October 2009 Blog Posts (21)

Transport help needed for Halloween

I received this email today. If you've never done transport, it's a great way to help homeless pets without having to foster one in your house. The transport will include up to 15 dogs. These dogs are going from shelters into foster homes, permanent homes or rescue groups. The dogs will be passing through here on Halloween. Here is the info for the transport legs that are nearby:


Leg 6: Louisville, KY to Columbus, IN… Continue

Added by Monica on October 29, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Stranger Anxiety

I have a bassett hound that has terrible stranger anxiety towards adults. She's 2 1/2 years old and we've had her since she was a pup (8 weeks). She's fine with children and other dogs ... but the poor Schwan's man is another story. Our vet said it was a phase and she should grow out of it. But I am seeing no indication of her improving and I would really like to get her out without sending her into cardiac arrest. Any suggestions are much… Continue

Added by Sheri Simpson on October 28, 2009 at 5:13pm — 7 Comments

German Shepherd Bella needs a home

I got this email from a friend and am passing it along in hopes someone will want this beautiful dog:

2 1/2 years ago my daughter and her husband had bred Lulu and Otto their 2

AKC registered German Shepherd dogs and had a litter of 8. Bella was

adopted by a family in Carmel. They had her spayed and have her up on her

shots. She has been trained and follows commands such as sit, stay, come,

etc. Their son… Continue

Added by Rita Rose on October 27, 2009 at 5:06pm — 3 Comments


Since we have yet to have a hard freeze here in Indiana, you need to be prepared for fleas still. They can become aggressive at this time of year since their season is about over. Even in the wintertime you need to be prepared since our homes can be the perfect breeding ground. Sweep early and often with a vacuum that has a good filter on it to catch flea eggs and wash your pet's bedding on a regular basis. If you find fleas on your pet, contact a professional groomer for a flea treatment and… Continue

Added by Indiana Working Dogs on October 27, 2009 at 10:17am — 4 Comments

On the next episode of Pet Pals TV: "Survivor" champion Rupert and his pets

You know him as "Rupert" from Survivor. Indiana's own reality show champion is now focused on mentoring young people and changing their lives for the better. Learn about his charity and meet his collection of reptiles on the next episode of Pet Pals… Continue

Added by Pet Pals TV on October 26, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Child/Dog Connection

As we know dogs can be used as tools to help people personalities. Can they though affect the out come of the child temperament and mind? Why not?

Growing up with dogs was an educational experience that was hidden. I had two Rottweilers who became my best friends. Being five years old and smaller than the dogs, I had to learn how to get around them. Since screaming and yelling didn’t work, another way had to be found. Through the days and many attempts I realized I had to calmly walk… Continue

Added by Indiana Working Dogs on October 26, 2009 at 8:50am — 3 Comments

Trimming toenails

Trimming your dog’s nails is an important part of grooming your pet. Long nails can be a hazard to people, furniture and pets themselves. Some nails grown long and straight while some curve under. In either case, they can cause discomfort. Properly trimming nails takes patience and teaching the dog to allow their feet to be handled.

Professional groomer, Vicki Hollen , said, “Clipping nails can be done every two weeks and if you file the nails, You can file weekly”. One caution on… Continue

Added by Indiana Working Dogs on October 22, 2009 at 1:53pm — 2 Comments

Adopting a dog

Adopting a dog can be an enjoyable, heartfelt experience. Knowing you are helping a dog find a home is a satisfying feeling. Some caution must be taken though to make sure you adopt the right dog for you. Consider your lifestyle and how active you are to help select the right energy level. Are you a person that likes to go for walks a lot or would rather sit on the couch? There are energy levels for both kinds of people. In the best interest of you and the dog, you must sometimes turn off the… Continue

Added by Indiana Working Dogs on October 19, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments


Fact: From 2000-2008 FACE Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic decreased the number of euthanized animals in Indianapolis from 22,000 to 12,000 with each year coming out with a decrease in numbers!

The Foundation Against Companion-Animal Euthanasia, a non-profit organization within the Indianapolis community, was established in 1993 to decrease the number of cats and dogs euthanized in the area each year. Our clinic, located on 1505 Massachusetts Avenue, has developed a fast and efficient… Continue

Added by FACE Spay/Neuter on October 19, 2009 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Doggie Dress Up: Send us Your Pics!

Some people seem to have a lot of time..and talent..on their hands. And so it seems, another year of Doggie Dress Up is upon us. And even though I am somewhat ambivalent on this practice, I have to admit that a few of the Halloween costumes people come up with are stupendous!

