Guest Column: Lawsuit in the pet industry? – Albert Lea Tribune

By Michelle Nelson

Michelle Nelson is the owner of  The Pet Authority in Albert Lea.

Recently another lawsuit was filed in the pet industry, this time against Taste of the Wild. The lawsuits keep coming, from high-end Acana to low-end Rachel Rae, no one is exempt from a suit. If you are feeding one of these foods, should you be worried? Here are my thoughts, and then you can decide for yourself.

Michelle Nelson

Here are the leading allegations from the most recent suit against Taste of the Wild: “Defendants’ marketing is deceptive, misleading, unfair and/or false because, among other things, the contaminated dog foods include undisclosed heavy metals, pesticides, acrylamide and/or bisphenol A.” The party filing the suit attached a copy of testing that was done on three different samples of Taste of the Wild dog food that showed levels of mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, BPA, pesticides and acrylamide. These tests have yet to be verified, nor was it cited whether the levels were within the minimum amounts allowed by law.

Did you hear what I just said? The minimum amounts allowed by law — yes, it is legal to have trace levels of these known cancer-causing toxins in our pets’ food. Maybe it surprises you, but guess what, they are in your food, too. This, unfortunately, is the reality of the environment we now live in. We have introduced into our entire food chain toxins that simply cannot be eliminated. Yes, organic can reduce a huge majority of the toxins, but never completely.

To me, this lawsuit could have been filed against just about any pet food company out on the market today with a few exceptions that I have mentioned below. For years I have been educating customers on how not to be fooled by fancy packaging on their pets food. Taste of the Wild markets their foods as, “The balanced diet nature intended.” As a consumer reading this, you automatically assume it is safe, healthy and what your pet should be eating. If Taste of the Wild were to state their food contains low levels of arsenic and lead, would you be buying it? Absolutely not! But AAFCO and the FDA allow things like this to happen, with poorly written ingredient definitions and rules that are never enforced.

There is no simple solution to this problem. This is the reality of what we have created. That is why I talk over and over again about reducing the toxins in your pets’ lives by eliminating chemical use in your households and on your lawns, using natural alternatives to flea and tick and heart worm treatments and the most important — changing your pet’s diet.

I know we live in a society of convenience, but what price are you willing to pay? Dogs and cats are carnivores — at no time since their creation were they ever meant to thrive on a highly processed dry kibble. Yes, there are kibbles that I feel are far superior, like Farmina N&D and Open Farm, but no matter how great the ingredients, it simply will never compare to the benefits of feeding a biologically appropriate diet of raw and fresh food.

If anything happens from this lawsuit, I truly hope that testing, labeling requirements and marketing claims become much stricter and clearer. I am so tired of manufacturers disguising poor quality, nutritionally-inadequate, ingredients with fancy names and using pretty pictures on the bag that don’t even correlate to what is actually in the bag. It is no surprise the majority of

pet owners feel feeding a dry, overly-processed kibble is best for their pets. Remember, you decide how healthy your pet is going to be. Ask questions, don’t be fooled by fancy marketing and make it a decision you will never regret.

Abington church helps feed needs of those in Plymouth County – News – Hanover Mariner

On any given day, there are 43,000 people in Plymouth County who don’t know where their next meal will be coming from.

An Abington church will be pitching in to meet those needs by packaging food for up to 100,000 meals this Saturday, Nov. 17.

“They are in your neighborhood and are all around the area,” said Jeffrey Stone, a coordinator for the food packing event to be held at Joy in Christ Lutheran Church. “We are packaging three meals. We will be preparing minestrone soup. We are doing a tomato and basil pasta, and we are preparing a meal of cinnamon oatmeal.”  

He said 240 volunteers from the community will be assisting church members with packing the meals for distribution to food pantries in Brockton, Bridgewater, Pembroke, Hanson, Hanover, Hull, Plymouth and Carver.

“Brockton and Plymouth have a lot of underserved people,” Stone said. “They will get a lot of meals. There is a backpack program in Brockton where they send food home from schools in kids’ backpacks on a Friday afternoon. It is hard to believe that exists.”

Stone said the idea to assist Plymouth County food pantries came about during a meeting of church members.

“This is the very first time we have done this,” he said. “During the spring, we got together and said, instead of thinking internally about what is going on in our church, we should start thinking about what is going on outside in the community. We went out and talked to a lot of local and civic leaders, religious leaders, and education leaders in Abington and Whitman to get a sense of what the needs are. We heard what the needs are, and realized what we can do. We said, let’s try to think big, and we can scale back.”

