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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2012 Commemorative Pink Paw Christmas Ornament. $20.00

The National Canine Cancer Foundation introduces our first commemorative Christmas Ornament.  A Limited Edition item, with only 1000 being made, these beautiful, one of a kind, hand crafted stained glass pink paws can be personalized for you or as a gift.  Sure to be an ornament you look forward to hanging on your tree for years to come. 

Hand painted personalization of your dog's name is available for $5.00

Our artist Mary Brown personally creates each ornament by hand measuring  3.5 x 2.5. inches. What a special way to show love for your dogs, as well as commemorate those we have lost to cancer.

*** All ornament orders  placed from here on out will NOT ship out in time for Christmas. But you may still order and they will be shipped out as soon as possible.

Friday, December 7, 2012

A puppy is not a present. Pets are for life.

A very sad and unfortunate reality of the Holidays is an increased number of dogs and cats dumped at shelters...either because they were gifts that were not welcomed, or because the puppy or kitten did not come instantly trained and ready t
o be a perfect pet, causing no inconvenience to their new "owner"'s life.

Please help us spread the word and help decrease the heartaches these returns cause these poor innocent animals.

Pets are for life! Not for a season, not for current house only, not for a period of time in a person's life when they are convenient. They are family and they deserve to be loved by their families for their whole lives.

Thanks you and please share!

Happy Holidays! Choppergirl, Lena and Angel Oz

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tribute to Oz the Rottweiler by talented artist Skylineaddict

A must watch tribute to my best friend "Oz the Rottweiler" who got his angel wings on September 14, 2012.  Oz fought so hard but lost his battle to Hemangiosarcoma.  For a long time we thought he had beat this horrible cancer.. Oz lived 7.5 quality filled days. 

I am very lucky and honored to share this incredible tribute video done by the amazing artist Ankit... Speechless and forever grateful 

     Godspeed Oz until we meet again

 click here to watch

 R.I.P. Oz The Rottweiler
A little tribute to a great dog who I have never met, yet felt a connection to. I included three of my favorite moments of his videos from chopperGirlJune.

One of my favorite songs and Oz's song.. 

"To Be By Your Side" by Nick Cave 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween treat warning for Dogs

Sweet Marlee the Rottweiler needs a home or foster ASAP- La Habra, CA

This is Marlee, a 3-yr old rottie that was surrendered by her owner and is looking for a new home. She is currently located in La Habra, California. Marlee is being sponsored by Tricounty Humane Society of Florida. Marlee will do best in an active household with a family or foster with rottie experience, that will be able to invest time in training and socializing her. I walked her today and she was a very fast learner...'

Sweet Marlee is fully vetted and needs a great home, please!!!! Contact Kimberly at 954-234-5038 or

Friday, October 5, 2012

URGENT!! SAVE RAMBO! 10 year old dumped in Miami shelter!

He needs help ASAP!!!!!  
(A0755380) I am a male black and tan Rottweiler.
The shelter staff think I am about 10 years old and I weigh 80 pounds.

I was turned in by my owner and I may be available for adoption on 10/05/2012. 

The cats at Miami-Dade Animal Services are also in urgent need. Please join our "sister" page Urgent Cats of Miami to help them:

Thursday, October 4, 2012


YET ANOTHER DOG TREAT RECALL! This time its Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats Recall - sold at Sams Club



  1. Skinless chicken breasts, sharp knife, cutting board
  2. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Clear the area where you will be working and use a plastic cutting board easier to sanitize.
  4. Slice the meat into strips about 1/4 inch thick or thinner, brush them with olive oil or coconut oil.  Arrange on cookie sheet without touching each other.
  5. Bake until they are dry and firm. This usually takes around 20 minutes. (if you are not sure if all the moisture is out leave in a tad longer or store in refrigerator)
  6. Wash your hands, cutting board, knife, and anything else that came in contact with the raw chicken with hot, soapy water.

