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It’s Time for Mutt Madness Again!

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010


Is your pooch the biggest hoops fan on four legs? It’s time to prove it! Submit a picture of your dog sporting the colors of your favorite college by Sunday, March 21st and they will be entered in our bracket-style competition.

The winner will receive a gift basket full of treats, toys and a 10 day daycare pass! Submissions can be emailed to, dropped off at the front desk or taken at the Mutt Madness Party!  Yes, we said Mutt Madness Party.

Please join us on Saturday, March 20th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm in the Gym. Dress your pup in full costume and we would be happy to take their picture and submit it for the contest. We will have treats for all – canine and human. Come and let your pup see how well they can dribble (okay, push) a basketball. Voting will be via our blog again. It will start on Monday, March 22nd. Pictures will be displayed in the lobby as well. Once voting begins, get everyone you know to vote. Please, only one vote per person per bracket.

To really kick-off Mutt Madness, we will have ECU day on 3/15, UNC day on 3/16, Duke day on 3/17, NC State day on 3/18 and Wake Forest day on 3/19. If your dog comes to daycare dressed up in the colors of the team for the day, they will receive 1/2 day free of daycare!!! It’s true, come for the whole day and only be charged half.

What a great way to show your team spirit and start off the Mutt Madness!

Support Second Chance Pet Adoptions

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

As many of you know, we foster dogs for Second Chance Pet Adoptions.  We are proud to say that Number 19 went home on Saturday.  That’s 19 dogs that we have found homes for 15 months.  It sure makes you feel great inside.

Second Chance is hosting an event called “Stray From The Heart”.  It’s a chocolate and champagne tasting fundraiser to support the pets at Second Chance.  The event is Friday, February 12th from 7:30-10:30 pm.  Please go to their website at for more detail or to purchase tickets.

Here is a picture of Gigi (Foster dog #19) that went to her forever home this past Saturday.  We will be getting another foster dog next and will post his picture on the blog as well.

Isn't she beautiful!

Isn't she beautiful!

Have a great day and don’t forget to stop by and say hello if your in the neighborhood!

Tami and Janet

A Rescue Dog’s Christmas Poem

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

‘Tis the night before Christmas and all through the town,
every shelter is full – we are lost but not found,
Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare,
we hope every minute that someone will care,
They’ll come to adopt us and give us the call,
“Come here, Max and Sparkie – come fetch your new ball!!”

But now we sit here and think of the days…
we were treated so fondly - we had cute, baby ways,
Once we were little, then we grew and we grew -
now we’re no longer young and we’re no longer new.
So out the back door we were thrown like the trash,
they reacted so quickly – why were they so rash?

We “jump on the children”, “don’t come when they call”,
we “bark when they leave us”, “climb over the wall”.
We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed,
now we suffer the consequence of the errors they made.
If only they’d trained us, if only we knew…
we’d have done what they asked us and worshiped them, too.

We were left in the backyard, or worse – let to roam -
now we’re tired and lonely and out of a home.
They dropped us off here and they kissed us good-bye…
“Maybe someone else will give you a try.”
So now here we are, all confused and alone…
in a shelter with others who long for a home.

The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat,
with so many to care for, they can’t stay to chat,
They move to the next kennel, giving each of us cheer…
we know that they wonder how long we’ll be here.
We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads…
of a home filled with love and our own cosy beds.

Then we wake to see sad eyes, brimming with tears -
our friends filled with emptiness, worry, and fear.
If you can’t adopt us and there’s no room at the Inn -
could you help with the bills and fill our food bin?
We count on your kindness each day of the year -
can you give more than hope to everyone here?

Please make a donation to pay for the heat…
and help get us something special to eat.
The shelter that cares for us wants us to live,
and more of us will, if more people will give.

New Foster Dog!!

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Jules is our latest foster dog from Second Chance Pet Adoptions. She is a 6 month old American Staffordshire Terrier Mix and is as sweet as can be!  She is very loving and will happily give you all the kisses you want!  Visit for more information on Jules. She is looking for the perfect family to love her forever and she will be a great companion for just about any family!




New Foster Dog

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

We would like you to meet Hammie.  He is our new foster dog that is looking for a forever home.  He is an American Staffordshire Terrier (mix) and is 2 years old.   He is crate trained, house trained, microchipped and fully vaccinated. He loves to run and play ball and plays very well with other dogs.   He will require exercise and is very lovable.

For more information about Hammie and the adoption processes, please visit Second Chances Web site at  You can also give us a call at Dogtopia (521-8083).


Tami and Janet

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