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Harpers Story


Last week The Daily Treat shared the story of Harper, a severely deformed 11-week old pitbull pup abandoned to die in a trash bag. Harper was subsequently rescued by angels from a local shelter and now has a new leash on life!


Well, what a difference a week makes! Harper appeared yesterday on NBC’s TODAY Show and was featured walking around with confidence and even chewing on Matt Lauer’s shoe.


Watch darling Harper make some serious power moves in the video below and learn about the special therapies they are using to help rehabilitate this special pup.


Kudos again to the wonderful volunteers that have made her recovery possible Learn more here about the work of Dolly’s Foundation, the organization that is helping rehab Harper and other special needs pups like her.




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Hanging W/Kitty@thedogpound- Me and my friends


Hello there Darlinks, Kitty here. I trust you are all doing well.  Today It’s all about Meeeeeeee…. Well not really but it is about my species the domesticated cat. Here are some fun facts about Meeeeee and the rest of my domesticated feline pals

Me and my friends

  1. 60% of cats are ambidextrous 40% are not
  2. Cats are the Goldilocks of the animal world. They don’t like there food to hot or cold they prefer it at room temperature
  3. Cats See in Color and can see well in very low light
  4. Did you know? A group of kittens is called a kindle while a group of grown cats are a Clowder.
  5. Cat only Meow at Humans not other animals.
  6. Rambunctious Cat? Try speaking in a soothing tone to calm them down. Cats recognize and can distinguish our moods through our voice tones.
  7. It was Sir Issac Newton who invented the cat door.
  8. Cats always land on there feet here is why, First they rotate their head, then twist their spine around, followed by a rear leg alignment and finally they relax into it and arch the back, thus lessening impact.
  9. In a seven year period a pair of cats and there first offspring can end up producing 420,000 offspring?

  10. Like finger prints a cats nose pad is ridged and unique to each cat

  11. After infancy cat’s loose there ability to tolerate milk and it can actually give them stomach aches

  12. Cats are are capable of 100 different distinctive sounds.

A Sheltering Place

Darlink’s I want to let you know that the new Palm Springs Animal Shelter will be opening very soon, It is also very exciting. The shelter will be open to the public on October 13 and there will be a grand opening on October 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The shelter is also looking for Volunteer dog walkers and you can get information on volunteer opportunities as well as other related information Palm Springs Animal Shelter.

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Joe and Buddy enjoy the ride




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The Canine Heroes of 911

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Hello all, Kitty here, I want to share a very special column with you today on the 10th Anniversary of 911 It has been ten years since that tragic day on 911.and as we remember the terrible tragedy of that … Continue reading

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Hang’n@thedogpound w/Kitty Moving Day





Moving Day.


Hello Darlinksss,

I trust you are staying cool in this summer heat

Next time you are at Target, WalMart, Lowes, True Value, Home Depot or Big Lot. Pick up one of those plastic kiddy pools and take it on over to your local shelter. When it is hot as it is here in the summer many shelter companions (mostly the canine sort) will sit in them to cool down. These kiddy pools are cheap and can do a lot of good. Just a though

My friend Lucas is moving soon into his new home. Moving can be a stress event for Pet companions. I wanted to share some tips on ways to keep your pet companions safe and healthy during a move

If you are moving from an apartment to a home or Condo and you have a dog Bring them along to see the house that you have decided to purchase. Show them their new digs and let them sniff around the back yard.(keep them on a leash if the yard isn’t completely secure. This is a chance for Puppers to get comfortable with his new digs. Talk to your dog, use re-assuring happy tones. Get them excited about the new place. Bring them back as often as possible before moving day so they become familiar with the place. If you plan to have them stay in a certain room on moving day, this will give you the chance to get it prepared.