Friday, September 28, 2012

ADOPTED! Doll the Pitbull Puppy needs a forever home or foster ASAP

OCTOBER 1, 2012 UPDATE -DOLLY WAS ADOPTED & WENT TO HER NEW HOME TODAY!!! She was adopted by a family friend of the foster, Allie. Great job Allie S!!! Dolly's new family has 2 kids and another Pitbull on 4 acres of lush land!! What a dream for Doll, she is finally getting the life she deserves ♥ I can't tell you all how happy this makes me!! Amazing this was all achieved long distance with Jayme in PA and Oz the Rottweiler in CA for a sweet lil puppy all the way in Florida! So cool!!

UPDATE on 9/28/12-  Doll has been transported to her foster mom Allie for the next 2.5 weeks and is in urgent need of adoption, rescue, or fostering.  Donate button below to help Doll. 

"HELP! This little 5 month old pitbull puppy named "Doll" was thrown out on the streets left for dead near Orlando FL and Oz's the Rottweilers "friend"Lynette on FB found her and took her in and she has been feeding her steak, yams, turkey and rice... No doubt the best meals this puppy has ever had and the first time she has ever received LOVE and COMPASSION.... Lynette has taken her to the vet and she need to be treated for worms and Demodex mange - all treatable. I will help figure out a way to raise funds needed for her meds. We are all trying to find this girl a home or foster ASAP! She already has 2 Rottweilers and her landlord gave her a 7 days notice if she didn't get rid of the puppy!! She was planning on fostering if not keeping her but now she needs to find her a home!

The ASPCA was on ZERO help and told her they would just put the puppy down!! To them she is disposable.

PLEASE pass on to you friends and lets give this little puppy a chance!! She is extremely well behaved and sweet as honey!! HELP!!"

Donate on "Oz the Rottweiler Cancer Foundation" at top of blog page to help Doll - All proceeds will go to Doll's vet and transport if needed. Any remaining funds will stay in Oz Foundation or go the Rescue the facilitates in getting her forever home

Monday, September 17, 2012

Rest in Peace my sweet Oz I LOVE YOU! 9-17-03-9-14-12

Today and all the days ahead are going to be so hard without you Oz... but today we celebrate your incredible life my lovebug!!! Happy Happy Birthday Oz my best friend and soul friend! I pray with every part of me that you have all you need and more above in the heavens... I hope there is endless swimming, vast fields with lots of motorcycle tires, convertibles, all your favorite toys to play with, antlers, your favorite foods like carrot cake, steak, watermelon and brocolli, cozy big beds, endless smiles and love.. The sky above is our window to see each other each and everyday until we meet again....i miss you and love sooooooooooooooo much!!!! I feel that you are still here and coming back, like this is all just a nightmare that I will wake from... I know there will never be a day that passes without thoughts of you.... Its so unfair that you got this dreaded cancer and I am so angry that I scream and curse it for taking you away.. I was sure you were going to break the world record for longest living Rottweiler :) never a sick day in your life before this....but how LUCKY and BLESSED I am that we found each other and was gifted 9 of the most amazing years of my life with you Oz ♥ Even though I can't stop crying and can't imagine a life without you i am so so so happy that we were granted 7.5 more months with you, that were all quality and pain free days!!! Your girl Lena Lu is doing a termendous job taking care of us and last night she waited for me at the steps the exact same way you did before going up to bed even thou dad was already up there...I know you taught her this as it was her first time... I see you everywhere Oz and today I bring your ashes home and I know that even thou it is you, you are actually with me in spirit everywhere.... I love you always and never ever forgotten.... You live on sweet Oz

Tuesday, September 11, 2012



Dogs are dying from tainted chicken jerky. Chinese manufacturers are doing nothing to make the jerky safe, and the US brands that source it are doing nothing to get it off shelves. Lost Dogs is the true story of how profits trump pet safety in the chicken jerky business.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

Oz video update! A real life miracle

Oz given only days to weeks to live and here is over 7 months later!!
ENJOY this rottweiler kiss attack!!! LOVE THIS of Oz and Lena on Friday August 31, 2012 ;)))))

Monday, August 27, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012


Oz's friends suggested I make a Oz the Rottweiler Calendar! 100% of all funds raised will got to Oz the Rottweiler Cancer Foundation

In memory of Oz the Rottweiler 9.17.03-9.14.12

Thank you all so much for your love and support!!!
xoxo Ursula and Oz

purchase calendar here

If you don't know Oz the Rottweiler get to know him here

Friday, August 3, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Oz update !

