Dogster June Woof-Open for fur-ee Zealies, tips of
biking with your pup and loads of advice about getting a new dog!


June 21, 2007
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Dear Dogster Member,

What's hapupening?

Well, for starters, you just won 5 Zealies for opening this newsletter. BOL!

And with longer days and warmer nights, summer love is definitely in the air. Share it with your pooch and your Dogster friends. (Zealies, anyone?) We at Dogster HQ are feeling groovy and have lots on the pupgenda. Bark on...

Buy Zealies: Make A Doggie's Day
One of the most furtastic things about Dogster is sharing the love with your fellow pooches. Zealies allow you to gift Rosettes and Stars to your favorite Dogster pals, so buy some today. Remember, they're good on Catster, too. There are lots of packages--from 40 Zealies for $10 to 100 Zealies for $25 (plus 20 bonus Zealies). Talk about a pupalicious deal. Buy your Zealies now!

Thinking Of Getting A New Puppy?
Our friends at The Humane Society of the United States have some advice for you when you're looking for that special pooch. They strongly recommend not buying a puppy in a pet store or over the Internet. Many of the pets sold this way come from puppy mills, where dogs and their puppies are treated badly and suffer from neglect and abuse, resulting in disease, malnutrition, and behavioral problems. So take the pledge to avoid puppy mills -- and help spread the word. Remember there are hundreds of thousands of homeless dogs and cats out there that need loving families, so be sure to visit your local shelter or rescue group.

Get More Bark For Your Buck With DogsterPlus
DogsterPlus is brimming with countless tail-wagging features. The upgraded service includes the ability to add photo captions, 25 Rosettes to give away per month, access to special forums just for Plus members, and an enhanced email "Sent" folder so you'll never forget who you p-mailed. And, your DogsterPlus subscription works on Caster, too. For a limited time, DogsterPlus is available for just $19.95/year or $3.50/month. Sign up now!

Doggone Good Dog Tip #107
Q: Can't wait to get out on your bike with your best pal? What are some things to keep in mind and how far is safe to ride?
A: Exercise is great for both of you! Obviously, the age, health and breed of your pet are key factors in how far you will be able to safely ride. The best thing to do is start out slowly (two to five miles) and build up distance as the weeks go on. Remember to pack doggie treats and water. Just like us humans, dogs need to get in shape and build up stamina. One thing, in particular, to look out for are your pup's paws, which may get worn when hitting the concrete, especially at the beginning. Keep an eye on Spot the next day to see if he's limping or tired, or the paws are pinkish in hue. If so, you probably went too far--or too fast. With regular rides, you could be doing 15 or 20 miles by summer's end. Ruff riders, indeed!

For more advice on a wide range of topics, head to Dogster Forums.

Dogster Community: With Love, From Australia
G'day, Mate! We recently received this p-mail from new Dogster member Jeanie (and Ellie-Dear). She sends in her puppy props all the way from Australia.
Thank you so much for Dogster. I joined last week and now have had a chance to look around (and join Catster, too). It's so generous of you to provide so much information and enjoyment to animal lovers--cats and dogs in particular. I just wanted you to know how appreciated you are ... even way over here in Australia.
We love to hear how Dogster has changed/improved/bettered your life. Keep barking those tales to dogster@dogster.com. If we use your note in an upcoming newsletter, we'll credit your account 10 Zealies!

Shout Out To Dogster
Looking for some fun ways to show your dog-gone devotion to Dogster? Stickers and badges do the trick. It's simple to make a badge for your pooch and then put it on all your other web pages. (Learn how here: www.dogster.com/badge) Also, send in a self-addressed stamped envelope and score some Dogster stickers, perfect on car bumpers, notebooks and computers. Send to: Dogster Stickers, 555 De Haro Street, Suite 350, San Francisco, CA 94107.

Hound ya later!

May all animals be happy and safe,
Dogster HQ
Dogster, for the love of dog!
http://www.dogster.com

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