Are you ever worried that your furry-best friend is too chubby?

                                     Can we track our pet’s health accurately ?
  •                     This  device is used to measure a dog’s temperature.
  •                      Pet parents can keep track of how much their dog is eating.
  •                      Monitor weight
  •                      Monitor stool condition

Tokyo, November 27, 2012 – Fujitsu announced the release of the Wandant() dog pedometer, based on motion-tracking technology(2) developed by Fujitsu Laboratories, and an associated cloud service(3) that supports health management for dogs-the first of its kind in the pet care industry. The new product and service will be made available only in Japan from November 28. Fujitso Limited

“Wan” is Japanese for “woof”, while “dant” comes from the word “pendant”.

The Wandant consists of a three-axis acceleration sensor, thermo-hygrometer, FeliCa module, volatile memory, microcomputer, button battery, etc. It counts the number of paces of a dog and checks its living environment (temperature and humidity), so that the pet parent can use the data for ensuring the dog’s health, Fujitsu said. The pedometer, whose weight is 20g or less, is attached to a dog collar.

“The data are presented graphically on a custom website that makes trends in the dog’s activities easy to understand at a glance,” according to the firm.

“This helps owners get a stronger sense of their dog’s health, while enabling communication with the dog.”

Image credit: WIKI

“This helps owners get a stronger sense of their dog’s health, while enabling communication with the dog.”

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The first luxury hotel for canines opened in Paris in 2011. Actuel Dogs in Vincennes outside of Paris, offers  the very best, catering to every dog’s unique needs. From heated pools, massage salons, gyms and training programs for their canine clients, Actuel Dogs not only pampers your canine while you’re at work but dines, trains and entertains them.The perfect place to remember if you’re traveling in Europe and want to lavish your furry-best friend with the best.

Le doggie velo-bicycle outings with Fido in the countryside

At Actuel Dogs ,furry-best friends enjoy a dip in the pool, relaxing massages, fine cuisine meals, calming walks through the nearby woods, and loads of other fun activities. When it’s time for a nap, canines are escorted to one of the hotel’s six rooms, adorned with soft cushions, framed dog prints and LCD Tvs, so they can watch their favorite DVDs.This sounds truly fantastic!
Before pet parents book their first stay, dogs are evaluated for aggressive behaviour, and if they pass they will enjoy a “concept that is human, but it’s completely adapted to dogs’ needs.”

Prices for a day at Actuel Dogs hotel vary between 26 and 35 euros ($36 – $48), but the luxury treatment and the fact that dogs aren’t kept in in small spaces, makes this an easy choice.

Dogs Rule!

Actuel Dogs bills itself as France’s first luxury hotel for dogs, and founders Devi and Stan Burun, a dog behaviour specialist and lifelong dog-lover, also offer training programmes for unruly canines and dog walks in the woods.Please go on their website, this luxury canine hotel is truly wonderful!After all, your canine does deserve the very best!


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Mimi Green    This holiday collar is awesome, super good looking for the winter season and has all your dog’s important info right on the buckle. Santa approved !


A hot pink Hibiscus collar and flower from Accessories by LG! Attach the flower for those special occasions!

This listing is for the collar and flower set ONLY… want it with the matching leash?! Click this link:


Custom dog bed with Avery – Lipstick Red/Linen as the main fabric. The boxing strip is Carrie-Lipstick Red/Linen and the Piping is Houndstooth – Black/Linen. Cover has a zipper for easy removal. Cover is machine washable cold water mild detergent line dry. Insert is also machine washable.




5.Alice’s Natural Dog Treats

Natural , organic and packaged beautifully.Great as a holiday gift.


All leashes use nylon webbing and are sewn with an industrial strength machine using bar tack stitching at all stress points for extra durability. Each leash features a high quality diecast zinc snap hook.


