Hi there ! I'm Casper D Dog. I am a miniature American Eskimo Dog or Eskie for short. Welcome to my website! I am a fun loving little doggie. Read all about my adventures in my regular blog posts plus I have lots of pictures/videos to show you. You can also check out shirts and gift items from my shop or help us with our fundraising to help out other doggies.
Casper N Caboodle

Casper N Caboodle
Love dogs? Then you will love our stuff. Check out dog breed themed shirts, mugs, magnets, stickers, license plate frames, and other gift items from my shop.

Here are some designs from CasperNCaboodle. Click on each image on the left to go see the products available for each design.
American Eskimo Dog Wall Calendars
American Eskimo Dog Wall Calendar
American Eskimo Dog Wall Calendars featuring 12 full color pages of your favorite American Eskimo Dog. Perfect for any Eskie lover.
American Eskimo Dog Wall Calendar
Each month features an Eskie picture with colorful borders to make each month more special. Makes a great gift item!

American Eskimo Dog Wall Calendar
American Eskimo dogs love to have fun. Each calendar month features a different Eskie adventure!

American Eskimo Dog Keepsake Doll
American Eskimo Dog Keepsake Doll
Get your very own American Eskimo Dog Doll! Stuffed with real Eskie fur! Makes a great keepsake of your beloved furchild. A unique and personal collectible for any Eskie lover.

The following causes are very important to me so we have set up these fundraisers to help out my fellow doggies. These designs are available on shirts and other gift items and all commissions earned go to each cause.

Find A Cure For IMHAI was diagnosed with Evans Syndrome in 2006. It is a combination of IMHA/AIHA (Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia/Auto-Immune Hemolytic Anemia) and IMT/ITP (Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia/Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura). I was hospitalized for over a week and received numerous blood transfusions and a cocktail of immunosuppressants to save my life. I was weaned off the medications due to complications such as Cushings Disease but after a few months off the drugs, I relapsed again so I am currently back on medication. I continue to fight this disease everyday. There is no cure for this disease so please help support the fight for a cure. Meisha's Hope Fund and Morris Animal Foundation has teamed up to find a cure for IMHA with Autoimmune/Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia Fund #338. Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia is a serious blood disorder and scientists estimate over 50% of dogs diagnosed with it will die from the condition. Affected dogs show signs of weakness, lethargy, exercise intolerance and anorexia. This deadly blood disorder occurs when something triggers the dog's body to attack its own red blood cells. Despite aggressive immunosuppressive therapy, this disease has a very high mortality rate. Many dogs die shortly after diagnosis, so an effective early treatment is critical. All commissions earned from this design will go to the Meisha's Hope AIHA/IMHA Fund #338 at Morris Animal Foundation.

American Eskimo Dog RescueEveryday, people are working together to rescue Eskies and to help them find their forever homes. Show your support for these wonderful people and organizations. All commissions earned from this cartoon American Eskimo dog design will go to Eskie Rescue.

Opt To AdoptMommie adopted me in 2005 and she always says it is the best thing ever. Loving dogs are waiting in shelters around the country to be adopted. Opt to adopt and make a loving forever home for these poor dogs. All commissions earned from this design will go to local animal shelters.

Here are some links that you may find interesting.

American Eskimo Dog Information

Check out information on American Eskimo Dogs. Learn all about our sizes, appearance, temperament, grooming needs and more.

Thinking Of Getting A Dog

Taking care of a dog is a BIG responsibility. Dogs are totally dependent on their masters their entire lives so there are a lot of things to consider. Here are some things to think about before getting a dog.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

All Paws Up For DOGTOWN!

We just finished reading this awesome new book, DOGTOWN: Tales of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Redemption. It is the companion book to the National Geographic Channel show Dogtown. Miss Anna from National Geographic Society was kind enough to send us a copy so we could review it.

It is about the largest no-kill animal shelter called Best Friends Animal Society located in Utah. The book follows the stories of some of the canine residents at Dogtown taking you through their experiences and the experiences of the wonderful people who care for them. At Dogtown, they take the time and effort to treat not just medical problems but behavioral problems and even trauma, giving every animal, not just dogs, a second chance at life.

We do not have National Geographic Channel so this was the first time we had heard of this program. Boy! Now we wish we had that channel. The stories go from heartbreaking to heartwarming. They are interesting, educational and just plain inspirational.

Usually people say that the love dogs give their humans is unconditional. In Dogtown, that same unconditional love is given to each dog; whatever their history or medical situation or any mistakes they may have made in the past. They are loved regardless of their attitude, illness, age, looks or past and each story shows there is hope for even the hardest cases. Even in the most extreme cases, where they are unable to rehome a dog, that dog can live out the rest of its life at the shelter without fear of being put to sleep just because no one else will take him or her.

The people who work there and the volunteers will restore your faith in the human soul. They selflessly devote their time and effort to these poor animals. The different stories show how dealing with animals can be hard but rewarding and fulfilling all at the same time. The different personalities of the dogs shine given the proper time, love, attention and training. The book shows how dogs are individuals and cannot be completely generalized by breed traits alone. It allows the reader to see situations through the eyes of the trainer as well as the dogs. Dogs can think and feel. Pets are not just property that can be disposed of when it is no longer convenient to own us.

The book shows how the right person with the right attitude can make a difference and discover the loving personality in each dog.The stories will make you laugh and cry. Pets who are abandoned, elderly, sick, rescued from puppymills or dog fighting operations or hoarders, even those traumatized by war or natural disasters, all have a place in Dogtown. No life is wasted here. Everyone gets to be loved.

There is a saying: Saving one animal will not change the world, but it will change the world for that one animal. This rings truer than ever at Dogtown. And the fact that the program makes it possible for these unwanted pets to find a furever home is just the happiest ending of all.

We tip our hats to the people who work there, the volunteers and the people who come to adopt and give furever homes to my fellow animals. We are so happy there are people like them in the world. We recommend not just this book but the tv show itself.

The book is available anywhere books are sold and will make a great Christmas gift. Dog lovers are sure to love it. And perhaps even non-dog lovers will be converted. Hehe!


Blogger Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Thanks for sharing. Dogtown sounds like a wonderful place and Best Friends is an organization that we will add to our list for future donations. Your book review prompted me to order three copies...one for our family and two for gifts...we love giving books, especially great uplifting dog stories!

11:21 AM  
Blogger Hansel said...

Did you know they have a show too? One of the dogs that comes to our clinic actually was IN a dog town show- but the owners had already gotten him before it aired. Nasty little fella- to vets anyway, but his family and other furblings love him dearly! We love him too! even if he does try to bite us. Thanks for reviewing! that is our Charity of choice!

3:44 AM  
Blogger Casper and pals said...

We watch Dogtown on National Geographic Channel all the time. They do wonderful work there!

2:01 PM  
Blogger Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Happy Thanksgiving, my special friends. I have a message for you on my blog.

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting about this book. We will be ordering a copy for Christmas.

We love reading about your adventures. You are so cute!

10:40 AM  

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