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December 15, 2008 by Connie Wilson

When you go to purchase your new 2009 calendar, make it a Lulu & Lolly's Road Trip calendar as 100% of the calendar sales proceeds will be donated to rescue shelters across the country.  The inspiration for the calendar came about when Cynthia Miller rescued Lolly, a dirty, malnourished Maltese from a puppy mill. The experience changed her life and she is now committed to changing the way people talk about rescue animals, not wanting it to be perceived as a sad or gloomy experience. She

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By the time Calli Vanderaa discovered the seven-week-old puppies in the garbage dumpster stationed behind her house, the fourth grader had spent two years soaking up ample evidence of society’s dark underbelly. She’d already seen more than most people witness in a lifetime.

The little girl was tossing away grass clippings with her dad last summer when they turned to walk away. She stopped in her tracks, ears instinctively tuned to the pleading cries coming from the big brown bin.

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December 13, 2008 by Connie Wilson

I just watched a video of an amazing dog who risked his life to pull another dog that had been hit by a car off a busy highway. Steadfast and with single-minded purpose, the dog cautiously dodges traffic to drag his friend to safety. It will bring tears to your eyes and further solidify what we as dog lovers already know, dogs are remarkable beings, teaching us by example. To watch the video

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December 13, 2008 by Karin
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Kaya decks the halls in jingle bells in her red velvet and faux fur Festive Pet Ruffle from Tanner & Dash.

Santa Paws Jingle Bell Ruffle, $19.50. Tanneranddash.com

December 11, 2008 by Karin
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Rose dresses the part to get on the Nice not Naughty list.

Ruff Ruff & Meow "Santa's Little Helper" tee or tank, $19.95 - $21.95 at ruffruffandmeow.com.

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Scraping up funds to do anything beyond the bare minimum tends to be next to impossible at shelters, which rarely receive government funding. Crumbling facilities held together with duct tape and string is the norm.

For an invisible segment of a shelter’s population – the custody dogs – the resources available are even more scant. These animals, tucked away from public view, will sit in custody for months, even years, waiting for trials to conclude that, in some cases, will decide

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December 9, 2008 by Karin
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Thumpetty thump thump, look at snuggly snow-woman Esther go!

Scooter's Friends Couture velour "Let It Snow" sweater with snowman, scootersfriends.com.

December 8, 2008 by Connie Wilson

2,312 dogs from around the globe will soon be descending upon Long Beach, California to compete in the 8th annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. You’ll get to see rare breeds such as the Briquet Griffon Vendeen or the Xoloitzcuintli competing against the more traditional breeds for the title of World Challenge Champion and prize money of $15,000.

A total of $225,000 in cash prizes is up for grabs during the two-day event taking place December 13th and 14th. The AKC

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Doesn't this sum it up?

December 6, 2008 by Karin
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Kaya's gal pal Riley wears her heart on her sleeves in a rosey tweed Little Lily coat.

See littlelily.com for retailers.

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