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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Adopt sweet little Chandra....

He needs a good solid forever home.... with lots of love, attention, and patience...
http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=14944871

Adopt Sweet Sophie


Hi, I’m Sophie. I’m a Rottweiler mix, around 6 years old. I’m kind of the grandma at Bark Avenue. I’ve been here a long time. I’ve seen lots of dogs and cats come in and I’ve watched them all go home with families. I keep hoping someone will take me home someday, too. My life hasn’t been all that great really. My last family just opened the gates when they decided they didn’t want me anymore. I wandered around for a while and that wasn’t easy. You see, my leg was broken when I was little and no one took me to see a doctor. It healed but the leg is permanently turned outward. The doctors say I’m ok but I will always have a limp. I’m really lucky that Bark Avenue Foundation found me and I’ve learned that not all people are bad. I get lots of love and affection here but I really want to have a family of my own. I’m a friendly, loving girl and I will kiss you every day if I can come live with you.

Adopt Rex he has until 11/09/09 to live!


Rex
Breed: Rottweiler
Age: Young adultGender: Male
Size: Large, HasShots,
Shelter Information:
Delano Animal Shelter
1525 METTLER AVENUE
Delano, CA
Shelter dog ID: REX
Contacts:
Phone: 661-721-3377
Name: GLENDA MILLER
email:dpdanimalcontrol@yahoo.com
About Rex: HI I AM REX. I AM A VERY NICE ONE YEAR OLD ROTTWEILER. I AM A REALLY BIG BOY AND THAT DOES SCARE SOME PEOPLE BUT I AM A VERY EASY GOING BOY. I LOVE PEOPLE AND REALLY LOVE THE ONES WHO PAY A LOT OF ATTENTION TO ME AND GIVE ME TREATS. I AM A REAL HAM AND LOVE THE CAMERA. I WAS FOUND AS A STRAY AND A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT I WAS REALLY MEAN. A HOME WITH A LOVING FAMILY AND A BIG YARD WOULD MAKE ME VERY HAPPY. I AM NOT SURE HOW I AM WITH OTHER DOGS. I AM NOT AGGRESSIVE AND CAN GET ALONG WITH THE NICE ONES. The adoption fee is $10.00 plus the cost of spay or neuter. If you are interested please contact us right away. E mails are checked daily. The phone number for the shelter is 661-721-3427. We welcome 501c groups to rescue any dog at the shelter. Do to lack of space, time is limited for dogs at a public shelter. Because of the state and local budget problems time is even more limited for shelter dogs. Please let them know that someone cares about what happens to the dogs at the shelter. There is a play area at the shelter for you to get to know the dogs and for them to get to know you. They all deserve a good home. Shelter hours are 9-3:30 weekdays and 9-2 weekends. Directions to the shelter-From freeway 99 take Cecil ave exit-exit 57-, Drive 1.8 miles west on Cecil Ave, turn left on Mettler Ave and the shelter is on the right side of the street.
Don't adopt just because you feel sorry for Rex!
Adoption Should Be A Well Thought Out Decision, It's A Lifetime Commitment.

Friday, September 25, 2009

LAZARUS WAS SAVED!!!!!

Awesome news!! I spoke with Baldwin Park Animal Care and Control and Lazarus was adopted by a rescue!! YAY YAY!!! I hung up the phone and had tears of happiness... Sweet Lazarus was saved from be euthanized tomorrow 10/4/09 and hopefully soon will be in his forever home... From being dumped on the streets to be saved by a wonderful rescue! THANK YOU!!!!!!! Sweet Lazarus I am so happy!




Saturday, September 12, 2009

Little Bear needs a home soon... Rescue me!

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=12534700

More About Little Bear

Little Bear is the cutest girl.She is about 9 years old and is living at a rescue sanctuary. Little Bear needs a soft place ..filled with love..to enjoy this time in her life. . This is what her rescuer wrote to me.."She really is dear for an older or lonely person looking for a darling companion and who needs to feel safe with the little bear as I call her. She loves her little walks and her chew sticks at night.. She falls in your lap sometimes and begs for a few minutes of love and attention. I can do nothing to her but wait for a loving person who needs her. I feel so bad..its not her fault she had a hard life raising puppies for sale on cement most likely. She does nothing wrong- she just isn't dog friendly but not capable to do much about it.".She loves her daily walks and is easy to walk on leash. . Please consider giving Little Bear this chance and you will be rewarded deeply with her gratitude and love. She is spayed and current on shots.
Home without cats preferred
Home without dogs preferred

