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Would You Agree to DNA testing for your Dog?

An East German politician believes that in order to rectify the problem of dog owners refusing to pick up after their pooch, the city will procure some DNA from each dog and start a database. Therefore, when a poop has gone astray with no one to claim it, someone (do you want that city job?) will come ‘round and collect a sample and compare it to the DNA database. The pet parents face fines of $60 – $80 for the poop offense. Wonder if the DNA collector will also pick up the poop?


Would you agree to submit your dog’s DNA to a database to track poop infractions? Is this a good idea in your opinion? Do laws like this go too far? How many “extra” fees are you paying for your animals now? Does your community tack on additional charges for pet parents? Have you changed your mind about moving to a certain area due to the fees charged for pet ownership?

Photo Credit: actruncale

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A Love & Life That Lives On…


We’ve recently lost our boy Frosty to his long fought battle with cancer. He was an amazing dog who had an amazing will to live. The last year of his life was filled with heartache and happiness. A ruptured adrenal gland tumor and subsequent tumor growths blocking his urethra are a few of the cancerous obstacles that were placed in his path. He is missed every day. We will be posting a complete biography of Frosty soon. We will continue to post additional links to the Pet Loss & Grieving categories. Please feel free to suggest your favorites.

 Frosty was recently joined by the following well known beloved companions:


• Socks – the former “First Cat” of the Clinton family, and featured in the book “Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids’ Letters to the First Pets” by Hillary Rodham Clinton


• Loki – beloved dog of Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke

Congratulations to fellow Etsian, WickedWorld, who created this sweet necklace for Mickey to celebrate the life of Loki.

 Here is a sweet video of Socks

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Welcome to the 24Paws Blog


Welcome to the newly designed 24Paws blog! We will be adding more content, links, and updates as the weather warms (none too soon). We will always consider ourselves a work in progress.

While it may have been a long time coming, we are hoping to have all systems set to go for a summer “Grand Opening” of the main 24Paws site. What you can expect to see in the coming months:

Stocked virtual shelves: We will focus on items that are safe for your pet(s) and kind to the environment. All items come with our quality assurance.

Diversity: There are some wonderful products being produced that just won’t make it to your local shops. We love to discover these little diamonds and offer them to you.  If we are not able to stock them we’ll be happy to direct you elsewhere.

Educational Information: We want to help you discover the sources and information that you need. Whether you are in a pet-related emergency or just searching for a simple question we want to help point you in the right direction.

Shining Examples: We will always highlight the best of the best when it comes to organizations and groups that we feature on the site. We do our homework and encourage you to do the same.

Fun: “What the world needs now…” is fun and love. No matter the state of the economy, you can bet there is always a tilt in the universe toward a deficit in the commodities of love and humor. We hope we can push the scales just a smidge in the other direction. Join us!

Surprises: is a long time coming. We have a number of great surprises to share with you, and we can’t wait to be the source you turn to for information on all things pets.

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Tap Tap…Is This On?

Helllloooo! We are getting closer to opening up shop! Until then, please come on in and enjoy our blog. The Blog will be the spot where you will find out the behind the scenes news, get the inside scoop on any major changes to the site, and get some great advice, learn a thing or two, and have the opportunity to participate in a community that revolves around all things pets.

We don’t care what animal has stolen your heart–he can be slimy, furry, hairy, feathered, or scaly. It doesn’t matter, all are welcome here…no leashes required.