Adopt Me Monday – October 20th Edition


mondayI hope everyone had a great weekend! I did a lot of hanging out at the Fort McMurray SPCA this Weekend. On Saturday I went up there to visit all the animals as well as gather all the items I would need to Sunday. Sunday I was running the Fort McMurray SPCA booth at the Mommylicious trade show. It was very Halloween inspired! Wish I sold some t-shirts as they are super nice( I have about 5 of them!) but we did get donations from very amazing people! (Thank-YOU!)

Below is what my booth looked like. Very halloweenish don’t you all think!IMG_5897I went to hang out at the shelter again on Sunday after the trade show as I had to return all of the items I had borrowed for the event. I also wanted to spend some time with Mr Toby; Who is the shelters longest resident. Toby has some good news that I seen on a bull terrier rescue facebook page… He will be heading there in hopes of getting placed in an amazing home with an amazing family.  I think Toby will be dearly missed at the shelter as he has a special place in everyone’s heart there! I will miss our sunday smooch sessions Toby! You can probably follow his journey here: http://www.ebtrc.com
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Well here are all the doggies I got to see on Saturday & Sunday. I even got to meet  Bongo from Kennel 2!
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Top Left: Cinderella
Top Right: Maybelline (I call her Jellybean!)
Bottom Left: Wilma
Bottom Right: WillowIMG_5953 *NEW FEATURE* Click on their names to bring you to their FMSPCA profiles!
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Right: BongoIMG_5950 *NEW FEATURE* Click on their names to bring you to their FMSPCA profiles!
Top Left: Grover
Top Right: Luna (no profile on her yet)
Bottom Left: Buddy
Bottom Right: Deliah

The Fort McMurray SPCA is located at 155 MacAlpine Crescent.
http://www.fortmcmurrayspca.ca 1-780-743-8997

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Fundraise Friday – Mommylicious Trade Fair


fridayDo you all have any plans for this weekend? Saturday I think is going to be a lazy day in our household but Sunday will be a busy one! I always run the Fort McMurray SPCA booth at the MommyLicious Trade Show when they come to town so thats that I will be doing. If you are in Fort McMurray, the Mommylicious trade shows are by far the best and don’t let the name get to you, it’s for everyone you don’t have to be a mom to attend. Men! This is the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping for your ladies, kids or both!

The event takes place at the Sawridge Inn located on the corner of Mackenzie Blvd, Hwy 63 and Gregoire Drive. You can’t miss it! (Map Below)
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The event starts at 10:00am and goes until 4:00pm and let me tell you this trade show rocks! Your kids can dress up in their Halloween costumes and trick or treat at each of the vendors tables! How sweet is that!
mommylicious oct 19There is a huge lineup of fabulous vendors with everything from dog products, to kids, to ladies & mens stuff. You are not going to want to miss this event!  Be sure to stop by the Fort McMurray SPCA booth and say hi!

If you aren’t in Fort McMurray, AB they also have trade shows in Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, & Saskatoon!

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Thursday Book Spotlight – Let’s Go Fido


thursdayThis Thursday Spotlight happens to be a book interview with Mary, the author of Let’s Go Fido! Learn all about this informative book below!

*What is the name of the book?

Let’s Go Fido
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*Who is filling out this interview?
Mary Oquendo

*What is your involvement with this book?
Author

*How was the book started and what was your inspiration?
I travel across the country to speak at pet educational conferences with my dogs. I began to notice the other dogs traveling and thinking how unsafe they were. These were pet owners who loved their pets, just didn’t have a resource on safe traveling with them.

*When was it released?
The first version in 2009

*What is the cost of the book?
$2.99

*Who was it published by?
Self published

*Who was it written by?
Mary Oquendo

*Who was it illustrated by?
Amanda Cosman and Spencer Thompson

*Where can someone get a copy of this book?

*What is the book about?
Its divided into four parts. The first is boarding/house sitter.The second is preparing to travel with dogs. The third is traveling with dogs, and 4. Specific vacation type destinations.

*How many pages is the book?
About 30

*What age group is the book targeted to?
All ages

*Social Media Contacts:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HandsAndPawsReikiForAll
Email: mary@handsandpawsreiki.com
Website: http://www.handsandpawsreiki.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaryOquendo2
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/maryoquendo/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+HandsAndPawsReikiForAllNewMilford/posts

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Do I have permission to use the photos you provided me with? yes

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Wagging Wednesday – #petproductreview for Milkbone Canada


wednesdayRolo and I are so excited for this pet product review as it’s a product line we use all of the time and I am sure you do too! If I was to head out on the street and ask the public, “When you think of pet treats, what brand name do you think of?” I bet most will answer with Milkbone!

