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Quidditch

Quidditch is an absolute delight to have in our home. He's such a pleasure to be around and a real character. He's almost always smiling and when he's not smiling, he's concentrating on eating...

Smirnoff

Smirnoff is a very obedient and affectionate girl, who is eager to please. She loves snuggling and cuddling, running and playing. She knows how to sit and has good recall, and has already shown herself to be a very friendly, happy girl...

Dusk

Dusk is a cutie who loves nothing better than her squeaky toys and chasing balls! I can't emphasise how happy chase makes her! She is very clever and picks up things very quickly....

Axel

Axel is a large boy who’s also a big sook. Very gentle and loves people and other dogs, he also LOVES his blankie, so would make a great lounge lizard for a lucky family...

Miso

Miso is an adorable little pup, who has come a long way over the past few weeks. She is very friendly, loves her games of chase and bitey-face with dogs of all sizes, but also likes to have her regular naps. She's very affectionate and loves nothing more than laying with you on the sofa...

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Almost all of our dogs are photographed by Ruth (of 'Ruthless Things'), who donates her time and energy to help us find them homes. Please check out Ruthless Photos and Ruthless Leather and support the people who support us...

Monday, March 28, 2011

Kranskybulldog – How and Why I Died

This is a must read for anyone contemplating relocating overseas and taking their beloved pet with them.

“After an exciting and arduous 2010 making our new movie, Belinda, Jon and I decided to go live in Berlin. We engaged the services of Sydney based Animal Travel to organise and oversee my trip to Germany. Run by Ken and Narelle Hammond, they came highly recommended within the French Bulldog community and advertise themselves as the “Veterinary Qualified Animal Travel Specialists making International Animal Travel easy for your Very Important Pet…[our] charter is to provide professional, competent and caring pet transportation relocation services…we care about your pets as if they were our own and their safety and comfort is always our highest priority.” These services are offered for a substantial fee, in my case $2297.00.”

Click here to read the whole story of what happened to Kransky and what is going on now.

"His only justice will be found in the realm of public opinion, so please forward, post, tweet, email.. ” Jon says.

And once you have read the story you will see why this is so important to do so. Please pass this on to your friends... for Kransky’s sake and help give some semblance of comfort to Jon and Belinda by doing so.

Source: dogsandcats.com.au


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Samson

Samson
Picture of Samson
Sex: Male
Breed: German Shepherd
Age: 5 years old
Colour: Black & Tan
Hair: Medium

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

$1.5m Dog

If the thought of spending $500 on a puppy causes you to break into a sweat, spare a thought for the new owner of the most expensive dog in the world.

A Chinese coal tycoon has forked out 10 million yuan ($1.5 million) on Hong Dong, an 11-month-old Red Tibetan Mastiff puppy.

The dog, whose name means "big splash" in Chinese, weighs 82kg and is nearly 1m high.

The dog had been raised in eastern China on a diet of beef and chicken . . . and the occasional sea cucumber and abalone, his breeder said.

"It is thought Big Splash could be hired out to other breeders as a stud for 100,000 yuan ($15,300) per time, with China's growing upper class increasingly keen on the breed due to its exclusivity," The Daily Maily has reported.

"Big Splash has taken the title of world's most expensive dog from a fellow Tibetan Mastiff, with the oddly-named Yangtze River Number Two selling for 4 million yuan in 2009."

Another of the dogs, Red Lion, was valued at 10 million yuan last year after it won a mastiff exhibition, The Mail said.

"Reputedly owned by Genghis Khan and Lord Buddha, Red Tibetan Mastiffs are atypically found outside Tibet and are viewed as a pure 'Chinese' breed," the report said.

"The breed is also considered one of the oldest pure breeds in the world and there are thought to be less than 20 remaining in Tibet.

"The mastiffs have become a sought-after status symbol for China's newest millionaires, with rare stamps, antique vases and vintage wines also fetching huge sale prices in recent years."

Source: thewest.com.au


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Raven

Raven
Picture of Raven
Sex: Female
Breed: Kelpie x Labrador
Age: 2 years old
Colour: Black
Hair: Short

Delta

Delta
Picture of Delta
Sex: Female
Breed: Medium Crossbreed
Age: 18 months old
Colour: Tan/White
Hair: Short

Hobo

Hobo
Picture of Hobo
Sex: Male
Breed: Tibetan Spaniel x
Age: 2-3 years old
Colour: Tan
Hair: Medium

Monday, March 14, 2011

Vegas

Vegas
Picture of Vegas
Sex: Male
Breed: Staffy x
Age: 11 months old
Colour: White/Brown/Black
Hair: Short

Jail For Man Who Sliced Off Puppy's Ear

A thug who tried to slice a puppy's ear off following a row with his girlfriend has been jailed.

