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Photos Needed for Slide Show at "Mine" Screening Monday

Photos Needed for Slide Show at "Mine" Screening Monday

On March 14 "Mine" will be shown at The Screening Room at 7pm. Admission will be $6, a portion will be donated to Maddie's Pet Rescue Project in Erie County, and a portion will support our local independent theater, The Screening Room.

Prior to the film I would like to put together a slide show of local companions that have been rescued from local rescues, or adopted from area shelters, like the Buffalo Animal Shelter, or the Erie County SPCA. I'll be putting together a slide show of rescued companions, and if you can include a short story about the rescue that would be wonderful, I'll include it in the slide show. The slide show will be shown prior to the film during readings from "One at a Time" and "Ninety-Five", from approximately 6:30 to 7:30pm. Readings will be conducted between 7 and 7:30pm.

Pittie Party to Benefit Black Dog, Second Chance

Pittie Party to Benefit Black Dog, Second Chance

On Saturday, March 12, 2011, Black Dog, Second Chance will be showcasing three of their rescue dogs at Animal Outfitters, 986 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo.  "It's a Pittie Party" will feature three pit bull mix dogs that are looking for forever homes.  They have been in Black Dog, Second Chance's care for several months due to extensive medical needs.  Each dog is now healthy, spayed or neutered, and up to date on its vaccinations.

Karly, a 12 week old puppy who recently survived parvo, will be present to raise funds for her veterinary bills.  There will be a "Karly Kissing Booth" where people can have their picture taken with her to help off-set the $3,000 in expenses that were incurred during her treatment.  Evan and Rummy, seven month old siblings, will also be available for adoption.

For more details on "It's a Pittie Party", visit http://www.blackdogsecondchance.org/.

Northtowns Pet Blog: Make Your Own Dog Treats!

Northtowns Pet Blog: Make Your Own Dog Treats!

If you would like to do something special for your dog, consider making your own treats. Homemade treats are easy to make. Making dog treats at home also allows you to adjust the ingredients to accommodate your dog's special dietary needs. You can also add a something special like peanut butteror liver. Many of the national dog treat companies started in home kitchens so your special treat could end up being a pet shop favorite.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes:

Cinnamon Pumpkin Dog Cookies

Northtowns Pet Blog: Crafting Your Own Canine Cuisine

Northtowns Pet Blog:  Crafting Your Own Canine Cuisine
    With the expense of good dog chow these days, it's tempting to try to make your own. Somehow, the process seems complicated if you look up guidelines and recipes online or in books. But it's really very simple to create your own canine cuisine.

Northtowns Pet Blog: Valentine's Day Treats for Cats

Northtowns Pet Blog: Valentine's Day Treats for Cats

"She loves me, she loves me not..." With some cats it can be hard to tell. But even the most standoffish felines generally have a big place in their hearts for their people. And most cats will be more than happy to give you extra Valentine's cuddles all throughout the month of February - or any time, for that matter. Want to show your kitty how special she is to you this month? Why not whip her up a batch of utterly delectable Valentine's treats? We've scoured the Internets and rounded up three great recipes that will surely put the purr in your kitty.

Nik Nak's Valentine's Tuna Treats

Adapted from Simply Pets

Your cat's heart will melt for these healthy tuna-infused hearts!

Ingredients

Northtowns Pet Blog: The Prettiest and Most Dangerous Plant of All!

Northtowns Pet Blog: The Prettiest and Most Dangerous Plant of All!
    Oleander is a very pretty landscaping and greenhouse plant and very toxic. The leaves are stiff and unappealing but, again, some dogs will munch on rug matting. Oleander at least is a plant. But rug matting would be far safer as oleander contains a strong cardiac toxin and a very small quantity, if ingested, can be fatal. Keep oleander out of your environment if your dog is an uncontrollable, nervous muncher or if you have a new puppy on your property. 

Northtowns Pet Blog: Why Scrubbing Those Dog Bowls is a Must

Northtowns Pet Blog:  Why Scrubbing Those Dog Bowls is a Must

The cleaning of dog bowls is often overlooked. Although many dogs would be happy to drink out ofthe toilet, it is up to us to provide the healthiest environment possible for our pets. Unfortunately, many people let their dog bowls become slimy and coated with yucky film before finally giving them a thorough scrub. We may do this when it seems like our pet's feeding times never mesh well with our own dish cleaning schedules. This matter of inconvenience can be resolved by having several sets of inexpensive bowls. Give the bowls a quick scrub to loosen up grime before placing the bowls in the dishwasher. Simply put the soiled set in the dishwasher with the rest of your dishes while placing the clean set out during feeding.