Let’s talk about our fur babies. Those four legged creatures – be they cat, dog, guinea pig, or mouse – we have a deep love for them.
I have two rescues: Russel Boots and Robby (currently called El Diablo because she has eaten a chair, couch and countless shoes). We call them our disaster dogs because Russel, who was rescued from Little Monsters in NYC, has been through two hurricanes: Irene and Sandy. Robby was transported up to the Wisconsin Humane Society after tornados wreaked havoc in Oklahoma.
The Milwaukee Campus of the Wisconsin Humane Society is gorgeous, by the way, and makes for a great experience when adopting an animal. Yes, I am a crazy dog person, but I am not alone. Milwaukee is incredibly dog friendly, and there are many who work hard in the foster and rescue community.
My friend Nicole "Badpenny" Zellner has two rescues that she adopted from One Tail At A Time and Bombshell Bullies. Both are based in Illinois, but she has taken it upon herself to make her pups ambassadors to change people’s minds on breed discrimination.
Her deaf, beautiful, snowy white pibble Bialy is the star attraction at the yearly Pet Expo at the Wisconsin State Fair grounds. Both her dogs will also be in her upcoming wedding to Jerry Kowalczyk. They also work tirelessly with Helping Pitties in the City, an affiliate of Remember Me Ranch. Other notable rescues include Pets Alive, Brew City Bully Club, Canine Cupids and Feathers and Fur.
We also have a very active facebook page: Bay View Lost/Found Pets. Dogs, cats, parakeets and even Speedy the Chicken have been lost and found. Speedy became so legendary, we actually started a Bay View Lost Chickens page.
Besides being a great place for rescuing, Wisconsin also boasts some of the best dog and cat food. We spoil our girls with FROMM, but there is also Mounds, Wysong, Stella and Chewy’s – all locally owned, all from local farms. You will never see these brands on a recall list because the companies car…Read more...