Little Bear is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

My Contact Info

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Richmond SPCA CEO Robin Starr's Dog Dies After 4 Hours In Hot Car

RICHMOND, Virginia - Robin Starr, longtime CEO of the Richmond SPCA, an anti-animal cruelty group says her 16-year-old dog died after she accidentally left him in her hot car for FOUR hours... click here for article... http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-spca-dog-dies-td-0827,0,3097324.story

SPCA charges people with animal neglect for this exact incident.... hmmmmm think Robin will be charged? Walk the walk don't just talk the talk.

UPDATE - Robin is off the hook.. she is an exception to the law apparently.

A couple clips below of people charged with leaving their dogs in cars for animal neglect... As they/Robin should be!

Woman Arrested After Dog Died in Hot Car


Police Say Dog Left In Hot Car Died

Police said they arrested a woman on a charge of animal neglect after her dog died from being left in a hot car for ONE hour on Monday.


A North Idaho man spent the weekend in jail on charges he killed his dog by keeping it locked up in a car with no water or ventilation.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Booger face



how can you not love that face!!

A sad warning for dog owners - Heatstroke

A warning to everyone with a dog - NEVER EVER leave your dog in a car in warm weather , ever!!  Sadly on May 28, 2009 a Rottweiler named "Buddy" was forgotten about in the back of his owners van and passed away as a result.....  (see article below).   
Please know your car can become a death trap in just a matter of minutes even on a MILD day with your windows open!!  Once a dogs temperature reaches just 106 degrees (101 is a dogs normal temperature) their vital organs are already in serious trouble and your dog will have a heatstroke. And heatstrokes are DEADLY!  
On a hot day your car will climb as fast as 30 degrees per minute  and would only be a matter of a COUPLE MINUTES and your dog would be dead.  For example on a 80 degree day your car can reach 120 degrees in just 10 minutes!  and don't think that a 70 degree day is not hot --  your car will reach the deadly limit within 10 minutes!! 
According to Dr. William Fortune, a professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, "Dogs become less efficient at cooling themselves as the humidity rises. Just like people, dogs are cooled by evaporation. The problem with high humidity is that it decreases evaporation and slows down the cooling process. This time of year we hear a lot about the heat index, which is a measurement of both the temperature and the humidity level, and that is what an owner needs to pay close attention to. There are other factors that hinder canines' ability to cool themselves. They only have sweat glands on the pads of their feet and on their nose, which are inadequate for cooling during hot and humid days. Panting helps dogs cool themselves but they still aren't as efficient at cooling themselves as people are."

If your dog has a heatstroke cool your dog down immediately and get him to a vet!
Cool him down with cool (NOT COLD) water, take him into an air conditioned area, sponge their groin area, tummy area, wet his tongue, place rolled up wet towels against his head, neck, tummy, and between his legs.  When his temperature drops to 104 F or 103 F, stop cooling efforts. Cooling too fast or too much can cause other problems.
 
Signs of a heatstroke
  • Panting
  • Staring
  • Anxious expression
  • Refusal to obey commands
  • Warm, dry skin
  • High fever
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Vomiting
  • Collapse

  • PS and don't leave your dogs outside on hot summer days -- they are in serious danger of a heatstroke and they happen FAST!

    See article - "A sad warning for dog owners"  

    Heatstroke information

    Saturday, June 13, 2009

    FDA Orders EVANGERS to stop shipping pet food - LICENSE SUSPENDED


    By Truman Lewis
    ConsumerAffairs.com


    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today it was suspending Evanger's Dog & Cat Food Co.'s emergency permit to ship pet food because the company's procedures could allow the bacterium that causes botulism to survive in some of its products.


    & FDA link to this suspension. 


    IMPORTANT - if you are currently feeding your pets Evangers stop! 

    Friday, May 22, 2009

    Is Rawhide okay for my dog?



    I have received many emails from many of you asking if it is okay to give your Rottweilers/dogs rawhide. My answer, NO. Do not ever give your Rottweiler/dog rawhide,sterilized bones, or smoked bones. These all can cause intestinal blockages or the sharp edges can tear thru your dog's intestinal wall or stomach lining. This requires immediate surgery IF you catch it soon enough and many times it results in death. Unfortunately I seen this happen to a very close friends dog... RIP BUGSY. 

