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Issue #07 Vol. #01 - December 2000



Photo Album

Why Adopt?

Adoption Sites

NDRC's Poll

Puppy Mills

Are You Nuts About Mutts?

To Neuter or Not to Neuter?

Breed Index

Link To Us!

Canines Online

October: Adopt a Shelter Dog Month  

Dogs in the Encyclopedia

Dog Facts

Ways To Help When You Can't Adopt

Awards I Have Won

Win My Award

Award Winners

Sign My Guestbook!        

View My Guestbook! 

What Is Rescue?

Your Dog's Age

Quiz: Are You Ready For A Dog?

What is Your Dog Saying?

How to Choose the Right Dog

Preparing for your New Dog


Books and Magazines

Taking Care of your Dog

First Aid Supplies for your Dog

First Aid 

Toxic Plants for your Dog

A Checklist for a Healthy Dog

Warm and Cold Weather Suggestions  

Dog Food


Save a Stray




C A N I N E S   O N L I N E ™
Copyright 2000 Canines Online ™
Issue No.7, Vol.1, December 1, 2000

=>Canine Topic Corner:
   -- Rescue Me!
   -- A Dog Quiz: Big and Small
=>News Briefs:
   -- Woman is hounded by a love for greyhounds
   -- The dogs of war
   -- Pound puppy stars in Grinch movie
   -- Stray may get real home & family
   -- No need for doggie bags
   -- Dog Biscuits
   -- Apple Crunch Pupcakes
=>Book Corner:
   -- Dog: The Complete Guide
   -- If Only You Knew How Much I Smell You: True Portraits of Dogs
   -- Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home: And Other
   -- Unexplained Powers of Animals
=>Featured Site:
   -- About Dogs
=>Featured Breed:
   -- Poodle
=>Product News, Reviews, and Coupons:
   -- Beds
=>The Tail End

Rescue Me!
Introduction to a series of articles about dog rescue

By Melody Joyce*

More than fifteen years ago, caring and affectionate humans began to
realize that humane shelters were understaffed, under budgeted, and ill
equipped to be truly humane to the thousands upon thousands of unwanted
dogs that passed through their doors. Those volunteers began to form
what we know today as canine rescue organizations, and a vast network of
all-breed and breed-specific dog rescue groups now exists.

The first dog rescue organization incorporated as a nonprofit,
charitable organization (per U.S. IRS regulations) was devoted to the
breed . . . did someone say Greyhound? While it is true that Greyhound
is the breed perhaps most commonly associated with organized rescue
efforts, the folks who established this first rescue organization
focused on their favorite breed, the Golden Retriever. The Yankee
Golden Retriever Rescue club was formed in January of 1985, and has
since served as a role model for many other dog rescue groups.

Common to all rescue organizations are needs that include funds and
fund-raising, facilities of various sizes, data management,
communication, publicity, professional consultation, and most of all,
membership and volunteer recruitment. Commitment to the placement of
successfully rehomed dogs is the cornerstone that supports the efforts
of all rescue groups and volunteers. And the methods used by today's
rescue groups to approach the issue of placement permanence are the
primary focus for numerous questions from potential adopters.

As we continue through this series, we'll try to understand dog rescue
from two vital points of view: through the eyes of a rescue "foster
parent," and from the perspective of a potential dog adopter. What
exactly is canine rescue? What makes a rescue different from a shelter?
What exactly do rescuers do with and for unwanted dogs? We will look
at answers to these questions and more as we journey together through
the world of "pre-owned, pre-loved dogs."

*Melody Joyce holds a bachelor's degree in organizational management.
Her poetry and essays have appeared in small press and academic
publications, and since 1997, throughout the Internet. In 1997, Melody
established an award-winning online helpware resource for writers and
poets, and in spring of 2000 she combined her life-long love affair with
dogs and dog welfare with her business, literary and technological
expertise to establish a web and graphic design company that specializes
in serving canine professionals.

Big & Small Dogs on the Big & Small Screen

  1. What's the real name of the Jack Russell terrier that plays Eddie on
    the TV sitcom "Frasier"?
  2. Name the pint-size big screen dog star whose preferred mode of
    transportation is a picnic basket.
  3. Which of the following big dogs is not a St. Bernard: Cujo, Beethoven
    or Hooch?
  4. On TV's "My Three Sons," what kind of big dog does the Douglas family
  5. What do the Taco Bell spokes dog and Ren have in common?


