After the storm

December 18, 2014 in Dogs, Hiking with Dogs, Nature Walks, Outside Adventures by Mark at DBDT

Last week we had a significant snowstorm up here in central Vermont.

Here are a couple of photos from after the storm.

In the driveway

In the driveway 

On the road

On the road

The horses next door

The horses next door

Time to head back

Time to head back

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Damien’s Best Dog Toys donates dog and cat toys to area shelters. To date we have donated 470 dog toys and 6762 cat toys. You can support our work by visiting our Etsy.com store and purchasing your very own handmade, rugged, rope toy that is perfect for playing fetch, tug, and positive reinforcement training!

Tuesday’s Tails: Bugsy Malone

December 16, 2014 in adoptable dogs, Dogs, Tuesday's Tails by Mark at DBDT

Welcome to Tuesday’s Tails Blog Hop hosted by DogsnPawz.com and Talking Dogs.

Tuesday’s Tails blog hop features shelter animals. Come join the fun and help a furry friend find a forever home! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to visit the other blogs and share their dogs, cats, rabbits, and all the other animals that need forever homes on your social media sites. Please spread the word!

This week we are featuring Mr. Bugsy Malone who is currently staying at North Country Animal League.

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We featured Mr. Bugsy Malone back in August.  Since that time he has been adopted and returned to the shelter, plus got some great new holiday pictures.

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Bugsy is a special guy who is looking for a very special home. He will need an experienced and understanding owner to continue on with his training.

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Bugsy would prefer an adult only home with no other pets in the house.  So, if you are looking for a dog full of character, then this would be your guy!

If you would like to find out more about Mr. Bugsy Malone visit his Petfinder.com pages.

Mr. Bugsy Malone’s were taken by Brooke at Truckieloo Photography.

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Damien’s Best Dog Toys donates dog and cat toys to area shelters. To date we have donated 470 dog toys and 6762 cat toys. You can support our work by visiting our Etsy.com store and purchasing your very own handmade, rugged, rope toy that is perfect for playing fetch, tug, and positive reinforcement training!

Black and White Sunday: Willamena

December 14, 2014 in Black and White Sunday, Cats by Mark at DBDT

We are happy to participate in the Black and White Blog Hop hosted by Dachshund Nola and Sugar: the Golden Retriever!

This week we have a couple of pictures of Willamena.

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Willamena

Willamena again

Willamena again

And Willamena again

And Willamena again

 Don’t forget to visit all the other great blogs featured in the Black and White Blog Hop.

Damien’s Best Dog Toys donates dog and cat toys to area shelters. To date we have donated 485 dog toys and 7012 cat toys. You can support our work by visiting our Etsy.com store and purchasing your very own handmade, rugged, rope toy that is perfect for playing fetch, tug, and positive reinforcement training!

The Short Winter Days

December 10, 2014 in Dogs, Photo Post, Wordless Wednesday by Mark at DBDT

As winter the winter solstice approaches, and the amount of daylight we have each day decreases, Veruca, Ava and I are spending more time outside in the dark..

For this weeks Wordless Wednesday I wanted to share with you photos from our morning walk.

Starting out on our walk.

Starting out on our walk.

Are you sure this is the right way?

Are you sure this is the right way?

Is there something down there?

Is there something down there?

At least it isn't raining

At least it isn’t raining!

The Winter Solstice will fall on December 21st this year.  In Vermont the sunrise will be at 7:23 am and sunset will be at 4:14 pm.

Total available daylight will be 8 hours and 51 minutes.

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Damien’s Best Dog Toys donates dog and cat toys to area shelters. To date we have donated 485 dog toys and 7012 cat toys. You can support our work by visiting our Etsy.com store and purchasing your very own handmade, rugged, rope toy that is perfect for playing fetch, tug, and positive reinforcement training!

Tuesday’s Tails: Noah

December 9, 2014 in adoptable cats, Tuesday's Tails by Mark at DBDT

Welcome to Tuesday’s Tails Blog Hop hosted by DogsnPawz.com and Talking Dogs.

Tuesday’s Tails blog hop features shelter animals. Come join the fun and help a furry friend find a forever home! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to visit the other blogs and share their dogs, cats, rabbits, and all the other animals that need forever homes on your social media sites. Please spread the word!

This week we are featuring Noah a domestic medium hair cat currently staying at North Country Animal League and looking for new homes.

When Noah was first brought to NCAL as a stray he was nothing but skin and bones.

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Noah at intake

This poor guy was such a good sport and never gave the staff at NCAL hard time.

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Noah resting after a difficult first day.

After several weeks of constant love and attention, Noah has gained some weight and is ready to find his new forever home.

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Noah today. Lounging in a cat tree at NCAL.

Noah is not overly affectionate but loves to be in the same room as you. He is fine with other cats and dogs.

If you would like to find out more about Noah visit his Petfinder.com pages.

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Don’t forget to visit all the other wonderful adoptable animals featured in this blog hop!

Damien’s Best Dog Toys donates dog and cat toys to area shelters. To date we have donated 470 dog toys and 6762 cat toys. You can support our work by visiting our Etsy.com store and purchasing your very own handmade, rugged, rope toy that is perfect for playing fetch, tug, and positive reinforcement training!

