About Pet Blogs United

Pet Blogs United aims to support our fellow pet bloggers by encouraging members to visit other members and leave comments. It’s a great way to find great blogs & new friends.

Pet bloggers are some of the kindest people we’ve come across, so we know that with your help, this site will become a great place for everyone.
We will have a featured blogger every week once we get going and that person will hopefully be showered with comments from our members.

To be a PBU featured blogger, first become a follower through Google Friend Connect (juct click the follow button you always see). Then just send an e-mail to Pet Blogs United. We'll contact you, have you pick some of your favorite posts and feature you when your turn comes up on the list. Pet Blogs United will only feature blogs about, by or for pets & animals.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Silvie On 4 - Weekly Featured Blogger

From rescue to royalty Silvieon4 shares her life.

Silvieon4 is a four-year- old Bichon Frise who was rescued by Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue. Her blog, Silvieon4.com is a record of her journey from rescue to her present status as royalty. Yes, royalty, crowns and all, [many many crowns]. She has the pictures to prove that she rules her queendom. Yes, she is a bit of a feminist

Silvieon4 has been a strong advocate and supporter of rescue and she strives to educate 2 leggeds [people] by sharing her point of view from a 4 legged’s perspective. Sometimes it‘s humorous, sometimes it’s painful, but it’s always informative and always entertaining.

Her political awareness has been well documented, from her letter to newly elected President Obama on election night, to her support of national legislative efforts to protect animals and outlaw puppy mills. [Shiver]

More than just blogging, Silvieon4 is known all over the Tidewater area for her participation in the fund raising events for TBFR and in the Cutest Dog contest which she entered to raise awareness of her alma mater.

While Silvieon4 thinks money is “dirty paper”, she does understand that it takes dirty paper to pay for things.

While 2leggeds may think that they are rescuing 4leggeds, Silvieon4 has learned that the truth is quite different… Many many times, it’s the 2legger that is being rescued.

On a personal note, Silvieon4 is a fashionista, bon vivant and well-traveled Bichon with friends and blog readers all over the world. Her Facebook page is scattered with Italian and French comments, and oh yes, she loves being photographed.

She is on Dogster, the Pet Blog Directory, Doggy Space, ZooToo.

Well Silvie is certainly a dog about town, so stop by this week and show her some PBU comment love!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

2 Grad Students & A Pittie - New Blogger Alert

Today we are featuring Havi from 2 Grad Students & A Pittie and here's what they have to say:

We started this blog after adopting our pit bull, Havi. Havi was a spur of the minute decision when our friends, who were fostering her, were no longer able to do so. After the first few months, she changed our lives. I had never had a dog before, much less a pit bull. I learned that there is no greater companion than a dog. My boyfriend and I were shocked to learn all the negative attention we got from this sweet, gentle creature. It was ironic to us that the pup we named Havi, a nickname for the Hebrew word for "love," was considered a "vivcious breed."

As graduate students, we're frugal to the core, and that didn't stop when we adopted Havi. We decided to write a blog about our adventures as a young couple in New York City, how we find great deals, have fun, and raise a big dog in a small apartment. The response to our blog was overwhelming as we immediately met fellow bloggers. They helped us diagnose Havi's stomach issues, find the perfect toy for her crate, and even helped us pick out the color for our walls in our apartment.

The blog has become a creative outlet for us, a way to stay in touch with friends and family, and meet new friends. Most of all, we have learned that not everyone thinks pit bulls are vicious and we know that we changed the minds of many people - including our own family! We hope we encourage others who believe their place is too small, or they do not have enough money or time to adopt.
2 Grad Students & A Pittie is really a fantastic blog, so stop by & show them some PBU comment love!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Deaf Dogs Need A Voice - Guest Post

Lottie & Dora
Hi friends and deaf dog owners. My website and blog were created to give deaf dogs a voice. Yes, I know deaf dogs can bark, but these dogs need more of us to speak up on their behalf. Thousands of deaf dogs are euthanized each year for one reason only...they can't hear. If we were to use this same logic with regards to people with disabilities, we would all be up in arms. Just as archaic are the breeding guidelines practiced by some breeders in the Dalmatian Club of America or the American Russell Terrier Club which call for the “elimination” or “humane euthanasia” of deaf puppies. While these acts are horrific, Deaf Dogs Need a Voice will accentuate the positive and emphasize the accomplishments of deaf dogs everywhere.

Each week a new deaf dog and its owner are featured with inspiring stories, photographs, and videos. Most of these dogs were dumped or abandoned in shelters due to a bilateral hearing loss and a great deal of misunderstanding. In reality, deaf dogs make wonderful pets with love and commitment. The only difference it the mode of communication. Deaf dog owners use a combination of basic hand signs and American Sign Language.

