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A 501(c)(3) Non Profit Corporation

Holistically Dedicated To The Rescue, Rehoming Or Sanctuary Of Rottweilers

Natural Remedies ~ a choice you can live with!

Angel Sponsor Challenge Is Still Here!

Thanks to our Angel Sponsor's pledge, who will match donations to Happy Tails Rescue
( up to $1,500 )  made between now & November 30, 2010!

We know it's getting harder and harder to make ends meet, but even small donations make a meaningful difference to our rescue efforts and this opportunity essentially doubles your giving power, thanks to this anonymous donor!

Contributions will be reserved exclusively for dog food, we're entering into fall and winter without any reserve and insufficient food donations.  These Big Black Pooches go through about 100-150 lbs daily, 365 days a year!

If you stumble across any generous souls needing a year's end write off we would be most grateful if you would please send them our way.   We accept checks or credit cards.
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Make personalized Rottweiler postage as a great gift at Zazzle.

Thanks for your interest in our newsletter with a holistic perspective for your and your 4 legged companions.  We encourage you to share with your family and friends.  There is no charge for our newsletters or any of the other information.

As a Non Profit Charity we rely on donations of all sizes, large and small.  Any purchases you make from our selected vendors, the same vendors we use, will also help support our rescue efforts.  We truly appreciate your help!

Stop Cruel Animal Mutilations!

The U.S. Army  is once again applying for a permit to cut apart and kill animals in cruel and crude trauma training exercises in the district of Oberpfalz (Bavaria, Germany), even though the Army's first application was withdrawn because of overwhelming public opposition to the plan.   Its' second application was also recently denied because officials said that the animal laboratories would violate Germany's animal protection law, since effective non-animal methods are available for use in the training instead.

Germany's own Armed Forces has written to PETA, stating:  " The armed forces do no animal tests for training purposes.  For training exercises the soldiers learn with really good models and the doctors don't need animal experiments."

The U.S. Army's own Alfred V. Rascon School of Combat Medicine at Fort Campbell does not use animals in its trauma program, stating that "training on simulators is more realistic to providing care for a person than training on animals."

Please help spare animals from these cruel and deadly trauma training exercises by sending polite e-mails to German government officials urging them to continue stopping the U.S. Army from pursuing permits for trauma training in Germany.

Top Animal Poisons

Ranking of nearly 20,000 pet poisoning claims between 2005 and 2009:

Accidental Ingestion of Medications 5,131
Rodenticide (mouse & rat poison) 4,028
Methylxanthine Toxicity (chocolate, caffeine)3,661
Plant Poisoning 2,808
Household Chemicals 1,669
Metaldehyde (snail, slug poison) 396
Insecticide 323
Heavy Metal Toxicity (lead, zinc) 288
Toad Poisoning 270
Antifreeze Poisoning 213
Walnut Poisoning 100
Alcohol Toxicity 75
Strychnine 28

Here are safer household cleaners:

Biokleen Seventh Generation Shaklee
Ecover Method Home Mrs Meyers
Citra Solv Ecos Grist
Sun & Earth Simplegreen

Aromatherapy Candle - Lavender   50 hr. burn time- made with 100% pure essential oils.  Our aromatherapy candles are made with a blend of Candelilla, Carnauba, Bayberry and Soy waxes.  This plant-based wax combination provides a cleaner burning candle and delivers a better performance than all soy based candles.  100% Pure Essential Oils are used to provide an Aromatherapy benefit, entering your body by inhalation.  Our candles are synthetic-free and contain no petrochemicals.  An environmentally safe choice.  Helps to relax humans and four legged critters too!

These other delightful, all natural aromas will bring a sense of beautiful harmony and tranquility to your enviornment, without any risk from conventional petroleum based candles filling the air full of artificial fragrances & toxins.  Perfect for the office, home, bath or special friends.

Bergamot & Lime
Eucalyptus & Peppermint
Frankincense & Patchouli
Lemongrass & Orange
Tangerine & Lime
Vanilla Rose Ylang Ylang

EcoPure Lavender Aromatherapy Spray

     *  Pampers your pets body, mind and spirit
     *  Relaxes the mind
     *  Strengthens the nervous system
     *  Can reduce hyperactivity
     *  Made from essential oils

Hamburger Buns, Anyone?

