How To Help Bahamas Recovery and Relief After Hurricane Dorian

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The devastating news and images coming from the Bahamas are heartbreaking and shocking. Living in South Florida, the Bahamian people are some of our closest neighbors, so it’s no surprise that we’ve already started to hear about many of our local businesses and organizations who are collecting relief supplies and donations to help all of those who are affected by this monster hurricane.

I know that many of you are wondering how you can help, so we are compiling a list of links to causes and organizations that are helping the Bahamas Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. It’s still early, so I’ll try to keep the list updated as more information becomes available. You can also check out this Charity Navigator list of reputable organizations.

Links to Help Hurricane Dorian Relief and Recovery

 

New US Postage Stamps Honor Military Dogs

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Dog lovers and stamp collectors listen up! The US Postal Service is honoring the nation’s brave and loyal military working dogs with a new booklet of 20 stamps.

Each block of four stamps features a stamp of the following breeds: German shepherd, Labrador retriever, Belgian Malinois and Dutch shepherd. These dog breeds are the four-legged heroes that most commonly serve in America’s armed forces.

These are going to be Forever Stamps, meaning that you’ll be able to stock up as soon as they are available, and use them even when the price of postage goes up.

Along with a dog illustration, each stamp includes red, white, blue and gold features “to represent the American flag and patriotism.”

Read the full announcement to learn more about all upcoming stamp releases.

Want to learn more about these furry heroes? Check out The 9 Biggest Myths About Military Working dogs.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Secret Restaurant Menus for Dogs + More Pet Stories from Around the Web

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Stuck indoors this weekend, or just looking for some quick and easy reads? Catch up on the latest animal news, pet advice and fun dog facts with these great stories from around the web.

ICYMI, news broke just before the holidays that Ikea launched a new Pet Furniture Collection, and we want it ALL! The collection is currently being rolled out in stores across the US, Canada, France and Japan.

Dogs can’t speak human. Here’s the tech that could change that. Scientists are finally working on something we’ve always dreamed about but could never imagine becoming a reality — the ability to have a chat with our fur kids. Yes it’s true, scientists are working on a pet translator, and it could mean that you might finally be able to actually understand what your dog is trying to say.

If your dog could talk, they would tell you that Starbucks has a Puppuccino for dogs (this is one of Daisy’s favorite things), but did you know that some of your other favorite spots offer yummy, unpublicized treats just for four-legged patrons? Check out these Restaurants with Secret Menus for Dogs compiled by Modern Dog Magazine, and an even bigger list of businesses that cater to pets put together by our friends over at BarkPost.

Recent weather has been pretty crazy. Many pet owners are aware of the dangers to dogs and cats in extreme heat, but the risks can be even greater during a cold spell. The folks over at NPR ask pet experts How Cold Is Too Cold For Pets? According to Daisy, anything below 50 degrees fahrenheit is too cold for a Florida dog like her!

Weird animal question of the week: Why Dogs Pee in Their Bowls and and other odd pet behaviors explained by the animal experts over at National Geographic.

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October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month #FindYourFido

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Shelter dog adoption is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts because our Daisy is a former shelter dog, so we are very happy to help spread this news and encourage everyone to learn more about pet adoption!

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and ASPCA is running a special #FindYourFido campaign to help bring attention to homeless dogs in shelters across the country. There are several ways YOU can get involved:

To learn more and get involved, visit ASPCA.org.