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Humane Society Holiday Gift Center
Having trouble finding your favorite football jersey - for your dog? Or maybe you're looking for the perfect puppy pendant for your better half. Ornaments, jewelry, decorative items, funny knick knacks, apparel for you and your pets, and more! All organized in helpful categories, including "Gifts under $50" to make shopping for your favorite animal lover easier this season! Click the HSUS logo and start filling those stockings! Plus, get this year's keepsake ornament (or send one to a friend) as a thank you for your donation to this awesome organization.
ASPCA & we-care.com
What do you get when one of the most respected animal welfare organizations teams up with a do-gooder like we-care.com? Another great reason to go shopping! For every purchase you make through their joint site, or using their handy app, we-care.com will donate a portion of the sale to the ASPCA at no extra cost to you. So download the ASPCA|we-care.com app today (it's tail-wagging tech item #1 this month; you'll find item #2 here), or visit the website by clicking on the image above, and start making a difference with every gift you check off your holiday shopping list.
In addition to being avid animal lovers, and dedicated proponents of the wonders and benefits of service and therapy dogs (that's why we do all this!), we at Aussie Doodle Acres are also strongly committed to making every aspect of life for ourselves and our canines as natural and "green" as possible. You can imagine our excitement then, when we happened upon the little gem that is Green Pet Gifts. If you aren't immediately convinced when you visit the home page of their site (just click on the image at left), then check out their Green Commitment page, and then add them to your Nice List this holiday season. We'll certainly be keeping them at the top of the pile for our gift-giving needs this December and throughout the coming year!
Need A Reason To Own A Dog?
Well, you're in luck. John Homans, Executive Editor of New York Magazine, has 8 of them. Reasons, that is, not dogs. Well actually, I guess we don't really know how many dogs he has. But we think you'll love the reasons, the adorable pictures, and possibly his book, What's A Dog For? Click on the image for the full article, courtesy of Huffington Post, and enjoy!
Want To Know How To Help?
Once again, we've got you covered. Rather, the ASPCA has you covered. Volunteer, donate to the ASPCA's thrift store, or just shop at it via their website... With four options to choose from, you're sure to find a great way to help our animal friends during the holiday season. Click on the image to read the article and learn how you can give back this year.
Health for the Holidays
So, remember when we mentioned those few extra holiday pounds at the top of this month's post? It turns out that humans aren't the only ones affected by obesity. Recent studies have found that obesity in dogs can lead to the same health problems as in their human best friends. Click on the image to learn about canine metabolic syndrome, and how a regimen of exercise can restore your pet's overall health.
Leave it to the Japanese to invent a cutting-edge human fitness meets GPS high-tech pedometer collar for dogs. What does it do? Well, in a nutshell (a roasted chestnut shell?), it provides constant monitoring of your dog's exercise regimen and heart health, in an effort to prevent canine obesity (which can lead to metabolic syndrome - sound familiar?). Click the image for the first article on this marvel, and check out Wandant article 2 here.
Fruit For Dogs
As you all likely knew even before you made it to this point in our blog post, shedding those unwanted pounds and avoiding nasty health problems is achieved through not just exercise, but a healthy diet. The same is true for your dog. Click on the image, though, to find out which fruits are ok, and which aren't, for Fido.
Tails To Warm Your Heart
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