Available Rottweilers

Amy Rae
Four year old Amy is gorgeous - beautiful face, compact build (although she gained some weight in the shelter. Not much to do there besides eat, sleep, bark). Affectionate, loving, responsive, playful. Amy lives harmoniously with other dogs, but will do best in a home without small animals. More...

Chubby is a handsome, adult male Rottie who loves people and other large dogs. He is really eager to relocate to a "forever home NOW! More..

Rufus is a very sweet 1 year old Rottweiler and is great with other dogs, both males and females! This big puppy loves to play and would be great in a home with other dogs and a yard to run in. More...

This 12 to 15 month-old spayed Rottie with the natural tail came from a neglectful family who tied her outside and allowed her collar to become embedded in her neck! Josie likes dogs and cats (although she needs to tone her enthusiasm to live peacefully with most cats) and she LOVES children. More...

Leo is a youthful 7 year old rottie boy. His family has been deployed, and because of international quarantine laws, Leo can not go. More...


Rex is about 15 months old, has fabulous manners and is a very quiet rottie mix with a long tail to wag. He is good with all people including younger children; he likes other dogs once he gets to know them. More

Upcoming Events

July 30, 2005
The North East Stockdog Association
AKC Herding Seminar
Tails-U-Win in Manchester, CT
For directions or call (860) 646-5033

August 13, 2005
RottStock Maryland
The Pavillion
Grasonville VFW Memorial Post 7464
Grasonville, Maryland

Sunday, August 14
Mayor’s Alliance Pet Adoption Festival – Queens
Cunningham Park
12 noon – 5 pm
Hosted by Animal Haven

Sunday, August 21
Mayor’s Alliance Pet Adoption Festival – Brooklyn
Prospect Park – Prospect Park – Bartel Circle, Prospect Park West & 15th Street
12 noon – 5 pm
Hosted by B.A.R.C. Shelter

AKC Events Listings by state and event

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Why Does My Pet Eat Grass?

by Deena Caruso

June 24, 2004

Are you concerned when your dog or cat eats grass, then throws up afterwards? You'll probably feel relieved to know that pets eat grass because their bodies need it.

Dogs and cats have been eating grass for a long time. In fact, grass is so popular among dogs that one species, dog grass, is named after them. Dog grass is also known as couch grass and quackweed, and it grows in all but the southern-most states.

You can think of grass as an herbal medicine. It acts as an internal cleanser, expelling excess mucus, bile, and other impurities. It also cleanses the bowels and expels worms. Cereal grasses contain enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Grass also contains chlorophyll, which was used for relieving pain, treating infections, ulcers, skin diseases, and anemia prior to the use of antibiotics.

Some pet owners grow grass specifically to give to their pets to prevent or treat diarrhea, anemia, cataracts, fleas, tumors excessive shedding, and other pet health problems. Pets that are fed grass on a regular basis are less likely to crave outdoor grass. So, if you don't feel comfortable with your pet eating the grass in your lawn, you may want to grow your own grass for them to eat.

Try growing rye or barley sprouts. These sprouts are preferred over wheat grass because some animals are sensitive to wheat.

Follow these instructions to grow rye or barley grass. Soak one cup organically grown grain in one quart water for 8 to 10 hours. Then drain the container and leave it on its side in a warm place, away from direct sunlight. A tiny white rootlet will sprout from each grain within 24 to 48 hours. Caution: If you don't see these rootlets, your grain isn't viable and should be thrown away.

Next, spread the sprouting grain on one inch of moist potting soil or top soil in a plastic garden tray. For drainage create a one inch channel around the soil.

For two days, cover the tray. Then uncover it, and water thoroughly. Place the tray in direct sunlight or under grow lights. Keep the soil moist by watering when needed.

When the grass is 6-8" tall, cut it with scissors or a sharp knife. Place grasses in a ziploc bag, along with a damp paper towel. Be sure to expel air from the bag before sealing. Then store the grass in the refrigerator.

When feeding the grass to your pet, cut or mince it into tiny pieces, or place a small amount in a blender or food processor with other foods. To be sure your cat or dog will accept the grass, begin feeding just a fraction of a teaspoon. Increase the amount gradually to approximately one tablespoon per 50 lbs. of body weight.

Once your pet is given the amount of grass his body needs, you probably won't be seeing him eating the grass in your lawn. And you can feel relieved knowing that you're feeding him something that he craves and that his body needs.

- Deena Caruso

Deena Caruso, author, teacher, & distributor of natural pet products Helps pet owners create healthy, happy pets. To receive FREE "Pet Pointers" Newsletter, go to: http://www.healthyfoodforpets.com

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