Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

Adopt Dipper and Parker a Bonded Pair of Senior Dogs @WaysideWaifs in KCMO



Dipper and Parker are a bonded pair of senior dogs that were rescued from a hoarding situation.  They were kept outside without human contact so did not receive socialization.  They were each adopted from Wayside Waifs animal shelter - separately.   Both ran away from their new homes and ended up back at the shelter where staff realized this pair really needed to go to a home together.

Dipper is a 8 1/2 year old German Shepherd mix.  Parker is a 6 1/2 year old male Terrier mix.  They're an adorable, sweet pair!

Here's their adoption letter and their story:
Hi! We are Dipper and Parker. We don't want to bother you or take up much of your time, but we are looking for a home and we hope you might be just the person who is looking for us too. We are sweet and cuddly and very shy, until we get to know you. We are looking for kind, patient, and gentle people who will welcome both of us into their home and life. We know we're asking a lot from you and we know we're not the dogs for just anyone. But someone out there must need two sweet souls to brighten up their life, right? We have hope and faith that we can find the family who will love us for who we are and who will give us the life we deserved all along.
I, Dipper, am a handsome and distinguished, 9 year old, 47 pound, Shepherd mix. My best buddy is named Parker and he is an adorable and cuddly, 6 year old, Terrier mix. We are best friends. We lived together in an awful place with a dog hoarder. There were so many of us dogs there, neglected and lonely, just trying our best to survive. We didn't have the basics in life that so many dogs take for granted. We were kept outside without human contact. It was both exhilarating and terrifying the day we were rescued and brought to Wayside. Oh my, it's hard to describe the feelings we had. I spent my time trembling in fear at the thought of strangers coming near me. Parker and I were split up at that time, and I couldn't stop wondering how he was doing. It was only a few months ago, but it feels like a lifetime. It's been such a whirlwind since the day we first got to Wayside.

Since we were both shy and never socialized with people before, we spent awhile just getting acclimated to the human touch, walking on a leash, learning about dog beds and treats and couches...that sort of thing. At one point, we were both adopted, on the very same day, to different people. But as nice as our new families were, things just didn't work out for us there. We both ran away from our new homes and ended up back at Wayside. I've never been so happy to see anyone in my whole life as when Parker walked into my kennel! We comforted each other and joyfully played. It was a beautiful sight! And the Wayside staff realized that what we really needed was to go to a home together. We are more confident as a team. And we comfort each other through all the craziness of life. We were meant to be together and we can't wait to share our loyalty and devotion with you, too!
We hope you will be patient with us and give us plenty of time to adapt to our new home and life with you. It will take us longer than most dogs to feel comfortable and learn to relax with you and trust you. We will get there, but it will take time. We'll do best in a home with just a few people who we can deeply bond with and a home without a lot of activity going on. We love to be by your side and hope you'll be home a lot with us. We will thrive with a calm and positive energy around us. Please offer us positive reinforcement and let us know when we do good, by offering us gentle praise and tasty treats. We have never had anyone take the time to train us, but it's not too late! We are a couple of smart cookies and we love to learn! It makes us feel special when people care enough about us to teach us new things. 
The Wayside staff will be happy to give you plenty of ideas to help us thrive in our new home. We hope you will give us lots of time to learn to trust you, understanding that everything is new and scary. Introduce us to new things a little at a time, and please keep in mind that we are trying our very best to fit in. Calm, quiet, and patient is how we hope you will be with us. We will do best in a home without kids under the age of 5, since their quick movements and loud voices are scary to us. And we both need to be closely supervised whenever we are outside. At this point, we are likely to run from you out of fear if we get loose. And Parker can climb a fence, so we will need to be on leash with you at all times when we are outdoors, at least for now. We don't want to scare you away from us, but we want to be sure you're the right person for us. We want to know up front that you are that special person who understands our quirks and challenges, but that you will love us anyway, because you want to make a difference in the lives of two sweet dogs who have never been given a break in life.
Dipper and Parker were hoping Santa would bring them a forever home.
We know you're out there! You've been looking for us, but the timing just hasn't been right. And we've been looking for you, too. We've been waiting and figuring things out. Parker and I are finally together, ready for our new life to begin. And what a beautiful life it will be, as part of a real family. We're ready!
Love, Dipper and Parker

Take a look at their adoption video and then give Wayside Waifs animal shelter a call at 816-761-8151.  Dipper's animal ID number is 23688532.  Parker's animal ID number is 23688477



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 new Tuesday's Tails Facebook page and give us a like! Please help spread the word about these beautiful animals via social media and let's find them forever homes!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me - Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs

It's Saturday, so time for a dog song at Talking Dogs.  Though I usually feature original songs about dogs with music videos, today we're taking the day off to celebrate my birthday!

