December 15, 2017

DogOlympics to Benefit Local Shelter Pets at Bayside Pet Resort

DogOlympics to Benefit Local Shelter Pets at Bayside Pet Resort

The second annual DogOlympics will be held tomorrow, Saturday October 25th, 2014  at Bayside Pet Resort 8154 N. Tamiami Trail from 10-2.   Dogs are invited to participate in a variety of contests from Smallest Dog,  Red Light, Green Light (a call and return trial), Shedding Contest, and the popular competition of The Longest Tail. Contest […]

My Florida Home: Dog-Friendly Please!

My Florida Home:  Dog-Friendly Please!

By:  Debbie Capobianco For the last 11 years I’ve been helping clients in the Bradenton area relocate with their precious four-footed family members.  In my experience I’ve found a number of helpful things to keep in mind about the finding a new dog-friendly home. Your first order of business in researching a property is to […]

Meet Edgar the Schnauzer

Meet Edgar the Schnauzer

October is almost here! For us Floridians, this means a vast amount of outside activities are almost upon us. Many of which, are extremely dog friendly. Check out our calendar of events AND take a gander at your adoptable dog of the week! Meet Edgar: Edgar here is cute little a male Schnauzer mix  He […]

Little Nugget

Little Nugget

Fun fact: Did you know that 1 in 3 American families owns a dog? If you’re without, then meet your adoptable dog of the week, Nugget. This little boy is a neutered, short-coat Chihuahua mix. He is just a year old and was brought into HSMC back in March.  Nugget is full of happy energy. […]

Buster Boy

Buster Boy

Nice to cold. Sunny to rainy. It’s hard to predict this funny Florida weather we have going on. If you’re out and about, consider stopping into Nate’s Place Adoption Center. You just might find the love of your life like Buster here, your adoptable dog of the week! Buster is a handsome Boxer mix who […]

Manatee County’s Journey to No Kill – May Update

Manatee County's Journey to No Kill - May Update

by Jean Peelen It is so exciting to be a part of a movement that involves great leadership and people of commitment.  The no-kill movement is still on track in Manatee County and is spreading quite quickly through Florida.  Broward County passed a No Kill resolution last month. Hillsborough County announced its intent to become […]

Meet Sara

Meet Sara

It’s an unusually warm Friday, Bradenton. We hope you have a chance to enjoy this weekend’s festivities but before you do, take a peek at this week’s adoptable dog of the week: Sara. Sara is a beautiful brown Florida hound mix. She is approximately 1 years old and weighs in at 59 pounds. Her original […]

Breed Profile: Saint Bernard

Breed Profile: Saint Bernard

by Lauren R. Tharp There have been plenty of famous Saint Bernards over the years!  Fortunately for dog lovers everywhere, these pooches are more like Beethoven than Cujo.  Part of the Working group, the St. Bernard was first recognized by the AKC in 1885 and currently reigns as the 37th most popular breed of dog […]

Progress on the LongBoat Key Dog Beach

Progress on the LongBoat Key Dog Beach

On Thursday last week, a full house at LongBoat Key Town Hall prompted Commissioners to take a serious look at the need to designate a portion of the beach as dog-friendly.  A committee has been formed to study the possibilities pro and con and suggest possible solutions.  Two of the seven Commissioners will serve on […]

Breed Profile: Golden Retriever

Breed Profile:  Golden Retriever

By Lauren R. Tharp The second most popular dog in the United States (according to AKC registration records), the Golden Retriever originated as a hunting dog, roaming the Scottish Highlands, in the late 1800s. Now known for being excellent guide dogs and search and rescue dogs, the Golden Retriever was officially recognized as a breed […]