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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Celebrate Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week

September 21-27, 2014 is Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week.  According to PetFinder.com, many factors can make a pet seem less adoptable.  According to their survey, the less adoptable pet waits nearly four times longer than average pets to find a home, sometimes as long as two years.

According to PetFinder, the pets that have the hardest time finding a home are:

28% Senior Pets
21% Pit Bull Type Dogs
19% Special Needs Pets
19% Adult Cats

To learn more about the different kinds of "less-adoptable" pets, check out these links from PetFinder.  Then consider making one of these special pets a part of your family!  If you're not at that point in life at this moment, you can help by liking and sharing to get their info out there for others to see!

Senior Dogs:  https://www.petfinder.com/videos/video?id=19084320

Sully

Senior Cats:   https://www.petfinder.com/pet-adoption/cat-adoption/10-reasons-senior-cats-rule/

Chewy's happy tail

Pit Bull Types:  https://www.petfinder.com/pet-adoption/dog-adoption/reasons-why-pit-bulls-rule/

Jemima thinks she's a lap dog and loves attention.



Special Needs/Health Concerns:  https://www.petfinder.com/dogs/dog-health

Tanzy makes a sweet poster kitty for Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week.



For more information see PetFinder.com:  https://www.petfinder.com/less-adoptable-pet-week/
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Just Pet Me! Why Your Dog Wishes You Would Stop Talking And Start Petting

This is a fun story from Petguide.com written by  Photos by: Will Marlow/Flickr. 
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!  http://www.petguide.com/blog/dog/just-pet-me-why-your-dog-wishes-you-would-stop-talking-and-start-petting/

Scientists have discovered something many dog lovers may already know, at least intuitively: our canine companions prefer petting over vocal praise.

Two researchers from the University of Florida wondered which type of praise dogs would prefer, and whether it mattered who the petting or praise came from: their owner or a stranger. So, they devised a study to find out.
They tested three different sets of dogs for their experiment, alternating the type of praise given out in each session. Group 1 was made up of shelter dogs. Group 2 consisted of dogs who had owners but received their petting and praise from strangers. Group 3 was made up of dogs with their owners giving pets and praise. Then, the scientists measured how long the dogs stayed in close proximity to the humans based on the type of praise being given. The result? All of the dogs in every group stuck closer to the human test subjects when being petted; they all preferred petting over being given vocal praise.
The second part of the experiment placed the dogs into two groups: one consisting of shelter dogs and strangers and another consisting of dogs with their owners. This time, the dogs only received one kind of praise per session: either petting or vocal praise (or no interaction at all). Again, it didn’t matter whether they were a shelter or “owned” dog: all the pups stuck closer to the humans when the type of praise they received was petting, not words.
Somewhat surprisingly, the dogs hung around their human companions for the same amount of time when they received vocal praise versus when there was no interaction at all! Not only that, but the dogs had a seemingly endless appetite for petting. They never got sick of being petted, no matter how long the session or who was dishing it out. Basically, if your dog could talk, he or she would be screaming, “PET ME, HUMAN!!!” to you and everyone else.
Oddly enough, the same researchers did a previous study of dogs and determined that the only thing that motivates them more than petting is food. Dog parents everywhere are letting out a collectively sarcastic “No way! Are you serious?!
The moral of the story? When it comes to pooches, actions seem to speak louder than words. Feel free to issue all the “Good dogs!” you want, but make sure you add some behind-the-ear scratches to your repertoire, too. Or just ply them with treats. Your dog will thank you for it.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Cuddle Clones Now Available through SimplyDogStuff.com


Have you ever wished you could clone your pooch and keep her with you forever?  Now you can keep her memory alive forever in your own Cuddle Clone.  

Top 10 reasons for cloning your precious pet according to past customers:

  1. Your pet is so cute or unique looking that you must clone him or her immediately. 
  2. Can’t find a unique gift for that crazy pet-loving friend of yours? Cuddle Clones make great gifts for dog lovers and cat lovers.
  3. Your pet has passed away and you miss hugging him or her.
  4. You must have every pet product known on Earth.
  5. Your daughter can’t bear to leave her best friend behind when she leaves for college or the military.
  6. You lost the pet custody battle in a breakup.
  7. You love to support a pet-friendly business that is devoted to having a positive impact on the pet community.
  8. You’ve wanted to scientifically clone your pet for some time now but can’t quite afford the $50,000 price tag.
  9. Cuddle Clones can go places real pets can’t go (work, vacation, the grocery store, nursing home).
  10. You want to memorialize all the pets you’ve fallen in love with over the years.

Check them out!  For 10% off use coupon code "SimplyDogs."