Oz continues to improve :) I am still keeping him very quiet and rested.. tomorrow i will attempt a very short walk so Oz can get out and smell the flowers :) He has a great appetite, playing with his toys, sleeping soundly, outside duties look great ;) , no vomitting, or panting... This is all great news! I pray that he has dodged this bullet and we have more quality time together! I pray pray pray! Sadly his cancer is back so he will be handled with extra special care to ensure he has quality of life until... My heart is shattered but I remain strong and optimistic for my best friend, i owe him all the best and all the love i can give... life is so short and i wish we never had to say goodbye... I am the worst and don't know how i will ever deal with not having oz in my life.....

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Prayers for Ozzy boy needed!

Oz yesterday after ER we rushed him to his favorite place, the beach <3


Oz the Rottweiler needs your prayers

Oz just celebrated his 6 month anniversary post cancer diagnosis/splenectomy on 7/29/12 <3 Yesterday 7/31/12 I woke up to a very weak Oz.. I knew something was wrong and rushed him into ER only to find that his cancer is back and has created new tumors and he was suffering from a bleed (his cancer Hemangiosarcoma creates tumors that bleed).... They gave him hours to live and told there was nothing more I could do! I called another vet that I have used over the years that specialize in cancer and rushed him up to Hermosa Beach to learn/get a belly wrap... This vets outlook was that he was not going to die from this bleed and he would recover giving him maybe days, weeks or months... My heart is broken, I love Oz more than words could ever express...
So we took him home and made him a cozy place in the living room where I am by his side throughout... He ate dinner last night, got up to do his business and this morning awoke with a big appetite, did his business, woofed at a stranger across the street ;) Came back in chewed on his antler a bit, groomed himself and now sleeping well having doggy dreams... This hurts so much and how i pray this is all just a nightmare i will awake from... but its reality and i would give anything to take Oz's cancer away and give him the long life he deserves... Oz has lived a very full life, even with his cancer and for that i am very thankful and lucky! He is not my dog, he is FAMILY! I will do right by Oz and do everything to assure he never suffers and that his legacy lives on... If you are not friend with Oz on facebook find him here to follow his story or you may donate at the top of the blog to help Oz <3

Monday, July 30, 2012

My Miracle Boy!

LOVE YOU OZZY BOY!!!! You make me smile each and everyday! So lucky!


Oz is 6 months post cancer diagnosis and splenectomy!

Oz the Rottweiler celebrating his 6 months post Hemagiosarcoma(cancer) diagnosis and splenectomy! Oz continues to give cancer the bird!! They told us to put him down and that he would be lucky to live 2 weeks! Here Oz is 7/29/12 always with a sense of humor. Love him so so soooooooooo much!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Life with Oz July 21, 2012

Ozzy boy and our Lena yesterday on ride along the coast, a stop for ice cream (Oz LOVES sweets & is big treat since he gests no sugar & carbs, cancer feeds on these), and then a swim in the bay :) A great day! LOVE YOUR DOGS

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Oz meeting with a new oncologist tomorrow!

After getting no answers, depleting our savings, and having to play vet myself we are going 2 hours south to a new oncologist, we are very excited!!! I spoke with him today and already feel better about Oz's future vet!

