Change a Pet’s Life Day:These Dogs In Toledo, Spain Deserve a Chance

FROM DAKOTA’S DEN: Last week I was contacted via email asking if I would share this Indiegogo Campaign, and after watching the video, how could I NOT share? Today is Change A Pet’s Life Day and my hope is that these dogs will get the help that they so richly deserve.

FROM THE DOG HOUSE:The Dog House Project was born from the dream of creating a space dedicated to dogs and even other animals in a little pet-friendly city. This book includes a canine hotelresort  with pool , classrooms to teach a space to have abandoned animals partnerships at no cost to them a sensory garden where dogs can relax a work area where they carry out canine sports or other courses such as obedience, one social area for barbecues and charity events and several green areas with trees and orchards. All this fueled by renewable energy with solar panels and gardens on the roofs.

The pet has so many needs that are not met. It’s not all about chasing a tennis ball in the backyard. They need socializing, sniffing without scolding for fear of eating something on the street, playing, running loose without danger of being run over, swimming – if they like. At The Dog House we seek to give the dog a space where he can carry out these activities and others he likes.

If you are able to donate, you can do so here, if not, please share to help these sweet dogs.

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Puppy Mill Stomp Hip Hop Song! Little Girl & Family Fight Animal Abuse!

Hi everyone and wow we have been remiss not posting all week! But…today I have something important to share with you. I was contacted on Facebook by a friend of ours, Buster’s Vision,  who asked if we would please share this most important (and clever) video that showcases STOPPING PUPPY MILLS!!!!

From our friends at Buster’s Vision:Buster’s Vision presents “Puppy Mill Stomp Hip Hop Music Video!” Buster’s Vision is a grassroots movement located in the San Francisco Bay (Silicon Valley) powered by professional volunteer animal advocates. Our goal is to educate people about animal abuse and abandonment. I would like to give special thanks to my family for creating this video. My granddaughter sings and acts in the video with her little brother, mommy, and daddy. Please share Buster’s Vision video. We are purpose driven in help saving innocent animals with our message. Positive, Encouraging, Buster’s Vision!

Buster’s Vision Registry for Shelters, Rescues, Fosters, & Transporters

Enter the ASPCA “Home for the Holidays” Photo Contest! #HolidaysWithMyPet

Hi my furiends! It’s Dakota! I know from my travels around the web that you pups (and kitties!),  have been super, busy taking all sorts of holiday photos! Each one is cuter than the last!

Well, before you file those photos away, I have super pawesome news! The ASPCA has teamed up with senior pet advocate and Instagram celeb Marnie the Dog to launch Home for the Holidays, a photo contest celebrating rescued pets and the people who gave them a second chance with a loving home.

To enter, simply share your favorite photo of your pets enjoying the holidays using the form here and tell the ASPCA the  best thing about sharing the festive season with your furry friend!

The top three entries will receive holiday treats from the ASPCA’S partner,  Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Plus, the grand prize winner will get a $500 grant for their favorite shelter!

THE DEADLINE TO ENTER IS JANUARY 6, 2017.  And don’t forget to post your photo on social media using the hashtag #HolidaysWithMyPet.







Here is an editorial cartoon my father did back in 1980 when he was the Editorial Cartoonist at The Plain Dealer  in Cleveland, Ohio, that IS STILL APPLICABLE today……no matter WHO you are voting for, make SURE you exercise your prerogative to Vote and if you don’t, don’t complain.


October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month:#31DaysOfRescueDogs


 October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and with millions of dogs entering shelters each year, the ASPCA is hoping to raise awareness about how great adoptable pups can be.  They have launched #31DaysOfRescueDogs, a social media campaign to raise funds for homeless pets. Participants will be asked to post one photo of their favorite rescue every day, and each post will encourage their friends to donate $1 a day in exchange for 31 days of adorable photos. The featured dogs could be rescues, fosters, or shelter pups in need of homes. Each post should contain the hashtag #31DaysofRescueDogs for the chance to win prizes and be featured on Pit Bulls and Parolees. Users can visit to learn more and sign up.


The ASPCA is also hosting a #TricksOrTreats HOWLoween Twitter Trivia Party on Tuesday, October 25th at 2pm EST. There will be lots of spooky trivia and treats, and prizes!! Register here!!!