Sunday, February 28, 2010

Parti Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed Jewelry

Visit For Love of a Dog for dog breed jewelry including necklaces like this Cocker Spaniel dog necklace. All of our dog breed jewelry is handcrafted and one of a kind. Shown above is a Parti Cocker Spaniel dog charm with white Snow Quartz and Black Onyx gemstones, accented with Bali .925 sterling silver. All hand wire wrapped with jweler's silver wire that is ever so slightly oxidized to form the necklace chain. Then I added a little three dimensional dog bone just for fun to the extender chain.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Newfoundland Dog Breed Jewelry and Gifts

Lately I've had a lot of requests for Newfoundland dog breed jewelry. So if you visit the new items at For Love of a Dog you'll see several new Newfie necklaces, in addition to Newfie bracelets and more.

Shown above is a Newfoundland dog breed necklace with a wonderful artisan sculpture Newfie, big red jasper heart and black onyx gemstone beads. I hand wire wrapped those onto a silver chain. If you love one of these gentle giants, visit For Love of a Dog for jewelry as unique and one of a kind as your special dog.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Beagle Dog Breed Jewelry and Gifts

Who can resist a Beagle? I know I can't. Though our family had had dogs before, when I got to pick my first puppy I chose a Beagle. I just love them. If you love them, too, then you should check out For Love of a Dog Beagle dog breed jewelry.
In the Beagle necklace shown above I've combined jet black crystals and sterling silver to show off this wonderful artisan sculpture of a Beagle dog that's true to breed standards. There's even a little silver dog bone on the extender chain. Arroooo!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Let's Watch Beer Commercials

To tell you the truth, I don't watch a lot of television. And I certainly mentally tune out the commercials when I do. However, now I'm going to be watching for Miller beer commercials. Today I had a phone call from the costume designer for a new Miller beer commercial. Seems it will be set a a large dog show. The commercial's producer recently attended such an event in preparation for doing this commercial. This morning he told Melissa, the costume designer, that there HAD to be dog jewelry because, I quote, those dog people are crazy into their dogs and dog breed jewelry was everywhere.

Lucky me that Melissa found me on the web. A nice package of dog breed jewelry is overnighting itself to Manhatten as I write this. The shoot is tomorrow morning.

I am excited. And I'll watching for the new Miller beer commercial.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Swiss Mountain Dog Jewelry and Gifts

Greater Swiss Mountain dogs, Great Swiss Mountain dogs, Swissies. Whatever you call them, For Love of a Dog Jewelry has some wonderful Swiss Mountain Dog breed jewelry for you. This handcrafted Greater Swiss Mountain Dog necklace will fetch compliments and start conversations about your beloved Swissie dog. Beautiful Swiss Mountain Dog charm is not a flat cut out, but rather a little dog art sculpture. Handmade of hand cast resin in a hand sculpted mould, then carefully painted. True to dog breed standards, highly detailed and absolutely beautiful.

I've combined this Swiss Mountain Dog charm with brick red Poppy Jasper gemstone beads, including sweet hearts and round beads accented with sterling silver. All hand wire wrapped to silver necklace chain. This handcrafted dog breed necklace would make a perfect jewelry gift for anyone who loves a Swiss Mountain Dog.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bow Wow Brunch Fashion Show in St Louis MO

Bow Wow Brunch and Fashion Show
Benefit for the Humane Society of Missouri
Sunday, March 7, 2010
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, 100 Carondelet Plaza
Cocktail Reception11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Brunch12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Fashion Show sponsored by Dillard's followed by an Auction and Surprise Package Raffle1:30 p.m.

Visit the Humane Society of Missouri on the web for Bow Wow Brunch ticket information.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Canada Geese Overpopulation Workshop in MO

Geese Peace classes will be offered in St Louis, MO.
Friday, February 26, 2010 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
at the Humane Society of Missouri
1201 Macklind Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110 phone: 314-951-1562
Visit:: for more information

Learn how the Canada geese overpopulation problem can be solved with a humane solution. The St. Louis Chapter of Geese Peace, an organization dedicated to slowing the population of Canada geese by preventing the eggs from developing into goslings, will be hosting an educational class at the Humane Society of Missouri. To keep the Canada geese populations from increasing, Geese Peace advocates prevention rather than the lethal "round-up and removal" technique. St. Louis Geese Peace will be offering a free class to homeowners, trustees, private or public managers of properties whose Canada geese nest on their property.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

When I Am Old, An Ode to Loving Dogs

I don't know where this comes from or who wrote it, though I confess that if I'd written it, it would be fitting.

