Dog owners are warned to watch out for an online scam in which missing or stolen pets are 'flipped' and sold back through online classified adverts
Monday, July 27, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
My dog thinks she is tough at the beach when she chases seagulls - but beware.
Roo the Yorkshire Terrier suffered severe head wounds and a brain haemorrhage after a group of gulls attacked him while he was playing in the back garden of his owner’s home in Cornwall last Thursday.
Mother-of-four Emily Vincent, who owned Roo, said the little dog came running into the kitchen before collapsing in a pool of blood resembling a ‘murder scene’.
The family took the animal to the vet but his wounds were deemed too severe and he was put down.
The seagulls – which are herring gulls – had been nesting on the roof of Ms Vincent’s house in St Columb Minor. They are believed to have been trying to protect their nest when they attacked Roo.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Pet charity Blue Cross warns shih-tzus, chihuahuas, Yorkshire terriers, and pugs are now the most dumped dogs in Britain
Designer 'handbag' dogs made popular by celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Simon Cowell are now the most dumped in Britain, charity bosses revealed.
Research has revealed pocket-sized pets are now the most unwanted across the country because owners don't realise they need as much exercise as larger breeds.As a result dogs such as shih-tzus, chihuahuas, Yorkshire terriers, and pugs are now being given up in record numbers, according to the pet charity Blue Cross.
The organisation believes this is because the smaller breeds are seen as more of a fashion accessory and people think they are easier to look after because of their size.But when owners realise how much care, attention and exercise they need they decide they cannot cope and give them away.
The study found the number of "handbag" dogs handed in to the Blue Cross has increased by 120 per cent in the last five years.
The charity is now urging potential owners to do their research properly before buying a dog, rather than following the latest celebrity trend.
More at Telegraph.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
How to Fly with an Emotional Support Animal in the Cabin of an Airplane
Do your nerves bundle up the minute you step into an airport, more so into an airplane? You’re not alone! Millions of people feel the same way you do, and some address their anxiety by bringing along an ESA, otherwise known as an emotional support animal. Your pup may just be the answer to your problems. Here’s what you can do before taking your ESA with you on your next trip. If you’re looking for certification of service dogs, you can find more information at Service Dog Certifications.
Prepare Proper Documents
It is vital that your pet has the necessary registration, emotional support animal doctor letters, and identification to prove that it is a certified emotional support animal, most especially to present to authorities who might question you. Not all disabilities/mental illnesses merit having an ESA, so your particular disability should appear on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-IV implying that your pet’s immediate presence is necessary due to health matters. You may learn more about how and whether or not you may acquire certification for an emotional support animal by speaking to a psychiatrist. The moment you have all the right documents supporting your ESA, you’re set to go!
Bringing Your ESA on Your Next Flight
The first thing you should do before taking your ESA on a flight is to inform the airline you’re flying that you’ll be bringing your emotional support animal at least 48 hours before departure. They might need you to fax or email letters written by a licensed mental health professional. Don’t forget to bring your pet’s papers to prove its shots, as well as a health certificate issued by a veterinarian, just in case.
To avoid being late for your flight, as you may be questioned about your ESA, you might want to check-in online or leave for the airport extra early. Ideally, you should be checked in at least 90 minutes before your flight. Have the proper equipment that will aid you in holding and/or controlling your pet, such as a leash, harness, cage, or others. Check to see that it’s comfortable enough for your pet to stay in/wear for the duration of the flight as well!
While in the Plane
Is your pet well-trained? A dog that yips on the plane may be bothersome to other passengers, so a quiet, behaved pooch who understands commands is usually mostly appreciated. As for dealing with calls of nature, see to it that your pet urinates and defecates in a suitable place before boarding the plane. You may want to fit a diaper on your pup to lessen the chances of it making a mess while in-flight. Avoid giving your pet food or water during the flight, but keep a bit with you in your carry-on to give to your pet when you land. Remember to keep your animal with you at all times, and position it (or its cage) in an area that doesn’t block emergency exits. You may not be allowed to sit in certain rows of the airplane, but it’s only to make sure of the accessibility, safety, and comfort of you and your pet.
In case you’re still nervous about or during the flight, you may want to speak to a doctor/psychiatrist beforehand, so you can get prescribed medication to alleviate your anxiety. Depending on which airline you’re flying, it also helps to call the airline beforehand and inform them that you’re an “anxious flyer”, as the airline’s flight attendants become more aware about your situation and may check up on you every now and then.
