Find a buddy, save a life and reap health benefits! Chocolate dogs need your help (not your chocolate). Help them help you.
Lots of them are waiting in dog rescue shelters for a loving pet parent like you!
Please don't keep them waiting.
But before you adopt, stop. Do research and select a companion that you can live with.
Choose a chocolate chum, a bittersweet buddy. You'll save a life (as long as you don't let her eat this!) and enhance your won!
Ready? Let's pick a pet...
Why do so many dogs end up in shelters? Dogs do their thing. Too many owners don't do their thing! But not you. You'll do it right.
Chocolate breeds come in all temperaments. Before you adopt consider your lifestyle. Select a dog that fits. You don't want any unpleasant surprises.
Kid friendly chocolate breeds...
But which breed is the best choice for families with kids? The Lab according to petpeoplesplace.com because it's both fun and safe.
Don't forget cute and loyal!
Petmedsonline.org rated it the 7th most intelligent breed. No wonder it's an internationally popular dog!
These breeds are a little trickier. They can make good pets, if you're prepared...
Choose carefully. Take their special qualities into account!
Ready to adopt? Go to petfinder.com/dog-breeds and use their breed guide to learn more. Plus they have dogs available for adoption.
Can't adopt? Consider a donation to a dog rescue facility. Maybe you have time to volunteer?
Maybe you're a little stressed and need the...
Adopt a dog and you save it's life. But what do you get out of it? Health benefits.
The Centers for Disease Control web site states...
Pets can decrease your:
Pets can increase your:
Benefits you can use, right?
Remember guys, ladies love chocolate. Show up at your local dog park with one of the above chocolate beasts and the ladies will be all over you. It could happen!
Ladies, nothing breaks the ice like pet talk! Get that gorgeous guy's attention with your interesting chocolate pup.
Your pooch is protecting your health. Time to return the favor...
Resist those big puppy dog eyes. You can do it. Don't let your dog guilt you into sharing your chocolate.
Why? Dark chocolate theobromine and caffeine.
Dogs are sensitive to these stimulants. They can't metabolize them quickly like us.
In large amounts they can cause your dog to...
Fortunately, death by dark chocolate appears to be a rare occurrence for dogs.
But dogs have a nose for chocolate which can lead to serious trouble.
Which type of chocolate is the most dangerous for your best friend? Baking.
Why baking chocolate? Because its theobromine content is much higher than other types of chocolate. Just one ounce or less may be toxic.
So please protect your pooch from the potential poison.
It's not just the chocolate that can be harmful. Watch out for the by-products.
Those husks of roasted cocoa beans make great mulch. But some dogs will munch on them.
So be careful where you use it. It can be as dangerous as chocolate for the same reasons (theobromine and caffeine).
You might want to test your dog before you spread it around the yard.
See if she's a mulch muncher. Put a little down and be ready to pounce. If she shows too much interest use the mulch where she can't reach it.
Or maybe make it a gift to your friend without a dog.
Just can't stand to eat dark chocolate without giving your pooch a treat? Offer a carob dog snack.
It's a safe chocolate substitute for dogs. None of those nasty stimulants to cause problems.
And your pooch will be snack happy.
Chocolate dogs are depending on you. A canine
companion will change your life. Why not get one today? You both will benefit!