Bay Road Animal Home

Bay Road Animal Home is not your typical animal shelter. While it is not set up like a regular kennel, each animal has what it needs. They all have adequate shelter and food, get medications, brushing and a good deal of attention. The animals we have were all strays found beside the road. While some were in good condition when found, the majority needed medical attention.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Some facts about Dogs

Some dog facts......

When obtaining a dog, particular attention should be paid to the type of dog with respect to the size of your yard, the amount of exercise the dog will receive and the amount of time available for grooming.

The common belief that dogs are color blind is false. Dogs can see color but it is not as vivid a color scheme as we see. It is much like our vision at twilight.

There are 701 types of pure breed dogs.
Smartest dogs: 1) border collie; 2) poodle; 3) golden retriever
Dumbest dog: afghan
Dogs have been in artworks that date back thousands of years. People all over the world love to have dogs as pets.

The United States and France have the most pet dogs. Almost one in three families in these countries own a dog.
What countries have the least amount of pet dogs? Germany and Switzerland only have one dog for every ten families. They need more dogs!

Dogs dream. If you look at your dog while it's sleeping, sometimes you'll see its eyes move and twitch under its eyelids. Humans do this too, and we definitely dream. So researchers are almost positive that dogs have dreams too. But guess what? No one knows what dogs dream about.

A dog's sense of smell is about 1000 times better than a person's.
Dogs can also hear a lot better than us. They hear high-pitched sounds (like some insects make), that we cannot even detect.
Dogs need their good sense of smell and hearing because their eyesight is not as good as a human's.

German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.
The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court.
Greyhounds are the most ancient dog breed.

The "Dingo" is the wild dog of Australia.
Basenji dogs and Australian dingoes are virtually identical.
The earliest "fossil" finds of dogs date back to 10,000 BC.
Bulldogs were originally bred to bait and fight bulls and bears.

A "Bloodhound" can distinguish and identify several scents at the
same time.
Dalmatian puppies are pure white when they're born.
The pom-pom cut was originally developed to increase the poodle's swimming abilities as a retriever. The haircut allowed for faster swimming but the pom-poms were left to keep the joints warm.

Big dogs have larger litters than smaller dogs, but smaller dogs generally live much longer than larger dogs.
Saint Bernards were trained to rescue lost travelers in the Swiss Alps.

Dachshunds were bred to fight badgers in their dens.
Boxers are named for their playful habit of using their front paws in frolic.
Newfoundland dogs have webbed feet, making them strong and agile swimmers.
Ancient Chinese royalty carried Pekingese dogs in the sleeves of their royal robes.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Mia and Jr

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Thursday, March 09, 2006

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dog adoptions

Mia was abandoned with two puppies at a boat dock surrounded by water. The only way out was a busy highway. One of the puppies was killed before we found them. Mia's lineage is questionable. Maybe some pit bull a ways back but a very loving, sociable dog, considering what she has been through. She is in good health. Just a couple of years old. A very good mama to her remaining puppy. She needs a loving home. Seems to be good around everyone but very energetic. A fenced yard is a must unless you want to keep her inside and take her out on a leash.
The puppy is at least three months old and growing fast. His name is Junior. He is still very shy but appears to be coming around. He loves treats and playing with his Mom and talking to the dogs in the next yard. Fenced yard a must or house dog going out on leash.