‘Bring Your Dog To Work Day’ aims to raise money for charity on June 21

Farah R. | Positive Outlooks

If you’ve always wanted to bring your dog to work, it’s your chance to do on Bring Your Dog To Work Day this Friday, June 21! Aside from a whole lot of fun for dogs and their parents, this event is dedicated to raising money to help several animal charities.

Also known as Take Your Dog To Work Day, the annual holiday allows pet-owners to bring their dog with them to the office – that is, if their company allows it. So don’t get too excited, okay? Make sure that bringing your pooch to work is legal and boss-approved!

This year marks the 21st year that the holiday is celebrated in the US and the 4th year in the UK. The event occurs annually on the first Friday after US Father’s Day and aims to support dog lovers and their pets through fundraising.

In the US, the holiday was commenced by Pet Sitters International in 1999. PSI is a database for professional pet sitters and dog walkers where people can search for available pet sitters. Their objective for starting BYDTWD was for people without dogs to see the bond that their co-workers have with theirs, so as to encourage them to adopt one of their own.

The charity initiative supports the well-being of dogs without homes and the welfare of dogs around the world.

In the UK, several animal charities benefit from the funds raised such as All Dogs Matter, an organization that rescues and finds homes for more than 400 dogs in London every year. Another is Animal Asia, an international charity that aims to stop the practice of bear bile farming, as well as the improvement of the welfare of dogs in China and Vietnam.

In the US, participants are called to donate animal charities of their choice.

Aside from helping animals, bringing your dog with you to work is scientifically proved to be good for you too. According to studies, the presence of pets in the workplace can help reduce a person’s stress level.

Employees who take their pooch with them to work reported increased levels of job satisfaction and had a more positive perception of their employer.

“Not only are there proven benefits to having pets at work, like lowered blood pressure, lessened anxiety and increased physical activity, but it also helps attract and retain employees, especially among millennial workers,” said Chanda Leary-Coutu, director of consumer experience for Wellness Natural Pet Food.

If your company does participate in the holiday, there are a few key things to remember. First, confirm that your workplace is a dog-friendly space – meaning, there should be no exposed wires or any dangerous appliances that they can chew on.

Remember to bring a water bowl, snacks, toys, and any other necessities for your dog to ensure that his office experience will be comfortable. Be mindful as well of your pup’s bathroom needs – you wouldn’t want to stink up the whole office, wouldn’t you?

To commemorate the event, make sure to take photos of your new “co-workers” this Friday! If you are from the UK, you may even win a dog-themed gift from event sponsors if you donate and upload a picture of your dog at work to the Dog with a Job Hall of Fame.



Today Is “Adopt a Dog”


This Shelter is Closing


Those that are not adopted will either be euthanized or transfer to a different shelter, no decision has been made yet!

This weekend plan a visit to your local rescue shelter, where your new best friend is waiting for you


Rescue pets aren’t problem pets, they’re just very unlucky.

So please visit your local shelter today and help save a life.


Petition · Chief Thomas J. Nestel III: Keep K-9 Abal with his handler Officer Galanti · Change.org

Nicole Galanti started this petition to Chief Thomas J. Nestel III

As I sit here heartsick with tears falling, I am haunted by my 10 year old crying himself to sleep. My daughter, sobbing, and my husband trying his best to stay strong for us.

On March 23, 2018 my husband, Officer Richard Galanti of the SEPTA Transit Police Department received a memo from work, they would be transferring him from his K9 unit effective April 1, 2018. They would notify him at a later date of the future of his dog Abal.

Four days later they informed him that Abal would be reassigned to another handler. March 30, 2018, he was instructed to bring Abal to the kennel on the morning of April 3, 2018, where the dog will stay until another handler is found.

There was no warning, no reprimand, no explanation or reason. Only the sudden unjust, unsupported transfer of one of the most experienced k9 handlers in the department and the removal of our beloved working dog Abal.

As a family we know loss. We lost our son and brother Benjamin (14yo) in June 2014, a week later Rich lost his mom to cancer. Every day we survive that loss together as a family. Abal, who adored Ben, has been an important part of that healing for me and my children but especially for my husband.

Abal is not only a work dog, to us he is family. Abal was rescued as a stray on the streets of NY. He was trained and assigned to my husband and our family in the fall of 2013. We brought him home and fell in love with him. We are the only family he has ever known.

It breaks my heart to know, that on Tuesday April 3, he will be ripped from us. Away from our love, his home, his toys, and his comfy bed. He will be placed in a kennel alone, confused and feeling abandoned once more.

Abal is almost 7 years old and has worked for the last five years. When we found out about the transfer we hoped and asked that he would be retired.

