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Bassets need a good home! [Feb. 11th, 2007|10:36 am]

If you are interested in adopting one or two basset hounds, contact me for details.
And yes, I'm already in touch w/ various rescue groups to help as well. Thanks!!
The dogs are a couple years old, spayed, sisters, very friendly and lovable, updated on all shots. Due to financial and personal hardships the owner moved out of state and left them at a relative's farm in Hocking County. These dogs need a place to be loved, allowed indoors where they can be pampered and in turn they will provide love and entertainment coz they are silly!
email me at yurtgirl at yahoo.com for more information and pictures.
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(no subject) [Feb. 9th, 2007|03:29 pm]


Joint Initiative Between
The Doberman Pinscher Club of America
and The American Rottweiler Club

Operation: Doolittle's Raid

The Legislative Committees of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America (DPCA) and The American Rottweiler Club (ARC) have recognized what every member of the purebred dog fancy has noticed over the past several years. With increasing frequency, legislative bodies in our cities, counties, and states throughout this country have seemingly become hostile to the interests of purebred dog lovers in the United States. Indeed, the passage of the egregious anti-dog legislation in Louisville, Kentucky within the past several weeks has raised the stakes substantially for us.

Anti-breeder legislation is picking up steam. It is in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It has been introduced in the state of Indiana. It is metastasizing throughout the country. We cannot merely fight a defensive struggle and expect that our interests will be preserved. All too often, our members have been faced with struggles on another front. Liability and homeowners insurance companies increasingly refuse to insure, or even cancel, those of us who own purebred dogs despite the responsibility that we take in raising and housing our loving members of our families, and regardless of the fact that our dogs have never had an incident resulting in any claim being filed with our insurance carriers.

DPCA and ARC know this. The American Kennel Club knows this. The AKC Legislative Department does an outstanding job in working with all of us in very difficult circumstances. The problem of fighting against anti-dog legislation in every state and every city cannot be solved at the national level. AKC can only do so much. It is up to each of us to step forward at this time.

People ask: "what can I do"? They see anti-dog legislation everywhere they turn. They hear stories of insurance companies canceling policies, forcing their friends and family to make choices. Do I give up my dogs? Do I move somewhere where I may be left alone?

These are choices none of us should have to make.

Now is the time for us to go on offense. Now is the time for us to take the lead. Now is the time to advance our cause rather than to wait for the next anti-dog bill to threaten us.

DPCA and ARC have launched Operation: Doolittle's Raid. In Washington state, HB 1105 has again been introduced in the Washington House of Representatives. This bill, the "Deeds Not the Breeds Bill", twice passed the House of Representatives. In 2005, the bill made it through the House and received a hearing in the Senate Financial Institutions, Insurance and Consumer Protection Committee. We ran out of time in that session.

Now, the "Deeds Not the Breeds Bill" is moving again. On Thursday, February 1, 2007, HB 1105 passed out of the House Insurance Committee. The prime sponsor of HB 1105 is Representative Tom Campbell who is the Chair of the House Committee on Environmental Health.

HB 1105 is very simple. It is one paragraph long. It simply prevents insurance carriers from refusing to insure or canceling the insurance of any homeowner based upon the breed of dog he or she owns. Its simplicity is transferable to other states.

The DPCA and ARC have committed in Operation Doolittle's Raid to persuade legislators in 20 states to introduce HB 1105 during the month of February. We will strike in 20 states simultaneously. For once, we will be on offense. For once, we will make insurance carriers have to defend themselves on multiple fronts. For once, we will control the agenda instead of the agenda controlling us.

Now is the time. For those who have asked what you can do, we have an answer. Call your state legislator. Meet with him or her at his or her office. Invite him or her to your local shows as a "Distinguished Awards Presenter" to present the Group or Best in Show trophies. Provide him or her with a copy of the "Deeds Not the Breeds Bill", which is the purpose of our initiative which we have titled Operation: Doolittle's Raid. Ask him or her to introduce the bill immediately.

Here is a link to the bill: http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/2007-08/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/1105.pdf .

Lastly, once the bill is introduced in your state legislature, we need to know so that we can assist you to publicize that the bill has been introduced in your state. We are now in the process of populating the DPCA LobbyNow Tool with Talking Points to use in the battle that is to come. Our Doolittle's Ra original, is designed to be a daring move intended to shock our adversaries. The DPCA and the ARC need the help of committed purebred dog fanciers throughout the United States, in many different breeds, to launch this initiative successfully.


Jeffrey P. Helsdon
Legislative Director
Doberman Pinscher Club Of America

Jan Cooper
Legislative Director
American Rottweiler Club
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i need to find my chinchilla a new home.... [Jan. 20th, 2007|12:04 am]

i realize this group is for dog enthusiasts, but i thought i'd give it a shot to post this here....

i'm trying to rehome my chinchilla. he is very "hands off" and i would love for him to go to a home that is willing to accept that fact. so....if you want an adorable pet that's super easy to take care of (almost totally maintenance free), has absolutely no odor, won't bark at the mailman, and won't chew up your favorite shoes.....send me an e-mail at fallingrain5002@gmail.com. i am located in marion, which is about 45min north of columbus. i would be willing to meet you somewhere.

he's a good guy and loves his scratches, but not so crazy about being held.