When I Am Old

I shall wear turquoise and soft gray sweatshirts
and a bandana over my silver hair
and I shall spend my Social Security checks on sweet wine and my dogs.....
and sit in my house on my well-worn chair
and listen to my dogs breathing.

I will sneak out in the middle of a warm summer night
and take my dogs for a run, if my old bones will allow...
and when people come to call, I will smile and nod as I show them my dogs...
and talk of them and about them...
The Ones so Beloved of the Past and the Ones so Beloved of Today...

I still will work hard cleaning up after them and mopping and feeding them
and whispering their names in a soft, loving way.
I will wear the gleaming sweat on my throat, like a jewel
and I will be an embarrassment to all...
and my family, who have not yet found the peace
in being free to have dogs as your Best Friends...

These friends, who always wait, at any hour, for your foot fall...
and eagerly jump to their feet out of a sound sleep,
to greet you as if you are a god.
with warm eyes full of adoring love and hope that you will stay
and kiss their dear sweet heads...
and whisper to their very special company...

I look in the Mirror...
and see I am getting old...
this is the kind of woman I am...
and have always been.

Loving dogs is easy, they are a part of me, accept me for who I am.
My dogs appreciate my presence in their lives.
When I am old this will be important to me.
You will understand when you are old...
and if you have dogs to love, too.

Author Unknown

Read more at For Love of a Dogs Jewelry's Bits'nBones stories and humor.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saddle Up Silver Cowgirl Jewelry

Calling all cowgirls! These handcrafted equestrian earrings from For Love of a Dog Jewelry are sure to inspire compliments and start conversation about your special equine companion. Lovely silver western saddle charms have terrific tooling details. I've combined these cowgirl saddle charms with beautiful Black Onyx gemstone beads and sterling silver. The color really shows off these saddle charms. These handcrafted equestrian earrings are perfect jewelry for any horse lover, trail rider, rodeo queen or cowgirl wannabe.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Brindle Bully Dog Tiger Eye Necklace Handcrafted Jewelry

For Love of a Dog Jewelry offers many dog breeds in our handcrafted dog breed jewelry. Though intended to be a French Bulldog, this darling brindle dog also could easily represent a Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier, or a mixed breed mutt.

This dog necklace features a wonderful pin that I've used as a pendant. Such a happy little dog, he just looks like he's frolicking the day away. With that expression he looks like he's up to a bit of mischief. This French Bulldog pin (brooch) is handmade by a Michigan porcelain ceramic artist. Truly hand sculpted using no moulds, the pin is ceramic porcelain and signed by the artist. I've added a gold converter to use the pin as a pendant.

The necklace is composted of graduated Tiger's Eye and Black Onyx gemstone beads that I've accented with sterling silver. You'll notice the sweet little three dimensional dogbone at the end of the necklace.

Such a versatile piece of dog breed jewelry. Wear this brindle French Bulldog necklace as it is, or easily and simply removed the pendant to wear as a pin. In fact, you can even wear other pins you own on this piece. A perfect gift for anyone who loes a brindle bully dog and one of a kind artisan jewelry

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Benefit for Bully Breeds in California

Saturday, Feb 20 in Alameda, CA
A night of music, dogs, auction and burlesque.

What do hot girls, pit bulls, calendars and philanthropy have in common? Find out at "Bullylicious," a one-night event from 7 p.m. until midnight Saturday, February 20. The benefit for BAD RAP and Pinups for Pitbulls will be held at Autobody Fine Art Gallery in Alameda.Bullylicious will feature live music by 77 El Deora and Patty Schemel (drummer for Hole), with special guests and live burlesque featuring Little Darling, Bunny Pistol and Barbary Coast Burlesque. There will be a raffle, silent auction, scrumptious food, calendar signing booth and special appearances by Pinups for Pitbulls Calendar models Little Darling, Audiogirl and Ana Poe, as well as BAD RAP spokesdogs Jonny Justice, Muggy, Lola and Honky Tonk.

All proceeds will go to BAD RAP and Pinups for Pitbulls, organizations dedicated to improving the lives of American Pit Bull Terriers.BAD RAP, founded in 1999, has gained acclaim for its work in evaluating and rescuing the dogs seized from Michael Vick?s property, where a dog-fighting operation was shut down. BAD RAP'S goal is to secure the future of the American Pit Bull Terrier as a cherished family companion.