Stone said the church received approximately $20,500 from community donors during the past several months, to buy raw food for the meals from The Outreach Program, a non-profit agency in Union, Iowa.

“There are five different types of meals they provide raw food for, and that includes corn and wheat,” he said. “A group of 12 people can package about 4,000 meals per hour. That is what we will be doing.”  

Stone said the church became aware of local food pantry needs while providing canned groceries last year to the Abington Food Bank, which is located at St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic outreach ministry.

“Last year for Thanksgiving, our church did a canned food drive and we brought in 500 pounds of food and delivered it to the Abington Food Pantry,” he said. “There was nothing on the shelves. The food pantry had emptied out the week before Thanksgiving.”

Stone said organizers of the food collection effort decided it would be best to replenish the various food pantries after Thanksgiving. 

“We decided we will do the packaging the weekend before Thanksgiving, and have everything delivered to replenish the shelves of Plymouth County food pantries so they will have food on their shelves when they open for business,” he said.

Stone said Joy in Christ Lutheran Church has 25 members and the food packaging event has been an eye opener as to what a small group of people can do.

“There are a ton of volunteers from the church,” he said. “This is not a one-person event. There are a lot of people who are helping me to get it organized and with the fundraising. This has been a great event for the church. Some people think big and some people don’t think big. You can do a lot of minds when you put your mind and energy behind it. This is a great example of that.”

Stone said a genesis church tends to look at what it can do for their members in need.

“We changed that view as to, what can we do for the community around us,” he said. “That is what churches are supposed to do. If we can feed close to 100,000 people, that will be absolutely phenomenal. Inasmuch as how the church started this, it is a community event. We have teams of volunteers from Abington and Whitman high schools. We have other church groups assisting. We have Brownie Girl Scouts from Bridgewater that are helping. We have people from all over Plymouth County coming to help by sending donations or signing up to volunteer at the packaging. It truly is a community event.”

Stone said organizers of the food packaging effort have enough financial donations and volunteers.

“This has been a grass roots thing,” he said. “So many people have said, ‘I’m in.’ I’m at a stage where I can’t fit more volunteers and I will have to think about a having larger venue for more people. It looks like this could be the second or third biggest outreach in the state.”

Additional information about the food packaging program is available on the church website,

Is Raw Meat Safe For Your Dog?

An ongoing debate has been waging among dog owners, dog breeders, dog trainers and veterinarians for some time with regard to the safety of feeding raw meat and raw food to dogs.

Advocates of the Bones and Raw Food (BARF) regimen argument that feeding dogs raw meat is essential in order to deliver the nutrients in a state most closely resembling those that dogs ingested in the wild 10,000 years ago.

BARF aficionados argument that by cooking, even partially, the food that we feed our dogs, we are removing critical nutrients and there is not delivering a healthy and balanced diet to our best friend.

The result according to BARF advocates is that a dog which is not on a properly balanced dog diet will be less resistant to disease and will likely live a shorter life.

This is the essence of BARF as I understand it. I am sure that there is more to it but our discussion here is with regards to the safety as opposed to the nutrient value of the raw food.

I would acknowledge that raw meat, raw vegetables and raw fruits will contain higher nutrient levels than those that are cooked. Nutritionists have been telling us this for years.

But what if we eat raw meat? And what if Fido does?

The FDA has issued Safety Guidance with regard to the use of raw meat for pet diets.

This FDA guidance is published in the Federal Register and gives safety and nutrition information. The reason for the FDA action was due to the upswing in raw dog food diets and the fact that dog owners may not be aware of the nutritional and safety issues.

It is the finding of the FDA that raw dog food diets are not new and in fact have been used by dog ​​racing facilities for many years.

Now the trend towards raw dog food for companion dogs presents new challenges as these dog owners may be unaware of the possible danger of using raw meat dog food.

One of the problems is that raw meat diets are classified as "foods" and as such does not need pre-marketing approval or certification.

The FDA goes on to state that data "… from commercial raw meat pet foods are sparse, the potential for risk to public health from such products is significant given the microbiological results from studies of ingredients that could compose such products …. "He said.

There is the danger of contamination from bacteria as well as potential harm that can be caused to the dogs teeth and gastrointestinal system if bone is ingested with the raw meat.

