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Dog Day Sunday: 10 Dogs Who are Ready for Sunday Football

Let’s be honest: your dog doesn’t give a single woof about Sunday Night Football.

While you’re munching down on chicken wings and carefully eyeing the performance of your draft picks, your pup is just hoping for some scraps and a chance to play with that good ol’ pig skin.

Still, it’s incredibly fun to dress our pets up and pretend they care!

Check out 10 pups who look ready for Sunday Night Football, and don’t forget to send your own photos and stories to meg@geekgirlworld.com! We’ll feature your dog(s) on our next Dog Day Sunday and enter you to win a Loot Crate Pets!

Go Chiefs, beat Houston!!!

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Scout’s game face is on! Ready for his first NFL Sunday. #patriotspuppy @patriots

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Good game, guys! #patriotspuppy

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Dog Day Sunday: 3 Paw-some Sites to LIKE on Social Media

Truth: 90% of my time on the interwebz is spent laughing at dog memes, gushing over stories about animals, or catching up on what my favorite animal-rights groups are sharing on social media. As such, this week I decided to share 3 paw-some (ha) sites you should follow/like/cyber-stalk online. (Fittingly, I am typing this article on my computer while my pup Shadow cuddles in my lap and looks on!)

Friends of Mayhem

11210459_638660439597645_4667563007324650499_nWho they are: Named after founder Devanny Novak’s sweet dog, Friends of Mayhem describes themselves as  “a Las Vegas non-profit that specializes in helping all kinds of animals through donations, political action or just plain ear scratches!”

Why you should “like” them: Friends of Mayhem spotlights animals with special needs, and campaigns fun and creative ways to help the furballs! For example, earlier this year we covered their very special Benefit for Yoshi, in which they sold shirts that said “Get Your F*cking Dog Fixed.” All the proceeds went toward providing medical care for a dog named Yoshi and other animals at PAWsibilities are Endless. They are positive and upbeat, while still providing valuable and useful information to the community!

Where to find them: https://www.facebook.com/friendsofmayhem/


Noah’s Animal House

noahs1Who they are: Time to get serious: Animal Legal Defense Fund reports that abusers of animals are five times as likely to harm humans, and that nearly half of the victims who stay in violent households do so because they are afraid for their pets. Luckily, Noah’s Animal House in Las Vegas, Nevada (and soon Reno, Nevada, too!) “is a pet sanctuary for shelter residents that allow women to escape abusive situations without leaving behind their pet.” I’ve volunteered with NAH since 2012 and have had the privilege of meeting many of the women and their dogs (and cats and hamsters and birds) who have called Noah’s Animal House home!

Why you should “like” them: Noah’s Animal House spotlights the inspirational success stories of the brave women and their loyal pets who have been given a second chance thanks to their services, provides a central place to post requests for supplies and volunteer opportunities (HAAALP! They’re currently in need of a new gas dryer!), and shares great links to animal stories across the world!

Where to find them: https://www.facebook.com/Noahsanimalhouse/


Susie’s Senior Dogs

 1510593_295149333975043_1577678859_nWho they are: Susie’s Senior Dogs is a 501(c)3 organization who says it’s their goal to bring “awareness to overlooked, homeless senior dogs and the benefits to adopting an older pet.” Recently they were covered in the hugely popular photography/interview project Humans of New York, which allowed them to get massive exposure and spread their message to a huge animal-loving audience!

Why you should “like” them: Susie’s Senior Dogs works with animal rescue groups all over the United States to spotlight pups who are looking for their fur-ever home! (Literally every dog is a pup to me, even if they are over 7 or in the double digits!) Beautiful photographs paired with descriptions that read like love letters make me want to adopt every dog I see on their page! Even if you’re not planning on expanding your fur family, it’s rewarding to follow the dogs’ stories, from their initial posts to their final adoptions and happily ever afters.

Where to find them: https://www.facebook.com/susiesseniordogs/


Honorable Mention: I urge you to Google your local American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals group online to learn about dogs in your area who need help and support!

Want your dog featured on Dog Day Sunday? Send your stories and photos to webmaster@geekgirlworld.com and you’ll be entered to win a Loot Crate Pet Edition!

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Dog Day Sunday: Best of 2015

Happy New Year GeekGirl World! In 2015, we celebrated each Sunday with adorable pooches, including geeky pups, diva dogs, and out of this world cosplaying canines. Join us as we take a look back at some of our favorite photos and captions from the past year!

