Dogs may be man’s best friend and beer is also his good buddy. As more and more people are practicing social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, animal shelters and rescue centers have had to close their doors to visitors. Fortunately, some companies are taking steps to ensure that needy dogs don’t get forgotten about during the outbreak. Busch Beer is teaming up with Midwest Animal Rescue to help get dogs fostered and adopted. To help incentivize people into bringing a furry friend home, the beer company is offering a prize they call “Busch Beer for 3 months.” “During these uncertain and lonelier times, people need an escape: cue the cute puppy memes and photos,” a spokesperson for Busch in a statement to People. “But as much as we need those cute puppy pics to help get us through social distancing, it’s actually them who need us.” The rules for the promotion are fairly simple: adopt or foster a dog through Midwest Animal Rescue and then send the proof to Busch through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (users must also follow Busch on the social network). Busch will be providing up to 500 winners with a pre-paid debit card worth $100. Busch will be accepting submissions through April 25th. “Social distancing is better with a furry friend by your side and a cold beer in your hand,” a spokesperson for Busch told People. Based on what’s happening in New York City, Busch shouldn’t have a shortage of entrances. Click here to learn more!e!!
Awesome!! I adopted my last three dogs (all basset hounds), and can’t imagine my life without them. Major kudos to the good people at Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis for this great idea!! And hey.. if getting a new dog isn’t right for you at this time, that’s ok. Stop by your local liquor store and buy some of the many different Busch beer products, and support this great American company instead. Excellent!! 🙂
A headline in last week’s Washington Post jumped out at me: “Dogs are Bad for the Planet” screamed the story, accompanied by an image of the snouts of two dogs preparing to chomp down on planet Earth. It turns out the article was about feral dogs in Brazil and how they’re out of control and endangering other creatures in the area by killing off other animals. It may be true that dogs can be destructive, especially untrained ones – but bad for the planet? Hardly. They’ve got it all wrong. Dogs actually make the world a better place! In fact, it’s time to recognize “National Dog Day” – an annual celebration every August 26th designed to encourage canine ownership along with raising awareness of the plight of man’s best friend. With the exception of graduate school and a few years prior to getting married, I’ve been living with a dog almost all of my life. As a little kid, I thought everybody had one. The sounds of our neighborhood included plenty of barking mutts, especially our next-door neighbor’s basset hound, Maggie, whose big ears dragged on the ground. She howled every time she wanted to come inside the house. Like so many other people, our dogs were just part of the everyday rhythm of living. As somebody once appropriately observed, “Dogs aren’t like members of the family. They are members of your family.” My brothers and sister and I will never forget our furry friends, including Snoopy, Daisy and Patriot. Since beginning to raise my own family we’ve enjoyed the companionship of Shep, Macy, Sawyer and now Shadow. I’m no expert on our four-legged buddies, but having owned many, including our current Great Dane, I would suggest that the following things about dogs are true. Click here for more:
Thanks to Paul J. Batura for that heartwarming article. But, it’s only the beginning. Click on the text above to read the rest. Dogs are definitely the best people. I’m the proud owner of my third basset hound (“George”). Paul J. Batura is vice president of communications at Focus on the Family and the author of “GOOD DAY! The Paul Harvey Story.” He can be reached on Twitter @PaulBatura or by email at Paul@PaulBatura.com Happy National Dog Day!!! 🙂
Therapy dogs help returning troops deal with postwar stress
I can personally attest to the effectiveness of this. And, my home hasn’t been the same since I had to put MY dog down a couple years ago (he had lymphoma cancer). I miss that element in my home. So, hope to get another dog at some point..
CO Vets see uptick of dogs eating edible marijuana
This falls into that category of both sad, and yet funny. Its funny to think of a dog high on mj. BUT, its sad in that its probably borderline animal cruelty. Some people are such idiots.