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Happy Birthday to you!

posted June 4th, 2013 by
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The Humane Society of Tulsa is running a special promotion for all of you summer babies out there.

For anyone with a June, July or August birthday, the rescue organization is offering cats and dogs for an adoption fee of only $25!

This is a great deal for someone in need of a pet and looking to make their birthday extra special. The promotion ends Aug. 31.

The Humane Society of Tulsa is located at 6232 E. 60th St. and their hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

View some of their adoptable animals online at

You can call their adoption center at 918-495-3647.

- Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Want to help? Here’s how.

posted May 22nd, 2013 by
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If you’re on any form of social media, then you have recently been bombarded with a variety of ways to help the survivors, furry ones included, of the recent tornado in Moore.

And if you are as scatterbrained as me, then you still are not really sure where to start or how to go back and find who posted what.

So, to the best of my ability, I am combining all of the ways to help the furry family members of Moore. If I have missed anyone, please feel free to leave the info in the comment sections below.

And a huge thank you to all of the Tulsa-area organizations who have stepped up to help!

Drop off locations in the Tulsa area:

Oklahoma Alliance for Animals, along with the Tulsa SPCA, is in contact with Central Oklahoma Humane Society and other organizations taking in animals rescued from Moore and central Oklahoma. OAA will be collecting food and supplies at the following times and locations:

OAA office
1822 E. 15th Street, Suite B.
(918) 742-3700
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 22-24

Tulsa SPCA
2910 Mohawk Blvd
10 a.m. and 6 p.m., open on Saturdays

5331 E. 41st
7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Dog Dish
6502 E. 51st St
(918) 742-9274
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

628 E. 3rd St.
(918) 582-1881
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Posh Pup Pet Boutique
8263 S. Harvard
(918) 935-3990
8 a.m. to 3 p.m

Hammond Animal Hospital
2301 E. 71st St.
(918) 494-0151
7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Southern Agriculture
All 8 locations are accepting donations during normal business hours. 

26th & Harvard, Hours:  9-8 Mon-Sat, 11-5 Sun
71st & Sheridan, Hours:  8-8 Mon-Sat, 10-6 Sun
32nd & Mingo, Hours:  9-6 Mon-Sat, Closed Sun
78th & Hwy 75 South (Tulsa Hills), Hours:  9-7 Mon-Sat, 11-5 Sun
91st & Delaware, Hours:  9-6 Mon-Sat, Closed Sun
92nd St N & Hwy 169 (Owasso), Hours:  9-7 Mon-Sat, 11-5 Sun
90th & Elm (Broken Arrow), Hours:  9-7 Mon-Sat, 11-5 Sun
71st & Lynn Lane (Broken Arrow), Hours:  9-7 Mon-Sat, 11-5 Sun

Requested items include dog and cat food (dry and canned), cat litter, plastic or metal bowls, duct tape to label kennels, tab band collars, bleach, pet beds, blankets, towels, paper towels, hand sanitizer, people snacks for the caretakers (granola bars, non-perishable snack items).

Sloppy Dog Wash has partnered with Epic’s Pit Bull Rescue and is taking donation for the pets of Moore.

Donations will be accepted until Friday, May 24. Saturday, Epic’s Pit Bull Rescue will be taking the donations to Moore.

Requested items include bowls, cat food, dog food, bottled water, bleach, leashes, collars, crates, towels, blankets.

Drop off is available at both Sloppy Dog locations:
4316 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa
732 W. New Orleans St. Suite 140, Broken Arrow
(918) 742-9274

Small Animal Hospital of Owasso is collecting donations such as usable dog crates, pet bowls, pet food, cat litter & boxes, blankets, leashes, and more to go to Moore and Shawnee. You may drop them off at the front desk and they will get your donation to the pets in need. They will also deliver financial donations.

12500 E. 86th St. N Ste. 105, Owasso
(918) 274-8387

The Humane Society of Tulsa is in direct contact with Moore Animal Welfare and the Response Team on site at the Temporary Emergency Animal Shelter located at Home Depot in Moore, OK. We have offered the assistance of MACO, our 33′ Mobile RV Unit, as well as Supplies, Staff Veterinarian and Volunteers.

