Dogington Post Educates Readers on Snow Safety for Dogs, As Winter Storms Continue to Set Snowfall Records Across the Country

Dogington Post Educates Readers on Snow Safety for Dogs, As Winter Storms Continue to Set Snowfall Records Across the Country











Dogington Post Educates Readers on Snow Safety for Dogs, As Winter Storms Continue to Set Snowfall Records Across the Country


Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) March 07, 2013

A staggering number of records have been broken in recent days by late season winter storms. Excessive snow warnings were in place across the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Northeastern parts of the country igniting the Dogington Post’s winter weather safety education and awareness initiative.

As residents in the snow smothered areas struggle to live comfortably – many without electricity or means of travel, the online dog news source will focus on promoting snow safety for dogs.

“Those who live in cold, snowy regions of the country are used to protecting themselves from the elements,” said Brandy Arnold, Content Editor for Dogington Post. “But it’s crucial that pet owners never forget to take precautions to keep their dogs warm and safe, too.”

Snowy and icy conditions put dogs at particular risk for slipping, falling through ice, hypothermia, and even exposure to poisonous antifreeze or snow-melting chemicals. Freezing temperatures are especially dangerous for very young and senior dogs and those without a lot of fur. With the winter ice and snow showing no sign of letting up, this latest initiative by Dogington Post is designed to educate dog owners about the hazards of wintertime when that knowledge is most valuable and could potentially save lives.

The site has included numerous features about winter weather safety, including how to Prepare A dog to play in the snow, tips for protecting a dog in the winter, and taking care of a dog’s feet in freezing temperatures.

“We hope that this life-saving information will reach the families of dogs in snow-stricken parts of the country as quickly as possible,” said Pegi Dahl, contributor for Dogington Post, “at the time when they need it most. Some people don’t realize that taking simple measures in weather like this could save their beloved pet’s life.”

For more information about Dogington Post and their latest efforts to promote winter weather safety for dogs, visit http://www.dogingtonpost.com.

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Ponderosa Pet Crematory and Memorials Reflects on Five Years of Helping Honor and Cherish Family Pets across Northern Arizona

Ponderosa Pet Crematory and Memorials Reflects on Five Years of Helping Honor and Cherish Family Pets across Northern Arizona











Russell Mann with Kizzy 2012


Flagstaff, Ariz. (PRWEB) March 01, 2012

Russell Mann started a new business five years ago to help people remember and cherish the great moments, the memories of their cats, dogs and various other family pets. Ponderosa Pet Crematory and Memorials marks its five-year anniversary of service in the region this month.

Ponderosa Pet Crematory is the only business of its kind in northern Arizona and is also the only full-service provider for pet owners in the region.

Mann reflects on some of the many stories about people and their pets from these past years.

He notes the numerous stories about what he calls “truck dogs.” “Truck dogs ride around in their owners’ trucks,” said Mann. “There was one truck dog a few years ago and I asked what made this dog so special. The dog’s human companion told me, no, you don’t understand – this dog never got out of the truck. So this dog still rides around in that truck, its ashes are in a special urn next to its dog bed in the back of that truck,” said Mann.

He also recalls recent assistance with a memorial for one very special dog. “Last May there was a community memorial for a police dog, a German Shepherd, out of Payson,” he said. The dog’s name was Kodiak Barr. He had 10 years of service to the community – I also wrote his obituary.”

Another dog, a Dachshund, was a dog that went fishing. “If he didn’t get to go fishing at least once a week, there would be big trouble, commotion at that dog’s house,” recalls Mann. “So when the dog passed away, we made a special urn with his ashes that reads: ‘Fear no Fish.’” There was another Dachshund that was memorialized with its bed and its toys. “I remember the toys in particular,” said Mann. “There was a huge pile of them, maybe 40 toys. So I asked about this, what is the story with these toys? The dog’s owner explained that this dog could recognize and differentiate between all these different toys. The owner would say, ‘Go get your cow, or go get Big Bird’ – and darn if that dog didn’t always bring back that exact toy.”

