Local Dog Adoption: Helping 250 Dogs and Puppies Get Adopted This Year Is Goal of TheDogTrainingSecret.com

Every year animal shelters euthanize between 3 million and 4 million dogs. The Dog Training Secret, a dog training program, wants to help end needless deaths and increase dog adoptions in all 50 states. The company will partner with 50 local pet adoption centers in 50 states and will pay for five pets to be adopted at each partner site.
“It’s a truly sad statistic and extremely overwhelming,” said Jason Macek, Contributor to The Dog Training Secret (http://www.TheDogTrainingSecret.com). “Pablo Picasso said it best when he said, ‘Action is the foundational key to all success.’ So we are choosing to act and make a difference for as many dogs as we can.”
The company is announcing a nationwide program to improve local pet adoption and help save dogs in all 50 states by working with pet adoption centers and local animal shelters.
“There are approximately 5,000 animal shelters and humane societies around the country and we are looking to partner with at least one in each of the 50 states. We will work directly with that shelter to awareness in their community with a goal to help each of those shelters adopt at least 5 dogs in their care to loving families,” he said.
“We also will provide training courses at no cost to people who adopt dogs from the shelters we partner with. Many times the reasons dogs are surrendered to shelters is because they have not been properly trained which leads to behavior issues that people either can’t or won’t deal with. If we can help with the training, that should help keep a few more dogs out of shelters,” he said.
They are calling on pet lovers everywhere to help get more pets adopted.
“If you know someone at your local animal shelter whom you think might be interested in working with us, please pass along our information. If you are affiliated yourself with a shelter, please contact us and we’ll get in touch with you,” he said.
“If you don’t have any connections with your local shelter, we would strongly encourage you to stop by sometime. They are always looking for volunteers and you are guaranteed to leave feeling happier than when you arrived. Who knows? You might find a new best friend,” he said.
“We also would encourage dog lovers to donate to your local shelter or the ASPCA (http://www.aspca.org/Home/Donate). Funds are always tight for these pet adoption centers and anything you can do would be a huge help,” he said.
The website has already received several dozen requests from local animal shelters asking for information about participating in the program. For information, go to http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/adoptable/.
About TheDogTrainingSecret.com
TheDogTrainingSecret.com is a very effective dog training company that instills good training in puppies and also helps eliminate bad behaviors in older dogs. For information go to http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/PuppyTraining.
TheDogTrainingSecret.com consists of a team of dog training professionals eager to help you solve your dog’s behavior issues and create a better and lasting bond with your pooch. Since we started this site in 2005, we’ve been able to help thousands of dog owners from all across the world with our Hands Off Dog Training methods, which are 100% positive reinforcement.
We offer a full suite of products to cover everything from the most basic dog training needs such as potty training, sitting, staying, coming, to the most advanced behaviors such as off-leash training and stopping unwanted behaviors like barking and digging.
Contact: Chet Womach cwomach@yahoo.com 509-599-9657

WOOF for Wednesdays!

Wisconsin Humane Society offers 25% discount on all Wednesday adoptions through June 27

 The Wisconsin Humane Society is offering 25% off all adoption fees on Wednesdays through June 27. The special promotion, aimed at encouraging weekday adoptions, kicks off Wednesday, June 13 at both the organization’s Milwaukee and Ozaukee Campuses.

 Included in all cat and dog adoptions are spay/neuter surgery, initial vaccinations, deworming, micro-chip implant, heartworm or feline leukemia testing, a certificate for a free veterinary exam, and a 30-day gift of ShelterCare Pet Insurance with a valid email address. As always, the adoption fee for cats over 1 year of age is completely waived. Small animals such as rabbits, birds, guinea pigs and domestic rats are also included in this special promotion.

The Milwaukee Campus is open Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 4500 W. Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee, and the Ozaukee Campus is open 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 630 W. Dekora Street in Saukville.

See available animals at www.wihumane.org or www.ozaukeehumane.org; the websites are updated every 20 minutes!

DCHS Kids Extravaganza!

Don’t miss the fun at DCHS Kids Extravaganza for animal lovers ages 4 and older!

