Pennsylvania dogs freeze in below-zero wind chills as they await a Pennsylvania law against tethering

For Immediate Release Group Seeks to Limit Chaining of Dogs in Pennsylvania Dogs Deserve Better Urges All Organizations, Individuals, and Business Owners to Join Coalition to Pass HB1254 in Pennsylvania January 7, 2010, Altoona, PA — “Little Dog,” a 25-lb. black and white foo foo dog of indiscriminate breed, stands in the snow outside his … Continue Reading

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Everyone should have a pet first aid kit!

Don’t wait until an emergency happens – having a first aid kit for your pet is part of being a responsible owner.  I found an excellent one on amazon.com (just type in “pet first aid”) and they aren’t that expensive.  Or, just make up your own. What should you include in a pet-first aid kit? … Continue Reading

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Save the date!

Please save the date No-Kill Gala Friday, February 19th, 2010 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Waterfall Room 2015 Water Street Philadelphia, PA 19148 Semi-Formal (No Furs Please) Music | Dancing | Vegan Dinner | Live Art Auction presented by Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia PA Friends of Animals Rat Chick Rat Rescue

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Molly is waiting for her new family!

Hi, my name is Molly. I am an approximately 1-2 year old Pit Bull Terrier Mix. I was abandoned by my owners on New Years Eve and, luckily, I only had to spend 3 nights at animal control before my foster family rescued me. I had a litter of puppies before going to the shelter … Continue Reading

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Philly dogs don’t make the grade…

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All three bomb-sniffing dogs handled by the Transportation Security Administration at Philadelphia International Airport have lost their certification after having failed their last two tests. For more on this story, go to Ohmidog, a great and informative dog blog…
 
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How to save money on pet expenses

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If you don’t already have a pet, ADOPT don’t buy.  You can spend thousands of dollars on a purebred dog when you can just as easily get a purebred from the shelter or a breed-specific rescue organization.  Not only will you save money, but you’ll save a life.  For breed-specific organization names, click on the … Continue Reading
 
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Developing a Vision for Philadelphia Animal Welfare

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Check out this post by Garrett Elwood, president/founder of Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia and a member of Philadelphia’s Animal Control Advisory Board: Simply put, a “Vision Statement” is a way to articulate what you want the world to look like.  It’s a way to focus internally and communicate externally what you want to accomplish.  … Continue Reading
 
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PA Supreme Court orders Superior Court to reconsider cruelty case

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ordered the Superior Court to “reconsider” its holding in the case of Commonwealth v. Kneller, 971 A.2d 495, 504 (Pa. Super. January 30, 2009). In Kneller, the defendant was convicted of criminal conspiracy to commit cruelty to animals after giving her co-defendant a gun to shoot their dog.  Kneller claimed … Continue Reading
 
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The Philly Dog makes top 20 list of dog web sites!

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I’m very honored to say that The Philly Dog was recognizes as a top 20 dog web site by DogGuide.net! Here’s the repost, but you can find the rest of the list here: The Philly Dog – Living in Philly myself, I have to give a shout-out to this pooch-centric blog. The Philly Dog covers … Continue Reading
 
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Merrick Texas Toothpicks Giveaway!

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Merrick’s Texas Toothpicks have become an all-time favorite among dog owners looking for healthy, all natural alternatives. These treats are made from beef tails, and they are smoked deep in the heart of Texas. How can you WIN an entire CASE of these treats?  Just sign up to receive ThePhillyDog newsletter (see subscription box to … Continue Reading
 
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