Enriched flour, bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, enzymes, water, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, yeast, soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated soybean oil, contains 2% or less of the following:  salt, calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, wheat gluten, ammonium sulfate, ammonium chloride, dough conditioners (sodium stearoyl lactylate, datem, ascorbic acid, azodicarbonamide, mono- and diglycerides, ethoxylated monoglycerides, monocalcium phosphate, enzymes, guar gum, calcium peroxide, soy flour, calcium propionate and sodium propionate preservatives, soy lecithin.  All chemicals and  GMO  garbage, that even roaches won't touch ever.

What popular "food"  is created when you blend that luscious enriched flour with these goodies:   vegetable oil (GMO), high fructose corn syrup (GMO), corn syrup solids (GMO), molasses, salt, leavening, wheat starch, cinnamon, cornstarch (GMO), caramel color, gelatin, soy lecithin (GMO), and nutritive additives?  That is a Pop Tart!

If you've never seen a McDonalds' Cheesburger that was old enough to vote, this is your chance.  The Bionic Burger  Commercial burgers do not decompose, rot or mold because they are not food, and this fellow has a Burger Museum to prove it!

Rottweiler Honoured For Stopping Sex Aattacker


   *  Ground Yellow Corn
   *  Chicken By-Product Meal
   *  Corn Gluten Meal
   *  Whole Wheat Flour
   *  Beef Tallow
   *  Rice Flour
   *  Beef
   *  Soy Flour
   *  Sugar
   *  Sorbitol
   *  Tricalcium Phosphate
   *  Water
   *  Animal Digest
   *  Salt
   *  Phosphoric Acid
   *  Potassium Chloride
   *  Sicalcium Phosphate
   *  Sorbic Acid
   *  L-Lysine Monohydrochloride

The Revolting Reality Of These Ingredients

Ground Yellow Corn  is the entire ground up ear of corn excluding the husk.  90% +/- of Corn is GMO and a major source of allergies. including the cob but without the husk.

Chicken By-Product Meal  Rendered, ground parts of chicken, including heads, eyes, necks, bones, blood, feathers, feet, intestines, undeveloped eggs, beaks, internal organs, may contain disease or contaminated tissue.

Corn Gluten Meal  More difficult to digest, allergy causing dried residue from corn, a cheap filler causing organ damage to kidneys and liver.

Whole Wheat Flour  Another process allergen, dogs are carnivoires and do not naturally eat grains.

Beef Tallow  Rendered cattle are those unfit for human consumption, dead or dying, tallow is created from their fat to add flavor, could include restaurant grease too.

Rice Flour  Highly processed, vitamin free, a filler of starch & gluten, difficult to digest, no nutritional value.

Soy Flour  91% + of all Soy is GMO, causes allergies, hormonal damage, organ damage and we consider is unfit even if organic, it is not a health food.  This poor quality, dangerous filler is from soy bean flakes.

Sugar  More refined junk to be avoided, considered an anti-nutrient.

Animal Digest  Rendered animals of all types, road kills, lab animals, fetal tissues, organis, diseased or slaughtered shelter animals with all of the drugs in them, includes intestines with stool, parasites & bacteria.  Everything is boiled, melted, blended and dumped into cheap dog & cat foods.

Salt  Not nice sea salt, normally a chemical mixture which inludes real salt, and not needed.

Potassium ChlorideUsed to replenish electrolytes, also used in fertilizers and for lethal injections.

And then the ingredients just go downhill from there, more garbage & harmful preservatives.  Where is the nutrition?  Truthly if you buy supermarket dog food, you're contributing to disease, sickness and the early death of your dog.

Did you know that an 85 lb dog, who eats commercial junk kibble, ingests about 50 lbs of artificial preservatives each year?  Is it any surprise that so many dogs suffer from dry skin, allergic reactions, dental disease, poor health, lack of energy, and degenerative organ dysfunction?

How much does your dog weigh?  Does he eat commercial kibble with artificial preservatives?

Rendered animals including all of the owner surrenders who really, really love their dog, BUT turn them into a shelter anyway end up in cheap dog foods.  The secret has been out since the early 90's and we have a lot of information on our website.

Here are several more videos if you can stomach it.  The point is not to horrify, the message is to only feed your aninmals what you would consider eating yourself.

