Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Yellow Labrador Retriever Jewelry Star Bracelet

Does a yellow Lab have a starring role in your life?  Then check out this new yellow Labrador Retriever dog lover bracelet at For Love of a Dog.

This handmade bracelet is full of multi color hand carved gemstone stars, hand wire wrapped with gold jeweler's wire.  Charm include a sweet coordinating jasper gemstone heart, gold three dimensional dog bone, and a hand crafted yellow Lab dog charm.

Perfect gift for any yellow Labrador Retriever dog lover!

Fetch more Labrador Retriever dog jewely at For Love of a Dog.  You'll find yellow, black, and chocolate Lab necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pins and pendants that all are handmade and one of a kind!  

Shop For Love of a Dog now and enjoy fast free delivery within the United States, plus cute gift box packaging.  Use this code at checkout to receive 10% off your entire order:  FLDNEW

New Puppy Bowl App from Subaru

Subaru: Dog Tested. Dog Approved.™
Are you ready for some Puppy Bowl?!

Get ready for the big game with a new Puppy Bowl Co-viewing App presented by Subaru!  

Puppy Bowl IX is almost here!  Airing live on Sunday, February 3, any one who loves puppies - and who doesn't love puppies - needs to tune in to Animal Planet at 3 pm E/P time for the big game! 

The Puppy bowl is an annual 2 hour television special that debuted on The Animal Planet eight years ago.  Puppies play a football game with dog toys and hilarity ensues.

There's a Most Valuable Pup award, a water bowl cam, slow motion cameras, hedgehog referees and more.  This year there's a new lipstick cam mounted in the lips of the dog toys for some really close-up action.  You don't want to miss the halftime show featuring cute kittens.

Before the big game this year, treat yourself to Subaru's new App for the Puppy Bowl!  Just download the "IntoNow" app on your tablet or mobile device here 

Dog friendly Subaru has provided a way to make the Puppy Bowl even more fun and interactive as a part of their Dog Tested. Dog Approved.™ campaign. Their app will have Subaru content available on February 3 during the Puppy Bowl AND will also work during the re-air (check your local listings.)  Available for tablet and mobile devices, it promises to make a good time even better.  [Note:  the app only works in unison with the broadcast -  ie: the sounds within the puppy Bowl broadcast rigger activity on the app, similar to Shazam technology.]

As Subaru Puppy Bowl App users watch the Puppy Bowl live on TV, the Puppy Bowl Plus application will serve up additional content to interact and engage with.

What a barking good combination:  the Puppy Bowl and Subaru.  Each year Subaru of America celebrates the love between Subaru owners and their dogs with a dog-specific campaign.

This year's Subaru Dog Tested. Dog Approved.™ campaign introduces Grant Weber, Subaru Canine Sales Associate.  Having sold Subaru vehicles to only dogs, there's simply no better friend to man's best friend.  No matter size, breed, or temperament, he'll find the right Subaru for your needs.  So if you're a dog, and you're looking for a Subaru, head on down to see Grant Weber.  Subaru is sure you'll leave with your tail held high.


We never miss the Puppy Bowl!  This year we're planning on having even more fun with the Subaru Puppy Bowl App.   What are you waiting for?  Download it now!

* This post is sponsored by Subaru. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the Dog Tested. Dog Approved.™ campaign, but Talking Dogs only shares news for things we support.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Gold Dog Bone Jewelry Purple Lampwork Bracelet

Inspired by the dog lover bracelet I created for Rachael Ray, this dog bone bracelet is chunky and rich with the color purple.  Fabulous gift for Valentine's Day!

Big fat aurola borealis finish purple crystals flash in the light and give off sparkling rainbows.  I've combined them with chubby artisan lampwork beads in shades of purple.  Some have lovely lavender flowers applied on deep purple cores.  Others have violet flowers encased in glass.  All are hand wire wrapped with gold jeweler's wire to surround a sweet gold three dimensional dog bone.   

Don't miss the charming gold dog collar and dog bone toggle clasp, a just right finishing touch!

Fetch more dog bone jewelry at For Love of a Dog.  You'll find a wide selection of bracelets in the dog bone theme, including adopt, rescue, Dog Mom, and much more, including necklaces and earrings.

