woof it is give away time

TGIF! Friday has arrived and that means weekend is here for some fun, I am not sure what we going to do but go with the flow and be outdoors.

I need my daily dose of dog park, Layla

Woof as you all know I have now have a stroller and as Mom says every princess needs a crown. I will not wear a crown, but a fancy collar is just as good if not better.

So, Mom my slave has been searching for something special and as we believe in giving back, helping women and their families, hand made crafts,  Mom came across this amazing site and they sent us a collar.

Princess with her beautiful collar

Who are they?

Sambboho – Sustainable fashion to empower women.

Their Mission :  They started their store to empower artisan women of their little hometown in Brazil. With your purchases you allow them to safely work from home so they can take care of the household and be independent financially.

They are also dog lovers so a percentage from their profits goes to a No Kill Shelter in San Diego which I think is awesome.

The collar I got for Layla is called Paris Sambboho dog collar and I love it. The colors are perfect for Madam, and she looks adorable wearing it proudly.

Princess modelling her Paris collar

It is beautifully made, the beads are triple hand sewn onto leather, the glass beads are imported from Slovakia do not break or fade, they are water resistance, the leather is treated with organic beeswax for comfort, and of course there is a D-Ring for the leash.

So, this week we are dedicating the blog to this fantastic business who is helping others and with Christmas/Hanukkah 4 months away giving you ideas as to what to get as gifts and helping the women feed their families plus enabling them to have a fantastic Christmas also.

You have an 11% discount on all your shopping with the code Rescue11.

Now as we love sharing, we are this week doing a give away for the USA only for a collar for your dog or cat, yes, a cat can enter also woof, all you must do is fill in the below link and keep entering so that you have more of a chance to win.

Link to enter :  http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/baa88aa61/?

To see their all their stunning products pop on over to their website: https://sambbohoshop.com/

So let us get the fun going and good luck to all those that enter,

Have a wonderful weekend, with woof and love from Layla

 

 

Are you prepared ?

June has arrived and it is important month for us pet parents. It is the month where we should make sure we are prepared for any disaster that can happen and our bags are packed and ready to go.

Living in San Francisco which is earthquake city I am prepared and check my bag once every six months to make sure all is good. With Layla aging and now on medications I have got extras in the bag, so I do not have to worry if we must run.

In the bag I have food for Madam, I have put freeze dried food as she eats homemade, boxes of water, water bowl, food bowl, leash, poop bags, first aid kit and so much more. I also have a wonderful carrier which expands on all sides to enlarge it so I can put her inside it, and she will be safe plus I will not have to worry about her wandering off especially as she is going blind.  There is also a file with all her important info which includes a document with emergency contact if something happens to me. Her microchip is up to date, like her tags with an emergency phone number in case my phone is not working. My plan is if we must run to put her in her backpack and carry the bag, so she does not fall and hurt herself.

 

For me LOL, some instant coffee and creamer, crackers, and some cans of food but not much as the bag is so heavy with all her stuff. As I say I can live off bread and water, but she needs proper food. I also have a sleeping bag, flashlight, battery operated radio and I put to protect us from winds which San Francisco does have a beach canopy which will give us some shelter.

Being prepared can be a life saver for our fur family plus being prepared makes my life easier as I do not have to worry If something happens.

Are you prepared? Tell us what you have in your bag as hey maybe I forgot something. Please keep microchip and tags information updated at all times.

 

So, everyone, get the bags ready, please be safe

Happy Pride everyone, get rainbows flying in the wind,

 

With a woof and love from Layla

 

April 2022 Pet Holidays and Observances

 

April has arrived and let the adventures and fun begin, Layla

 

 

Month 

  • Canine Fitness Month
  • Dog Appreciation Month
  • National Adopt a Greyhound Adoption Month
  • National Heartworm Awareness Month
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month
  • Prevention of Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

Week

  • International Pooper Scooper Week – April 1-7
  • International Pooper Scooper Week – April 1-7
  • National Animal Control Appreciation Week – April 10-16, 2022 (Second Full Week in April)
  • National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week – April 10-16, 2022 (Second Full Week in April)
  • National Dog Bite Prevention Week – April 10-16, 2022
  • Passover – April 15 – 23
  • Animal Cruelty / Human Violence Awareness Week – April 17-23, 2022 (Third Week in April)
  • National Pet ID Week – April 17-23, 2022 (Third Week of April)
  • National Raw Feeding Week – April 1-7
  • National Scoop the Poop Week – April 24-30