My goals are to educate the public about the joys of owning a deaf dog, to celebrate deaf dog accomplishments in competition, highlight rescues and rescue organizations, and put an end to discrimination by the American Kennel Club and the Dalmatian Club of America.

Here is a post featuring a deaf dog named Quincy.

Another post features Cody, one of top mini Aussies in the country.

One of the most important aspects of my website it I have an ongoing poll "Should the AKC allow deaf dogs in companion events?" Currently AKC is the last remaining group which will not allow deaf dogs in companion events such as Rally, Obedience, Agility, Tracking and the list goes on. Our wonderful deaf dogs have found other venues such as NADAC (North American Dog Agility Council) or the UKC (United Kennel Club) in which to participate. I would love to have members of this group answer my poll question.

We want to give a big thanks to Lila Arnold for bringing this subject to our attention and writing such a great Guest Post!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Momo & Pinot - Weekly Featured Blogger

Our Weekly Featured Bloggers are Momo & Pinot. Here's what they have to say:
We're Cavalier King Charles who live with human parents and their human pup in Toronto, Canada. Momo is 5 year old and Blenheim girl and Pinot is 3, a Tri-colour boy. Momo enjoys snuggling with humans and Pinot loves being active all day long so he gets along with his human sib. Pinot always carries his frisbee when it's time to walk!

We picked three favourite posts.

First one is our very first post back in 2006.

We added Pinot on our second favourite post then our human sib on the 3rd post.

As always, please take some time this week to stop by their blog & give them some PBU comment love!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dancing With The Doggie Stars With Honey

Big Honey Dog is having a great contest to teach your doggies some simple dance moves:

I know lots of you love to have fun with your humans and lots of you know some great tricks…and who doesn’t love to boogie to their favourite tune?

So here’s your chance to put them all together! Just like on the human TV show, this is for doggies who are not “professional dancers” but just want to give it a go! There will be fantastic PRIZES for the WINNERS, including special categories such as ‘Best Costume’…and also a ‘Readers Choice’ award so that you, the audience, can vote for your favourite dancing stars!

All you have to do is put together a dance routine of just 1 min and then either show it on your blog or send me the YouTube link. Deadline: 15 June so you’ve got two months to put together a routine and perform it for us!

Don’t worry if you’ve never tried dancing before -- this contest is especially for newbies! The routines won’t be judged on how slick they are or how many fancy moves & tricks the doggie knows but rather on creativity and originality, and most of all the “wow factor” -- the top prize will go to the human & doggie team who look like they are having the most FUN, who can make you smile and think “Awww….” or “Yeah!” and take you out of the moment.

Click here to get more info about this fantastic event hosted by Honey and her fabulous human Hsin-Yi!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Are You On The List? Please Read!

As of this morning we have over 530 followers who follow Pet Blogs United with Google Friend Connect.

Sometimes when we click on your picture it links us back to your site, so we can add it to our Link List in the sidebar.  But sometimes it dosn't take us back to your site, so we have many followers who's links are not on the list.

If you are a follower of PBU, and you're a pet blogger who's link is not on our Link List, please leave us a comment on this post with a link to your blog.

Also, if you're a follower of PBU we ask that you put our button on your blog, so that your friends can find us too.  The code is in our sidebar & if you have any questions you can let us know at PBU at comcast dot net.

Don't forget to click on the Join tab at the top of the page to see all of the ways that you can be featured on Pet Blogs United.  Guest posters, New Blogger Alerts, Babyface pictures and Weekly Featured Blogger are just a few ways to be featured and get your blog more exposure.

Pet Blogs United is a site for you & we want to feature all of you as much as possible.  We are currently looking for foster or shelter animals to feature every Friday.  We know we can just pull some from PetFinder if we need them, but we like to feature your homeless critters every chance we can get.

Thanks for reading & have a great day!

PS - We have a new video on our Video's page of the pawsome Amber Mae of Amber's Personal Diary, so check it out and don't forget our Weekly Featured Blogger this week is Peggy's Pet Place so stop over and show them some PBU comment love.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wipe Your Paws - Great New Blog To Help Animals

Hi, I am Bree and I must admit it - I adore furry critters - in particular dogs and cats. My dog Reilly the "Cowspotdog" has of course his own blog and has been blogging for about 3 years now. There is also one non furry giant critter I adore too and that is elephants (something passed on down to me from my mother). My other passion is arts and crafts and I love creating so I figured one day - why not combine the two? This is how my new blog "Wipe Your Paws" came about. Here I sell all my handmade and unique pet related items BUT (there is always a BUT) I also wanted to make a difference - no matter how small.

I was watching the TV one night when I saw a special come on about Tarra the Elephant and Bella the Labrador Mix and how they had become BEST friends and spend all their time together. Bella was "dumped" at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee and the wonderful people took her in and Tarra took her - to say the least "under her trunk". It was such a moving story, not only about them but all the elephants at the sanctuary that I decided to donate ALL the money from the sales of my items to the ASPCA and the Elephant Sanctuary.

