Sunday, June 30, 2013

Adopt or Buy?

The importance of adopting...

Posted by: N Gilbert

Shelter dogs sit in small cages and wait to either live or die.

Today on a Facebook thread:

"If it was free, everyone would adopt."

Sago Palms - DANGEROUS!

The dangers of Sago Palm Trees

Posted by: N Gilbert

This is what a Sago Palm looks like.

Sago palms are not really palms at all; they just look like one. The sago palm is a cycad and contains the toxin cycasin and even very young plants are toxic enough to cause death in pets. Contrary to popular belief, all parts of both male and female plants are toxic, with the seeds being the most lethal component.

The reddish-orange seeds are round to oblong in shape and can be a little bigger than a golf ball in mature plants. Many dogs seem to enjoy chewing on these bitter seeds, which leads to nothing but trouble. I’ve even heard talk of people throwing the seeds like a ball for their dog, completely unaware of the deadly dangers!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

HOT Cars & HOT Feet

Heat Advisory starting now until the end of summer.

Posted by: O Jefferson

!!! REMINDER !!!

The temperatures are rising drastically, especially since it is now officially summer. We've seen, read, and heard TOO MANY stories about pets being left inside of cars, even when it seems to be cool to the person outside. Below, we will explain to you the dangers of leaving your pets inside of hot cars as well as letting them walk on hot grounds.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Free Spay & Neuter now at Lancaster!

FREE SPAY & NEUTER PROGRAM - now at the Lancaster, CA shelter!

Posted by: N Gilbert

***** FREE SPAY & NEUTER for residents of Lancaster, CA (newly added) where too many animals die at the shelter every single day. Please take advantage if you are a resident of Lancaster, Baldwin Park, & El Monte, CA *****

Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy Homer

Homer - from stray to popular Facebook pup!

Posted by: N Gilbert

Homer - as a stray

Everyone remembers Homer I'm sure, but if not let me tell you a bit about this happy old man...

Hooray For Patrick!

Patrick's Law - PASSED!

Posted by: N Gilbert

Patrick's Law - protecting animals together
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PATRICK'S LAW (S1303) was passed by the Senate in New Jersey today !!!!!!!!!!!!! "Patrick's Law" — a measure to increase penalties for animal cruelty — is on its way to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk after gaining final passage in the state Senate.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Come Follow Us!

GLD is now on Pinterest!

Posted by: O Jefferson

Come follow Gotta Love Dogs now on Pinterest!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Little Seven - A Happy Ending

Abused puppy rescued and adopted by police.

Posted by: O Jefferson

Little seven showing some love to her fellow squad.

Little Seven is about four months old and loving her new family, a police officer and her squad in Manassas, VA. About a month ago, Prince William County police officers on bike patrol spotted her being kicked by her owner. The police intervened and took away the puppy and charged the owner with animal cruelty.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Quote Corner - John Grogan

Quotes by John Grogan - author of 'Marley & Me.'

Posted by: N Gilbert

John Grogan is a well known author for books such as Marley & Me. His experience with Marley showed us all how great a dog's love really is, even when we don't see it, it's there. Here are a few quotes from John Grogan to help brighten your day! ♥

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Considering Giving Up Your Pet to a Kill Shelter? READ THIS FIRST!

Dear Former Family, Your Dog Was Killed

Posted by: N Gilbert

Dear Former Family,

On this day in ____, Your Dog was killed by an employee of New York Animal (Care and) Control.
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