  1. Moose
  2. Toto
  3. Hooch, is a Dogue de Bordeaux, not a St. Bernard
  4. An English Sheepdog
  5. They’re both Chihuahuas

Woman is hounded by a love for greyhounds
BURLINGTON, VT -- It is not a task she takes lightly. Not every Tom,
Dick or Harry can walk off with a Spot, Fido or Lassie. For more

The dogs of war
SMITHSONIAN -- There's a special quality in some dogs - call it loyalty,
heroism or just plain courage - that comes alive under fire. For more

Pound puppy stars in Grinch movie
USA TODAY -- He's the dog who steals the show in Dr. Seuss' How the
Grinch Stole Christmas. He's a she, and was rescued from an animal
shelter in Glendale, California. For more information:

Stray may get real home & family
COLUMBIA, SC -- Known as Honey or BW, the brown mutt has been living in
a parking lot drainage culvert beside Boaters World for more than a
year. For more information:

No need for doggie bags
SAN ANTONIO, TX -- Two dogs were part of a four-legged taste-testing
panel that got to pass judgment on the human cuisine at the Holiday Inn
Riverwalk in advance of a fund-raiser for homeless animals. For more

Dog Biscuits
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cornmeal
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 bouillon cubes
2 cups boiling water
If desired, garlic, crisp bacon strips, bacon drippings or your dog’s
favorite flavor.

Combine first four ingredients. Mix well. Dissolve bouillon cubes in
boiling water. Add bouillon to flour mixture. Mix to make a stiff
dough. Roll onto a floured surface. Cut out shapes with cookie cutter
or glass. Bake in a preheated 300-degree oven for 30 minutes. Let
stand overnight to harden.

Apple Crunch Pupcakes
2 3/4 cups water
1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup dried apple chips (you can also use fresh fruit)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 egg, beaten slightly
4 tablespoons honey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin tin with cooling spray. Mix
all wet ingredients thoroughly. Combine dry ingredients in separate
bowl. Add wet to dry slowly, scraping well to make sure no dry mixture
is left. Pour into muffin tins. Bake for 1 1/4 hours or until a
toothpick inserted into center comes out dry. Store in a sealed
container. Makes around 12-14 pupcakes.

Dog: The Complete Guide By: Sarah Whitehead
Our Price: $14.98
This big, beautifully illustrated volume provides a complete
understanding of the nature and the needs of dogs. Covers basic
information on dog physiology and psychology; selection, care, and
training of your dog; preventative and diagnostic health information.
Includes descriptions and color photos of more than 120 breeds. 9 3/4" x
12 3/4".

If Only You Knew How Much I Smell You: True Portraits of Dogs By: Roy
Blount, Jr. Valerie Shaff (Photographer)
Our Price: $15.96
Retail Price: $19.95
A delight for dog lovers and, until dogs learn to talk, the best way to
remember that the "inner dog" is probably much like the outer one, this
winning collection teams up dog portraits and humorous verse to offer an
honest, original, and hilarious portrayal of what dogs really "think".

Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home: And Other Unexplained
Powers of Animals By: Rupert Sheldrake
Our Price: $9.80
Retail Price: $14.00
How do dogs know when their owners are returning home at unexpected
times? With a scientist's mind and an animal lover's compassion,
world-renowned biologist Rupert Sheldrake presents a groundbreaking
exploration of animal behavior that will profoundly change the way we
think about animals -- and ourselves. After five years of extensive
research involving thousands of people who have pets and work with
animals, Dr. Sheldrake proves conclusively what many pet owners already
know: there is a strong connection between humans and animals that
defies present-day scientific understanding.

**************************************************************** Dogs
A huge guide to dogs in over 700 sites and 26 categories. What ever
your question you are sure to find it here! Each site has been
reviewed, so you know what you’re going into before you even click on
the link!

There's Nothing Like a Warm Bed
PETsMART Staff Report Information compiled by staff and
PETsMART Inc. experts.

You've had a long day. You're tired and want to rest. Do you head for
the nearest open spot on the hard floor, or do you head for that easy
chair? Just as you prefer your chair, your dog also prefers the comfort
and warmth of his own bed.

