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What my dog does when I leave - Mike the Intern

This Is What Happens When You Leave Your Dog Alone

Morning show host, Mike the Intern, posted a heartbreaking video of his dog during the holidays. He and his friend attached a GoPro camera to his dog and left him alone shortly afterwards. Needless to say, this adorable pup misses his Mike the moment he leaves.

So next time you come home, make sure you hug and kiss your pets unconditionally because that is all they want to do.

Don't Be Cruel: Year in Review 2014

Year in Review: 2014

We are so grateful to have had a wonderful year. Thanks to YOU, we were able to donation to rescue groups like the Puppy Rescue Mission, Col Potter Cairn Rescue Network and Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter. Thank you for your continued support and generosity. We hope that our Don’t Be Cruel community continues to grow in 2015.


Don't Be Cruel Year in Review: 2014

Forever Home - A Holiday TAIL

Halo Pets’ Third #RescueFilm, Forever Home

Merry Christmas! Here’s a little holiday video about adopting shelter pets. Inspired by The Night Before Christmas and The Nutcracker, this #RescueFilm by Peter McEvilley shows that dreams can come true for the holidays. Presented by Halo, Purely for Pets and starring The Olate Dogs, winners of America’s Got Talent.

Dog's Best Friend #RescueFilm by Halo Pets

Halo Pets Presents Second #RescueFilm, Dog’s Best Friend

America’s Got Talent season seven winners, the Olate Dogs and their human, Nicholas Olate, star in Halo Pets’ new #RescueFilm, “Dog’s Best Friend.”

This is the second film in their #RescueFilm series created by Peter McEvilley to celebrate rescue pets and promote pet adoption nationwide. The first was “Le Sauvetage,” which debuted at the Sonoma International Film Festival in April.

In this beatnik-themed rescue tale filmed in San Francisco and Sonoma, Calif., Odysseus Dog rescues his human, Alan (played by Nicholas Olate), but they get separated while out on the road. The film follows the dog’s Homeric journey across the country to get back home to his human.

Petco Foundation Halo Pets Holiday Wishes 2014

Shelters and Rescues! Apply for the Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes

Petco Foundation Halo Pets Holiday Wishes 2014

The Petco Foundation in partnership with Halo, Purely for Pets, announced its second annual holiday grant campaign, Holiday Wishes, designed to help the most dedicated animal welfare organizations succeed in their mission to save pets’ lives – at the holidays, and year round.

Qualified organizations are invited to submit their most impactful success stories for a chance to receive the winning grant award of $100,000 or a series of finalist awards ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. All entries must be submitted by Oct. 30th.

The Holiday Wishes campaign is a way for us to make holiday wishes come true for some very deserving organizations. In addition, we hope to inspire entire communities to take action and save lives,” said Petco Foundation executive director Susanne Kogut. “Every animal should celebrate this holiday season with a family, and by sharing these stories, we hope to increase the number of animals spending this holiday season in new, loving homes.”

Read the full press release.

Pet Expert, Dana Humphrey - Tips on apartment hunting and living with a dog

Apartment Living With a Dog

Pet Expert, Dana Humphrey - Tips on apartment hunting and living with a dog
Pet Expert, Dana Humphrey, gives us a few tips on apartment living with a dog. Many pet owners live in cities where it is crowded and can only afford an apartment to make ends meet. Dana will give you advice on what to do in order for you and your pet to have a happy and healthy life in small spaces and some great money saving tips.

Puppy Rescue Motorcycle Ride

Don’t Be Cruel Donates to the Puppy Rescue Mission

Puppy Rescue Motorcycle Ride

Thanks to you, Don’t Be Cruel was able to attend the Puppy Rescue Motorcycle Ride at Tramontin Harley Davidson in Hope, NJ.  The ride was to benefit the Puppy Rescue Mission whose mission is to fundraise and assist in pet rescue, foster and re-homing when needed, in particular pets of soldiers, especially those deployed in war zones. They assists with requests, logistics, administration and fund-raising for the adopted stray dogs of war rescued by and bonded with soldiers. This may include vet care, supplies, transport and related issues. They work with or through other organizations that help our soldiers bring their companion animals home from war.

Don’t Be Cruel donated almost $400.00 worth of collars and leases, click n stays, poop bags and pods. We couldn’t have done it without all of you – our supporters and loyal customers!

To continue helping rescue organizations such as the Puppy Rescue Mission, check out our web store!

 Tramontin Harley Davidson in Hope, NJ

Don’t Be Cruel Donates to Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter in May

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This month we are happy to announce that our online proceeds raised in May will be going to the Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter (FOBCAS).

Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter was founded in 2010. They became a non-profit, 501(c)3 in February 2012. The all-volunteer group is devoted to the animals of the Burlington County Animal Shelter.

Volunteers provide much-needed emotional and physical exercise to the many dogs at BCAS. They walk, bathe, groom, provide playtime and affection to the dogs until they find a new home. They also socialize cats, allow them to play outside their cages, cuddle and love the cats until they find a home.

The volunteers do all the marketing of the animals by taking pictures, doing videos and writing bios about their personalities for potential adopters to view online. They attend community events and provide tours at the shelter in an effort to increase community awareness about adopting pets from the shelter.

Friends of BCAS is a separate organization from the BCAS itself.

From May 1-31, 2014, Don’t Be Cruel will donate the following to the FOBCAS to help shelter animals:

  • $5 for each t-shirt sold
  • $5 for each collar/leash combo sold
  • $1 for each bracelet sold
  • $1 for each magnet sold
  • $1 for each dog tag sold

To shop, visit the Don’t Be Cruel store.

Pet Traveling Tips with Dana Humphrey

Pet Traveling Tips with Don’t Be Cruel on Good Morning Connecticut

Pet Traveling Tips with Dana Humphrey

This past weekend Don’t’ Be Cruel spokesdogs, Pip and Shea, were dog models for a special pet traveling tips segment on Good Morning Connecticut. Pet expert, Dana Humphrey, advised pet owners how to help ease pet traveling with various helpful products like the Sturdibags, Calm Coat and the Critter Zone Air Purifier. In addition, she spoke about preventing Lyme disease from fleas and ticks.

Don't Be Cruel Rescue of the Month - Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network

Don’t Be Cruel Donates to Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network for the Month of April

 

Don't Be Cruel Rescue of the Month - Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network

This month we are happy to announce that all proceeds raised in April will be going to the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network.

The Corporation, COL. POTTER CAIRN RESCUE NETWORK (CPCRN), was formed for the charitable purposes of rescuing purebred Cairn Terriers and Cairn Terrier mixes which are homeless or soon-to-be-homeless, including, without limitation, those found in animal shelters or similar facilities and those released by their owners due to change in family circumstances or otherwise, as well as purebred Cairn Terriers and Cairn Terrier mixes which are being used as breeding stock by so-called puppy mills and backyard breeders, including those disposed of in puppy mill auctions; facilitating the pick-up and transport of such dogs; arranging for their spay/neuter as well as for the provision of other appropriate veterinary care for them; rehabilitating and fostering such dogs; seeking applications for and screening permanent homes for such dogs; facilitating their adoption; and educating the public about responsible Cairn Terrier care and ownership.

Check out their “We Promise This…” video!