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Filing Taxes? Don’t Forget to Claim Your Foster Dog!

In a groundbreaking victory for animal rescuers around the country, one California animal foster fought the Internal Revenue Service in court – and won! As a result of Van Dusen v. Commissioner,  animal rescuers nationwide that are fostering dogs and/or cats for approved charities may claim the expenses during tax time. An approved charity is…

VIDEO: Frustrated with Big Brand Dog Food? SNL Nailed It!

Have you ever been frustrated with the “Big Brand” dog food companies? You know, the ones that put photos of big, juicy cuts of meat and fresh veggies on the bag, but list things like “ground yellow corn” and “chicken by-product meal” as the ingredients? You’re not alone! And now, Saturday Night Live has taken…

Remembering The Dogs of The Titanic

April 15th will mark 102 years after the famed “unsinkable ship” struck an iceberg in the north Atlantic, sinking on its maiden voyage to America. But, did you know there were at least 12 dogs aboard the Titanic? It is suspected that many more dogs were on board that day, but because they were listed…

Denver Police Refuse Help for Dying Dog

After being struck by a car on Wednesday night, a dog died at the scene after lying in pain for nearly 90 minutes at the scene. What’s more, Denver Police refused to allow bystanders to help the dog, threatening arrest to anyone that tried. Ross Knapp, an area resident and witness to the event told…

10 Life Lessons Taught by Dogs

Dogs are so much more than just a loyal companion. If you look closely, you can really learn a lot from that four-legged cutie curled up at your feet. Here are 10 of our favorite life lessons that we learned from dogs. What wonderful ways of life has your dog taught you?

Rawhide: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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There are countless types of dog chews, bones, and toys in the market today, and rawhide is one of the most popular. Because there have been lots of concerns regarding the safety of rawhide dog chews, it is a good idea to be familiar with the various kinds of rawhide available as well as the…

VIDEO: What Your Dog is Desperately Trying to Tell You!

Even though our dogs can’t explain to us with words how they’re feeling, they certainly have a lot to say! As a pet parent, it’s your responsibility to know how your dog is feeling and, most importantly, to make sure they’re happy! By understanding your dog’s (sometimes subtle) body language, you’ll know if he/she is…

Dog Park Etiquette

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If you’re fortunate enough to have a dog park in your town, congratulations! The dog park can be a wonderful place to exercise your dog, get him better socialized, and most of all have some fun! But, nothing ruins a trip to the dog park like owners who ignore dog park etiquette. In addition to…

What Would Happen to Your Dog, If Something Happened to You?

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We generally outlive our pets as they have a shorter life span than us. That’s why it is recommended that as responsible owners we plan ahead for our dog’s passing. However, what if the opposite happens? What if we become laid up, ill, or worse, die first? Who would give Fido home? Who would provide…

Removing a Tick From Your Dog’s Skin

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Responsible pet owners know that tick prevention is important – but not always 100% effective. Chances are, at some point in your dog’s life, you’ll encounter one of these icky arthropods that attach themselves to your dog’s skin and feast on their blood. When left untreated, a tick can cause a whole slew of problems…

Senior Dogs: Young At Heart

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When thinking about dog adoption, many people imagine bringing home a furry, spanking new little pooch to grow up with their kids. Indeed, it’s a cute picture; however, most dog owners fail to realize the loads of work that actually come with raising a new puppy. Because younger dogs need plenty of exercise, training, and…

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