Friday, 21 December 2012

Christmas Thanks ;)



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Christmas Puppies


We spend so much of our lives on the web these days. It can be an efficient way to shop. It can also be an efficient way to RESEARCH. 

Artie is a rescue pug

If you already have your puppy and were unaware of puppy farms and backyard breeders, start making others aware. Gypsy was a pet shop puppy, Poppet a rescue. I have blogged about this on numerous occasions. The more informed I become, the more I need to inform others about ethical breeders and rescue. We all find out about puppy farms at some point - it is what we do with that information that counts. Holding onto it doesn't help those friends, family and associates who may not know and be considering getting a puppy. We need to voice this knowledge so others can be informed and make educated decisions. 

This is Posie. She is available for adoption on Pet Rescue. Her profile link is below.

Please watch the short clip below as some online traders, particularly when it comes to selling puppies, are deceiving. If you intend to buy a puppy this Christmas, make sure you can meet the parents, at their home - otherwise it can be assumed you are supporting this unethical and immoral, cruel trade. Puppy farmers will have glamourous web pages, but the handover of the puppy will take place not at this so called haven they project online, but at a McDonald's carpark or service station, or if they are feeling generous- they will deliver directly to your home. Don't be deceived by smoke and mirrors.


Another excellent resource is the RSPCA's Smart Puppy Guide, available via this link:

If you don't have a breed in mind, please consider adopting a beautiful rescue. Many litters are dumped on rescue's doorsteps or as a result of a puppy farm rescue, a pregnant dog will give birth in rescue and her babies will also need to be homed. Rescue groups care about their dogs and ensure the dog/puppy is a match to your family, depending on the age of your children, the space you have available and your lifestyle. Some breeds require much exercise, others love human companionship. It is important not to just pick a breed based on what they can offer you as a family, but also what you can offer them as a family.

This is Trixie. She is available for adoption on Pet Rescue. Her profile link is below.

Finally, Christmas is a special time with family. It is a lovely time of year to introduce a beautiful new four-legged family member but not spontaneously or without thought. So many puppies are dumped after the novelty has worn off. Dogs are like children. They require discipline, love and routines. They want your attention and care and in return, will give you unconditional love like no other. But they are hard work. They cost far more than the initial adoption or payment. But the added value they are to your life? PRICELESS.


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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Pet Adoption Day ~ Chirnside Park



Second Chance Animal Rescue Inc. is a Melbourne Based non-profit, pro-life community-based organisation operated by volunteers and foster carers. It operates as a registered animal shelter and combines this with foster care in the community.



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Saturday, 8 December 2012

Going Home for Christmas Adoption Event





PetRescue/Jetpets 'Going Home for Xmas' Adoption Event

Homeless dogs search for love in the city


 

Most pet lovers are unaware that pound euthanasia is the leading cause of death among healthy companion animals in Australia. Across the country, around 40% of dogs and 75% of cats who enter pounds and shelters are killed, with resources coming under the most strain during the summer holiday period.

PetRescue is calling on the community to open their hearts and homes to a rescue pet. Supported by their friends at Jetpets, they are aiming to find forever homes for 5,000 rescue pets this holiday season.
There will be a display in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, with guest stars Sahara and Dave joining them to entertain the crowds.
An opportunity to meet some awesome adoptable dogs will be hosted in;
MELBOURNE, QUEENSBRIDGE SQUARE, SOUTHBANK

Tuesday 11th December at 5pm

Their canine superstars will be strutting their stuff, while PetRescue shares information about the adoption option. Each event will run for approximately one hour, and will be a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the many dogs available for adoption leading up to the holidays.

If you would like to print out the poster to put up in your workplace or CBD location, please follow this link:


Just a few of the many beautiful dogs listed on petrescue.com.au

Henry


Hannah


Tiger Lily


Azzi



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Thursday, 6 December 2012

Bank St Market ~ Saffron on the Hill



Our favourite Rescue Group, Saffron on the Hill will have a stall at the Twilight Market tomorrow night in South Melbourne. 



Handmade dog collars in a variety of ribbon and colours will be available for purchase, plus a selection of dog toys and accessories. All fantastic stocking fillers for your dog this Christmas, with 100% of the profits helping rehabilitate the rescue dogs. Most of these rescue dogs are ex-puppy farm dogs, who know life other than one in a cage, breeding for profit. Saffron on the Hill give these beautiful dogs the opportunity to have a second chance, a new beginning living life as they should- with a family who love them dearly and treat them like a family member - not a cash card.


Bank St Market will be a fun way to spend a Friday night. You might be able to tick off a few presents from that Christmas list with some fantastic stall holders selling vintage and handmade delights :)




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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Paper Tree Designs Giveaway!

Christmas and News Year's celebrations are just around the corner! And with that, comes New Year's Resolutions! Our New Year's Resolution? To be more organised!!!!



Our friends at Paper Tree Designs have sent us a Weekly Planner to help us get more organised. It's  a strong, good quality A3 magnet that goes on the fridge and is perfect for reminders, especially for busy families. There is room for up to 6 family members or alternatively you could incorporate meal planning  or chores onto the whiteboard! We know we will need to learn how to use it to it's full potential! That is what New Year's resolutions are all about and we have the perfect product to kick start our organisation!!!!! The pugs will not be the only ones organised in this family!



