We all know everyone enjoys a good celebration and the holidays, and we know you want to include your animal companions in the festivities. July 4th is a pretty big holiday with lots of activities going on, mostly barbeques and fireworks. Here are some safety tips so you can include your pets in a way…
Dog of the Day!
The dog of the day: Swedish Vallhund
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What do you think about this breed? Ever heard of it before this? What other rare breeds do you know about? 🙂 Please share!
Today’s honorable choice is the Corgi! There are two different kinds of corgis: Pembroke and Cardigan Welsh.
(Images are credited to Google and videos are credited to YouTube; none are mine personally)
Here are a couple videos: One is informational and the other is just two adorable corgis playing together
Have you had experience with a corgi? Maybe lots? Share your good memories and thoughts about this wonderful dog breed 🙂
Dog of the Day!
Today’s dog is one that I am very fond of. It’s the English Bull Terrier!
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What do you think about this breed? Please share your thoughts 🙂
Molly was a relaxed American bulldog mix who walked with pride in every step she took. She was beaming with eagerness to explore outside of the shelter’s walls.
I was informed that she is a little dog aggressive, so she will need to be the only dog in the household when adopted. Besides that fact, she was friendly towards people. Speaking of which, a gentleman driving past us stopped so he could tell me that he thought Molly was a beautiful dog and that he was possibly interested in adopting a third canine. I spoke with him about other dogs that might benefit from his family dynamic & living space. During our chat, Molly had taken a rest by laying down in the shaded grass. She had a look of pure content on her face.
Molly never got overly excited while we were together. Sometimes though, when a sight or sound would catch her attention, her body had become taunt. She had a regal stance that proudly showed off her muscular build. Molly enjoyed the time I spent sitting with her. We had a mini photo shoot, and it seemed like she was changing her positions as if she was posing in different angles.
If you are interested in adopting Molly, please visit her page: http://www.allbreedrescuevt.com/animals/detail?AnimalID=7463619
Tulip was a very sweet boxer mix. She gave me kisses when I would kneel beside her. Her laid back attitude went to a whole new level. I think she might have taught herself to heal because she naturally returned to my side after she sniffed the grass a bit. Tulip had a calmness about her as soon as I met her, but that drastically changed when we stepped foot onto a big field. She immediately busted out all this energy and bolted about like a Ping pong ball at a championship tournament. In all her excitement of being outside and able to run, she did nip a good amount at my legs. I think that if a person brought a toy along while on walks she could easily learn where and how to redirect the nipping action in her frenzy of excitement.
During our walk, on a wonderfully sunny morning, she would sometimes walk behind me in a relaxed manner making me think that my slow walking pace was too fast. Every once in a while she would jump onto the grass along the curb and roll around in it, giving herself a nice, fun back scratch. Sometimes she would have fresh cut grass stick to her afterwards, which was quite amusing.
Tulip would strive with a family that has a big yard for her to run around. When she noticed another dog during our stroll, she seemed intrigued, but showed no forms of hostility. If Tulip sounds like a perfect fit for you, please visit her page to learn more about her and the rescue that has given her a second chance to find a forever home. If you have any questions for me, don’t be afraid to ask.
Tulip’s Page: http://www.allbreedrescuevt.com/animals/detail?AnimalID=7108127
Congrats to Antionette and Hardy! Both these wonderful canines were adopted this week. I hope they enjoy their new adventures with their forever homes.
According to All Breed Rescue’s website, Frodo is a mix of: Jack Russell Terrier / Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler. He is between five and six years old.
Frodo was overjoyed to go out for a walk. He pretty much ran past me, not caring who was walking him as long as he could get outside as fast as possible. Frodo was basically walking me with his continuous pulling.
When I get to the intersection in the path I walk, I tell the dog to “wait.” As soon as I stopped and said the word, Frodo immediately gave me all of his attention. He even sat down & looked up at me like I just told him “treat” instead of “wait.” Noticing this, I thought he would be a great agility dog. He could probably win, too. Frodo was very intelligent. When he saw other dogs, he would lay down. That was all on his own! I was amazed.
There was some parts when Frodo would change his pace into a relaxed trot or “prance,” like the dogs in the fancy shows. But at any moment he would spring into action and have as much energy as five children on Christmas morning, combined in one. With this in mind, I also thought Frodo might thrive in the game of frisbee. He might also do best with a family that has a fenced in yard or a dog park nearby.
Hardy was the first puppy that I have been lucky enough to walk during my volunteering days. I almost missed my chance because I didn’t know I was allowed to walk this little sweetheart. He was a Lab, Basset Hound mix. Hardy still had some growing to do, but I don’t think there will be much difference. His attitude was like any other puppy you play with: overly excited and curious about anything. Upon meeting this darling, his sharp nails brushed my skin, but I barely noticed because of his desire to be given affection.
Looking at Hardy, anyone could fall instantly in love with this rascal. His odd shape gets your attention, and then his beautiful brown eyes suck you into his infectious “happy” mood. I may have gotten some serious looking pictures, but Hardy was smiling the entire time we spent together.
He didn’t quite recognize his current name, but that was okay because he will most likely receive a new name when he gets adopted and lives in his forever home. While walking, Hardy would practically zig-zag throughout the street. I could tell that he loved it when people in passing cars noticed him. It almost looked like he was posing for them. In addition to the back ‘n forth walking, he would jump about and off the street curb. Hardy never pulled me around unless something was being blown by the strong wind. I never knew that a tiny twig could seem so interesting. He made it his mission to catch it all, but he only prevailed in catching a leaf with his paw.
During our wonderful walk, the little guy kept getting his leash either under his stubby legs, or somehow wrapped around him in a spiral way. It looked like he had rolled around to get it the way it ended up. The curiosity was also rolling off of him. Hardy did a form of “happy leaping” whenever he saw another dog, and he only barked once.