Blog Entries ( animal shelters )

How to Help Your Dog During the Fourth

July 4th, 2012
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On Independence Day, some dogs are oblivious to fireworks, while others are absolutely terrified. About 25 percent of dogs exhibit fireworks-related stress to some degree. They shake, they pant, they pace. Sometimes they seek shelter in areas where they would never seek shelter before. Sometimes they just try to escape, clawing at walls, doors, and gates. Few pets are likely to enjoy the sound of ...

Pet Food Pantries Make the Holidays Less Bleak

December 25th, 2011
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At a time of the year when there should be joy throughout the world, there is no joy for many out-of-work and/or disabled pet owners. Some are reluctantly showing up at animal shelters across the nation to surrender their beloved cats and dogs because they cannot afford to feed them. But not all is grim. Hundreds of shelters have opened dog and cat ...

Wilson Gets Adopted – A Children’s Book

October 18th, 2011
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I had the great pleasure to review the children's book, "Wilson Gets Adopted." The author, Susan Castriota, sent me an autographed copy and my first impression of the book was that the art is beautiful! Castriota designed the entire book herself. The illustrations are magnificent, and she is a fantastic artist. I am an ...

Animal shelters working hard to find homes for older dogs

January 3rd, 2011
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By DAWN BORMANN The Kansas City Star Sure, Andros could lose a few inches off the waistline. But his figure isn’t the real reason that he’s passed over for “higher opportunities” these days. The real problem reeks of ageism. At the ripe old age of 7, Andros probably is past his prime days of playing fetch. It has been years since he passed for a puppy. The collie-shepherd ...

Chihuahua and Pit Bull in Love

December 12th, 2010
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Clyde, the Chihuahua, didn’t care that Bonnie was much bigger than him and could crush him with her powerful jaws because the pup was in LOVE. He protected her from being taken away from him regardless of the consequences. A Pennsylvania dog warden didn’t know what he was getting himself into during a showdown with Clyde, who put himself between his beloved Bonnie and ...