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Doggie Day Fair 2

The FURminator deShedding Tool

This post was filed under Pet Care.

Ever since I got back from my trip in Batanes, I’ve been sick on and off lately. My back got wet during the crazy long boat ride when we hopped from one island to anotherβ€”that’s probably why I got colds after. And because of stress, my long-dormant asthma started acting up again πŸ™

Joyce and Shantee

But thanks to my younger sister Joyce, we were able to continue Shantee’s FURminator regimen. She started Shantee with the FURminator deShedding Dog Treats (separate post on this soon, Shantee simply adores the treats!), and began using the deShedding Shampoo and deShedding Solution in place of her usual Alpo 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner for her weekly baths. Continue Reading

The FURminator package has arrived! :)

This post was filed under Dog Supplies and Apparel, Pet Care.

I was in for a pleasant surprise when I got home from my Batanes trip last Tuesday (well, of course, other than Shantee welcoming me and my husband with lots and lots of dog kisses). The FURminator products have arrived! Yay!

Shantee and I were given a complete FURminator deShedding kit for review: FURminator deShedding Tool, deShedding Shampoo, deShedding Solution, Waterless deShedding Shampoo and Conditioner, and deShedding Dog Treats. Continue Reading

Help Iams give homes to 1 Million pets this holiday season!

This post was filed under Fundraisers and Drives, Pet Adoption.

I started Pinoy Dog-Lover back in October 2006 with one thing in mind: Give my furry best friends their own little nook in the World Wide Web. But like any other blogs, Pinoy Dog-Lover has evolved since then. From a mere “this is me” kind of blog, I’ve eventually started focusing on important dog issues and topics relevant to the Filipino dog-lover.

As much as possible, I try to cover stuff that would be relevant to all Filipinosβ€”both here and abroad. So when I received a head’s up on Iams’ Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption campaign, I jumped at the opportunity to take part in helping spread the word to Filipinos abroad.

Iam’s Home 4 the Holidays campaign aims to have 1 million pets adopted in various participating countries from North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. With the help of Desperate Housewives TV star Felicity Huffman, the program hopes to give loving homes to these animals in need starting last October till January of early next year. Continue Reading

2008 PAWS Scaredy Cats and Dogs

This post was filed under Contests, Pet Events in the City.

Oh my. I’m super late again in posting πŸ˜› Sorry about that. I totally forgot to post about the Halloween event at Eastwood City last November 25. Seriously. The photos have been up in my Flickr account but I keep on forgetting to blog about it πŸ˜›

Congratulations to PAWS for the wonderful event! Shantee didn’t win (my dog was bitter, but don’t mind her, she likes the limelight a little too much!), but it was so much fun nonetheless. Next year, I swear I’ll prepare for this! I’ve been so busy with the preparations for our subdivision’s trick or treat that I didn’t have time to make Shantee a costume. Didn’t really matter, my dog loved having her photo and video taken so much that she didn’t seem to mind her costume πŸ˜› She just loved it whenever cameras were pointed at her πŸ˜€

If you can’t view the photo slideshow, you can just visit the photo set I have in Flickr.

CARA St. Francis and Ecology Day

This post was filed under Pet Events in the City, Pet Holidays.

I know this is already so late. Shantee and I already attended the PAWS Scaredy Cats and Dogs event yesterday and I still haven’t posted the Compassion and Responsibility for Animals (CARA) St. Francis and Ecology Day. I was hoping to post it after I finish this site’s new design, but unfortunately, I’ve been so busy with work πŸ™

Anyway, here are some of the photos Marc and I took during the CARA event (little Shantee was enjoying herself, she got so many dog freebies!).

More coming soon! πŸ™‚

PAWS event: Scaredy Cats and Dogs!

This post was filed under Contests, Pet Events in the City.

Been so busy with work I haven’t really gotten the time to sit down and blog about this πŸ™

This coming October 26 (that’s on Sunday!), Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) will be having its annual grand Halloween fund-raising event at Eastwood Central Plaza on at 3pm. Registration starts at 130pm, program starts at 3pm. There will be a P250 registration fee which will go to the PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center.

With all the Halloween hoo-la-ba-loo happening here at our house (my family and I are preparing decors for our village’s Halloween Trick or Treat event this coming Saturday), I just hope I find the time to create a Halloween costume for Shantee. She just LOVES dressing up! πŸ™‚

Here’s the complete press release… Continue Reading

Pet events in early October!

This post was filed under Pet Events in the City.

You can probably call October the “pet month.” Pet-related events usually happen this month in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of Animals and the Environment. Me and a few pet-loving bloggers were actually planning to have an event for pets this month. Unfortunately, bad weather got in the way and planning for the 2008 Philippine Blog Awards had to be prioritized.

So far, I’m aware of three events happening this coming October. It’s still early, so there might be more slated in the coming weeks (especially Halloween, Eastwood City and Tiendesitas usually have events for pets held during Halloween). Continue Reading

Happy Birthday, Shantee!

This post was filed under My Dogs.

Birthday greetings to our special girl: Shantee! She turns one year old today πŸ™‚

Do you know pet CPR?

This post was filed under Dog Ownership, Pet Care.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure we have all heard ofβ€”it has saved countless human lives from cardiac or respiratory arrest. But did you know that pets can be saved through CPR too? The question is, would you know how to administer pet CPR if something happens (God forbid) to your fur-baby that will require you to do so?

I was lucky to stumble upon a forwarded message from the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) mailing list regarding pet CPR and the basic steps on how to administer it. The instructions seemed to have been forwarded from a certain Dr. Andrew Jones’ email message. Continue Reading

Our own little dog sanctuary

This post was filed under Dog Ownership, Dog Psychology, My Dogs.

Before the family transferred to our new home in Antipolo, I’ve lived along Katipunan Avenue all my life (the C5 Katipunan Extension, to be more precise). Our street (or more appropriately, highway) was always busy with cars going to and from Ateneo, Miriam, or UP, or simply passing by since it’s rather a major highway. You rarely get to see birds there (with all the pollution, it’s not surprising), though a number of cats loiter by the trash bins and a “gang” of dogs congregate after midnight on a vacant lot right across our house. From what I know, almost every single one of our previous neighbors owned a dog, but I do know for sure that we were the only ones who owned thirteen of them πŸ˜€

I guess that’s why it wasn’t so surprising that strays considered our house a sanctuary. We’ve adopted stray cats, stray dogs, and heck, we even fed the Maya birds who liked hanging out on our Atis tree (unlike our neighbors and passersby, we got to see birds everyday). I don’t know, I guess our family just loves animals, and we just couldn’t resist taking them in. πŸ™‚ Continue Reading

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