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Duty Calls

Monday, November 10th, 2014

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Meet the 6 dogs whose heroic feats are being honored at the first Military Dog Float in the NYC Veterans Day Parade!

1. Ryky- 8 Belgian Malinois

A Detection dog, Ryky sniffed out IED’S. She earned a k9 medal for exceptional service.

2. Cila 7 Choc. Lab

She served for 5 years with staff Sgt Jason Bos in the Army Police which included 1 year tour in Operation Enduring Freedom

3. Fieldy 7 Black Lab

A Contract working dog, serving alongside Cpl. Nick Caceres in Afghanistan

4. Maxi 13 Belgian Malinois

Multiple tours as an Explosive Detection Dog and 2 years as a military police dog in Japan.

5. Cena 7, Black Lab

Worked with Cpl Jeff Deyong Jr in Operation Moshtarak in Afghanistan
6. Mariah 6 Black Lab

Worked in Afghanistan with Sgt. Oscar Pena detecting explosives

Momentary Leash

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

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Get a Pup for the day! NYC Shelter pairs empty dog “nest” New Yorkers with hounds up for adoption for Hikes in the wilderness.

Founded in 2012, Discover Outdoors hosts hikes paired up with hounds from Animal Haven Shelter for bi-monthly day hikes in the great outdoors, $110 fee with it going to the shelter.

www.discoveroutdoors.com

Petco to Open in Midtown East

Monday, October 13th, 2014

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Another Big Box Store opens in Midtown!

Petco, the goliath pet store chain has come to tony Midtown East, they took over the former 3 level OTB space that has been dormant for almost 4 years.

Grand Opening is this weekend (10/17-19)

http://www.petco.com/content/locator/Details.aspx?storeId=3746&Nav=2

Cat-Astrophe- Queens Cat owners seeing mysterious feline disappearances!

Monday, June 16th, 2014

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In the past 8 months over 80 cats have vanished from the Astoria, Queens area without a trace. Neighbors are terrified.

Mary Witty an NYU Admin and owner of Astoria 7 a group dedicated to tracking disappearances is getting reports of over 300 such disappearances all over New York City.

www.astoria7.org

Roughing It! Four Solutions to help your dog weather the winter.

Monday, February 17th, 2014

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1. Wax

Musher’s Secret is a wax that protect paws for those dogs that won’t wear booties, the wax moisturizes the foot. Only downside is it’s a little messy.

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2. Dog Safe Salt-
Dog Friendly ice melting product that gives traction without harming paws.

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3. Disposable Booties

Paw Protection without the bulk and expense as they are disposable.

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5. Heavy duty dog boots

A good pair of Zack and Zoey dog boots, they offer warmth and insulation, a little pricey but worth the added expense.

Pets on Amtrak

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

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The Pets on Trains Act, aka HR 2066 is a bill up for vote in Congress.
If passed it would allow pets on Amtrak.

Their would be specially designated “Pet Car” on each train and could not be more than 75 miles and pets would still need to be crated and stowed in accordance with Amtrak’s policies.

Queens College Has puppy room during finals

Friday, January 17th, 2014

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Books are not the only thing that makes ones ears stand up during finals week!

Students looking to ease some stress have fuzzy distractions.

The student association has helped create a puppy room in the library to help ease end of semester stress.

Puppy paradise proudly supplied the puppies, which were a yorkie, pomeranian and Dachshund.

Dogs can have their cake and eat it too!

Monday, December 9th, 2013

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Remember Fido when grabbing goodies at the bakery!


1. Peanut Butter Bacon Bites from Good Enough-520 Columbus Avenue

2. Pumpkin Spice Dog Bones from Milk and Cookies- 19 Commerce Street

3. Peanut Butter Dog Cupcakes- 601 West 57th Street

4. Dog Cupcakes from Sprinkles- 780 Lexington Avenue

Hawaii Shelter Pets Need Airline Buddies!

Monday, December 9th, 2013

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Will you miss Fido while away and traveling to Maui over the holidays?

The Maui Humane Society offers two solutions.

1. Daytime visits with shelter cats and dogs

2. The opportunity to escort a pet off the island for adoption.

The Helping Paws Program allows you to walk the dogs, bathe + brush them (dogs and cats).

Additionally visitors can escort a dog or cat off the island to families on mainland USA their flight home. The society pays to ship but saves on airfare are linked to an existing reservation.

You can contact the society with your flight info and meet a shelter staff member at the airport for check in, when the animal is transferred to the airline for cargo shipping. Fliers have no responsibility beyond that. The pet is picked up by a partner agency.

Chihuahua too many! California ships unwanted pups to NY

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

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Ca shelters are so overrun with Chihuahuas that they are shipping them to NY, but we have already too many as it is!

Chi’s rank 2nd above most breeds that are abandoned or surrendered. Pocket pooches are in demand in New York, where apts are small.
More than 800 chihuahuas were left from 2010-2012 at AC&C animal shelter.

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