Day 

  • April 2 : Every Day is Tag Day – (First Saturday in April)
  • April 4 : World Stray Animal Day
  • April 6 : National Siamese Cat Day
  • April 7 : National Pet Health Insurance Day
  • April 8 :  Dog Farting Awareness Day
  • April 8 : National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
  • April 10 : ASPCA Day (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
  • April 10 : National Hug Your Dog Day
  • April 11 : National Pet Day
  • April 17 : Easter
  • April 18 : Pet Owners Independence Day
  • April 19 : Pet Owners Day
  • April 19 : National Cat Lady Day
  • April 22 : Earth Day
  • April 23 : National Lost Dog Awareness Day
  • April 24 : National Pet Parent’s Day – (Last Sunday in April)
  • April 26 : National Kids and Pets Day
  • April 27 : Free Feral Cat Spay Day
  • April 27 : International Guide Dog Day  (Last Wednesday in April)
  • April 27 : National Little Pampered Dog Day
  • April 29 : Hairball Awareness Day  (Last Friday in April)
  • April 30 : National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • April 30 : National Animal Advocacy Day
  • April 30 : National Therapy Animal Day
  • April 30 : Pet Tech CPR Day (Last Saturday in April)
  • April 30 : World Veterinary Day (Last Saturday in April)

Happy April Every One, love Layla

 

 

February is the Month of Love

Woof to all my friends,

Did you know that Valentines might be over but on Sunday, 20th February is National Love Your Pet Day?

This is a very special day as it makes us humans realize how much we love our pets and how fortunate we are to have them in our lives. Something I would not change ever. I am aware that we spoil our pets daily, but I love the idea of one day a year is dedicated to them.

Did you know that most households in the United States have at least one pet? There are more cats than dogs in the U.S., mose households have dogs not cats, but the difference is not that much. Pets are not only canine and feline, there are quite a few who prefer the birds, reptiles, fish, or rats.

Whatever pet it is they all deserve to be extra spoiled on this day.

Below are some ideas of what we can do, and we cannot wait to hear from you what you are going to do.

 

So, to all my fur friends Happy National Love Your Pet Day and we hope you gets lots of treats, fun with your humans and please make lots of memories.

With a woof and love from Layla

 

 

Valentines Day is here

Hello fur friends,

It is 4 days away from Valentines Day or as Mom calls it chocolate day, and she told me she is going to spoil herself with a chocolate. I think I should be spoiled and not her but hey she does deserve it sometimes.

Mom and I had a long chat this week about Valentines Day and how I do not need anything as I am a spoiled brat but how the animals in shelters need to be loved also so we decided to put a package together of goodies and we going to drop it off at one of the shelters.

Those animals do not deserve to be in shelters but in warm homes with lots of love but we humans are to blame for that so as Mom says those caring humans who are speaking out for them must make sure also that they are spoiled on Valentine’s Day with love.

We are asking all our fur friends to please go to a shelter and donate food, treats or toys so that the animals can feel special love also. What could be better than seeing the smile of a dog or cat being spoiled like we are, it is a blessing.

I have a question? Who wants to be my Valentine?

 

Happy Valentines Day everyone, make sure you spoil your Mom or Dad with lots of licks and being good,

With woofs and love from Layla

Why we speak out against Animal Abuse

TGIF! End of week and our weekly blog is here. This week we going to discuss the animal abuse in the world and say a thank you to Betty White for speaking out.

As you all are aware Betty White passed away a week ago, she was an amazing woman, her comedy was brilliant but her legacy for speaking out for animals is something the animal world has lost. The animals have lost an amazing advocate and we all need to speak out for those that don’t have a voice.

There are so many issues when it comes to animals, a circus or zoo which are prisons for those poor animals and have not chosen that kind of life. The circus animals are beaten and mistreated just to entertain humans which is so wrong, each time a circus closes and the animals are set free I celebrate as they should all be free roaming the land where they come from. Animals in zoos should have that same life of freedom, not sitting in cages or enclosures seeing the same thing every day – that is not a life, that is a prison. It is time that zoos close down also.