Further risks exist with regard to the possibility of raw meat dog food contamination and associated disease. These risks exist as a result of transportation, distributors and retailers. The FDA recommends minimizing these risks by the use of irradiation and proper transport and storage.

So the FDA has chimed in and the question remains. Is a raw meat diet safe food for your dog? Maybe and maybe not. It depends on a variety of factors such as the as source and health of the slaughtered food animal, the conditions of transport, and storage both pre and post sale.

Absent Federal legislation which has to date failed to materialize and protect dogs from the potentially unsafe and toxic additives and ingredients in commercial dog food, I would be hesitant to risk it.

It is imperative that every dog ​​owner know exactly what his or her dog is eating, what the ingredients are and whether it is safe. Ultramely the choice is yours. If you are feeding your dog commercial dog food you must become familiar with what is in the commercial dog food you buy.

You can not wait for a law to protect you. You must have educated in this area. Your dog's life may depend on it!

Petco refusing to sell pet food with preservatives, Hawaii pet owners on board – Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather

“They want it, they’re ono for it. A lot of people with Kibbles, they have to add sauces or gravy, with them they’ll just eat it straight. They crave it. Their coat is really gorgeous. The teeth are nice and white. We won’t have gingivitis and other issues that dogs tend to usually get on Kibble,” Sousa said.

Low-Carb Diet VS The Raw Diet

The Low-Carb diet and the Raw diet are two of the most popular diets of today. Why are diets so popular? When we decide to become healthy we usually want to change our diets first. Achieving our exercise goals can be hard if we feel sluggish and bloated from our diet. Many celebrities publicly announce going on a 'low-carb' or 'raw diet' to quickly shed funds before an event or movie role.

Popular diets are usually tried first because they are the first diets that we see on TV or in the news. We are more likely to try something if we know that it is popular because that means it must work then, right? However, it is not always true.

I want to take a look at two vastly different diets to give you an idea of ​​their pros and cons. They have different philosophies and will affect your body differently. I believe that each have their advantages and disadvantages, but it's important to remember that we must tailor a diet specifically to our bodies. Not every diet will work and not everyone will enjoy the same foods.

1. The Low-Carb Diet

The Low-Carb craze really began because of the Atkins Diet. Dr.Atkins was a cardiologist believed that carbohydrates were having negative effects on his patients. He was so convinced that he set out to write a diet book. Thus, the Atkins diet was born and became immensely popular in America.

One of the advantages to a low carb diet is that it is a very easy diet to follow. You only have to read the book to understand the diet. Many of the listed foods are easy to find and seem very delicious as well.

It seems like an proper diet for anyone who enjoys eating hearty food. Both men and women claim to enjoy eating this diet. Not only is it easy to find food to eat, but it is also affordable and the results come very quickly.

How the diet works:

The low-carb diet is all about restricting carbohydrates. Say goodbye to bread, pasta, wheat, rice, fruity drinks, desserts and more. Low-Carb advocated believe that carbohydrates are responsible for making people gain weight.

How the weight loss works: Our bodies run on carbohydrates because they are fuel for our bodies. Without carbohydrates, our bodies begin using fat to work.

Restrictions: Carbohydrates are restricted and closely monitored.

Typical Meal Plan:

Breakfast: Eggs, coffee, cheese and bacon.

Lunch: A salad with dark leafy greens and chicken.

Dinner: Your choice of meat with dairy and select vegetables.

Pros: Easy to eat. Very popular and accepted. The recipes are very easy to make as well. Lots of restaurants have low-carb options which makes eating out comfortable. It is reliably easy to find salad dressings and other sauces to eat with dinner too.

Cons: The Low-Carb diet is a short-term diet. You may lose weight initially, but many have reported gaining it back once they returned to a normal diet. The diet does not also claim to help with any other health ailments. There was also controversy after Dr.Atkins himself died and their were rumors of him having a heart attack.

Overall: The Low-Carb diet may work short-term, but I would recommend against long-term use. The diet does not seem to have many health benefits and does not seem suitable for long-term. I do not recommend any diet that limits fresh fruit and vegetables and is high in fat.

Overall Rating for the Low-Carb Diet: C

The Raw Diet

The Raw / Living Foods diet has become more and more popular with recent times. Many celebrities seem to go on the raw diet or even juicing as a quick detox.

How the diet works:

A lot of the information around raw foods diet can seem very convincing. They state that heating food can destroy and damage the enzymes. Many people have reported losing weight and feeling more energized due to the nutrient rich diet.