$100 w/dust bath, food, toys, etc...
$150 w/all of the above + cage

i want him to go to a GOOD HOME ONLY...with the understanding that if you ever decide that you no longer want him, i will take him back, no questions asked. it'd be nice if i knew who he was going to.....i just want to know he'll be in good hands.

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Experienced Housekeeper and Cook/Baker will Clean your Place and Help! [Nov. 25th, 2006|05:28 am]

College graduate with a teaching certificate, a degree in Human Development and Families, I paid my way through school by doing private tutoring and housekeeping. I am a certified cooking teacher (FCS Ed), as well as one who has cooked for over 12,000 total people between the past 11 Thanksgivings (due to a soup kitchen that I run). In other words, I can be your new best friend!

Whether you need someone weekly, monthly, or just before gatherings in your home, I am available!

Cleaning: You provide the cleaning materials, I'll provide the hard labor you'd love to avoid! I can come in and work while you relax or work in another room and I give discounts for multiple appointment bookings (either with you and/or with you and friends).

Cooking/Baking: I can either make the food and bring it to you completed (you pay materials and labor), I can come to your home to prepare the food for you, and/or I can help you to prepare (the night before parties, etc.). Heck, if you love the cooking but hate the grocery shopping, I can hit the stores with your recipes and bring the groceries home! I can handle fruit trays to triple layer cakes, from homemade mashed potatoes to casseroles, from veggie trays and munchie foods for parties to sit-down meals.

The holidays are fast approaching, allow yourself a low-stress, high-fun season by letting someone else do all the work!
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Help! [Nov. 2nd, 2006|03:55 pm]

I ordered 2 belly bands (used as wraps around the male dog to keep him from marking or urinating when not supposed to)... except I forgot to realize that 4 inches of the band is being wrapped around as the closure, so it's not long enough!

I have 2, both in "toy sized" (15 inches): one is plain red fleece, the other is a fun tie-dyed fleece. I paid $9 for the pair.

PLEASE let me know if you'd be interested and, if I'm unable to sell them, if you know of a maltese rescue center that maybe I could donate them to. (I'm trying to sell first as I really can't afford to reorder without that money back!)
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Cat needs a good home [Sep. 15th, 2006|11:01 pm]

Due to unusual circumstances a black, neutered male cat about 3 yrs old was abandonded and needs a good home. The person responsible moved out of state and left him in the apartment. I am taking him home tomorrow but can't keep him because i have 3 cats, a dog and 2 rabbits already! He is fine w/ dogs but doesn't care for other cats. He is lovable, black, slender and tends to chew the hair off his back legs when he gets stressed, which means it is a little thin there right now. I am going to check w/ local no-kill shelters, but a friend already has and said they are full. If anyone can help in any way, please contact me by replying here. If you even want to keep him till we get a good home that would even be great coz he will be locked in my basement for now.

If you can, copy and paste this message into an email and send it around to your cat loving friends. This guy deserves better than he's got it right now.
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k9 amber alert [Jul. 27th, 2006|12:51 pm]


crossposted to all my dog groups... spread it around!!!!!
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2006|09:51 am]
Does anyone have recommendations for puppy training classes?
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(no subject) [Apr. 29th, 2006|10:24 pm]

I have a friend that's coming through Columbus on his way to a dog show. Is there any good restaurant on the East side (like, Reynoldsburg or Pickerington) that are dog-friendly?
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pets of abused women to have shelter, too [Apr. 21st, 2006|08:07 am]

Pets to get shelter from domestic abuse
Friday, April 21, 2006
Kevin Kidder

Much has been said about the human victims of domestic abuse.

But yesterday, Columbus City Council joined with a local nonprofit group to announce a new foster-care program for the other victims — the pets of abused women and children.

The new Safe Haven for Pets program will care for those animals because women sometimes won’t leave abusive relationships because women’s shelters don’t allow pets, said Lesley Ashworth, executive director of the People and Animal Welfare Society. The women fear that if they leave without the pets, the animals will become targets for abuse.

During the next few months, the society will accept cats, dogs or other pets and take them to the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville, where inmates will care for them.

"Victims won’t have to choose between their safety and that of their beloved pets," said Karen Days, executive director of the Coalition against Family Violence.

After the victim recovers, typically about 90 days, pets can be reunited with their owner or placed with another family, Ashworth said.

Placing the pets in a secure place such as a prison means disgruntled men won’t forcefully try to get the pet back.

Many of the women at the prison have been abused themselves.

"It is almost a perfect circle of care and nurturing," said veterinarian James Prueter, who co-founded a similar program in Cleveland called SAFE, after which Safe Haven is modeled.

As part of Safe Haven, domestic-violence support groups such as CHOICES will include questions about pets on their intake questionnaires. Other groups, such as Legal Aid and the Columbus city attorney’s office, have agreed to refer people to the program.

The Capital Area Humane Society will treat any abused pet and then transport it to the prison, society agent Kerry Manion said.

PAWS, which is spearheading the new program, was created last year with an $86,000 grant from the City Councilto coordinate domestic-violence and animal-abuse initiatives.

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