All posts tagged: must love dogs

5 Reasons Why You Should Adopt A Rescue Animal

As a proud pet parent of two rescue fur-babies (cats) Kiwi and Sparta, I can wholeheartedly say they have truly enriched my life.  My boys are the best part of my day.  I can still vividly remember the day I brought home Sparta and Kiwi, we were an instant family— they found their human.  There is an inexplicable bond between people and their pets.  I have often wondered about the life Kiwi and Sparta had before they were rescued and adopted.  Kiwi was only 4 weeks old when I adopted him.  It breaks my heart to think he was separated from his mother and family at such a young age.  He has grown up to be a little bit of a mischievous one.  He is a little charmer, absolutely loves to socialise and be at the centre of attention.  His brother, Sparta was a year old.  It was evident that he had been rescued from a negative environment.  My heart sank, because Sparta has such a gentle and adoring demeanour about him.  I can’t even …

Eco Chic Dog Bowls

Photo Credit: Canine Friends A local non-profit organization, Dog Treats Cayman, is repurposing wine boxes into stylish dog feeding stations. This creative endeavour is bringing awareness to both conservation and adopting local animals in need. Heidi and Mark have teamed up with local businesses including: Premier Wines, Grand Old House, Jacques Scott and BlackBeard’s who generously donate wooden wine boxes to be transformed in eco chic dog feeding stations. Repurposing the wooden wine boxes creates a sustainable product and supports local organisations. The elevated dog feeding stations are designed to facilitate healthy eating habits as well as other benefits. 100% of the proceeds are donated to PAWS of East End or Canine Friends. Both local charities encourage the community to adopt rescued animals in need of a forever home. Photo Credit: PAWS Cayman Islands Dog Coco The Benefits of Elevated Dog Feeding Stations Elevated dog feeding stations are said to offer multiple health benefits for dogs including: – Better body posture and comfort – Reduce stress/pressure on their neck and joints – Encourages dogs to …

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For The Love Of Animals: Ian Somerhalder Foundation Medical Emergency Grants

  Photo Credit: Ian Somerhalder Foundation A truly heartwarming initiative was started by the Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF) to aid in the rescue and rehabilitation of animals that have heartbreaking stories of being abused, neglected or suffered a traumatic injury.  These animals are deserving and in need of a second chance.  ISF created their Medical Emergency Program to extend compassion to these animals and assist in aiding to their recovery and wellbeing.  ISF launched their Medical Emergency Grant Program on Valentine’s Day, 2014.  A day symbolizing a commitment of love and compassion towards animals— inspiring others to do the same.  Since the inception of this program, they have helped over 1,000 animals including: cats, dogs, turtles, birds, bats, horses, sheep, cows, sea lions, goats, rabbits, and more.  All have benefited from an ISF Medical Emergency Grant— giving them an improved quality of life, resulting in a touching success stories.  These animal rescues are now living happier lives with their new families in their forever homes. The testimony of these animals show, that animals have an …

Eco Pets: Travel… Must love dogs & travel

  Must love dogs and travel! A friend of mine sent me a link to this great website http://www.buddyrider.ca/index.asp which sells a really neat product that allows you to travel with your pet dog in an eco friendly way.  You can travel eco friendly by riding your bicycle along with your dog.  How awesome is that!!! The product is called a buddyrider pet seat, and it is just the coolest thing ever! So if you are interested check out their website for more information.  Travel the eco chic way, be environment friendly and ride your bicycle.  Bonus your dog can join in on the fun.  Just think of the amazing time you will have spending the day riding your bike around the coast of Cayman with your dog enjoying the scenic route as much as you.  So forget the dog walk for one day and take your dog for a bike ride. with love from one dog lover to another xo   Bicycles and how they help the environment 1. Top reason for choosing to ride …