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May 19, 2011

It’s All About Shelters and Rescues!

A big BARK to our customers who have been so generous supporting the ‘Chews A Cause’ program launched at the beginning of the month. We have received amazing donations and can’t wait to take all the goodies to Buddy Dog! You guys are the best!

One Shelter’s Response to the Recent Tornadoes in the South
The following post is an exerpt written by Adoptalab, an organization based in Indiana, which is a central location for rescuing many dogs. Although 95% of their rescued dogs come from the south, 95% of those dogs are adopted in New England! Several of our daycare dogs come from Adoptalab! ( )

(Sunday, May 15th, 2011)
“Our Southern Tour!
We are back from the tornado and flood afflicted South and have many wonderful dogs to show you. It was an unbelievably sad, yet uplifting trip. So much destruction and sorrow, but we met so many caring people rushing to aid both people and animals. One of our goals was to take dogs we could easily adopt from the shelters handling overwhelming intake of displaced animals. Just as we did during hurricane Katrina, we emptied shelters so incoming strays would have room and the dogs already in the shelters wouldn’t have to be euthanized because of space issues.

While in Tennessee and Georgia we worked with some of the most amazing folks and we thank them all. In the days to come we will have video clips and lots of pictures from the trip. All together we brought 29 dogs to safety and committed to another 30 in another few weeks. It is a day to day, and sometimes hour to hour clean up effort. Many people don’t know whether they will be able to fix their homes and keep their pets. We stand ready to take as many as we can help. We have nothing but admiration and respect for the shelter workers and rescuers we met and assisted. Each and every person deserves a pat on the back and a huge “bark bark” of thanks!”

Crate Escape
Our beautiful, sitting area gives you a dogseyeview of all the action, coming and going, and the premier (because it is so carefully chosen) toys, leashes, collars, beds, treats and food in our ‘shop’ area. In addition we have pupped up our bulletin board with new, interesting information. Soon to be added is a list of adoptable dogs at Buddy Dog.

Raining Cats and Dogs (soon to be Crate Escapetoo)
RCD has everything mentioned above, except the sitting area. The gang at RCD has been boning up 🙂 on their dog food knowledge, so if you are not sure if your dog is on the best food for him/her, or you want to hear about the benefits of the food lines we carry, the RCD staff would love to have that conversation. And for Crate customers who have not visited Raining, you really should stop in. It is only 1.5 miles from Crate, and the Huron Village setting is very special. The daycare area has often been compared to a ‘library’ in a large house (although we used to have more cushy furniture then!) AND the back yard is hmmmm… precious! Definitely worth the visit!

This week we are skipping our holistic food ‘education’ due to the tornado dogs posting above.

We will be back with new scoops next week!

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