For Love of a Dog jewelry is handmade right here in my Missouri Ozarks studio with my three dogs playing or snoozing nearby.  I make dog jewelry because I love dogs!

Shop for Love of a Dog jewelry now for best selection.  You'll enjoy our fun gift box packaging - complete with ribbon bow - and free standard shipping for packages in the US.

Wordless Wednesday | Napping

Rosie says napping is best with a friend.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Valentine's Day Jewelry Red Coral Dog Bone Bracelet

If your special Valentine is a dog lover, delight her with this one of a kind handmade red coral dog bone bracelet for Valentine's Day.

Big fat red coral gemstone beads surround artisan lampwork beads:  mod scarlet hearts in a white base and raised flowers on a red and clear glass core.  The focal is a white three dimensional glass dog bone.  Charming silver dog collar and dog bone toggle clasp.

Enjoy fun gift packaging, complete with ribbon bow, and free standard shipping within the United States.  

Shop For Love of a Dog now for best selection.  Since most of our items are one of a kind, when they're gone, they're gone!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Black Lab Dog Jewelry Amethyst Birthday Bracelet

This amethyst and purple lampwork black Labrador Retriever dog bracelet is perfect any time, but especially for a February birthday girl.

Beautiful artisan lampwork beads have lavender flowers raised from a purple core.  They coordinated perfectly with the amethyst gemstone beads.  

The black Lab dog charm is entirely hand made of resin poured into a hand carved mold, then hand finished and painted.  True to AKC / UKC dog breed standards, highly detailed, this dog charm is two dimensional (flat on back.)

Fetch more Labrador Retriever dog jewelry at For Love of a Dog.  You'll find necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more in many specific dog breeds, mixed breed mutts, too.  Perfect gifts for any occasion.  Selection varies since most are one of a kind and when they're gone, they're gone.  Shop For Love of a Dog now for best selection.

Heart Dog Auction at Labrador Life Line

Labrador Life Line's Annual Heart Dog auction begins on February 1 and runs through February 16.  This is one of their biggest fundraisers and your participation can result in more happy endings for so many Labs in need.

Bid to win some amazing items in the following categories:
  • For the Dog (Lovin') House
  • Don't Shred This Paper! (books, calendars)
  • Dog Hair Collectors (clothing)
  • People Pleasers (stuff for humans)
  • For YOUR Heart Dog
  • Mid-Auction Madness
  • Flea Market (odds 'n ends)
Auction Rules and Regulations can be found here.   Preview some of the auction items and register now to be able to bid here.

Snag some bargains or even something not offered anywhere else!  

Not all auction items are specific to Labrador Retriever dogs.  You'll find plenty of barking good things for just plain dog lovers, including a bracelet donated by For Love of a Dog  from my Rainbow Bridge pet memorial jewelry

This Rainbow Bridge dog lover bracelet includes a rainbow of brilliantly faceted crystal rondelle beads are hand wire wrapped with silver jeweler's wire.  Adorable silver dog collar and dog bone toggle clasp and a winged silver heart create a special memorial bracelet in honor of your beloved dog.

If you visit the auction listing, you'll see that this bracelet will be personalized with the auction winners dog's name on a silver heart charm, plus the bracelet will be custom sized to fit the winner.

For Love of a Dog has supported the good work of Labrador Life Line for many years.  Labrador Life Line is a not-for-profit organization created to help owners or rescuers of Labrador Retrievers who are in need of financial assistance for urgent medical care, as well as to aid Labs in need of new homes.  Fetch Labrador Life Line Success Stories and you'll understand how important this organization is to dog lovers.

The tag line of Labrador Life Line says it all:  Saving Lives, One Lab at a Time. 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

New Samoyed Dog Jewelry Amethyst Bracelet

Samoyed dog theme? Check.  February birthstone? Check.  Handmade and one of a kind?  Check!

This beautiful Samoyed dog charm bracelet would be a wonderful birthday or Valentine's Day gift.  Lovely genuine amethyst gemstone beads are hand wire wrapped with silver jeweler's wire, in combination with sparkling clear crystal rondelles.  Charms include a silver heart, 3-D silver dog bone, and a hand crafted Samoyed dog charm.

