Thanksgiving Dinner for Dogs and George’s TV Debut

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Our pack leader Ali Jarvis will be headed to the couch of Twin Cities Live today (Weds. 11/1 from 3-4pm) with Danny Boy, aka George, aka Georgie, aka the world’s fluffiest arm candy. This handsome eight-year-old hound is adoptable from Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest (RAGOM).

He started his life as a commercial breeding dog and was kept in a kennel most of the time — ugh. But he’s come a long way in a loving foster home and now enjoys all the best things life has to offer: walks, playtime, toys, and gobbling up all types of food.

This mellow guy is looking for a home with another dog who will continue to help his confidence blossom. Learn more and find out how to adopt him here.

Looking ahead to the holiday season, Ali will also bring on a feast of Fido-friendly Thanksgiving foods. Follow these guidelines to make sure turkey day is safe for your pooch:

  • Turkey is a healthy food for your dog to enjoy. White meat is best, and never feed your dog the turkey skin or bones.
  • Sweet potatoes make a terrific T-R-E-A-T. To keep things healthy, serve your pup a bit of plain baked sweet potatoes that haven’t yet been doused in butter or seasonings.
  • Served in small amounts, steamed carrots, broccoli, or green beans are yummy and safe for dogs. Again, skip the fancy toppings — no butter, no cream, no salt, no seasoning, and absolutely no green bean casserole.
  • Cranberries are packed with beneficial vitamins. If you’re making your cranberry sauce from scratch, feel free to share a bit. But if you’re feasting on the canned or jelly cranberry sauce, skip it altogether. That stuff has a lot of sugar, which isn’t healthy for canines.

Tune in today or watch the segment here after the show. Then tell us in the comments: What’s your pup’s fave Thanksgiving treat?

While you await the stretch-pants-iest holiday of the year, don’t forget to check out our Indoor Brewery Pass (NEW!) and our Wine Pass (the latter’s on clearance for just $10). Go dogs, go!

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