keep your pet safe this 4th of July.  

Set to music, of course.

Sit. Stay. Remember pet safety and have a barking good 4th of July!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Adopt Maddie a 6 Year Old Black #LabradorRetriever at @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO

Here we go again. Another dog surrendered to a shelter because the owners had a human baby.  Maddie was originally adopted as a puppy from Wayside Waifs. Her owners had a new baby and things took a bad turn as that baby became a toddler.  As Maddie shares in her adoption message, Maddie was sometimes scared of the toddler and the toddler was sometimes scared of Maddie.  

In my opinion it could have been a learning experience for all involved.  Instead Maddie was surrendered to Wayside Waifs where she's now hoping for a new family that will love her forever.

Maddie is a 6 year old black Labrador Retriever mix with a doggone beautiful grin.  She's spayed, crate trained, walks nicely on a leash and knows lots of commands.  She's also stressed and lonely at the shelter.

Read Maddie's adoption message and then call Wayside Waifs at 816-761-8151. Maddie's animal ID number is 8125341.
 Hi, I'm Maddie! Yikes...I'm not really sure what I'm doing here. There must be some mistake. I'm a family dog who belongs in a home and gets a daily walk and is loved and cared for and spoiled. It was never part of my plan to be in a homeless shelter again. I barely remember the last time I was here. I was just a pup and was quickly adopted. So when I found myself back where it all started, well, I've been just a little anxious and unsure. I hope my new family finds me very soon!

I'm a beautiful, 6 year old, 50 pounds of pure love, already housetrained and crate trained, Labrador Retriever mix. I'm smart, affectionate, friendly, and I love people. I first came to Wayside as a wee pup, back in 2009, and I quickly found a new home and family that I adored. We've been together for the past 6 years now and my life has been pretty wonderful. My family had a baby a couple years ago though, and now that she's a toddler, sometimes she scares me. And sometimes I scare her. I'm a perfect dog in so many ways, but every once in a while, I get protective of my special treats and I don't want anyone near them. My little toddler friend doesn't understand that. So my family decided to bring me back to Wayside, hoping I'll find a new family that is a perfect match for me. I miss them very much and I imagine they miss me too, but sometimes things are out of my control, so I have no choice but to carry on and keep looking forward. Luckily, I am a resilient dog with so much to offer, so I hope to not be homeless for long.
My previous family had so many great things to say about me! When they were gone, sometimes they'd put me in my crate and I did just fine there. I loved going for a daily walk or run, playing and goofing off in the backyard, taking an occasional trip to the dog park, and munching on my favorite treats. I did just great in the backyard, with a 6 foot wooden fence. In our old house though, there was a chain link fence that I'd sometimes climb over, if I got bored and was left out alone too long. Funny thing is, once I got over the fence, I'd just walk to the front door, asking to get let back in. I'll need you to keep an eye on me when I'm outside, and make sure I stay safe and secure in my yard. When we had company, I'd greet them with a friendly welcome. I was smart and eager to learn and I know all sorts of commands, including sit, stay, come, down, heel, and off. I'm a quick learner and I love to make you happy, so training me is easy and fun. I walk perfectly on my leash and I'm relaxed and calm during car rides.

In my last home, I lived with another dog and we did just fine together most of the time. On rare occasion, we'd get in arguments about food or special treats. Our mom fed us separately and that typically worked out just fine for us. Since I can be serious about my food though, I hope you will feed me in a quiet and safe place, where no one will bother me. And I'd like to meet the whole family, including any other dogs you have, before we go home together. I also want to meet all the kids in the family and I think I'll be happiest with kids over the age of at least 10.
I'm feeling sort of stressed and lonely at the shelter. I don't mean to complain or cause any trouble though. I'm grateful that I have a second chance in life. I'm grateful that my life so far has been filled with love and fun. I know what it means to be a beloved member of a family. And I know how to give unconditional love to you. I can't wait to show you what an incredible dog I am! Please come out to meet me very soon. My kennel seems so lonely and I can't wait to have a home again.
Love, Maddie

For more information about Maddie
contact Wayside Waifs at  816-761-8151.  
Maddie's animal ID number is 8125341
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!

Talking Dogs is the official blog of For Love of a Dog Jewelry.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Mans Best Friend by @LukePaulJackson | Dog Song Saturday

Join us every week for a new Dog Song Saturday here at Talking Dogs.  Each Saturday we feature a music video with songs about dogs.  Most of our favorite dog songs are original songs like the one we have for you today.

Musician and songwriter Luke Paul Jackson put together this video illustrating his song with images he collected around the web.  You may recognize a few from Pets of the Homeless which aptly describe the message of Jackson's song.

Man's Best Friend  is a beautiful tribute to the loving relationship between men and their dogs.

Jackson is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Find out more about Jackson at his web site.

Sit. Stay. Kick off your weekend with A Man's Best Friend by Luke Jackson.  Fetch more dog songs and music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the years.