Some owners like to place the crate pad or bed in their pet's crate, and
some prefer to place their pet's bed somewhere near where the family
spends time, like in the family room or bedroom. Yet others have
several beds located throughout the home so their pet has a choice.
With the wide variety of colors, fabrics, styles, and materials, such as
wicker, you're sure to find just the right bed. It's up to you and your
dog. However, it's best to place any bed in a low traffic,
out-of-the-way spot since it is a quiet resting place.

Types of Beds
All beds are not created equal! Different beds offer different
benefits. Pillows are the most common types of beds. Pillows come in
many sizes, shapes, and colors. Some are filled with cedar chips that
certainly add a pleasant aroma to the room. Cedar is also a natural
flea repellent that will help prevent infestation of your dog. Many of
these beds have a zippered inner liner so that you can add fresh cedar,
or remove the polyfil so that your pet gets just the right firmness.
Outer liners are easy to remove for laundering.

Mats are less bulky and usually fit nicely into a corner or inside a
crate. Crate pads, specially designed to fit inside a crate, are made
of a firm polyfoam and covered with a long-lasting, washable nylon

Many dogs love the secure feeling a cuddler bed gives. Cuddlers
generally use a firm foam support that forms a sort of "wall" around the
dog. These are just the things for the dog that loves to "cuddle" up,
and shorthaired, senior and arthritic dogs are especially fond of these.

Orthopedic beds are of great benefit to pets that develop joint problems
such as hip dysplasia. They also benefit aging dogs, dogs with
arthritis, or overweight dogs. These beds are made of a medical-grade
polyfoam that provides support while helping to relieve pain and

Heated beds also benefit arthritic dogs and dogs with joint problems.
Also, if you live a part of the country that is cold, your dog may enjoy
curling up on a heated bed. After all, wouldn't you?

To buy your dog a bed or any other supplies that you need at PetsMart
click the link below.

Breed: Poodle
Popularity: 6th in the US
Country of Origin: Medieval Europe
AKC Group: Non-Sporting
Function: Companion
Life Span: 10-14 years
Appearance: High maintenance
Color: White, black, apricot, gray, chocolate, & cream
Coat Type: Curly & non shedding
Grooming: Needs clipping every two months
Height: 15 inches
Weight: 50-65 inches
Activity Level: Medium
Watch Dog: Very high
Protection: Medium
Intelligence: Very high
Trainability: Very high
Good With Children: High
Good With Pets: Medium
Good With Strangers: Accepting
Character: Happy, very friendly, smart
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Patient
Potential Problems:
Behavior: Nervousness, hyper, fear biting
Physical: Eye & ear problems
Recommendations: Remove hair from ears

Dog Breed Handbooks: Poodle By: Bruce Fogle Tracy Morgan (Photographer)
Our Price: $7.15
Retail Price: $7.95
The essential handbook to caring for a pedigreed dog, this book contains
information on day-to-day care including feeding, obedience training,
puppy rearing and common breed ailments, plus a chapter on breeding.
Step-by-step grooming photographic sequences illustrate how to keep the
dog looking neat and stylish.

The Complete Standard Poodle By: Eileen Geeson
Our Price: $23.96
Retail Price: $29.95
From the Publisher
For the first time, the Standard Poodle the largest of the three poodle
varieties has a book to itself, concentrating on its history and
development, and describing the Standard Poodle's charming character and
working ability. The Poodle's ancient origins are traced, focusing on
its role as a water retriever, and its appeal as one of the most
successful of show dogs. There is also valuable advice on puppy
training, exercise, coat care and nutrition as well as tips for the
first time poodle owner. This wonderful book is illustrated with
top-quality color and black and white photographs.

The Essential Poodle By: Ian Dunbar (Editor) Howell Book House Kerrin
Our Price: $7.15
Retail Price: $7.95

bulletThe Essential Poodle
bulletGetting to Know Your Poodle
bulletTo Good Health
bulletPositively Nutritious
bulletPutting on the Dog
bulletMeasuring Up
bulletA Matter of Fact
bulletOn Good Behavior

Rescue Groups:
Ponder Poodle Rescue

Tampa Bay Poodle Rescue

The Central Poodle Rescue

Poodle Rescue of Ohio

Poodle Rescue of Martinsferry (OH)

Central Carolina Poodle Club Rescue (SC)

"You may have a dog that won't sit up, roll over or even cook breakfast,
not because she's too stupid to learn how but because she's too smart to
-- Rick Horowitz, Chicago Tribune



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