Some of the Items I have for sale:

My Dog Word Book

CD Photo Albums

CD Photo Albums

Greeting/Sympathy Cards for pets
Bree is doing such a cool thing with this, so stop by Wipe Your Paws and snatch up these great hand-made items!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Urgent Help Needed In South Carolina Area

My name is precious. I am a 6 year old torbie kitty.

I lived alone with my mama who I adored above all things. We had a very,very happy life. Then my mama fell to the floor and I went over to her but she was not moving. Her son came over to find her. They took her somewhere and she did not come back for a month.

I did not want to go upstairs in the house where she was. I knew that if I sat on the hot water heater downstairs, I would have a better vantage point to see her car come in. I waited and waited and waited for a month and no one came, no mama.

Then some people came and got me. They stuck me in a cage and I got sick in the cage because I felt like they would never let me out.

Then a woman came to adopt me. She had me for three days and her husband got sick and now I am being taken back to the house with the prison bars and the people who will not let me out. I was a very good kitty at my new home, but the woman too was elderly and she said she would have to stay long hours at the hospital to take care of her sick husband and that was not fair to me. I am very worried. No body wants a 6 year old kitty. I am healthy though, except that I am not allowed out of the small cage and the litter box I have to use is where I have to sleep because it is so small. I am fully vetted, tested for FIV and Feleuk and spayed and have all my shots.

My mama died, I was told. I miss her something awful. Everything was okay untill she fell on the floor that day and now I live in a small cage.

Can you ask someone to help me please??? I am in Greenville, SC.
Contact Brian, at brianfrum at gmail dot com if you can help me!!!

Come on PBU fans, time to get the word out, you guys are pawsome at doing this.

Here is a Tweet that you can re-tweet:  Urgent help needed for SC kitty

Fosters & Shelter Animals Needed For Foster Friday's

Hello friends,

I know lots of you out there have foster animals or work with shelters.  We need more foster/shelter animals to feature.  Send inforamtion and or questions to PBU at comcast dot net!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Behind The Paw Influencer Summit

I'm lucky enough to have been invited to attend the Behind The Paw Influencer Summit by Iam's & Eukanuba (Proctor & Gamble) in May.  It's a small gathering of bloggers and media that get to go on plant tours, talk to the nutritional specialists, and learn more about pet food & how it's made. 

I'm honored that the inviataion was extended to me, but Oskar is a little put out that he's not invited!  I've only flown a few times in my life & never alone so wish me luck with that.  Typical airline logic, I have to fly to Atlanta to get to Dayton, Ohio from Detroit!

This is where I need your input.  I'm going to have the ear of pet food and care specialists, and they want me to come with questions from my readers.  What do you want to know about pet food?  What are your nutritional interests and concerns for your cat or dog.  What I need is for you to tell me what you would ask if you were in my position.

Leave your questions or comments in the comments section or you can send them to PBU at comcast dot net.
Hope you all have a great week!

Easter and Rabbits – A Dangerous Combination

Every spring, thousands of rabbits are bred in deplorable conditions and sold in pet stores as “Easter” bunnies. The months following Easter are particularly grim and heartbreaking for these bunnies as they grow up and their novelty wears off. Although a well-cared for rabbit can live ten years, the life of an “Easter” bunny is often tragically short and painful. Many die of neglect or misinformation while others are abandoned outside (a death sentence and violation of the law) or dumped and euthanized at local shelters, ill-equipped to deal with the influx of unwanted bunnies.

Alice and Jasper are two former Easter bunnies waiting for a home at Red Door Animal Shelter. Their story is all too familiar …two young rabbits dumped in the heat of the summer in the middle of the city with nowhere to go. Alice had fallen into a deep window well and was trapped and injured. Jasper refused to leave her side and waited in the same spot for days for someone to save them. Fortunately, both rabbits were rescued and brought to Red Door where they were treated for dehydration and Alice’s injuries were attended to. Alice and Jasper have been spayed and neutered are healthy and very friendly.

Today, nine months later, they are still waiting for someone to give them another chance. They are deeply bonded and must be adopted together. Unfortunately, white rabbits often suffer the same fate as black cats – overlooked by adopters for silly, superstitious reasons. Although they have each other, they hope to share their love with a human or two.

Please support responsible adoption for all animals, including rabbits! They make extraordinary, loving, and loyal companions, but like any new pet, please get the facts before bringing home a rabbit. For more information on rabbits, please visit http://www.reddoorshelter.org/.

P.S.: For those of you who read my blog, you know that we have recently added a rabbit to our family. While Lulu Bubbles doesn’t care for me, she LOVES my mom and my mom is NUTS over her. In fact, I am starting to feel a little left out of this equation. Note to self: find a way to win Lulu’s heart – CILANTRO!