While I'm off having fun with Jeffie, Rudy, Rosie and the Dog Daddy, I wanted to share some barking good birthday song videos with you.  Pun intended.

One just wasn't enough!

Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy these adorable Corgi dogs as they serenade birthday girls everywhere.




Feel free to bark along to this wooftastic rendition of the birthday song!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Do Just One Thing to Help One Dog | Tuesdays Tails


Tuesday's Tails is the blog hop that features shelter pets.  Hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs, the purpose is to promote shelter pets and help them find forever homes by social media sharing.

All of the pet bloggers participating in Tuesday's Tails are counting on each and every reader to do just one thing:  share.

Just One Dog is an inspiring story that shows it only takes people willing to do just one thing to make a difference.  A lot of people each decided to take pause in their day... to do just one thing for just one dog.


 

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. 

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

Spare a minute in your busy day to help save the life of a shelter pet.  Share them via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ or whatever your favorite social media channels might be.

And if you're wondering what happened to Stanley, here's an update.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Rev Me Up Husky Song by Nancy Simmonds | Dog Song Saturday

It's Saturday and you know that means it's time for a new dog song here at Talking Dogs blog.  Today we've got another wonderful original song about dogs by Nancy Simmonds.  Rev Me Up is a Husky dog song.  This music video features video footage and photos of the Five Sibes and the Fortos Team Ineka.

The Five Sibes are all about Siberian Husky dogs.  We've followed them via their YouTube channel and their blog for quite awhile now and enjoy their "virtual dog park" where they share anything and everything related to Siberian Huskies and other dogs.

We've featured singer songwriter Nancy Simmonds here on Dog Song Saturday before and she is one of our favorite composers of songs about dogs.

In fact, Nancy has recently completed over 110 purebred dog songs designed to celebrate and honor our canine companions.  This series is called Musical Tails and is available for download from iTunes

Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy Rev Me Up - the Husky dog song by Nancy Simmonds. 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.
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Adopt Latifah a #Labrador Retriever #Pitbull Mix Dog at HSMO in St Louis


This beautiful girl is Latifah.  She's a Labrador Retriever and Pit Bull Terrier mixed breed dog.  Animal shelter staff believe Latifah is about five years old.  She walks very nicely on a leash and loves to see what's happening out in the world.

If you're looking for a cuddle buddy, you and Latifah just might be a perfect match.  Have a look at her adoption video and then call the Humane Society of Missouri a call at 314-951-1562.  Latifah is at their St Louis City animal shelter and her animal ID number is A518007



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, December 13, 2014

Santa's Dog Song and Cute Holiday Video - Dog Song Saturday

It's Saturday, so time for a new dog song and music video at Talking Dogs.  With less than two weeks before Christmas, we know you're busy with getting ready for the holidays.  

Slow down, take a break and enjoy Santa's Dog Song!

Though the Talking Dogs are not keen on dressing up in Santa Claus hats, antlers and sleigh bells, this music video will more than make up for that!

Check out the lyrics:
On Christmas Eve the sleigh bells ring
Jingling through the fog
And the second reindeer on the right
Looks like Santa's dog

Now his dog was most adventurous
And dearly loved to roam,
But on one night each wintertime
They made him stay at home.

A wise owl in a Christmas tree
Thought it rather odd
That the second reindeer on the right
Looked like Santa's dog

Now, everyone who has a dog
Believes that they can't fly.
But Santa's dog is dogged
So perhaps he had a try.

An astronaut way up in space
Noted in his log
That the second reindeer on the right
Looked like Santa's dog

The poor thing has no antlers
He may be getting old
But Santa's dog has husky blood
To protect him from the cold

A lone policeman on patrol
On his weary homeward plod
Thought the second reindeer on the right
Was possibly Santa's dog.

Soon everyone was tucked up tight
Sleeping like a log
But the very first one to close his eyes
Was definitely Santa's dog.
© 2006 M Metcalfe

Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy Santa's Dog Song.  Take a longer break and fetch more dog songs at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many original songs about dogs we've collected over the years.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Are You the Lucky Winner in the For Love of a Dog Jewelry December Giveaway?

