Eddie looking for loving family

THE Animal Welfare League is hoping a family will visit their rehoming centre on the Gold Coast and adopt Eddie – a happy-go-lucky young dog who absolutely loves to play.

The 5 month 2 week old Basenji/Border Collie has a lot of energy and would love daily training and exercise to keep him stimulated.

He gets along well with other dogs and is very playful with them.

Eddie would prefer to go to a home with a second dog to keep him company.

Come and meet him at Animal Welfare League’s Rehoming Centre on the Gold Coast.

PHONE: 07 5509 9030
WEB: www.awlqld.com.au/adopt-a-pet
ADDRESS: Shelter Road, Coombabah, Qld, 4216

Boo the Pomeranian is one popular pooch

Boo the Pomeranian has a social media following that rivals some big-name celebrities.

Over 17 million people follow the popular pooch on Facebook. Not bad for page that was started in 2009 as a joke by his owner Jennifer.

He has also released four photo books (BOO: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog, BOO: A Little Dog in a Big City, BOO: Paper Doll Set and BOO ABC: A to Z with the World’s Cutest Dog), has his own calendars and makes regular television appearances.

It’s not hard to see why Boo is loved by so many – he is just too cute.

Take a look at some of his most adorable photos below:

‘tude.

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telling the new week who’s boss.

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perks of being a pup: clothes optional; sunnies sufficient. [photo credit: @thegracechon]

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2014 taxes paid! time to get a job so 2015 doesn’t feel left out. these cookies don’t pay for themselves.

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This chewing gum ingredient could kill your dog

Dog owners are being warned to keep sugarless gum products out of reach of their pets, after a sweetener used in some brands has been found to be deadly to dogs.

Tonia Cox’s dog, Murphy Jo, almost died after the labradoodle accidentally ingested about 20 pieces of sugarless gum. The US woman rushed the dog, who had began vomiting and was lethargic, to the vet and was shocked to learn her pet was suffering liver failure.

Luckily Murphy Jo survived, but many other dogs haven’t been so lucky.

Vets believe the sweetner Xylitol is the problem, and although it is safe for human consumption, it can cause severe low blood sugar, seizures and liver failure in dogs.

Sugar-free gum is the biggest culprit, but it is also used in some sugar-free candies, chewable vitamins, even some baked goods and peanut butter.

Celebrity Pets: Meet Taylor Swift’s cats Meredith and Olivia

It’s no secret that Taylor Swift loves her cats.

After adopting Meredith, a Scottish Fold cat, in October 2011, Swift has continually publicised her infatuation with her feline friend though social media.

Then in June last year Swift adopted another kitten called Olivia. The two appear to be the best of friends!

Taylor’s fans cannot get enough of the cats who feature on her Instagram in both videos and photos.

They’ve come a long way since the hourly cat fights of the past.

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Olivia just wants to blend in.

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Meredith is allergic to joy.

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Olivia Benson meeting Olivia Benson. @therealmariskahargitay

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Same.

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Meerkat Manor.

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You seem stressed.

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Meredith has been mad all day.

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I woke up like thissss (With a cat on me)

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Gold Coast pet foster carers needed urgently

Animal Welfare League Queensland has issued a call out for locals to become pet foster carers this summer.

With up to six litters of kittens and puppies arriving on their doorstep each day, AWLQ are urging Gold Coasters to add a new member to their family – even if it just a for a short time.

“Breeding season is in full swing and undesexed animals are roaming, getting pregnant and then turning up in pounds all over South East Queensland. Because they are not getting reclaimed by their owners, these pregnant animals are being turned over to us,” says AWLQ representative Zoe Hermans.

Adding to the strain on the animal charity is the constant stream of ‘surrendered’ pregnant pets and underage litters.

“Between the strays coming via the pounds we work with, and the privately surrendered animals, we are currently taking in up to six litters of kittens and puppies a day – often more,” Says Ms Hermans.

“Then there are the sick and injured animals that come to us that also need time in care. Resources are stretched across all five of AWLQ’s shelters because none of these animals are able to be rehomed straight away.

“When a pregnant dog or cat arrives at our shelter, it will be at least three months before it and its’ litter can be rehomed,” Says Ms Hermans.

“Because of the sheer amount of pregnant and nursing mums arriving right now, the system of incoming and outgoing animals has become completely clogged up. We desperately need the help of Foster Carers to ease the strain.”

Those interested in becoming Foster Carer for AWLQ can find more information on the organisation’s website – awlqld.com.au