Monthly Archives: March 2010

Dressing pup for the holidays

Shelby - Easter 2009

I took this picture of my cousin’s dog, Shelby, last Easter in her bunny outfit.  I still wonder if she’s adorable or miserable.

A lot of dog owners today dress their pups up for the holidays, when the weather gets chilly outside or on an everyday basis.

What are some of your opinions about doggie-clothes?  Would you or have you ever dressed up your dog?



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Local Baltimore, all-natural dog food

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Want to integrate a healthier food to your dog’s diet?

VeRUS All-Natural Pet Foods offers quality dog and cat food without any by-products, fillers or chemical preservatives.  According to their website, “[VeRUS’] foods are carefully crafted to yield the ideal levels of protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and micronutrients for your pet.”

Brennan Kahl, owner of Baltimore Dog Peace, Love, Walking. LLC. is a big supporter of VeRUS dog food.  A healthy diet is one of the top tips she gives to dog owners.

“I’ve recommended VeRUS products to a lot of my clients, and many of them have switched over,” said Kahl.  She believes home-cooked meals are the best nutrition you can offer your dog, but VeRUS remains as a quality alternative to dog owners who may not have the time.

For a list of carrier stores in your area, visit VeRUS’ store locator.

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Orange you glad for anti-animal cruelty?

Get the "Orange Kit" from the ASPCA online store

It’s almost April, and do you know what that means? ASPCA‘s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month is just around the corner.

“Without tips from the public, many animals would remain in abusive circumstances, unable to defend themselves,” says ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Supervisory Special Investigator and star of Animal Planet’s Animal Precinct, Annemarie Lucas. “We commend the brave and swift actions of concerned citizens who report cruelty.”

To show your support, thrown on some orange and support helpless animals in your area.  For official ASPCA orange gear, visit their online store.

Please do your part to help the animals, and report animal cruelty to your local agency who are responsible for investigating and enforcing the anti-cruelty codes near your home.

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Dog of the Week: Callie

Callie, BYOB's Dog of the Week

BYOB reader Saj Rambob sent in this pictures of his dog Callie.

Callie is a miniature Australian Shepard, who loves “long walks on the beach, holding paws and treats,” says Saj.

Think your dog should be BYOB’s next Dog of the Week?  Send me his or her best photo, along with any fun facts you’d like other readers to know.


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Baltimore dogs and Orioles team up this season

Back view of Baltimore Dog T-shirt

Need a T-Shirt for opening day?  Baltimore Dog Peace. Love. Walking. LLC of Hunt Valley has created a custom Baltimore Dog Peace. Love. Walking. LLC Orioles T-shirt.

Shirts are $20 and are available in men’s and ladies’ sizes, and can be ordered by contacting Brennan Kahl, owner of Baltimore Dog.

Orioles ticket vouchers are for sale by The Barkers Beauties Pack to help raise money for the Maryland SPCA. The tickets are $15 each and $5 of every ticket purchase will be donated to the MD SPCA.  You exchange the voucher for an actual ticket at the Camden Yards box office. Email for more info.

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Bark if you like bowling

Forest Hill Lanes in Harford County is sponsoring a Bowl-a-Rama that benefits the homeless and abused animals of the Maryland Human Society on March 27th from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m.  The event is open to adults and children of all ages, and friends and family can donate on the bowlers behalf.

The A $15 pre-registration fee is due for each bowler, and additional information can be acquired by calling the Human Society of Harford County at 410.836.1090, ext.101.

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Dog of the Week: Jackson

Jackson, BYOB reader Julie's dog, before a bath

BYOB reader Julie Gelb sent in this picture of her Cocker Spaniel mix, Jackson.

Weather permitting, Jackson enjoys lounging by the pool and sunbathing on Julie’s patio.  He often travels to work with his mom, and loves the attention he gets while there.

Thanks for the photo Julie.  Be sure to send in a pic of your pet for the Dog of the Week posts, and don’t forget to include any fun facts you’d like other BYOB readers to know.


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