Ponderosa Pet Crematory and Memorials was not on Mann’s radar as a business prior to starting it in 2008. “I was a professional foster parent working part time for Norvel and Clarice Owens,” recalls Mann. “I got called into the office and they showed me an article and told me I needed to read it. It was an article about a new, emerging trend and the need for professionals to start providing final care for people’s pets. I read the article and I knew I had to do it right. I started Ponderosa Pet Crematory within the month.”

“I’m dedicated to providing reputable end-of-life care for my customers’ pets throughout northern Arizona,” said Mann. “Because I understand the emotional turmoil and the sorrow when one loses one of these remarkable family pets, I’m in business to help ensure this incredibly tough time is handled with compassion and dignity. I’m in business to assist my customers as they choose a fitting way to remember these inspiring animals that give so much, so many years of joy.”

For the past five years he has been helping customers – on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week – with that final care and in arranging the best possible memorials to family pets. “Every year I get calls on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Day,” he said. Ponderosa Pet Crematory provides removal service, urns and memorial markers, pet caskets and casketing service, viewings, and it offers advance plans for pet owners in communities throughout the region.

Ponderosa has provided final care for many different animals including birds, iguanas, ferrets, a goldfish and even a little donkey once – and cats, of course. “I have a customer with a ranch and horse property on the outskirts of Flagstaff,” Mann said. “He is a big rancher, a cowboy kind of guy and he has barn cats. They don’t come in the house but they are always there to greet him when he visits the barn for chores. He told me that he never expected the sorrow when one of them passed away, curled up in the hay.”

“I remember the very first dog I cremated,” said Mann. “It was a Portuguese Water Dog – it looked like a very grand, majestic poodle – and its name was Beamer.” There was also the dog that was always on duty. It had so much work around its house out in the countryside. It patrolled the grounds, had a different special bark for both the UPS truck and the mailman, and it took care of the other dogs in the family. “It was like the ranch manager – that wonderful animal was on duty to its very last moment. Then I helped the dog’s human companion put together a fitting memorial for such a hard working, dedicated dog,” said Mann.

Visit Ponderosa Pet Crematory and Memorials at ponderosapetcrematory.com or call Russell Mann at (928) 774-5669 or (800) 508-2456 – providing final care for companion pets since 2008.

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New Healthy Dog Treat Company Donates Profits to Local Animal Shelters and Rescues across Five States

New Healthy Dog Treat Company Donates Profits to Local Animal Shelters and Rescues across Five States











Marblehead, MA (PRWEB) March 23, 2011

Goodness Gracious LLC (http://www.GoodnessGraciousTreats.com), a US manufacturer of healthy dog treats and supplies, announced recently that after just nine months of being in business, it donated thousands of dollars to community animal shelters and rescue organizations in 2010. Goodness Gracious, which earmarks 51 percent of its profits for animal shelters and rescues in locations where its products are sold, pays a portion of it up front for each new retailer that carries its products. The Company also recently announced that it is boosting its contributions in 2011 by donating $ 2 off the top of every item sold through its website to non-profit animal welfare charities.

Animal shelters and rescues in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Chicago and Georgia benefited from Goodness Gracious last year. And the Company is looking to expand that reach through key partnerships with distributors and retail stores in 2011 and online sales.

“We are thrilled to be able to save and improve the lives of animals in need, and we have our loyal customers to thank,” said Amy Renz, Managing Director. “Our 2010 donations were enough to rescue, feed and vaccinate thousands of companion animals. And 2011 is already looking brighter for many more. Through our current partnerships with key distributors we are now reaching over 1000 retail outlets across 10 states. Our donations and our growth are remarkable, especially considering we launched our business just a year ago.” Renz continued.

