Have You Checked Your Pet's Microchip Lately?

August 15th is National Check The Chip Day, which means (if you haven't done so already) this is an excellent time to check whether your pet's microchip is still active and/or up-to-date. Although not mandatory nationwide, many parts of the U.S. (including some entire states) require for pets to be microchipped. "But, what is a microchip?", one may ask. According to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMA), The definition of a microchip is:
"...a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by a scanner that is passed over the area, and the radiowaves put out by the scanner activate the chip. The chip transmits the identification number to the scanner, which displays the number on the screen."
However, many pets go missing as much as *15% of dog and cat owners lost their pets, dogs had higher recovery rates (93%) than cats (75%). Many pet owners who have lost their pets have recovered them through shelters scanning their microchips. *Source: www.mdpi.com

Pet owners can check the information about their pet's registered microchip, CLICK HERE.  For those who may not have their pet's microchip number, one can either call their vet's office or take their pet to the vet, local animal shelter, or animal control office to get their microchip scanned.

For those pet owners who have just had just their pet microchipped, and have yet to register their pet's microchip, below is a list of registries to chose from:

Have any pet owners reading this post ever had a runaway a pet?  Was there a reunion? If so, how?

Dog Training School Under Investigation For Viral Video.

Video footage has emerged of a so-called dog trainer, hitting a dog (with a plastic wiffle ball bat) while pacing around a room in the facility. There's a portion of the video shows where the dog can be heard crying, barking, growling, retreating, & yelping, as the monster trainer, follows him and continuously beats taps the dog with the bat. In addition, one can hear another person laughing and making despicable disturbing comments while filming the video. This facility is called The Academy of Canine Behavior, and it's located in Bothell (Snohomish County), Washington State.

Below is the actual YouTube video which MAY be DISTURBING to watch. You have been WARNED!




Sigh...

Following the uproar from pet owners and animal lovers alike, The Academy of Canine Behavior has released the following statement to a local news site:

"The Academy of Canine Behavior's owners do not condone the treatment of animals in our care as shown in a two-year old video recently released by a disgruntled former employee. The employees shown and heard in this video are no longer in our employ or have been reassigned."
"...Snohomish County Animal Control has investigated the situation. No citations or warnings were issued." 
Source: KOMO News

Additionally, the dog training school has released another statement on their own website regarding the matter:

"The video was only recently released to Animal Control when they arrived for a surprise inspection of the facility and to talk to the person involved. Upon completion of interviewing the subject of the video and conducting a surprise inspection of the facility we were informed that no further action would be taken. 
[...]At the time the complaint came in, the trainer in question was reassigned to a position that did not involve caring for client dogs. Having been unable to view the contents of the video and the fact that Animal Control implied they had cleared her from any animal cruelty claims we were sure this was the right step. 
[...]The unacceptable laughter and comments heard by the person filming the session are from a past employee who has not worked for AOCB in 1 ½ years. Due to legal constraints we are not allowed to disclose why she was let go from AOCB. We find the attitude and behavior exhibited by this person to be very appalling."
Source: The Academy of Canine Behavior's website
While no citations have been issued to the training school YET, a few more individuals are coming forward with complaints stating that they've witnessed abusive events occurring in the facility. We'll keep you posted once those events are reported. 

Congratulations On Your K-9 Retirement!!!

Meet 'Viper'...

Photo Credit: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Viper, an 11-year old K-9 deputy for the Dekalb County Sheriff Department in Georgia, has retired last Wednesday (June 20, 2018). The Belgian Malinois 'Viper', has contributed about 8 years of service to the Dekalb County Sheriff's Office, and is the FIRST K-9 in Dekalb to be honored with a retirement ceremony.

Congratulations on your retirement, Viper! and thank you for your service!

New House Of Pawsh Blog

Greeting Pawsh Friends,

As months went by,  we've decided to move web hosts and thankfully for the better....
WE'RE BAAA-ACK!!!

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Since the website has a brand new look, of course we will be adding brand new items as well--be on the lookout for Summer/Fall 2018 items. The House of Pawsh Blog will not only cover PET-tertainment and  PET-ducation, but will also cover pet awareness and other current events involving our furry friends. So please feel free to take a look around our relaunched and revamped site, and let us know what you think. Thank you! 🐾

P.S. We understand that all of the items that were listed on the old web host site are not listed in the new one, but we will continue to update the inventory from now on.

Have You Checked Your Pet's Microchip Lately?

August 15th is National Check The Chip Day, which means (if you haven't done so already) this is an excellent time to check whether your...