Shamrez Ali Wasim, 27, used a knife or scissors to attack the three-week-old Staffordshire bull-terrier cross in Newsome, Huddersfield.

The animal was left screaming in agony as its right ear hung by a thread.

Wasim was jailed for 20 weeks after he was found guilty by Huddersfield magistrates yesterday after a trial.

He had pleaded not guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

Don't Make Excuses. Seek Help.

A DOG behaviour specialist has urged residents with aggressive or vicious dogs to seek help.

Steve Courtney, from K9 Pro, a professional service which provides canine advice and training, said the best way to resolve aggression and fear issues in dogs was to seek advice.

His comments followed an horrific attack on a 16-month-old boy at a park near his home in Macquarie Fields.

The boy suffered wounds to his legs and back when the alaskan malamute attacked him at 7.30pm on March 7. He is recovering in Sydney Children’s Hospital.

The owner of the dog, a 40-year-old man, of Macquarie Fields, was charged with three offences including owning an attacking dog.

He will appear in Campbelltown Court on April 20. The dog was destroyed the day after the incident.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Adoption Day (Animal Rights and Rescue)

Animal Rights and Rescue Adoption Day


Check out Animal Rights and Rescue's website.


Macka

Macka
Picture of Macka
Sex: Male
Breed: Cocker Spaniel x Golden Retriever
Age: 6 years old
Colour: White
Hair: Medium

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Brave Kiwi Saves Master

Lost and alone on the streets of Christchurch as masonry fell around him during the terrifying earthquake, blind office worker Blair McConnell was led to safety by his faithful dog Kiwi.

Now the loyal labrador-retriever cross is being hailed a hero for navigating McConnell to safety amid the carnage and rubble along the banks of the city's Avon River.

Despite falling concrete and the screams of panic around him, the eight-year-old, curly coat, guide dog stayed on task until a passing motorist stopped and gave the shaken pair a ride home.

Almost completely blind, McConnell, with Kiwi at his side, would travel each day to work at Telecom's Old Exchange Building in Hereford St. The sales rep would normally have been out at lunch on Colombo St at 12.51pm when the earthquake struck on February 22, but was dealing with a customer on the phone.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Britain's Saddest Puppy Cheers Up!

She was branded Britain’s saddest puppy after she was abandoned by heartless owners and kicked out into the cold with a skin condition which left her close to death.

Rescue workers came close to giving up all hope for her recovery but Princess has now overcome the odds and has made a miraculous return to health.

Wagging her tail and bouncing through open fields, life is now a far cry from the days when she could only gaze longingly from a window.

The forlorn puppy made international headlines after she was discovered suffering from a condition which made her skin so delicate that she could not go outside in any weather.

Even a warm jacket would irritate her beyond endurance.

At just six months old, she was pictured sitting in a cardboard box with a horrific case of mange which left her completely hairless.

Her heart-melting face laid bare the appalling levels of neglect and abuse she suffered at the hands of her owners.

Staff who took her in, at Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary, near Edenfield, Lancashire, feared the harsh winter weather would kill her and rescue workers said a course of drugs, costing a five-figure sum, was her only hope of survival.

But donations flooded in and now, only two months on, Princess has made a remarkable recovery.

She now looks the picture of health as she bounds about with other dogs, enjoying rough and tumble play with a shiny new coat.

Source: dailymail.co.uk


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Like Us On Facebook

Fetching Dogs now has its very own Facebook Page! Click the image or here and you'll be taken there. Make sure to LIKE us so you receive all the latest updates about everything we have on the site.

Stay current with all the foster dogs in care with Sydney Pet Rescue & Adoption, as well as Fetching Dogs' latest line of dog toys (Groggles and Grabbits), and all the latest news surrounding the dog world.

Remember, the more people who join us, the more we can get the word out about the plight of these dogs in the pound system, and how ordinary people can make a huge difference in changing that.

We'll also be running competitions every now and then where you could win some of our exclusive (and quite frankly, weird) dog toys. Or maybe even a new car! (Disclaimer: we will never offer a new car as a prize... unless it's one of those tiny toy cars).

So visit us on Facebook, LIKE us, and share the page with all your friends.


Bunnings BBQ!

Bunnings BBQ


WARNING: Dogs Die From Camel Meat

A new study has found pet dogs have died after eating human-grade camel meat.

A report in this month's Australian Veterinary Journal cites several cases of severe and sometimes fatal liver disease in dogs that had eaten camel meat containing the acid indospicine.

Veterinary pathologist Dr Louise FitzGerald says it is a toxic amino acid found in plants in Australia's arid regions.

She says camels like eating the plants, so there is always potential for the meat to contain the toxin.

Oscar

Oscar
Picture of Oscar
Sex: Male
Breed: Great Dane x
Age: 18 months old
Colour: Brindle/White
Hair: Short