This Samoyed charm is true to AKC / UKC dog breed standards and individually hand crafted.  Made of resin from a hand carved mold, then hand painted.  Sure to please any Samoyed dog lover.

Fetch more Samoyed dog jewelry at For Love of a Dog.  We offer necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pins and pendants in many dog breeds.  However, because our jewelry is handmade and one of a kind, selection varies.  

Enjoy fact free standard shipping within the US, plus gift box packaging.  Shop For Love of a Dog now for best selection.

Adoptable Dog Boogie Pilgrim Has Personality to Spare

You really do need a fun loving, car riding, grass rolling guy in your life, right?

Boogie Pilgrim is all that and more!

For starters, he is one handsome dude of a dog.  A beautiful white with some black beauty marks, Boogie Pilgrim is a 45 pound, one year old, Pitbull Terrier mix.  He is working on his house manners and is learning basic training commands.

He may look like a distinguished gentleman in his photo, but you should see him lolling on a comfy bed or couch.  Boogie Pilgrim loves car rides and knows that his place is in the back seat, checking on the world outside the window.  He's an outdoor boy and loves to roll in the grass.  Fetch is his favorite game.

Boogie Pilgrim is a young guy just finding his way in the world.  All he needs is someone to love him and help him be the best dog he can be.

If you think that someone might be you, contact Stray Rescue of Saint Louis at 314-771-6121.  Boogie Pilgrim is calling their Pine Street animal shelter home for now. 

Founded by Randy Grim, Stray Rescue of St. Louis's sole purpose is to rescue stray animals in need of medical attention, restore them to health, and place them in loving adoptive homes. Virtually all of the pets they save have been abused and neglected. They've been dumped on highways, or remote country roads. Abandoned in public parks, empty houses and dark alleys. They've even saved dogs left chained behind buildings after their owners had moved away.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

New Dachshund Dog Jewelry Amethyst Turquoise Bracelet

Lively color combination in this new handmade Dachshund dog lover bracelet.

I combined amethyst and turquoise gemstone beads, along with deep turquoise crystal rondelles, with silver jeweler's wire.  Charms include a sweet silver heart, three dimensional silver dog bone, and a hand crafted black and tan Dachshund.

The Doxie charm is two dimensional (flat on back) and crafted from resin poured into a hand carved mold, then hand painted.  A little work of art, highly detailed, and true to AKC / UKC dog breed standards.

This sweet bracelet would make a great gift any time, but especially if your Dachshund dog lover has a February birthday.

Fetch more Dachshund dog jewelry at For Love a Dog, where we have necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pins and pendants in many specific dog breeds.  We offer a fine selection of jewelry for those who love mixed breed mutts.  Enjoy free standard shipping within the United States, plus gift box packaging complete with ribbon and tissue.

Shop For Love of a Dog now for best selection in our one of a kind handmade dog lover jewelry.

Dog Song Saturday: Three Leg Dog by Cove Store Pickers

It's Saturday, so time for a dog song at Talking Dogs.  Today's song is Three Leg Dog in honor of my dog, Benji, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge a long time ago.  

Benji was a tripawd after losing a back leg to cancer.  I don't know how Joe, the "Three Legged Dog of Awesomeness from Washington State", lost his leg, but his spirit reminds me of my Benji.

Three Leg Dog is performed here by the Cove Store Pickers in this original music video they created.

Grab a dog.  A tripawd if you've got one!  Sit.  Stay.  Relax and tap your toe to Three Leg Dog.

Fetch more dog song music videos at Talking Dogs, if you've a mind to.  And be sure to scroll down below this video to explore some barking good dog blogs in the Pet Blogger Hop.

Friday, January 25, 2013

New Amethyst Bracelet for a February Birthday Dog Lover

If your favorite dog lover is a February birthday girl, be sure to see this amethyst dog bone bracelet.

Handmade with amethyst gemstone, silver three dimensional dog bones, and artisan lampwork.  The lampwork beads include raised lavender flowers on a purple core, plus beautiful violet flowers encased in glass.  Charming silver dog collar and dog bone toggle clasp finishes it off.