Belfast City Council - Video of Lennox temperment test

"The man in the video is David Ryans, hired by the family to do an assessment of Lennox without any prejudice. My understanding is that his assessment concluded that Lennox was not aggressive. His assessment was also ignored by the courts or not permissible in court. Not sure which one. Instead, the unqualified Peter Tallack's assessment was used instead. The other woman has been confirmed as Sandie Lightfoot.

Here it is folks. This video has been marked private and the file has been sent to me anonymously for your viewing.

The video, dated March 15th 2011, is of Sandie Lightfoot, the dog warden responsible for the chain of events that lead to Lennox's murder, and an unknown man. I work with dogs and I know them well, inside and out. I may not be a dog behaviourist but it's more than clear that in this video, Lennox is not showing any signs of aggression what so ever.

Lightfoot and the BCC must be held accountable for their lies and deception. They must be held accountable for thumbing their nose to the mass outpouring from people around the world that begged for Lennox to be spared. They must be held accountable for destroying the Barnes family and messing about with a little girl's dog.

Sadly, Lennox was murdered today at their hands. The BCC continuously claims that Lennox was a very dangerous dog. Rest assured, they are lying. Lying right through their teeth. These murderous bastards used Lennox as a big F.U. to the rest of us. Their plight to kill this dog was NEVER about keeping the public safe. I know that. You know that. They know that.

Lennox is being provoked in this video by the unknown man likely to get a reaction. To test his so called aggressiveness. Guess what? NO AGGRESSION!!!!

In addition to the pictures being shared worldwide of Sandie and Lennox together, now we have this. I urge you to share this!

Not only would the heartless bastards at the BCC allow Lennox's dead body to be returned to the family, they threw out his collar and refused to give it to the little girl Brooke.

Listen up BCC, this is not over. Not for a long shot. If you think for one second people are going to walk away with their tail between their legs, you had better think again. You have awakened a giant. This giant is on a mission. It has only just begun".

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Oz continues to do great! We are so lucky that he is still with us smiling, playing and eating!! Today we do bloodwork as last time his BUN was elevated... Fingers crossed for better results

. Enjoying every moment of everyday ♥

Lennox, Belfast Dog, To Be Put To Sleep For Resembling Pit Bull RIP Sweet Lennox

What a tragedy.... RIP Sweet Lennox
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Mahatma Gandhi

Animal Farm Foundation - "

Our hearts go out to the family of Lennox, a family dog who was executed today by the Belfast City Council under the Dangerous Dogs (Northern Ireland) Order 1991. This law discriminates against "any dog of the type known as the pit bull terrier," a determination that is made by the court based on the dog's physical characteristics, not his behavior or, more important, the owner's behavior.

Wherever breed discriminatory legislation (BDL) has been tried -- abroad and in the US -- it has consistently failed to enhance public safety and protect the public from reckless owners. This paper from the National Canine Research Council outlines the worldwide failures of BDL:

BDL not only fails to meet its objective of public safety, it also wastes precious taxpayer dollars and resources that could otherwise be used to build better communities for people and pets alike. Imagine what could have been accomplished in the two years Belfast spent targeting Lennox? Imagine the improvements that could have been made to the Belfast community, had its leaders invested in effective dog laws instead of being guided by fear?

We hope everyone who advocated for Lennox will continue their efforts for dogs here in the US. Every day places like Denver, Miami-Dade County, Prince George's County (Maryland), and small towns across the country execute family pets like Lennox just because of the way they look. Every day US taxpayer dollars are wasted, US families are torn apart, and US communities fail to thrive because of needless hysteria and ineffective legislation. Every day there is a need -- and an opportunity -- to "Save Lennox."

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Get free dog food recall alerts sent to you by email

A great list for of all of us to join!

