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5 Reasons to Get Your Dog Gourmet Baked Goods This Holiday Season

5 Reasons to Get Your Dog Gourmet Baked Goods This Holiday Season

Dog Krazy, a specialty shop featuring products for dogs, offers a full line of all-natural, allergen-free healthy dog treats.

Throughout America, there are roughly 78 million dogs. People love their dogs, calling them their best friend and treating them like their child. As many pet parents do their holiday shopping, they may want to add something for their furry family member, or friend, to their list. Although the dog can’t personally ask for it, the word on the street is that gourmet baked goods top the ‘most wanted’ list, this year.

“All dogs love gourmet baked goods,” explains Nancy Guinn, owner of Dog Krazy, located in Fredericksburg. “And why shouldn’t they? These treats are good enough for humans to eat, but made especially for the dogs in our lives. One bite and your dog will be hooked.”

5 Ways to Help the Animals of Hurricane Sandy

5 Ways to Help the Animals of Hurricane Sandy

When Hurricane Sandy struck the coast at the end of October it did damage that hit the news channels around the globe. The 80 mile per hour winds took lives, did billions of dollars in damage, and left thousands of people homeless. Many people are aware of the human impact of this tragedy, but few know about how the animals were in impacted in the area. As it turns out, many pets were lost, displaced, injured, and separated from their families.

“There is an element of tragedy here that many people have not even heard about and it is all the animals that have been impacted,” explains Robert Misseri, president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping animals in need. “What we try to do is help raise awareness and to help as many animals as we can, but we really need the support of others in order to be more successful at our mission.”

Black Friday Bargains From Washington Animal Rescue League

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - All those Black Friday promotions that promise so much may have your head spinning even before the Thanksgiving dinner cools, so rather than scooping up another Ch-ch-chia Pet or two, the Washington Animal Rescue League is offering a furry alternative for your Black Friday consideration.

The WARL is offering reduced rates on adoptable animals on Friday Nov. 23. All dogs six months or older will be available at a 50% discount off of the normal adoption fee. All cats six months of age or older will be available for only $10.  The promotion applies to any potential adopters submitting applications on Nov. 23.

All the animals ready for adoption from the WARL are up to date on all vaccinations, have had a complete medical and behavioral assessment and have been spayed/neutered and micro chipped.

Washington Humane Society Salutes Veterans' Day With Adoption Discount

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -  Marking Veterans' Day 2012 in a special way, the Washington Humane Society (WHS) is saluting and saying thank you to those in service by increasing its discount on pet adoptions for all members of the U.S. military.

Starting Thursday, November 8, U.S. military members showing military ID (active, reserve, or veteran) are eligible for a 50% reduction on adoption fees for all pets. This discount expands the previous 10% reduction under the Pets for Patriots program.

Any potential adopters who choose a new animal friend that meets one or more of the following criteria are also eligible for the Pets for Patriots program: A cat or dog over two years old, a dog weighing more than 40 pounds, or a cat or dog with special medical needs.

Halloween Special: WHS's Black And Orange (Pets) Promotion

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - In the spirit of Halloween, the Washington Humane Society hopes you'll consider adding some touches of orange and black to your home - orange and black pets, that is.

The special promotion waives adoption fees on all black and orange animals adopted from Oct. 25 to Oct. 30.

If you've ever thought about bringing an orange cat, like Charlie, pictured,  you'll be in for good luck, because orange felines, called ginger cats in many parts of the world, are known for bringing good fortune to their humans. Orange-coated dogs offer a bright spot of golden color that lifts spirits during shorter days that grow dark and gray.

Pet Of The Week: Shakespeare

Pet Of The Week: Shakespeare

Looking to adopt a new friend? The Washington Animal Rescue League has a new pet of the week named Shakespeare.

 Shakespeare is an 8-year-old male Chihuahua mix who has gone from comedy to tragedy in a few short weeks. Picked up as a stray on the streets of DC, this little boy arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League shy and timid. But thanks to the efforts of the League’s dedicated staff and volunteers, plus interaction with shelter visitors, he’s blossomed into quite the social butterfly. He eagerly solicits attention and affection and will willingly climb into a lap if it’s offered. Like tales by the Bard of Avon, Shakespeare isn’t really appropriate for young children but would love a quiet home with adults who appreciate classics like him.