    Note- If your dogs stool ever looks like tar like in color most likely means your dog is bleeding internally and you need to get your dog into a VET IMMEDIATELY for MEDICAL ATTENTION!!

    So,what toys are safe?
    Oz's favorite toys include the Nylabone big chews and durable chew
    http://www.nylabone.com/products/non-edible/big-chews/, along with Kong Extreme for strong chewers http://www.kongcompany.com/worlds_best.html.  I also have other toys listed under Oz's links -- these are toys that dog do not have a tendency to destroy. But it is always tough with a Rottweiler... Oz's favorite toy... a motorcycle tire.

    If you start your puppy young on the right toys like Nylabones and Kongs that is what they will grow to LOVE them!! Oz has stock in Nylabone, Kong, and Zogoflex.

    Please remember too that many dogs have died from also eating non digestible items like socks, tennis balls, golf balls, nylons, ect... so never leave them on the floor or unattended with puppies or dogs.  

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009

    Rottweilers that need homes

    The most comprehensive Rottweiler website on the Internet.  Dedicated to all the Rottweiler Rescues and Rescued Rottweilers in their care.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2009

    PETA WANTS BAN ON PIT BULLS


    THINK YOU KNOW PETA?  
      PETA thinks the answer is banning Pit Bulls.   Ingrid Newkirk, President of PETA, has stated "these days Pit Bulls are kept for protection by almost every drug dealer and pimp in every major city".  So wait, criminals are going to determine the survival of this breed?  Wow, that's smart... what about people like me, or you, the majority of wonderful pit bulls and people who love these animals.  Clearly this isn't the answer, it doesn't even make sense.  Think about it, if Pit Bulls were outlawed, do you really believe criminals would have a hard time getting one or get rid of them?  If you say yes you're living in a bubble.   And what's to stop the next breed from being banned?  Where does the buck stop?  Ridiculous.  Abuse of power if you asked me. 
    The bottom line is, the law doesn't mean anything to criminals.  It never has, that's why they exist.  

     Here's how to help stop the this vicious cycle --

    Go to the BSL link below and contact your Legislator in your state you can use the sample letters to help you contact them 

    Here's some other breeds that are on PETA's List: American Bulldogs, Siberian Huskies, Great Danes, St. Bernards, Shar Peis, Chow Chows, Doberman Pinschers, Rottweilers, German Sherherds, and the list goes on...

     BSL is Unconstitutional

    The 14th amendment states:

    “No State shall…deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

    http://www.nopitbullbans.com/?page_id=34


    Sunday, April 26, 2009

    Dog CPR


    Here is a breif run down on CPR for your dog or cat. Please keep in mind that the following basic instruction is not intended to take the place of a visit to your veterinary clinic or pet emergency hospital, which should ALWAYS BE YOUR FIRST PLAN IN AN EMERGENCY. However, if treatment can be started on the scene or on the way to the emergency veterinarian, a your dogs life may be saved!

    Any animal, no matter how docile and sweet, can become fiercely protective of himself when in pain so be very careful when approaching an injured animal.  *Do not attempt CPR unless the animal is unconscious, both for safety and for the health of the animal* 

     CPR should never be performed on a conscience, combative animal.

    Airway: First: Call your pet's name to see if there is any response. If no response, carefully lean down close and look, feel and listen.

    Look at the chest to see if there is a rise and fall, feel on your cheek or the back of your hand for breath coming from the nose or mouth, listen for breath sounds.

    Breathing: If the animal is not breathing, pull the tongue out just a little, close the mouth and tilt their head back slightly to open the airway. Administer 4-5 breaths mouth to snout. That is, close their mouth and breathe into their snout through your mouth. If squeamish about this, cover the nose with a light tissue, gauze or other flimsy material. You want to breath out just enough to make the chest rise. Larger dogs will need more breath, little dogs and felines will need much less. Don't give too much or you will injure the lungs.

    Circulation: Check to see if their heart is beating. Check for a heartbeat (pulse). The pulse points on a dog is on the inside of the rear leg, towards the top of the leg. This is the femoral pulse. For cats, the pulse point is on the outside of the left front leg, just behind the shoulder, this is the apical pulse.