Pinups for Pitbulls produces an annual pinup-themed calendar to raise awareness about breed bans and breedspecific abuse, and to raise money for bully-breed rescue groups throughout the country.Event coordinators Donyale Hoye and Ana Poe encourage attendees to dress "like you want to party."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pet Friendly License Plates in MO

Live in Missouri? Then why not tell everyone that you're "Pet Friendly": Pet Friendly license plates are now available in Missouri and all proceeds going to spay and neuter services throughout the state.

This specialty plate is just $25 - and $20 from the sale of each pet-friendly license plate is deposited into a fund that pays for spay and neuter services for dogs and cats across Missouri. This program is administered by the Missouri State Humane Association.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Advocate for Spay and Neuter

You've heard the saying about wearing your heart on your sleeve, but how about wearing your advocacy on your wrist woth a spay and neuter bracelet? This handcrafted pet lover bracelet teams very earthy deep peach and charcoal Marble ovals with copper. Hand stamped copper circles are gently domed and proclaim SPAY and NEUTER. All are hand wire wrapped with copper jeweler's wire. Perfect gift for any pet lover, pet rescue volunteer or animal rescue foster mom. A stylish bracelet with an important animal welfare message. Sure to fetch compliments and spark conversations that can save dog and cat lives. At For Love of a Dog Jewelry we're barking about dog rescue and animal advocacy with wearable art jewelry.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Open Your Heart Benefit for MO Alliance for Animal Legislation

Don't miss the 7th Annual "Open Your Heart" celebration on Sunday, February 21, 2010! A Roaring 20's theme will set the stage as we celebrate the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation's 20th anniversary. Put on your spiffiest rags and fluffiest boas and join us for a swingin' good time. The evening will include surprises and special moments including presentation of the Alliance's prestigious Grace Korsan Award to Nancy H. Grove, electing a new pet to be the "Face of the Alliance" for 2010, and much, much more. Tickets start at $75.00 per person. Contact MAAL for more information.

Fetch the pet events calendar at For Love of a Dog.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Loving a West Highland White Terrier

Loving a Westie is easy and so is finding the perfect one of a kind Westie lover necklace. However, if you're shy and retiring, this West Highland White Terrier dog breed jewelry piece is probably not for you. Whoever wears this dog lover necklace is sure to be noticed.

Adorable jaunty Westie pendant was hand sculpted and painted by a Wisconsin artist to be true to dog breed standards. It is absolutely darling. To create this handcrafted necklace, I hand wire wrapped this little Westie dog pendant with goldfilled wire to dangle freely from a big puffy Poppy Jasper gemstone heart. Necklace is composed of genuine natural Poppy Jasper in deep blood red and graduated in size. Combined with lovely white Marble. Accented with teeny tiny goldfilled round beads and beadcaps. Even the clasp has a dangle with more gems and a little gold dog bone, just in case this little darling needs a dog treat. Elegant red and white color combination in this perfect West Highland White Terrier dog breed necklace.

Need a gift for a Westie dog lover, look no further than For Love of a Dog Jewelry.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

New Dog Fighting Legislation in Missouri

This legislative session in Missouri finds two new bills introduced regarding dog fighting which the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation supports.

Senators Scott Rupp and Jane Cunningham have filed dog fighting legislation, SB 664 and SB 632, respectively. Both bills were referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee but no hearings have been scheduled. These bills would require a disposition hearing within 30 days of impounded fighting dogs to determine what happens to the dogs that are seized. Currently, these dogs can endure many months or even years of impoundment pending the court matter. Additionally, the bills would increase the penalty from a misdemeanor to a felony for the second offense of being a spectator at a dog fight.

Woofs of support from For Love of a Dog Jewelry

Friday, February 12, 2010

Does Your Valentine Love a Schnauzer Dog?

If your Valentine has lost her heart to a Schnauzer dog, then here's a perfect handmade gift.

