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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/.

Pet Connection Volunteers to Promote Pet Safety at Buffalo Home & Garden Show

Pet Connection Volunteers to Promote Pet Safety at Buffalo Home & Garden Show

Volunteers from Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will be at the Buffalo Home & Garden Show March 4-6 and 11-13 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center to share information on home and garden safety for your pets. Pet Connection was founded in 1984 and has placed thousands of animals into loving homes throughout Western New York. 

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. 

Free Rabies Clinic Set at the North Buffalo Community Center

Free Rabies Clinic Set at the North Buffalo Community Center

Erie County Legislator Lynn Marinelli (District 11) announces that the first in the series of free rabies clinics for 2011 will be held Wednesday, January 26th from

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the North Buffalo Community Center located at 203 Sanders Road off of Colvin Boulevard just south of Kenmore Avenue. The Erie County Department of Health will be joined by Niagara Frontier Veterinarian Society, and the Erie County SPCA, to provide free rabies vaccines.

Legislator Marinelli stated, “We must protect families and their pets from rabies. I applaud the efforts of the Health Department, the SPCA, and the Niagara Frontier Veterinarian Society for working together to keep our community safe from rabies.

“These free clinics are a great way to fight rabies disease. I urge everyone to bring in their dog or cat if they’re due for a vaccination,” added Marinelli.