Moving day

Moving day can be extremely stressful to us pets even if we have already been to the new place for a look-see. Before you move your furniture or clothes or any other belongings, the most important thing to move is us your pet companions. For us cat companions you should have us all set up. So that we are nice and comfy darlink’s. Comfy equals not stressed. This means you have us in a safe secure place with food, water, litter box, and scratching post. I would also recommend Cat nip. Ohh darlink’s I just adore cat nip. It’s Grass for cat’s darlink. It make’s every thing much more pleasant. Anywho darlink’s I digress. But you get my point. Keep kitty secure happy and away from the move. Make sure everyone knows to leave kitty be but check on them and spend time with them through out the days move.

Taking care of Puppers’s needs can be a bit more complicated. Some dogs like my friend Lucas are natural pacers and Moves can be very stressful. They want to know and be a part of everything that is going on. They need to have a front row seat. They are happiest when they are your little (or big) navigator. That is fine but you also need to make sure that 1. they are on a leash and restrained while you are driving. 2.When you are loading up Items they need to have a space they can stay in while you load and unload, that is not the vehicle. If you should have to stop and say get gas or snacks they remain secure in their seat as you fill up(when you have your pet with you always try and pay at the pump so you can keep an eye on them.) In the event they do get free you have a long leash to grab onto to catch them.

We run because we are stressed. We run because we are scared. We run because we are confused. We run to try to find our safety.

Some dogs are completely stressed by a move. If this is the case with your pet companion then you need to get P uppers squared away first just like you would do with me. Make sure that they have a safe secure place to be while you are moving out of your old place and into your new place. Check in on P uppers and make sure they get plenty of potty breaks. (Unlike me they have not mastered the litter box) Let all your helpers know which room P uppers is in or if we are in the yard so they can make sure to be aware that we are there and keep doors closed so we don’t get out and get lost in the new strange neighborhood.

Remember your excitement is our excitement. Your stress is our stress as well though. Sometimes though we may not like it. It is best for us to be away from the action of the move and that may mean that P uppers stays at a Dogie Day Care like Desert Pet Sitters Dogie Day Care were I live @ The Dog Pound. This way they are in a secure environment free from the stress of the move. If it is a dogies day care they have been to before the familiar surroundings will be of great comfort to your pet and help keep them Stress free.

Here are 6 quick move tips

  1. Always keep our leashes on and our kennels close by when we travel from the old place to the new place if we are not being transported in our kennel.
  2. Talk to us. Use comforting tones to make us feel safe
  3. Make sure our pad is set up with what we need before you move us
  4. Did I mention Cat Nip?
  5. And Always be aware of your pets stress level. Some of us can get     extremely ill from stress.
  6. The most important thing you can do to insure our safety it to make sure that our ID tags and chip are current. I recommend using   your cell number as the point of contact Number and making sure   the new address is on record before the move. Here are a few of the ID Chip companies for petsHome Agai MicorchipID AVID. Remember if you don’t update the information it is useless.


4 quick tips to recognize a stressed pet during a move and what should be done

1.Vomiting. If your dog or cat is vomiting they might be stressed. If you see P uppers eating a lot of grass this probably means his stomach is upset and it could be stress related as well. Call they vet and let them know. So they can help you best resolve the situation.

2. Diarrhea, If your pet is experience Diarrhea or loose stools it could again because of moving stress. it is best to run it by a vet.

3. Lack of apatite.. If your pet companion is not eating as usual it might be dues to moving stress. Try and find a way to relieve stress. Exercise is not only good for the both of you but it can increase apatite How about a trip to the dog park or maybe some play time with a cat toy.

4. Despondent or depressed. Moves can be very depressing to us. We are loosing the Familiarity of our surroundings, (That place we lay in the sun by the window.) and moving to a place don’t know well or yet have never seen before. We end up feeling discombobulated and out of sorts. This all gets very depressing and cause us Pet companions to be a bit despondent. Just some face time with you helps a lot. Again talk to us assuage our fears.

