Monthly Archives: October 2011

Tails Untold made another donation

Tails Untold is so pleased to announce that we made another donation.  Our donation went to the Sean Casey Animal Rescue.  Our first encounter with this no-kill organization was at an event in Washington Square Park in NYC.  They have a wonderful dedicated staff and volunteers that work very hard to find homes for homeless animals.

Here is their mission statement.  You can also go to to read more about this wonderful Animal Rescue Organization.


The purpose of this endeavor is to aid unfortunate animals in the interest of a higher quality of life. We take in rescued, confiscated, neglected, injured, ill,
unmanageable, or otherwise unwanted animals from private owners, zoos, shelters, and other public  organizations. These animals are cared for, and/or rehabilitated to the best of our ability and means  until which time they can be found healthy, happy homes – whether it be through adoption to qualified candidates or legally released into habitats suitable to the specific species in conjunction with licensed wildlife rehabilitators.”


New York

Kids and dog tricks

There is a great website called I recently visited it with my son. It is published by Janet Walls called “How to love your dog”. It teaches tricks from “high five” to “come” or “speak”. It recommends using praise and small treats. What is unusual is that it includes tips from kids who teach their dogs tricks. I think you will enjoy it!

Words of Wisdom from your cat

* All the world is a playground, get out and enjoy it

*If you can’t get their attention, lay across the computer keyboard

*Nap often in a nice patch of sun

*You will always get what you want if you purr and look adorable

*be the squeaky wheel (meow loudly ) and you will always be fed

*Show you care by leaving a dead rodent on the door mat

*If the situation gets hairy, give ’em an attitude

*Claw your way to the top, that’s what the back of the furniture was made for

*Always hug your feline friends, even if they miss the litter box


Test your cat IQ


We love cats and dogs equally at Tails Untold, and even more, we love to hear about cats and dogs who live together. In case we’ve given more attention to dogs so far, here’s a fun test of your knowledge of famous cats from literature, film and TV. From Morris, to Catwoman, to the Cat in the Hat, felines have always made the best characters. See how many questions you can answer correctly!


Weekend movie tip for animal lovers



Dolphin Tale is currently in theaters and I saw it with a few young children. It’s an “inspired by real life” story of a dolphin injured after being caught in a crab trap, who is rescued and nursed back to health. The dolphin, named Winter, loses her tail to infection and although she learns to swim without it, her survival depends on her ability to adapt to a prosthetic tail. The story of the dolphin’s eventual triumph is paralleled by the struggle of injured war veterans to overcome their challenges. Although it’s a film marketed to kids, the story behind Dolphin Tale is compelling to any animal lover, and speaks to the interdependence of humans and animals.



October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month!

October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month and there are more dogs in need than ever. Check out the articles here for great information on adopting a dog, a dog adoption checklist, tips for the first thirty days of dog adoption and more! Check your local shelters, many are offering dog food and health care to help get you started.
And what if you can’t adopt? Here are some easy ways you can still help:
    • Donate your Facebook status. Just paste this message into the “What’s on your mind?” box at the top of your page: “October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. Save a life: Adopt a dog!”;
    • Tweet, retweet and repeat the following (or your own brilliant message): “October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. Save a life: Adopt a dog! #savedogs”
    • Contact your local shelter or rescue group (you can search for groups near you here) and ask if they have a donation wish list or other flyer they’d like to you to post around your office or neighborhood. They may be holding special events for Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month which you can help promote.
    • Write an op-ed about the importance of pet adoption for your local paper.
    • Contact your local shelter or rescue group and offer to photograph their adoptable pets and upload the pics to Petfinder.
    • Donate to your local shelter or rescue group or to the Foundation in honor of Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month.
    • Pass on an understanding of the importance of pet adoption to the next generation. Talk to your kids, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and other up-and-comers about animal shelters and why Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, and pet adoption in general, is important.

Spotlight on Animal Advocacy – North Shore Animal League



Tails Untold® donates a percentage of the sale of every beautifully illustrated, personalized book it sells to an animal shelter, animal rescue, pet adoption or other pet advocacy group. We’d like to let you know about these great organizations and how you can help support them. One of our first donations was made to North Shore Animal League, which is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization and a leader in the no-kill movement, rescuing and rehabilitating animals instead of euthanizing them. They have been leaders in promoting acceptance of mixed breed animals and have built a national network of shelters and rescues. Animals from all over the country end up at North Shore Animal League, which in turn tries to find permanent homes for them. We are fortunate to have an animal rescue resource like North Shore Animal League in the New York area, and we look forward to providing more support in the future.

Tips about selecting your pet from a dog breeder

There are several things to look for when choosing a dog breeder:
Be sure your “new puppy” has:
1) Been in a social setting.
2) Seen a veterinarian.
3) A breeder with references.
4) Has a mom who had good prenatal care
5) Come from a facility you have seen that is clean and not like a puppy mill.
6) A guarantee from the breeder.
7) A good set of parents that you have “interviewed”.

Tales Untold is a firm believer in adoption, however this may not be an option for you. So, hopefully these tips about breeders will help in your decision making.