The pet friendly lifestyle of a female pug.

The pet friendly lifestyle of a female pug.
Phoebe Rose is Pet Travel Ambassador for Posh Pet Travel

Monday, July 30, 2012

HSUS No-Fur Campaign

Phoebe Rose is thrilled to have been selected to participate in the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) No-Fur Pin Campaign.

Miss Rose is a strong supporter of the No-Fur Campaign and cautions all fashionistas, designers and divas to beware: "Fur makes you look fat!"

The Hollywood HSUS is sponsoring a glittering fashion fundraiser (to be held at a private mansion in Los Angeles) featuring exciting cutting edge men's and women's fashions for Fall 2012.

This "born not bought" furry fashionista will be covering the Red Carpet VIP evening - so check back for all the details.


H-Couture 2012  the future of fashion
Saturday, September 22nd  Los Angeles

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Homeless Pets are Victims of Foreclosures

Phoebe Rose, celebrity pug has been barking out about the rise in foreclosures causing animal shelters to be overcrowded and unnecessary euthanizing of abandoned pets.

The Huffington Post and MSNBS news spotlighted this important issue today.
The banks continue to disregard government guidelines after receiving billions in (taxpayer) bailouts.
Check out the links to the article and video:

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Austin Pets Alive! Shelter Opens Maternity Ward

New Mom, Philly and pups in Maternity Ward at Austin Pets Alive!

Celebrity Pug, Phoebe Rose took the opportunity while still visiting Austin, Texas, to peek in at the newborn Collie-mix pups and their Mom, Philly, at Austin Pets Alive! (APA) Maternity Ward.

APA’s website explains that “The idea for a maternity ward came from the need to be able to immediately save a pregnant mom or mommy dog and her babies at a moment’s notice.”
Operations Manager, Faith Wright, a former paralegal and APA volunteer, gave us a warm welcome and tour of The Maternity Ward, sponsored by a private donation of $1500 that led to the conversion of one of the former administrative offices into two condo-style runs prioritizing safety and privacy.
The softly lit space is kept calm and den-like with background music to drown out some of the unavoidable shelter sounds and get the animals used to noises, explained Faith.
The air-conditioned space also has its own stash of supplies to keep these families comfortable while they wait for foster.
Phoebe Rose peeks in on new Mom, Philly in Maternity Ward
Ms. Wright explained that solely volunteers run the Foster Program, as no funding is available.  “There can be up to 300 dogs in foster homes on a given day,” she said. 

At least 60 dogs were "saved" in the last 7 days by APA, according to Ms. Wright, a canine Mom to 6 pups, who regularly takes home bottle babies for their 2 hour round the clock feedings.

The Staff check on Mom and babies 4X daily, provide dry and wet food at all times and ensure that the ward is scrupulously cleaned.

Philly (still very shy and withdrawn) had given birth in an Austin shelter prior to being rescued by APA - 48 hours from being euthanized.  The pups were quietly nursing as Philly rested in a plastic swimming pool that accommodates her babies-6 girls and 1 boy, while waiting for a foster home.   

We joined  Ms. Wright in her office - to watch the bottle feeding (and burping) of 2-week-old puppies. Their Mom had died the day before and they were abandoned at a shelter in Bastrop.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fourth of July in Austin, Texas

Wow!  Celebrating the Fourth of July in Austin, Texas is fantastic!  Talk about a down home feeling and hospitality-I was even invited to join a local neighborhood parade in Barton Springs.

Lots of good ol' Texas barbecue on my agenda for today.  I'll let the other pups play with the frisbees....I'm saving my energy for some Olympic sized chowing down.

Have a safe and happy Fourth!!!!
Love & Licks,
Phoebe R.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Canine Caution for Fourth of July

Phoebe Rose advises canine caution for Fourth of July
The Fourth of July means food, fun and fireworks.  Phoebe Rose is down with the food (Texas barbecue-yeah!) and fun but not a big fan of fireworks. 
As she is a little hearing impaired (unless she is being called for dinner)-fireworks don't normally traumatize the plucky pug but most canines need to be supervised and in a controlled environment.
Here are a few tips to make the celebration fun for all:
Make sure your pets are in a secure area with water (the fenced backyard is probably not as secure as you think, especially with a scared dog).   Animal shelters report a record number of animals turned into shelters.
Find a relatively quiet  "safe zone" (a closet or back bedroom) and make comfy with bedding.
Turn on the TV or music (classical is soothing) to try to mask sounds from outdoors. 
Give your dog a Kong or food puzzle to focus on.
Turn on some lights (it’s scarier in the dark).
Set up a crate or pillows within the secured room.

Happy Fourth and save some barbecue for your furry pal.