Unpacking Stuff and moving in

We are all curious by nature and because of this we can find ourselves in a world of hurt if we are not careful darlink’s. When you move the most important boxes you unload are any with Items that are harmful to us pets You don’t necessarily have to put these Items away first but you do have to be aware of there harmfulness to us pets.

Never leave packed boxes open, Empty any box you open right away so there is no temptation for us to get into them. Some of these boxes contain chemicals in them that can seriously injure, harm or even kill us (what a horrible thought darlink’s my life flashes when I think about it). So make sure that boxes with harmful chemicals are kept out of reach as best as possible until they are put in proper storage.

We need you to spend lots of time with us to help us to adjust to our new place. Again I get back to the Me /You Time. (or as I like to call it Me – eow. time. lol I crack myself up darlink’s) Nothing makes us feel more comfortable then knowing we are secure and loved.

Some of us felines prefer to be a little more solitary and that is okay. If we seem a little clingy during a move know that we just need reassurance. Even the most independent of us can get stressed and need lots of reassurance to feel secure. So Take care to Take Care because we rely on you darlink’s to keep us safe, secure comfy and happy during the move.

Until next time luv, have a safe move and I’ll just be hang’n@thedog pound

P.S. darlink’s, another way to keep your pet safe is with lite collars and leashes from House Of Elton.

Especially if you are moving long distance. That way if you get out to walk them they are seen. I had a friend who was at a rest stop with their Human companions and if it hadn’t been for his flashing LED collar and leash the driver of the car backing up wouldn’t have seen either of them in the dark.

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Buddy on his walk






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How Buddy deals with Sprinklers


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Buddy’s Corner:Amazing and Strange Pet News

Buddy’s Corner

Hello there, Buddy here. And Welcome to Buddy’s Corner. This is the spot for fun pet Videos and Weird pet stories. I find them and Share them with you. Enjoy.


BFFs for life….. Or until the cops separate us


it seems in Capshaw Alabama that a woman recently came across a goat and a dog playing on US route 72. Fearing that the would get hit she stopped to usher them off the road way only to have the Goat climb up on top of her Mercedes. I’m assuming they kept right on playing, only now the goat had a distinct advantage and the woman’s car a very distinct disadvantage. Oh and I’m sure Fido wasn’t happy either. When Molly Goat is on top of a car she is hard to play with everyone knows that. Anywho, the woman not thrilled by the goat dancing on her car ( who would be goats love a fancy tin can) call the local police. The police arrived and put Fido’s BFF the goat in the back seat of the squad car. Fido jumped in after Molly, I guess Fido didn’t want the fun and frivolity to end, Or maybe he thought he could provide her bail down at the police station. Unfortunately their friendship was not to last as Fido was dropped of at the Vets and Molly went to live at one of the deputies home. Oh well they had fun while it lasted.





This Gets filed under I soooo do not understand humans sometimes.

Lada shows every human just why they need us.


I seems that a woman had gone to the park with her baby and her Rottweiler Lada to meet friends for drinks. Her drinks soon turned into drunk and the baby watching soon became Lada’s responsibility.


When her drunkfest was over and she woke up the next morning in a panic because her baby was gone. Nothing like losing your kid in a park. I am surprised they don’t lose more of them, they lose us all the time. Anywho she called her daddy and he came to her rescue. Well sort of. He found the baby. But the real hero is Lada who guarded the baby, as the Drunken Mum slept off here booze binge in apparently another area of the park.

Here’s to Lada the heroine of the day……Maybe Lada should raise the child. Just a thought.



Headlines Headlines What do they all Mean? I’ll tell you exactly what they mean.

Let we explain these recent pet related headlines to you from my prospective here at Buddy’s Corner


Alternative Medicine – Bringing Benefits for Pets?

This one I don’t care about. I don’t have to take any Medicine. I’m all good. Next……




How Can I Get My Dog To Stop Jumping The Fence?


Build a higher fence? Duh.


