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Be a Good Samaritan & Click It Where it Counts!

You can make a difference, totally Free, with the simple ‘click’ of the mouse.    

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For all you compassionate souls out there….The Animal Rescue Site

Please read, bookmark, and click while you enjoy your morning coffee – every day

“A good man takes care of his animals, but wicked men are cruel to theirs.”  Prov. 12:10

Good Lab Outfitters is primarily in business simply because I absolutely love animals.  With that, I also desire to be in business for myself doing something I love and am passionate about that also keeps me free to be available for my family whenever they need me.  Which means, being an entrepreneur suits me to a tee.  With life having many facets, as an entrepreneur, I have multiple interests like:  dogs, horses, cattle, hay, ranching, music, fashion, books, inspirational & motivational writing, and more.  A cruise through my sites and you’ll see that although they may seem a little diverse, in reality, they balance out life beautifully.  

Now, all that aside, my animal addiction is especially dear to me as they have been blessings to me at all the different stages of my life, even as a very small child.  Now, as a woman pushing 40, they’re still blessing me beyond measure.  I truly believe there is a peculiar healing of one’s heart and emotions that can only occur through our interactions with animals….   Which is why Therapy Animals are so wonderful in the ways they help people of all ages through challenging situations.   As you may know from reading other parts of this site (which I’m still adding to, so you’ll know more and more as we move along in site-building), my own personal preferences as a passionate business person are high quality, champion bred AKC Labradors Retrievers, AQHA Performance Quarter Horses, and Charolais & Black Angus Cattle.   But it hasn’t always been that way.  I have had (or have been around) several dogs, cats and horses along the way that were nothing special on paper – if they even had any, but were my best friends who were always there for me when life was good, bad, or ugly.  They were always there…. with tons of happy tail wags, affection, and willingness to put up with me no matter what. 

Bottom line is, there are countless animals sitting in shelters right now needing someone to ‘pick’ them, care for them, and provide the love and care they cannot provide for themselves so they may return that blessing many times over.  Abuse, neglect, and starvation are sad realities.  Now there is a very small thing we can all do to help….. with the simple click of a button.

TOTALLY FREE…. NO STRINGS ATTACHED.

Just click the Purple Paw Button to help feed rescue shelter animals so they do not starve.  It’s that easy.  If you’re led to do more, may you be richly blessed in your gift of compassion.

The Animal Rescue Site            

Thank you for your time in reading this, and your compassionate action to click where it counts.  😉

May you be richly blessed,

shana

 Best Friends

 

The Animal Rescue Site

 

Something Positive On A More Serious Note…

cosequin asu               lubrisyn32

Unfortunately for Labrador Retrievers, along with other Large Breeds, Retrievers, and basically any breed of canine out there, registered or not, joint issues associated with arthritis, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, OCD, degenerative joint disease, and more can creep up and cause discomfort, pain, and a dibilitating lifestyle.  There are many different dog health problems to be aware of, but as an owner of a large breed dog, it is wise to know a little about their physical development and your options in the event there is a concern.  For some, joint issues can produce very discouraging recommendations for surgery from vet professionals costing anywhere in the neighborhood of $2000 or more to fix the problem surgically.  Which, if money is an issue, can be detrimental news for the dog and emotionally devastating for their owners and families.  If budget allows, surgery may be the only way to go for many.  But, if it can be avoided with excellent results, wouldn’t that be awesome?!  

Personally, I believe many dog health problems can be headed off at the pass by attentive, responsible owners who take good care of their animals.  Sadly, many problems are clearly hereditary and maintenance is simply a way of life.  I am in NO WAY a vet or licensed animal care provider.  I am simply a fellow animal lover and owner who cares about the well being of animals and desire to help owners be prepared and have the tools and knowledge to manage situations as they arise.  So, I’m climbing out on a limb here to share what I’ve used in circumstances warranting attention that delivered AMAZING results. 

As a ‘horse’ owner, I’ve been in situations of needing to give joint supplements to my horses to keep them in good working order while they work hard for me.  As an owner of older labradors, I’ve been tuned in when they seem to be slowing down and getting a bit ‘stiff in the hind end.’  As an owner of young labs, I’ve watched each one go through their own individual growth spurts and development stages sometimes needing a little extra care in the event of growing pains.  

With labradors, each one has a unique personality with physical, mental, and emotional needs just as we humans do.  It is true that the American Field bred lines, although like mine, can be quiet and perfect inside, yet needing plenty of exercise outside to satisfy their natural love and drive to retrieve…. It’s just the way God made them, and I love it.  They have a ‘need to retrieve’ and work.   Which is one reason they make such great search & rescue dogs, drug dogs, service dogs, hunting companions, etc.  They can, however, overexert themselves during rapid growth periods of their development if the owner is not careful to limit this drive to run and play hard.

Although prescribed for horses, I’ve found that Cosequine ASU and Lubrisyn are fabulous, fabulous supplements for your uncomfortable canine as well.  Both products are available in ‘canine’ versions, so you would need to find the one that is right for you.  However since I had the equine version on hand, I scaled it down based upon weight dosage.  Again, I am in now way a licensed animal care professional, and only share my own experience to hopefully offer information to ponder in your own situation.  But – this stuff is amazing.  If you have a dog who is undergoing an issue with lameness, I’ve found that PATIENCE, WISDOM, and GOOD CHOICES are IMPERATIVE and will help bring forth your desired results. 

If your canine partner is a little stiff, talk with your vet first and maybe Cosequin ASU and/or Lubrisyn joint supplements could work for you too.  For me, as a rancher, AQHA horse owner, and Labrador owner/breeder, I will ALWAYS have it on-hand.  The results are well worth the investment.

Happy tails & blessings! ~

The Mighty FURminator at Amazing Prices!

Ever wonder what to do about all that pet hair? I have. When you have a great dog (or cat) that you really want in the house with you, but you hate all that hair shedding on your floor, clothes, and furniture, it can be unnerving.
I have personally purchased and used the Furminator and can attest, it’s a great product, and has become a bestseller at vet offices everywhere. Although I haven’t ruled out 100% of the hair, a huge amount has dissappeared with this product. The Furminator could easily be listed as a stress reducer because you’re not constantly sweeping up and fighting all that stray pet hair left behind. So, if you would rather spend more time relaxing and enjoying your favorite pet instead of forever cleaning up his or her hair, try this product…. you’ll love it, it’s great.

Large Furminator

Large Furminator

The large FURminator retails for over $50…. Find it here as low as $13 – $20 (with FREE SHIPPING with some of them)!  These are crazy great prices for a super product, and worth every penny.  Just click around the different links available here to find the right size and price for you and your canine.