‘Really Big Rummage Sale’ to Benefit Wisconsin Adopt A Golden Retriever, Inc.


It’s rummage sale season in Wisconsin!  Stop by a rummage sale this June that will not only help you find some great items, but more importantly, help a Golden Retriever rescue organization care for its Goldens.

Wisconsin Adopt A Golden Retriever, Inc. (WAAGR) is holding its annual “Really Big Rummage Sale” to benefit the organization.  The event takes place June 10 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. & June 11 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  There will be new items available both days.  We’ve cleaned out basements, garages and Grandma’s attic, so come and see what treasurers we have found!  All proceeds go to help the Golden Retrievers that currently are being fostered by WAAGR volunteers.

The rummage sale takes place in Menomonee Falls at N61 W12851 Hemlock Ct. (east of Lilly Road and south of Mill Road) in the River Heights South Subdivision.  While shopping for items, meet some Golden Retrievers who will be there to greet you.  For more information about all WAAGR events, visit www.waagr.org.

“Fundraisers are so important to our group to help us fulfill our mission and we appreciate all the support we receive,” event Co-Chair Mary Schmittinger said.  “We rely solely on donations to operate, as our volunteers work hard to spread the word about WAAGR and rescue in general.  We look forward to seeing you June 10-11.”

WAAGR also is looking for donations of items to sell at the event.  Contact event Co-Chair Barb Hart on the WAAGR hotline at (414) 517-7725 for more information.

About Wisconsin Adopt A Golden Retriever

Wisconsin Adopt A Golden Retriever received its 501(c)(3) status in February 2005.  WAAGR’s mission is “To provide bright new beginnings to displaced Golden Retrievers.”  WAAGR is an all volunteer/member rescue organization based in Southeastern Wisconsin.  For more information about WAAGR, to become a member, or find out more about the Golden Retrievers available for adoption, visit the organization on the Web at www.waagr.org.


The Wisconsin Humane Society is currently seeking volunteers interested in
fostering behaviorally-challenged dogs, as a part of a new pilot program
designed to establish a network of foster homes trained to care for special
needs animals.

Foster volunteers are being asked to provide in-home foster care and training for dogs
with various behavior issues.  To learn more about becoming a foster parent as
part of this innovative program, please fill out an online foster application,
available at http://wihumane.org/volunteer/foster.aspx.

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) was recently awarded a $40,000 grant from The
Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust to fund Shelter Smart II: A
Foster Home Network for Behaviorally Challenged Dogs.

Under the direction of WHS behaviorists, students pursuing a master’s degree in
applied animal behavior will work for six-month externships, researching and
providing positive reinforcement solutions for special needs animals. They will
also actively recruit, train and support an expanded network of foster homes to
offer individualized care to these animals.

The Wisconsin Humane Society is one of the largest and oldest humane societies in
the country, finding homes for 9,368 animals in 2010.  The mission of the
Wisconsin Humane Society is to build a community where people value animals and
treat them with respect and kindness.

The Humane Society of the United States Recommends Tips to Keep Pets Safe This Summer

Memorial Day weekend signals the unofficial start of summer, and The Humane
Society of the United States reminds people to start thinking about how the warm
weather will impact pets. Whether taking a walk, a drive or just hanging out in
the backyard, there are extra precautions that people can take to keep their
four-legged family members happy and safe:

Beat the Heat

  • Never leave a pet unattended in the car on a warm or sunny day. Cars quickly
    heat up to a dangerous temperature, even with the window slightly open.
  • When taking a dog for a walk on a hot day, plan for shorter walks midday,
    when temperatures peak, and longer walks in the morning and evening when it’s
    cooler. Hot sidewalks can burn the pads on a dog’s paws, so walk on the grass
    when possible.
  • Keep your dog safe and cool this summer with a K-9 body wrap, vest, mat,
    pool or even an outdoor cabana bed. More at http://store.humanesociety.org/prod_detail_list/warm_weather_dog_gear?r=hspr052411.

Safety First

  • Be sure to keep pets up-to-date on their vaccinations and preventative
    medications. Fleas and ticks stay busy in warm weather and summer is also the
    prime time for heartworms. Check with a veterinarian about the best way to keep
    pets healthy.
  • Keep cats indoors to keep them safe. Cars, other pets and wild animals can
    all pose risks to cats’ safety. By providing playtime, cat trees and other
    enrichment, a cat will be happy and content to stay indoors.
  • Beware of cocoa mulch and other gardening products. Cocoa mulch can be
    deadly if ingested and has an appetizing scent to some animals. Pesticides,
    fertilizers and other harsh chemicals can also be quickly fatal if ingested.
  • When driving with pets, be sure to keep them properly restrained and inside
    the vehicle. Special seatbelts and secured carriers can protect pets during
    accidents and prevent them from distracting the driver. The back of a pick-up
    truck is never a safe place for a pet to ride.

