Wednesday, March 30, 2011

2011 Chicagoland Pet Expo (in pictures)

Here are a few photos from the expo.  I didn't get to go see any of the fabulous shows, but there was some pretty interesting things that passed by my booth.

These pups were so good and so sweet.  They were there for a couple days, just a few booths down at the Hope Pet Rescue.

These next couple are adoptable dogs from Midwest Labrador Retriever Rescue.

 This is Ears (and I'm sure you see why).  He was such a sweetheart and I really wanted to bring him home with me, but it just didn't work out.  He is available for adoption through Bombshell Bully Rescue.

Just a couple random shots of the crowd...

This pup is Jack and he happens to be my nephew.  He was nice enough to come "work" in my booth on Sunday, as you can see here.

This wonderful pup was at the Illinois Shorthair Rescue booth.   He would take that basket right out of someone's was pretty amazing.

Loved this poodle's style!

All in all, by the end of the weekend, most of the pups agreed:  It is hard work being cute!

Hugs & Wags, Jess

Puppies! Available for Adoption!

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of meeting a very sweet Mama dog and her 6 adorable (adoptable) pups.  Mama was rescued from a kill shelter by Little Orphans Rescue and Dixie, who I met at the Chicagoland Pet Expo decided she couldn't bear to have this little lady have her pups on a cold concrete shelter floor.  She brought Mama home and a couple weeks later 6 healthy pups were born.

These pups are now 8 weeks old and ready to find their forever homes, and so is Mama!  There are 4 boys and 2 girls.  They are playful, sweet, and very curious.  Would one of these pups make a perfect addition to your family?  Contact Dixie at 773-775-3428 for more information!

Hugs & Wags, Jess

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Turning Bad Newz Good!

Recently, a nonprofit group (Dogs Deserve Better) asked the question:

Do We Turn Vick's Bad Newz Kennel into the DDB Good Newz Rehab Center, or build in another location? 

People 'voted' with $1 donations for 15 days, and the overwhelming majority of votes said "DO IT!" In fact, 98% of those who voted felt that purchasing the former Vick property was a fitting tributes to the dogs who lived, fought, and died there. 

In order to make this happen they still need to raise more money...$500,000 more to be exact.  Every dollar that's given for DDB to buy this property sends dog abusers like Vick a message: We didn't like what you did and now we as a nation will show you how animals DESERVE to be treated.

Here are the ways we could get to $500,000:
1 Donor of $500,000
100 Donors of $5,000
1000 Donors of $500
10,000 Donors of $50
100,000 Donors of $5
So it's REALLY not that hard! Can you donate $5 and get 5 of your friends to donate $5? If each of us did that, we'd be there in ONE DAY!  Visit DDB for more info or to donate!
Or visit their ebay auction and shop for this wonderful cause. 

This Campaign has Gotten a LOT of National Media Attention to Date. Below are Some Links:

Vick's dogfighting property could become animal sanctuary

Should Michael Vick's Bad Newz Kennels Be Turned into a Rehab Center?

Vick's Dogfight Compound to Become Rehab Center?

Could Michael Vick's old dog fighting home become animal sanctuary?

From Torture To Sanctuary: Non-Profit Seeks To Convert Michael Vick’s Old House

If you aren't familiar with DDB, they are a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing the chained dog, and bringing our 'best friend' into the home and family.  Find them on Facebook too!

Hugs & Wags, Jess