Animatch Blog

Welcome to the Animatch Dog Blog. Here you'll find post about dogs in the news, funny dog pictures and other dog related stories found around the web. Enjoy!

Animatch Garage Sale

Monday August 29, 2016

A huge thank you to Bettina and Chris for organizing, accumulating, storing items and holding the Animatch garage sale this past weekend.  Thanks to their efforts and the efforts...

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How clever is this pooch?

Thursday August 25, 2016

Animatch in conjunction with Josh Taylor of Canine Education ( has begun testing some of our adoptees using Dognition Assessment (    ...

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The name is BEACON, not bacon.

Friday August 12, 2016

Look who dropped in.  Meet Beacon, he is a pot-belly pig, and this is his story.  While doing some shopping at a Flea Market, Beacon was noticed by...

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Open letter to people surrendering their dog….

Saturday July 16, 2016

A note to anyone who feels they may need to surrender your pet. I am not here to judge you on whether you should or not, as I am not...

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Good dog what were they thinking….

Tuesday July 12, 2016

Hot, humid days are upon us and people want to help their dogs stay comfortable.  Shaving off all that hair seems to be a popular option.“Don’t worry,...

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Adoption Day at LaSalle Veterinary Hospital June 26th

Sunday June 19, 2016

Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 26th.  Come by LaSalle Veterinary Hospital, 7755 Bouvier, LaSalle,  between 12:00 and 3:00 to meet some adoptable cats and pitt bulls.  All adopted animals...

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Animatch Supporter T-Shirts

Wednesday June 15, 2016

Show your support and grab one of our great looking t-shirts while they last.  At $15 each or two for $25, they are sure to go fast.  T-shirts are available...

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Pasta for Pups

Sunday May 15, 2016

Congratulations to Chris and Bettina, the lucky winning bidders on a beautfiul custom made quilted wallhanging of their Animatch adoptee, Bree.  The gorgeous wallhanging was created by Helena Scheffer,...

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Hannibal (formerly Czar) is home.

Monday April 4, 2016

After 13 days missing, Hannibal found his way home to safety and his loving family.  Hannibal (formerly Czar while at Animatch) has gone missing.  He took off after...

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A picture is worth a thousand words….

Friday April 1, 2016

It’s a tough job.... but somebody’s got to do it!   As you see in this photo, Gary rises to the challenge.Animatch is so lucky to...

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Nordic Paws Project

Wednesday March 2, 2016

The Nordic Paws Project was born out of my strong desire to help the animals in the far north. When I started almost two years ago, I had few contacts...

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Is two better than one?

Thursday February 25, 2016

Everyone knows a dog is man's best friend, but a dog can be a dog's best friend, too.   At Animatch, we have seen many bonded pairs over the...

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Animatch 2017 Calendar - Calling All Advertisers

Wednesday February 3, 2016

Animatch Calendar 2017!UPDATE - All 12 months and the cover of the 2017 calendar are sold out.  However, if you are looking for a great and afordable advertising option, contact...

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Adoption Applications

Friday January 8, 2016

As Animatch looks ahead to another busy year, we wish to thank everyone who has been interested in adopting one of our dogs.  In 2015, we received approximately 4,000 applications and...

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Would you like to help?

Tuesday December 29, 2015

Would you like to help Animatch raise money to help care for our dogs?    If so, please consider donating breakfast food items for our upcoming Bark n...

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Happy Holidays from Animatch!  Don’t shop, please adopt

Monday November 30, 2015

With the holiday season around the corner, please remember, don't shop, adopt.  Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year from Animatch.

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Friday October 2, 2015

Our 2016 calendars have arrived hot off the press.  Get them while you can!   At only $10 they make a great little gift of stocking stuffer.  They are...

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Zorro’s Story as Told by His Guardian

Wednesday September 30, 2015

We originally adopted Zorro from Animatch in April of 2007.  He was apparently found on the highway nearby, roaming freely.  My girlfriend at the time and I were looking...

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So many questions….

Wednesday September 23, 2015

Those darn dog rescues with all of their rules and questions - what gives? If you have tried to adopt a dog, you know what I'm talking about. Dog...

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Sunday July 26, 2015


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From the Animatch Blog

Youth Volunteer Program

Thursday March 23, 2017

Abba’s (now Bambi) Journey

Thursday March 23, 2017

Nordic Paws Project

Saturday March 18, 2017

Animatch Fan Mail

Some news of Roméo ! (Kino)

Here's my happy and lovely boy Roméo last summer! Thank you Animatch! I have the most amazing dog ever thanks to your magnificent organism! ...

Preppie (now known as Reina - Spanish word for Queen)

Preppie/Reina has spent her first couple of days in her forever home, getting to know her 3 cat house mates, her new surroundings and her...


On Dec.Dec1st we had to make the sad decision to send ROSIE to RAINBOW BRIDGE. Jean & I adopted Rosie 6 years ago from Animatch...

Yukon last one…

Happy in the forest ... xxx

Sunday according to Theo

As promised, I'm posting a couple of pictures of Theo with his new "do".  Definitely didn't want him shaved down too short,...


A year ago today, we had the opportunity of adopting our little man " Kody ".  I hope that we brought him has much happiness as...

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