National Pet Memorial Day

National Pet Memorial Day

National Pet Memorial Day For most people, pets are more than just animals.  They become part of the family and grow to be our best friends.  We quickly become attached to them and the loss of a pet can be devastating. Each year on the second Sunday in September, pet owners come together to honor their animals, both past and present, and to think about the important and loving role that their pets have played in their lives.   How To Observe The Holiday On National Pet Memorial Day, take a few minutes to show your appreciation for your pet, […]

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National Food Bank Day

National Food Bank Day

National Food Bank Day National Food Bank Day was first created in 2017 to celebrate fifty years since St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance was founded.  St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance was the first food bank in the world, and it was founded by John ven Hengel in 1967 to “alleviate hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy, and education.”  St. Mary’s distributes 250,000 meals a day, as hunger can affect the lives of millions for many reasons: illness, the loss of a job, natural disasters, or a change in another life circumstance. But hunger […]

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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 30 – Saving Grace Animal Adoption in North Carolina

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 30 – Saving Grace Animal Adoption in North Carolina

Saving Grace is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization in North Carolina dedicated to helping homeless animals in the community find permanent, loving homes where they will be treated as family members for the rest of their lives. All dogs that come in get a microchip which can be traced back to the adopter and to Saving Grace. While at Saving Grace, dogs are crate trained, begin a housebreaking routine and basic manners such as walking nicely on a leash, how to sit and not to jump on people. To learn more, check out their website & Facebook today!

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National Newspaper Carrier Day

National Newspaper Carrier Day

National Newspaper Carrier Day It’s a calm, quiet Saturday morning, and everyone in your home is sleeping.  You are an early-riser and you are in the kitchen making a cup of coffee. Suddenly the doorbell rings and everyone in the house is awake and the person delivering the newspaper to your door is frantic.  Why? Fido is barking uncontrollably! National Newspaper Carrier Day is observed annually to honor the newspaper carriers that deliver the news to people at their doorsteps.   Holiday History On September 4, 1833, publisher Benjamin Day hired the very first paperboy. Day had placed an advertisement […]

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Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 29 – Third Coast Animal Rescue in Alabama

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 29 – Third Coast Animal Rescue in Alabama

Third Coast Animal Rescue is a 501(3)c, all-volunteer rescue based in the Mobile Bay area, serving the greater Gulf Coast areas of the Florida panhandle, Alabama and Mississippi.  They are dedicated to rescuing homeless, abandoned, neglected and at-risk dogs, and re-homing them permanently. The dogs they take in primarily come from high-kill shelters in Mobile, Baldwin, and Escambia counties. To learn more and to support them today, please visit their website or Facebook page!

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Episode 107 – Mandy & Jody

Episode 107 – Mandy & Jody

Mandy & Jody, along with Darren & Scott believe that old dogs make great new friends. They started Albert’s Dog Lounge in Wisconsin and share with us the inspiring story of Albert and how his legacy lives on. With the help of their friends, family and community supporters they were able to surpass the goal they set for their first year. Almost tripling their original goal of 50 lives saved, they are impacting not only the lives of the dogs they are saving but the people who support them and those that have joined their team.

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