Tag Archives: October

Ralph Lauren’s Dog Walk

This month, Ralph Lauren, has chosen to feature rescue dogs in showing his Fall 2013 Accessories Collection.  This collection includes items of dog apparel, such as cashmere sweaters!  (October is Adopt a Shelter Dog month, by the way)

If you buy any of the featured items between 15 October and 15 November, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the ASPCA.

And now…..Ralph Lauren presents The Dog Walk:

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Dogs and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Now more than ever, there are products for you and your dog so you can support the cause and show your love of dogs at the same time.

Here are some examples:

Hyper Pet Fetch For A Cause™ Tennis Balls are available from Pet 360

The Hyper Pet Fetch For A Cause™ Hyper Flippy Flopper Flying Disk is also available from Pet 360

Dog-themed key chains with the pink ribbon motif are available from FunnyFur.com

A range of doggy t-shirts including this one are available from Zazzle.com

Breast Cancer flip-flops (or jandals in the southern hemisphere) are available through Cafe Press

October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month

The month of October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month in the United States.  October 27th, in particular, has been deemed National Pit Bull Awareness Day.

Pit Bulls are not killer dogs; they do need understanding and proper handling.  Sadly, when a problem arises, it is usually the dog who is blamed.  Not the handler or guardian or the living conditions of the dog.  This month is about raising awareness that Pit Bulls can make loving and loveable pets.  These dogs need homes – not a spot on death row.

In honour of National Pit Bull Awareness Month, I’d like you to meet Honey Bun.  She’s a Pit Bull I met at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

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Honey Bun came out to meet the people on my sanctuary tour.  Her handler described her as a ‘typical little pitty’ who needed attention and lots of stimulation.  For this reason, Honey Bun goes to the Sanctuary offices one day each week to work from the HR Department.  Apparently, one of her favourite activities is to carry around a coffee mug in her mouth.

Contact your local shelter this month and see if there are lovely Pit Bulls like Honey Bun waiting for you there….it may be a life-changing event.

Every home needs a Harvey

October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month in the USA.  There are lots of great dogs in shelters all over the world.  I have always felt that you don’t choose a dog, a dog chooses you.

But, in a new twist on shelters helping to match dogs and their owners, check out this cute video showing how Harvey markets himself to prospective adopters.