Company: Milkbone Canada
 Item: Milkbone Brushing Chews
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MilkBoneCanada
Website: http://www.milkbone-canada.com
Twitter: @MilkBoneCanada

Did you know that the first “Milk-Bone” was created in New York City in 1908! That means they have been creating delicious treats for over 100 years!

Meet our ever so handsome pet product reviewer; Rolo
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Appearance & Design
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Comments:
These came in individual wrappers but normally they come in a toothpaste looking box with a whole bunch of them in one bag. I love that these aren’t messy treats, you hands stay clean and don’t reek of an over powering smell. I normally just give one to Rolo in the morning before I go to work to keep him occupied as I leave out the door.

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Taste Test by Rolo (if applicable)
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Comments:
Here is Rolo enjoying his Brushing Chew on his “Doga Mat”. The sounds his mouth was making as he was chewing this was hilarious. If I could describe it, it would sound like he was lip/gum smacking. He was chewing it into smithereens! Unsure of why his eyes were closed in most of the photos but he must have been focusing on chewing.
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Creativity of Product
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Comments:
If I could give the creativity of this product a higher number then 5, I truly would. When I adopted my dog his teeth were horrible, roots hanging out of his front teeth, broken tooth in the back. Rolo went to the dentist for a scraping and to pull out those 4 bad teeth. After a $900 vet bill I have been trying to keep them as nice as I could.

I am proud to say no plaque/tartar build up at all! Ok he does have some wicked hot breath but I dont mind. Hubby on the other hand can’t stand it. I do have a toothbrush and toothpaste for Rolo in which I do use sometimes but If I can lesser the amount of times I do that with just giving a simple treat in the morning, You know I will!
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Durability(if applicable)
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Final Thoughts:
If you have not tried the Milkbone Brushing Chews, Rolo and I reccomend them! Keep your dogs teeth healthy and your dog happy!

Disclaimer: Confessions of a Rescue Mom received a bunch of brushing chews for being a “bark of director” for Milkbone, we asked Milkbone Canada if it was ok to do a review on the Brushing Chews we recieved.  The opinions expressed in this review are our own and were not influenced in any way. There was no monetary compensation.

If you have any products you would like us to try please check out our media kit page for more information: www.confessionsofarescuemom.com/media-kit and contact us to get started: confessionsofarescuemom@gmail.com

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Tuesday Blogger Interview – Mary Oquendo


tuesday*Who is filling out this Interview?
Mary Oquendo

*Where are you from?
Danbury, CT
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*Tell me a little about yourself?
I have always been involved with animals. I initially wanted to be a vet, but became a dog groomer instead. From there felt it was important to educate others in pet safety, and moved into alternate therapies when my dog Marcus was very ill and not responding to modern vet care. With alternate therapies and modern med, we not only stabilized him, but he lived a long life. Owner of Pawsitively Pretty Mobile Grooming and Hands and Paws-reiki For All. /Certified Master Pet Tech Pet First Aid Instructor (one of 11 worldwide)/Columnist for Groomer To Groomer/ Fairfield County Natural Awakenings/ contributor to Dog and Cat Channel/ recipient of the 2012 David Salzberg Award for Outstanding Achievement In The Pet Industry. National Speaker at Pet Industry Educational Conferences/Reiki Master/ Advanced Crystal Master

*What is your blog called?
Pet First Aid and Safety   and   Hands And Paws-Reiki For All

*When did you start blogging?
2009

*Why did you start blogging?
Initially to share safety tips for pet groomers and pet owners.

*How often do you blog? Is it a set schedule or random posts?
1. Pet first aid is twice a month.
2. Hands and Paws is weekly

*What is your blog about?
1. Is all things safety and pets.
2. Is all things metaphysical and pets and people.

*Do you have any animals?
3 dogs and two birds

*What do you hope to achieve with your blog in 2014?
To improve the lives of pets over the world.

*Have you ever attended any Blog Conferences? If so what ones and how was it?:
No

*What do you get inspiration from?
My own pets and day to day life

*Any advice for someone wanting to start their own Animal Blog?
Go to wordpress, set one up, and be consistent with your content.

*What are some of your favorite pet blogs to read?
Keep The Tail Wagging
Slim Doggy

*Social Media Contact Info:
Website: http://www.handsandpawsreiki.com Email:mary@handsandpawsreiki.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HandsAndPawsReikiForAll
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaryOquendo2
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/maryoquendo/ Google+:https://plus.google.com/+HandsAndPawsReikiForAllNewMilford/posts

*Do I have permission to copy this to my blog? yes
*Do I have permission to use the photos you provided me with? yes

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Fundraise Friday – Vote For The FMSPCA


fridayFirst off, Happy Friday to all of our readers! Today I’m going to talk to you about the Aviva Community Fund! Aviva Canada Inc. is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in Canada.

