Harley’s message

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Hello everyone, Olivia here. Today I’m sharing what I feel is good news. First a little back ground. Harley’s was a puppy mill survivor. His first 10 years were spent in a tiny cage, his only purpose was to breed. He lost an eye to a high powered hose used to clean his cage. He was rescued, rehabilitated & became the face of the anti puppy mill movement. Sadly he passed last year but his final years were full of love.

Harley’s Dream was established in 2016 to create awareness & educate the public about the commercial dog breeding industry, also known as puppy mills. They believe that a grassroots approach by large groups of concerned citizens is the most effective way to bring about change. The focus is to encourage advocacy by providing the tools necessary to educate children & adults alike.

Two new billboards promoting Harley’s Dream just went up in Denver, Colorado, thanks to the sponsorship of a local supporter! They are currently working on establishing billboards in the following cities: Orlando, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, San Diego, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Tampa, Kansas City & Houston. These cities have a particularly high concentration of pet stores that sell puppies. The billboards have the potential to educate MILLIONS of people about the cruel commercial dog breeding industry!

Harley’s Dream rely on donations to pay for the billboards, so please consider making a donation. You can learn more about the “Signs from Harley” campaign here.

If you would like to see a billboard in your community, please consider creating a fundraiser. Harley’s Dream can work with the sign company to get the best pricing & will provide the artwork. If you have questions, please contact Dan at: info@harleysdream.org

Let’s put an end to this horrible industry. Adopt don’t shop & say NO to puppy mills & backyard breeders.

CEO Olivia

The thing about dog boots

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imageOn my Facebook page, Oh, The Life of Olivia, humans have been voicing concern because I’m seen romping in the snow barefoot. People want to know why I’m not wearing booties.

Here’s the thing, dog boots are wonderful in town/city & or on a well groomed trail & I do wear them when we go there. They protect my paws from road salts & other chemicals that are mixed in. Just a small grain of road salt can cause discomfort if it lodges between my pads; not mention it could interfere with my meds.

But when we go for a bush run in deep snow,  my boots tend to fill up with snow & turn to ice balls which makes my feet hurt & I often return home missing one or two booties because they’ve slipped off. We have tried many kinds but the result is always the same. I don’t think the makers of dog boots are thinking about the deep snow when they design them. They are ideal for a city or town dog but out where I live they are what humans call a “fail”.

Truth be told, most boots are designed to protect your paws from road salts but they don’t really provide extra warmth. So I go barefoot on my bush runs. We are never too far from the house. We walk a wide semi circle around the property so we can cut in any time & be at the back door fairly quickly. My huMom keeps a close eye & if I get cold, we head for the warm house.

If I was an inventor, I’d make a snow suit for dogs with the legs & boots sewn in, like a human’s “onesy”.  Hey huMom, can you make me a onesy out of hemp fabric? 😉

CEO Olivia

Silly Dog Sundays ~ January 15th Edition

Silly Dog Sundays

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If you would like to share some silliness with us, toss us an email at knottytoys4gooddogs@gmail.com.  It can be a video clip or a photo of your Good Dog, a silly meme or cartoon from the net.  Let’s bark out loud together. 🙂

CEO Olivia