By

David Shapiro

The Work We Do

As we head toward the end of another year of saying “yes” to clients and providing as much help as we possibly can, we inevitably look back to see how we’re doing, what kind of impact we’re making in our...
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In Memory of Carl

We lost a client last week that we’d been working with for at least a decade. His name was Carl, and he was one of the best friends to cats that I’ve ever met. Even so, the first thing I...
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Lucas and the Homeless Camp

Some things, you don’t forget. You can’t. For me, Lucas’ face will be one of those things. I’m not a veterinarian, I’m in communications. Working here, I’ve gotten used to the idea that I’m going to see some things that...
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Talking ’bout ticks (and the diseases they cause)

Ticks. Yuck. Right? I mean, they’re pretty gross. But they’re more than just gross. They’re dangerous, and not just for you. Dogs in particular are more common hosts for ticks than humans are. And cats are vulnerable, too.  More than...
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Piece by Piece: The Secrets of Dog Body Language

So, unless you know something we don’t, dogs can’t talk. They do communicate, however, through their body language. Today we thought we’d take you through some of the common signals dogs use to indicate how they’re feeling. Even if you...
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Checking In and Stepping Up

Every morning starts the same. But not in the way that you’re thinking. It’s not a glum, meandering affair here in the morning. It’s active, lively. Vaccines are being drawn, paperwork is being prepared. Scattered laughter echoes in the high...
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The Early Years (and Onward)

Michelle Rivera, our CEO and founder, prefers to stay clear of the spotlight. But any discussion of history regarding this organization requires her reluctant participation. That’s why we got her to sit down and tell us the story of what...
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How Training Helps Your Dog

Only an estimated 4% of dogs have been through any sort of training, which is a shame, because it has lots of benefits that go beyond the ability to sit and stay. Let’s look at a few. 1. Strengthening that...
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DIY presents for your pets

It’s that time of year; have you checked everyone off your list? Really? Everybody? What about your pets? Sure, they may not know that it’s the season of giving, but that doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate a little gift. But...
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For the Love of Seniors

“Old age does not announce itself.” — South African proverb You don’t expect it. After years of companionship, something’s different about your furry friend. They move differently. They slow down a little bit. It’s time to face it; your pet’s...
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