Best Animal Rescue Contest Sponsored By Sound Earth

Best Animal Rescue Contest Sponsored By Sound Earth

Sound Earth, the Tri-State’s only manufacturer of natural, pet-safe cleaning products, and recognized as a cruelty-free company, has announced the winner of their first annual “Best Animal Rescue Contest” (BARC)–a Rottweiler named Sid.

Sid had some tough competition; a mouth to snoot resuscitation, a rescued laboratory Beagle, and over 30 more compelling rescue stories from around the United States. Sid, however, won out with 28% of the public votes.

His story began with horrible abuse, but he now spends his days playing soccer, lounging in his pool and loving his forever family–the McNulty’s of Danbury, CT who submitted his winning entry. With his new title, Sid will enjoy bragging rights on the Sound Earth home page for a year and his family will receive Sound Earth product.

A $100 donation will also be made in Sid’s honor to Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). This 501c3 no-kill shelter dedicated themselves for two years to helping Sid overcome his fear and lack of trust. They continue to work tirelessly with hundreds of cats and dogs annually to find them loving, forever homes.

“Sound Earth sponsored this contest in an effort to help raise awareness of rescued animals, and hopefully inspire people to rescue animals within their own community,” said Ann LaGoy, Owner of Sound Earth. “We strongly believe every animal deserves to be free from abuse and neglect.”

Read about Sid’s inspirational story, along with all the contestants at

Sound Earth was founded by Ann LaGoy in 2003, after she experienced an acute reaction to commercial cleaning products. She was inspired to develop an innovative line of customizable scented home cleaning products; safe for people, pets and planet.

Sound Earth has been a strong advocate for animals since they first opened for business. Sound Earth donates 10% of all profits to various local, national, and international not–for–profit organizations. To learn more about Sound Earth, please visit the company website at:


Mark Your Calendars For

Treibball Introduction Seminar

From Chihuahua to St. Bernard–now every dog can try herding in this new fun competitive dog sport! No sheep needed! Think “doggie soccer!” This is the very first Treibball seminar to come to Long Island. Learn about this new sport and have fun training your dog! Great exercise for those looking to improve their clicker training skills.

The seminar will be held November 20, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission: $115 working spot – non members (they buy you the ball).

Contact Fido Fitness for more information. Pre-registration is required, please call 516-569-3647.


Fall Harvest Festival & Fun Run At Green Chimneys

Join us on Saturday, October 15, for a fun-filled day of autumn activities for the whole family! Children’s Fun Run, Pumpkin Roll, hayrides, border collie and horse demonstrations, crafts and more!


Long Island Pet Reptile Expo

Come see thousands of live pet reptiles and amphibians on display and for sale as pets. Vendors will also be selling cages and many other reptile-related items. This will be the largest reptile-related event ever held on Long Island! If you like reptiles or are looking for a scaly new pet, this is the event for you!

All children must be accompanied by an adult! Sales by registered vendors only. Please do not bring your personal animals from home to the show!

The Long Island Pet Reptile Expo is presented by Animal Encounters, LLC. It will be held October 23, 9:00am – 3:00pm at the Hilton Long Island, 598 Broad Hollow Rd., Melville, NY, 845-526-4845

Admission: $9/adults, $4/kids 7-12, Under 7 Free.

Take along the ad in this Pet Gazette for a discount off adult admission!


North Shore Animal League America Advises Pet Parents On Emergency Preparedness

North Shore Animal League America offers recommendations for pet parents in the path of the storm on how to prepare and help keep their animals safe.

Before a Storm Strikes

  • Keep your pet’s vaccinations current and paperwork easily accessible.
  • Use a collar with proper identification and rabies tag
  • Make a list of potential pet refuges in the event of emergency: shelters, veterinary clinics, friends, relatives.
  • Make a list of pet-friendly hotels/motels.
  • Assemble an emergency pet supply kit in a waterproof container,

During a Storm

  • Bring your pets inside well in advance of a storm
  • Never leave a pet chained outside.
  • Animals can become frightened by unfamiliar noises. Keeping a pet within sight when will reassure him.
  • Never tranquilize pets. It will inhibit their natural survival instincts to escape potential danger.

