THIS WEEK'S MUTT: NATE
Nate is a 3 month old Pitbull. He's very laid back, does great on a leash, loves other dogs and does not mind Sassy the Erie County Dog Pound's house cat. He will bark at her but just is curious to what Sassy is. Stop in and meet Nate and pick up an application at the Erie County Dog Pound, 2900 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, next to the fairgrounds, or call 419/627-7607.
Lucky is a female tan and white Beagle. She's 6 Years Old, and partially house trained, although there is never a guarantee, as pets may act differently in a new environment. Lucky is a former hunting dog who may like to explore again. She is very loving. Lucky plays with another Beagle named Piper also a female, but coloring is black, tan & white. Piper is a year old. They were brought in together. We are not sure, but Lucky may be Piper's mother. Unknown if either tolerates cats. They have been treated for fleas, wormed, heartworm tested, vet checked, vaccinated and spayed as all the adoptable pets are at HCHS located at 246 Woodlawn Ave (aka rte 18) in Norwalk. Contact us at 419-663-7158 or stop by during regular business hours: Open: Tuesday 1-6; Wednesday - Saturday 1-5; Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays.
Even though an entry deadline was stated for Cutest Pet Contest, HCHS is a a nonprofit organization & we never turn away donations so bring in photo (3x5 or 5x7) of your pet with a $5 entry fee and any donations from family, friends & coworkers ($1equals 1 vote) during regular business hours for a chance to win prizes. Top 3 are cash prizes sponsored by Norwalk Reflector. Others are donated by several generous businesses who help sponsor the contest. Photos are posted for viewing on Reflector website. Contest ends March 7.
Coal is a 5 to 6 month old housebroken, crate-trained male Pitbull mix. He is very sweet, does great on a leash, knows simple commands (sit, shake, stay), loves people, other dogs and cats too. See Coal at the Erie County Dog Pound, 2900 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, next to the fairgrounds, or call 419/627-7607.
FEBRUARY 6: BLEU
BLEU (like the cheese) is a 6 year old male puggle. He's got a bold personality and would prefer to be the star of the show, so he shoould probably be the only pet in the house. Bleu is not really crazy about little kids. He needs someone to take the time with his commands and training. See Bleu for yourself at the Humane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior Street, Sandusky, or call 419/626-6220.
JANUARY 30: TANK
Tank is a 1-1/2 year old Boxer Terrier mix. His tail was not bobbed, and he weighs almost 60 lbs. Tank loves to play with toys, but shreds the stuffed ones so he needs the hard rubber ones. Tank needs to be the only pet in your house as he doesn't get along with other dogs & most Boxers don't like cats. He is energetic, but he settles down after a while when he gets out of his kennel.
Who Has the Cutest Pet in Huron County?
You can prove it is yours through the 14th annual "Cutest Pet" Photo Contest, to benefit Huron County Humane Society. Photos may be color or black and white. They should not be larger than 5” by 7” and no smaller than 3” by 5”. No framing. Submit photos now with entry form & fee of $5 during normal business hours at the Huron County Humane Society in Norwalk. Photo voting will take place through March 7 at the shelter.
On the road voting polls will be conducted in Norwalk
Feb. 1 at Schild's IGA Marketplace from 9am-12noon.
Feb. 8 at Sheri’s Coffee House from 9am-12noon.
and in New London Feb 15 at Miller’s Market from 9am-12noon.
Cutest Pet Contest photos will be online Feb. 14 at www.norwalkreflector.com.
Votes will be tabulated by visitors making a $1 donation to the HCHS operations fund.
Each $1 equals one vote. All mailed votes must be received by 4pm March 7 to be counted.
Gunner is a Pit bull puppy, just shy of 4 months old. He is cute as a button and very smart! Gunner already knows how to sit and has lots of energy to run and play. He LOVES getting his belly rubbed, too. See Gunner for yourself at the Humane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior Street, Sandusky, or call 419/626-6220.
Sasha is a 6 year old female Shih-Tzu. She is spayed, does great on a leash and has a ton of energy. She needs to be in a home with no other dogs. See Sasha at the Erie County Dog Pound, 2900 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, next to the fairgrounds, or call 419/627-7607
HELP FUND THE NEXT SANDUSKY POLICE K-9
With the current police dog, Justice, facing retirement soon, about $15,000 is needed to purchase and train a new K-9. Three businesses around the police station will be donating money from their services through June.
FIRELANDS PLUMBING will donate $10 per service call
THE GLASS GUYS will donate 10% of all services
COVE CARRY-OUT will donate 5 cents of every gallon of gas or diesel boat fuel.
Citizens wishing to donate can make checks out to the Sandusky Police Dept (write "K-9 Fund" on the memo line), c/o Chief John Orzech, 222 Meigs Street, Sandusky OH 44870.
