Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Kada's mom was rescued from a shelter and gave birth the next day. We think Kada is a mix between Labrador, collie, and shepherd, but others have guessed maybe chow, Husky, Akita. Although, she looks a bit like a bear cub, too!
Newspapers may be going away but the Daily Puppy will keep you smiling!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Welcome to the world of competitive wiener dogs, a world that boasts healthy dachshunds and rabid owners. Unleash the truth as we track America's sexiest and fastest weenies on the professional dachshund circuit.
Every year, tens of thousands of American dachshund owners enter their dogs in various competitions. Extremely popular, dachshund races routinely bring horse and dog tracks a week's worth of attendance on a single night (in Buda, Texas, almost 20,000 hit the annual races). There's even a national wiener dog racing championships - the Wiener Nationals - that features racing wiener dogs from across the country.
A more high profile type of Dachshund competition is the world of show doxies, where thousands of miles in travel and hundreds of thousands of dollars are required to compete for the spot of "top dog".
In the fall of 2004 documentary filmmaker Shane MacDougall decided to chronicle the surprisingly cut throat world of competitive dachshunds for two years.
The result is WIENER TAKES ALL crisscrosses the continent to get the inside scoop on what makes these champion dogs and their colorful owners tick as we visit dachshund races, hilarious "earthdog" competitions, and the Westminster dog show. Candid interviews with the world's top show dog personalities give us a crash course in wiener dog politics, and a glimpse into the divisive controversies that have long dogged the dachshund community.
Showing Thursday April 23, 2009 at 7 p.m. at Alamo South Lamar
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Texas Hearing and Service Dogs’
11th Annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk
Saturday, April 11, 2009 – 9:00 am
Bring the Guinness World Record back to Texas – Beat the Brits! Current record: 10,272 dogs
When: Sat., April 11, 2009 9:00 AM
Where: Congress Ave. Bridge [Click here to view a route map]
What: A three mile stroll through scenic downtown Austin
Why: To bring the Guinness World's Record for "Largest Dog Walk" back to Texas! Current record: 10,272 dogs
Admission: $30/dog day of; $25/dog pre-registration
Until Friday, April 11, 5:00 PM
Fill out the
Wed, Thurs, Fri, April 8, 9, 10
Day of Event Registration: $30/dog
April 11, 2009, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Packet Pick Up:
You may pick up your collector’s T-shirt, walk bib and other goodies at the Dog Walk Registration tent, OR
Packet Pick Up - 2 Options:
(1) Wed - Fri, April 8, 9 & 10
Petco, 9828 Great Hills Trail
9:00 am — 7:00 pm
(2) Walk Day - get there early!
Improved this Year:
Earlier date - for cooler weather
Earlier start time - for cooler weather
SIX water stops with
- Ice Ice, baby!
- Veterinary personnel
- Wading pools
- Water for people, too!
Not combined with any other event - It’s all you and your dog!
Gifts: Mauro Garza collector’s t-shirt, goodies from dozens of dog-related Exhibitors, Gold Medal for every dog at the Finish Line!
Previous Years' T-shirts
Benefits: Texas Hearing & Service Dogs
Interested in volunteering? Email Debbie Randall at Debbie@servicedogs.org to learn more.
11th Annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk Sponsors
Meet our Mighty Texas Dog Walk Sponsors!
Be a Sponsor! Click here to see Sponsorship Levels & Benefits!
Monday, April 6, 2009
For more info
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Frank Bruynbroek (pronounced Brin-brook) was born in Vilvorde, a small town on the outskirts of Brussels , Belgium . In Belgium he taught mentally handicapped kids, traveled on his motorcycle, turned into a ski instructor, shot weddings, designed light shows, became a casting director, directed commercials, sang back up for a renowned Belgian singer, was the lead in a play...then Belgium became too small. He came to California to study acting and pursue photography. Frank is in the process of producing a book about his favorite subject, dogs and he works relentlessly for the Brittany Foundation, rescuing dogs off the streets.
ARE YOU READY TO FLOCK??? THEY'RE BACK!
For just $50, a flock of 20 pink flamingos will show up in the front yard of your chosen "flockee" (for a $75 donation, get a flock of 40!).
The flamingos will brighten your friend's yard for several days and then migrate to their next destination. If the flockee wants to know who's responsible for the flocking, a $10 donation to the shelter will reveal the secret. Want insurance against your name being revealed? Just add $15 to your initial donation and your secret is safe with us.
Hiring the pink gang is a great way to say Happy Birthday, Happy Easter, Happy Earth Day, or just "Hi" to your animal-loving friends. Flocking began March 28th and continues through May. Flamingos are able to travel throughout the Greater Austin area including Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Pflugerville, and Round Rock, but they won’t be here forever.
Don’t delay, flock today!