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Puppies, Dogs, and Young Children

Do you have young children or is a baby on the way? Are you thinking about adopting a puppy? If your answers are “Yes,” our adoption counselor will spend extra time with you to make sure you know what to expect and that we find the right match. We want a safe home for your […]

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Foreclosure or Financial Crisis: Resources to Help People with Pets

If you’re experiencing financial problems that are making it difficult to afford the cost of keeping your pets, or you are facing foreclosure and the possibility of losing your pets, take heart! There are lots of resources out there that may help. Animal welfare organizations throughout the country are developing programs such as pet food […]

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Dog safety tips

COLLAR AND TAGS ALWAYS keep collar with 2 tags on your dog. After you give your dog(s) a bath, place collar and tags back onto your dog. Dogs get out everyday and some people are not aware of how microchipping works, so for your dogs, please KEEP collar and tags on them at all times. […]

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Summer heast & cars – a DEADLY combination

Temperatures heat up as summer arrives, and leaving animals in parked cars is not only unsafe, but also illegal. On days with temperatures in the low to mid-70s, the temperature inside a parked car can quickly reach 100 degrees. In hotter 85-degree weather, temperatures can reach 120 degrees within a half-hour – even if a […]

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Dogs and Toddlers

Happy Hour Lecture Outline Introduction (10 Minutes) · Statistics · The Foundation for Safety and Friendship · Who Really Wants to Live With a Toddler? Dogs and Toddlers at Home (25 Minutes) Overview Basics for Toddler’s Side of Things Basics for Dog’s Side of Things Real Life Examples Fostering Friendship to Last a Lifetime Are […]

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When good dogs turn bad

By Elizabeth Wasserman A dog’s bite may be worse than its bark — especially if the pooch isn’t feeling well. A new study has determined that dogs brought to a veterinary behavior clinic for biting children most often didn’t have a previous history of biting. The research, which was conducted by a team of experts […]

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How to Correct dog barking

Learn Why Your Dog Barks Social Isolation/Frustration/Attention-Seeking Your dog may be barking out of boredom and loneliness if: He’s left alone for long periods of time without opportunities to interact with you. His environment is relatively barren, without companions or toys. He’s a puppy or adolescent (under three years old) and doesn’t have other outlets […]

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How to get help with your vet bills

NOTE: Towards bottom of this list is specific breeds vets, special needs and injury specific. American Animal Hospital Association http://www.aahahelpingpets.org/ “Through the AAHA Helping Pets Fund, veterinary care is possible for sick or injured pets even if they have been abandoned or if their owner is experiencing financial hardship.” Angels 4 Animals http://www.angels4animals.org/ “Our services […]

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Crate Training

Providing your puppy or dog with an indoor kennel crate can satisfy many dogs’ need for a den-like enclosure. Besides being an effective housebreaking tool (because it takes advantage of the dog’s natural reluctance to soil its sleeping place), it can also help to reduce separation anxiety, to prevent destructive behavior (such as chewing furniture), […]

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