Don’t Forget about the Little Guys

  • Pet rabbits should be kept indoors because they don’t tolerate heat well.
    Keeping a rabbit indoors will also provide protection from predators who might
    try to attack a rabbit in an outdoor hutch.
  • Be mindful of pets around our wild neighbors. When going for walks or
    playing in a fenced yard, don’t allow pets to harass birds, rabbits, squirrels
    or other wild animals.

Dog Days of Summer

  • The summer months are the peak season for dog bites because so many kids and
    dogs are playing outside. Training, socialization and dog spaying or neutering a
    dog can reduce the risk of dog bites. Kids can learn to stay safe through good
    manners around pets and humane education.
  • Never leave a dog outdoors unattended on a chain or tether. Long-term
    chaining during the hot summer months can result in countless insect bites,
    dehydration and heat stroke. Even short-term unattended tethering can pose risks
    such as theft or attacks by people or animals.


Waukesha animal resource center announces adoption special

HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, Inc. announces a
“two”- cool adoption special.  Come to HAWS’ cat “pair-adise”
today and find not just one but two new best friends.

Almost a dozen pairs of bonded cats are
currently in residence in HAWS’ Cat Adoption area.  All the pairs are adults, ranging in
age from 14 months to 12 years.  They are a myriad of colors, hair lengths and
sizes, both males and females.

Needing to
place them in loving homes two-gether, HAWS is now offering a “twosome” adoption

Until further notice, adopters can take home a pair of bonded adult cats
for $22.22.
  Included in the adoption is a “two-tally” awesome
gift pack of 2 litter pans, 2 cans of food, 2 bags of treats, 2 rope toys and 2
ball toys.

“Often our adoptable adult cats are overlooked this time of
year, because of the number of kittens coming into our shelter,” notes HAWS’
Executive Director Lynn Olenik.  “Adopting a pair of adult cats is truly twice
as nice – not only do you know their personalities from the beginning and how
they’ll fit in your family, but they also have each other as company.  It is a
win-win for both adopter and pets!”

HAWS is open 7 days a week for
viewing and adoptions; Weekdays from 1-6pm, Saturday from 11am-4pm and Sunday
from Noon-4pm.

HAWS will be closed for viewing/adoption on Monday,
May 30, to observe Memorial Day.  Those needing assistance with lost/found
animals can still call the HAWS main number at 262-542-8851.  Regular hours will
resume on Tuesday, May 31.

HAWS, a non-profit organization established in 1965,
assists over 6,000 animals each year and welcomes more than 31,000 human
visitors to our shelter annually.  As an “open admissions” shelter HAWS assures
sanctuary for animals in need, while offering educational programs and services
to promote responsible pet ownership and prevent animal abuse.  The shelter is
located at 701 Northview Road in Waukesha, Wisconsin. For more information call
(262) 542-8851 or log onto our website at www.hawspets.org.  Friend us on Facebook at “HAWS
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Help keep your dog park clean!!

Join ROMP on Sat, May 21 from 10 am – 1 pm at the Runway DEA for our annual
clean-up event. Help spread mulch, pick up garbage and stray piles. Bring your
own shovel and pooper scooper. ROMP will pprovide coffee and water. Volunteers
will be entered into a drawing for some prizes and Milwaukee Dog Park


Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus invites dogs
and their humans for Saturday grand opening party

Saukville, Wis. —   Dogs and their humans are invited
to the Grand Opening Party Saturday at the new Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee
Campus in Saukville. Saturday festivities will include hot dog bobbing (dogs
only, please), kids crafts, a visit from a K9 Unit from Cedarburg, a costume
parade at 1:00 p.m., and much more!  There will also be dozens of puppies
available for adoption, all of whom came from a shelter in Kentucky that was too
overcrowded to provide care for them.

WHAT:                 Grand Opening Party

WHEN:                 Saturday, May 14, 10:00 a.m.-
4:00 p.m.  Parade starts at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:               Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee
Campus, 630 W. Dekora St., Saukville.

PHOTO OPPS:    Dozens of puppies available for

Costume parade
at 1:00 p.m.

Hot dog


Tricks for

Kids face

K9 Unit
Officer Brian Emmrich and Jake from Cedarburg)

NOTE: The new shelter opened March 26 and has seen
adoptions triple in the first month of operation!

Voice your opinion on the KG Dogfighting Application

KG Dogfighting, an application in which players
prepare their virtual dogs to fight, is available through Google’s Android
Market. Through KG Dogfighting, players are encouraged to engage in gruesome
virtual practices to train and fight dogs. The Wisconsin Humane Society is
opposed to any promotion of dog fighting. We are especially concerned that
children will use this app and may become desensitized to violence against
animals. Additionally, widespread use might change societal attitudes about dog
fighting, making the practice socially acceptable. Go to https://secure2.convio.net/whs/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=SplashPage&id=294&JServSessionIdr004=2cl959ibx3.app207a for more information and to let
Android know that you oppose their offering KG Dogfighting.