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Three Ways You Can Celebrate National Mutt Day

Cheryl Phillips

Three Ways You Can Celebrate National Mutt Day

National Mutt Day is celebrated twice a year on July 31 and December 2. Although we believe in celebrating this holiday every day, National Mutt Day is an opportunity to focus on embracing, saving, and celebrating mixed breed dogs.  The purpose of this important day is to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the nation. Approximately 80 percent of dogs in shelters are mixed breeds.  Here are three ways you can celebrate National Mutt Day. 1. Raise awareness. Take time to do some research and make sure you understand the importance of adopting a mutt. You...

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The Basics of Fostering a Pet

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The Basics of Fostering a Pet

The Petco Foundation named June National Foster a Pet Month. Foster a Pet Month is a partnership between the Petco Foundation, Skechers, and its charitable collection BOBS from Skechers to “inspire pet lovers to join together to create a lifesaving nation through fostering, adoption, volunteering, and making monetary donations.”  GG’s Foundation is joining its fellow pet lovers in the month-long holiday by sharing the basics of fostering a pet. 1. What is fostering a pet? Fostering a pet means taking an animal into your home to provide love, patience, and training for a pre-determined amount of time or until the pet finds...

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Honoring National Rescue Dog Day and GG’s Birthday

Cheryl Phillips

Honoring National Rescue Dog Day and GG’s Birthday

May 20, 2020 is not only National Rescue Dog Day but GG’s Birthday! Today marks 11 years since Cheryl Phillips rescued GG from Maryland Street in Detroit. On that fateful day in May, when Cheryl saved GG, she was hungry, thirsty, and depressed; she had given up. That day changed both their lives. It began a journey that would culminate in the novella GG’s Journey: From Lost to Loved and the non-profit, GG’s Foundation, to support abandoned, abused, and neglected animals and conduct TNVR (Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return) for community felines. In remembrance of GG, we want to share the importance of National...

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The Importance of Recognizing Animal Cruelty and Reporting It

Cheryl Phillips

The Importance of Recognizing Animal Cruelty and Reporting It

Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week is honored the third, full week of April. This year the awareness week begins Sunday, April 19 and ends Saturday, April 25. Here, at Gorgeous Gal, we know you already understand the importance of treating animals with love and respect. Yet, despite all of the animal lovers in the world, animal cruelty continues. That is why, in honor of Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week we are sharing information needed to recognize animal cruelty and how to report. Recognizing Animal CrueltyThere are many visual and environmental signs that suggest animal abuse. Here are some of the...

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Join GG's Journey Author, Cheryl Phillips, at Leon & Lulu's Books & Authors

Cheryl Phillips

Join GG's Journey Author, Cheryl Phillips, at Leon & Lulu's Books & Authors

Shake the ink-stained hands of local authors at Books & Authors. Leon & Lulu welcome Cheryl Phillips. Cheryl Phillips, author of GG’s Journey: From Lost to Loved, is excited to participate in Leon & Lulu’s Books & Authors in Clawson, Michigan. Phillips will be signing books and connecting with readers from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. This is the perfect opportunity to talk with Phillips about her inspiring story and to learn more about her journey with GG. Second chances and compassion are what GG’s Journey is all about. Found lying under a tree in Detroit,...

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