This is a wonderfully jaunty Schnauzer dog. Beautifully hand sculpted and painted by Wisconsin artist. True to dogbreed standards and absolutely darling. In creating this handcrafted dog lover necklace, I hand wire wrapped this little Schnauzer dog pendant with sterling silver wire to dangle freely from a big puffy Poppy Jasper heart. Necklace is composed of Poppy Jasper and Silverleaf Jasper gemstone beads, accented with teeny tiny Hematite round beads. Even the extender chain is accented with more Jasper and a teeny three dimensional dog bone in case this little Schnauzer needs a dog snack. At For Love of a Dog Jewelry our specialty is one of a kind, unique dog breed jewelry. This dog lover necklace would be a perfect gift for anyone who loves a Schnauzer dog.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

2010 Mardi Growl Maskgrrrade Ball in Kansas City

2010 Mardi Growl Maskgrrrade Ball in Kansas City
Friday, February 12 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Don't dress up. This is a casual event.
This fun-filled evening will be hosted at Lathrop and Gage LLP
22nd Floor overlooking the city
2345 Grand Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108

Tickets start at just $35 for great food, drinks and entertainment. All proceeds benefit the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation. Contact MAAL for more information.

Fetch more at For Love of a Dog's pet events calendar.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Patron Saint of Notorious Canine Sympathizers

If you're reading this blog, then we already know you're a member of a fabulous club: Notorious Canine Sympathizers. And you'll be woofing about this absolutely charming altered art collage pendant. Handcrafted by an Illinois artist features a mischievious pup wearing a halo captioned Patron Saint of Notorious Canine Sympathizers on one side and cute doggie footprints in red and blue on the other. Sterling silver accents. What a fun dog lover pendant.

Handcrafted dog necklace is composed of lots of deep red Brecciated Jasper gemstone beads with Bali sterling silver accent beads. I hand knotted these gems on jet black German silk for that lovely drape. Even the extender chain is accented with more beads. Extra long necklace. Unusual handcrafted dog jewelry is a fantastic gift for any dog lover. A perfect dog jewelry piece for any dog rescue advocate or animal shelter volunteer.

Fetch this dog lover necklace for your Valentine now!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Highway Rescue of Buddy the Senior Collie Dog

I don’t know about you, but I think there’s a special place in heaven for people who rescue animals.

Several months ago my friend, Julie, began thinking about adding another dog to her family. She began to haunt Petfinder and found herself drawn to old dogs. Her feeling was that the dogs in rescues were probably all going to be eventually okay, so her focus became adopting an old dog who was at a shelter. Believing she could give an old dog a new home and provide it a wonderful life for it’s last years, she surfed Petfinder for that certain chemistry that happens.

Not long after she began tempting herself with Petfinder searches, Julie was driving home from the barn where she boards her horse. On the highway she saw a man walking with two dogs. Being a dog lover, as she drove past the trio she took a good look at the dogs. Her heart stopped when she saw that the Collie was matted beyond belief, appeared old and not at all happy. Julie had to keep going, but felt terrible. She yearned to do something for the dog, but struggled with what that could be. She thought about calling on the owner and talking to him about the dog, but she didn’t.

Life went on, weeks passed by. Julie was driving home from the stables again when she spotted a dog trotting down a highway and panting. The dog was so matted that she couldn’t even tell if it was a male or female at first. She suspected he was an older dog since he had some gray and trotted with a bit of a gimp. After checking with a neighbor in the area who had no idea who owned the dog, Julie took him home. Finding it impossible to get a comb through his matted fur, off they went to the vet for shaving. While grooming they found that an old flea collar was imbedded in the matted fur and had to be cut out. Of course, the dog needed a rabies shot, plus the vet found he had a skin infection, ear infection. $150 later, Julie took him home.

There, he fitted in so nicely. He got along with Julie’s Doberman Pinscher, Jake. He was very affectionate towards people, especially little children that came to the house. Julie and her family began looking up names, especially Irish names to call the dog. However, they kept coming back to “Buddy“ because he just seemed like he was a Buddy.
Julie is a responsible animal advocate, so she did due diligence to try to find Buddy’s owner. She checked newspapers and bulletin boards in the area. Left the information at the vet’s office. Julie had had Buddy for about two weeks and he was enjoying himself, perking up, and fitting right into her family.

About this time a friend of Julie’s was in need of hay for her horse. Julie noticed in Craigslist that there was a guy near her that was selling hay. So, she gave the phone number to her friend. Her friend went to see the hay. It was there that Julie’s friend discovered Buddy’s owner. Buddy belonged to the hay seller’s brother. The Collie dog was 12 years old, relegated to living at the barn alone and suffered in the winter from skin problems. This past fall the dog began coming up to all humans at the barn and barking for no apparent reason.