Breeders are just as bad, they breed animals especially in puppy mills or cat mills, where the dogs and cats do not have lives, they are baby making machines, living in deplorable conditions and when they cannot breed anymore they are dumped like garbage. Puppy or Cat mills should be closed down and made illegal. I here too rejoice everything a law passes forbidding the sale of pets in pet stores as the pets do not have deserve to be there but like every living being, should be free to live their lives as they do not have a say in their lives and therefore it is abuse.

Hybrid cats or dogs that are bred like Cockapoos, etc are all mutts and should not be labelled as a breed, they are mixed breeds.

That is why Spay and Neuter is so important to keep the over population under control, by doing that less animals would land up in shelters or become feral/homeless, but would have homes to live their lives. If everyone spayed or neutered there would be no euthanasia as the shelters would not have all these poor animals hoping for a rescue.

Betty White spoke about all the above, her voice was heard by so many animal advocates and that is why we are all mourning today her loss and the start of the Betty White Challenge is a brilliant idea to remember her as with all the rescues working day and night to save the animals from shelters they will be able to raise more funds to help them carry on their wonderful work.

Will you be donating to a rescue organization in memory of Betty White ? Layla and I will be doing it to one of our favorite rescues who saves the disabled, seniors and sick pets dumped in shelters and is a hospice so they live the rest of their lives in comfort with love.

Pets are family, the reason shelters are overflowing is because of the selfish inconsiderate humans who think that when they do not want to be responsible anymore they dump them in shelters. A pet should live his or her life in comfort as part of your family.

On this note we are praying that 2022 Shelters will be empty, pets will have loving homes and the abuse will stop.

Thank you Betty for all you did, you will be missed by many, hug your pet,

With a woof and love from Layla

 

 

 

January 2022 Pet Holidays

Best time of year to smell and pee on the Christmas Tree

Month 

  • National Train your dog Month
  • Walk Your Dog Month.
  • Adopt a Rescued Bird Month.
  • Unchain a Dog Month.

Days

  • 2: National Pet Safety Day
  • 2: Happy Mew Year for Cats
  • 14. National Dress Up your Pet Day
  • 22. National Answer your Cat’s Question Day
  • 24. Change a Pet’s Life Day
  • 24. Peanut Butter Day – most dogs will that day
  • 29. Seeing Eye Guide Anniversary

 

Have a safe 2022 Everyone with a woof and love from Layla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Layla’s Wish for Christmas

Hi everyone, are you getting ready for Christmas ?  What is on your wish list.

Mom and I discussed Christmas, the gifts people give and so much more but this year because of all the pets being dumped in shelters, abandoned on streets, I decided that my wish for Christmas would not be gifts but something more important. So I wrote a letter to Santa saying:#dont

 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas, with lots of laughter, food and family but am begging not for treats but that everyone thinks of all the poor homeless and shelter pets that are needing a home.

Please remember to keep us safe from all the not good stuff for pets :

With woof and love from

Layla

 

600 Million Dogs

TGIF ! Happy Halloween everyone, please keep your pets safe indoors and of course away from the treats, especially your black cats.

This week we going to share with you about my new job. It is my dream job as I am working for an organization that is doing what I believe in, animal rights, spay and neutering your pets to stop the over population in shelters.

Thank you Catherine Hill for helping me put the wording together.

Who is the founder of the 501c3 nonprofit 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You?

600 Million Dogs founder Alex Pacheco has received many awards such as induction into the U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame, The Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award, Sea Shepherd Crew Member of the Year; he co-founded PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and served as Board Chairman for 20 years.

Alex Pacheco

What motivated him to start 600 Million Dogs? In his words:

One of the experiences that motivated me was meeting Baby Bear — a pup I found on death row, while I was volunteering at a dog pound in Mexico. While in Mexico, I desperately wanted to help the swarms of starving strays who were everywhere.

The first morning, I found Baby Bear, alone and cowering in the back of a filthy cage. Shaking uncontrollably. His body covered with the dreaded skin disease mange. Half starved.

