Friday, October 28, 2011

Wash For Paws


Pro Wash Auto Spa is excited to hold its 1st annual CAR WASH fundraiser to benefit PIT BULL RESCUE CENTRAL (PBRC).

PBRC tirelessly helps to prevent cruelty to dogs identified as pit bulls and pit bull mixes, as well as helping to facilitate the rescue & placement of homeless pit bulls into responsible homes. PBRC is dedicated to educating the public on the breed & to serve as a hub for many pit bull organizations, shelters & online communities.

Pro Wash Auto Spa will donate 25% of the day's profits to PBRC!

October 29th

9 am- 3 pm
10000 Old Columbia Rd
Columbia, MD 21046

RAIN DATE: 10/30/11

Sponsored by:
Pro Wash Auto Spa, LLC

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

(Info From Whats New at LA Animal Services)

Make this holiday fun for your furry family members, too!

Halloween can be a festive and fun time of year for children and families, but for pets it can be stressful and even dangerous. Here are some ways to keep it fun and safe:
  • This is the perfect time to make sure your pet is licensed, microchipped and wearing up-to-date identification. A dog license helps our Officers get your lost pet safely home.
  • Plan ahead to keep your companion animals in a room away from the front door when trick-or-treaters are visiting. It is too easy for them to become frightened by the goblins and slip out the door.
  • Chocolate and other seemingly harmless ingredients can be poisonous to dogs and cats, so keep them out of reach. Dispose of the wrappers where pets can’t get them to avoid choking. Also, remember that children may not understand why Fluffy can’t share their treats, so use this as a teaching opportunity.
  • Tail wagging is a good thing – unless it’s done around a lit candle! Keep candles and lit Jack-o-Lanterns at an appropriate height where your pets can’t knock them over or get burned.
  • A decorative collar is far more comfortable than a costume for your pet. Make sure your pet thinks a costume is as much fun as you do before you dress them up for Halloween.
By following these helpful tips, Halloween can be a fun and safe holiday for pets and people alike! Trick or Treat!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

PBRC's 6th Annual Howl-o-ween Photo Contest!

If the flame of a candle turns blue on Halloween night, a ghost is near. But in the weeks before Halloween, if a room suddenly flashes white, that means a pit bull is looking adorable in a Halloween costume and its owner has broken out the camera!

So what will your pit bull be for Halloween? A rock star? A politician? Another animal or insect? A ghost or goblin? A household appliance? Be sure to snap a photo and send it to us.

PBRC invites you to submit photos to our
6th Annual Halloween Photo Contest!

Please submit your photos no later than

11:59 pm EST on October 26, 2011.

Voting begins 12:00 am EST October 28, 2011.
Voting ends 11:59 pm EST October 30, 2011.

We will announce the winners on October 31, 2011.
Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners on Halloween!

Submission rules:
  • Submit only one photo per dog.
  • Include your name, your dog's name and your e-mail address.
  • Contest is limited to photos of pit bull dogs.
Send your photos to

Happy Howling and Good Luck!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

June or November, 70 degrees is 70 degrees

The leaves changing from greens to bright oranges, yellows, and reds is a telltale sign that fall is upon us. Lowered humidity and temperature drops are also expected once the calendar reaches mid-September. But summer-like temperatures occasionally come roaring back in late September and October—sometimes even November.

As responsible dog owners, we need to remember that 70 degrees is 70 degrees, and even though it may be fall according to the calendar, dogs may succumb to the heat if locked in a car.

Consider that on a 70-degree day, even if the car is parked in the shade with the windows open, the temperature inside the car can reach near 100 degrees in minutes. And because of the excess heat in the car, the dog’s ability to self-regulate its temperature—exhaling hot air and inhaling cool air by panting—is compromised as it forces the dog to take in hot air.

So remember: if you must take your dog with you in the car, be sure to heed the actual outside temperature—not the typical temperature based on calendar month—and take all necessary precautions to keep your dog safe.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Pit Bull Awareness Event - Oct 22 - St Paul, MN

Kindest Cut ( and the Animal Humane Society are sponsoring a subsidized spay/neuter day for client owned Bully Breeds.

Event will also includ free microchipping for the public, education on positive things to do with your pit bull, training tips, Kindest Cut tours and kids activities. Event takes place at the Neighborhood House from 10am - 2pm. For more info, 763-489-SPAY (7729)

Saturday, October 1, 2011


October is Adopt a Shelter Dog month. If you are looking for a new companion, don’t forget that shelters and rescues are filled with amazing dogs waiting for their forever home. Dogs of all ages, sizes, breeds, and personality types are available. You can even begin your search from home! Sites such as and offer a free listing service for rescues to showcase available dogs. Many shelters and rescues also list adoptable pets on their own websites.

Before you add a dog to your family, there are a few questions to consider:
  • Is now the right time to add a pet? Pets are a lifelong commitment. Adding a new dog to the home during a busy time—such as a new baby, a move, or a change in career—can make things challenging. If it is not the right time for your family to adopt a dog, you can help in other ways: Sponsoring a dog's adoption, volunteering at a rescue, or even just getting word out about the amazing dogs looking for homes are just a few examples.
  • Am I financially ready for a new dog? The cost of a dog is not just the adoption fee! Although reputable rescues provide a great start by vaccinating and spaying or neutering before the dog goes home, vet care is ongoing. Always factor in the cost of food, training, toys, and other items to determine if now is a good time to adopt.
  • Does my housing situation allow dogs? If you are a renter or live in a planned community, check your rental agreement/contracts to make sure you are allowed to have a dog and if there are any restrictions. Also check the local laws to ensure there are no breed restrictions to make note of.
  • What kind of dog am I looking for? Although you may be drawn to a particular dog because of its coat color, size, or particular look, consider that particular dog’s traits with your lifestyle. If you are a couch potato, an active dog may not be the right match. If you love to exercise, a low-energy dog may not be able to keep up with you! Seek further information regarding the dog's medical status and behavioral/temperament evaluation. Are there training obstacles that may seem too challenging for you? Are there any underlying health issues that you will need to address?
  • Will a new dog fit in with the pets I already have? If you have other pets, you will need to determine how will you acclimate or manage the pets to prevent unneeded stress. Taking things slowly is very important for both the new arrival and the current resident.
Once you feel that you are ready, take your time looking for the perfect companion. Be sure to research the type of dog you are looking for. The rescue or shelter can help you find the perfect match for your family. Many dogs in rescue already have a training background, are house trained, and are just waiting to be a part of a family. Rescuing is a rewarding experience that offers innumerable benefits!