I even found websites that offer store-bought costumes for you mutt. It's apparently a booming business. But my favorites are those costumes that are long on creativity and short on cash. Taking… Continue

Added by Patty on October 18, 2009 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Why Train your dog?

There are as many reasons to train your dog as there are owners. As dog owners, it is our responsibility to educate our animals in how to be good members of society. Well behaved dogs are rarely seen in shelters and rescues even though good natured dogs are.

Behavior is the number one reason people give up their pets and every dog owner trains their dog whether they want to or not. Unintentional training starts from the moment you bring your dog home and generally consists of the dog… Continue

Added by Indiana Working Dogs on October 15, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Play Nice with Other Children

Louie's a Social Butterfly, er ah, Dog.

"You wanna go to the dog park? See some doggies?" Invariably, that gets a 'yes' which includes a rush to the closet where his leash is hanging, and off we go for a "car ride", another big winner on Louie's favorite things to do.

My friend told me the other day, that Louie likes the 'idea' of the dog park, better than the actual experience. He loves getting there, but often just sticks… Continue

Added by Patty on October 12, 2009 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Vote for Aggie & Georgia Grey in the Shiny Coat Tangles Contest

Got to www.pspindy.com and vote for Aggie and Georgia Grey. They were both adopted through Great Dane Rescue, Inc. If one of them wins, we will be using the gift card to buy crates and essential items for our group, Great Dane Rescue, Inc.!

Thank you!

Added by Elizabeth Fink on October 6, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Adopt a furry friend from IACC

Indianapolis Animal Care and Control is going through a leadership change. We're not touching that controversy with a ten-foot pole. Instead, we want you to meet "Girly". She's living at IACC and needs a good home.

We're told she "loves to snuggle and promises to be the most well behaved child you'll ever have", from her description.

Indianapolis Animal Care and Control's adoption fee is $60.00 for all animals. This includes the spay/neuter surgery, all… Continue

Added by Pet Pals TV on October 6, 2009 at 1:22am — No Comments

Tom McPhee's RocknRoll Dogs:: Cape Cod Event

Tom McPhee's RocknRoll Dogs:: Cape Cod Event from Joker on Vimeo.

I met Tom McPHEE Today, he is an amazing person, and a great video director. I got to meet him, at his stop at the Falmouth Friends of Falmouth Dogs. He gained some footage for his movie! His previous movie was An American Opera, about all of the animal rescue events after Katrina, and… Continue

Added by Tim Reynolds on October 5, 2009 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Had a GREAT time at Barktoberfest in Pendleton this weekend!!

Iron Underdawgs had a really good time at Barktoberfest this weekend, where we met lots of really cool people and fellow rescuers! We had 3 very special dogs with us that are still in need of fosters or forever homes!! Please take a look!!

This is Butters......

Butters is some kind of sheltie mix crossed with a yellow lab mix. He's around 2 years old, and about 30lbs, so he looks like a small yellow lab. He's housebroken,… Continue

Added by Iron Underdawgs Dana on October 5, 2009 at 10:57am — No Comments

Help us find Athena a forever family!

This is Athena. She has been in her foster home at Great Dane Recue, Inc. for about 6 months now. She was adopted recently but returned because of allergies. Do you or someone you know have room in your heart and home for her?

Athena is 8 years old. She lived as part of a puppy mill until she was surrendered to GDRI. She is a very sweet and gentle and loves affection. She can be a little shy and but enjoys nice long naps on my dog bed. Athena is house trained and crate trained likes… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Fink on October 4, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Excellent Show Today

The Pet Pals TV show was so great today...even Bogey couldn't turn away!

Added by Elizabeth Fink on October 4, 2009 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

Why Should I Vaccinate my Indoor Cat Against Rabies?

Why Should I Vaccinate my Indoor Cat Against Rabies?

Published in The Southside Times 3/12/09

By Dr. Anndrea Kapke

Olive Branch Parke Veterinary Clinic



Two reasons. 1. It’s state law and 2. bats.

Indiana law (345 IAC 1-5-2) states “All dogs, cats and ferrets three (3) months of age and older must be vaccinated against rabies.” Why do…


Added by Dr. Anndrea Hatcher on October 2, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Bald, smelly, mutated-she'll fit right in

Bald, Smelly, Mutated-She’ll Fit Right In

Published in The Southside Times 2/5/09

By Dr. Anndrea Kapke

Olive Branch Parke Veterinary Clinic



Our kids have the luck of having two veterinarians for parents. They share our household with an ever evolving, unique, zoo of pets. We feel like the Kapke Home for Inbred Pure Bred Pets. The diseases…


Added by Dr. Anndrea Hatcher on October 2, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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