December Pets of the Month
Max is dressed for the season with his festive scrunchy and red tag.
Thanks to Kimberle O'Kelley of Keiser, OR for sending the nice pic.
This is Lulu wearing her sweater and one of our neon frame tags, soaking up some winter sunshine...
from Kevin Garetz of Foster City, CA
Thank you to everyone who has submitted pictures of their pets! If you have a great picture of your pet (showing off our tag would be nice!), you can submit it here.
If you haven't seen your picture submission in our newsletter, check out our facebook page. Once there, you can see lots of pet pics, submit more and chat with us or other pet fans!
Help Find Ozzy!
Many of the stories we feature are the happy endings of when a lost pet finds their way home. We hope we can soon update this story with that ending.
But for now, we want to bring attention to Lori Bilyou's effort to find her lost goldendoodle, Ozzy. They live near Newark, DE and that's where the search for Ozzy is centered.
Bilyou served in Afghanistan with the Army National Guard and returned with a brain injury that left her with serious issues including migraines and balance problems as well as PTSD. Ozzy became her service dog in 2015 and had made a profound difference in Bilyou's ability to function normally.
On October 8th, Bilyou had spent much of the day in bed suffering from a migraine, which unfortunately is not uncommon. In the afternoon, she was feeling better and went out to her garden with Ozzy and his two Corgi siblings. That's when Bilyou believes that Ozzy suffered a seizure. He'd had a small one before but the vet found nothing wrong and considered it an isolated event. This time, Ozzy began shaking and then jumped over the fence. She watched him run frantically until he collapsed. As she rushed towards him, he suddenly got up and kept running. She believes that the seizure made him scared and disoriented.
Bilyou has spent most of her time and thousands of dollars searching for Ozzy. In the months since he ran off, he's been spotted several times and those leads keep her going. Perhaps even more amazing is that her efforts to find Ozzy have help find 8 other lost dogs and has returned 7 back to their families!
"Bring Ozzy Home" is a Facebook page that is headquarters for Bilyou and her team. You can read more there about the other dogs they've rescued as well as the current sightings of Ozzy. And we'll keep an eye on it and look forward to updating the story when Ozzy is finally home.
Read more on the USA Today website.
Another Colorado Dog Rescue!
Last month, we told you the story of a dog that got lost on a Colorado mountain and a woman who's intuition led her to find and rescue the pup. This month, a surprisingly simi liar story and it happened on the same mountains and at nearly the same time!
Preston Gladd lives in Fairplay, CO, about an hour and a half west of Denver. He's a hiker and climber but had recently gotten interested in exploring the caves and abandoned mines in the nearby mountains. That's exactly where he was in October, hiking the trails and looking for the small opening of a mineshaft that a friend had told him about. He spotted a hole he thought could be the entrance but as he got close, he heard the unmistakable rumbling growl of an animal, warning him to stay out. He did.
A week went by and for some reason, he couldn't stop thinking about the mine shaft and the animal that was down there; something wasn't right. So one week later, he was back at the mine opening, this time with his dogs. Instead of growling, this time he heard barking. He looked down the 25 foot shaft with a light and saw two eyes shining back.
Gladd hurried down the trail and then back home. On the way, he called his roommate to tell him to pack their climbing gear and to be ready to go. He picked him up as well as Gladd's girlfriend and the three headed back for the rescue.
With help and the right gear, the rescue was pretty simple. The dog seemed uninjured after presumably falling down the shaft and surviving at least a week down in the small hole. Portia Scovern, Gladd's girlfriend, took pictures and shot video of most of the rescue.
After some food and water, the rescuers took the dog to a vet where it was confirmed that she had somehow come through the whole ordeal unscathed. They also found that she was not micro chipped.
As we've come to expect, Facebook was the next step. And once again, the word spread until at least one person who knew about a lost dog heard about this found dog and connected the dots; within 24 hours, "Cheyenne" was back with her owners.
See the video of the rescue on the Denver Post website.
Did you or someone you know get a new pet? Start them out right with a collar and tag. ID is especially important for new pets who are still getting used to new territories. Micro chips are great but a tag can be so much quicker and easier for a neighbor to just call you or bring your lost pet back to you. And remember, studies have shown that people are much more likely to approach and help a pet wearing a collar and tags.
We have lots of tags and collars perfect for puppies and kittens.
Tiny jewelry tags are smaller than small tags; look for "Tiny Size".
Collar tags are great for new pets that might get distracted by dangling tags. And they can't chew them!
And we still have fun toys and gifts available.
We've all had to deal with a pet getting dirty. This is next level...(2 min 19 sec)
You've gotta see this: a woman trying on virtual reality goggles gets a bit scared and grabs her pup for comfort... well her comfort anyway. (1 min)
And finally, I don't know what these floofs are but I want them...
Pets from the Internets...
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