Monday, November 26, 2007

Keep A Dog Warm

Dusty Doodles Reporting!!!
Sometimes my Da momma isn't so stoopid and sometimes she does good. This is one of those times. Da momma wrote this post to her husky groups and Doodles felt it was worthy to be posted here, so I found the post and cut and pasted it here:

It's that time of year when many charities are begging for your dollar. There are many great dog related charities out there and I support several of them myself.

But, there are dogs that are often forgotten -- shelter dogs. Many of these dogs are not adopted and face the executioner's needle. Most of these dogs are housed on concrete which can be cold and damp during the winter months. Most of the shelters do not have heating in the kennel areas and this can be especially hard on the older dogs, who take extra time to find a home (if they ever do).

This year, as it's getting colder and you are bringing out your winter blankets and quilts, I'm sure many of you will be replacing some of those blankets, quilts and throws, as yours have gotten old and just plain thread-bare. Before you toss them in the trash, could you please call your local animal shelter and see if they can use them to help keep the dogs warm??

Many of the big city dog shelters are now going to above the ground beds for the dogs, but those of us in rural areas with small shelters and smaller budgets just don't have those luxuries for our shelter dogs. A blanket can make all the difference in the world to a dog on a cold winter night.

The shelters that are still using blankets will have washers and dryers and believe me when I say they run 24/7 this time of year! More then once while I was working at the shelter, I stayed late, without pay, to make sure all the blankets were washed and each dog had one before I went home. Having extra blankets would help!

Don't worry about them being thread-bare or even if with quilts, if some of the stuffing is coming out -- most of the shelters will repair them and/or give them to dogs that won't rip them up --- remember not every cold dog is a Siberian!!

The other thing, a lot of times Wal-Mart puts their cheap throws (regular $4) on clearance after the holidays for as low as $1. These are wonderfully warm for a dog and even if you could only spend $5 (5 throws) -- it would be a big help.

Thanks for all you do, every day for the dogs!!!
So, all you huskypups, doglets and other dogs, GO now and raid your hooman's closets and pull out all their old blankets and make your hoomans take them to the shelter. Keep a dog warm! Not all dogs are as lucky as us and many could sure use a blanket.
This year Da momma said she's replacing all of our blankets with new ones and she's gonna wash up our old ones and take them to the shelter, plus she's buying a bunch of new ones from Wally's and taking them too.
Don't let any dog be cold this winter! WE can do this!! GO NOW and donate those blankets!!
Doodles Out!!


Shmoo said...

That's a very nice thing your human woman is doing. Just make sure she isn't giving away one of your favorite blankets :)


Tucker said...

It's true, blankies are a big help! And it's easier to replace a torn-up blankie than a torn-up elevated bed!

Shelter dogs say thank woo!

Holly said...

What a wonderful thing to do! My mom recently gave lots of old towels to our local shelter. I think I will send her out to Wally world for some blankets for them too!


MJ's doghouse said...

oh dusty..i havebnt been to yhour blog for a long time..i dont know used to be one of my favorite....but i am back now....and tell your mom she is very smart...tomorrow i go to the spca and get my pciture taken with santa and we leave a gift card to a pet store where they buy food for the dogs and cats...maybe i will bring a blanket too...thanks for the great idea....have a good christmas dusty and your family

Amici said...

That is a great thing that your human is doing. :) We'll definitely keep that in mind when we do our "spring" cleaning (we do it quite frequently actually).

have a super day!

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Dusty Doodles! We haven't been around to visit in a few months and we glad we made it back! Your mom has a great idea. We feel so sorry for those poor doggies at shelters. We were lucky enough to be rescued but we remember how scared and cold we were. Mom says she will go to WallyWorld and get some blankets. We live in Houston and the SPCA here is always overrun with animals. In fact, that's were our cousins, Maggie and Jake, were when Mom picked them up. The doggies still there need a comfortable and warm place to sleep.

And did you see you are the December doggie on the 2007 calendar? We turned the page and there was a beautiful picture of you that we can look at all month long! Woo!

Roxie, Sammy & Andy
The Dachsies

Kapp pack said...

What a good tip! I will make sure my humans go through all of THEIR old blankets.

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Maverick the Pirate said...

great idea doodles Harrrr.

Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

Sam Iam said...

A big man with a white beard and a very loud laugh may emerge from your fireplace in the middle of the night. Don't bite him.

Wishing You All Merry Christmas
A Happy New Years,

Lot's of Lick's

Shmoo said...

Merry Christmas Dusty and gang!

The gimpies of snowless Merryland


Turbo the Sibe said...

Have a very happy Christmas!

Maverick the Pirate said...

Hope you had a great Christmas Harrrr
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

Holly said...

Hey Doodles, Happy New Year!!

I gave you an award, check out my blog!


DVSHR said...

Hey, Dusty! We're new to blogging and stopped by from Sasha's blog to introduce ourselves. Thanks so much for reminding everyone about shelter dogs. We all came from shelters once!


Hiya doodles,

We be gone for more than a month with a boken 'puter but it finally up and running. We's tryin to catchup on everybodys bloggie but see that you been gone for more than a month too. Does you got a busted 'puter too!!

We just wan to say hi....Love Mona

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrr Doodles
Where ye be Matey Harrrrr
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate


it's me Mona

me wants ya to come over & tell me what Copper be.

Bet ya can't guess!!

Shmoo said...

I've awarded you with the Best Friends award, go check it out:

Holly said...

Hey Doodles, where are you!! It's February!! I sure hope you are all doing well!


Holly said...

Doodles!! I am worried about you since it is March and we haven't heard from you in sooooo long!!


Turbo the Sibe said...

I stopped by to see where the Doodles is?


Hi Doodles....where are you....we all miss ya....hope everything is OK....please come back to us.


Anonymous said...

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