Clearly there are millions of dead human and animal bodies that must be safely disposed of, but is eating them the best solution?

As a rescue with many senior animals, we've used burial, but that isn't always immediately possible, like when the ground is frozen or covered in several feet of snow.  We've also used cremation, but that's a 80 mile round trip drive and they aren't always available.

After much frustration, thought and research, we turned to a Washington state approved method of animal body disposal.  We compost and return the body's nutrients to the soil, very natural, very clean, no odors, no rats, just very efficient, easy and not stressful.  We have a 10 x 10 dog run that we use (apart from everything) to keep chickens from rooting through the straw and use it for an interm resting area before being returned to the soil, providing nutrients to enrich the soil and complete the circle of life.

On Farm Composting of Livestock Mortalities   Washington State Department of Ecology.  "These guidelines provide the basics of composting large livestock as one possible animal mortality management tool.  Proper composting of other types of livestock is allowed in Washington but is not covered in this guidance document.   The focus is on managing what is considered routine, day-to-day livestock mortalities, and is not suitable for managing mortality due to reportable diseases."   Gosh, they don't advise us to eat them!

What Happens To Unwanted Dogs And Cats

Pet Food Horror!  What's In The Food

Dogs & Cats In Human Food & Cosmetics

Whatever Happens To Dead Shelter Animals?

Lab Animals Rendered Into Pet Food (article)

Our dogs enjoy many of the same foods that we eat, pure organic veggies,  organic extra-virgin coconut oil    Hemp seed Oil,  raw goat milk, yogurt, grass fed or free range beef, bison, chicken without any steroids, hormones, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, preservatives etc.  There are many ways to include these fresh, natural foods in your dog's meals, or you could consider some of these great recipes:

Healthy Dog Cookbook
Healthful Recipes For Dogs & Cats
50 Home cooked Recipes For Canines
Homemade Goodies For Mans Best Friend
Real Food For Dogs
Foods Pets Die For
Halo Spot Stew
Complete Guide To Natural Health For Dogs & Cats
Whole Pet Diet For Dogs & Cats
Natural Pet Food

Other Brand Top Ingredients

Castor Pollux Organix  The words "organic" or "'certified organic" on this food and treat labels, means that you can be reassured that they meet every regulatory requirement.   Organic ingredients have no pesticides, no synthetic fertilizers, no antibiotics, no growth hormones, no bioengineering  (no GMO's), no meat by-products.

Beyond complying with stringent USDA organic regulations that extend from field to bowl, we use independent labs to test all inbound ingredients prior to production, and again to test all finished products for toxins and contaminants before any product is released for sale.

Ingredients:   Organic Chicken, Chicken Meal, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Peas, Organic Millet, Organic Oats, Salmon Meal, Chicken Fat Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols (a natural source of Vitamin E), Natural Chicken Flavor, Organic Quinoa, Organic Dried Eggs, Organic Flaxseed, Organic Apples, Organic Broccoli, Organic Carrots, Organic Pumpkin, Organic Pears.  Our Rotts thoroughly enjoy this food, even the picky eaters!  It's a joy to watch them chow down on something that we could also eat if we chose to!

Eukanuba Adult  Chicken, chicken by-product meal, rice flour, ground corn, ground grain sorghum, fish meal, chicken fat preserved with mixed tocopherols, dried beet pulp, chicken digest, dried egg product.

Iams Chunk  Chicken, corn meal, ground grain sorghum, chicken by-product meal, ground whole grain barley, chicken meal, chicken fat preserved with mixed tocopherols, dried beet pulp, natural chicken flavor, dried egg product.

Kibbles N Bits  Ground Yellow Corn, Soy Flour, Meat And Bone Meal, Soybean Meal, Wheat Flour, Corn Syrup, Animal Fat, Water, Propylene Glycol (anti freeze) Digest Of Poultry By-Products, Glycerine, Salt, Hydrochloric Acid.

Ole Roy  Ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, wheat middlings, Animal Fat, Preserved with BHA and Citric Acid, Chicken by-product Meal, Rice, Animal Digest, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride

Pedigree  Ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, corn gluten meal, chicken by-product meal, animal fat preserved with BHA & BHT, wheat mill run, natural poultry flavor, rice, salt, potassium chloride.