We also asked to possibly purchase a new dog for the department in exchange for Abal. (Although, how we will be able to do that I’m not sure). We haven’t yet received an answer, other than he will be reassigned.

Please help try to make Septa Transit Police Department’s do the right thing. Retire K-9 Abal to Officer Galanti.


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Funniest & Cutest Husky Videos #23 – Compilation 2017 – YouTube


Many Siberian Huskies are winding up in your local shelters….as a husky lover who has shared my home with these fun-loving, too intelligent for their own good Mischief Makers, loves the outdoors and sheds all over your clothes and keep you on your toes, talks and even argue with you….LOL

Please go to your local shelter and bring one or two home… Because you never can have too many good friends to have fun with and love your crazy personality. 🐺 💖 🐺


The President of South Korea Just Adopted a Dog Who Was Rescued From a Meat Farm! | One Green Planet

The President of South Korea Just Adopted a Dog Who Was Rescued From a Meat Farm!

Michelle Neff
July 29, 2017

In South Korea alone, two million dogs are slaughtered a year for their meat. The dogs, some of which are bred for consumption while others are captured homeless dogs or even stolen pets, live a miserable existence in farms that closely mirror the horrors of factory farms. Dogs spend their lives trapped in small, barren wire cages, without any access to proper care or even the most basic needs.

Learning about the dog meat trade is nothing but distressing for any animal lover. But knowing there are countless organizations, activists, and celebrities urging for a ban on the dog meat trade gives us hope. Great strides have been made to ban the dog meat trade and we will continue to fight. In April, we got word that Taiwan will become the first Asian country to ban the consumption of dog and cat meat. What’s more, the majority of citizens in China do not agree with the dog meat trade and have been actively working to end this barbaric practice.

And now we have even more promising news in the fight to end the cruel dog meat trade! The country’s new President, Moon Jae-in promised during the election that he would adopt a dog from an animal sanctuary … and he did!
Moon Jae-in followed through on his campaign promise and adopted a dog from animal rights group Coexistence of Animal Rights of Earth (CARE). 

The announcement came from the Cheong Wa Dae (“The Blue House” Facebook page, which is the President’s official residence in Seoul). The adorable dog named Tory is the country’s new “First Dog”

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency notes that the adoption of Tony is the first time a shelter dog has become a “First Dog” 

CARE campaigns against the brutal dog meat trade in Asia so President Moon’s adoption of Tory is being hailed as a strong message against the trade.

CARE rescued Tory from a dog meat farm two years ago, but had trouble finding him a home due to prejudices against black dogs in South Korea. Looks like little Tory now has the perfect home with President Moon! 

Tory joins President Moon’s other two pets, a dog called Maru and a former shelter cat named Jjing-jjing. 

According to Yonhap new agency, President Moon says the adoption shows, “that both humans and animals should be free from prejudice and discrimination.” 

While President Moon has yet to enact a ban on the dog meat trade, instead focusing on phasing out the industry, many in South Korea see the President’s adoption of Tory as sending a strong message in support of animal rights.

For more information on the amazing work Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE) does to protect our four-legged friends, visit their website here. Please consider making a donation in support of their life-saving work to end the dog meat trade.

And please, always adopt and never shop!

Lead image source: Cheong Wa Dae/Facebook

Petition update · Baron was just adopted! · Change.org

Justice for a dog whose nose and ears were cut off. 

by DoggoPupper · 272,975 supporters

Petition update
Mar 3, 2017 — We’re very excited to share that Baron has found his forever home after being adopted by a loving couple who heard about this story!
“The Michigan Humane Society is happy to share the exciting news that Baron, the injured rottweiler, has found his forever home! We would like to thank everyone involved in his recovery for their time and dedication. To everyone that called, emailed, donated or shared his story, you have our gratitude. It’s because of your support that rescues like Baron’s are possible.”

Read the full story and watch a video of Baron and his new family: https://doggopupper.com/2017/03/03/someone-cut-off-this-dogs-nose-and-ears-but-just-found-his-forever-home/

Then be sure to share the story so we can raise even more awareness about the importance of adopting dogs in need:

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Remember, Baron’s abuser hasn’t been caught yet — so keep sharing his story. Someone knows what happened to him.


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Petition update · BREAKING: 79 3-Strike Wild Horses and Burros will be SOLD! · Change.org

Bring emergency shelter and shade to captive wild horses and burros
by Protect Mustangs · 42,338 supporters
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BREAKING: 79 3-Strike Wild Horses and Burros will be SOLD!
Protect Mustangs

Jul 9, 2016 — Dear Friends of Wild Horses & Burros,

All of the wild horses and burros known as the #Nevada79 have received 3-Strikes and are now considered Sale Eligible thus losing their protections. 12 are located at the Palomino Valley Center outside Reno, Nevada and 67 are located at the facility in Fallon, Nevada known as Indian Lakes. Go here to see the list: http://protectmustangs.org/?p=9201

Let’s make sure none of them go to kill buyers signing on the dotted line and lying to BLM.

