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How to make a Pepsi Logo in Paint.NET

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Hot Dog Carts — How To Start Your Own Business With A Hot Dog Cart

Hot Dog Carts — How To Start Your Own Business With A Hot Dog Cart

The food service business is always growing. People will always need to eat food. The new generation buys more from vendors and does far less cooking at home, and buys more prepared food from vendors. The future trend is more take out and fast food.

You can catch this rising trend and ride it with a hot dog cart business.

So why doesn’t everyone start a business with hot dog carts?

Here’s a few reasons why:

1. They don’t know how to begin.

2. They don’t know how to start a commercial enterprise.

3. They get tangled in the health regulations an general red tape.

4. They are fearful of doing something different and unknown.

Where do you start?

To begin you need to find a place where you can set up a hot dog cart.

The perfect location has lots of foot traffic, should cost next to nothing to rent, be very visible and have no other hot dog carts.

That may seem impossible but take a look around, it might be easier than you think. Common locations for a hot dog cart are in or near:

* busy parks, the zoo, a beach, or recreational areas.

* industrial parks and factories.

* parking lots of large malls.

* bus, subway and train stations.

* the local bar strip

* downtown parking lot or street.

* schools, colleges or universities.

* office buildings.

Once you have found a few possible places, you need find out if you can put your hot dog cart there. Check with near by business owners ask them if you can put your hot dog cart on their property. Many will gladly have a quality provider of food close by, both to feed their own employees and to potentially draw customers. Also check with the local municipality for by-laws dealing with setting up on public property.

How do you start a new business?

You have to register your business with the appropriate parts of the government. They are most concerned with what sort of business you are going to be and, more importantly, how you will give them their tax money. Also you will need to choose a business name. After you have registered your business with both federal and state governments then you can get a license from the city government. The local authorities may require you to get a permit before allowing you to set your cart up on public property such as a park or a street.

You will also need to find out what the health department in you r area requires of people working in food service. They will tell you what foods you can and cannot serve out of a mobile food facility like a hot dog cart. They likely will tell you what equipment you need to have on your hot dog cart to make it legal as well. This important information helps with selecting the right model of hot dog cart as you will have a minimum set of features to work with. Your regional health department may also require that you take training courses in safe food handling. Last, they may need to physically inspect your hot dog cart to see that it follows all regulations.

What if you are too afraid to try something new?

Everyone is afraid of the new and unknown. That is human nature. Do not let that fear decide for you and steer you away from a successful business. Every business our there started because someone else got over their fears and took the first step. You already have done that by learning more about what it takes to get started. Don’t stop now.

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Dog Breeders and Puppy Farms: Money Over Morals

Dog Breeders and Puppy Farms: Money Over Morals

The breeding and selling of puppies is big business, both in the UK and abroad. But if you are thinking of spending hundreds of pounds on a pedigree puppy then please think again! Details from the latest Dogs Trust survey show that a staggering 107,228 stray and abandoned dogs were picked up from UK streets in 2009. Despite huge efforts from animal welfare organisations, charities and local councils, on average 12 stray and abandoned dogs an hour are now handled by local dog pounds.

According to the report, each hour:

> 5 dogs are reunited with their owners
> 3 are taken to welfare organisations
> 1 is rehomed from the Local Authority kennels
> 2 are in kennels for their seven day holding period
> 1 dog is put to sleep

So of the 107,228 dogs picked up in the last year, around 9,000 remained unclaimed and were put to sleep for want of a home.

Despite these rather sobering figures, dogs continue to be overbred and farmed because the demand exists. Huge profits are involved and dogs will suffer and die until consumers make a stand. Puppy farms are places of horrible cruelty to mother, father and pupps. Though you may not think your puppy originated in a farm, if you bought him from an advert in the newspaper, the internet, a pet shop or superstore, these outlets are all to often supplied by puppy farms. And even if he came from a recognised breeder or maybe even a family friend, you have to ask yourself how responsible it is breeding dogs considering the figures above. Money too often comes before morals!

Dog rescue centres nationwide are overflowing with friendly and affectionate dogs hoping for a second chance. It is a myth that rescue dogs are aggressive and not suitable for family life. Rescue dogs arrive in shelters for all sorts of reasons and many have excellent temperaments. They come in all breeds, shapes, ages and sizes. They will have been assessed by their rescue centre who will have a good idea about their personality and ideal home.

Far too many dogs are bred for a quick profit and sold without any consideration for their future welfare. With so many wonderful dogs facing death in pounds, please consider dog adoption when searching for your new four legged friend.



Abbie runs a popular UK dog rescue website promoting overlooked dogs for adoption in rescue centres nationwide.

