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Starting Your Own Dog Rescue

As someone passionate about the plight of dogs, you've done all you can. You donate to local shelters and foster dogs when time permits. But you want to do more. You want to open your own shelter or charity to help. On the surface, you have…
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News Flash: Smoking is Bad for Your Dog

We have all heard about the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke for people. Now, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) wants everyone to know that secondhand smoke is dangerous for pets, too. “Scientific research shows that…
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Chocolate and Dogs - A Big No-No

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to show your loved one just how much they mean to you. Gifts often include chocolate, and most of us love this delicious holiday treat. However, it is wise to keep in mind that chocolate is toxic to…
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Debarking Dogs: Inhumane or Practical?

While cruising through the daily topics that were getting attention on Twitter, I came across an interesting front page article from the New York Times on the practice of debarking dogs. This was a rather foreign topic to me and it was fascinating…
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The Unfortunate Effects of Amateur Breeding

For better or for worse, puppy breeding is a big business in this country. It’s there because there is a demand for pure bred dogs. While there are the horrible stories that show up ever too often in the news, it’s worth noting that there…
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Dog Safety with Toys and Clothes

Any dog owner knows that one of the simple facts of life for dogs is that they love toys, and they'll be more than happy to turn everyday objects, such as shoes and remote controls, into toys should the need arise. Shopping for dog toys seems…
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Brooklyn Dog Left in the Cold Thanks to Mugger

When walking through any major city you have to be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on your possessions. But your dog’s possessions? As improbable as it sounds, a cute Westie named Lexie from the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn…
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Rescue a Border Collie Today

Border Collies make some of the best companions ever. They are bright, clever, and suited for the great outdoors. These energetic dogs need plenty of exercise to keep them happy. Unfortunately many people get a border collie due to their…
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West Hollywood Takes Stand Against Sales of Dogs

Those cute scenes where doggies are placed in a store window for sale may be over in West Hollywood, California. That’s because the city is set to approve an ordinance that would ban the sales of cats and dogs. This is a direct stab at puppy…
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Supreme Court “Crushes” Animal Cruelty Law

In a rather shocking decision to animal lovers across the United States, the Supreme Court voted 8-1 to invalidate a law that prohibited individuals from profiting off of videos of animal cruelty. That’s right, it is now perfectly legal to…
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Yelp for Dog Owners

Upon moving to the big city, one of the toughest things was finding dog-friendly establishments. Sure they were out there and Chicago is for the most part friendly to our canine friends. But there just wasn’t a guide to it laying around and…
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Choosing the Right Pet Sitter

Whether you’re going away for just a day or as long as a couple weeks (or more), hiring a professional pet sitter is the best option to care for your pet while you’re gone. Professional pet sitters offer the daily care that your dog needs…
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PETA, Tiger Woods, and Pet Population Control

PETA has never been an organization to back off a major celebrity. But it appears they may have met their match with Tiger Woods. A planned billboard that attacks the iconic golfer while spreading a message to spay-and-neuter pets has been scrapped…
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California Proposes Animal Abuser Registry

Legislators in California want to expose individuals who are cruel to animals. Proposed is a bill that would establish the first ever registry for these criminals. This new registry, built similar to the sex offender registry would allow all…
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A Couple Guide Dog Charities to Support

There is something about a guide dog. Their selfless devotion to their owner to literally be the eyes and ears for them as they navigate the world. The training is immense and the trust that must be placed in these exceptional dogs is immense. With…