Once you’re on the flight, take 10 deep breaths; each inhaling for the count of 5 heartbeats, keeping it in for 7, and exhaling for 9 to relax yourself. Once you’ve done that, try distracting yourself with your favorite music, book, or video game. Before you know it, the flight will be over, you’ll have reached your destination!
Saturday, May 16, 2015
A Department of Agriculture officer escorted the Yorkshire terriers from Depp’s home – where they had been temporarily quarantined – to the airport on Friday evening, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said in a statement. The tiny outlaws promptly boarded a flight to California, just hours before a government-imposed deadline that the dogs leave Australia or be euthanized.
The hastily-arranged departure came after Joyce accused Depp of smuggling the dogs aboard his private jet when he returned to Australia on April 21 to resume filming of the 5th installment in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie series at Gold Coast Studios.
Australia has strict quarantine regulations to prevent diseases such as rabies spreading to its shores. Bringing pets into the country involves applying for a permit and a quarantine on arrival of at least 10 days.
The Agriculture Department told Depp and his wife Amber Heard on Wednesday that they had to send Pistol and Boo back to the United States within 72 hours or the animals would be euthanized. And they did.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
WARNING - DO NOT LET YOUR YORKIE OUT UNATTENDED!
Coyotes and large winged birds CAN GRAB THEM in an instant.
An attacking coyote grabbed a Yorkshire terrier and retreated to the woods of suburban New Jersey with the dog hanging from its jaws on Tuesday night, according to the Randolph Township Police.
With both New Jersey and nearby New York City residents reporting an increased coyote presence this spring, local cops notified the state Division of Fish and Wildlife about the incident, police said.
Animal observers noted the first sighting of a coyote in New Jersey in 1939, but state officials notched only 29 other reports of the critters in the Garden State in the 40 years afterward, according the agency. Now, the “extremely adaptable” animals have popped up in almost 400 municipalities across all 21 of the state’s counties, agency officials say.
Monday, April 20, 2015
- Variable fever
- Clear nasal discharge that progresses to thick, yellowish-green mucus
- Rapid/difficult breathing
- Loss of appetite
People can carry it on their skin for up to 12 hours and on their clothes for 24 hours.
The canine flu outbreak in Chicago has prompted officials to tell dog owners to postpone trips to dog parks and doggy daycare centers until the worst of the outbreak passes. Dogs younger than one year and older than seven are most at risk.
Although it's called a canine influenza, health officials said the virus also infects cats. No evidence exists that the virus is transmissible from dogs to people.
The virus has sickened more than 1,100 dogs in the Midwest, probably spread rapidly when pet owners boarded their dogs while on spring vacations, according to the Associated Press.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
It's haircut day! I don't mind, I have a very sexy male hairdresser, who pampers me and kisses me!
Most Yorkies keep their ears pointed - but my dads like mine to grow out and be "whispy".
I think they call my cut a Westie Cut. The Westie Cut is a great style for active Yorkies! In this style, the entire body is trimmed to leave only a few inches of hair, though you can make it longer or shorter depending on your personal preference. The beard is rounded. The fur around the forehead is often shaved short or pulled into a topknot to allow your Yorkie maximum eyesight.
Here we go................
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015
You know how your dog tucks himself in, getting the blanket JUST RIGHT?
In this cute video, while the little tot is sleeping peacefully, Misty (the Yorkie) starts poking around, looking like she's trying to wake the peaceful little bubba up. Curious to see what she was going to do next, the baby's watchful parents pulled out a camera and started recording. What they caught of video is absolutely adorable! Apparently, Misty didn't think her new little human was cozy enough, and proceeds to tuck the baby in nice and secure.
See more HERE
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
It just breaks my heart. How can someone be SO LAZY, to just give up your dog and not even TRY to find a new home for the pet? Just dump it off and not care about the dog's feelings. SICK!
It happens everyday, dogs are given up and their hearts are broken. Some are adopted out and many out there are put to sleep.
That's what happened to Miley, who was devastated when her owners surrendered her at at Los Angeles pound this week. Miley wouldn't raise her head, terrified at where she was she sat in the corner. Marley, who was another owner surrendered did her best to cheer Miley up. Trying to play with Miley and to get her to lift her head. Marley has already been dumped twice at the shelter, but has a big enough heart to try to cheer up her new friend Miley.
Both dogs are currently on a tight timeline to find a home before euthanasia as the shelter has limited space. Please contact North Central Animal Care and Control Center at (888) 452-7381, Miley's ID # is A1530442, and Marley's ID # is A1367215.
YORKIES GET DUMPED OFF TOO. Please consider adopting a Yorkie, that needs a home??
