Canine Blood Donors

10:29 AM

Our boys are blood donors.  Nope, not kids.  Our dogs.  Yep.  That's right.  They donate blood at the vets office.  To qualify they must-
*weigh over 55 pounds-  Henley is a Newfoundland so he definitely weighs over 55 pounds.  Buffett is our small dog, he's a Newf/Border Collie mix (we think) and he weighs in at 55 pounds.
*be between one and six years old
*be friendly
*in good health.


Henley has been donating since he was a puppy and Buffett has only been donating for a year.   They can donate six times a year and for each donation they get a credit.  When it comes time to their annual check up we can use those credits to help pay for their vet bill.  It's a win-win situation for all.

After their donation they get a nail trim and a treat.  And as a thank you they get a small to go bag of biscuits.  The last time they donated they each got a thank you card.  That's how we found out that Henley has saved 27 lives and Buffett has saved 10 lives!

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  1. That's awesome! I didn't know that dogs could give blood. Good on Henley and Buffett!! fine looking dogs and lifesavers too. What breeds are they?

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    1. The big dog is Newfoundland and the smaller dog is a Newfoundland and Border Collie mix.

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