Monthly Archives: October 2009

Rolling Dog Ranch Founders get ASPCA award

Today at the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan, the 2009 ASPCA Humane Awards were presented. The Henry Bergh Award went to the Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary, which has been featured before here at the Daily Dachshund and Dog News:

Steve Smith and Alayne Marker founded the Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary in Ovando, Montana, in December 2000. The couple left their corporate jobs in Seattle and relocated to Montana fulltime to devote themselves to animal rescue. Their mission was to turn 160 acres of open grassland and cottonwoods into a sanctuary for animals with special needs — those pets who are least likely to be adopted and most likely to be euthanized in traditional shelters. The animal sanctuary is now home to approximately 70 animals, nearly two-thirds of whom are blind.

Here’s another video of Callie the blind wiener dog.

And, since we don’t want to be dog-ist, we should also mention that Nora the piano playing cat won “Cat of the Year.”

Congratulations everyone. You all deserve it.

Write your own ending to wiener dog crime

A police blotter makes entertaining reading apart from the fact that we never get to find out how it all ended.

5:15 p.m. — A woman from the 15000 block of Wolf Mountain Road reported a small “wiener dog” was in her yard and trying to bite her children.

Oh well, you can always come up with your own scenario and post it in the comments.

Fiction rules!

Wiener dog contest tomorrow in L.A.

Costume contest for your four-legged friends at Blvd. 16:

The “Sit, Bark, Sip” happy hour includes $3-$5 snacks for both you and your pooch, as well as cocktail and beer specials. (Duke might want to hold off on the Cosmos though.) There will be a costume contest for the pooches, as well as an attempt to enter the Guinness World Records for the most dachshund wiener dogs in costume.
The event will take place on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Wish we all could be Southern California Dachshunds. Far away wiener dog lovers await the photos.