Ever have one of those days, where it seems like the whole world is against you and you desperately just want a friendly face to give you some compassion? Well, if you are a dog owner, then you know what its like to have had a bad day until you get home and a four-legged, furry-tailed companion comes trotting down the hall as you turn your house key to open the door. Finally, your bad day is forgotten and all you have in front of you are licks and a happy pup thats been waiting for you to come home. We picked this Youtube video because we loved the meaning behind it. 'The Mayhew Animal Home is one of the most effective animal welfare organizations in London, reaching thousands of dogs and cats to escape a life of abandonment, neglect and cruelty each year.' We applaud this wonderful organization for helping pets find good homes and helping create awareness of pet adoption and showcasing how loving abandoned pets are and how much love they give in return for simply adopting them.
National Dog Day was started in 2004 to recognize and encourage adoption for shelter pets. If you're looking for a companion of your own look into Petfinder.com to find a shelter near you.
We love this quote and thought it was perfect, being National Dog day in all,
'No Matter how little money or how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.'
We couldn't agree more! So from our pups to yours "Happy National Dog Day!"
Check out the video (below) we thought was a perfect match for Bark4Green and a holiday like today! In the video appropriately titled, 'Wind in my ears' a dog named Odin and his friends are enjoying a simple car ride, but the smile on their faces and the scenery+the music is just pawsome! Yea for #OnTheGoDogs! Enjoy ;)
If you thought sharing the TV remote control with your significant other, was enough-well think again because it looks like you might be sharing it with another member of the house, and yes we are talking about your four-legged companion! On August 1, DOGTV will be launching nationwide on Direct TV! That's right for a steal of a deal of $4.99/month fido will be able to tap into HIS own doggy entertainment channel. Now don't break out fido's Thundershirt because you may not be a subscriber to DirectTV, you can select a monthly bundle online! You can choose from a monthly service to a 12 month subscription package. DOGTV is said to help stimulate, entertain, relax & habituate your pup with a variety of shows. The visual content has been modified to be compatible with a dogs eyesight, since dogs are colorblind, "they can only see blue & yellow, they can't see red & green like humans do" says, DOGTV's CEO Gilad Nuemann, that is why DOGTV accentuates certain colors with their programming so fido can actually see what's on the screen.
We all know that nowadays we are constantly on the go and sometimes poor fido is left at home all alone with nothing to do, so why not leave him on the couch watching his channel? Well, there are mixed feelings about this, because with the growing epidemic of obesity with people and also dogs, its giving dog owners and their dogs another reason to stay home and be a couch potato. We all know the importance of healthy living and fitness and what a major importance it is to stay active. From our take we think DOGTV is a cool, fun go-to if you are leaving your pup to go to the grocery store or can't take him along for whatever reason, because them watching DOGTV in the comfort of their home is a WAY BETTER solution than to leave them in a car for a long period of time, which is a no, no- but once your home with him you should definitely turn off the tube and go for a long walk to stretch your legs and keep the WHOLE family active!
Check out this amazing short movie made for Petcurean by Keith Hopkin. This video is a perfect example of why we LOVE our pets! No matter what they are doing, they are enjoying every minute of it! There is a portion of the video that captures underwater shots that Keith did with the help of Seth Casteel. We are HUGE supporters of Keith & wish him much success! This video has already been mentioned in Fast Company & the HuffPost Green. (Click on the Links to read the articles ;)