We love how so many celebrities are advocates for helping puppies and dogs. As you know our house is full of rescued dogs so we love to hear how others get that need!
Oprah Winfrey is one of those wonderful celebrities. A few months ago Oprah added to her pack by adopting a couple of shelter puppies. We are sad to report that the adopted puppies were both diagnosed with the deadly parvo virus. One of the puppies didn’t make it, but one of them did. This month, and next, Sadie will help Oprah out with alerting the public to all sorts of animal needs both for dogs as well as for humans!
Tomorrow, May 15th, Oprah will air her TV show and dedicate it to the dogs. Actress, Glenn Close will also be on. She is a huge dog advocate – we know this from the FetchDog.com website she is affiliated with! Both celebrities will be promoting all sorts of topics around puppies and dogs. Our favorite one, for the moment, is on the topic of service dogs. A wonderful organization, called Puppies Behind Bars, focuses on helping dogs and people. The puppies are actually behind bars with prison inmates. The inmates are trained to raise these puppies to become service dogs for wounded US veterans. We love the intertwining of needs and issues all addressed by this one program.
Anyway, to help promote the Puppies Behind Bars organization, we wanted to give you information on how and where you can help the dogs and people involved in these projects.
One is going to the Puppies Behind Bars site and donating directly:
The other is with some great new dog and puppy chew toys. They are called DogTags and they are chew toys for both puppies and dogs. And, you know our dog and puppy safety concerns! These dog chew toys are made with safe all natural, non-toxic rubber. What’s also cool is that they are molded using the same shoe molds used to make the soles of military boots. We like that connection!
FetchDog is donating $2 of their proceeds from sale of each chew toy. Pretty nice!
Oh, and if you have a special project or item that helps our dog and puppy community, let us know, we’ll gladly create a post about it at DogToyStuffz.com.