Julie talked with the owner of the dog. After explaining how she came by him, plus the money they’d spent on vet care, and how very attached her family had become to him, the owner decided to let Julie keep him. The owner told Julie the dog’s name was… Buddy.

This fellow used to walk with his two dogs along the highway. And yes, they are the trio Julie was months earlier. And when Julie picked him up, Buddy was trotting away from his barn home, not going towards it.

Today Buddy is doing great and his coat is growing out, showing what a beautiful boy he really is. He may have grown up in a barn, but he’s now housebroken and doesn’t let Julie forget a single mealtime. He loves to sleep on his blankie next to his playmate, Jake the Doberman. Buddy is a much younger twelve years than he was before.

Sometimes I truly believe there are no coincidences in life. Sometimes seemingly stray and unrelated events all come together in ways we would not anticipate. Timing in life can be everything. Did Buddy catch the wave of Julie’s intention to rescue a needy older dog? Was he trotting towards her because he knew he should? Was Julie drawn to older dogs because somehow she was preparing for her rescue of Buddy? Meant to be? You decide.
Fetch more dog stories at For Love of a Dog.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Woof Dog Lover Necklace Valentine Gift

This handcrafted dog lover necklace features a charming handmade ceramic charm. Light warm green rectangle with a cute raised dog bone embossed with the word Woof. If that's not cute enough for you, I've added another little green unakite gemstone carved heart as a charm. I know you'll smile when you see this adorable gold dog collar and dog bone toggle. Designed to wear in front, I've hand wire wrapped the necklace with lovely green jade gemstone beads and gold jeweler's wire..

Perfect for anyone who loves dogs, this dog lover necklace is handcrafted and one of a kind. Sure to inspire compliments and bring smiles all around.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Crazy Cat Lady Valentine Jewelry Gift Idea

If you or a friend is crazy with love for their cat, this fun necklace would make a perfect gift. This cat lover necklace features a wild and crazy cat pin that I've used as a pendant. This cat pin (brooch) is handmade by a Michigan porcelain ceramic artist. Truly hand sculpted using no moulds, the pin is ceramic porcelain and signed by the artist. I've added a gold converter to use the pin as a pendant. Love the expression on the kitty's face and how about that sweet heart.

The necklace is composed of pistachio Turquoise and mauve Fancy Jasper gemstone beads that I've accented with sleek grey Hematite. Gem colors coordinate beautifully with this adorable cat. You'll notice the sweet little Hematite hand carved heart at the end of the necklace.

Such a versatile piece of cat lover jewelry. Wear this crazy cat necklace as it is, or easily and simply remove the pendant to wear as a pin. In fact, you can even wear other pins you own on this piece. A perfect gift for anyone who loves a cat and one of a kind artisan jewelry. If you don't want to attract any attention or have any fun, this necklace is not for you..

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Heart Rottweiler Dog Breed Bracelet

This handcrafted Rottweiler dog bracelet will fetch compliments and start conversations about your beloved Rottie dog. Beautiful Rottweiler dog charm is not a flat cut out, but rather a little dog art sculpture. Handmade of hand cast resin in a hand sculpted mould, then carefully painted. True to AKC dog breed standards, highly detailed and absolutely beautiful.

I've combined this Rottweiler dog charm with really lovely Jasper softly rounded, puffy gemstone rectangles. The color coordinates beautifully with the Rottie. I've hand wire wrapped all the gemstones with gold jeweler's wire. In addition to the Rottweiler dog, I've added a puffy Black Onyx heart and a three dimensional gold dog bone. This handcrafted dog bracelet is perfect jewelry for anyone who loves a Rottweiler dog or might be involved in Rottie or big dog rescue work.

Puppy Superbowl VI

Sit, stay and watch the Puppy Bowl VI on Sunday, February 7, 2010
Catch the Puppy Bowl from 3-5pm. [note: show will repeat continuously until 3am] Animal Planet's top-rated telecast is fully of puppies frolicking in a 10 by 19 miniature football stadium in the Discovery Channel's studios. Plays are narrated by Harry Kalas, famed broadcaster for the NFL and the Philadelphia Phillies. A cult hit alternative to the Super Bowl. This year all puppy players will be from shelters in the Washington, DC area. Adoption will be a major theme.

Fetch the For Love of a Dog pet events calendar for good things doggie.

