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BOGO Contest lucky & cute winners!

1st Place - Biskit.

Hi, I'm Biskit! I'm a goofy three year old, male,  Pibble German Shepherd mix. Back when I was just a pup I was starved and left outside in the heat to eat sticks and rocks, until one day I got lucky. My soon to be mommy came to my original "owners" house and talked for a bit and finally talked them in to surrendering me since they couldn't care for me properly, and that was the day my life changed forever! I wasn't left outside, I got my own toys, my own place to sleep, I got actual puppy food... But most importantly I got love, I got the love I deserved!

 

2nd Place - Archer

I'm Archer, but my friends call me Archie! I'm a 1 1/2 year old apricot toy poodle, and I live with my hoomans in sunny Los Angeles. I have so many pawsome neighborhood friends! My favorite things to do are play fetch with my mini ball, play in the sand at the dog beach, and eat leaves/sticks. Every day is like a pawty and I am the happiest pup around

 

2nd place - Angel's Hope Rescue

Ruff-a-Roo! We are so pleased to meet you! We are five adorable girls starting a new journey in life, the journey to find our families. Our photo was taken on our first night at our rescue, Angel’s Hope. We had been traveling what seemed like all day to get here and then finally we arrived. We were greeted with the sweetest snuggles and then we drifted off to dream of what the days ahead would be like. Of course, they will be filled with happiness and love.

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THE DO'S AND DON'TS TO SPOILING

Your dog is your best friend, makes you happy, and offers you unconditional love. Your dog, in most cases, is your baby. So, why not spoil him? There is a wrong and right way to spoil your dog. Spoiling is perfectly acceptable, but there are some things you should know before you lavish your dog with too many goodies.

Sleeping

You know your dog is spoiled when you have bought a very nice, comfy dog bed for him and somehow he still ends up sleeping right next to you in bed. This is completely fine, some people like the company and the extra warmth in the bed.

The only thing that you should be cautious of is making sure if your dog sleeps in your bed that you are still the pack leader. Dogs are instinctively pack animals and you want to be the leader of that pack. In a pack environment the pack leader gets the most comfortable spot to sleep.

So, if you do have your dog in your bed make sure it’s because YOU want him there, not that he wants to be there. If you want your dog out of the bed, he should respect you as a pack leader enough to not sleep in the bed. If your dog doesn’t listen to you when you tell them to get out of your bed, you might have an issue and may need to start weaning him out of your bed at night.

Playing

When it comes to your dog’s toys if you have a spoiled dog you have everything that rolls, bounces, squeaks, and is capable of being pulled. Your dog probably even has his own stocking at Christmas. Not to mention the toys he gets just for being a good boy.

Courtesy of Glamour Dog Salon

Courtesy of Glamour Dog Salon

There is nothing wrong with having a lot of toys for your dog, as long as they are safe and appropriate toys. Toys should keep a dog’s mind and body active. If the toy is accomplishing that then you can have as many toys as you can afford.

Just make sure the toys your dog is playing with are his toys, not your toys. Your shoes, your socks and your bra may be completely appealing to chew to your dog, but you need those things.
Also, you should note if the toys you are buying are ending up not being played with and just sit on the floor for you to trip over. You may need to evaluate what type of toys your dog likes. It’s better to have a few toys that actually get played with, then tons of toys that never get touched.

Food

               Spoiled dogs often get fed table scraps. It’s hard to help when you want them to enjoy the same delicious food you do and they look so cute staring up at you from the table. If you want to feed your dog table scraps that is completely up to you, but there are some things you should be aware of.

A dog that is fed table scraps often will master the art of begging. They think if sitting at your feet, staring at you will you eat gets them food, they’re going to do it all the time. Begging is a learned behavior, if a dog does it and gets food they think they’re being praised. If you don’t want your dogs to beg, don’t reward them when they do it. That will just sends them mixed signals.

Another issue that can emerge when feeding your dog table scraps is your dog may experience weight issues. According to the American Society for Nutritional Sciences obesity and excess weight affects approximately 25 percent of dogs in the United States. Weight problems and obesity is the most common nutritional disease in companion animals.

If a dog is overweight or obese it can lead to a whole list of unwanted and expensive problems such as diabetes, heart disease and respiratory disease. If you truly want to spoil your dog and do what is good for him you should feed him healthy and nutritious dog food.

Good dog food can’t just simply be found walking down the aisles of your local grocery store. You have to actually check the labels and make sure that there aren’t any additives or fillers. BOGO Bowl dog food provides all of the nutrients your dog needs without all of the additives and not so good stuff in it. It is also packed full with protein and good grains. If your dog does have a weight issue we even have a Healthy Weight formula that will help shed those extra pounds your dog is carrying.

Spoiling your dog is fun and easy to do. You shouldn’t be ashamed of showering your furry family member with love and gifts. Just make sure your love isn’t affecting your dog’s health and behavior. Spoil away, it’s the least we can do for our life long companions.

Feature Photo Courtesy of nydailynews.com

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PETS FOR LIFE

Free dog food, free spaying and neutering, free micro chipping, free grooming, free training and free vaccinations. What's the catch? There is no catch other than love your pet and the Humane Society of the United States will help you do it.

Pets for Life of the Humane Society of the United States has goal to keep pets off the streets and out of shelters. Pets for Life was created to keep pets with their loving owners.

The Humane Society of the United States is reaching out to communities in Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles providing people that may not have the economic means to support their pets with some support.

By helping people the Humane Society of the United States is actually helping animals, because people love their animals. One less animal that has to be relinquished to a shelter because their owner can't afford food for them is taking big steps to stop the over-crowding situations in shelters.

The Humane Society of the United States is also guiding other organizations around the United States to implement a community outreach program to help under-served communities with the animal welfare resources, services, and information they need.

Pets for Life is working to ensure that no child has to say good-bye to the family dog because food's to expense and that no pet owner has to give up a long time friend because they can't afford a vet bill. Pet's for Life is working to keep dogs off the streets and out of shelters one step at a time.

Here's a short video about Pets for Life coming to a Philadelphia neighborhood and helping out.

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