WayCoolDogs frozen holidays is how we spent Christmas and New Years Day. Spending the holidays without electricity, with minus degree weather, and with high winds is not fun. It’s even less fun with two old ladies and a rescue center for elderly dogs who feel the cold more than usual due to their age. Was […]
Have you heard of the five stages of grief that you go through when you lose a loved one? Supposedly, they are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. That said, though, I don’t believe that everyone grieves in the same way, and I don’t give a whole lot of credence to the five stages. I […]
A unique pet shelter at $15 million dollars has been developed in Doral, Florida. Designed by the Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center, the unique pet shelter has set a new standard for animal rescue and pet care. The project was assisted by a grant from the ASPCA. According Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, “The […]
When watching the best animal movies with your cute fuzzy buddy, bring out your hankies. You’re going to need them when watching classical animal movies or some of the newer animal ones. Few films tug at your heart as much as movies with animals as the primary stars. Lassie Come Home Lassie Come Home, set […]
Buddy is a 12 year old black lab that was adopted at 8 weeks old from the Humane Society where I am the volunteer photographer. In January 2016, his owner came in and signed him back over to us, for unknown reasons. He was very thin and obviously needed medical attention immediately. He […]
Celebrating 1000 dog articles on WayCoolDogs that were started seven years ago on March of 2016 was the beginning of a miracle. It was then we started our humble blog with a tremendous amount of love for all dogs,..
As told by Jerry Mathers, the actor who played the Beaver in “Leave it to Beaver.” You can follow him on his blog at JerryMathers.com “What many people may not realize is that I have been a professional actor since I was 2 years old. And I didn’t get the part on Leave it to […]
An illustrated children’s book, “Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park,” written by Jennifer Schreiber, deals with anti-bullying concepts … using a dog theme to help children better understand. The first book in a children’s anti-bullying series, “Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park” is about purebred dogs who are bullies, turning up their noses at a […]
The other day when I was browsing some of our Twitter friends, I ran across a selfie of the beautiful 17-year-old Oscar, a beautiful elderly dog who owns his mistress, Annalisa Del Carro. When I contacted her about adding his picture to the blog, Oscar was tickled!
I have always considered dogs easy to train and work with. This went totally out the window this winter when the stray cats arrived, beginning with the opinion of the feline mass that I was an old woman who severly lacked in intelligence.
My rescue dog Frida was brought in heavily pregnant and the shelter manager, amid protests from vets and staff, who wanted her to be allowed to have the pups, decided she should be spayed. No one expected her to survive, but she was still breathing in her cage after the surgery and that was when I first saw her.
They said she was Twilight’s mother, and there was no doubt they were related because they both had a distinctive little patch of black round by the rump which stood out on Twilight’s dark grey and Aurora’s paler greyish white. She was certainly too big for the ‘little dog’ section and had been put in with a companion in a larger cage. At first she looked at me with dull eyes, and didn’t show much interest in coming outside at all, so I had to pull at her. Once out, everything frightened her, even the smallest of unexpected movements. I shuddered to think what she must have been through, and wondered how long it would take to gain her trust.
There are many reasons why I love my dog, starting with the massive amounts of unconditional love my dog has for me. In fact, unconditional love is a key word in every relationship, whether it involves your partner or your pet. I went out and did a little researching on dog love,, while listing reasons […]
When natural catastrophes like the June 2014 tornadoes hit Central Nebraska, it scattered hundred-year-old trees, bushes, flowers, wire fencing, igloo dog houses and sheds full of prairie hay deep upon frightened dogs and two terrified elderly women, it seemed hard to believe it had happened to us. When we looked outside our front door, it […]
He was not a small dog, nor was he about to keep still for long, so I hastily made my way out of the kennels, to the car park, where I could set him down. There, he darted about at such a speed it made me dizzy. A couple of times he spun round twice, and looked as if he were about to drop a little load, but then he seemed to think it wasn’t happening fast enough, and with a leap forward he would be off again!
Peachy-Jasmine is another one of Cindi Scholefield’s stories about volunteering in a dog shelter, located in Jamaica. A steady writer at Way Cool Dogs, her articles have become our most popular posts, gathering quite a following for her dog stories!
Almost 16 years ago to the day someone gave my neighbours a tiny brown puppy. They named her Pepsi, to go along with Whisky, a shepherd, and Shandy, the runt of a litter that her Rottweiler mother had produced, dying in the process. I always called her Runtita. Since all of them were females, what […]