Congratulations to
Jennifer Leigh Dace!

She was selected at random by Rafflecopter from 1,166 entries
and will receive this festive handmade artisan lampwork bead and 
crystal dog bone bracelet.
Thanks so much to everyone 
who entered our giveaway!
Want to make sure you know about all of our giveaways?
Fetch our Talking Dogs Giveaway Page 
or our For Love of a Dog Giveaway page and follow us on Facebook
You'll be the first to know about our next giveaway!

Right now we're giving away some For Love of a Dog earrings in the
#Advent4Dogs Giveaway hosted by Kol’s Notes, Dogthusiast, Heart Like a Dog, NEPA Pets & Wag’n’Woof Pets.


Enter at Kol's Notes
Of course, you don't have to wait for a giveaway 
to enjoy a piece of my handcrafted jewelry!  
for barking good holiday gifts for pet lovers! 
 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Shop Handmade Jewelry Directly from the Artists - SRAJD #HolidayGiftGuide


I'm very excited to share with you the 2014 SRAJD Holiday Gift Guide which brings together a group of especially talented jewelry artisans and craftspeople.

SRAJD stands for Self Representing Artist in Jewelry Design.  SRAJD is an international organization of jewelry designers who create and sell their own jewelry. When you make a purchase from an SRAJD member you are buying directly from and supporting that artist.


I'm proud to be a long time member of SRAJD for both my For Love of a Dog Jewelry and Bittersweet Ridge Jewelry businesses.  


I know you'll enjoy looking through our beautiful gift guide because it is filled with unique handcrafted artisan jewelry.  You're bound to find the perfect holiday gift!




 Remember - When buying from an artist, you're buying more than just a thing.  You're buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment of someone's life. 

Give a gift of the heart.  Shop handmade!

After you've browsed the SRAJD Holiday Gift Guide
be sure to enter the For Love of a Dog Jewelry
December giveaway!

http://www.talking-dogs.com/2014/12/dog-bone-bracelet-giveaway-from-for.html

Enter now! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Grumpy Santa Dog, Pensive Reindeer Dog, and a Poser - Wordless Wednesday

 Rudy does not want to be Santa Claus!

Jeffie makes a very pensive reindeer dog.

Rosie has figured out there are treats involved in posing with humiliating headgear!



http://www.talking-dogs.com/2014/12/dog-bone-bracelet-giveaway-from-for.html


Monday, December 8, 2014

Adopt Boudreaux a Hound Mix Dog @WaysideWaifs in KCMO



This handsome boy is Boudreaux.  He's a hound dog mix and nearly 2 years old.  Even with lots of pep and energy, Boudreaux is fast learning to walk nicely on a leash.  As you can see in his adoption video, he sits nicely for treats and loves running zoomies!

Here's what Boudreaux has to say about himself in his adoption message:
Hi there! I'm Boudreaux, a 1 ½ year old hound mix and I'm looking for a new home. I was transferred to Wayside from another shelter that had run out of space. I'm thankful for so many things here at Wayside - love and attention from the staff and volunteers, healthy food and treats, a nice, safe place to sleep. All of those things are nice, but I've spent way too much time in shelters lately. I'm ready to go home! I have dreams and plans for a fun, active life in a loving family, and I'm ready to start NOW!!! Please keep reading about me - maybe you'll realize that I'm the special one who's been missing from your life!

I'm a happy boy - big, fun and athletic, with lots of energy and ambition! I want a family who will appreciate my active, inquisitive personality. I love going on walks and exploring with my humans, and I have to admit I'm kind of passionate about chasing squirrels and other small critters! That particular talent of mine will come in very handy if you need some help chasing unwanted critters out of your yard, but when we're walking together on leash, it would be best if I wore a harness so you'll have better control if I get distracted. It's no big deal - I look very handsome in my harness, and lots of dogs wear them. It will make our walks much more pleasant for both of us.


Speaking of looking handsome, hopefully you noticed my pictures! I'm a real handsome guy, beautifully marked in champagne and white, and I've got a sleek, athletic build. I've been told I've got some of the softest silkiest ears ever! They're kind of irresistible to my human friends here at Wayside, and that's OK with me because I happen to LOVE ear rubs, especially after my daily exercise! Being a hound and all, I do love outside activities, but I also love people and want to be with my family wherever they are. Please don't leave me alone out in the yard for long periods of time - I could get bored and start looking for mischief! I hope I find a home where I'm included in family activities as much as possible. Hounds like me are goofy and fun, but can also become bored and anxious when separated too long from the people they love, and believe me....I will love you to pieces!!