 

Ava’s quick dog fact: The Nose

December 4, 2014 in Animal Medical, Dogs by Mark at DBDT

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Check out these websites for more information about how dogs are using their noses to help people.

Medical Detection

Dogs Detect Cancer 

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North American Police Work Dog Association 

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Damien’s Best Dog Toys donates dog and cat toys to area shelters. To date we have donated 470 dog toys and 6762 cat toys. You can support our work by visiting our Etsy.com store and purchasing your very own handmade, rugged, rope toy that is perfect for playing fetch, tug, and positive reinforcement training!

Tuesday’s Tails: Kayla and Porkie

December 2, 2014 in adoptable dogs, Dogs, Tuesday's Tails by Mark at DBDT

Welcome to Tuesday’s Tails Blog Hop hosted by DogsnPawz.com and Talking Dogs.

Tuesday’s Tails blog hop features shelter animals. Come join the fun and help a furry friend find a forever home! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to visit the other blogs and share their dogs, cats, rabbits, and all the other animals that need forever homes on your social media sites. Please spread the word!

This week we are featuring a pair of adorable dogs that are currently staying at North Country Animal League and looking for new homes.

First we have Kayla!

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 Kayla is about two years old and is a shepherd/hound mix. She is looking for a quiet family to take her home and let her enjoy being a young dog. She is great with kids, dogs and cats.

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And next we have Porkie.

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Porkie is an adorable 9 week old puppy! At 21 pounds already, he is going to be one BIG boy when full grown.  The staff at NCAL are guessing that dad was something along the lines off a american bulldog/great dane.

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What is really special about these two are that they are mother and son.  Kayla, the mom, and Porkie, the son, arrived just before Thanksgiving and are making the best of their new temporary home.

If you would like to find out more about Kayla or Porkie visit their Petfinder.com pages.

Kayla on Petfinder

Porkie on Petfinder

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Don’t forget to visit all the other wonderful adoptable animals featured in this blog hop!

Damien’s Best Dog Toys donates dog and cat toys to area shelters. To date we have donated 470 dog toys and 6762 cat toys. You can support our work by visiting our Etsy.com store and purchasing your very own handmade, rugged, rope toy that is perfect for playing fetch, tug, and positive reinforcement training!

Tuesday’s Tails: Dougie

November 25, 2014 in adoptable dogs, Tuesday's Tails by Mark at DBDT

Welcome to Tuesday’s Tails Blog Hop hosted by DogsnPawz.com and Talking Dogs.

Tuesday’s Tails blog hop features shelter animals. Come join the fun and help a furry friend find a forever home! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to visit the other blogs and share their dogs, cats, rabbits, and all the other animals that need forever homes on your social media sites. Please spread the word!

This week we are featuring Dougie! Dougie is 3 year old Chihuahua/ Rat terrier mix now staying at North Country Animal League.

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Dougie is very social and loves to spend his time with people. He loves run and play as much as he loves to be held or sit in your lap.

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Dougie is also great with cats and other dogs. So far he has been with small and medium sized dogs and has done very well with everyone. If you are looking for a peppy pint-sized companion, look no further!

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Visit Dougie’s Petfinder page to find out more about him or the other dogs and cats available for adoption at North Country Animal League.

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Dougie’s photos were taken by our friend Brooke at TruckieLoo Photography.

Don’t forget to visit all the other wonderful adoptable animals featured in this blog hop!

Damien’s Best Dog Toys donates dog and cat toys to area shelters. To date we have donated 470 dog toys and 6762 cat toys. You can support our work by visiting our Etsy.com store and purchasing your very own handmade, rugged, rope toy that is perfect for playing fetch, tug, and positive reinforcement training!

Ava’s Quick Dog Fact # 1

November 20, 2014 in Dogs by Mark at DBDT

Welcome to the first episode of Ava’s Quick Dog Fact!

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Steeler was adopted!

November 19, 2014 in Dogs, Photo Post by Mark at DBDT

Last weekend our foster dog Steeler was adopted!

Steeler lived with us for several month and was a wonderful addition to our home.

He enjoyed playing with Veruca and Ava (which doesn’t happen that often) and spending time out in the woods.  

In order to honor our time together I thought I would  feature some of my favorite Steeler photos for Wordless Wednesday.

Steeler on the summit of Worcester Mountain

Steeler on the summit of Worcester Mountain

 

Steeler on the trail

Steeler on the Pinnacle trail.

 

Steeler looking over the wall at Lincoln Woods

Steeler looking over the wall at Lincoln Woods

Hello?  Anyone want to play ball?

Hello? Anyone want to play ball?

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Throw my toy again please!

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One of our first Steeler photos outside the shelter

And finally his adoption photo!

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Steeler’s going home.

 Congratulations Steeler!!!!  May you have a wonderfully happy life in your new home.

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Damien’s Best Dog Toys donates dog and cat toys to area shelters. To date we have donated 470 dog toys and 6762 cat toys. You can support our work by visiting our Etsy.com store and purchasing your very own handmade, rugged, rope toy that is perfect for playing fetch, tug, and positive reinforcement training!