What does this have to do with Fundraise Friday? The Fort McMurray SPCA has submitted an idea to get funding from Aviva if they win the competition. All you need to do as a viewer is vote daily for them.  You can live anywhere in the world and still vote for them.

The first round of the Competition ends October 13th.

HERE IS THE LINK TO WHERE YOU CAN VOTE FOR ROLO’S FORMER SHELTER’S IDEA:
https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf20109

Why is Aviva sponsoring this competition? (on their website they say) We care about the communities where we live and work, and we know you do too. We’re the experts when it comes to insurance, but we know that you know better than anyone what’s needed to improve your community. That’s why we created the Aviva Community Fund competition – to help make a positive change in Canadian communities by funding your ideas.

Want to know what the idea is?
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The Fort McMurray SPCA’s NAME (Northern Animal Management and Education) Program provides support and resources to rural and First Nation communities through the facilitation of accessible, high impact spay and neuter clinics, as well as humane education programs and advocacy awareness campaigns.

Many of the rural and First Nation communities of the Wood Buffalo region do not have access to a Veterinary Clinic, are overrun with stray or unclaimed animals, and the caring residents there are forced to scramble for temporary solutions. While the FMSPCA already provides resources and support to those communities, we would be able to provide long-term proactive and preventative solutions for population control with the Mobile Clinic’s sterilization campaigns.

In the past, high impact clinics have had to be postponed due to inaccessibility to necessary equipment in such remote locations. Having all of the necessary equipment on-hand would enable the FMSPCA to fulfill this ground breaking initiative.

“We hope to provide clinics in rural and First Nation communities in the region, spaying and neutering up to 150 animals per clinic, as well as vaccinating, deworming and microchipping the animals as a way to control domestic animal overpopulation, and help with disease prevention -making neighborhoods safer.”

So please take only one minute of of your day and vote for their idea and be sure to share with all your friends & family. We would greatly appreciate it!

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Thursday Animal Spotlight – Flick Traverse


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*Your Name?

Christina Traverse

*Where are you from?
Fort McMurray, AB

*Animals(s) (Age, Breed & Name)?
Flick, Australian Shepherd, will be 5 on October 13
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*Interesting Facts About Your Animal(s)?
Flick loves getting involved with the community, from volunteering at the Food Bank drives to attending SPCA events! As long as he gets to meet new people and see his community friends, he is happy! Flick gets the VIP seat on the dog sled when we go for runs with his brothers and sisters! He also loves going to Agility classes to show off his moves.

*Animal(s) Favorite Treat?
Flick loves just about anything I bring home from the Bone & Biscuit (in Thickwood). And Chicken Nuggets from McDonalds as a special treat!

*Animal(s) Favorite Trick?
Flick’s favorite trick is carrying the mail back home from the mailbox
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*Where is your pet(s) favorite place to go?
Flick’s favorite place to go is the municipal landfill, he knows he gets a handful of treats every time!

*Perspective on Adopting a Rescue?
For many years we have either adopted a rescue or have volunteered to help one in need. Every animal deserves the chance to have a happy life with a loving family. When you adopt a rescue you don’t just save a life, you end up saving many. You took in an animal in need, freeing up a spot for a new animal in need and your adoption fee goes towards every aspect of helping these rescues. The best part is you just got yourself a new best friend!
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*What’s your favorite thing to do with your animal (walks, going to a park, playing games etc.)?
My favorite thing to do with Flick is agility. Watching him learn new obstacles and the excitement after he completes them is one of the greatest feelings ever.

*Favorite Quote?
Story of my life……. “The finishing touch to any outfit is dog hair”
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*Favorite website to get pet information?
http://www.fortmcmurrayspca.ca/

*Do your animal(s) love to go for car rides?
If I pick up the keys to the vehicle it’s a struggle to keep him in the houses, which is why he goes just about everywhere with me.
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*What’s your favorite animal product?
Flick loves anything that squeaks or makes noise, especially if it is shaped like a pig! My personal favorite products usually come from http://canadog.ca/
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*Why do you think volunteering at an animal rescue/shelter is important?
If you are looking to spend some time volunteering, one of the best places to start is at a shelter/rescue. Not only are you helping animals in need, you are giving the staff (or other volunteers) a chance to work on other projects that are vital to the shelter. You feel great knowing that you are helping those in need, especially if adopting or fostering is not something you can do at the moment. If you don’t have time to volunteer you can always donate as well. When it comes to saving lives, every bit counts!
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*Anything extra you would like to add?
If you would like to see what flick is up to add him as friend on facebook! ( Flick Traverse) or follow him on twitter @YmmFlick

*Do I have permission to copy this to my blog?: yes
*Do I have permission to use the photos you provided me with?: yes

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