Philly dogs don’t make the grade…

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

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

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

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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Deciphering the back of a pet food label – not as easy as you think!

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Is your dog food a “premium” brand?  Does it say so?  Or is it “all natural”?  What exactly does this mean?  Would it surprise you to know that dog food that is labeled as such is not held up to any higher nutritional standards than plain old Alpo?  Nor are they required to contain any … Continue Reading
 
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What’s in a Pet Food Label?

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Ever try deciphering the ingredients on your dog’s food label? Think “meat” means “meat”? Think again.
 
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More fun links

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Great places to spend Christmas cash gifts! Fun Stuff for Dogs Artful Pups Calling All Dogs Muttropolis
 
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Best iphone apps for dog lovers!

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Thanks to my friends at GoPetFriendly for pointing me in the right direction!  Check out these great iphone apps for dog lovers at mashable.com.
 
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