Monday, April 14, 2008

Anyone in DFW...or somewhere I can drive? (& Petsmart News)

This guy is currently incarcerated at the Irving, Texas shelter which is pretty full. I would love to take him in, but I have Millie as a foster right now so there's no way. If there is anyone out there interested or a rescue that will take him I'll do whatever I can to help. All the info I have is "45 lbs friendly boy..1 yr eyes".

There are a TON of great dogs at Irving right now, if anyone is interested I will do everything I can to help pull them out for you. Thanks for looking....Maryann

Sorry about the formatting on this, I just received it as a bulletin so wanted to post it. Petsmart has now banned "Bully" breeds and ANY DOG that LOOKS like a Bully breed from their hotels and doggie daycare. They are not basing this on temperament testing or individual assessments, it's across the boards and it's not right. I guess it's ok for their owners to spend their money there on the banned breeds though.

Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 15:40:31 +0000

Here is some additional contact information.

To me, this is very
worrisome. It is just a step away from banning the listed breeds and
others from visiting the store and participating in training events.

1. E-mail: (at petsmart. com)

2. Regular Mail:
PetSmart, Inc.
Attn: Customer Service
1435 International Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54701

3. Phone:
Toll-free: 1-888-839-9638 (U.S. Customers)
1-321-309-9065 (Customers Outside of the U.S. )
24 hours a day/7 days a week

This is from PetSmart's website, they are now banning "bully breeds" from their PetsHotel program, this includes their Doggy Day Care. They are not basing this on individual pets, but are discriminating... Read On:


Who may attend?

Dogs at least five months of age
Dogs who have been socialized with other dogs, but are not of the "bully breed" classification or wolves/
wolf hybrids.

Dogs who are in good health (no fleas, ticks, or contagious illnesses) No intact (unneutered) male dogs, pregnant females or females in heat Dogs who have the following vaccinations: Bordetella, Rabies, Distemper, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus

Dogs in the "bully breed" classification (e.g. American Pit Bull Terriers, Miniature Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Bull Dogs, Bull Terriers or mixed breeds that have the appearance or characteristics of one of these breeds). For the safety of all animals and associates, and at the discretion of PetSmart, some pets may not be permitted.

The address to this page is as follows:
http://petshotel. petsmart. com/doggie-day-camp/requirements. shtml

I promise I'm turning the blog back over to the Brats tomorrow. ;)


happy said...

Keeping paws crossed that he'll get a loving home soon.

Peanut said...

Oh man he's pretty. Want to bring him to my house? :) Not that I can have another dog but geez.

Gus said...

RE: PetSMart. After having Teka for a weekend, I understand they are considering outlawing JRTs also. She was a real handful from what we understand. And no, I don't think the bully breed thing is right, but I do think there are other breeds just as troublesome. Pretty soon, they will be left with just Labs and Goldens. Maybe that is what they want.

BenTheRotti said...

Hope the big guy gets a new home real soon.. I have been in that situation and its dreadful :( Keeping all paws crossed for him, and how wonderful that you help out MaryAnn me and Mum admire you very much.

As for PetSmart.. well what a crappy attitude to have.. someone should point them in the direction of the Deed Not Breed website, its doggy racism.. I would be boycotting them .. GRRRRRRR

love n licks,

Ben xxxxx

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Oh no! We loved the doggie day camp at Petsmart in Hurst. They would say "STEVE AND KAT!!!" when we arrived. It was like we were Norm on Cheers.

Steve and Kat

Amber-Mae said...

Such a bootiful boy he is & all those poor dogs are also bootiful! I really hope they all will find new loving homes soon...

That's sad that PetSmart is banning bully breeds. So unfair but I guess it's for the safety of other dogs & people there...It's understandable but there are other breeds too that are aggressive.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Saint Lover said...

I am a little shocked that Petsmart would start alienating its clients. BSL ... blah!

Thanks for the news flash!

Lacy said...

woofies and burfs,m wowzers he iz a bute ti ful dog...wish i cood take him..shure hope he finds a home soon...we have one of the "bad breeds" so they say too..

b safe,
bear and
angel lacylulu ;)

Sparky said...

Wow, he's a real handsome boy with beautiful blue eyes! If I could just get rid of all the stupid cats, I'd be glad to have have some of these guys at my house! Hee hee.

I hope they all find wonderful homes soon.


Mack said...

Since I am related to the Bully breeds - I am offended!!

And mom wanted to adopt a puppy soooo bad this week, but she says she has too many already. Hey wait a minute...

Kapp pack said... says she wished she lived closer. We hope the husky pup finds a good home!

WOo woo, Kelsey Ann

Indy said...

Oh, that is terrible! The thing that bothers me is that they even ban mixes that "have characteristics" of bully breeds or wolves. So if you have a mix and someone thinks it has a feature that looks like a bully breed or wolf, then it can't go. Ridiculous! Lots of people think I am a wolf because I am tall and lanky and bigger than the Husky breed standard!

wally said...

That stinks! About a half of the dogs at the local shelter are bully mixes. Today my ma ape played with one who liked to rest her head on people shoulders like a baby. Sigh.


Izzie said...

Ya know, I'm having a hard time blaming Petsmart for this one. First, I blame the owners that made the bully breeds, well ... bully breeds (by the way, many landlords here list Akitas and St. Bernards as part of their "banned dog" list). Second, I would almost bet that this decision was made by the insurance company that provides liability insurance to Petsmart more than by Petsmart itself.

Junior said...

I hope this boy has found a home! He is gorgeous!