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When I was a teenager, I often found myself either bringing home stray dogs or actually being followed home by dogs. This was in the 1980’s when stray dogs were abundant in The Bronx. I would often keep the dog a few days – mother permitting – to keep it out of the shelter and from possibly being euthanized and try to find them homes.

Back then I wasn’t too successful in homing these wonderful dogs, all of which I wanted to keep. So I would call, what I believe was, the ASPCA (although to tell you the truth I can’t honestly remember) and then a truck would show up with a big burley guy who would collect the doggy and be on his way. Back then I just instinctively knew what to do. Then the 90’s rolled around. There weren’t as many strays on the streets and I was growing into adulthood so there were really no strays that came through my doors during this time. In 2010, there is suddenly a proliferation of unleashed, unaccompanied dogs on the streets and the things I think I NEED to do don’t work so it begs the question – What do you do if you find a dog? Continue Reading »


In the spirit of the season, Mambo Sprouts is teaming up with Wellness Natural Pet Foods presenting the Holiday Pet Photo & Wellness Tip Contest. For every entry received Wellness will donate $1.00 (up to $1,000)! The Grand Prize Winner will choose which of their favorite animal-related charities will receive $1,000.00.  The Grand Prize Winner will also receive a $100.00 gift package for themselves and their favorite pet.

Pull out the cutest photo of your pet and show off your  knowledge of, and commitment to the wellness of animals and enter to win – not only for yourself…but for your favorite animal-related charity.

Enter To Win

Contest ends January 22, 2010.

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Recently, flea medications have come under scrutiny for their safety.  This is alarming because as the human companion to several different dogs, they have all been exposed, at various times, to a flea control product of one type or another.  I have never been big on flea collars or shampoos and have never ever tried the topical treatments.  This doesn’t mean that I don’t acknowledge that they are necessary.  As sure as fleas exist, every human dog companion knows this.  But what’s a human companion to do? Continue Reading »

Bookmark and ShareAs if having a pet wouldn’t be a happy enough act…now pet owners come a little closer to being happy about caring for their pets.  H.R. 3501 was introduced to the House of Representatives on July 31, 2009.  This act, more commonly known as The HAPPY Act – Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years – would allow an individual to deduct up to $3500 for qualified pet care expensesSign the petition to get this passed! Continue Reading »

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