Pedigree Puppy  Rice, ground corn, chicken by product meal, corn gluten, ground wheat, Digest of Products, Animal Fat Preserved with BHA / BHT, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Mild Protein, Brewers Dried Yeast.

Pro Plan Chicken & Rice  Chicken, brewers rice, ground wheat, poultry by-product meal, ground yellow corn, animal fat preserved with mixed tocopherols, corn gluten meal, corn bran, egg product, dried whey.

Science Diet Maintenance  Ground corn, poultry by-product meal, animal fat preserved with BHA, Propyl Gallate, & citric acid, dried beet pulp, vegetable oil, dried egg product, flaxseed, potassium chloride, iodized salt, choline chloride.

Science Diet Natural Chicken  Brewers rice, ground wheat, turkey meal, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, animal fat preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid, chicken, vegetable oil, peas, carrots.

Solid Gold Barking At The Moon (Grain Free)  Ocean Fish Meal, Beef, Potatoes, Potato Protein, Canola Oil, Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavoring, Salmon Oil (source of DHA), Choline Chloride, Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, Parsley Flakes, Pumpkin Meal, Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Thyme, Blueberries, Cranberries, Carrots, Broccoli, Vitamin E Supplement

Solid Gold Wolf King  Bison, Ocean Fish Meal, Brown Rice, Potatoes, Sweet Potato, Millet, Rice Bran, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Salmon Oil (source of DHA), Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, Parsley Flakes, Pumpkin Meal, Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Thyme, Blueberries, Cranberries, Carrots, Broccoli, Vitamin E Supplement

Solid Gold's bison is free range fed, not from feedlots.   No chemicals or hormones are fed.   The bison are not branded, castrated or dehorned.   This USDA human consumption grade meat is from Montana, Oregon and Washington.

          True Blue Test

Blue Buffalo invites comparisons of their food to about a dozen major brands, it's  fun to compare  only takes a few seconds and they offer a $5.00 coupon.

Former Junk Food Pres Goes Raw!

Bill Clinton was recently interviewd on CNN and gave details regarding his phenomenal health transformation.  Apparently his heart surgery stint was becoming clogged again and he did not want to repeat the surgery.  It was sheer joy to hear him speak of his conversion to natural foods, and raw at that!  Clinton attributes his loss of weight and restoration of health to a natural plant based diet.  If you haven't already seen    this interview,  it's worth it.

I'm thinking that he may have seen this great McDonald's I Was Lovin' It!  video, or maybe this  Anti McDonald's  video and he made the switch!

Chocolate Is Healthy  (humans only please)

As deadly as Chocolate can be for dogs, it's wonderful for humans.  Cacao  or Chocolate has more than 600 natural chemicals, 230 have known potential health benefits.  Magnesium rich, a literal powerhouse of nutrients, including minerals such as sulfur, magnesium, calcium, all help support the heart, brain, muscles and bones.

You can even bathe in it!   Chocolate Goat Milk Soap  Yes, really!  Chocolate Coco Zum Goat Milk Soap is like washing yourself with chocolate.  Cleaning has never felt so sinful with organic cocoa butter, goats milk and pure essential oils for a hint of mint.

Of if you prefer a liquid Chocolate wash, this    100% Pure Dark Chocolate Mocha Shower Gel   is a delicious and richly foaming Gel is made with antioxidant rich dark Belgian chocolate and invigorating organic Hawaiian Kona coffee.  This decadent, sweet foaming elixir is also made with Lavender Honey, Kukui Nut oil, vitamins, Oregano, Thyme, Cinnamon and antioxidants to hydrate, soften, and nourish.

Learn more about the health benefits of  Cacao  and share your favorite chocolate stories or delights.  Am I hooked, oh yes, delightedly so!

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We neither breed, board nor sell Rottweilers and are NOT classified as a kennel, but rather as a private charitable rescue sanctuary.  Your donations to us are considered gifts and are not for value received.  All of the Rotties are homed with us, rehabilitated, fed, loved and nourished back to good physical, mental & spriritual health so that they're ready for their exceptional new homes.

Adoptions are by appointment only and after you've been approved for adoption. For protection of the Rottweilers, our sanity and in order to minimize stressful or territorial reactions, all adoption appointments & surrenders are done at our office, or other neutral territory.  Your other indoor dogs are also invited to attend & participate in the selection of your new family member!  Unannounced visitors are not appreciated and will not be accommodated.

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