Audrey’s Pet Supply and Services (http://www.audreysboston.com), an upscale pet supply store on Newbury Street in Boston, is one of those loyal retailers committed to animal welfare. They sell Goodness Gracious treats and have chosen the Animal Rescue League of Boston (http://www.arlboston.org) as the charity they want Goodness Gracious to support.

“Working with Goodness Gracious has been such an amazing experience not only for me as a store owner but also for my customers and their dogs,” said Brittany Bang, owner of Audrey’s Pet Supply. “There are hundreds of ‘good’ dog treats out there but none are the total package like the Goodness Gracious line. Not only has Goodness Gracious created a treat that consists of yummy, human grade quality ingredients that dogs go crazy over, but they’ve also built a business by giving back 51% of their profits to animal rescue work… It truly is a win win!” Bang continued.

Having a big, positive impact on a neglected animal’s life doesn’t cost much. According to the ASPCA’s website (aspca.org) you can feed a needy dog or cat for less than $ 1 per day and vaccinate one for $ 3.50. With the donations from Goodness Gracious, the Animal Rescue League of Boston was able to aid hundreds.

“We are honored to have a friend like Audrey’s owner Brittany Bang who shares our commitment to rescuing homeless animals,” said Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Boston Adoption Manager Marianne Gasbarro. “Audrey’s routinely supports us by featuring our adoptable animals, and by holding special in-store adoption days and promotions that benefit our Adoption Center,” Gasbarro explains. “Audrey’s Pet Supply also stocks Goodness Gracious treats and has selected our shelter to receive the 51% give back that Goodness Gracious generously donates. Our partnership is a great example of how we can make a real difference in the lives of animals on the local level.”

Goodness Gracious’ partnership with Audrey’s and ARL Boston isn’t the only success story. Through sales made at Parker’s Pets (parkersnaturals.com) in Chicago, Goodness Gracious supports Chicago’s non-profit Trio Animal Foundation (trioanimalfoundation.org). In New York, the Putnam County Humane Society (puthumane.org) is supported by Goodness Gracious sales at Reigning Dogs and Cats Too. PAWS New England (pawsnewengland.com) which rescues dogs out of a high kill shelter in rural Tennessee and places them in homes throughout New England is supported by Goodness Gracious sales at the Natural Dog (thenaturaldog.us) in Newburyport, MA and Especially for Pets (especiallyforpets.com) Massachusetts stores. So is the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society (mrfrs.org). And there are many more stories like these.

“Having Goodness Gracious treats for sale at Audrey’s is such a no brainer,” said Bang. “We try to support animal rescue work at our shop as much as possible and by selling Goodness Gracious treats we are able to help shelters in our community. More companies should follow their business model and give back where they can. When customers hear that 51% of the profits of Goodness Gracious treats go back to helping animal rescue work within our community it is such a natural reaction for them to want to purchase the treats. Customers know not only will their dog be getting a treat with the finest quality ingredients they also know it is money very well spent.” she continued.

Goodness Gracious products can be found in retail stores in MA, NH, ME, RI, CT, NY, NJ, IL, IN and WI and online at http://www.GoodnessGraciousTreats.com. A partial list of the charities Goodness Gracious supports also can be found online at http://www.goodnessgracioustreats.com/id68.html.

About Goodness Gracious, LLC

Based in Marblehead, MA Goodness Gracious believes in helping all less fortunate animals by providing for the health and well being of all fortunate dogs. The company makes eight varieties of wholesome all-natural dog treats, including four varieties of pure meat jerky and four varieties of cookies, as well as an all-natural tick repellent. Their products are available online and on the shelves of retailers in the US. For a partial list of retail stores visit: http://www.goodnessgracioustreats.com/id99.html.

