Monroe Women’s Club Presents Country Treasures Craft Show


 

Join us on Saturday, November 10th for the Country Treasures Craft Show, sponsored by the Monroe Women’s Club.  The event will be held at Masuk High School on Route 111 in Monroe, Connecticut and it will be a lovely holiday fair with tons of unique gifts.  Be sure to stop by the Best Buddy Biscuits booth for festive presents for your pet.  This is an event we are really looking forward to and we hope we will see you there!

 

Image courtesy of the Monroe Women’s Club



Made in Connecticut Fair: Oxford, Connecticut


 

Take a ride to Oxford on Sunday, October 21st and visit us at the Made in Connecticut Fair! The event runs from 10:00am to 4:00am ad will be held at Colonial Tavern, 24 Hawley Road off of Route 67 in Oxford, Connecticut.  All vendors are displaying products made in Connecticut and it’s a great day to walk around the beautiful grounds of Colonial Tavern and support local artisans.  This is a dog-friendly event so be sure to bring your pet.  Stop by our booth to say hi and try a free sample! Admission is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for seniors, and free for children.

 

Image courtesy of Oxford Democrats (sponsoring the Made in Connecticut fair)



Stratford STARS Fall Festival


 

The Stratford Animal Rescue aka STARS will hold its 7th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 6th from 10:00am to 6:00pm on the Paradise Green in Stratford, Connecticut.  Every year, this even grows larger and larger and features bands, craft vendors, a dog walk, and a silent auction.  Proceeds will go to the Stratford Animal Shelter for the care and treatment of dogs and cats who are homeless.  This is the fourth year that Best Buddy Biscuits has participated in this festival and we look forward to it every year!  Hope to see you there!

 

Image courtesy of STARS



Connecticut Kenilworth Club’s Responsible Dog Owner’s Day


 

On Sunday, September 16th, the Connecticut Kenilworth Club will host its annual “Responsible Dog Owner’s Day” on the Guilford Green from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Come and meet the breeds: members of the Kenilworth Club bring a wide variety of breeds to this event.  Along with Best Buddy Biscuits, a groomer will be on the premises as well as a microchip insertion station and Janet with her beautiful dog coats.  There will also be tons of fun activities for the dogs so make sure you bring your pup along for a beautiful day in Guilford.

 

Image courtesy of Connecticut Kenilworth Club Responsible Dog Owner Day in 2009



Join Us at Dog Days in Oxford, Connecticut!


 

Please join us on Saturday, September 29th at Dog Days at the Center School, 462 Oxford Road,  in Oxford, Connecticut.  We will be there from 9:00am to 4:00pm selling all of our Best Buddy Biscuits products.  There will be dog contests, a food court, animal demonstrations, raffles and door prizes, and all proceeds go to the Oxford Animal Shelter.  This is a wonderful event for families who want to enjoy a day in the country and show support for a worthy cause.  Admission is $3 for adults; children under five years old are free.

 

Photo courtesy of Canine Connection



Just in Time for Summer Vacation


 

Have you heard about Dog Vacay? Instead of leaving your pup at a kennel the next time you go on vacation, try finding a temporary caregiver on this new site.  Dog Vacay features dog owners and animal lovers from your community who offer to take care of your pet for a daily rate.  There are so many advantages to a service like this: it’s an affordable place for your dog to stay while you are out of town, but most importantly, you can ensure that your pet is being cared for and comfortable in an actual home.

 

If you are worried about trusting a stranger, you can always read the reviews from users on the site (most of the caregivers are approved by Dog Vacay) or you can propose a ‘meet and greet’ to become acquainted with the sitter before you leave your pup with him or her.  And here’s the cool part: while you are away, you can arrange for photo updates with your chosen caregiver so that you can check in every day.  Those check-ins are reassuring no matter how far away you are.

 

What do you think about this new website? Would you feel better leaving your pet at a fellow dog lover’s home rather than a kennel? And who normally takes care of your pets while you are out of town?

 

Photo courtesy of Dog Vacay



Helping US Military Pups Overseas


U.S. Navy MASN Duane Jones and his MWD Barry

 

Best Buddy Biscuits is so excited to announce that we were recently contacted by the United States War Dog Association, which supports military and police canines unit, to donate our biscuits for distribution to these hard-working dogs.  Our healthy, delicious treats will be sent overseas and will hopefully bring a taste of home to our military canines.   We are extremely honored to work with this great organization and donate to this extremely worthy cause.  It is such a wonderful opportunity to be able to help US soldiers and military dogs who all give so much for our country every day.

 

If you have a moment, please visit their site at http://chapter1.uswardogs.org, where you can find more information about these brave dogs, their amazing handlers and even information on how to adopted a Retired Military Working Dog after he/she has put in years of service.  Thanks so much to the United States War Dog Association for contacting us.  We look forward to working with the Association and to sending treats to our hard-working canines in the Armed Forces for a long time to come.

U.S. Navy MASN Duane Jones and his MWD Barry

Photos courtesy of the United States War Dog Association

 



Help Willy’s Friends: Sunday, May 20th


 

Come visit Best Buddy Biscuits at the Help Willy’s Friends Pet fair on Sunday, May 20th from 11:00am to 4:00pm!  Held at Coginchaug Regional High School at 135 Pickett Lane, Durham, Connecticut, Help Willy’s Friends is a gigantic pet fair with hundreds of dogs from over 40 shelters and agencies ready to be adopted!   In addition to a huge dog parade, there will be face painting (for humans), pet photos, nail clippings, food stands and almost 100 other vendors.  Admission is FREE!  The weather is supposed to be gorgeous so spend some time outside and visit the Help Willy’s Friends Pet Fair!  Almost 100 hundred dogs found new homes last year and we hope this year will be a great success as well.  Visit the Help Willy’s Friends site here for more information.  We hope to see you tomorrow!

 

Photo courtesy of Help Willy’s Friends website



Pets Making a Difference: Izzy the Beagle


 

At John F. Kennedy Airport, the busiest airport in America for international flights, Izzy the beagle spends her days in Terminal 4 sniffing out illegal edibles coming through customs.  As people enter the United States, many try to smuggle in some of their favorite delicacies whether they be mangoes or goat heads.  Izzy is trained to alert personnel of any food, including herbs and liquids, so that the items can be inspected by human customs employees.  An apple may seem harmless, but even this benign fruit can spread dangerous agricultural disease, according to the New York Times.

As a reward, Izzy is given pepperoni pieces.  For checking over 2,000 bags per hour and keeping out countless viruses, these are much deserved treats.

 

 

Photo via New York Times

 



Beagles Rescued, Mission Accomplished!


If you are looking for a heartwarming story, watch this video below which is from the Animal Rescue Media Education (ARME), who rescued 40 beagles who were raised in an animal-testing lab in Europe. These poor pups were kept in isolation from birth and have never even been outside.  The footage below shows the dogs learning to trust their rescuers and walking on grass for the first time.  Thank you to all of the wonderful organizations out there who work so hard to protect our animals!

 

 

Via Jezebel