APB February 2012 Newsletter
  In this issue  
Chip In For Microchips
APB Affiliate Program
Rainbow Ridge
Success Story
Featured Furry Kids
Dog Of The Month
Who We Are
Facebook Us!
  Dog Of The Month  
  BUDDIE Buddie is a little dog with a BIG personality! Buddie's favorite things to do are to snuggle and run around with his toys. He loves to have a ball tossed for him or to play tug of war. Buddie bonds strongly and very quickly with his people, and it will not take much effort to become Buddie's new best friend.  He is house trained and can usually be left loose in the house without getting into trouble.  In Buddie's previous home, he was sometimes protective and excitable when strangers came to the house, so his ideal family would be one with a fairly consistent set of visitors that Buddie can adjust to.  He is also great in the car and very easy to travel with. Buddie gets along great with other dogs and cats and likes to play with them if they ask him to. Click here to ask about me!  
  Who We Are  

The Animal Placement Bureau is a volunteer foster care network with no paid staff and no sheltering facility. All of the dogs in our care live with our volunteers and become as much a part of their family as their own dogs.

P. O. Box 80146
Lansing, MI 48908

Chip In For Microchips!
0212_microchip   The American Humane Association estimates that over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen every year in the US. Statistics also show that one in three pets will become lost at some point during their life. What happens then? Sure, you can staple lost pet posters on every telephone pole in town, but what are the chances of you actually finding your pet that way? Now what if they're microchipped? The return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs is over 52% and for cats, 38%.

The pet microchip — a simple, elegant product of our high-tech age. No bigger than a grain of rice or more costly than a month’s supply of pet food, a pet microchip and enrollment in a pet recovery database brings lost pets home and provides peace of mind that your beloved companion will never wander unknown.

APB believes that microchipping our dogs is crucial! If any of our dogs become lost, either before or after adoption, we can help reunite them with their owners. If efforts to find the owner are not successful, the dog would be at least returned to APB instead of a shelter. Want to make sure no dog goes unchipped? For only $10, you can help a dog receive a microchip and a piece of mind that they'll be safe if ever lost. Simply click on the Paypal link and indicate which dog you'd like to sponsor. We appreciate you "chipping in!"

Sponsor a microchip
Chip In Sponsorship Form

List of APB Adoptable Dogs

Affiliate Programs to Benefit APB Dogs
0212_affiliates_logos   The success of the Animal Placement Bureau depends largely on volunteers, donations and affiliate programs. The APB would like to say thank you to a few programs that benefit the APB dogs: and allow APB to receive credit for your searching efforts. Please choose Animal Placement Bureau under Who Do You GoodSearch For in the site's dropdown meanu. has committed to donating a percentage of every purchase made on their website to rescue. In the last 12 years, Dogstuff has raised more than $150,000 for rescues, and APB is proud to be a Michigan affiliate. Click here before shopping, and a percentage of your purchases will go to APB!

Purchase Frontline PLus and other pet medications from through the APB site. Enter the code apb when you checkout online or mention apb if ordering over the phone (1-800-738-6337) for us to receive credit for your purchase.

APB's web hosting and maintenance costs are donated through 1&1 Web Hosting. Any web hosting purchased through this link will directly reduce those costs!

PetCo donates a percentage of each order when ordering supplies via the following links: PetCo and PetCo Carefresh Bedding.

And finally, a huge thank you to Trendy Hounds for their donation to Take Your Dog To Work Day!
Rainbow Ridge: In Memoriam
0212_in_memoriam   Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together...

If you have a pet that you'd like memorialized on our website, please send us an email with a short story and photo.
Success Story Of The Month
0212_success_story   Name: Ollie
Adopted: March 14, 2011
Family: Leslie and Robert Nason

During a cold night in January 2011, Ollie’s owners left him outside the South Bend Animal Shelter. The following morning, shelter staff found him huddled under a nearby truck. Even though Ollie’s left eye had glaucoma, his left hip was so arthritic that his thigh had atrophied, his left front leg was lame, and of course, his teeth needed a dental, APB offered to take this 12 year old dog. Thanks to APB foster mom, Cindy Blasius; our veterinarian, Dr. Nicol; our ophthalmologist, Dr. Ramsey; our acupuncturist, Dr. Rice; and our certified chiropractic veterinarian, Dr. Driscoll, Ollie made an amazing recovery. In no time, he was trotting along the fence line of our 2 acre yard - even running at times. By the end of May, he was off all pain medication and his last acupuncture session was the end of September. Ollie greets each day with enthusiasm, runs outside with the big dogs, explores the far reaches of the dog yard, barks at the sheep, follows me around the house, jumps and stands on his back legs prior to meal time and sleeps at the foot of our bed. He is a happy dog and we are delighted he lives with us.

We'd love to hear your success story! Please send us your story and pictures for a chance to be featured in next month's newsletter.
  Featured Furry Kids  
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