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Saturday, February 7, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Since we first got our Yorkie as a tiny puppy - we had decided to pad train her. We live on the second floor in Chicago and knew it would be easier than taking her out, in the COLD! several times a day.
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
A service dog can be a blessing to someone who really needs help with everyday tasks due to a medical issue or disability. However, it is not a simple task to pick a potential service dog. Here, we will talk about popular service dog breeds. We will tell you all about the particular service dog demeanor that all trainers should strive for when selected a puppy to train. Lastly, we will inform you about service dog intelligence. After reading this article, choosing the right service dog should be a cinch.
Service Dog Breeds
Although a miniature Yorkie does not make a good service animal, they make great emotional support and therapy dogs. There are a few popular service dog breeds out there. Consider the genetics of the dog, the trainer and breeder, along with the overall dog smarts. For some patients, considerations like allergies and other issues may also come into play. Common service dog breeds include, but are not limited to:
· Bichon Frise
· Shih Tzu
· Italian Greyhounds
Service Dog Demeanor
What is the perfect service dog demeanor? They need to be calm, cool, and collective. Service dogs must be focused at all time. Things that would distract typical dogs like other animals, vehicles, other people, food or trash on the street, or loud noises must not distract them at all. You must also take care to choose a dog that is not easily angered or frustrated. These dogs must have a demeanor that is constant and rock solid. Health issues cannot be a common problem. Nor can things like anxiety. They must also always be willing to learn something new to help their owners, no matter how trivial the task.
Service Dog Intelligence
We believe that the last sentence in the service dog demeanor section sums it up. Service dogs have to be very intelligent. By training an already intelligent breed who has a certain temperament, you will most likely get an intelligent dog. For budding training, temperament and Volhard testing can be done to evaluate the intelligence and overall service dog demeanor of a dog. A service dog that is constantly learning, always curious, but calm and cool is very hard to find. This is why some people pay lots of money for already trained dogs, or choose to not choose and train them themselves.
For more information on service dogs and getting your dog a certification id card, visit ServiceDogCertifications.org.
Rick said on Facebook: "Good Night Sweet Jilli Dog Sept 1998 - Sept 2014.
My Sweet Jilli Dog, I don't know what I did to deserve such a blessing in my life, as you, but I will love you, and miss you, forever... My heart is breaking, and I could fill volumes about your sweet and gentle nature, and the hearts you touched, and SMILES that you have spread, but I am tired, it's been a long and very sad day, so I am going to sleep now, and dream about how you changed my life, showed me unconditional love, and brought me, and so many others such amazing joy... I cherish the day you walked into my life, those 16 years ago, a sickly pup from the street, and you turned it upside down... It's been a great ride... Thank you..."
Heartbreaking to lose our children. :-(
Watch on of Jilli's tricks here.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
These stories are so unbelievable!
A 10-year-old Yorkie has turned up in Indianapolis SIX YEARS after he disappeared from his comfortable home in Austin, Texas, reports WTHR in Indianapolis. (1100 miles away!)
A kind passerby saw the forlorn Yorkie on an Indianapolis sidewalk earlier this week and took pity on the poor pup. She brought the matted, hungry and flea-bitten pooch to Post Road Vet Clinic, hoping someone would claim him.
One of the first things clinicians look for in a found animal is an identification microchip.
“Looking at him when he came in, we were like, ‘He is not going to be chipped,’ because he was covered in fleas, looked terrible, his teeth were terrible,” vet tech Diana Redmond told WTHR.
When the clinicians scanned for the chip, they were surprised to learn the pup was not only registered, but that he disappeared from Austin, Texas, six years ago. They called the phone number attached to the identification and the dog’s owners were ecstatic to learn their dog was found.
Soon, he will be reunited with his family.
“We actually have someone who is traveling to Austin Thursday night, so she will take him with her,” Danielle Beck of Indy Lost Pet Alert told WTHR.
The key to this homecoming was the microchip.
“It is rare for a dog to be missing for six years and be secured with a microchip,” Beck told the television station.
How does a dog survive 6 years on his own - and no one bothered with him along the way???
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
My little girl is now officially an Emotional Support / Service Dog.
She can now go EVERYWHERE with me. For a small fee I got her the paperwork. ($70) and for about $40 and I got her a little vest to wear. That allows her to go into restaurants with me and hotels.
For air travel, most airlines require a note from your doctor as well, stating your dog helps in relieving anxiety, in my case. And most airlines will waive the normal travel fee for a dog and most airlines allow me to have her on my lap, instead of under the seat, stressing both me and her out. Every airlines handles this a little different. So when booking your ticket, explain you have an emotional support dog.
For more information visit Service Dogs Certification.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
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