Birdie was adopted from the Atlanta Dog Squad
Happy Dogs Play is having a big end-of-summer sale on everything in our online store! We’re offering 15% off all items including all our new safe, non-toxic dog toys, dog gift baskets, dog cookie cutters, smart puzzle games for dogs, books about dogs, vintage dog collectibles and many more gifts and goods for dogs and dog lovers. This sale runs from Wednesday, August 15th through Tuesday, August 21st.
5% of our gross sales from this one-week promotion will be donated to the Atlanta Dog Squad (ADS), an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to placing abandoned and unwanted retrievers in new homes. ADS rescues, fosters and finds permanent homes for Labrador, Golden, Chesapeake Bay, Flat Coated and Curly Coated Retrievers as well as retriever mixes. I adopted Birdie, my Yellow Lab pictured here, from them and they are a great group to work with and their dedication is visible in everything they do.
Use promo code RESCUEDOGS to get your 15% discount and we’ll donate 5% of the sales amount to ADS!
When rescue groups get together, they create a sea of look-a-like dogs like you’ve never seen before. I felt like I stepped into the Boxer territory in my Land of Dog when I attended “BoxerStock,” a fundraising event for Atlanta Boxer Rescue, an organization dedicated to the rescue and adoption of Boxers in the metropolitan-Atlanta area and also to provide support and education for Boxer guardians. Right now on their website, http://atlantaboxerrescue.org, there are boxers ready to be adopted.
When you get to know a certain breed of dog and you like their characteristics, you may want to get another of this kind of dog but you don’t want to support breeders because you believe there are enough dogs in the world who need home. That’s where Rescue Groups come in. When a Boxer is left at the Atlanta SPCA or any other shelters in the Atlanta are, the people at the kennel will call Atlanta Boxer Rescue because they know they’ll find a good home for the dog. It’s a win-win-win for the person, the dog and the shelter.
So if you’re looking for a particular kind of dog, check out your area’s rescue groups. In Atlanta, visit STOP’s (Stopping Pet Overpopulation Together Society) website for a list of all the rescue groups in this area.
happydogsplay.com was a vendor at Boxerstock so you’ll see lots of pictures of boxers and some pictures of the hdp.com booth. If you’re interested in buying safe, non-toxic, double-tested dog toys and goods and gifts for dogs and dog lovers, visit our website. Our collection of dog-centric items is not available anywhere else. Check us out and you’ll see what I mean.
On May 1st, the Atlanta Humane Society’s largest annual fund-raising event, Pet Parade, raised over $126,000 to benefit the shelter’s homeless animals. Participants followed a mile-and-a-half long route through Piedmont Park and also enjoyed the many activities for pets and their people. Many rescue groups brought adoptable pets and conducted training demonstrations.
happydogsplay.com was there as a vendor and we sold several of the Nina Ottosson interactive dog games and many of the dog-related cookie cutters that we carry (we have over 100 different cookie cutter designs!). Thank you to everyone who stopped by our tent to talk dog or to check out our merchandise and thank you to all the people who brought a wide assortment of dogs (and one cat) and lived in the Land of Dog for a few hours in Piedmont Park.
And for those of you who missed the event, you can donate directly to the Atlanta Humane Society through their website.