How the weight loss works: Many processed and heavily salted foods can cause weight gain and bloated. Raw foods are easier on our digestive system and can help rid our body of toxins and fat.

Restrictions: Food can not be heated above 104 ° F

Typical Meal Plan

Breakfast: A fruit smoothie or juice. Raw nuts with a raw nut milk.

Lunch: Salad with raw nuts, fruits and vegetables.

Dinner: Raw pizza or lasagna. Zuccini spaghetti. Raw cheese or milk.

Pros: The raw diet seems to really transform people and their bodies. Testimonials report that people really feel happier and much healthier. The raw diet is also more environmentally friendly as many of the ingredients are natural and easy to get. Many people say that that is a lifestyle choice and make the change for long-term benefits.

Cons: The raw diet is sometimes seen as extremely limited. It would be difficult for people with an active social life as it is very restrictive. When dining out with friends you would have to stick to side salads and juices. Some people may think this way of eating as 'extreme.'

Overall: I do believe the raw diet could work, but it is also difficult for people. It's important to eat enough calories when eating a raw diet.

Some raw diets are very high in fat and salt which will not help our long-term health goals. A high fat diet can hinder athletic performance and make us feel groggy and tired. Eating a lot of fat will also make losing weight much harder.

I would recommend eating a high amount of fruit to sustain yourself.

Overall rating for the raw diet: B

This Salmonella Outbreak In Turkey Products Honestly Couldn’t Have Come At A Worse Time

If you picture the most idyllic Thanksgiving feast, you probably imagine an enormous table filled with plates of creamy mashed potatoes, delectable green beans, and a number of sweet pies. But the star of the holiday is typically a crisp, roast turkey, right? Well, if carving the bird is a tradition in your family, be extra careful this year, because there’s currently a salmonella outbreak in turkey products, according to NBC News. The whole situation is kind of a mess given the timing, but luckily, there are precautions you can take so that turkey can still be the star of your Thanksgiving spread.

“As of November 5, 2018, 164 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading have been reported from 35 states,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. According to its investigation notice of the outbreak, the health agency has yet to find a single supplier responsible for the spread, and since the salmonella strain has been found in both living turkeys and in raw turkey meat, the CDC suspects that the outbreak might be widespread among the turkey production industry in general. Great.

The CDC explained that 47 percent of those who’ve fallen ill from this outbreak have had to be hospitalized, and so far, one death linked to the outbreak has been reported.

While you shouldn’t freak out and nix turkey from your Thanksgiving lineup altogether, clearly there can be serious consequences to contracting salmonella, so it doesn’t hurt to be extra careful about how you handle the meat before it’s cooked this holiday season.

For instance, you might think that washing off your raw turkey is a good way to clean it and avoid salmonella, but according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, this could actually cause more problems, as the “bacteria in raw meat and poultry juices can be spread to other foods, utensils, and surfaces” that way. Overall, the less you handle raw meat with your bare hands, the better, as per the CDC. The health agency recommends thoroughly washing your hands and all utensils you use to handle the raw meat as you’re getting ready to cook it.

Plus, as is the case with most types of meat, the more well-done you cook your turkey, the more bacteria you’ll kill off, and the safer the meat will be to eat. Use a meat thermometer to make sure that your bird reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, says the CDC (and the same goes for your leftovers, the health agency explains).


If you’re still anxious about the possibility of a salmonella infection, it might put your mind at ease to know what signs to look out for. Diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps are three of the main salmonella symptoms, according to the FDA. These signs usually “start 12 hours to 3 days after a person accidentally eats Salmonella,” the agency explains, and “most people get better in 4 to 7 days without needing to see a doctor.”

Oh, and one more thing — if you have a pet that loves raw turkey food, you might want to watch out for them right now, too, because some pet foods containing the meat have been found to contain salmonella, according to the CDC’s investigation notice of the outbreak. So, for the time being, at least, you might want to switch to dry food or another type of meat. It’s also worth noting, though, that the CDC, in general, does not recommend feeding your pets a raw food diet.

Bottom line: With a little bit of extra caution, you should be all set to feast away on a perfectly browned turkey on Nov. 22. If you’re really worried, you could even try deep frying the bird for extra crispiness and guaranteed bacteria elimination.

Benefits of a High to Full Raw Vegan Diet Plus Motivation Tips!

