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How to ‘Winterize’ Your Dog

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  NY Times / Personal Health /By JANE E. BRODY DEC. 18, 2017 We winterize our homes and cars and bundle up to brave icy winds outdoors, but too often we fail to do the same for our four-legged friends. Yet regardless of what nature delivers, dogs have to go out and they need regular exercise for their physical and psychological well-being. Whether urban or rural, dogs can face multiple hazards during the colder months, ranging from cracked paws and dry skin to electrocution or immersion in a frozen pond. Even pets that escape the cold by heading south with their snowbird owners can...

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Woman puts motel’s pet-friendly policy to the test — with a horse

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  www.today.com Lindsey Partridge was checking into a Super 8 motel in Kentucky earlier this month when the people in front of her paid a pet fee so they could bring their dog in the room. Partridge then decided to jokingly test the boundary of the pet-friendly policy. Could she bring a horse in her room? “The receptionist kind of said kiddingly, ‘Oh I wouldn’t care; you could bring them in,”’ Partridge told TODAY. “I was like, ‘Seriously? Because I will totally take you up on that offer.”’ Partridge, who owns the training program...

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California passes law requiring pet stores to sell rescue animals only

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Fox News Sorry, dog and cat breeders: If you live in California, you can no longer sell your animals in pet stores. Thanks to bill A.B. 485 which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last Friday, the Golden State is now the first to require pet stores to sell animals from shelters and rescue centers only. The law, which primarily applies to dogs, cats and rabbits, means that pet stores can no longer sell animals that were commercially raised in “puppy mills” or “kitten factories,” according to the New York Times. To continue reading please click here...

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Paid Leave When Your Dog Is Sick? Sì, Italian Employer Says

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Soure:  NY Times /  By MEGAN SPECIA and GAIA PIANIGIANI OCT. 12, 2017 An Italian dog owner who wanted paid time off to care for one of her dogs offered her bosses a simple explanation: “They are my family.” It worked. In what a pet advocacy group called a groundbreaking decision, the woman’s employer changed its mind and gave the woman leave to care for her sick 12-year-old English setter. Pet advocacy groups say the woman’s achievement could pave the way for similar claims in the future. To continue reading please click here...

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Last 9/11 Ground Zero search dog honored in area ravaged by Hurricane Harvey

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Laura T. Coffey / TODAY / 09/11/17 Sometimes the love of a dog can help us keep going — even when moving forward feels impossibly hard. One dog who inspired thousands to persevere is being honored in a special way on Monday, Sept. 11. A life-size bronze statue of the beloved disaster search dog, named Bretagne, has been unveiled in a Houston suburb that’s still feeling the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Bretagne (pronounced “Brittany”) was the last surviving search dog who worked at Ground Zero in New York City after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The perpetually smiling...

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