All basic pet care supplies are being collected for displaced pets and for distribution to families with pets affected by the Tornadoes.

Humane Society of Tulsa Adoption Center
(918) 495-3647
6232 E. 60th Street


Animal Resource Center

Central Oklahoma Humane Society
Click on the donate tab and specify your donation is for tornado relief

Oklahoma City Animal Shelter

Moore Animal Services

The Humane Society of Tulsa

Oklahoma Alliance for Animals
Please designate that the donation is for tornado relief

-Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Fun video: Pug climbs stairs

posted January 15th, 2013 by
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What could possibly be so adorable about a pug climbing stairs? Check out the video for yourself!

- Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

A huge thanks to my neighbor!

posted November 26th, 2012 by
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Over the weekend, I got a phone call no dog owner wants: “I found your dog running around the neighborhood.”

I ran to the door to check the backyard. I just let both boys outside not 10 minutes earlier.

I spotted Yoda and called him in immediately and my husband took off to the neighbor’s house to collect our dog.

With Yoda safely inside, I went back out to investigate the fence line to see where Spock might have escaped. That’s when I discovered the huge hole dug under the fence.

Our dogs have never been diggers, but the yard of our new house is apparently infested with gophers which has led Spock to discover his newfound love of digging.

So now, I not only have to find a way to convince the gophers to take up residence somewhere else, I have to convince my dog that digging is no fun. I’m open to suggestions on both if anybody has ideas.

In the meantime, I am very grateful to the kind neighbor who allowed my dog into her home until we could retrieve him.

Thank goodness he was wearing a collar with updated tags and thank goodness the first person he found was kind enough to take him home and call me.

- Lauren Cavagnolo

Whose fault is bad dog behavior?

posted November 9th, 2012 by
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When it comes to the bad dog at my house, I already know the answer. It’s all my fault.

It used to be that only good dogs lived at our house. Dogs who minded their manners and followed the rules.

Then, this summer, we found out Yoda was sick. A mass on his heart required immediate surgery.

The week of his surgery I babied him and spoiled him. I bent some of the rules and outright ignored others. I rationalized my behavior with the fact that this could very well have been his last week at our house.

When he came home from surgery, I continued the special treatment and rule-breaking. Again, I rationalized. He just had surgery, he is in recovery and these could be his last days!

My husband now jokes that I have ensured our bad dog’s final days are nowhere near and that we will be sharing our home with our Boston Terror, yes Terror, for many years to come.

Our once rule-following dog now thinks he should have his own seat at the dinner table and that he should eat what we eat.

His once cozy crate is no longer good enough. Nothing but the middle of the bed for this dog!

And ask him to do anything without promise of a treat? Forget about it.

So now, Yoda and I are both relearning a few of the house rules.

Whether we are successful is a different story, although it doesn’t really matter. I would much rather have my bad dog than no dog at all.

Have a bad dog at your house? Tell me about it in the comment section below.

- Lauren Cavagnolo

Treat yourself, treat your pups

posted November 5th, 2012 by
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I love baking anytime, but especially this time of year. Pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bars, pumpkin bread… I could keep going, but I won’t.

Just every once in a while a recipe will call for a less than the entire can of pumpkin puree. Not wanting to waste any of that pumpkin goodness, I have been on the lookout for a recipe that calls for just a little bit of pumpkin. Thanks to Pinterest, I found a recipe for peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats.

Yoda and Spock were licking their lips in anticipation and stayed underfoot while I prepared the dough.

Next, I picked out a few fun shapes and got to work. The recipe says you can get about 75 one-inch treats. A few of mine were extra large, so I only had 64 treats in the end.

The recipe only calls for four ingredients: whole wheat flour, pumpkin, peanut butter and eggs. All things I keep on hand, making this recipe extra convenient.

The treats turned out perfectly and Spock and Yoda loved them! These treats would also make great holiday gifts for the neighborhood pups.

View the recipe at

-Lauren Cavagnolo

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