Category Archives: animal advocacy

MO Puppy Mill Posing as Rescue

*Reprinted from Life With Dogs The Humane Society of the United States has submitted a complaint to Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster requesting an investigation of the purported dog “rescue” group operated by state-licensed dog breeder. The HSUS’ complaint contends … Continue reading

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Multifaceted Friends

I’ve met many wonderful people through my dog, and especially through rescue. It never ceases to amaze how multitalented all my doggie friends are. Take Jaime Rowe, for example. Jaime and I met through Happy Tails Books, my publishing company … Continue reading

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Quit Complaining and Do Something!

When I was recently researching backyard breeders, I stumbled upon a post by someone going by the name of Ms. Jade, who claims to be an animal lover, proudly calls herself an elitist, and in my opinion, has let her … Continue reading

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Lorie Huston: Veternarian and Advocate for Animal Care

It’s been a while since we’ve interviewed animal advocates, so I’m very excited to introduce you to Lorie Huston, a veterinarian and animal advocate who is always doing some really interesting things for the pups! Lorie is the Feature Writer … Continue reading

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Why “Free to a Good Home” is a Death Sentence

Friend of Up For Pups Barbie Marble wrote an informative article for CT’s News Times recently about why it is dangerous to list your pet as “free to a good home” if you need to surrender him or her. Here’s … Continue reading

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Conscious Living With Pets

Our guest blogger today, Lillian Brummet, has loads of experience with conscious living. She’s the co-author of Trash Talk, author of Towards Understanding, co-author of Purple Snowflake Marketing (a book promotion guide), host of the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio show, and owner of the Brummet’s … Continue reading

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Pet Room and Board for the Holidays

The Bags 4 Bowls program is a way that people who are not in a position to bring a new dog into their homes can still help. All you have to do is visit the Iams Facebook page and either “Like” or comment there, or you can pick up a specially marked bag of Iams food. Either results in Iams donating one bowl of dog food. Continue reading

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Bow Wow Bill Talks Coaching

Dog Coach Magazine, “The Magazine For Irrationally Exuberant Dog Lovers.” Continue reading

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Dog Tipper Talks Barkonomics

Today’s four-question interview is with Paris Permenter of Dog Tipper. We had been emailing back and forth since the inception of Happy Tails Books, but we finally got to meet in person at the BlogPaws conference. I was excited to … Continue reading

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Children’s Toys Are NOT Dog Toys!

I was just sent an alert by a Dachshund rescue friend regarding a dog who died after eating a stuffed animal. Please take note of this newsletter article, it could save your dog’s life: Last night at agility class, a … Continue reading

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