Because of my need for lots of exercise and my high prey drive, I need a home with no cats, and no small furry critters, and I'd also love a large, well fenced yard. It's just that when I catch a good scent, I really want to go after it and I could have a tendency to jump. I know my family will want to keep me safe, and I sure wouldn't want to escape, get lost and worry them. A good fence will really help with all of that. Because I'm big and energetic, for now it would be best if there were no kids under 5 in my new home. It's just that I might accidently knock over a toddler, and I'd feel awful about that!
I like some other dogs, but I can be kind of rude in my play style with them, and I need to work on my doggy social skills. I really should meet all family members before going home - especially dogs and kids. I really want it to work out between us FOREVER, and whatever we can do up front to ensure that, I'm all for it!
I am a super smart and focused guy. I'm treat motivated and I already know how to sit when you ask. I'm very trainable, and I would definitely benefit from basic obedience training. The staff here at Wayside recommends positive reinforcement training. That's when I'm rewarded with praise and healthy treats when I'm a good boy. That helps me know what's expected of me, and I'll try my best to please you. Please ask the adoption counselor for more information about this. The folks here also think I'm at least partially housebroke, because I know to potty when I go outside. Please be patient with me though - it's hard to learn and maintain good house manners when you've lived in a shelter for a while. It may take a little time for me get used to my new environment, and learn what's expected of me in my new home. I promise your patience will be worth it!

So what do you think?! Are you as anxious to meet me as I am to meet you?! I hope so! Did I mention that my bags are packed and I'm waiting for you at my kennel door? When you take me home with you, it will be the best day of my life! Please, oh please....let that be today!!!
Love, Boudreaux

Be sure to watch Boudreaux's adoption video and then call Wayside Waifs at 816-761-8151.  His adoption ID number is  23852570  The adoption fee for Boudreaux is $65.




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 new Tuesday's Tails Facebook page and give us a like! Please help spread the word about these beautiful animals via social media and let's find them forever homes! 

We Have a Winner! Rescue Me, Maybe by Jackie Bouchard Book Giveaway!

Congratulations to 
Ashley Matthews!

She was selected at random by Rafflecopter from 490 entries
as the winner of our 
a signed paperback edition of Rescue Me, Maybe by Jackie Bouchard.
 
 
Thanks so much to everyone 
who entered our giveaway!
Want to make sure you know about all of our giveaways?
Fetch our Talking Dogs Giveaway Page 
or our For Love of a Dog Giveaway page and follow us on Facebook
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Right now we have another pawsome giveaway to celebrate the holidays! 
 
http://www.talking-dogs.com/2014/12/dog-bone-bracelet-giveaway-from-for.html
 

Stay alert! We'll be celebrating the holidays
with another December giveaway in the 
Advent Calendar for Dog Lovers at Kol's Notes!
 
Of course, you don't have to wait for a giveaway 
to enjoy a piece of my handcrafted jewelry!  
for barking good holiday gifts for pet lovers! 
 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

All About That Pit by the Streetdog Foundation - Dog Song Saturday

It's time for some fun at Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs.  Get ready to smile!  

Today's dog song music video is All About That Pit.  The Streetdog Foundation put together this very creative video in honor of October's Pit Bull Awareness Month.

The Streetdog Foundation is a Memphis, Tennessee based dog rescue organization committed to finding loving, permanent homes for stray and abandoned animals in Shelby County.  They do not have a facility, nor do they receive any assistance from the government.  They rely solely on their community, volunteers, foster families, and donations.