Fetch more dog lover jewelry at For Love of a Dog.  We offer necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants and pins in many specific dog breeds, mixed breed mutts, too.  Don't miss our dog rescue jewelry and Rainbow Bridge pet memorial bracelets.

Enjoy gift box packaging - with ribbon and tissue - plus free standard shipping within the United States.   All our jewelry is handmade and most are one of a kind pieces, so shop now for best selection.

HooRag Bandanas for Dogs | Product Review

When HooRag Bandanas contacted me and offered a couple of their dog bandanas to try, I looked at their web site and thought:  what fun!  Though we're not keen on costuming our dogs, both Jeffie and Rudy enjoy wearing bandanas.  Rudy, especially.

HooRag Bandanas are not at all your ordinary bandana.  They are a seamless cotton-polyester blened micro-fiber that is light weight, moisture wicking, and fun to wear.  

Originally designed for people, as opposed to canines, Florida based, Hoo-Rag bandanas are popular with snow boarders, snow skiers, runners, mountain bikers, hikers, and more.  People use them as a traditional bandana, a beanie, neck gaiter, face mask and more.  A real plus for outdoor types, they're good for putting a barrier between your head and the elements.

Dogs, of course, wear them to be stylish and cool.

Well, dogs other than mine.

Our two sample HooRag Bandanas arrived very quickly, individually wrapped in attractive packaging.  One is a red and white design of the HooRag logo;  the other is a pretty dog-gone cute brown and tan dog bone design.  The fabric is smooth and silky.  The HooRag tube design is just a little stretchy.

Both Jeffie and Rudy were interested and ready to try them on.

That's when I discovered that my dogs have fat necks!  Okay, not fat necks, so much as Jeffie and Rudy are just too big to wear the HooRag bandana comfortably.

Once on, Jeffie immediately wanted that thing off.  Too tight.

 Jeffie's eyes are pleading with the Dog Daddy:  
Please make her stop and take this off.

Rudy wore his HooRag Bandana for quite awhile, although it obviously was too tight to be totally comfortable.  Plus, the "double chin" it gave him was not what I'd call attractive.
 Check out that double chin!  (giggle)
This photo shows the fit.
The Dog Daddy was our next guinea pig and he pronounced it pretty cool.  Soft, silky fabric.  Just enough stretch to be comfortable.  He was genuinely intrigued and I suspect the HooRag Bandanas will remain his.

Our recommendation?  Very cute way to doll up your dog, as long as your dog is not an 80 pound and up, large breed dog.  No doubt about it - if our dogs were just a tad smaller, we think we'd truly love the HooRag Bandanas. 

HooRag Bandanas come in a wide variety of colors and patterns.  Cost is $14.95, including shipping, on the HooRag Bandana web site.  They are also available in custom patterns.  You can order wholesale and even use your own logo or artwork.  Great idea for a dog event!  I can just see these on some Greyhounds...  (slender necks, you know)
* We were given two sample HooRag Bandanas to try out in exchange for our honest review.  We were not financially compensated for this endorsement.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Heart and Flowers Dog Lover Jewelry Bracelet

Perfect jewelry gift for a dog lover on Valentine's Day!  This dog bone bracelet has hearts, flowers, and will go with anything.

Chunky snow quartz gemstone beads surround artisan lampwork beads: white core with sweet red hearts and the other has cheerful raised flowers on a red and clear base.  Centerpiece is a three dimensional white glass dog bone.  Check out that adorable silver dog collar and dog bone toggle clasp.

Shop now for best selection since most of our jewelry pieces are one of a kind.  

Fetch more dog lover jewelry at For Love of a Dog.  We offer complimentary re-sizing to make sure your gift bracelet fits, plus free standard shipping for all packages shipped to a US address.  Oh, and gift boxes, too!  Complete with ribbon and tissue.

Sniff and Mark New iPhone App for Dog Lovers

Sniff and Mark is a fun new iPhone app to play with your dog, family, and friends.  Developed by Peter Lipa, Sniff and Mark was inspired by his Vizsla dog, Skippy, and other dogs in his family.  

In this game, real dogs are the center of the action.  Players use their gps-enabled iPhones to mark along with their dogs on their walks.  The app gives a visual presentation of the dog's changing territory and keeps track of all the states visited by the dog.

