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Helping Puppy Mill Dogs

October 31st: The staff at Love Your Dog is awaiting  60-100 dogs that have been rescued from a shut down puppy mill is Missouri to arrive.The staff has volunteered to groom and bathe the dogs before they go into foster homes.

Fourteen Pet Connection Puppies Go Up for Adoption Today

Fourteen beautiful puppies — 8 Beagle/Spaniel mixes and 6 Puggle mixes — are going up for adoption tonight (Oct. 29) at Pet Connection Programs Inc., 12935 Williston Road, Marilla. Adoption hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Please visit http://www.petconnectionprogramsinc.com/Adoptions.asp for details and photos, and join Pet Connection’s Facebook page for frequent updates from the shelter. For more information, call 652-0192.


Fall Treats for Dogs in Amherst

Autumn is a great time of year for pets in Amherst. There’s Halloween and Thanksgiving, colored leaves, pumpkins and mums, and the crisp air.

Here are some ways you and your dog can share autumnal bliss!

Take a nature walk.
What better time of year than the fall for walking with your dog. Find a nice path or park such as Mill Street Park, grab a water bottle and go. Don’t forget your camera.

Play in the leaves.
My dogs and I love doing this together. They “help” me rake, while jumping around and getting piles of leaves tossed on them. 

Try pumpkin.
Believe it or not, canned pumpkin is really good for dogs. It’s packed with healthy vitamins and is filling without being fattening. Add a spoonful to your pup’s dinner for a treat.

Pet Connection Plans November Community Events

November is shaping up to be a very busy month for the volunteers of Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla.

On Friday, November 5, volunteers and puppies will visit one of Buffalo’s most historically significant buildings — the Larkin at Exchange Building — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Volunteers and their furry friends will also be at the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on two Saturdays, November 6 and 13. Also on November 6, volunteers will be at the flea market at the Harvey D. Morin Post on Center Road in West Seneca from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Winter Bird Feeding

I love to observe beautiful birds from my front window in the winter. I can hear them twittering and singing.  I live in the Village of Snyder within Amherst and there are many different species of birds which can be viewed from a bird feeding station. Birds do not wish to go around places and want some easy bird feeding.

You could help bird feeding in winter that will draw in increasingly more birds at your place. If you are a regular bird watcher and feeder take note of the increase in number of birds visiting your favorite spot. These birds also await you if at any time you're late for winter bird feeding. Even at many times they chirp and request you for their food.

Amherst Pet Blog: Finding the Right Shelter Dog for You

Shelters have lovable dogs and cats of all shapes, sizes and ages. Your chances of finding a wonderful companion who matches your lifestyle and family are excellent! About 25% of shelter dogs are purebred. The rest make up the best selection anywhere of one-of-a-kind mixed breeds, many of whom have already lived with families and have the basic social skills they need to become an enjoyable part of your household.

Amherst Pet Blog: Solutions for Barking

It's in a dog's nature to bark. They enjoy barking, and they bark for many reasons. They will bark when they want something, when they are playing, when they are establishing their territory, when they are frightened, when they are annoyed, and when they are just saying "Hi!" Too much barking, however, can drive a dog's family--and their neighbors--crazy!