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Great American Hot Dog Book, The: Recipes and Side Dishes from Across America

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Megan Blake and her Dog Super Smiley Join “2 Dogs 2,000 Miles” Walk Across America, For Canine Cancer Awareness

Megan Blake and her Dog Super Smiley Join “2 Dogs 2,000 Miles” Walk Across America, For Canine Cancer Awareness











Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2010

Today it was announced that Megan Blake, pet-lifestyle coach and host of the PBS show Animal Attractions TV along with Super Smiley, the spokes dog for Throw Away dogs, have joined passionate animal advocate Luke Robinson and his two Great Pyrenees dogs on their “2 Dogs 2000 Miles” walk across the U.S. from Austin, Texas, to Boston, Massachusetts, to raise awareness and money for canine cancer research.

Luke’s heroic trek was inspired by the death of his beloved dog Malcolm to metastatic bone cancer in 2006. The heart-wrenching loss changed his life forever and precipitated immediate action. In 2008, Luke sold his truck, packed his belongings and hit to road to share his story with America. Today Luke and “the boys” have been on the road for approximately two years.

“I’m honored that Megan took time out of her life in California and all the wonderful things that she does for animal rights to come join Hudson, Murphy and myself this week walking. It’s going to be an amazing adventure and we’re going to have a ton of fun,” stated Luke Robinson.

Megan and Super Smiley will join them on the last leg of their trip in the Baltimore, New Haven and Connecticut areas between April 11 and April 18. Megan and Super Smiley will also rejoin the team on June 18 for the closing ceremonies in Boston.

Megan is a passionate animal lover, rescuer, spokesperson and long-time supporter of Luke’s cause. She knows that one in four dogs will die of canine cancer and that it’s the leading cause of death in dogs over age two. As a result, Luke’s walk remains close to her heart.

“Smiley and I are so honored that Luke, Hudson and Murphy invited us to join their ‘2 Dogs 2000 Miles’ walk to raise awareness for canine cancer,” stated Megan Blake. “Smiley is excited that he gets to speak for Throw Away dogs along the way. Life is an adventure and this is one of the great ones! Pawsome!”

Super Smiley on the other hand has launched his own Happy Campaign which is part of a larger initiative to raise awareness around animal adoption and rescue. He aims to support his canine friends not only through his work as the spokes dog for Throw Away dogs, but also by walking paw by paw for Luke’s great cause.

“Having lost two dogs to cancer myself, this cause is very near and dear to me. I plan to continue doing whatever I can to support Luke,” added Megan Blake.

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ABOUT MEGAN BLAKE AND SUPER SMILEY:

Megan’s mission: to help people integrate pets into their lives. She is a Pet Expert on, Hosts, Segment Produces & Writes for Animal Attractions TV, the #1 Pet Series on PBS and winner of an Honorary Mention at the Genesis Awards presented by the Humane Society US. Working with wolves, Megan has learned pack structure & to better “speak dog” directly from the source. Her canine specialty is training & integrating dogs into families where she teaches kids to be pack leaders. Traveling over 110,000 miles with Tout Suite The Travel Kitty, she is also a trusted pet travel expert.

She is a columnist for Dog’s Life Magazine (also honored by the HSUS & featured on the Bonnie Hunt Show), has been on the covers of, written for, or been the subject of articles in magazines including Cat Fancy, Paw Print, American Lifestyle, Statement, LAX, San Diego Pets and Atlanta Magazine, is a requested essayist for the Humane Society US, has a Social Network Website for Pets, her own book imprint, & makes TV & live appearances to share pet info & host events.

Megan has rescued & worked with animals all her life & has cats, dogs, & horses. Tout Suite The Travel Kitty is a feral, the dogs were returned repeatedly to shelters, and the horses were headed to slaughter after one had been made dangerous from abuse. Megan wants the ones who have the least chance of placement. Smiley recently produced a music video for Throw Away dogs & is running a Spokes-Dog campaign for Throw Aways MeganHeartsPets.MeganBlake.com/Super-Smiley. Her cat, Tout Suite The Travel Kitty, guest-stars on Animal Attractions TV, has traveled over 110,000 miles with her, and has completed a book series.

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