Welcome to Buddy Dog Humane Society
The goal of the Buddy Dog Humane Society is to find responsible and permanent homes for all the animals in our care. To help realize this goal, our adoption counselors work with potential adopters to match them with a friend for life.
Buddy Dog values our reputation as a premiere humane organization in metropolitan Boston. A large number of our adopters come to us through word of mouth. We invite you to come visit the shelter and see the beautiful “buddies” awaiting new homes… and to spread the word.
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Help Spread the Word
The Boston Globe is offering an exciting opportunity
But we need your help!
We are asking on behalf of Buddy Dog Humane Society to help us obtain valuable advertising and event promotion space in The Boston Globe.
The Boston Globe recently announced that it has created the Globe GRANT program – Globe Readers and Non-profits Together - a program that allows readers to support their favorite non-profit in a unique way.
Silver envelopes with information about the program are being sent to subscribers via mail and email within the next two weeks. If you are a subscriber, please complete the “Grant Voucher” by writing Buddy Dog Humane Society where indicated and mailing the gift check to The Boston Globe using the envelope provided. Then help us spread the word by asking your friends, relatives, and colleagues to do the same.
For more information about the program go to The Boston Globe Grant page. You may also follow our progress by checking the leader board on the website starting on January 20th.
|| Brrrr—it’s cold outside! The following guidelines will help you protect your companion animals when the mercury dips.
- Keep your cat inside. Outdoors, felines can freeze, become lost or be stolen, injured or killed. Cats who are allowed to stray are exposed to infectious diseases, including rabies, from other cats, dogs and wildlife.
- During the winter, outdoor cats sometimes sleep under the hoods of cars. When the motor is started, the cat can be injured or killed by the fan belt. If there are outdoor cats in your area, bang loudly on the car hood before starting the engine to give the cat a chance to escape.
- Never let your dog off the leash on snow or ice, especially during a snowstorm, dogs can lose their scent and easily become lost. More dogs are lost during the winter than during any other season, so make sure yours always wears ID tags.
- Thoroughly wipe off your dog’s legs and stomach when he comes in out of the sleet, snow or ice. He can ingest salt, antifreeze or other potentially dangerous chemicals while licking his paws, and his paw pads may also bleed from snow or encrusted ice.
- Never shave your dog down to the skin in winter, as a longer coat will provide more warmth. When you bathe your dog in the colder months, be sure to completely dry him before taking him out for a walk. Own a short-haired breed? Consider getting him a coat or sweater with a high collar or turtleneck with coverage from the base of the tail to the belly. For many dogs, this is regulation winter wear.
- Never leave your dog or cat alone in a car during cold weather. A car can act as a refrigerator in the winter, holding in the cold and causing the animal to freeze to death.
- Puppies do not tolerate the cold as well as adult dogs, and may be difficult to housebreak during the winter. If your puppy appears to be sensitive to the weather, you may opt to paper-train him inside. If your dog is sensitive to the cold due to age, illness or breed type, take him outdoors only to relieve himself.
- Does your dog spend a lot of time engaged in outdoor activities? Increase his supply of food, particularly protein, to keep him, and his fur, in tip-top shape.
- Like coolant, antifreeze is a lethal poison for dogs and cats. Be sure to thoroughly clean up any spills from your vehicle, and consider using products that contain propylene glycol rather than ethylene glycol. Visit the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center more information.
- Make sure your companion animal has a warm place to sleep, off the floor and away from all drafts. A cozy dog or cat bed with a warm blanket or pillow is perfect.