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A guide to choose the most reliable and advance dog food

A guide to choose the most reliable and advance dog food

Colorful bags and slick advertisements often confuse these customers while purchasing dog food in Sydney. However, the confusion can be easily eliminated by a careful study of dog/ cat food with respect to your pet. There are in fact a number of aspects attached with the selection of right dog/ cat food for your pet such as: 

Your dog’s/ cat’s size Breed of your dog/ cat Your dog’s/ cat’s everyday activity level Your dog’s/ cat’s life stage And the health conditions associated with your pet. 


Without considering these factors, you can not cater to your dog’s basic needs. Some of the leading names associated with dog food Sydney include eukanuba dog food, hills science diet dog food, royal canin dog food, eagle pack dog food, iams dog food, supercoat dog food and pedigree dog food. But for choosing the right dog food among them you need to consider the above given factors. 

? Size of your pet: Your dog’s size plays an important role in deciding the amount of advance dog food that should be fed to your pet. Usually good brands such as royal canin dog food and royal canin cat food contain feeding regulations and even the approximate amounts label is present on the bag. These labels are to guide you about the needs of your specific dog. 

? Breed of your dog: It is important to note that the specific nutritional requirements of dogs vary according to their breeds. Certain breeds require more nutrition than others in order to live the best possible lifestyle. Manufacturers of dog food Sydney are well-acquainted with such issues and to overcome such problems have started producing breed specific cat and dog food products. 

? Your dog’s/ cat’s everyday activity level: Dogs with high energy require food with higher calories. Calorie rich food such as eukanuba dog food, hills science diet dog food, eagle pack dog food, iams dog food, supercoat dog food and pedigree dog food are appropriate for working dogs, as they remain highly active while assisting their masters in daily tasks. 

? Your dog’s/ cat’s life stage: Even the life stage of your dog plays a vital role in opting for a dog food. Nutritional needs keep on changing with the passage of time and different life stages have different nutritional needs. Puppies require a protein rich, high calorie dog food, whereas adult dogs require a balanced dog food including all the necessary elements. Senior dogs have special requirements and different needs. Therefore, it is impossible to serve the similar kind of advance dog food to every dog. 

With so many choices available in the markets, you may find difficult to choose an apt dog food for your pet, but these important factors can guide you a long way.

Smit Mathur is an expert for writing Articles and currently working for Pets Force. For more information related to advance dog food, dog supplies, pet food sydney, dog food sydney, eukanuba dog food please visit:

Dog Rescues – Save a Dog

Dog Rescues – Save a Dog

It is really sad to think of the number of dogs being put to sleep because they are battered, abused or simply unwanted.  These include a great number of dogs that would make excellent house pets and companions for someone.  When you think of getting a dog, why not consider one of these poor animals that are destined to die if no-one saves them.

Many dogs are abused by their owners, through lack of care (not getting enough food or water even) or through simple neglect (simply being tied up and left in a backyard and forgotten).  These poor creatures are starved not only for the essentials of food and water, but for companionship as well.  Sometimes caring neighborhood people will notice these neglected animals and report the owners to the SPCA or other animal agency. 

In severe case, the SPCA will take the animals away and try to rehabilitate them into becoming adoptable.  Sometimes the animals can be saved in this manner, but too many times the dogs are beyond help and are tragically put to sleep.  The SPCA only has so much funding and resources for these poor neglected creatures. They can only do a fraction of what really needs to be done to help these animals.

Dog rescues work in somewhat the same way in that they try to rehabilitate the dogs into becoming adoptable and try to find homes for them, but they are often breed specific.  For instance, there are dog rescues that are specifically for Boxers or for Pit Bulls or for any other specific breed. 

One type of dog rescue that you may not know about is for Greyhound dogs.  Typically Greyhounds are bred for racing.  When they become older and cannot run as fast, or start to lose races, these dogs are often discarded by the owners because they are not profitable anymore.  A dog rescue geared for Greyhounds will take these animals under their care and try to find suitable homes for them. 

Other dog rescues will take animals that have been abused and are somewhat disabled.  The SPCA often will not be able to find homes for these types of dogs because most people don’t want to bother looking after a pet that may need a bit more care.  Dog rescues will help find homes for these disabled animals as well.  Recently there was a case of a totally blind Boxer that needed a home, and a Boxer dog rescue centre was able to place him with a loving family.  If that family had not taken that dog, he may have been euthanized.  Instead, he is able to live a good life with a family who has gained a lovely companion.

If you are thinking of getting a dog, you may want to check out the dog rescues in your area.  Often you will be able to get a breed of dog that you like (for a lot less money than paying for a pure-bred puppy).  You will get a loving pet and you will also have the satisfaction of knowing that you have probably saved a dog’s life. 

Choose life for a battered, abused or unwanted dog.  Check out the dog rescues in your area and save a dog.





Denny Phillips is an avid dog lover and wishes to benefit all dogs. Get her new ebook: “The Great Dog Exercise Book” at:

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