He was gentle and weak, as I lifted him … yet somehow, strong in spirit. He was so pitiful, I spent the entire day holding him, trying to ease his fear and loneliness — even though 50 other innocent dogs and cats were also going to die that same day. 50 whose suffering I would never get to ease.

Later in the day, Baby Bear was licking my face, but he suddenly stopped when he felt the sting of the needle going into his vein. The lethal “sky-blue sodium pent” drug was on its way to his heart, to end his life.

He looked me right in the eye, and his face spoke to me, asking, “Why? Why are you doing this to me? I thought you were my friend.”

Then his face fell heavy into my hand, and his soul was gone. I tried to man-up, but I couldn’t. Instead, I broke down and began to cry, while trying to hide it from the other workers.

As I slowly regained my composure, it sunk in — his suffering was even more heartbreaking simply because it was 100% preventable.

In anger I swore that no matter what it took, I was going to find a way to end this suffering.

What is the mission of 600 Million Dogs?

To permanently end the #1 cause of suffering for dogs and cats globally: overpopulation.

We are on track to accomplish this by developing special food that can spay or neuter dogs or cats without surgery. Super birth control food that can end the overpopulation problem without killing.

Our mission is to also save human lives by ending the world’s #1 cause of human deaths from rabies.  Our mission also includes ending the #1 financial burden of humane societies worldwide. No animals are harmed in our work, and all animals are adopted into caring homes.

More about 600 Million Dogs:

Imagine being able to Spay or Neuter Every Stray Dog in the World … by feeding them a cookie. We are developing super birth control cookies to permanently end the global #1 cause of suffering for dogs: overpopulation. The fastest way to stop the cruelty and end the suffering of stray dogs is to develop a lifetime-lasting, one-dose birth-control cookie that will spay or neuter without surgery. Our immediate goal is to bring our work and clinical trials into the U.S. to speed up our progress.

Unimaginable cruelty is inflicted upon strays in up to 60 nations with virtually no laws against cruelty. They are brutally beaten to death, thrown into garbage trucks to be crushed to death, poisoned, shot, electrocuted, fed rotten meat with broken glass in it (to make them bleed to death), etc. We must find the fastest way to end this: we must finish development of permanent Super Birth Control Cookies.

Our studies use birth control formulas that already exist; we are applying advanced technology to modify and super-charge them and to convert them into permanent-lasting birth control. We produce infertility by safely changing the gonads and causing early menopause. No animals are harmed. Our Pilot Pups are adopted into forever homes. Thus far there are no negative side effects. Help us keep the cookies non-profit and free to the poor of the world.

We believe this single project can prevent more animal suffering than any other single animal project in history. Up to 10 billion strays will be born in the next 10 years worldwide. The majority will suffer and die painful deaths. A global solution is needed. It is within reach. A Spay and Neuter Cookie could prevent the suffering of 10 billion strays every 10 years. We must do the same for cats, horses, etc. The exciting news: the science and technology already exist. Help is needed. Join us!

Please visit :  https://www.600milliondogs.org/

So now you all know what I am up to lately with Layla of course stepping up to the plate and speaking out also,

Have a safe Happy Halloween Everyone

With love as always from Layla

 

 

 

 

 

August Pet Holidays and Observances

 

August is here and below is our monthly Pet Holidays to be observed

Month

  • National Dog Month
  • Celebration of raw feeding for pets for the month of August.

Week

  • 1-7: International Assistance Dog Week.
  • 10-16: Give a Dog a Bone Week.  This is hosted  by Pets of the Homeless, where they ask people to donate pet food and supplies to help the pets of the homeless

Day 

  • Aug. 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs as we do not know the exact date of their birthdays
  • Aug. 4: Assistance Dog Day
  • Aug. 5: Work Like a Dog Day
  • Aug. 6: Fresh Breath Day
  • Aug. 8: International Cat Day
  • Aug. 10: National Lazy Day
  • Aug. 10: Spoil Your Dog Day
  • Aug. 14: World Lizard Day
  • Aug. 15: National Check the Chip Day
  • Aug. 16: St. Roch’s Day
  • Aug. 17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day*
  • Aug. 21: International Homeless Animals Day
  • Aug. 22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • Aug. 23: International Blind Dog Day
  • Aug. 26: National Dog Day
  • Aug. 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
  • Aug. 30: National Holistic Pet Day