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DogDaz Zoo: Happy 8th Birthday, Lulu

Louise, aka Lulu Belle, is 8 years young today. How did that happen? She was just a scared 5-month-old puppy with a bad start. Now she is a wonderful (still scared) big girl. When I was adopting Louise, I did not start out looking for a black dog or a short hair. I was a fan of light colored long hairs. Louie was a silver poodle, Nikki a buff cocker, and Squash was an everything with the thickest coat in the world. We went to an adoption event to see this tan long haired boy dog that I found online but ended up falling for this shy short haired black dog covered in mange. I didn’t know then that black dogs are usually the last to be adopted and the first to be put to sleep. There is actually a name for it – Black Dog Syndrome. What a sad mistake if I passed over adopting Louise. She is a joy and has taught me so much.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! LULU

Louise would like everyone to adopt a less adoptable pet next time you have space for a new furball:

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2017 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Happy Birthday, Stella

Time seems to be flying at the Zoo. It is hard to believe that little Stella is 6 years old today,

Happy birthday, Stella. We are really glad that we figured out what would make you happy, which is living in your own space without other cats. We are glad you at least let Sofie and Louise visit, though Lulu is not sure what to do when she is in your room. Charles seems to ruffle your fur, so that doesn’t work well. You are a sweet girl and we are glad you found us.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2017 in Animals, Cats

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Fishing on Vacation

DogDaz is on a 2 week break and will return soon with fun, sun, dogs, cats, and endless craziness at the Zoo. You all come back now, you hear!!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2017 in Fish

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Loving Fearful Dogs – Socializing Waylon (Part 2)

DogDaz Zoo: Loving Fearful Dogs – Socializing Waylon (Part 2)

DogDaz friend, Jeanne Bellis, is doing outstanding work taking hard to place dogs and helping them socialize and reintegrate to new homes. Here is Part 2 of the Socializing Waylon series. Waylon, a catahoula-cattledog mix, was in a bind. His owner, a US Marine, was being deployed overseas and Waylon, a dog aggressive, fearful mess, had only one hope – Bellis Boot Camp. Follow Jeanne as she socializes Waylon with her pack. It’s amazing what patience, smarts, good training and love can do. This is part 2 of the series as Waylon learns how to make friends with other dogs.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2017 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Happy 9th Charles

Happy 9th birthday, little man. Though you’ve only been at the Zoo for 7 months, you have turned our world around. You have made us little dog lovers in a big dog world. Even the cats like you sometimes (especially Noel). Thank you for adopting us and letting us be your final forever home. I guess you had to bite your way through many homes (at least 5) until you found your perfect place with us. Here’s to the next 9.

We love you Mr. Charles, the Mugwump, Little.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2017 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Loving Fearful Dogs – Socializing Waylon (Part 1)

DogDaz Zoo: Loving Fearful Dogs – Socializing Waylon (Part 1)

DogDaz friend, Jeanne Bellis, is doing outstanding work taking hard to place dogs and helping them socialize and reintegrate to new homes. Here is Part 1 of the Socializing Waylon series. Waylon, a catahoula-cattledog mix, was in a bind. His owner, a US Marine, was being deployed overseas and Waylon, a dog aggressive, fearful mess, had only one hope – Bellis Boot Camp. Follow Jeanne as she socializes Waylon with her pack. It’s amazing what patience, smarts, good training and love can do.

 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2017 in Animals

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Celebration!

Fireworks are legal to buy and shoot off here in Maryland. People start celebrating at least a week before the 4th of July and for a week after. It is crazy noisy for hours every night after dark. Mom makes us stay inside with the curtains closed and the music on. We don’t even want to go pee before bed because every time we step out in the yard we hear another ‘boom boom!’ Why do human’s think this noise is fun? We just don’t get it.

To balance the evening noise, Mom gets us something special (we think it is deer antlers or bully sticks this year). This will keep us busy after dark. And we also take a nice long walk before dark so we are tired. All these things help us through the evening celebration.

Have a wonderful super duper day and stay safe at night. Hope you get a special treat too!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2017 in Dogs

 

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