Players are able to see the other Sniff and Mark dogs that have marked in a spot earlier and can also leave messages for each other.  Sort of like how dogs leave messages for each other when marking.  [insert giggle here]  The dogs earn badges as they Sniff and Mark, and their humans can see where their dog ranks in the "winners circle."

The folks at Sniff and Mark believe every walk with your dog should be an adventure.  The Sniff and Mark iPhone app is free, so what are you waiting for?!  Learn more about it at  and fetch the download link at iTunes now.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Valentine's Day Gift Guide Includes For Love of a Dog

We are thrilled that For Love of a Dog has been included in the 2013 Craftsyble Valentine's Day Gift Guide!

Each year Craftsyble hand picks just a few products that would make perfect fits for the one you love.  

This year their gift guide includes a one of a kind handmade dog lover bracelet from For Love of a Dog.
Hot Pink Bling Dog Lover Bracelet from For Love of a Dog

Our Hot Pink Bling Dog Lover Bracelet includes some wonderful artisan lampwork beads: heart, dog bone, paw prints and flowers, plus sparkling crystals and a sweet silver dog collar toggle.

The 2013 Craftyble Valentine's Day Gift Guide is full of fabulous ideas - all handmade products - including these listed below.

Pink Sugar Soy Melts from CT River Candles

Pink Sugar Soy Melts from CT River Candles are handmade with 100% natural soy wax and richly frangranced.  (Think cotton candy, vanilla, caramel and bergamot with touches of orange citrus, strawberry and plum.)  Each package provides 40-60 hours of scent!
Unisex Red Jasper Charity Bracelet from Jewels of Hope
Jewels For Hope will donate a portion of the profits from their Unisex Red Jasper Charity Bracelet to Labs 4 Rescue!  This handmade leather cord bracelet is perfect for both men and women.
"Be Mine" Valentine's Day Bracelet fronm Nair & Bjorn

Nair & Bjorn donate a portion of their business profits to no-kill animal shelters every year.  Their "Be Mine" Valentine's Day Bracelet would make a very special gift.

These are just a few beautiful Valentine's Day gift ideas from the Craftsyble Gift Guide.  Fetch it now!

Craftsyble is part of Simo Media, a California company dedicated to bringing you the best in the shopping, dessert, and crafting areas.

Wise Puppy Rosie | Wordless Wednesday

  Whatcha lookin' at, Rosie?

 Yikes!  Rowdy retriever boys!

Oh, little wise one.  Better to be an observer!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New Border Collie Jewelry - Amethyst Bracelet

This new Border Collie amethyst dog lover bracelet would be a perfect birthday gift for a February dog lady!

This bracelet includes a wonderful hand crafted Border Collie dog art charm. The charm is not a flat cut out, but actually is two dimensional (flat on back). This little dog sculpture is handmade of resin, hand cast in a hand sculpted mould, then carefully air brush painted. True to AKC and UKC dog breed standards, highly detailed and beautiful. Other charms include a sleek silver heart and three dimensional dog bone.

This bracelet was created with lovely purple amethyst gemstone beads, hand wire wrapped with silver jeweler's wire. A barking good gift for a special dog lady any time, but perfect for a February birthday.

Fetch more Border Collie jewelry at For Love of a Dog or browse our selection of one of a kind jewelry in other specific dog breedsWe also have jewelry for mutt lovers, too! 

Shop For Love of a Dog now for best selection since most of our jewelry pieces are one of a kind, so when they're gone, they're gone.

Fighting Canine Cancer: Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is an effort to learn how to prevent cancer and other diseases.  Conducted by the Morris Animal Foundation, it is the largest and longest observational study ever undertaken to improve the health of dogs.  

The study will enroll up to 3,000 Golden Retriever dogs and will last 10 - 14 years.

The study is based out of Colorado with the assistance of the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University.  

They're looking for Golden Retriever dogs under two years of age.  So far approximately 500 dogs are participating in the study.  The goal is 3,000.

The Morris Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that invest in science that advances veterinary care for companion animals, horses, and wildlife.  

 Here's what the Morris Animal Foundation says about the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study:

Why Should Your Dog Participate?

