I've been honoured to have received emails from people all around the world happy to have found this site. I wanted to share some of the messages with you here.
Please pass on the link for Little Dog In A Big City to your family and friends. Do it even if they don't have doggies, because you never know who they might send it to, and how much it will help those people and their dogs.
If you liked this site and found it helpful to you and would like to have your comment on this page, please send me a message. Here's the link: Contact.
Meanwhile, read on, enjoy the rest of the site and please give your doggie a cuddle from me!
I can't even begin to say what an amazing woman you are.
I came across Little Dog In A Big City by accident, only to be up until midnight reading every single chapter. You are an absolute inspiration!
I also have two Jack Russell Terriers and have found your site truly wonderful, helpful and entertaining.
Love to Jake and Jasmin (and RIP Jordan!), and thanks to you from the bottom of our hearts.
Senga (me), Lady Guinevere (Gwinny), and Archimaedes (Archie)
I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to write the detailed 'how to' on walking a dog on a treadmill.
I realize from your article I have made several mistakes in trying to get my Bostons to use my treadmill. I am going to try your way and see if that works.
NOTE: Jason updated me and told me that his attempts at getting his Bostons to be treadmill-friendly was not successful. In his own words it was due to "a lack of patience on my part".
Now while it's a shame things didn't go well in this case, Jason's honesty at where the problem lies (in him) is what I love to see.
In fact, it's something really important to remember when dealing with our beloved furbabies: when there's a problem, we must look to ourselves to sort it out and NOT blame the dogs!
I wanted to tell you it's a great site. I have already forwarded your website to many dog lovers. Great information and reading.
SAY NO TO PUPPY MILLS! SAY NO TO ANIMALS IN PETSHOPS! SAY NO TO BREEDERS!
Adopt a homeless animal instead - they all deserve a second chance
It's estimated that 130,000 dogs and 60,000 cats are killed every year in Australia because there are not enough homes for them all. And the global numbers amount to millions upon millions every single year.
Puppy mills are a major contributor to the terrible problem of overpopulation. Puppy mills are essentially 'dog factories' where dogs are forced to churn out litter after litter, with no thought for the welfare of the dogs and all thought for profit. The dogs live in appallingly dirty, cramped conditions all their lives, and when they no longer serve their purpose they're killed, dumped or sold to vivisection laboratories.
Petshops fit into the picture because puppy mills are generally where petshops get their animals from. Furthermore, having animals in shop windows encourages impulse purchases, and adding an animal to your family should be a conscious, careful decision - NOT one to be made while shoe shopping.
Breeders contribute enormously to the tragic statistics above too. And it doesn't matter whether they're professional breeders or backyard breeders, and whether they breed for profit or not, because while there are homeless animals sitting on death row in shelters, any and all animal breeding is utterly irresponsible.
Now, here's where you come in. You can either be part of the problem or part of the solution. You can either buy animals from puppy mills, petshops or breeders and be part of the problem. Or you can adopt from a shelter or rescue organisation and be part of the solution.
If I haven't convinced you, visit your local shelter to see the homeless animals. Let their innocent faces convince you that adopting is the only responsible choice to make.
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