Thank you for Mr. Pip and his person for this great guest post!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Peggy's Pet Place - Weekly Featured Blogger

This week we are glad to feature Peggy's Pet Place as our Featured Blogger.

Hi! The best thing about blogging is meeting other people who love pets just as much as me! I'm also lucky, because I get to write about pets for a living. I write for Guideposts magazine (sometimes about pets, and sometimes other inspirational stories) and I also have a twice-monthly web column Pawsitively Pets. Some of my other stories can be seen in Chicken Soup for the Soul books,The Ultimate Dog Lover, Miracles and Animals, and the upcoming Animals and the Kids who Love Them (fall 2011).

One thing I blog about is healthy eating and exercise for both people and pets, because my dog and I have been working on losing weight and maintaining our weight loss (Not easy!). If you and your dog struggle with this too, you might want to check out my new book about our experiences, Dieting with my Dog (Hubble & Hattie,summer 2011).

I also enjoy blogging pet care tips, interesting pet news, pet advocacy and heartwarming stories. You can also find me as one of the staff writers on the team over at Be the Change for Animals.

Now, I'd like to introduce you to my co-worker and office mate, Kelly. I mean no disrespect to her when I say we got her "used." At the time she was living in a cocker spaniel rescue shelter, and when I saw her furry little face on Petfinders, I knew we had to adopt her. We know very little about Kelly's background. When she joined our family, she was one year old, more or less. And she is cocker spaniel, more or less. Her face is more long- haired dachshund, with crazy wisps of hair that stick up on her forehead and nose. I say she's having a bad hair day.

Kelly loves to be wherever I am, even if it means moving two feet away when I walk from my desk to the couch. She loves to sleep on the back of the couch and curl up around my neck. Her favorite destination is her grandparents' camp in the mountains, where she loves to swim and chase chipmunks and ducks. We both love cookies more than we love exercise, but we're trying to strike the right balance.

Here are all of Peggy's links: Peggy’s Pet Place blog, website, Facebook, Twitter.

Here are three of their favorite posts:

Kelly Poses For The Cover Of Our New Book

The Patrick Miracle: Let's Focus On The Positive

Help For A Coon Cat Gone Wild

In true Pet Blogs United style let's all head over to Peggy's Pet Place and say hello!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Foster Friday ~ Petunia

If you’re looking for a lap cat, then Petunia is your girl! Petunia (aka “Toonsie”) first came to PAWS nearly a year ago after someone found her in a carrier by a dumpster. Why anyone would abandon this sweet and beautiful (just look at those bright green eyes and that cute pink nose!) cat is way is beyond us. But we’re glad she ended up at PAWS, where she will be loved until she finds her forever home.

As we mentioned, Toonsie is a big-time lap cat. She visibly perks up whenever any of her favorite volunteers go anywhere near the chair in Cat Room 2. And as soon as a lap becomes available, our buddy is quick to jump right up and settle in. She also really enjoys being pet and brushed.

Petunia isn’t very fond of being picked up. Nor does she like other cats. But we know that she would absolutely blossom in a quieter home without other pets or young children, and that she would make the purrfect best friend for a quiet couple (or single!), some empty nesters, or a retiree.

Petunia is about 5 years old, and is spayed and current on all of her vaccinations. She has also tested negative for FIV and FeLV.

Won’t you consider giving Petunia the forever home she deserves and so desires? You (and your lap) will be happy you did.

If you or anyone you know would be interested in adopting Petunia, and live within a reasonable driving distance of Norwalk, CT (we want to be able to provide training support and follow-up visits if necessary), click here. For PAWS shelter hours, directions and contact information, click here.

Thanks to our friends at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life for telling us about one of their favorite cats currently living at PAWS.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Puppy Kisses - New Blogger Alert

Melissa & Jada
Puppy Kisses is a charming new blog that Oskar & I know you'll love:

My name is Melissa and I live in a small town nestled in the Poconos in Pennsylvania. I am happily married to the man of my dreams, the mother to an amazing son and the proud pawrent to a miniature pinscher, named Jada. I work full-time as a legal assistant for a local law firm and in my spare time I enjoy being with my family, reading, taking pictures, playing video games and anything involving animals. I am very blessed to be living a happy and wonderful life.

I attempted to have blogs before but just couldn't find the right topic to blog about. Around my friends and family, I was always known as the "dog person" and wherever you saw me, you saw Jada. That's when I came up with the idea to blog about Jada, our adventures together and anything else to show my love for dogs in general. Many people I know do not understand the love I have for my dog but I know there are others out there who know exactly what I am talking about and can relate to similar relationships with their dogs or pets. With having my blog I'm hoping to meet other dog/animal lovers and possible miniature pinscher owners to share experiences and stories.

Pop on over and give them a great PBU welcome to Blogville!

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