Our sweethearts!

Our sweethearts!

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How much do we love our pets?  A good question for Valentine’s Day, when love is in the air.

According to Time Magazine, people spend $367 million on their pets over Valentine’s Day period. While gifts like bones and treats are great, the biggest thing your dog wants from you is your TIME.  That extra walk, some snuggles or even some training, all goes a long way to demonstrate you love.  

And what says “love”  more than dressing your Morkie up in a ridiculously romantic ensemble??

Who wouldn’t love dogs? They love us back, unconditionally. They’re always overjoyed to see us, even if we’ve just been outside for 5 minutes.  Petfinder says they make the perfect Valentine’s date by far — among other reasons, they don’t talk!  And you don’t have to share your dessert with a dog.

A quick do-it-yourself valentine costume in just 5 minutes from Modern Dog Magazine.

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photo from petfinder

Here’s what you need:

•    1 large sheet red (or pink!)
 cardstock
•    1 ruler
•    1 pencil or white marker
•    A pair of scissors or X-Acto
knife
•    1 round cake tin or other
 round object approximately the 
size of your dog’s head

A little bit of measuring and cutting and voila – 5 minutes later you have the most adorable dog for February 14th!

Read the full directions here at Modern Dog.

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Easy Valentine’s costume for your dog

Thinking of adopting a Morkie?

Thinking of adopting a Morkie?

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MorkieRescue.com is a new site, devoted to Morkie resources for adopting and rescuing Yorkie-Maltese mixes.

That’s great – you won’t be disappointed.  Today, shelter and rescue group staff work with you to find a great match.

And contrary to some myths out there, dogs at shelters are not “bad” or “damaged.” They’ve usually been turned back because the owner’s life has taken a bad turn.

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Petfinder.com and Petango.com have thousands of up-to-date listings.

To find an adoptable Morkie, you can check one of the big “shelter aggregator” sites – these are websites that pull together all the shelters,  humane societies and rescue groups across Canada, the United States and Mexico – they show you who is available, where.  You just enter the kind of pet you’re looking for, the breed and where you live.  You’ll see dozens of options.

The two biggies are:

They’re outstanding sites, and also feature lots of tips and articles on adopting.

You can also check Breed Rescue Clubs – Yorkshire Terrier and Maltese Clubs – where you can find mixes like Morkies.

Some of these are:

Know of any good rescue groups? Let me know and I’ll put them online.

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