We are a safe haven in Dutchess County NY for canines, specializing in retired search and rescue bloodhounds.
Our goal is to transition retired search and rescue bloodhounds into a family environment to enjoy their retirement. Additionally, we will be rescuing canines from various shelters and providing them with training in the areas of tracking, search and rescue and therapy.
We are a 501c3/non-profit organization.
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dogjournal:

THE “DRIVEN TO BARK” CAMPAIGN 

Petplan has started the 'Driven to Bark' campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars. There is also a White House petition which encourages the passing of laws to address this issue. Unfortunately we hear reports every summer about dogs being left inside hot cars. Click here to learn more about the Driven to Bark campaign. Please share! 

We really need some help! Our vet is amazing and did all she could for Madison but we now have a $960 bill to pay. If anyone is willing to help us, we’d appreciate it. You can donate through the paypal link on our website.

http://www.midhudsonbloodhounds.org/how-you-can-help.html 

Thank you!

animalwelfarists:

(via Pets House)
Alcohol - the ethanol can cause rapid damage to your dogs respiratory and central nervous system. Intoxication, coma, and death are risks associated with the consumption of alcohol.
Garlic - the sulfoxides and disulfides can damage red blood cells which may lead to anemia.
Sugar - poses the long term risks of obesity, dental issues, and diabetes mellitus.
Onion - like garlic, the sulfoxides and disulfides can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. Onion is more toxic for dogs than garlic.
Mushroom - may contain toxins which can affect numerous systems in the body, resulting in shock and eventual death.
Chocolate - the theobromida in chocolate is damaging to the cardiorespiratory system, nervous system, and kidneys. Consumption can result in diarrhea and vomiting.
Fruit Pits - poses a risk of gastrointestinal obstruction.
Grapes + Raisins - it’s unknown why these are so dangerous but they pose a serious risk of kidney damage.
Yeast Dough - like alcohol, the ethanol is toxic to dogs and may cause much of the same affects. Unlike alcohol, yeast dough also poses the risk of expanding and creating gas in the GI tract.
There’s a lot more “people foods” dangerous to dogs, before you give your pup something make sure it’s not dangerous to them. Your dog’s life is worth the couple minute search on google!

Keep this in mind if your dog is going to be at any barbecues with you! Even if you know what not to feed your dog, other people may not so keep an eye on them the entire time, and don’t let them eat anything off the ground

animalwelfarists:

(via Pets House)

Alcohol - the ethanol can cause rapid damage to your dogs respiratory and central nervous system. Intoxication, coma, and death are risks associated with the consumption of alcohol.

Garlic - the sulfoxides and disulfides can damage red blood cells which may lead to anemia.

Sugar - poses the long term risks of obesity, dental issues, and diabetes mellitus.

Onion - like garlic, the sulfoxides and disulfides can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. Onion is more toxic for dogs than garlic.

Mushroom - may contain toxins which can affect numerous systems in the body, resulting in shock and eventual death.

Chocolate - the theobromida in chocolate is damaging to the cardiorespiratory system, nervous system, and kidneys. Consumption can result in diarrhea and vomiting.

Fruit Pits - poses a risk of gastrointestinal obstruction.

Grapes + Raisins - it’s unknown why these are so dangerous but they pose a serious risk of kidney damage.

Yeast Dough - like alcohol, the ethanol is toxic to dogs and may cause much of the same affects. Unlike alcohol, yeast dough also poses the risk of expanding and creating gas in the GI tract.

There’s a lot more “people foods” dangerous to dogs, before you give your pup something make sure it’s not dangerous to them. Your dog’s life is worth the couple minute search on google!

Keep this in mind if your dog is going to be at any barbecues with you! Even if you know what not to feed your dog, other people may not so keep an eye on them the entire time, and don’t let them eat anything off the ground

Keep your pets safe this 4th of July weekend!
Don’t bring them to see fireworks with your family
Keep them in a quiet room with the shades down
Turn on the radio or air conditioning as white noise
Make sure they have tags with your address and phone number
Make sure they are microchipped
And if your pets are going to any barbecues with you, be sure to keep them away from poisonous or harmful foods that they could get fed or eat off the ground. That includes onions, tomatoes, chocolate, cooked bones of any kind, and beer/alcohol

Keep your pets safe this 4th of July weekend!

  • Don’t bring them to see fireworks with your family
  • Keep them in a quiet room with the shades down
  • Turn on the radio or air conditioning as white noise
  • Make sure they have tags with your address and phone number
  • Make sure they are microchipped

And if your pets are going to any barbecues with you, be sure to keep them away from poisonous or harmful foods that they could get fed or eat off the ground. That includes onions, tomatoes, chocolate, cooked bones of any kind, and beer/alcohol