Socializing Your Adult Dog

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As an adult dog, your dog falls out of the several month window that dogs have as puppies where they learn behaviors that are imprinted on them and that they tend to take into their adult life. Does that mean they can never be socialized with other dogs or people? Absolutely not. It is important […] Read more »

Last-Known Surviving Ground Zero Search Dog

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Bretagne, the last surviving search dog that worked Ground Zero after the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001, is up for the American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Award. Bretagne and her owner were part of the Texas Task Force 1, whose mission was to find survivors in the towers’ wreckage and comfort people […] Read more »

Adopting a Special Needs Pet

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Many of the “unadoptable” animals out there – animals with behavior problems, disabilities, or excess medical needs – often just need to be adopted into the right home that can cater to their specific circumstances. Common pet disabilities might include blindness, deafness, or loss of a limb. Many dogs and cats are born with such […] Read more »

Missing Dog Travels Nearly 3,000 Miles

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A Jack Russel terrier that went missing from her Pennsylvania home and wound up in Oregon is on its way back home to its owner. Gidget went missing April 22, 2014 and traveled almost 3,000 miles to the suburbs of Tualatin. A good samaritan spotted the 7-year-old Jack Russel and took her to the Bonnie […] Read more »

Deaf Dog Awareness Week

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You finally found the perfect dog to adopt? Is she everything you want? Is she friendly, active, playful and is giving you that puppy dog look as you walk away from her kennel? Maybe you’re ready to take her home, so you read the sheet attached to her cage… and you realize she’s deaf. In […] Read more »

Most Common Cat Health Concerns

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If you have a cat or you’re thinking about getting one, it’s important to be prepared for any health concerns that may pop up. Here’s a list of some quite common health issues in cats: 1. Vomiting – can be caused for a variety of reasons, from eating something to a urinary tract infection. Call your […] Read more »

Underwater Puppies

Seth Casteel, photographer and New York Times bestselling author has released a heart-warming collection of photos involving dogs and water. Casteel worked with more than 1,500 rescue dogs and took each dog’s photo as they dove into the water. From Woman’s Day here are some of the most prized photos taken by Casteel: Determined Doggie […] Read more »

Most Common Dog Health Concerns

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If you have a dog or you’re thinking about getting one, you might be wondering what kind of health issues come up the most often. Here’s a list of some quite common health issues in dogs: 1. Ear infection: symptoms might include head shaking or tilting, ear odor, lack of balance, and vigorous scratching 2. […] Read more »

Why Are Pets Relinquished?

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The National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy studied 12 animal shelters for one year to discover the most common reasons for relinquishment. Here are the most common reasons: Dogs: Moving (7%) Landlord not allowing pet (6%) Too many animals in household (4%) Cost of pet maintenance (5%) Owner having personal problems (4%) Inadequate […] Read more »

Pet Insurance

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You might feel more secure about potential vet bills if you have some kind of pet insurance. If you’re trying to make a decision about whether or not to purchase pet insurance, consider the following: Pet Insurance Pros Affordable options for care should your pet become seriously ill Many pet insurance plans cover emergency visits […] Read more »