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Toni Eakes and the truth about A wish for Animals rescue

Hello dear animal lovers and friends, In  2012 I wrote an article about Toni Eakes and her rescue and she threatened to sue me and I had to take it down. I left this short post up to let people know why I took the previous post down. For whatever reason, maybe because the universe wants […]

Collar vs. Harness

The Competition Runs Neck-and-Neck. So I'm talking with fellow packpeople David and Yurda about pertinent blog topics and the age-old issue of leashing dogs with collars vs. harnesses comes up. Naturally, there is no easy way to answer this - there are arguments for both and I'll get into that in just a bit - […]

Is This Really My Dog?

Your Dog's Got a Personality. Get Used to It! You know how some parents want their kids to grow up to be doctors and they end up with musicians? The same kind of thing can happen with dog owners and their beloved pets. We sometimes hold our puppies to expectations that they can’t fulfill, nor […]

To Treat or Not To Treat?

The dish on giving your dog “people food” Our dogs can be so darned cute that it’s tempting to lavish them with the finest things possible… but remember: they’re dogs. What may be our idea of a delicious treat may not always be the healthiest option for our little friends… and the way we give […]

30 miles/hour can kill you and your dog

Safety for your dog in the car. I’m always shocked how careless and frivolous some people are with their dogs driving in cars. I see them jumping on the driver, licking the face and sitting on their laps. For responsible travel with a pet is to properly secure the animal. In an accident, an unrestrained […]

Tag your dog!

Importance of micro chipping and identifying your pet with a tag! Every year a few hundred thousand dogs get lost under different circumstances in the U.S.  1 in 3 pets will get lost during their lifetime; 10 million pets get lost every year. Losing a household pet is losing a member of the family. Tragically, few are […]

The perks of a pet – Great infographic

Perks of having a pet. If you’re a pet owner, chances are your Fluffy or Fido is one of your best friends in the world. Pets can definitely make your life a little bit sweeter, but what you may not realize is that they can also make your life a little bit healthier. If your […]

Lost Dogs: Hows, Whys and Lowering the Risk

A dog that loves you can still run away! Barley, the German Shepherd next door, loves his owner. It's not uncommon to see him jump on his daddy, give him a great big kiss, then sit dutifully at his side. It's also not uncommon to see Barley unattended, in the street; or as he was […]

When Animal Lovers become Animal Hoarders

Where is the fine line between the act of ‘loving animals and  ‘hoarding animals? When does a case become extreme? The Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium (HARC), defines an animal hoarder as someone who: accumulates a large number of animals; fails to provide minimal standards of nutrition, sanitation and veterinary care; fails to act on the deteriorating condition […]

We had to take down our article 08/02/12 about Toni Eakes and “A wish for Animals”

Why Toni Eakes should not be involved in animal welfare – A true story about ‘A Wish for Animals’ After Toni Eakes lawyer contacted and threatened us we needed to take down the article temporarily. I had a blog post here recommending that people not work with Toni for a variety of reasons and I got an email […]