Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Signature Dog Blog: Honouring Dogs of War

War Dogs by Roger J. Robicheau

I am an American War dog
I obey orders from my brave handler

My job is to find, save, help and comfort
I try to do the best I can

Being faithful is everything to me
Staying alert, I must always be

When my name is called out
proudly I stand to serve with love

I so try to do what is asked of me
If I die on duty, please remember 

I am an American War Dog
and my brave handler is my best friend

God gave me a life to love and give
and to be there when there is need

The time may come for my duty to end
and I will proudly be a K9 Corps Veteran

It will be hard for me to stop serving
I'll want to continue but know I cannot

Remember those like me who don't go to war
Many have duties that are so very important

I am an American War Dog
and I have the Best Friend in the World



Butch stands guard as Private First Class Rez P. Hester sleeps. 
Butch is with the 7th War Dog Platoon, 25th Regiment, Iwo Jima. 




Lee and Sabrina 💔

ps:  This amazing photo courtesy of  The Warfare History Network

Signature Pet Services is a by-appointment-only pet sitting company serving the very beautiful Saanich Peninsula in British Columbia. 


Friday, October 25, 2019

Signature Dog Blog: Signature Pet Services wishes you a Happy Halloween





Watch out for the grim reaper (AKA Roman) on Halloween Night...he may kiss you to death.  Although, one reader sent me an email that Roman looks more like he is dressed up as Ghandi ... and another said a ghost.  I think they are both right!


Halloween is a fun change in the daily routine for all family members except pets. Pets don’t care for change and can become nervous and/or aggressive with the increased number of people and vehicles in their territories. Add the potentially hazardous mix of decorations and Halloween candy within the pet’s reach, and it could prove to be a fatal mix unless precautions are taken to keep pets safe on Halloween.




Pets allowed to remain loose on Halloween can be injured or cause injury. An unconfined pet may run out outside and into the path of oncoming traffic when the home’s door is opened to give trick or treaters candy. 

On the other hand, an unconfined pet (dogs specifically) may feel that children wearing Halloween costumes are territorial risks and bite a child. 




Black cats and Halloween go together, which makes black cats at high risk for being stolen from their owners on Halloween.

Happy Halloween everyone and keep those pets inside!

Boo!


Lee and Sabrina 👻

ps:  This post is for you Romie, I sure miss you and wish now that I had appreciated your gentle manner more.  


Signature Pet Services is a by-appointment-only pet sitting company serving the very beautiful Saanich Peninsula in British Columbia. 



Sunday, October 13, 2019

Signature Dog Blog: Three Dog Bakery




Pupcakes from Three Dog Bakery



Are you heading to the lower mainland this week perhaps for a family gathering?  In particular, either Vancouver or Port Moody?


Are you looking for a really cool little shop for your dog, that we simply don't have here on the Saanich Peninsula?


Are you taking your beloved pup with you, if so he will love it.


Or, are you having to leave him or her at home simply because he or she does not travel well or this is a business trip?


And, you are feeling guilty.  Are you feeling guilty?  Well don't be.  Just make sure you have a few minutes put aside to hit one of the two Three Dog Bakery locations.  The stuff is so yummy looking that you will want to be a dog.  OK not really.


But you will want to look at getting getting a Blueberry Pot Pie, Dog Taco or one or many of the special Pupcakes.  


They even have S'mores.  For dog.  Not human.  


One of my favourite things to do for my dog is to purchase a custom cake with his or her name on it.  So fun.


Just think you can go to a bakery and not have to worry about counting calories. And, your dog will love you for it!


Just click on the link for everything you need to know.

The Three Dog Bakery Location Info


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Lee and Sabrina 💗



Signature Pet Services is a by-appointment-only pet sitting company serving the very beautiful Saanich Peninsula in British Columbia. 




Thursday, September 19, 2019

Signature Dog Blog: Senior Doberman Project




Image result for old doberman dog


Did you know there are special needs senior Dobermans in need?

There is nothing to compare to the dignity of a senior male Doberman.  And, those who through very unfortunate circumstances, have ended up in rescue, retain that dignity as they await adoption into a final loving home.  

Their final loving home.

A chance for kisses and cuddles, soft bed and stuffed toys.  Maybe a dog brother or sister to walk with.  

To go to sleep with kindness and wake up with kindness.


Just a place to rest their head and to be loved just once. 

Just once.

Their last chance, last time, last hope.  

Before the crossing of the Rainbow Bridge.

At the Senior Doberman Project, from Alabama to Texas they currently have too many Senior Dobermans in rescue for me to count (I kept crying when I was counting) 30 of those are senior male Dobermans. THIRTY!

The goal of this blog is to bring some awareness to these senior Doberman gentleman who are in the direst need of homes.  

Dire need.  

If you can sponsor, donate or foster that would be great!

If not, could you spread the word about these senior gentlemen to anyone you know who may be able to help?

If you can, and this is really important, just hold one of these senior gentlemen in your heart? 

For just for a minute and wish them good luck, love and kindness. 

Perhaps say a little prayer for one more chance.

If you can help or just want to read about the Senior Doberman Project, here is their contact information:

Senior Doberman Project 



Sabrina and I will say a special little prayer for you tonite.  

Sleep well Sweet Dobies!




Lee and Sabrina 💔



Signature Pet Services is a by-appointment-only pet sitting company serving the very beautiful Saanich Peninsula in British Columbia. 

Monday, September 9, 2019

Signature Dog Blog: Dog Day Afternoon Chesterman Beach, Tofino














I recently spent the long weekend with family at the beautiful Wickaninnish Inn located on the very special and mesmerizing Chesterman Beach in Tofino, British Columbia.

While I am not really an advocate of off-leash dogs and these dogs were not supposed to be off-leash. I have to say I have never met a more diverse, friendly and polite group of dogs.  

Ever.
  
The people were pretty nice too!

I highly recommend a stay at the "Wick" for a special occasion.  To relax, recuperate, recover, rediscover and re-fuel.  This was one holiday that I will never forget. 

And, they are very dog friendly.  





Lee and Sabrina 💗


Signature Pet Services is a by-appointment-only pet sitting company serving the very beautiful Saanich Peninsula in British Columbia.