Most of these wild horses and burros will be put on the Internet Adoption for Sale starting next week here: http://www.blm.gov/adoptahorse

Let’s get them into loving homes in pairs. Let’s get all of them to safety!



Anne Novak
Executive Director
Protect Mustangs



Protect Mustangs is an organization who protects and preserves native and wild horses. We are a member of the Alliance for Wild Horses and Burros https://www.facebook.com/Alliance-for-Wild-Horses-and-Burros-282933648725820/

BLM explains how they create 3-Strike wild horses: http://protectmustangs.org/?p=2811

Sign and share the petition for Shade & Shelter: https://www.change.org/p/bring-emergency-shelter-and-shade-to-captive-wild-horses-and-burros

BREAKING: 79 3-Strike Wild Horses and Burros from PVC and Fallon are Offered FOR SALE on the Internet #Nevada79
BREAKING: 79 3-Strike Wild Horses and Burros from PVC and Fallon are Offered FOR SALE on the Internet #Nevada79
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A Win but THE FIGHT ISN’T OVER! 500 out of 1,800 wild horses will receive shade in FY 2017
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Petition · Montgomery County commissioners and Sheriff Tommy Gage: Let me adopt my former K-9 partner · Change.org


Pit Bulls May Wait In Shelters Up To 3 Times As Long, Because Of A Meaningless Label | Care2 Causes


How We Could Save More Dogs From Death Row by Changing One Thing

By: Jessica Ramos
March 29, 2016

Whether we like it or not, labels matter — even for dogs. New research from Arizona State University published in PLOS ONE, suggests labels could even lead to a potential death sentence, if you’re a pit bull.

Pit Bulls Wait 3 Times as Long to be Adopted

The pit bull went from America’s darling dog to one of the most feared (and misunderstood) dogs today. Their fall from grace is evident in stories like Olive’s. Olive the Pit Bull was brought in as a stray and stayed in the shelter for approximately 11 years. Olive was lucky enough to find her forever home, but so many dogs like her aren’t — and our arbitrary labels aren’t helping their cause.

According to Science Daily, researchers from Arizona State University wanted to know if breed identification influences adoption. The researchers found that dogs labeled as “pit bulls” could wait three times as long to be adopted from shelters into their forever homes compared to their lookalikes without the label or labelled as another breed.

Compared to other breeds, like Labradors, pits were perceived as less friendly and more aggressive. They also were considered less “attractive” than their lookalikes. Weird, right?
Love This? Never Miss Another Story.

Even the researchers were surprised by how much the pit bull label influences perception and, ultimately, adoption. As researcher Lisa Gunter from Arizona State University explains, “We were surprised how very similar looking dogs sometimes get labelled ‘pit bull’ and other times as something completely different. These dogs may look and act the same, but the pit bull label damns them to a much longer wait to adoption,” reports Science Daily.

Ultimately, the researchers recommend losing the pit bull label to stop inadvertently penalizing these dogs in the shelter setting.

Heartbreaking Pit Bull Statistics

If you thought that Olive’s story was sad, she’s actually one of the lucky ones — not only for getting adopted, but for staying in the shelter system for the 11 years that she did.

According to Pit Bull Rescue Central (PBCR) 200 pit bulls are euthanized in Los Angeles County animal shelters every single day.

PBCR emphasizes that “for homeless pit bulls the death sentence is almost always automatic.”

Villalobos Rescue Center (made popular by the TV show Pit Bulls and Parolees) had this to say about the pit bull plight in Los Angeles: “The pit bull population has now risen to 40% of all the dogs in 12 shelters in Los Angeles. That means that almost half of the entire Los Angeles dog population is pits or pit mixes! Most are strays, tossed out like dirty laundry. It’s heartbreaking.”

Sadly, the plight of pit bulls is not limited to Los Angeles County. A 2013 Nat Geo Wild infographic reveals that:

60 percent of the total dogs euthanized in U.S. shelters are pit bulls
30 percent of the total dogs admitted to shelters are labeled pit bulls
86.7 percent of pit bulls admitted to open admission shelters are euthanized

Do you know what the worst part of this sad situation is? There’s no such thing as a pit bull.

As Bark Post explains, the pit bull label is just “an umbrella term that most people use to refer to different types of dogs – the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, any mixes thereof, and any dog that vaguely resembles these dogs.”

The breed isn’t real, but the stigma has real consequences. And time and again pit bulls prove that they can be great dogs with the correct guidance and training when they get a second chance. Remember how Jericho the Pit Bull went from death row to being an amazing service dog?