Tucker at For Love of a Dog

Friday, February 5, 2010

7th Annual Newfiepalooza

Newf get together & fund-raiser for Newfoundland dog rescue.
May 22, 2010

Chicago, IL

A great event put on by a non-profit group of Newfoundland dog owners that is 3000 strong. Many of their members have their newfs trained in search & rescue, water rescue, therapy, cart pulling, grooming and showing as well as other things. Their Newf Get together & fund-raiser is being held May 22, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Currently they have 195 people,83, newfs & 35 non newfs registered. And because it is so early they expect that number to rise significantly. Members and their Newfoundlands come from all over the United States and Canada to attend this spectacular event for rescue.

Be sure to purchase a raffle ticket or bid in the silent auction. During last year's event they broke all records from the previous years and raised close to $7200.00 for newf rescue. These funds were spread out to several rescue groups across the United States. That is helping ALOT of newfs in need.

Woof! Tucker at For Love of a Dog

National Championship Dog Show

Wow, I almost forgot to bark about the AKC National Championship Dog Show. February 6 at p .m. on Animal Planet.

Fetch the For Love of a Dog pet events calendar to stay up to date on good things doggie.
Tucker at For Love of a Dog

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Yee Haw Cowgirl Bracelet Valentine Gift

For Love of a Dog Jewelry is pleased to offer this handcrafted Quarterhorse horse breed bracelet. This horse lover bracelet combines classic blue and silver with Sodalite gemstone beads and sterling silver. Multiple charm dangles include: royal blue Lapis Lazuli gemstone heart, sterling silver horse shoe for luck and and a wonderful bay Quarterhorse horse charm.

These horse charms are entirely made by hand by an American artist. First a hand carved sculpture is created which is then used to create a mould. The horse charm is then hand cast in resin and air brush painted. They are then given a protective coating of lacquer so you can enjoy this horse breed jewelry for many years. Every effort is made to adhere to Quarterhorse breed standards. Frankly, they are amazing works of equine art. A beautiful fashion statement or gift for any equestrian, cowgirl or trail rider.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Starting Over Airedale Rescue Fundraiser

Starting Over Airedale Rescue (SOAR) Fundraiser
May 1, 2010 in Toledo, OH

SOAR is a non-profit organization, established in July, 2009, in the state of Michigan. SOAR covers 3 Midwestern states, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

They have rescued and rehomed 19 Airedale Terriers, from July thru December of 2009, every Airedale was bought up to date on their vaccinations, and received all the medical attention needed for each specific case along with being spayed/neutered. Each Airedale Terrier is then groomed, microchipped, and receives a new leash and collar before going to their new ,forever home.

Starting Over Airedale Rescue is having their very first Fund Raising Auction, May 1, 2010, in Toledo, Ohio. For more information visit the
Starting Over Airdale Rescue organization on the web.

Big woofs to these great volunteers!
Tucker at For Love of a Dog

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Blue Ribbon Cat, Dog or Horse Lover Necklace

I don't know about you, but in my heart of hearts, each and every one of my dogs, cats, and horses deserves a blue ribbon. And they're definitely First Place in my heart. Here's a necklace for all of you who feel the same way.

This handcrafted necklace features a handmade porcelain pendant charm that is a blue ribbon marked first place in yellow. Hand sculpted by a Michigan porcelain ceramics artist and just darling. I've combined it with gorgeous medium royal blue Lapis Lazuli and yellow Jade gemstone beads. All are hand wire wrapped with oxidized silver jeweler's wire. This handcrafted blue ribbon necklace is perfect jewelry for anyone who shows their dog, cat or horse or simply adores their special pet. It would also make a fabulous gift for any hard working animal rescue volunteer.

This is a pet lover necklace that gets Tucker's woof of approval.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Arizona Beagle Rescue Beagle Fest 2010

Mark your calendars now for
Arizona Beagle Rescue's BeagleFest
March 14, 2010 at Kiwanis Park in Tempe AZ.

Last year, more than 600 people and 350 beagles attended and they raised over $7,000 for beagle rescue. Volunteers sell raffle tickets for gift baskets and the like, plus they also give prizes for contests such as Longest Ears, Last to Come When Called, and so on. Every dollar raised goes directly to pay for vet bills, shelter fees, and spay/neuter. All of the organizers are volunteers who are dedicated to saving the lives of beagles and beagle mixes

Arrrooo! Visit Arizona Beagle Rescue for more information.

I may not be a Beagle, but I like these people! Woof! Tucker at For Love of a Dog