We love supporting charitable people in Melbourne, Paper Tree Designs donates $1 from the sale of each planner to World Vision Australia. All donations are matched by the Ausaid project which provides a $5 donation to match their $1 donation which means that by purchasing a Paper Tree Planner you are helping to raise $6 for the Mozambique – Moyo Wathu Changara Community Health Project. This project has a focus on improving quality facility and community- based health service delivery, for over 156,000 people, mainly children under five and women.


Paper Tree Designs have kindly donated one giveaway weekly planner for our readers. Who wants to make a New Years Resolution with us to be more organised? 

If you would like to be part of this giveaway all you need to do is follow these 3 simple steps!

1) Like Paper Tree Designs on Facebook ;)
2) Like our Facebook page ;) Keeping her Eye on Melbourne
3) Share your New Year's Resolution on our page - we will contact you for postage details if you are our special winner!




Monday, 26 November 2012

Santa Paws Photos ~ The Wishbone Foundation

Santa Paws Photos
94 Williamson St
Bendigo
10am-2pm



The Wishbone Foundation is a registered Australian charity founded in 2002 to provide free pet care to elderly and disabled pet owners living at home, and pets as therapy to assisted living facilities and hospitals . Wishbone currently delivers foundation services in metropolitan Melbourne and some areas of country Victoria. Wishbone is based in the beautiful Pyrenees region of country Victoria, producing an Australian owned and made range of cruelty-free botanical pet care products. 100% of profits from every product sold supports the foundation. Wishbone also offers training, walking and holiday care to pet owners in north-east Victoria on a fee-for-service basis, from which 100% of profits also support the foundation.


Check out some of these cute Santa photos below, including Gypsy giving Santa a big kiss!









Oscar's Law Book Launch

13 December 2012
5:30pm
Polly Bar
401 Brunswick St
Fitzroy


Oscar's Law are so excited to announce their beautiful new book "I Want Oscar's Law Because' 112 pages of creative stunning portraits demonstrating the bond we have for our pets, and over 100 reasons why we need Oscar's Law!




"I want Oscar's Law because I don't want to ever see any dogs treated poorly, ever.  Many dogs have brought tremendous joy to my life over the past 30 years and as far as I'm concerned they deserve to live as free as possible" 
Bondi lifeguard Reidy with his dog Mugsy

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Rescued with Love Fundraiser


DATE: Friday 23 November

PLACE: Blue Illusion, 745 Burke Road Camberwell

TIME: 6.30pm


Rescued With Love Inc. is a fully registered, not for profit organisation. They are a group of foster carers who help rescue unwanted dogs from Pounds and Shelters. They have all their vet work done and then care for them in our homes, and teach them how to be a loved well mannered pet. They then find the best possible home suitable for their needs.


Rescued With Love is hosting a very relaxed, fun and easy night at Blue Illusion Camberwell. You can pop along and have a glass of champagne, (or soft drink) and enjoy some browsing for a new outfit or some Christmas gifts for friends and family! It is always such great fun, and everyone who comes really enjoys themselves so please email Jane on rescuedcoordinator@bigpond.com and make a booking to come. Feel free to bring friends and family with you! Blue Illusion kindly donate a massive 20% of the total nights earnings to Rescued With Love.



So come and buy something special and know you are helping Rescued with Love as well!



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2013 Oscar's Law Gala Dinner


Saturday 16 February 2013

Central Pier, Docklands
143-175 Harbour Esplanade
Docklands, VIC - Australia



Oscar’s law is a campaign that enables everyone to make a stand and tell the Government that "We do not want companion animals factory farmed anymore” and "We no longer want the pet industry to mislead us about what is acceptable for our animals”.


You can help fight the genocide in Australia's pounds, promote rescue organisations and shelters as the first option to adopting, and change the way Australians gets their pets. Adoption is the intelligent alternative to impulse buying. No puppy factory whether it is 'clean', 'model', 'state of the art' or otherwise is the answer for mans best friend.

Remember if you cannot donate, volunteer, if you can't volunteer, educate. 
We want Oscar's Law.


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Sunday, 4 November 2012

Farmers Arms Hotel Daylesford

1 East St
Daylesford, VIC 3460
Ph+ 61 3 5348 2091
info@farmersarmsdaylesford.com.au

This 1857 red brick pub is the oldest in Daylesford.


'Executive Chef Gavan Anders has created a mouth watering selection of simple but sophisticated dishes that showcase the freshest of local ingredients at value for money prices. It's all deliciously casual and you don't need a reservation'.

Poppet with her pint!

It was a beautiful clear, sunny day ~ perfect beer garden weather! Whilst the period charm of the interior of the pub is lovely for those without furry children, we were so content with enjoying the sunshine out in the beer garden. 

The meals here are HUGE! The calamari salad was not even considered a main on the menu, but was definitely filling! It was hands down the best calamari salad we had tried in some time, with an asian flare in the dressing and addition of nuts. If this was HUGE, then the Gummy Shark and chips was MAMMOTH! We are not food connoisseurs by any means, but love good food, especially when it is matched with good weather and good company (the pugs of course!)


Calamari Salad

Gummy Shark & Chips

A trip to Daylesford need not mean a day away from your pooches! We thoroughly enjoyed the road trip out of Melbourne, walking through the town, driving around the outskirts to recommended places to visit ALL with the pugs happy as can be, riding with us in the back, or exploring with us on foot (or paws!) 

Gypsy hanging out in the beer garden.....

If you were planning an extended stay in Daylesford, here are a few links to pet-friendly accommodation. Enjoy!


Farmers Arms Hotel on Urbanspoon


Any advertising funds raised will 100% go to animal welfare charities

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