Sadie and Coco
There is a lot of heart in Los Angeles for the animals. That is what Lu Parker and Sarah Grooters discovered when they asked the community to donate for dog beds for the South LA Shelter on Valentine's Day.
Known for their intelligence, vigilance and protective nature, German Shepherds could be considered the renaissance men of the K-9 world. German Shepherds can be seen in a variety of roles including narcotics detective, herding dog, helper of the disabled, search and rescue and… movie star (anybody remember Rin Tin Tin?!). When properly trained, this reliable and even-tempered dog makes quite the family pet as well. So what type of bed makes a good resting place for such a “celebrity” of a dog? Perhaps this information will help.
Originally developed in Central Europe to hunt wild boar, the energetic and rather large Great Dane is typically well-mannered and gentle when properly trained. As their heritage and size would suggest, Great Danes require a great deal of exercise and can consume massive amounts of food. But do these aristocratic dogs ever attempt to consume their own beds? Read on to find out what items to consider when selecting a dog bed for your (truly GREAT) Great Dane.
Grady needs a home. He is in the Monroe County Animal League, Union, WV. He was pulled from a kill facility with his mother and brought into foster care as a young pup. In the time that they’ve had him, he's had both hips operated on (FHO surgery). He walks a little funny, but it doesn't slow him down! Grady is ready for his own forever family!
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By next Friday, January 29, I challenge my Pet Connection readers and my friends, followers, family and fans — real life and social media alike — to dig deep and help the animals of the OCAS (Orange County Animal Services, Orlando Florida) get those beds. Click here to read more: My challenge: Let’s get these pets some beds!
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It was the dream of Jessica Jessica Masiello who volunteers with the dogs at the Maricopa County Animal Care & Control facility in Mesa Arizona to see each dog sleep off the floor on a cozy Kuranda bed by Christmas eve. This was not a small dream since there are over 324 dogs at that shelter. Thanks to the support of dog lovers as far away as Iowa, her dream is coming true!
We want to make the surroundings and accommodations for the animals at Metro Animal Services the best they can be, and the Kuranda beds play a big part in that goal,” said Jackie Gulbe, director of community relations for Metro Animal Services, Louisville, KY.
Taylor Animal Shelter taking donations of Kuranda-brand dog beds to help keep dogs off the concrete floors.
“The dogs have to stay in their kennels,” Voytek said. “They sleep there and poop there and pee there and eat there — all in the same spot. With the beds, it’s a little more comfy for them. One dog has been in the shelter so long, she has little sores on her elbows from the concrete, like bedsores.”