For more information, contact:
Lt. Danny Lewis 419/627-5863 (DLewis@ci.sandusky.oh.us)
Lt. Phil Frost 419/627-5798 (PFrost@ci.sandusky.oh.us)
Chief John Orzech 419/627-5869 (JOrzech@ci.sandusky.oh.us)
CLICK HERE for Sandusky Police Dept. Facebook page
DOG NEARLY DIES FROM EATING SUPER BOWL PARTY SNACKS
A Minneapolis-area dog underwent emergency surgery following the Super Bowl. Logan, a 9-and-a-half year old golden retriever, developed a life-threatening medical condition called “gastric dilatation and volvulus” (GDV) when he ate a plate of chicken wings and part of a football during a Super Bowl party. Some of the children at the party left a plate of chicken wings on an unattended chair. In addition to the ingested bones, the X-rays showed a rock that had been inside of Logan’s stomach for an unknown amount of time. A veterinary surgeon performed the emergency operation to remove the bones, football leather, and rock from the stomach. After Logan began getting sick, a quick trip to the family veterinarian saved Logan’s life, as it could have resulted in death. Anytime you notice a change in your dog’s behavior, you contact your family veterinarian as soon as possible.
Logan is feeling better
Check out the x-rays
Here's what the vets took out of Logan's belly
CLICK ON ANY PHOTO FOR A LARGER VIEW
Image credits: BluePearl Veterinary Partners
WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW WINNER
A five-year-old wire fox terrier named Sky was crowned the best in show at the 138th Westminster Dog Show on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. It marked the 14th time the breed has won, with terriers raking in a total of 46 wins over the years, more than any other group.
AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB TOP 10 DOG BREEDS IN THE U.S. 2014
1. Labrador Retriever (23rd consecutive year it's been #1)
2. German Shepherd
3. Golden Retriever
6. Yorkshire Terrier
10. Dachshund (AKC.org)
RIP ELWOOD, WORLD'S UGLIEST DOG
Elwood, the New Jersey Chinese crested / Chihuahua mix has died at the age of 8. Elwood was crowned the world's ugliest dog in 2007 and later became the topic of a children's book preaching acceptance. His owner, Karen Quigley, says he died unexpectedly Thanksgiving morning. Elwood was dark colored and hairless — save for a puff of white fur resembling a Mohawk on his head. He was often referred to by fans as Yoda, or E.T., for his resemblance to those famous science-fiction characters. Quigley had rescued Elwood in 2005, when he was about nine months old. "The breeder was going to euthanize him because she thought he was too ugly to sell," Quigley has said. During his life, he appeared at more than 200 events that helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for animal rescue groups and nonprofit animal organizations.
RIP GIANT GEORGE
Giant George died peacefully on Thursday, October 17, surrounded by loved ones, one month before his eighth birthday. Giant George was officially verified by Guinness World Records as the World's Biggest Dog and the World's Tallest Dog. It wasn't long before George had made larger-than-life appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show & Live with Regis & Kelly and started working on his first book. George measured 42 5/8 inches high at the midpoint of the neck and he weighed 250 pounds, which is about 100 pounds more than an average Great Dane.
At home he slept in a queen-sized bed, and one of his hobbies was to ride around his family's neighborhood in a golf cart. While traveling to Chicago for his 2010 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, George was given a row of three airline seats to himself. He caused a commotion with fellow passengers visiting him to take photographs, and there were so many people coming to the front of the plane, the pilot ended up illuminating the 'fasten seat-belt' sign to get everyone to sit down.
2013 UGLIEST DOG ISN’T THAT UGLY
The World’s Ugliest Dog ® for 2013 is a four-year-old mutt mix, part beagle, basset and boxer named Walle who stole the title with his huge head, short thick stature which includes a hump back and duck waddle. A judge noted that, "This dog looked like he's been photo shopped with pieces from various dogs and maybe a few other animals." Walle waddled away with $1,500 and he’ll be making the talk show rounds this week. Some people are complaining that this year's World's Ugliest Dog title went to a dog that was far from the ugliest.
DOG EATS LIKE A HUMAN
These dogs with human hands videos never get old.
BARKWATCH-A BAYWATCH PARODY WITH DOGS
This Baywatch parody featuring rescue dogs is phenomenal.
DOG IMITATES EMERGENCY VEHICLE
If you're on the road and you hear a siren, there's probably an ambulance behind you. Or, it could just be this golden retriever.
DOG SINGS TO THE ACCORDION
Here's a dog named Jessie that loves the accordion. Is he Weird Al Yankovic's dog?
BABY LAUGHS AT BARKING DOG
You never know what's going to get your infant laughing uncontrollably. But you know it will be cute. Watch this baby crack up every time the family dog barks.
YOUR LIFE AS A DOG
if you were a dog...
CAT JUMPS INTO A FISH BOWL
The next time you feel like taking a little cat nap, you should doing it in a fish bowl like this fluffy feline. (Disclaimer: We don't actually recommend that you try doing this.)
DOG LOVES ADELE
Adele is loved by so many fans, and that includes canine. This dog has listened to her his entire life and is a huge fan.
TWO DOGS DINING OUT
Two dogs waiting patiently to get served in "restaurant", and in spite of waiting, never get anything to drink.
FRESH PUP OF BEL AIR
This is a story all about how a shelter dog became the Fresh Pup of a town called Bel Air. Will Sniff stars in this funny spoof.
DOG MIMICKS A BABY
This dog seems to get a kick out of mimicking a baby. The dog is pretty spot on with his timing and when the baby grows up, it will for sure love watching this video!