Maybe you should pay more attention to your Fifi or Fido and teach them not to jump the fence or find a way to relieve the anxieties they are having that make them want to jump the fence. Just a thought



K9 Magazine Report: Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?


Because it is there! That is why, enough said. On a personal note it is not for me. My brother Joe though…..



Do I need to Supplement My Dogs Food

Of course you do with lots of hugs, playtime and walks…Walks Yheaaaa.


And the last head line for today


Dog Training For Owners

To which I say yes yes yes Where do I sign up. You need to know what it is like to have to perform tricks. I refuse. I could if I wanted to but I don’t and my human companion know not even to put so much as a hat on me. My brother Elton love to dress up. I digress. My point and I do have one, Dog training for humans is good. Then you can learn how to best take care of us. You go to parenting classes ( well some do. Others should) so why not? I say yes, yes, yes




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Hang’n@thedogpound with Kitty 4th of July


Keeping us pets safe on the Fourth Of July




Hello Darlinksss, And Happy Fourth of July my luvs, Kitty here.


I want to talk to everyone about the Fourth of July. While you Humans enjoy the fireworks and gatherings and people, it can be a much different day for your pets. Sadly July 4th rankest as the Number 1 day for losing and run away pets.


One of my dear friends Murphy was rescued a week after the 4th of July. He lived out the rest of his life safe and secure because his Human companions knew what to do to keep him safe on noisy *Holidays like the fourth of July.


While indeed it is great to adopt a pet companion after the fourth of July. It is sad that the ended up lost. Many of us who get frightened and run to try and escape the scary noises end up not making it.

We get confused and then we don’t know which way to run and the next thing you know we find ourselves in the middle of a busy intersection staring down at a set of on coming head lights like a deer. Sorry that’s been a night mare of mine as long as I can remember. But you get my point darlinks


While you humans like to enjoy the day in many different ways. Whether it be a picnic by the beach. A backyard BBQ or watching the Palm Springs Power bat one out of the park, the day usually ends in a gloriously beautiful display of fireworks. Yes they are beautiful to look at (I myself have been mesmerized by the light.) But, as I said the sounds can be Very scary and confusing to us pets. They become something we need to get away from.



Here are some tips for keeping your pet companions safe on this most patriotic and festive day.


If you must go out make sure that we have a safe and secure area to be in.(preferably indoors) put on some soothing music or programing we like to watch (Fishing, HSN) turn the volume loud enough to help minimize outside noises but soft enough that the neighbors won’t complain.


Provide us with toys we can play with if we do get stressed such as favorite anything with catnip in it. A chew for Fido is good too.


Let us have one room that’s all we need keep it simple. A toy a bed water music or t.v. We just need to feel safe and calm.


If you are taking us along (not likely with us cats.)or staying home and having a backyard BBQ engage us. Make us part of the day talk to us. Play with us.


If we become nervous make sure we have a safe place to go to where we can just Chill for a bit. Some of us get claustrophobic and nervous around large groups of people. My friend Lucas is like that.


When the Fire works start make sure we are safe and secure elsewhere or in your laps being petted and held so we feel safe.


Remember we are not unlike you humans in that we get frightened too. The world is a much bigger place to us and a little more scary at time. We rely on you humans to keep us safe and happy so we can be the companions we need to be for you.


If you do take your dog along with you for your celebration make sure that when night fall they are leashed. The sounds could get them running pretty darned fast. It is always good to have some sort of light on them for after dark. Whether it is a light ball that hooks to the collar or a light up collar such as the ones we have here at the House of Elton.


One last tip. If you haven’t had your pet micro chipped Please do. This helps us get back to our human companions if we do get lost. Also keep the information on yourself current so if we do get lost they can return us to you.


Well Darlinks that about wraps it up for now.


Until next time luv, I’ll just be hang’n@thedog pound








    *Chinese New Year is another time of the year when the noises can be very scary



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