More than half of Golden Retrievers die from cancer, and it is the leading cause of death in all dogs over the age of 2. By participating, you will help scientists:
  • Identify ways in which genetics, environment and diet may affect a dog's risk for cancer
  • Determine risk factors for other major health disorders in Golden Retrievers
  • Learn how to better prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and other canine diseases
  • Improve the health of future generations of Golden Retrievers and help create a healthier tomorrow for all dogs

Who Can Participate?

  • Golden Retriever owners over 18 years of age and living in the contiguous United States.
  • Dogs that are healthy and under 2 years of age at the time of application.
  • Dogs that have a three-generation pedigree.

What Is Expected of You?

  • Agree to participate for the life of your dog
  • Select a veterinarian who agrees to participate with you
  • Complete online questionnaires regarding your dog's food type and feeding habits, environmental exposures, behavior/temperament, disease events, etc.
  • Visit your dog's veterinarian for annual exams and sample collection (blood, urine, feces, hair, and toenail clippings)
  • When applicable, allow collection of tumor samples for evaluation
  • Be willing to consider a necropsy (post mortem examination) when your dog's life ends

Study Participants are responsible for all costs associated with the annual exam, sample collection and laboratory test results. Morris Animal Foundation will reimburse up to $75 of these costs per year after verification that the exam and sample collection has been completed.
For more information about the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, click here to fetch the fine print on participation.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Adoptable Pets

Tired of the same old, same old, for Valentine's Day?  Head to St. Louis Missouri and celebrate with adorable, adoptable pets instead!

On Tuesday, February 12, the Humane Society of Missouri is having a soiree to remember.  Join them for cocktails, light appetizers, and meet plenty of single pets looking for love at this fun, casual event.

Your ticket gets you one drink and unlimited trips to the Doggie Kissing Booth!  Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Missouri's Cinderella Fund, which makes extraordinary surgeries possible for injured and abused animals. 

Since 1870, the Humane Society of Missouri has been dedicated to second chances for animals in need.  The Humane Society of Missouri helps more than 85,000 homeless, abused and unwanted animals each year.   They operate three Adoption Centers and Veterinary Medical Centers throughout the St. Louis area.

Fetch the Humane Society of Missouri on the web for more information.  Get your tickets to Puppy Love here.

Monday, January 21, 2013

New Red Hot Valentine Dog Lover Bracelet

Just in time for Valentine's Day gift giving!  Check out this red hot dog lover bracelet at For Love of a Dog.

A handmade porcelain dog bone is surrounded with ruby red crystal rondelle beads.  Red and white polka dog artisan lampwork bead is joined by another with a white core and adorable red Valentime hearts.  A silver dog collar and dog bone toggle clasp completes the piece.

Fetch more handmade, one of a kind dog lover jewelry at For Love of a Dog.  You'll find great Valentine's Day gift ideas for dog ladies who love mutts, as well as pure breed dogs.  Shop soon for best selection since most are one of a kind pieces and when they're gone, they're gone.

Free Pet Care Available in 63107 Zip Code

Live in the 63107 zip code in St. Louis, MO?  Take advantage of free help for your pets!

Through their Families With Paws program, Stray Rescue of Saint Louis is sharing information and free pet care resources, one zip code at a time.

Working with a grant from the National Humane Society, Stray Rescue is targeting one zip code at a time within their city.  Going door to door, Stray Rescue is offering free pet care assistance:
  • Spays and neuters for dogs and cats
  • Rabies and distemper shots for dogs and cats
  • Microchips for dogs and cats

Currently they're working with the 63107 zip code, the program will move to different zip codes in the future.  Contact Stray Rescue of Saint Louis on the web or call 314-771-6121 for more information.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Letter from Pit Bull Dog Falcon

This beautiful boy is Falcon.  He's a 2 year old Pit Bull mix who is currently calling Wayside Waifs in Kansas City home.  Below is his message to you, plus a wonderful adoption video!
"Hey there! I'm Falcon, a happy, energetic boy, just searching for a brand new home. I'm loads of fun and ready to go, so I hope you can keep up with me! I am a 2 year old, 46 pounds of solid muscle, Pit Bull Terrier/Pointer mix. I'm a handsome, fascinating combination of breeds and you won't find another dog out there like me! First thing you'll notice about me is my eyes. Oh my, my picture really doesn't do me justice, but come out to meet me and you'll find I have the most beautiful eyes ever. I'm strong and loyal, just like my Pit Bull ancestors. And I'm athletic and active, just like my Pointer ancestors. I love to play and am happy to join you with whatever activity you'd like to do.