    If there is a pulse but no breathing, continue to perform mouth to snout resuscitation at the rate of 1 breath every 3 seconds. For small dogs or cats give 1 breath every two seconds. If there is no pulse, begin CPR.

    For a dog, place the dog on the ground or other hard surface with his right side down. Bend the left front leg at the elbow, pushing the shoulder back. The point on the rib cage where the elbow touches the body is where you place your hands for compression. Place one hand over the other and clasp fingers together. Lock your elbows and perform compressions approximately 2-3 inches deep. Do compressions first, then a breath at the following rates:

    Giant Dogs: 1 breath for every ten compressions, check for pulse

    Small, medium and large dogs: 1 breath for every five compressions, check for pulse

    For cats or toy breed dogs, the technique is a little different. Place the animal flat on the ground but place your hands on either side of the chest directly behind the shoulder blades. Your palms should be over the heart, sandwiching the animals' chest between both hands. Begin compressions at only ½-1 inch deep and give one breath for every three compressions, check for pulse.

    If you can get certified in pet cpr and first aid - it could be what saves your dog someday. 

    Friday, April 24, 2009

    You have decided to get a dog. Look here FIRST




    Adoption is a wonderful choice!!  Your new buddy will thank you FOREVER & EVER!!  

    Dogsindanger.com  is "The last chance to save a life and gain a buddy"  
    This page is connected to shelters around the country and is the dogs last chance at adoption before being euthanized... 

     If you are looking for a new furry companion be sure to take a look here first!  You can select your breed or search "any breed" by state or zip.   

    Remember a dog is a commitment for life. 


    The Rottweiler above was adopted & is living happily ever after with my sister & her family :) 

    Save a life, gain a buddy - dogsindanger.com

    Wednesday, April 22, 2009

    STOP BSL - Breed Specific Legislation




























    Breed Specific Bans

    Coming to a town near you!  If its not already there....  This needs to stop!  

    A group of laws that bans particular breeds, usually pit bulls (a type of dog, not a breed) and sometimes Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Akitas, Dobermans, Chow Chows, and a few others. These laws are usually passed after several attacks by a particular breed so that city councils can assure citizens they are “doing something” about a voter concern.

    But breed bans don't work. They target all dogs of a breed -- the innocent as well as the guilty; are difficult to enforce; and do not end the use of guardian dogs by criminals. If pit bulls in their various incarnations are banned, drug dealers and other felons switch to another breed or mix. In the meantime, the ill-tempered terrier mix that bites the hand that feeds it and the poorly-bred purebred that attacks the neighborhood children pose a far greater danger to people than the obedience-trained American Staffordshire Terrier that is a registered therapy dog but cannot step foot inside the city.

    Far better than breed-specific bans are strict laws to control aggressive dogs of any breed or mix. Known as generic vicious dog laws, they put restrictions on the ownership of dogs that pose a danger to people, restrictions such as confinement in locked, escape-proof kennels while outdoors on the owner's property; muzzles when the dog is off the property; and purchase of a liability insurance policy.

    Source: Dogs and The Law

    Please take a moment to look to see what is happening around the county with BSL and to download sample letters to send to your local legislators.  http://www.rott-n-chatter.com/rottweilers/laws/breedspecific.html

    sample letters http://www.rott-n-chatter.com/rottweilers/laws/sampleletters.html

    See Article on PETA Banning Pitbulls

    Tuesday, March 3, 2009

    Wednesday, February 25, 2009

    CHECKLIST AND SOCIALIZATION FOR YOUR NEW ROTTWEILER















    Congratulations on your new companion and family member. 
     They are going to be A LOT of work.  They will challenge you, love you, frustrate you, but remember they are puppies and they need YOU TO TEACH THEM, TRAIN THEM, LEAD THEM, LOVE THEM, FEED THEM, SOCIALIZE THEM, POTTY TRAIN THEM, WALK THEM, PLAY WITH THEM, AND THE LIST GOES ON & ON & ON....  Its up to you to have if you want them to be an ambassador of the breed, a therapy dog, a canine good citizen.  
    They are all wonderful dogs and they will be your BEST FRIEND IN THE WORLD!  It is up to you to show them the ropes.  They will be a reflection of you.

    C
    HECK LIST FOR YOUR NEW PUPPY 

    when should i start?  NOW.