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Dog Day Sunday: A Puppy’s Life

Becoming a new pet parent is a wonderful experience. This week, we are introducing Percy, a 10 week old Chinese pug who loves nothing more than to cuddle. And who could refuse those big brown eyes!

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Dog Day Sunday: Pups of Ireland!

I recently spent some time in Ireland in what was truly the vacation of a life time! The scenery was gorgeous, the people friendly (and tipsy), the bars lively and full of music, and the pups were everywhere.

I managed to snap some photos of some precious canines that I found throughout my travels, which you can check out below!

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Dog Day Sunday: Sibling Rivalry

Dog siblings are a lot like human siblings: they fight, hog the good food, and take each others toys without bothering to ask permission.

So this Dog Day Sunday we’re going to explore the sibling rivalry that exists within the canine world with Bailey and Riley!

Bailey and Riley are both one-year-old Zuchons, with the latter being the older by 5 months. They are half siblings who live in separate homes, but they play together very often and are the best of friends, but at times also the best of enemies.

Check out the gallery below to see them in action!

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Dog Day Sunday: Mia of the Rings

Meet Mia, one of the four-legged rescues at Noah’s Animal House in Las Vegas, Nevada, a refuge for abused and displaced women, children, and their pets. Sadly, Mia’s mom couldn’t keep her, so this sweetie is up for adoption.

She loves giving kisses, running to and fro, and playing with her toy ring (the latter which inspired this week’s Lord of the Rings themed edition of Dog Day Sunday)!

Update: Mia has been reunited with her mama! There hasn’t been a day this joyous since the Hobbits returned to the Shire!

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Dog Day Sunday: Puppy Days

Anyone who has ever been a dog-parent to a puppy knows that their eventual transition into an adult is both relieving and disappointing.

Your adult dog finally sleeps the entire night, knows when and where to potty, and generally stops being so rambunctious (well, if you’re blessed!). But, lets face it, there’s nothing cuter than a tiny puppy, and looking back at old photos pet owners will naturally long for that time back, pee puddles and all.

So this Dog Day Sunday we’re going to look back on those wonderful, yet terrible, puppy days with Bailey, a now 1-year-old Zuchon:

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Dog Day Sunday: Puppy Fashion!

 

 

Let’s face it: a lot of people don’t look too kindly at people who dress up their dogs. “Let a dog be a dog” they often say, rolling their eyes at the small outfits that the poor pooch’s owners forced upon them.

And to be honest, I used to be one of those people before I became a pet owner, too.

I still see pet clothing as kind of a joke, but I’ve come to really understand why people do it, and I’ve even done it myself with my Zuchon Bailey.

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I will note that I don’t often dress Bailey up, but when I do it’s usually for a good reason.

Bailey has hair, rather than fur, which is great for us because she doesn’t shed, but not that great for her because she isn’t able to adjust to frigid temperatures.

We live in Massachusetts, so bundling up Bailey for the winter is a must. The photo above was taken in late December of last year (as you can probably assume by her reindeer!), and you can even see little specks of snow on her that occurred when we walked from the warmth of our house to our snow-ready Subaru.

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Her sweater is perfect for taking walks on snowy days, and she actually has quite a few!

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But although she does have sweaters, we normally won’t put her in clothing, opting instead for a cute bandana (as seen above). I try to coordinate her bandanas with the seasons and holidays, so during March she will wear green for St. Patricks Day, a floral one for spring, a patriotic one for the summer, and a spooky one for Halloween!

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…But on the more chilly October nights Bailey will dress up in her cutest pumpkin sweater! This year we are planning on purchasing an ewok costume for her, as we believe she will make a perfect one!

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Alright, this one I don’t have too much of an excuse for. I dressed Bailey up as a leprechaun princess for her birthday, which just so happens to be on St. Patricks Day. That cute little hat was pretty much impossible to keep on her head (she kept pawing it off) so I only kept it on her long enough for a tiny photo op!

So I guess while my approach to dog fashion is “function and warmth”, I still like to play around with outfits on my pup for my own guilty pleasures! But luckily for Bailey, this is a rare occurrence!

Do you dress your pet up? Let us know in the comments below!

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Dog Day Sunday: Shadow

Happy Dog Day Sunday! Meet Shadow, my sweet fur-baby who we adopted from a Las Vegas rescue group called Adopt a Rescue Pet. (We think he’s about 4 years old and part chihuahua, part rat terrier, part CAT, and all cuteness).

He likes sitting in laps (especially when I’m at the computer typing GGW articles),  playing with his “squeaker” toys, chasing laser pointers, chomping on bones, and playing with his fur-sister Daisy.

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