Fun Stuff

Scraps and Treats – June 2009

June 3, 2009 by Tails Magazine in Fun Stuff, June 2009 with 0 Comments

PetSmart Charities’ Rescue Waggin’ program is celebrating its fifth anniversary. The program takes dogs from overcrowded shelters where they may face euthanasia and transports them to shelters where adoptable dogs are in demand, increasing their chances of finding a forever home. Since its inception in 2004, Rescue Waggin’ has transported more than 25,000 dogs and currently has 53 participating shelters in 24 states.

For more information, visit PetsmartCharities.org/rescue-waggin.

JetBlue Airways welcomes pets on board with its exclusive pet program, JetPaws. The program is designed to provide pets and people with tips and tools to pave the way for smooth travel. JetPaws provides treats like pet carrier bag tags and TrueBlue points to be applied toward future travel—all free of charge. You can also download a useful pet travel guide booklet, packed with information about flying with your pet, travel petiquette, and pet-friendly destinations. Custom pet travel products are available for purchase.

Visit JetBlue.com/jetpaws for more information.

Check it Out

Cat In Carrier


Bark Buckle UP is an organization that travels the United States and Canada to educate responsible pet guardians on how to travel safely with their pets. Visit the site to find safety information, travel products,
reader stories, events near you, and more.


Pet Airways is a new airline just for pets! Reportedly taking flight this summer, Pet Airways seeks to make air travel as comfortable as possible for our furry friends. The airline books flights just for pets on their own plane and in their own crate—no under-the-seat or cargo area for these flights.


This is the place to go when looking for chic pet-friendly accommodations. Pet-friendly Accommodations Worldwide, LLC (PAW) hosts a database of hotels that welcome your four-legged friend.

What we’re reading

Dogs At Work Cover

Dogs at Work: A Practical Guide to Creating Dog-Friendly Work Places
By Liz Palika and Jennifer Fearing
Humane Society Press

Take Your Dog to Work Day is Friday, June 26, and Dogs at Work shares everything a pet lover needs to know on how to make the workplace pet-friendly. The book includes information on how to approach your boss, signs to have in the workplace, and more. There are even lists of behaviors of certain breeds to see if they are work appropriate.

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Pet E.R. Guide: A Directory of 24-Hour and After-Hour Veterinary Facilities in the United States
By Melinda Lord
Trailer Life Books

Broken down state by state, this guide lists veterinary facilities that could save your pet’s life while traveling. The ASPCA’s 10 most common poisonous plants list, toxic and nontoxic plants lists, and a poison-safe home guide are also included.

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