A diet high in raw foods, especially fresh fruits and vegetables has so many benefits, it’s unbelievable! I’m going to list the benefits here without getting too into them. If you are interested in all the facts and science behind all this you can research it and you’ll probably get motivated along the way. So some of the top benefits of a high to full raw vegan diet are:

An abundance of energy

Reaching an ideal weight and body fat composition

Eating as much as you want, never go hungry again

Slowing and even reversing aging

Clear and glowing skin

A dramatic mood lift/ feeling happy for no reason

Mental clarity

Feeling awake and aware, not numb or zombie like

Healing many diseases and/or improving your health

Looking your best

Feeling more joy, peace, and happiness

Better in touch with your emotion and intuition

Many people report feeling more spiritually connected and connected to nature

Better able to handle stress due to increased adaptogen levels in the food

There are much more benefits, but I listed the main ones. Now here are some motivational tips to help you stay high or full raw vegan.

Tip #1. Surround yourself with support. If you don’t have any supportive friends and family, then go to your local raw vegan meetup. You can find or create them on You can also join a raw vegan site and find someone on there for support. Trust me, there are plenty of people you can connect with online who are also looking for a raw vegan buddy.

Tip #2. Keep it in your consciousness. I like to read about nutrition as it motivates me and I learn a lot that way. You can also watch raw vegan documentaries and raw vegan gurus spill their heart out about how awesome a raw vegan diet is. This will keep you entertained, informed, and help keep healhty eating on your thoughts so you can stay motivated.

Tip #3. Pack and prepare for the day. Five minutes of planning saves hours at the gym plus your health. Pack fruit with you for the day and make sure to eat enough so you don’t binge on pizza.

Tip #4. Write down all the benefits of a raw vegan diet that you would like to acquire. Pick the top 2 that are the most important to you and really focus on imagining and feeling how your life would be different if you had this benefit. Feel the emotions, and imagine the improvement in your life. Next time you have a craving and can’t go through the whole list (who has the time for that?), focus on the top or top two benefits and remind yourself why you are doing this. Also most cravings are due to being too hungry, so eat more! All the self talk in the world won’t help you if you are ravenous!

If you practice those tips daily, it is a matter of time before slips ups become less and less common. And don’t forget, you don’t have to be full raw vegan to get benefits. The more raw, the more benefits. To get more tips and an easy done for you plan to transitioning to high or full raw vegan go to

Balanced Life Offers Air Dried Raw Food

Balanced Life, proudly produced in Australia, promises to make every bag of its pet food by harnessing goodness from the land of natural wonders and wide-open spaces. By respecting the nutritional power of a raw and wild diet that is gentle, natural and sustainable, Balanced Life provides a clean pet food option to offer pet owners. Watch Balanced Life’s video:

Weekly Meal Plan – Low-Fat Raw Vegan

Complex combinations of food and raw food recipes are time consuming to prepare and extremely difficult to digest, so I choose to keep my diet very simple. I enjoy a low-fat, raw vegan diet consisting mostly of monomeals, so the following meal plan may seem a bit bland for you. As you progress on your raw journey, however, you will appreciate and even desire more simple meals. Remember, be kind to your body—transition at your own pace.

Keeping your diet simple also allows you to spend more time and energy on other aspects of your life, such as fitness, work, and play. Many raw foodists spend enormous amounts of time in the kitchen dehydrating or sprouting this and that. Aren’t you relieved that you don’t have to spend so much time preparing meals or loads of energy cleaning your kitchen after you’ve used just about every food processor or kitchen gadget you have?

My diet consists of fresh, sweet, non-sweet, and fatty fruits, and tender leafy greens. Nuts and seeds are acceptable too, but I rarely eat them, so you will not see them in the meal plan below. I do not use salad dressings or condiments either. If you feel that you still need salad dressing, try this fruit-based tomato and mango salad dressing recipe: blend 1 cup tomato, 1 cup mango, the juice of 1 lemon, and 1 quarter cup of water (only if needed).

It’s best to eat according to what produce is in season. There are many produce charts available online or in books to help you make the best selections. The winter season is challenging as in-season produce is limited. Summer, however, offers an abundance of yummy options. Following is a one-week meal plan for the summer season. My calorie consumption is between 1,200 – 1,400 calories per day, depending on my activities and exercise for the day. Weekly, my caloric breakdown is approximately 80% carbohydrates, 10% protein, and 10% fat, following Dr. Douglas N. Graham’s 80/10/10 calorie ratio for a low-fat, raw vegan diet.


