Should You ‘Get Rid Of’ Your Dog?
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Animal shelters are overloaded with homeless pets because there are far more animals than there are people looking to adopt. Rescue organizations can be seen just about every weekend hosting adoption events, and even television and radio stations have spots … Read More

A Perfectly Good Dog
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I was recently watching television when a commercial came on, asking viewers to support the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Throughout the piece, numerous animals were pictured; dogs and cats of every age, size and … Read More

Deeds or Breeds?
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I once saw a bumper sticker that said, “Deeds, not breeds.” Although I understand (and to some extent agree) with that slogan, I also firmly believe that you can have both deeds and breeds at the same time. What I’m … Read More

Neglected Dogs: In Neighborhoods, No Time for Dog
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Whether a pet lover or not, just about everyone will experience an occasional pang of heartbreak when they know of an animal who is clearly neglected. Some cases of neglect are blatantly obvious. For example, the dog who is tied … Read More

Helping a New Dog or Puppy Adjust to Your Home
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When you get a new pet, one of the top priorities is to make sure that he adjusts well to his new home environment. While humans are usually excited about their new furry family member, a new dog or puppy … Read More

What to Do if You Find a Dog
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Finding a dog can be a real dilemma. In some cases a dog will simply come up to you, and other times you may see one wandering in a lost sort of way. In either case, most kindhearted dog lovers … Read More

Getting Rid Of Your Dog
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Most people love their pets and feel that they’re an important part of the family. No sooner would they get “rid of” their dog than they would their own children if there were a problem. Unfortunately, there are also millions … Read More

Should You Get a “Movie Star” Breed?
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Kids and adults alike usually enjoy the antics of the dogs who have graced our movie and television screens for years. Most of us remember Lassie, Benji, and Rin Tin Tin from our childhoods. In more recent years, dogs have … Read More

Preparing For a New Pet
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If you’re considering a new pet, it’s very important to make sure that both the children and the adults in the household know what to expect before making a final decision. For example, when children visualize a puppy, they often … Read More

Dogs on Chains
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Most pet owners realize the value of their pets and provide them with loving homes, plenty of food and water, shelter, attention, and veterinary care. Some particularly lucky ones even have a box of toys, a comfy dog bed and … Read More

Preparing for Pets in an Emergency
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With all of the suffering that has gone on during this year’s hurricane season, it should be a wakeup call to anyone who doesn’t have an emergency plan for themselves, their children, and their pets. One thing that has been … Read More

Helping Pet Survivors of Hurricane Katrina
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As pet lovers, one thing I’m sure has been on all of our minds, is the heartbreak and tragedy befalling the pets of Hurricane Katrina victims. Perhaps like me, you’ve tried to imagine what it would be like to be … Read More

Should You Consider a Rescued Dog or Puppy?
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People often express that they’d like to adopt a dog or puppy, but are worried about the dog’s past, or are concerned that their new dog may not bond well with their family. However, this is quite the opposite of … Read More

Are Your Kids Ready For a Dog or Puppy? A Quiz For Kids & Parents
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Many parents find themselves being asked over and over, “When can we get a dog?” Most adults realize how much of a responsibility a new dog or puppy can be, but for kids the following quiz can be a real … Read More

Timid or Shy Dogs
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Some dogs are boisterous, outgoing and brave. Others are more timid and shy. Just like people, each dog has their own personality. Sometimes these differences can be a matter of genetics (nature), or can be learned through their life experiences … Read More

Barking Dog Problems
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Every pet owner realizes their dog will sometimes bark. In fact, most people even want their dog to bark if someone comes to the door, or if there’s an unusual noise. After all, these are some of the benefits of … Read More

A New Family Pet?
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Most people know not to give pets as gifts, but might be considering a new pet for their own household. Perhaps the children have been pleading for a dog, or you finally feel ready after losing a pet. Whatever the … Read More

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