A parody of the hit song All About That Bass, by Meghan Trainor,  I have to say that I really like the dog lyrics best.
Because you know
I'm all about that pit
'Bout that pit, no poodle
I'm all about that pit
'Bout that pit, no poodle
I'm all about that pit
'Bout that pit, no poodle
I'm all about that pit
'Bout that pit

Yeah, it's pretty clear, I ain't no Labradoodle
But I can be a good dog
Like I'm supposed to do
'Cause I got that big grin that all the dogs chase
And all the right muscles in all the right places

I see the magazines, or read those fru-fru blogs
They think that shih tzus rule
Won’t market other dogs
If you’re a bully breed, raise your head up
'Cause you’re a pretty witty pitty
From the bottom to the top

Streetdog they told me don't worry about your size (my bully-bully. my bully)
They said, "Folks like a big ol’ warm bully to hold at night."(my bully-bully, my bully
You know I won't be no full blooded papered designer dog (my bully-bully, my bully)
So if that's what you're into then go ahead and move along ( my bully-bully pup)

Because you know
I'm all about that pit
'Bout that pit, no poodle
I'm all about that pit
'Bout that pit, no poodle
I'm all about that pit
'Bout that pit, no poodle
I'm all about that pit
'Bout that pit

I'm bringing Bully back
Go ahead and tell them snotty pure-breeds that
No I'm just playing. I know ya think we’re bad
But I'm here to tell ya
You’re a pretty witty pitty from the bottom to the top

Streetdog they told me don't worry about your size (my bully-bully. my bully)
They said, "Folks like a big ol’ warm bully to hold at night."(my bully-bully, my bully
You know I won't be no full blooded papered designer dog (my bully-bully, my bully)
So if that's what you're into then go ahead and move along ( my bully-bully pup)

Because you know
I'm all about that pit
'Bout that pit, no poodle
I'm all about that pit
'Bout that pit, no poodle
I'm all about that pit
'Bout that pit, no poodle
I'm all about that pit
'Bout that pit
Sit. Stay.  Grab a dog to cuddle while you sing along! Relax and enjoy All About That Pit by the Streetdog Foundation.  If you're in the mood, fetch more dog songs and music videos here at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many original songs about dogs we've collected!
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Friday, December 5, 2014

Flyball Fetch Tennis Ball Dog Jewelry - Holiday Gifts for Dog Lovers


Not every dog is a Flyball star, but a lot of dogs love to play fetch with tennis balls.  That's why so many dog lovers like my handmade fetch themed dog jewelry.  Few dog lovers could resist smiling big when opening a Christmas gift containing one of these necklaces, bracelets, or earrings!

Yes, you can choose from hand stamped dog bone tennis ball bracelets and necklaces.  Even barking good earrings.   Some include handmade artisan lampwork beads, gemstones and crystals.  Almost all include hand crafted porcelain three dimensional tennis balls.  Did I mention how cute these are?

Shown above are just a few examples.

Fetch my handmade fetch dog jewelry for pawsome holiday gifts.  Right now you can save because these jewelry pieces are included in the huge holiday sale at For Love of a Dog.  Plus, you'll receive fast, free standard shipping (to US addresses.)

Shop For Love of a Dog Jewelry now!

Dog Bone Bracelet Giveaway from For Love of a Dog Jewelry


I'm so glad November is over.  Short month with Rosie's birthday, the Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs and Dog Lovers, and  the Thanksgiving holiday meant that I totally forgot to do a November giveaway of my For Love of a Dog Jewelry!

It's definitely time for a giveaway!

Enter to win a little something for yourself or to give as a gift to a special friend who loves dogs.  This giveaway ends in time for the winner to enjoy wearing their prize to holiday parties!

This dog bone bracelet is one of a kind. The focal is a handmade porcelain ceramic white dog bone with three dimensional details. Then I combined coordinating big fat red brilliantly faceted irridescent Austrian crystals and handmade artisan lampwork beads. 

Each lampwork bead is unique and include sweet three dimensional raised flower blossoms, plus beautiful scrolling designs.  Clear crystals add more sparkles. Bright, lively colors with a floral touch make for pretty bling!

 This dog bone bracelet is hand wire wrapped with silver jeweler's wire. Be sure to check out the adorable silver dog collar and dog bone toggle clasp.

 Enter to win this bracelet!

 Giveaway Rules:
1. There will be one winner (chosen at random by Rafflecopter) and they will receive this dog bone bracelet which will be custom sized for them. 

2. This giveaway is open worldwide.  However, non-US residents will probably not receive the bracelet before the first of the new year due to international shipping.

4. The winner will be announced on December 12 here on Talking Dogs blog, plus the winner will receive an email from me that morning.   If I do not receive a response to that email within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rafflecopter misbehaving?  Sorry about that.  It happens sometimes.  Make sure you're looking at this individual blog post and then try refreshing the page.  OR click on the linked phrase "a Rafflecopter giveaway" (just above this paragraph) and you'll be taken to the entry form. 