–Breakfast – fruit smoothie: 5 medium bananas, 2 *Ataulfo mangos, 2.5 – 3 cups water. (Blend)

–Lunch – 4 large peaches

–Pre Dinner – 2 cups pineapple

–Dinner – salad: One half head Romaine lettuce, 1 cucumber, 3 tomatoes, 4 stalks celery

* Ataulfo mangos are also called champagne mangos. They are small and apricot in color. When ripe and ready to eat, they will be a little soft, and the skin will just start to wrinkle.


–Breakfast – fruit smoothie: 3 medium bananas, 1 cup strawberries, 2.5 – 3 cups water. (Blend)

–Lunch – 1 honeydew melon

–Pre Dinner – 2 cups grapes

–Dinner – salad: One half head Iceberg lettuce, 1 cucumber, 2 tomatoes, 4 stalks celery, 1 avocado


–Breakfast – fruit smoothie: 4 medium bananas, 2 Ataulfo mangos, 2.5 – 3 cups water. (Blend)

–Lunch – 1 personal watermelon

–Pre Dinner – 2 grapefruits

–Dinner – salad: 1 red bell pepper, 1 orange bell pepper, 1 yellow bell pepper, 2 tomatoes, 1 cucumber (chop all ingredients) Eat as is, or add lettuce of your choice: Romaine, Boston, Bib, etc.


–Breakfast – fruit smoothie: 5 medium bananas, One half cup blueberries, 2.5 – 3 cups water. (Blend)

–Lunch – 4 large peaches

–Pre Dinner – 2 cups pineapple

–Dinner – salad: 4 oz. baby spinach, 4 tomatoes, 4 stalks celery


–Breakfast – fruit smoothie: 4 medium bananas, 4 fresh figs, 2.5 – 3 cups water. (Blend)

–Lunch – 1 honeydew melon

–Pre Dinner – 2 grapefruits

–Dinner – lettuce wraps: 3 chopped tomatoes, 1 chopped cucumber, and 3 stalks chopped celery wrapped in Romaine lettuce leaves


–Breakfast – fruit smoothie: 4 medium bananas, 1 papaya, 2.5 – 3 cups water. (Blend)

–Lunch – 4 large peaches

–Pre Dinner – 2 cups grapes

–Dinner – *Dine out for a salad and a Beefsteak tomato at J. Alexander’s. Salad: mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, celery, one half avocado. Beefsteak tomato: plain tomato with a touch of fresh cilantro.

*For tips on ordering out at a restaurant, go to [], click on “articles,” and read “Eating Out and Staying Raw: Keep It Simple.”


–Breakfast – fruit smoothie: 5 medium bananas, 2 Ataulfo mangos, 2.5 – 3 cups water. (Blend)

–Lunch – 1 lb. Rainier cherries

–Pre Dinner – 2 cups berries (strawberries, blueberries, etc.)

–Dinner – 1/2 head green leaf lettuce, 4 Roma tomatoes, 4 stalks celery

Adopt a pet: Can you give one of these dogs a new home?

Are you looking to get a new pet? Why not adopt one of these adorable animals from Mrs Murray’s Cat and Dog Home?



Bobby is one year old and has been neutered.

He is looking for a new home where there are no children as he has bitten previously. We have no history on him with cats. Dogs he can be ok with once he gets used to them.

He will need a new owner who has time to continue his training and socialisation and get him out of his bad habits.

Can you offer Bobby his forvever home?



Handsome Edward is eight years old. He needs a home where he can be outdoors. He is used to being in a kennel and run and is happiest when he’s out watching the world go by.

He loves to dig up the garden – and he can opens doors too.

Edward has a sensitive stomach and is on a raw diet. He also has to take supplements.

He would love an owner who has experience of this breed and their quirks!



This lovely lady is 10 and looking for a quiet home to retire to.

She would like to be the only pet and is not suitable to be homed around young children, but would be ok with 10yrs+.

She will need a new owner with time and patience to bring her out of her shell. She loves to play and will happily spend hours with her toys.

We have featured Gucci previously, but she is still waiting patiently for her forever home.


Mrs Murray’s Home for Stray Dogs and Cats
Brickfield, East Seaton 
Aberdeen AB24 1XL

Tel: 01224 483624 
Fax: 01224 486165 
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