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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.”

WHS Promotion Gives Homeless Pets Hope For The Holidays

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -  In the season of gifting, the  Washington Humane Society (WHS)  asks you to remember the animals whose only holiday wish is the gift of a forever home. WHS is offering area residents four ways to help during its Hope for the Holidays promotion.:

• For Thanksgiving, WHS is calling on the community to open their hearts and homes to the many deserving animals who are seeking a loving family by offering $22 adoption fees for all animals adopted between November 19 and 26. (For more information on adoptions and available animals, visit www.washhumane.org.)

• For those who would like to give a special gift this season, there are gift certificates to cover the cost of WHS adoption fees, so rather than presenting an animal as a gift, a certificate for the right choice will offer a surprised potential pet owner the perfect opportunity to find the right animal match.

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.

Pet of the Week: Messenger

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - This week's Washington Animal Rescue League's pet of the week is a tail-wagging charmer. Messenger is a 4-year-old Siberian husky mix. She was rescued, along with 22 other dogs, from a South Carolina puppy mill. Messenger and more than 200 other dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds, were found existing in unacceptable, deplorable conditions.

Luckily for Messenger, those grim days are in her past.  Like most survivors of puppy mills, Messenger is a timid dog with a sweet nature who just needs time, patience and affection to help bring out her true personality. In a loving home, this lovely girl whose markings are striking and whose eyes are soulful, will truly blossom.

Pet Of The Week: Honors

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -  She's in the spotlight as the Washington Animal Rescue League's choice for pet of the week. Here's what WARL told us about Honors:

A silky soft 4 1/2 year old domestic shorthair, Honors loves to curl up in a patch of sun. She can often be found relaxing in a cat tower at the Washington Animal Rescue League while other cats play underfoot.

Don't be fooled though. While she might look like she doesn't want to be disturbed, this beautiful white-and-gray girl with gleaming emerald eyes enjoys a nice scratch on the head, loves to nuzzle, rewards you with her world-class purr, and oh yes, she will play, play, play!

If you are looking for a cat who can keep herself contentedly occupied for much of the day on her own, but who will welcome and enjoy your attention when you are able to give it, come meet Honors.