Get free dog food recall alerts sent to you by email as soon as we become aware of a recall event in the United States or Canada.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Green Tripe a miracle food for dogs? I think so

Yes it may smell something AWWWWWFUL AWFUL... It is worth it! If you love your dog you can get over the smell knowing how much good you are doing for them. Oz received his 45lb cooler full of Green Tripe on Wednesday the 16th from YAY!! and Oz LOVES it!!!
Let know that Oz the Rottweiler sent you - they ship all over the US, so no excuses to give your dog the best!
Green Tripe’s benefits include:
*Green tripe is said to be one of the most nutritionally complete all natural foods available for your carnivore, with essential fatty acids Omegas 3 & 6, and the ideal Calcium to Phosphorus ratio of 1:1. It also contains Lactic Acid Bacteria, more commonly known as the probiotic ingredient Lactobacillus Acidophilus, which can aid in digestion.
*general over-all health improvement
*reduced skin problems
*Calmer temperaments
*Decreased waste in feces
*shinier coats
*better teeth the gastric juices keep teeth clean and healthy.
*stronger muscles
*better digestion (including reduction of digestive disorders)
*older dogs are invigorated
*younger dogs with exceptional development
*Green tripe definitely helps with the fussiest of eaters
and many other overall improvements.
Great Read by Mary of Green Tripe

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

DOG FOOD RECALL!! IMPORTANT!! Taste of the Wild, Costco Kirkland, Natural Balance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 5, 2012 Diamond Pet Foods today announced that it is expanding a voluntary recall to include batches of nine brands of dry pet food formulas manufactured between December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012 due to potential Salmonella contamination. In April 2012, Diamond Pet Foods initiated three voluntary recalls of Diamond manufactured dry dog food. Although none of the additional products being recalled have tested positive for Salmonella, the company is pulling them from store shelves as a precaution. Diamond Pet Foods is coordinating efforts with federal and state health and regulatory agencies and decided to independently expand the recall to ensure the safety and well-being of customers and their pets. The company stated: “We have taken corrective actions at our Gaston, S.C., facility and voluntarily expanded the recall out of concern for our customers and their pets.” Brands included in the recall include: Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Country Value Diamond Diamond Naturals Premium Edge Professional 4Health Taste of the Wild and Kirklands Costco brand!

100 days!!!!

Oz is 100 days post surgery and diagnosis of Hemangiosarcoma! Proving all those doctors wrong! GO OZ!!!!!!

UPDATE At the hospital with Oz on May 3 getting a cancer check update on OZ *abdominal ultrasound CLEAR *Xrays CLEAR *PCV 44%!! WOW HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!!!! Proof right here that positivity, love, and prayers really do work!!! The only test we need to do next its a heart echocadiogram, that will be at a later date. May 8th update - Oz's blood chemistry report shows a high BUN so he was put on a couple meds for that in the meantime.. Also could be because of his high protein diet. I cook nearly 3lbs of fresh meat for Oz daily :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Cancer has nothing on Oz the Rottweiler 56 day post diagnosis!

Click on title to view video.

Yeap this is Oz on Tuesday March 20!! Cancer will not take my boy!
Oz the Rottweiler is 58 days post cancer diagnosis!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

What are you feeding your dog?

Click on "What are you feeding your dog?"
SNL satire on commercial dog foodMostly Garbage Dog Food. This is closer to the truth than you think. Commercial pet food, even the best known and most expensive brand have had their nutrients altered, adulterated, devitalized and destroyed by heat, coloring, processing, preservatives and other chemicals. Feeding commercial food along with vaccinations is the a very toxic combination... Check out "what oz wants you to now" links to find out more about feeding you best friend better.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Top signs of cancer in dogs and cats

Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
Bloated tummy
Pale gums (anemic)
Sores that do not heal
Weight loss
Loss of appetite
Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
Offensive odor
Difficulty eating or swallowing
Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina
Persistent lameness or stiffness
Difficulty breathing,
urinating or defecating
Contact your veterinarian if your dog
or cat displays ANY of these signs.

Friday, February 24, 2012

"Save Oz the Rottweiler" Photography Event!!!

