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Romeo's BOING Wake Up

Romeo's BOING Wake Up

ZOOTOO  Mon, Mar 3

Sorry, but not really that sorry. Sometimes, I have the good fortune of coming across an unexpected wake up strategy. This morning, I was patrolling the perimeter of the bedroom as I pondered my plan of attack. Suddenly, I came across some sort of new cat toy. It was spiral and stuck out of the wall behind the door and had this fantastic little rubber tip on the end. Who on earth had put that there for me to play with? Whoever you are, thank you! I gave it a bat and BOOOOING! ...

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Andy Cohen walks the walk of pet adoption

Andy Cohen walks the walk of pet adoption

ZOOTOO  Fri, Feb 28

You can go home again, and Bravo talk show host Andy Cohen came back with flair as grand marshal of Sunday’s Beggin’ Pet Parade at the annual Soulard Mardi Gras festivities in St. Louis. Participants dress their pets in costumes and walk the parade route through Soulard, a historic French neighborhood in the city. Petey is awaiting a home at Open Door Animal Sanctuary. Cohen grew up in nearby Clayton, MO, and was invited back to the area because he recently adopted a dog ...

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

ZOOTOO  Thu, Feb 27

If you work with pit bull dogs long enough, the subject of dog fighting will come up. Let's be honest, it has come up in the comments of this blog. It's out there and people have strong opinions on it, so let's get it out there. First off, dog fighting is a horrible form of abuse and it is absolutely a people problem, not a dog problem. My purpose is not to focus on the actual fighting, but on the dogs who are the victims. For years, it was believed that dogs from these horrible and ...

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Happy Tail: A lively rabbit chooses his adopter

Happy Tail: A lively rabbit chooses his adopter

ZOOTOO  Wed, Feb 26

It’s no surprise to hear of a rabbit named Harvey, ever since Elwood Dowd’s six-foot three-and-a-half inch invisible rabbit of the same name made it to the silver screen in 1950. But Liz Schloegel of Ames, IA, says her Harvey is often more like Harvey Dent, the two-faced nemesis of Batman. Harvey Dent likes to do a little home decorating in his three-story condo. Liz, who is in veterinary school, decided she needed a rabbit to keep both her and her 18-year-old cat company. ...

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Bravo celeb leads Pet Parade with his Beagle

Bravo celeb leads Pet Parade with his Beagle

ZOOTOO  Tue, Feb 25

You can go home again, and Bravo talk show host Andy Cohen came back with flair as grand marshal of Sunday’s Beggin’ Pet Parade at the annual Soulard Mardi Gras festivities in St. Louis this past weekend. Participants dressed their pets in costumes and walked the parade route through Soulard, a historic French neighborhood in the city. The event has held the Guinness record for the largest parade of costumed animals for 21 years. This Beagle at Open Door Animal Sanctuary is ...

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Happy Tail: Little dog goes from abandoned to adopted

Happy Tail: Little dog goes from abandoned to adopted

ZOOTOO  Fri, Feb 21

Someone abandoned the little white dog at a flea market in Texas, and he ended up at the Humane Society of Harrison County in Marshall, TX. People repeatedly passed him by as he waited for a forever home. Meanwhile, in Carthage, TX, Deborah and Wayland Harris were looking on Petfinder for a dog to adopt. Their beloved Yorkie/Maltese mix had died from kidney failure about a year earlier, and they were now ready to bring a new companion into their lives. The little white dog was the one ...

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Happy Tail: A Boxer claims an adopter's heart

Happy Tail:  A Boxer claims an adopter's heart

ZOOTOO  Tue, Feb 18

Emily DeJesus of Milwaukee faced her computer monitor, entered her search criteria on Petfinder , said a little prayer and hit the send button. Her dog had died nine years earlier, and for years she’d said she would never go through that heartbreak again. Then something began tugging at her heartstrings, and she had the urge to open her heart to a furry friend once again. L earn why Petfinder believes all dogs should wear collars and tags . She had visited shelters but hadn&# ...

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Happy Tail: This rabbit is a honey of a bunny

Happy Tail: This rabbit is a honey of a bunny

ZOOTOO  Fri, Feb 14

Bunnies are funny, and Mrs. Gary Nibbets, also known as Mrs. G. or Gigi, shows it when she zooms through her cardboard box tunnel each day. She also "loves to hop on our couch and then hop up onto the top of her condo and survey her domain," says Jess Birken, whose family adopted Mrs. G. from Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society after spotting her on Petfinder . Mrs. G likes to hang out with her family. The condo is a two-level 4×8' cube that Jess has furnished with boxes and ...

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Happy Tail: A family takes home the Gold(en Retriever)

Happy Tail: A family takes home the Gold(en Retriever)

ZOOTOO  Wed, Feb 12

Bo’s person left him with a friend about six or so months ago, and the friend took him to a shelter before Christmas. Friend, indeed! Bo, a Golden Retriever , was suddenly homeless. For lack of space at the shelter, he was kept in a small crate and soon developed an abscess on his tail. He couldn’t leave it alone, and the abscess became infected. Before it was treated, he had almost chewed his tail off. Learn why Petfinder believes all dogs should wear collars and tags . ...

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Pit Bull Parent: When is it Time?

Pit Bull Parent: When is it Time?

ZOOTOO  Tue, Feb 11

With the holidays recently, we were spending more time with family. My dad lives about an hour away and we headed to his place the other day to visit with him. He has 2 dogs, an older dog and a younger dog. The older dog is a medium sized dog and she's about 15 years old. His younger dog is a 2 year old, large, fuzzy, bouncy fool. Anyway, his 15 year old dog has been slowing down for some time now. She has some arthritis. She's thinning quite a bit. And, the other day, we noted a large lump ...

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