Hank is Deteriorating Behind The Bars of His Boarding Kennel

612b9b4622f1e89d0c14cb201e3c7fb9 Hank is a sweet 2 year old pitbull through no fault of his had to be returned from his foster home because one of the dogs was bullying him now he’s back at the kennel and he doesn’t like to be alone

Hank wants a forever home


Serbia: 8/2/15 – News From Felix Shelter About Fiona – She Is Doing Just Fine !

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Above – Fiona now after the surgery

Below – immediately after her paw had to be amputated.

fiona paw amputated

Fiona’s doing great, even though she’s a tripod kitty now 🙂 Before it started snowing, she was cheerfully hopping through the yard, scratching cat posts and having fun as if nothing had changed, but now that everything’s white, cold and wet outside, she’s spending most of her time indoors.

A huge thank you to all of you who contributed towards the costs of her surgery and post operative care, thus enabling this beautiful girl to enjoy life again!


winter has come 2015

Yet another snowstorm has hit us yesterday. It’s a heavy, wet snow that never stays around for a long time because it’s just not cold enough.

Although the actual outside temperature is around 0 degrees Celsius, the “feels like” temperature is much lower. The stinging wind that brought us the snow chills you right…

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These 18 Before and After Photos of Adopted Dogs Will Warm Your Heart


Before N After Adoption is a subreddit dedicated to sharing before and after photos of adopted animals. The heartwarming images show abandoned animals in their new and loving homes and it’s just wonderful to see.

The subreddit was created after a series of posts on reddit went viral (here and here) and people have now shared over 150 of their own photos of their adopted pets. To see more be sure to check out Before N After Adoption on reddit.



Photograph via wndrgls on reddit

2. Spokey

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Photograph by goldie0702 on reddit

3. Jackson

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Photograph by AUChris03 on reddit

4. Pillow

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Photograph by Gniwa on reddit

5. Max

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Photograph by mdr0124 on reddit


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Photograph by casey2193 on reddit

7. Mr. Whiskey Party

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8. Charlotte

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Photograph by hooley1121 on reddit


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Group matching veterans with retired K-9s


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ANNISTON, Ala. — A Piedmont veteran is continuing his mission to start a nonprofit and pair dogs that served overseas with men and women who served overseas.

Brian Friddle, of Stokesdale, is in the process of forming an organization called American Paws of Brotherhood.

His vision was to help bring home retired K-9s that served in Afghanistan and Iraq with contract groups or the military. He wants to pair them with veterans struggling with PTSD so they can help heal each other.

Friddle found a group in Alabama called AMK9 Academy that is helping do just that already. The company trains dogs for law enforcement, contract groups or military work.

When the dogs retire, they bring them back to Alabama to be adopted by anyone.

“They’ve served their country, and they’re retired now either because of age, medical or workability issues so we’re trying to give them…

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Pit Bull survives a fire, and then left behind by his family. Please Share.

Saving Two Homeless Dogs Hiding in a Junkyard! Please SHARE so we can find them a home together

Elderly former service dog dumped at shelter to die

Chinchillas Are Waiting For New Homes

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There are many chinchillas being kept as pets. Subjectively, I believe most of them are in homes unsuited for these rodents whose looks make them more “likable” than for example rats. Since chinchillas can live for up to twenty years chances are they will not be kept by the same people their whole lives. These little animals come from the Andes mountain range, do not like heat nor high humidity. But more often than not, they have to live in surroundings totally unsuitable for them. And then there is their beautiful fur. Some people would rather wear their chinchilla as coat than take care of the live animal.

“Valley View Chinchilla Ranch masqueraded as a breeder of “pets,” despite slaughtering, skinning, and selling the pelts of any chinchillas who supposedly did not “work out” as companions and even going so far as to hide its involvement in…

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Soldiers reunite with dogs and cats they rescued in Afghanistan


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KABUL, Afghanistan — Staff Sgt. Edwin Caba served in Afghanistan for nearly three years. Like his fellow soldiers, he longed for a sense of normalcy during his tours.

“We’d spend hours not sleeping, and rushing to eat meals, and staying on guard,” said Caba, 26.

When a litter of puppies was born on the base where Caba served, the animals provided just the relief he needed.

“You walk in, and the dogs are wagging their tails, jumping on your legs and so excited to see you,” Caba said. “You forget that you’re halfway across the world, in a desert, with hostile things going on.”

The soldiers began feeding, bathing and caring for the puppies, and Caba bonded with one in particular.

“She was sleeping on her back, with her mouth wide open, her tongue out a little bit and it was such a dopey thing to do —…

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A scared homeless dog gets rescued, transformed, kissed by Betty White, and then… you’ll see ;-)

Another Hope For Paws Rescue this week!