March 1-31st I am running dog photography sessions for $250 and all proceeds will go to "Save Oz the Rottweiler Cancer Fund"
Please pass it on if you or anyone you know may be interested!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Oz the Rottweiler Update Feb 20 2012

OZ UPDATE - So Oz's EKG, Blood work, and Kidneys look GREAT!!! His RBC's were at 44! This made him a candidate for adriamycin/doxorubicin that we will be doing every three weeks for up to 5 treatments, depending on how he handles it... i will not keep him on it if he has side effects affecting his quality of life.. I am stopping the metronomic therapy for now to make sure he handles the adriamycin well.. I don't want to overdo anything and overwhelm his system.. Also all his antioxidents will be held off one week prior and after his treatment. So for the one week in between he will get all of those supplements.. I have been researching like crazy and preparing myself for this appt.. I also read several studies that show antioxidents can interfere with the efficiency of adriamycin/doxorubicin and the oncologist agreed.. My husband said i sounded like an expert ;) Oz will still get a heaping amounts of greens, fish, poultry, and meat (minus beef)... probiotics and unlimited amounts of bone broth.. Oz looks really good and this will hopefully extend his life far past the 3 months they gave him... Much love and forever thankful Oz and U

PS While Oz was in back getting his tests and treatment.. my husband and I went to grab a coffee and low and behold a black lab on the loose and a lady trying to catch him! Oh boy.... so i of course had my husband make a U turn and out I was to "save the day" ;)... This lab was not this woman's dog she was also trying help him.. It took me a 1/2 hour and about a mile of running in high heels i might add to get that lil sh*& ;) but i got him!! and when i did, he gave me a bunch of kisses ahahah... Thankfully "boomer" wearing a collar and tags! We called several numbers on the tags and reached his Grandma she quickly came to pick him up (his dad was out of town).. She was very thankful and also very lucky to have "Boomer" safe and sound.... It made my day to know i was able to help save a life :))

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Oz the Rottweiler Post Surgery - Hemgiosarcoma Cancer

Oz was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma of the spleen and had it removed in emergency surgery in Jan 29, 2012. Oz has started treatment and we pray that he goes into remission letting him live out a long and happy life. Keep him in your prayers.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Oz is HOME!!

OZ UPDATE 2/1/12- Oz spent his first night back home after surgery :) We slept on the floor with him and he did really well. It fells like heaven to have him back and snoring next to us... Any cancer recipes, supplements post surgery would be great!!
I am a researchaholic and will be a expert again in no time. But any jump start or leads can only help! A ton of big wet kisses from Oz and a huge hug to all from all of us!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Update on Oz

I just spoke with Oz's vet... He just finished his blood transfusion , his red blood count is holding and no heart arrhythmias post surgery. They have sent in his spleen w/ tumor and a sample of his liver to be biopsied ... We can visit him this afternoon and i can hardly wait to squeeze and kiss our boy!!!! there is no way i can explain how hard this is, Oz is not a dog or a pet. OZ IS FAMILY... i have been thru it before with my last rottie girl Ulla, she had Osteosarcoma. At this point losing my home and everything else is peanuts to health of your family.... I thank you all for your prayers and please pray that Oz's biopsy comes back benign... He has a chance and i will do everything i can to give him every fighting chance. He is a strong and healthy boy!
Thank you so much for your words! They really help us and Oz needs his friends support! We will be starting a Help Save Oz the Rottweiler and will find a way to give back to you!

the photo is of Oz last night before he went into surgery... He was so confused and scared..

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Oz is in ER!

Oz is in ER! :'((((( he underwent major surgery late this evening 10pm after they found a ruptured tumor on his spleen!!!! Hemangiosarcoma a very aggressive cancer...... i cannot believe this is happening.... why?!?!?!!!!!! I am very lucky that he is still alive tonight! i am dreaming that this is all just a nightmare.....This honestly cannot be happening! i can't imagine life without my boy.... we are losing everything right now but the one thing that matters is my Oz...... i LOVE you Oskar (Oz) boy!!! — at Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital.