Friday, 21 December 2012

Christmas Thanks ;)


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.


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.


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;

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



Tiger Lily



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 :)


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!

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

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