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Have you heard of the Yellow Dog Project?

posted January 6th, 2014 by
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I had not heard of the Yellow Dog Project until a friend shared this link on Facebook the other day. As a parent of both pets and kids, I found the idea exciting.

Basically, a yellow ribbon tied on a leash signifies that the dog should be approached with caution. This could be for any number of reasons: the dog may be highly excitable, anxious or nervous, a working dog, etc.

Before I had kids, I was always concerned by the number of children who would seemingly appear out of nowhere to pet and play with my dogs while we were out walking. Thankfully, my dogs are very kid friendly. But what if they weren’t?

And now that I have kids of my own, I understand just how impulsive they can be and how helpful a simple visual cue could be.

Now that I know about this project, I plan to teach my kids about dogs with yellow ribbons and promise to use a yellow ribbon if my dog ever needs one. Let’s spread the word on this great idea and keep our dogs and kids safe and happy.

You can learn more about the Yellow Dog Project at its Facebook page here.

– Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Stuff the van with OAA

posted December 13th, 2013 by
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Oklahoma Alliance for Animals is hosting a holiday open house and kicking off their Stuff the Van drive this Sunday.

Stop by any time between 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday at OAA’s office, 1822 E. 15th St., Suite B. Pets are welcome and treats will be on hand for all.

Help stuff the van with food, toys and supplies for the dogs and cats at Tulsa Animal Welfare this holiday season.

Donations will continue to be accepted through Friday, Dec. 20. Bring your donations to OAA’s office between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Check back at the Facebook event page for TAW’s wish list, coming soon.

Donations will also be accepted online at

-Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

SAHO offers pet pics with Santa

posted December 11th, 2013 by
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Small Animal Hospital of Owasso is participating in Owasso’s Christmas Parade on Saturday and everyone is invited to stop by afterward to have their picture snapped with the big guy in red, according to its Facebook page.

The parade kicks off 9 a.m. Saturday at Smith Farm Market. SAHO will be handing out treats for both your two- and four-legged kiddos during the parade.

Then, stop by the hospital, 12500 E. 86th St. N. Ste. 150, any time between 10 a.m. and noon to have your pup’s pic taken with Santa by professional photographer Laura Hahn.

Photos will cost $10 and all proceeds will go toward SAHO rescue. To learn more about Small Animal Hospital of Owasso, visit its website or like their Facebook page.

- Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Funny dogs to distract you from the bad weather

posted December 5th, 2013 by
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Hiding inside from the bad weather? I am. Pass the time checking out these hilarious websites for a good chuckle.

First up, The Bark Post has the top 28 best dog shaming photos. My guys are totally guilty of 22 and 27, what about your dogs?

Check it out here.

Next, Scout can balance anything on his head, seriously. Or his owner is amazing at Photoshop. Either way, this series of photos is fun.

View them here.

Stay safe and warm everyone!

-Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Theo and Beau

posted November 24th, 2013 by
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This might be the cutest thing I have ever seen in my life. If Theo and Beau haven’t shown up in your Facebook feed yet, you are missing out.

Mom blogger Jessica Shyba and her family recently adopted a puppy from the Santa Cruz SPCA. And ever since Theo and Shyba’s toddler Beau have taken daily naps together.

Shyba has been documenting the adorableness and sharing it with the world via Instagram here: Immediately popular, they even have their own hashtag #TheoAndBeau

So, who is ready for a nap now?

-Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Back in Black

posted November 7th, 2013 by
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Tulsa Animal Welfare and other rescues around the country are joining Best Friends Animal Society for its third annual Back in Black adoption event.

The group hopes to increase adoption and awareness of black cats and dogs during the month of November. Traditionally, black animals wait longer for forever homes than other animals.

For the month of November, Tulsa Animal Welfare will reduce adoption rates for black cats to $20 and $55 for black dogs.

On Saturday, Nov. 23, Oklahoma Alliance for Animals will be at Tulsa Animal Welfare from noon to 4pm. Black animals adopted that day will go home with a new microchip and tags and there will be opportunities to win other prizes.

Read more about the event and view available animals at Tulsa Animal Welfare here.

— Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]