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dogs

What does breed mean?

What breed doesn’t tell you You may have seen the recent study that came out looking at the correlation between breed and behavior. In short, researchers determined through surveying nearly 20,000 dogs from a wide variety of backgrounds that “dog...
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Lawn Care and Your Pet

You’re lounging in a chair in your yard. The sun is shining, birds are singing. Your dog is running around in the sea of green grass that surrounds you. You just cut the lawn yesterday, and your bare feet in...
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Parvo: Q&A with Dr. Melia Washington

Among diseases dogs can contract, parvovirus is one of the most heartbreaking, because it’s very contagious, lives a long time in the environment, and can wreak havoc on an unvaccinated pet, especially puppies, causing death. It’s no joke. We want...
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Abuse and Neglect: the Law and the Reality

We’re an organization that focuses on the positive. One of the reasons for this is because that’s how we keep going. The work we do can be overwhelming at times, but putting the good things in the forefront of our...
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Is Your Best Friend Property?

I studied language in school. I love it still (makes sense given my work here as a writer). I especially love how the words people use show quite a bit about them as people: how they think, their attitudes, their...
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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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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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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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