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How to Find the Right Collar and Lead for Your Dog

December 23rd, 2014
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All dogs need to be walked, but not every pooch will require the same accessories – a fact I know only too well. Having owned dogs all of my life, I’ve had canines of every shape and size through my door, from a fluffy little Tibetan Terrier to a hulking Great Dane. When it came to walking them, each of them had their own specific exercise ...

Finding Rental Accommodation When You Have Pets

December 22nd, 2014
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Jonathon Gruenke | Kalamazoo Gazette

Finding a place to rent when you have pets might seem like one of life’s many impossible tasks, but it honestly isn’t. As someone who’s accomplished it twice now, I should know. At this moment in time, I live in a lovely rental property in the middle of a major city, home to my four cats, two dogs, two guinea pigs and me. This is the ...

A boy and his puppy

November 17th, 2014
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It all began last Christmas, when two of Shyba’s older children, Jack and Zoe, met Santa Claus in New York and asked him for a puppy. After a few weeks of searching local shelters, they found a puppy that they fell in love with – Theo. We found him tucked together with his two siblings in the back yard of the Santa Cruz SPCA," mom of three ...

Deaf dog learns sign language

October 22nd, 2014
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DIVIDE – The Teller County Regional Animal Shelter is full of wonderful animals waiting to find forever homes. However, there's one dog in particular who's having a difficult time finding a new family. It's unfortunate, since most families don't know how talented he is. The dog's name is Connor, and he is a 1-year-old pup. Connor was born with something called Cerebellar Hypoplasia, which according to ...

Therapeutic dog training program UNC PAWS launches

October 20th, 2014
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Heather Nash is a client at the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Health. She is participating in the second session of a new program called UNC PAWS, in which clients are providing training to a group of shelter dogs to help them land in a permanent home.

PITTSBORO —As other trainers worked to teach dogs commands for “sit” and “heel” in a backyard at a therapeutic farm in Pittsboro on Thursday, Heather Nash petted a playful, energetic beagle named Rosie. Rosie seemed to be resisting obedience training. She stopped to roll in the grass on the way to the yard and had made a play for a bag of treats that Nash was ...