You and your young animal lover can clap your hands for the dancing dogs, have your face painted in your favorite design, play water games, defy gravity in the bouncy house, and more! Mark your calendar to attend the DCHS Kids Extravaganza on Saturday, June 23, 2012, from 1-4 p.m. at Dane County Humane Society, 5132 Voges Road, Madison (rain or shine).

(The canine freestyle dancing demonstration by Teacher’s Pet Training Academy will be from 2:00-2:15 p.m.)

Each year, young people in our community help DCHS in many different ways. They conduct food drives, put up posters of available animals, and run lemonade stands on hot summer days to benefit our homeless animals. This is our way to say thanks to our current young friends and connect with new young animal lovers.

This event is free, but donations such as bleach, canned dog food or cat food, and empty aluminum cans will be happily accepted to help the animals!

For more information, contact Jodi Wortsman at 838-0413 ext. 118 or
jwortsman@giveshelter.org
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. (Please don’t bring your own pets to this event.)

myBFFpets.com Launches

New website features my BFF Soft Chews for Dogs products, links to retailers

my BFF Soft Chews for Dogs now has an online presence at www.myBFFpets.com. The line of functional treats is part of a growing trend in pet supplements and a tasty way to give dogs the supplements they need. All of this – and more – is explained and showcased at myBFFpets.com.

                “It is tough to find any products on the market that do not have a supporting website,” said Bryan Kann, national account manager for the my BFF line. “myBFFpets.com is an easy-to-navigate and informative site for pet parents who want to learn more about the latest trend of pet supplements and where to buy the product.”

myBFFpets.com offers background and product information on all six formulations of my BFF Soft Chews for Dogs – Breath, Calming, Digestion, Healthy Coat, Joint and Senior. The line was created to be highly-palatable, functional treats that can help maintain the overall health and vitality of dogs. To many pet parents, their pets are family and constant companions sharing their unconditional love. my BFF Soft Chews for Dogs are easy-to-give and easy-to-receive supplements that address common conditions in dogs.

“It was important to us to establish a web presence because the my BFF Soft Chews for Dogs line is so new and innovative –a true soft chew that tastes like a treat, but is actually a nutraceutical supplement to help dogs,” Kann said. “myBFFpets.com is also our base to jump into social media, which we hope will increase consumer awareness and allow customers to find their nearest my BFF retailer.”

Since the launch of my BFF Soft Chews for Dogs in January, the line is finding its way into fine retailers across the country. As the list of retailers grows, consumers can look to myBFFpets.com for the store(s) nearest them that will have my BFF Soft Chews on their shelves.

Visit myBFFpets.com and any additional comments or requests can be submitted via the online “Contact Us” page.

About my BFF Soft Chews

my BFF Soft Chews was introduced in 2012 with the my BFF Soft Chews for Dogs line developed for the “on-the-go” dog and its family. As functional treats, my BFF Soft Chews for Dogs includes six high-quality, highly-palatable formulations to help common problems that may arise in all dogs: bad breath, anxiety, upset stomach or digestive issues, less-than-ideal shine in a dog’s coat, stiff joints or age affecting overall vitality. Targeted to also benefit pet parents, my BFF Soft Chews are considered functional treats, which mean pet parents are giving their dogs a nutritional supplement that tastes like a treat, which can also aid in feeding. All of the my BFF soft chew formulations are also safe to use on a daily basis to help maintain optimal health in your Best Friend Forever.

News Brief: Anne Reed elected to board of National Federation of Humane Societies

Anne Reed, executive director of the Wisconsin Humane Society, was recently elected to the 16 member board of the National Federation of Humane Societies (NFHS). NFHS is a national federation of humane organizations that promotes animal welfare ideas and policies to the general public, encourages best practices and policies within the industry, and promotes legislation that improves the lives of animals.  Reed will also serve as the chair of the NFHS’s 2020 Vision Initiative, which aims to end pet homelessness nationwide by the year 2020. Reed became executive director of the Wisconsin Humane Society in January 2010 after serving nearly thirty years as a litigator at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC.

