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Dog E-News Maine Edition - January 2006
 


IN THIS ISSUE
Featured Pup

Sweet Sadie loves people! She greets everyone she meets with a big wag if the tail and a sloppy kiss.

She enjoys being dressed up - she parades proudly around the home when she is given a pretty bandana to wear.


Success Stories

Dogs Deserve Better rescued Lady from a kennel in upstate Maine where she was living outside 24/7.

She was so shy when we picked her up - covered in rain and mud.

Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
We are striving to raise awareness for chained and penned dogs in a positive way...by delivering Valentines, a brochure and a treat coupon to dogs living outside all over the U.S. and into other countries where we have representation, such as Canada and Australia.


SAVE A DOG - GO SHOPPING!

click here to help our Dogs

That’s right, do your shopping on-line and help our canine community at the same time –– purchase a new CD, the latest bestseller, essentials like toothpaste or vitamins, even a computer.

But first join http://www.iGive.com/DDBMaine

Every time you shop at one of the over 600 name-brand stores such as Lands End, PetCo, and Borders through iGive.com, we’ll receive a donation of up to 26% of each purchase you make, at no cost to you.

Remember, donating to Dogs Deserve Better won’t cost you a thing. But we’ll miss out on a lot of extra dough, if you don’t join. So visit http://www.iGive.com/DDBMaine

Membership is free and your privacy is guaranteed.

Happy Holidays and Thank you for caring about our pups!


Reminders for New Parents

If you have adopted a Southern dog - Please remember to keep him/her on heartworm prevention (Heartguard) throughout the Winter months.

Heartworm larvea can exist in a dog's system for up to 6 months before being detected by a heatworm test. Just because the summer and mosquitos have gone - does not make your dog safe from this deadly disease.


Valentine's Day Merchandise

 


Ways You Can Help

 
 
 
 

SWEET SADIE!

Sweet Sadie

SWEET SADIE
Scarborough, Maine

Look at this cutie pie!

Sadie is a very sweet and petite Pitbull pup who has had a very hard time in her short life.

Sadie is estimated to be between 8 and 9 months old. She is underweight at approximately 35 lbs. Sadie needs to gain about 5 lbs to be at her optimal weight.

Click here to see more cute pictures of Sadie

Sadie was picked up by Animal Control in October 2005. Her caretaker had gone to jail and left poor Sadie to fend for herself.

The Animal Control Officer who picked her up saw Sadie's sweet and friendly demeanor. He knew that this girl deserved better than to be put in a kennel in a shelter. He found a foster home for Sadie, where she lived peacefully with a male Black Lab, until she was placed in her current home.

Sadie is a wonderful, loving girl!

She currently lives with a feline companion. Sadie wants to play with the kitty - but intends her no harm. The cat on the other hand, is not fond of Sadie:)

Sadie loves people! She greets everyone she meets with a big wag if the tail and a sloppy kiss.

She enjoys being dressed up - she parades proudly around the home when she is given a pretty bandana to wear.

She walks fairly well on a leash. She knows how to "sit" and does so for a treat or a toy.

She is housetrained and crate trained.

Worried about Sadie's Breed? Educate yourself- then decide:

 
 


SUCCESS STORIES

What a Lady!

Ella Before Ella at Home

Dogs Deserve Better rescued Lady from a kennel in upstate Maine where she was living outside 24/7.

Lady was turned into the kennel as his former owner could not care for her properly. The kennel owner did not have the space to bring Lady inside which is why she was living outside in a pen.

The kennel owner released Lady to Dogs Deserve Better because she wanted her to have a better life with a warm home and a family to love.

Despite her rough beginning - Lady is an absolute love bug!

She was so shy when we picked her up - covered in rain and mud.

She was placed in a foster home in Portland. Lady's foster mom fell madly in love with Lady and decided to keep her!

Lady's new mom takes her everywhere with her. She reports that Lady is mellow in the home - but loves to go on walks, cuddle and watch TV or take a nap.

Lady rides very well in the car.

She also has a playful side - As you can see in these pictures - Lady really enjoys playing with toys - Squeeky toys and balls are her favorites.

She is so happy to have toys of her own, that she takes them all out of her toy basket and places them around her bed, just so that she can keep an eye on them at all times!

What a difference a little love and warmth can make in the life of a dog!

Click here to see dogs in need of good homes


   
 

Join us February 7-14th for Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week. OUR GOAL in our 4th Season is to SEND OUT 4500 VALENTINES TO CHAINED or PENNED DOGS.

We are striving to raise awareness for chained and penned dogs in a positive way...by delivering Valentines, a brochure and a treat coupon to dogs living outside all over the U.S. and into other countries where we have representation, such as Canada and Australia.

Here's what we need:

1. Make Valentines. Teachers, Students, Scout Leaders, Group Leaders, Individuals please make Valentines! To see what others have done, see the link above. The valentines can say anything along the lines of 'Bring us into the home and family.' Send them in by February 7th to P.O. Box 23, Tipton, PA 16684.

2. Mail Coupons for Free Treats. In past years we’ve mailed treats to the dogs, but have been accused of trying to poison them...last thing we need! So this year we’d like to get a ton of coupons for free or low cost treats to mail to the dogs...if you have any, please mail them to us.

3. Send addresses for Chained or Penned Dogs. This is so needed! To make our goal, we need to mail at least 4500 Valentines. Send address via email, to report addresses. You remain anonymous!

4. Sponsor Valentines. The cost of this campaign is quite high, due to material and mailing fees, but it is well-worth it! You may either sponsor Valentines for addresses you provide, or sponsor Valentines for others who provide us with addresses.

In 2005 we delivered over 3000 Valentines to chained or penned dogs.

Click here to learn more