Remember to shop the holiday sale at For Love of a Dog Jewelry for barking good Christmas gifts for dog lovers!
 

Thank you to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief!
 We're Also joining the Fido's Freebie Friday blog hop hosted by Dog Tipper, All Things Dog Blog, Doggies and Stuff and To Dog With Love. If you have a giveaway on your blog, join us! 

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

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dog Mom Jewelry - Holiday Gifts for Dog Lovers


If you have a dog lady on your Christmas gift shopping list, I just have to suggest that you check out my handmade Dog Mom jewelry.  Each Dog Mom bracelet and necklace are one of a kind artisan pieces.   

Most combine hand sculpted porcelain dog bones with an assortment of handmade lampwork beads, gemstones and crystals.  You'll find a few hand stamped dog bone bracelets, too.  Like my Foster Dog Mom pieces. 

Shown above are just a very few of my Dog Mom bracelets to give you an idea of colors and variety.  You'll note some have sweet heart charms proclaiming I love my Dog.  Charming dog collar and dog bone toggle clasps or large paw print lobster claw clasps are my favorites to use when creating jewelry for dog moms!

Personally, I'm proud to be a "dog mom" and love wearing my dog mom jewelry.  Guaranteed to spark conversation about my favorite topic:  my dogs!

Fetch the Dog Mom jewelry at For Love of a Dog for unique holiday gifts!  You'll receive fast, free standard shipping (to US addresses) and you'll be supporting a small handmade business.

Shop For Love of a Dog Jewelry now!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

We Have A Winner! Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs Shaggy Chic T-shirts Giveaway

Congratulations to
Becky!

She was selected at random by Rafflecopter from 800 entries
and will receive a 6 month subscription to Shaggy Chic Apparel's T-Shirt of the month Club!

Thanks so much to everyone 
who entered our giveaway!
Want to make sure you know about all of our giveaways?
Fetch our Talking Dogs Giveaway Page 
or our For Love of a Dog Giveaway page and follow us on Facebook
You'll be the first to know about our next giveaway!

Right now we have another pawsome giveaway 
to celebrate our Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs and Dog Lovers!
ENTER NOW!

Stay alert! We'll be celebrating the holidays
with a December giveaway from For Love of a Dog Jewelry!
Of course, you don't have to wait for a giveaway 
to enjoy a piece of my handcrafted jewelry!  
for barking good holiday gifts for pet lovers! 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Celebrate Shelter Pets Day - The Shelter Pet Project

It's here - the Fifth Annual Celebrate Shelter Pets Day!

The Shelter Pet Project - a joint effort between The Ad Council, Maddie's Fund and the Humane Society of the United States - is a public service ad campaign focused on spreading the word that pets in shelters are amazing.

The goal:  to eliminate the stereotype that there's something wrong with shelter pets and to make shelters the first choice for people adding a pet to their family.

Today's the day you can help shelter pets take over Facebook and Twitter, too.  Spread the #ShelterPetLove with your Facebook posts and tweets.

Jeffie - adopted from an animal shelter
Almost all of my dogs and cats were adopted from an animal shelter.  The most recent:  Jeffie and Rosie.  In addition, Talking Dogs is a co-host of the Tuesday Tails pet blogger hop which promotes adoption of shelter pets.


Rosie - adopted from an animal shelter
I can personally testify that "rescued" doesn't not mean there's anything at all "wrong" with a pet. Most animals in shelters have ended up there through no fault of their own: their owners could no longer keep them (moving, change in family situations) or they have somehow gotten separated from their human family.
  
Some were “accidents” born to parents that weren’t neutered or spayed and became part of a situation where there were too many mouths to feed at home.  Shelters accept such animals in need and help to find them new, caring families.

If you’ve ever opened your heart to a shelter pet, your help is now needed to get the word out to other potential adopters.  On December 2, join the Celebrate Shelter Pets project on Facebook and Twitter with your personal story of how you met & fell in love with your adopted pet.
  
Be sure to include your pet’s name & history along with your favorite memories & silly stories.  Photos are great, too! Linking to the pages of your favorite animal shelter, Maddie’s Fund & The Shelter Pet Project are also great ways to help more pets find homes and loving families.

For more information on Celebrate Shelter Pets Day fetch the Shelter Pet Project on Facebook
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