After a Storm

  • Help re-orient your pets to their home by walking them on a leash. They may be confused or lost if landmarks and familiar scents are altered.
  • Be careful of downed power lines and debris brought in with high water.
  • Contact your local animal control office if a pet is missing, to find out where lost animals can be recovered. Bring a picture of your pet or microchip number.
  • Don’t allow your pet to drink water or eat food that may have been contaminated.
  • Animals can become aggressive or defensive after a disaster. Monitor their behavior.
  • Spay or neuter your pet so it will not become pregnant, or impregnate other animals, if it is lost in an emergency.

For more information please visit

Adoptable Rabbits

There are lots of adoptable rabbits available in Long Island. To adopt a rabbit in on Long Island, contact Nancy Schreiber at or 516-510-3637

Many of our rabbits are living in foster homes and you can meet them as well. You also can arrange to foster a rabbit until he or she finds a permanent home. Contact Mary Cotter at

For basic information about rabbits as pets, go to, and the House Rabbit Society main site,


The 1st Pups On The Runway – Halloween Costume Ball

The 1st Annual “Pups on the Runway – Halloween Costume Ball” to benefit the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals group Bobbi and the Strays will be presented in New York City on Friday, October 28, at 6 p.m. at The Starlight Loft at The Roger Smith Hotel. The Super Smiley Flash Mob 4 Pet Adoption Tour will be dancing at the show and invites everyone to join the dance for pet adoption!

Fashion Show will feature costumes in categories such as: Glamour, Hilarious and Matching Pawrent. Famed Fashion Dog Designers and Celebrity Guests will be the judges for the Costume Runway Contest for fantastic prizes. Winners will receive a free entry into the 2012 Barking Beauty Pageant, plus other great prizes.

Proceeds from the independently produced “Pups on the Runway – Halloween Costume Ball” by Dana and Bobbi the “pup fairies” will benefit the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals group Bobbi and the Strays Foundation.

Tickets are $25 and entry to the costume contest is $5. For more about the event or to purchase tickets visit:

Attendees are welcome to bring leashed dogs. Learn more here:


Pet Check Technology Peace Of Mind To Dog Walking Customers

Dog walking customers can now find out exactly what time and where their dog was walked. Pet Check Technology is the first and only software and mobile application solution for the dog walking industry to provide both dog walking companies and dog walking customers with 100% transparency of when and where their dogs are walked.

With Pet Check Technology dog walkers simply scan a barcode when they arrive and depart their client’s home using their mobile device. Customers receive an email alert each time the barcode is scanned, and can track the walks online any time during or after the walk. The technology is available to dog walking companies to offer their clients. According to the 2009/2010 American Pet Products Association’s National Pet Owners Survey, there are 78 million dogs in the U.S., and many of their owners work long hours and must rely on dog walking services. For more go to, e-mail, or call 847-778-1538.


Long Island Dog Shows

Long Island Dog Shows are held at Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY (Rain or Shine) 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,

  • Sunday, October 2, Westbury Kennel Association hosts their 95th All-Breed Dog Show, 79th Annual Junior Showmanship, Special attractions: Best Bred By Competitor in Show, Best Beginner Puppy in Show, Meet the Breeds, Guided Dog Show Tour, Canine Good Citizen Test, Flyball Demonstration, Carting Demonstration, Nose Works. Education Tent, Vendors, Food. Admission $20 per carload or $10 per person.

Call 516-579-3977 or go to

  • Sunday, October 2, Nassau Dog Training Club, 63rd Annual Obedience and 7th annual Rally Trial. For information:


  • Thursday, Jan 4 - Thursday, Jan 4

    Building Winter Cat Shelters

  • Sunday, Jan 21 - Sunday, Jan 21

    TNR CertificationWorkshop

  • Tuesday, Feb 13 - Tuesday, Feb 13

    Bottle Feeding Orphaned Kittens

  • Thursday, Feb 22 - Thursday, Feb 22

    TNR Certification Workshop

  • Tuesday, Mar 13 - Tuesday, Mar 13

    Taming Feral Kittens for Adoption

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