 

HAWS IS “EXPECTING” THIS SATURDAY– AND YOU’RE INVITED!

Waukesha animal resource center announces fundraiser for shelter kittens, cats

 HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, is “expecting” – and everyone is invited to celebrate.
Hundreds of cute kittens will “rain” on HAWS this year…so it is a great time for a Kitten Shower!  Join in the fun THIS SATURDAY, June 9thfrom 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the shelter at 701 Northview Road, Waukesha.   Visitors can enjoy cake, prizes, kid’s activities and more while helping HAWS raise the much-needed funds and supplies to care for these feline bundles of joy.

 

Is it the right time to add a new little member to the family?  Specials include 2-for-1 kitten adoptions and a unique adoption rate for mom cats!  Fees for moms are based on the number of kittens in her litter; if she had 2 babies, her adoption is only $2…and she goes home with a special gift!  Every kitten or cat adopted will also receive a gift basket valued at almost $60.  Pre-approval for adoptions is available for this event; contact the HAWS Adoptions staff at 262-542-8851 to learn more.
Other features of HAWS’ Kitten Shower:

·         Learn how to be a Foster Family, giving a litter a strong start to life.

·         Bring home your new best friend – adopt a kitten or 2, or

·         Find out the joys of adopting a Mother Cat.

·         Help care for the too-young-to-adopt-yet babies with formula and food donations.

Unable to attend?  Send a monetary donation via mail to HAWS’ Kitten Shower, PO Box 834, Waukesha, WI  53187-0834, or use Paypal on HAWS’ DONATE webpage.  Better yet:  Log on to Amazon.com, search at the top right under “Wish List” for “humane animal” and shop for any items on HAWS’ list!  Supply donations will be needed throughout the summer – check out HAWS’ Wish List throughout the season and collect items to drop off at your next visit to the shelter.

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 and full service shelter, HAWS assures sanctuary for animals in need while offering educational programs and a myriad of 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 Waukesha.”

Battle Against Dogfighting’s ‘Peace for Paws’ Set for June 9

Battle Against Dogfighting (BAD), a 100% volunteer-organized program, will host its third annual Peace for Paws community event Sat., June 9, from 12 to 4 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 2959 N. Teutonia Ave. in Milwaukee. This free event will feature music provided by V100’s mobile radio unit, plus Green Bay Packers Coach Jerry Fontenot, a canine agility course, weight-pulling demonstrations, dog training, a photo booth, an enrichment dog toy build, raffle prizes, and more! The event will also include many educational resources where people can ask questions and participate in a “learn and earn,” earning free dog care items like collars, toys, treats, and dog beds. Social dogs are welcome in designated areas.

“Dogfighting is still something that most people in Milwaukee don’t believe exists,” says Anne Williams, BAD program organizer. “But the people in the neighborhoods know, and the police officers we work with know. In fact, most inner-city kids see their first dog fight by the age of eight and often learn the behavior from older males in their families. BAD aims to break that cycle and show kids positive outlets to bond with their dog – and still show their dog’s ability and strength, through activities like agility and weight pulling. It’s not just about saving these pets – it’s about saving the kids, reducing violence, and making safe neighborhoods.”

“Research shows that people who abuse animals are more likely to commit other violent types of crimes,” Williams explains. “Peace for Paws focuses on uniting the community and dog owners with positive activities for pit bulls & all dogs so that those considering getting involved in dogfighting will start to see their dog as more than just a possession and instead, as a part of the family.

Battle Against Dogfighting (BAD) is a comprehensive, city-wide program that unites the community against dogfighting through education, early intervention, and community involvement. BAD collaborates with City of Milwaukee programs, Milwaukee law enforcement, community partners, businesses, schools, and churches to spread the message that compassion towards animals makes for safer and more humane communities.

For more information on BAD and its community outreach and education efforts, visit www.facebook.com/pages/Battle-Against-Dogfighting/178489093981.

BAD is a program of Friends of MADACC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting community awareness and improving the welfare of the more than 13,000 homeless animals that the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) cares for each year.

To learn more about Friends of MADACC, visit www.madaccfriends.org.