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Happy 4th of July – Firework Safety

Our Holiday Fundraising Auction has begun!

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eBay for Charity page.


We have over 150 items being offered in our first auction! We started everything at 99 cents, so there is something for everyone’s budget!

Please take a moment to check out the items we have being offered and place a bid or two (or three or four)!

We have a stack of USPS Priority Boxes just waiting to be stuffed full of your wins and shipped out to you the first week of December! Plenty of time to get them wrapped and put under the tree.

Be sure to check back during the week as we spread items out a little bit because we had so many! You can sort the items by “Newly Listed” to see what’s new!

Pom-O-Ween Reminder!

Don’t forget to join us for Pom-O-Ween this Saturday.  We will be in a large covered shelter with electricity, so don’t let a little drizzle keep you away!  We will be giving prizes for costumes.  There will also be Pomeranian themed and some pet themed jewelry available to help support our rescue!



Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

— Read on www.foundanimals.org/halloween-safety-tips-for-pets/

10 Costumes That Prove Pomeranians Always Win At Halloween



Halloween was MADE for Pomeranians.
— Read on buzzsharer.com/2016/10/29/10-costumes-that-prove-pomeranians-always-win-at-halloween/

Super Adorable Plush Poms

I am just in love with these stuffed Poms from Japan.  They are too adorable!  They come in a wide range of colors and patterns that Pom lovers don’t usually see in merchandise.

Some of them have smiles, some frowns, there’s even a few with little pink tongues sticking out!

The holidays are right around the corner and there may be a Pomeranian Lover on your shopping list that thinks these are a sweet as I do. Or you could just send one to your favorite Virginia Pom Blogger! (LOL)

Ebay has lots of them and Amazon has one seller.  If you go to Amazon, I prefer the talking Pom Toy in the “begging” stance here!

Click here to go to see them on Ebay!

Top Ten Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips | petMD

10. Keep your Pet Indoors at All Times!

It may seem obvious, but even if your pet is used to being outside, the resulting panic caused by fireworks or other loud noises may make them break their restraint or jump a fence in a terrified attempt to find safety.

9. Don’t Put Insect Repellant on Your Pet that isn’t Specifically for Pet Use

The same tip applies to applying “people” sunscreen on your pet. What isn’t toxic to humans can be toxic to animals. The ASPCA lists the poisonous effects of sunscreen on your pet as, “…drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy.” DEET, a common insecticide, may cause neurological issues.

8. Alcoholic Drinks Poison Pets

If your pet drinks alcohol, they can become dangerously intoxicated, go into a coma, or in severe cases, die from respiratory failure. Yes, even beer is toxic; fermented hops and ethanol are poisonous to dogs and cats.

7. Going to a Fireworks Display? Leave Your Pet at Home

The safest place for your pet is at home, not in a crowded, unfamiliar and noisy place. The combination of too many people and loud fireworks will make your beloved pet freak out and desperately seek shelter. Locking them in the car is also not an option; your pet may suffer brain damage and heat stroke.

6. Have Your Pet Properly Identified

If your pet manages to break loose and become lost, without proper identification it will be that much harder to get them back. Consider fitting your pet with microchip identification, ID tags with their name and your phone number, or both. It is also a good idea to have a recent picture of your pets in case you have to put up signs.

5. Keep Your Pet Away from Glow Jewelry

It might look cute, but your pet could chew up and swallow the plastic adornments. The ASPCA states that while not highly toxic, “excessive drooling and gastrointestinal irritation could still result from ingestions, and intestinal blockage could occur from swallowing large pieces of the plastic containers.”

4. NEVER Use Fireworks Around Pets

While lit fireworks can pose a danger to curious pets and potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws, even unused fireworks can be hazardous. Some fireworks contain potentially toxic substances such as arsenic, potassium nitrate, and other heavy metals.

3. Don’t Give Your Pet “Table Food”

If you are having a backyard barbeque, you may be tempted to slip some snacks to your pet. But like beer and chocolate, there are other festive foods that could harm your pet. Onions, coffee, avocado, grapes & raisins, salt and yeast dough are all possible hazards for dogs and cats.

2. Lighter Fluid and Matches Are Harmful to Pets.

The ASPCA lists chlorates as a harmful chemical substance found in some matches that, if ingested, can cause your pet difficulty in breathing, damage blood cells or even cause kidney disease. If exposed to lighter fluid, your pet may sustain skin irritation on contact, respiratory problems if inhaled, and gastric problems if ingested.

1. Citronella Insect Control Products Harm Pets, Too.

Oils, candles, insect coils and other citronella-based repellants are irritating toxins to pets, according to the ASPCA. The result of inhalation can cause severe respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia, and ingestion can harm your pet’s nervous system.

via Top Ten Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips | petMD

National Dog Biscuit Day

National Dog Biscuit Day - February 23

All dog owners, remember that February 23rd National Dog Biscuit Day! This day is also observed around the world as International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day.

Man’s best friend deserves a special treat, whether it is a reward for good behavior, as part of their training or just because we want to show our dogs how much we love them.


The following are a few homemade dog biscuit recipes you may want to make and give to your furry friends.

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Biscuits
Homemade Dog Treats
Diabetic Dog Treats
Bacon-Flavored Dog Biscuits

via NATIONAL DOG BISCUIT DAY – February 23 | National Day Calendar

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