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5 Reasons to Get Your Dog Gourmet Baked Goods This Holiday Season

5 Reasons to Get Your Dog Gourmet Baked Goods This Holiday Season

Dog Krazy, a specialty shop featuring products for dogs, offers a full line of all-natural, allergen-free healthy dog treats.

Throughout America, there are roughly 78 million dogs. People love their dogs, calling them their best friend and treating them like their child. As many pet parents do their holiday shopping, they may want to add something for their furry family member, or friend, to their list. Although the dog can’t personally ask for it, the word on the street is that gourmet baked goods top the ‘most wanted’ list, this year.

“All dogs love gourmet baked goods,” explains Nancy Guinn, owner of Dog Krazy, located in Fredericksburg. “And why shouldn’t they? These treats are good enough for humans to eat, but made especially for the dogs in our lives. One bite and your dog will be hooked.”

5 Ways to Help the Animals of Hurricane Sandy

5 Ways to Help the Animals of Hurricane Sandy

When Hurricane Sandy struck the coast at the end of October it did damage that hit the news channels around the globe. The 80 mile per hour winds took lives, did billions of dollars in damage, and left thousands of people homeless. Many people are aware of the human impact of this tragedy, but few know about how the animals were in impacted in the area. As it turns out, many pets were lost, displaced, injured, and separated from their families.

“There is an element of tragedy here that many people have not even heard about and it is all the animals that have been impacted,” explains Robert Misseri, president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping animals in need. “What we try to do is help raise awareness and to help as many animals as we can, but we really need the support of others in order to be more successful at our mission.”

Pet Of The Week: Honors

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -  She's in the spotlight as the Washington Animal Rescue League's choice for pet of the week. Here's what WARL told us about Honors:

A silky soft 4 1/2 year old domestic shorthair, Honors loves to curl up in a patch of sun. She can often be found relaxing in a cat tower at the Washington Animal Rescue League while other cats play underfoot.

Don't be fooled though. While she might look like she doesn't want to be disturbed, this beautiful white-and-gray girl with gleaming emerald eyes enjoys a nice scratch on the head, loves to nuzzle, rewards you with her world-class purr, and oh yes, she will play, play, play!

If you are looking for a cat who can keep herself contentedly occupied for much of the day on her own, but who will welcome and enjoy your attention when you are able to give it, come meet Honors.

Pet Of The Week: Shakespeare

Pet Of The Week: Shakespeare

Looking to adopt a new friend? The Washington Animal Rescue League has a new pet of the week named Shakespeare.

 Shakespeare is an 8-year-old male Chihuahua mix who has gone from comedy to tragedy in a few short weeks. Picked up as a stray on the streets of DC, this little boy arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League shy and timid. But thanks to the efforts of the League’s dedicated staff and volunteers, plus interaction with shelter visitors, he’s blossomed into quite the social butterfly. He eagerly solicits attention and affection and will willingly climb into a lap if it’s offered. Like tales by the Bard of Avon, Shakespeare isn’t really appropriate for young children but would love a quiet home with adults who appreciate classics like him.

DC Walk For The Animals Brings Out Pooches, People

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA)-  A sunshiny Saturday brought out dedicated humans and their loyal dogs for the second annual DC Walk for the Animals and the Pet-a-Palooza.

Hosted by the Washington Humane Society in support of rescued animals, the walk and a community festival that followed later raised funds to help animals in need. WHS programs helped by the day's generosity include pet adoption and animal rescue, as well as training and fostering--all the supportive nurturing needed for the welfare of our four-legged (and winged and finned!) friends.

The festival's local vendors, games and contests for pets and their people rounded out the day. For all those who attended and participated, the day's bright spirits and energetic vibe--along with just plain fun-- reminded them to invite even more friends to take part next time.

WHS's DC Walk For The Animals, Pet-A-Palooza This Saturday

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - Time to move your feet and give a boost to rescued pets at Saturday's annual Walk for the Animals.

On Saturday Sept. 29, a fundraising team will take to the streets in the second annual DC Walk for the Animals and the Pet-a-Palooza, hosted by the Washington Humane Society  in support of rescued animals followed by a community festival. Pet-a-Palooza begins at 10 a.m., and is free and open to the public. The walk begins at noon and lasts till 1 p.m.

Both teams and individuals can register for the walk at the event or online by clicking here.

Located in the heart of the Adams Morgan neighborhood, at the Marie Reed Elementary School [2200 Champlain St. NW], the walk and festival will raise money to support WHS programs including pet adoption, animal rescue and welfare, training and fostering.