7. Dog Clean Up Pouch– The best gift out! Over 15 prints to choose from.

Pouches are made from 100% cotton and durable interfacing for added durability. Each pouch is fully lined with a coordinating fabric and features a colorful zipper, bone shaped carabiner, and includes a full roll of poo bags. These little bags are also great for training treats, holding your keys or cell phone, or even as a wallet!


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on the road with Animalcouriers

We were very sad to leave Caesar behind at the Filozoikos Shelter in Athens.

Conrad from the UK-based Friends of Animals — Nea Filadelfia group that supports them says that if anyone in the UK is interested in adopting him, the transport costs will be covered.

Please email Kiki at if you can offer Caesar a permanent home.

The lovely people taking care of him at the shelter say: “Caesar is a shy boy, but he really loves dogs and loves to play with them. 2.5 years with a chain is a very very long period.”

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The Azawakh is otherwise known as the Tuareg sighthound,

Origin: Mali, Niger,Burkina Faso

Group: Sighthound,UKC

History of the Azawakh: This elegant breed is from the Sahara and the Sub-Saharan Sahel and their jobs included hunter,companion and guardian.The Tuareg tribe bred these dogs for their purity and beauty.This breed is still a rare breed internationally.

Description: Skinny, langly and tall .Hips are higher than the shoulders .With an unusually narrow head and intelligent , almond- shaped eyes,the Azawakh is regal in looks and confirmation.The coat is short and smooth with coloring ranging from white, grey, black, a blue grizzle and a variation of brown shades.

Height: 23.5- 29inches.

Weight: 35- 55 pounds

Temperament: Great softy-gentle, affectionate and sensitive.A really intelligent breed that can be protective.

Activity : Moderate

Not a great kennel dog, this breed needs to run and have plenty of exercise.Needs socialization and positive training.

Health Concerns: Cardiac problems,hip dysplasia,hypothyroidism, seizures and possibly spondylosis.

Azawakh Club

Azawakh wiki







Claudia Bensimoun


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The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne, otherwise known as the Fawn Brittany Griffon originated from France.This rustic looking dog is one of the oldest French scenthounds.

Group: Scenthound,UKC

History: The Griffon was used to hunt wolves until the 19th century when wolf populations declined.This breed is an ancestor to the Basset Fauve de Bretagne.The Griffon Fauve became rare but was revived in the 1940’s and once again in the 1980’s.

Description:A medium sized ,bony, rustic and muscular dog with a long head and black or born nose.With lips that cover the lower jaw and soft caramel eyes,the Griffon Fauve is splendid.He has a short neck and long ears and tail.The Griffon’s coat is short , rough and fawn colored,sometimes with a white spot on his chest.

Height: 19-22 inches

Weight:33 pounds

Temperament: The Griffon Fauve is an easy going and affectionate dog.This breed is popular and gets along with everyone.


Most Suitable Home: An active pet parent.Many of these dogs are kept in packs in kennels,yet they do well in homes with families.

Needs:Exercise, yard, positive training

Health Concerns: None known


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Griffon Fauve De Bretagne -Wiki

Basset Fauve de Bretagne Club UK

BASSET FAUVE DE BRETAGNE (related to the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne)


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It will likely be a couple of months before we know exactly how many pets were lost or displaced by Hurricane Sandy. But according to the American Humane Association, some 15 million dogs were in the storm’s path. ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States have deployed teams to New York and New Jersey to assist in search-and-rescue operations, give out food and medical care, and create temporary emergency shelters for pets found lost in the storm.


Here is Lucas-urgently looking for new home after Sandy-pet parent passed away/Lucas is on death row.


Lucas, a collie/shepherd mix, is on death row at the Staten Island, N.Y. animal care and control facility following the death of his guardian.LUCAS – ID#A0756781 (note, the shelter has put up Lucas’ original profile from when he was just 8 months of age)

I am a neutered male, brown Collie – Smooth mix.

The shelter staff think I am about 5 years old.

I weigh 53 pounds.

I was found in NY 11229.

I have been at the shelter since Nov 07, 2012

Animal Care and Control-Staten Island

Here are links to try finding your lost pets.





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