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  11/25

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  11/24

  • Bird Treasure

     
    Bird Treasure
  • { Stuff Yo Face Fridays }

     
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  • { Meet Kobe }

     
    { Meet Kobe }

UPCOMING SALES

Monday 11/24

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    { Adopt Me Mondays }

    sale starts:  11/24

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    Buzz

    Brittany Spaniel & Terrior Mix

    Dallas, TX

    About Buzz
    Baby
    Male
    Large
    Special needs
    Shots current

    Buzz is one of a litter of FIVE puppies from Oklahoma. They were born to a stray, medium sized (around 35 lbs.) mixed breed momma who is very sweet. Buzz is an OLD SOUL! He is calm, loving, and wants to be near you. He is quiet and not as boisterous as the other pups in his litter. He has an easy going personality and is NOT an alpha type.

    He is special needs. Evidently when he was very young he suffered trauma to his left hind leg. This caused some abnormalities as he grew and he now has what is called dystropic mineralization and disuse osteopenia. We are happy to explain what this means to anyone interested in Buzz, or you can ask your vet.

    We have x-rays which we can have our vet send to your vet if you wish, the x-rays have already been ready by a specialist. Right now Buzz has a limp but with exercise to strengthen his muscles and connective tissues he has a good chance of improving!!

    Buzz can be adopted through Riff's Friends Dog Rescue.

    All images and content via © www.petfinder.com

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    UPCOMING SALES

    { Meet Nickson }

    sale starts:  11/24

    { Meet Nickson }

    Nickson, Miniature Schnauzer, Age 1

    Meet Our Friends As Told By Baiba

    Nickson is a cute Miniature Schnauzer that traveled hundreds of miles from Germany to be with me. From a little age I noticed that Nickson is a serious dude with an attitude. While he’s very friendly and loving dog, he sure likes things to be his way and no other. For instance, he doesn’t like to give kisses on public - whenever I try to kiss him, he pushes me away with an expression that can only mean: “Mother please! Don’t kiss me on public!”.

    Nickson’s birth name is Jazz Singer. Little did I know, he was in fact a singer but not the type of singer my neighbors would appreciate, it turned out that Nickson loves to irritate our neighbors by howling while I’m gone.

    Nickson is very life-loving, full of energy, funky little dude that could spend hours playing with other dogs and never get tired. He is best known for his “moonwalk” – since we don’t have any carpets at home, it was pretty slippery for Nickson to move around the house; until one day he started walking backwards, getting into bed – backwards, moving from kitchen to living room – backwards etc. Every day with him is fun and unique, a special little circus show just for me and my family, my own little Michael Jackson’s dog version. Lately I’ve been planning to get another dog and I’m slightly curious if he is going to teach his sibling to copy his unique moonwalk! He is my little weirdo, all his quirks make him unique, and I love him dearly!



  • { Meet Nickson }

Tuesday 11/25

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    UPCOMING SALES

    { Two Cent Tuesdays }

    sale starts:  11/25

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    Two Cents Tuesdays

    Service Dogs

    Dogs are such extraordinary creatures. Some highly trained dogs capabilities allow them to help aid humans with disabilities. A service dog is a type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities including visual difficulties, hearing impairments, mental illness, seizures, diabetes, autism, and more. In the United States, under the ADA "State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go." One of the amazing things about service dogs, is they can be any size or breed.


    Types of Service Dogs:

    Fire Dogs
    The Dalmatian is often used as a rescue dog, guardian, athletic partner, most often an active family member, and can be used as a fire dog.

    U.S. Customs & Border Protection Dogs
    The CBP Canine Enforcement Program conducts the largest number of working dogs of any U.S. federal law enforcement agency. K-9 teams are assigned to 73 commercial ports and 74 Border Patrol stations throughout the nation.

    Guide & Hearing Dogs
    A hearing dog is a specific type of assistance dog specifically selected and trained to assist people who are deaf or hard of hearing by alerting their handler to important sounds, such as doorbells, smoke alarms, ringing telephones, or alarm clocks. Guide dogs are assistance dogs trained to lead blind and visually impaired people around obstacles.

    Therapy Dogs
    A therapy dog is a dog trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with learning difficulties. Golden Retrievers are often used as therapy dogs due to their calm demeanor, gentle disposition, and friendliness to strangers.

    Dogs for Diabetics
    Dogs for Diabetics, also known as Dogs4Diabetics, provides trained assistance dogs to alert people with type 1 diabetes. Dogs for Diabetics dogs are trained to identify and act upon the subtle scent changes that hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) creates in body chemistry. Dogs for Diabetics primarily trains Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and crosses of these two breeds.

