Sunday, January 30, 2011

Donate to a Great Dog-related Organization

I only give monies to dog-related charities. I made that decision years ago and have found many. Most recently, I learned about the Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF), a national, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1978 by legendary performer Doris Day. 
*Currently, the DDAF is asking Congress for tougher puppy mill legislation: A federal Puppy Uniform Protection Statute (PUPS), which will amend the AWA and force high-volume breeders who sell directly to the public - including over the Internet - to comply with federal licensing and inspection requirements of the USDA.  **Puppy mills are horrendous places, that operate as dog breeding grounds, and don't maintain them in good health, in fact, filth. 
OUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH PUPPY MILLS: Two foster dogs that Tom and I had for a couple of days were rescued from puppy mills. They had matted fur, were filthy, had bad teeth, way overgrown nails and didn't know what grass was when we put them outside (we had to carry them outside). They also had never, ever been held before. These dogs were about 6 or 7 years old! Horrible.
* So, consider donating to the DDAF to get rules imposed on Puppy Mills or put them out of business.

CONTACT: Doris Day Animal Foundation, 8033 Sunset Blvd., Suite 845, Los Angeles CA 90046
To Donate: http://ddaf.org/dd/?page_id=107

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next