    1.  Teach your puppy to stay.

    2.  Teach your puppy to lay down.

    3.  Teach your puppy to sit.

    4.  Teach them to come when called.

    5.  Teach your puppy to shake.

    7.  Teach your puppy to walk on a leash (if he pulls you, STOP - When he stops pulling you     WALK)  

    8.  Teach your puppy lay on each side. 
         (This is useful for vet exams)

    9.   Teach your puppy to enjoy a hug around their neck
         
    10.  Teach your puppy to lie on their back and get their belly rubbed.

    11.  Teach your puppy to love having their toes and feet touched (Oz loves this) 

    12.  Teach your puppy to allow you to rub their gums.

    - and allow you to stick your fingers in their mouth and touch their teeth 
    (don't ever force something. Make it pleasurable. Use treats to reward them)

    13.  Touch your puppy's ears. Rubbing their ears can calm them. 

    14.  Touch their face and their nose.

    15.  Teach them to enjoy car rides.  Start with short rides and give em treats :)  

    16.  Teach them to love baths (I would feed Oz his part of his dinner while bathing him or give me treats)       See my video on You Tube "how to train a wonderful rottweiler" you
            see me doing this with oz.

    17.  Teach them to like things like a blow dryer.  
    Also on  "how to train a wonderful rottweiler"  I feed Oz his dinner while blow drying him.  He loves the blow dryer

    18. Teach them to like being brushed.

    19.  Take him to the vet just for a hello and a treat :)

    20.   Share their toys with them.  Hold one side of his toy while they chew the other. Also on "How to train a wonderful Rottweiler"

    21. When they are eating add something yummy to their bowl (a treat or a little peice of chicken) or you can add    the other half of their food bit by bit so your hand in their   bowl is NEVER A THREAT but invited because you are adding something good :)  


    REPEAT THE ABOVE LIST WITH FAMILY MEMBERS & FRIENDS WORKING WITH YOUR PUPPY.


    *NOTE*
     PARVO IS VERY PREVALENT WITH PUPPIES ESPECIALLY ROTTWEILERS SO UNTIL YOUR PUPPY HAS GOTTEN HIS PUPPY SHOTS YOU NEED TO AVOID PUBLIC PLACES, DOG PARKS, STRANGE DOGS, SIDEWALKS. KEEP THEM IN AREAS YOU KNOW ARE SAFE LIKE - YOUR YARD, YOUR FRIENDS HOMES, SOCIALIZE W/ FRIENDS DOGS THAT YOU KNOW ARE HEALTHY, TAKE THEM WITH YOUR FOR CAR RIDES (DON'T LEAVE THEM UNATTENDED IN A CAR), TAKE THEM INSIDE THE HARDWARE STORE, THE SHOPPING CENTER IF YOU CAN, and CARRY THEM WHEN IN PUBLIC DURING THE UNSAFE PARVO PERIOD.  REMEMBER PARVO IS VERY DEADLY.  THE VACCINATION SCHEDULE IS USUALLY 6 WEEKS, 9 WEEKS, 16 WEEKS.
    CHECK WITH YOUR VET.



    SOCIALIZATION YOUR PUPPY WITH
    • Men 
    • Women
    • children
    • babies
    • elderly man
    • elderly women
    • handicap people in wheelchairs
    • People in uniform (mailman, ups man, policeman)
    • Man with beard
    • Lady with hat
    • Man with hat
    • Lady with umbrella
    • Kid skateboarding (take him to a skateboard park)
    • Children playing
    • Loud people
    • Person with deep voice
    • Crowded place
    • Timid shy person
    • dogs
    • cats  
    • birds
    • and many more... 
      
    ONCE YOUR PUPPY HAS FINISHED HIS PUPPY SHOTS USUALLY 16 WEEKS BE SURE TO SIGN THEM UP FOR PUPPY CLASSES AND SOCIALIZE SOCIALIZE SOCIALIZE.  THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!  YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO TAKE HIM TO TRAINING CLASSES AS AN TEENAGER AND ADULT.  THE LAST THING YOU WANT IS A 80-130 POUND ROTTWEILER THAT IS IN CHARGE OF YOU AND IS NOT TRAINED, NOT GOOD!  SO DO THEM AND YOURSELF A FAVOR AND DO THE RIGHT THING.


    The above list is certainly not a complete check of all the things you need to it is a excellent start!  These are all things I did with Oz plus a lot more.  Oz met over 75 strange adults and over 50 strange children by the time he was 18 weeks!