    Military Dogs and Police Dogs
    Contemporary dogs in military roles are also often referred to as police dogs, or in the United States as a Military Working Dog (MWD), or K-9. Their roles are nearly as varied as their ancient cousins, though they tend to be more rarely used in front-line formations. As of 2011, 600 U.S. Military dogs were actively participating in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Traditionally, the most common breed for these police-type operations has been the German Shepherd; in recent years there has been a shift to smaller dogs with keener senses of smell for detection work, and more resilient breeds such as the Belgian Malinois and Dutch Shepherd for patrolling and law enforcement.

    Seizure Alert Dogs
    Seizure response dogs are a special type of service dog, specifically trained to help someone who has epilepsy or a seizure disorder. The theory is that dogs can smell a seizure coming on about 30 minutes in advance (prediction), and after the seizure they can respond (response), and either action is helpful to the person with a disability.

    Search & Rescue Dogs
    The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. Dedicated handlers and well-trained dogs are required for the use of dogs to be effective in search efforts. Search and rescue dogs are typically worked by a small team on foot, but can be worked from horseback. Search and rescue dogs detect human scent.

    We would like to take a minute to say thank you to ALL the service dogs for all the wonderful things they do! #GratefulForServiceDogs

    The information listed above has been sourced from Wikipedia.



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    UPCOMING SALES

    { Meet Banjo }

    sale starts:  11/25

    { Meet Banjo }

    Banjo, Lionhead Mix, Age (approx.) 3-4 years

    Meet Our Friends As Told By Kim M.

    "The Story of Banjo the Bunny:
    This little man came into our lives and even though he is a rescue from our city shelter, we feel as though our lives have become better now that he is a part of our family. Never, has there been a dull moment with this little dude in our household!

    In a nutshell:
    If Banjo could be a celebrity for a day, he would definitely be a rockstar; after all, he does have the rockstar quality hair to pull it off (but when it gets too long he sort of resembles a mad scientist)! He hates more than anything the sound of the vacuum so he either retreats to his Strawberry Hut or his (what he thinks) secret hiding spot of under the side table wedged between our two couches. Other than secretly wanting to eat every leather tassle in the households slippers, he quite fancies papaya treats and will come running from any nook or cranny he is adventuring to have one. Banjo loves to pretend he is King of the world so you can often find him perched (only for a split second though, as there is so much binkying that needs to be had on the ground floor) on top of his Cottontail Cardboard Cottage.

    Overall he is a charming little turkey (that’s his nickname at home) and we are so grateful he is in our lives. We will leave you with one more thing that you must be warned of. He is extremely charming! Spend one hour with him and you will be coming over to visit just him, and not his humans Mike & Kim."



  • { Meet Banjo }

Wednesday 11/26

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    { What The Art Wednesdays }

    sale starts:  11/26

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    Rachel Lauren

    What The Art Wednesday

    Central Ohio

    Fine artist and dog trainer for well over a decade, Rachel is a highly sought after fine art and freelance photographer with a focus on Canines located in Central Ohio. She combines her gift with the camera and her canine know-how to create images that stand on their own. She is inspired by nature, fashion, vintage photographs and candid imagery and is most known for her works combining the beauty of the wolf with fashion models.

    She has hands on experience with wolves, foxes and dingoes. Rachel is also licensed with the USDA and runs Ironwood Wolves, complete with an educational program, photography opportunities and more with her ambassador animals. Her photographic work has been featured in galleries throughout Ohio and New York City, and published in Gun Dog Magazine, Fido Friendly Magazine, Wolfdogs Magazine and Dark Beauty Magazine to name a few.


    © 2000-2014 Rachel Lauren Photography

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    UPCOMING SALES

    { Meet Murphy }

    sale starts:  11/26

    { Meet Murphy }

    Meet Murphy, Westie, Age 7

    Meet Our Friends As Told By Danielle C.

    "Right out of high school, I began working at a local pet store. I received a phone call from a woman who could no longer handle caring for a 3 month old westie with 2 small children at home. I had wanted to adopt a dog for awhile but I suggested she look into other options. Exactly one week later, the woman came into the store looking for me. She had the puppy in her car and wanted to hand him over to me. I didn't have the heart to turn him away and ended up taking him home.

    I wish I could say it was love at first sight. He was quite a handful (and still is) but for all the time he makes me cry, he makes me laugh twice as much. The mailman has been his arch nemises since the beginning. He likes to hide treats under blankets and couch cushions. He used to love destroying squeaky toys until he discovered kongs. He demands to sleep in the bed (he is a cuddler) and every morning runs to get a treat.

    The one thing that everyone should know about Murphy is that he is paralyzed but he doesn't suffer from his condition. His paralysis was very sudden and completely unexpected. However, he has overcome his condition in "leaps and bounds". He still loves to play and when he is using his wheelchair, he is unstoppable."



  • { Meet Murphy }