I came to Wayside as a transfer from the shelter in Springfield, MO, when they ran out of space for me. With my unique looks and loving, fun personality, it didn't take me long to make a name for myself here. I'm already a volunteer favorite, thank you very much! They take me out for a walk or a run to try to tire me out, but no one has succeeded in that as of yet. It's hard for an active dog like me to live in a kennel, so I really, really appreciate it anytime I can get out to play. When I finally get home, life will be so wonderful! I think about it all the time and look forward to the day I get adopted. That will be the best day ever.

It seems like I'm already at least partially housetrained. I keep my kennel clean and go to the bathroom as soon as I get outside. Please be patient with me when we get home though, as I learn all about my new routines. I love to go for walks, although sometimes I forget my own strength and pull on my leash just a little. A harness would be good for me and make our walks much more enjoyable for both of us. I'll make a really great exercise partner for my new family...always up for a walk or run or hike or just playtime in the backyard. I need and want exercise to keep me happy and healthy, so I hope you're the active sort who likes that kind of thing too.

I love my treats! And I'm smart and eager to please, making me a perfect candidate for training. I hope you'll take the time to help me learn all about what it means to be a great family dog. I've already mastered 'sit' and 'down', and I'm working on 'leave it'. I am happy to come whenever you call me, and am such a good listener when you need something from me. I'm social and sweet and just an all around great dog!

My play with other dogs can get sort of rough and rowdy. I love to play, but not all dogs appreciate my style. So please bring any other dogs you have to meet me before we go home together, just to be sure we get along great.

Please come for me soon! I need a home! I need a family. I need you. I'm waiting for you now.
Love, Falcon"

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.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Dog Song Saturday: Adopt a Dog by Edie Brickell

  It's Saturday, so time for a dog song at Talking Dogs.  Today's featured dog song is short and sweet.  All of us at Talking Dogs love the message:  adopt a dog.

We also like that this is short and sweet because just two weeks ago we adopted our little black Golden Retriever / Labrador mix puppy, Rosie.  And we need to play with her!

This dog music video is actually an ad spot for the SPCA.  The song is Adopt a Dog, an original song by Edie Brickell.

Trust us, you're gonna love it!  

Grab a dog.  Sit.  Stay.  Relax and enjoy Adopt a Dog.   

If you're in the mood, fetch some more dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  We've got quite a collection!   Then be sure to scroll down below today's feature to explore some barking good blogs because today is a Pet Blogger Hop.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Dog Lover Bracelet in Valentine Hot Pink

No matter what breed of dog your special Valentine loves, this one of a kind handmade bracelet would make a perfect gift!

This hand crafted dog lover bracelet is fully of love for all things canine and some exquisite artisan lampwork glass beads.

Heart, check.  Flowers, check.  Dog bone, check.  Paw print, check.

A gorgeous three dimentional pink heart has a darling hot pink paw print.  A very feminine white rondelle lampwork bead has pretty pink raised flowers.  A sweet pink glass bead has a two sided hot pink paw print design.  Finally, a really fabulous three dimensional pink dog bone.

Lots of bling!  This bracelet is hand wire wrapped with silver jeweler's wire and includes some chubby pink crystal rondelle beads in both the bracelet and as dangles, so there's lots of sparkle going on here!  Coordinating hot pink Czech glass dangles, too.

Don't miss the adorable silver dog collar and dog bone toggle clasp!

This dog lover bracelet is a one of a kind jewelry creation from For Love of a Dog.  When its gone, it is gone.  Hurry and snag this perfect Valentine's Day gift!

Fetch For Love of a Dog for more unique, handmade jewelry for dog, cat and horse lovers.  You'll find necklaces, bracelets, pins, pendants, earrings in our dog breed jewelry.  Don't miss our dog bone themed jewelry, dog rescue jewelry, and our Rainbow Bridge memorial jewelry.

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