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Animal Control Officers Unhappy with Hollywood

Below is an editorial from Mark Kumpf, President, National Animal Control Officers Association. As an opinion piece, this may or may not reflect the views and/or opinions of Dog Living Magazine. EDITORIAL The quintessential negative depiction of the “dog catcher” of American movies and television has once again been cast in “Hotel for Dogs.” In the cinematic tradition of the ...

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Dog Living Welcomes Our Newest Intern

Hello all the way from Cincinnati, Ohio!  My name is Elise Remp and I’m excited to announce to all of you readers that I’ll be Dog Living Magazine’s new intern over the next 10 weeks.  I am currently a journalism student at the University of Cincinnati and set to graduate this coming June.  Scary! I know you’re probably wondering why ...

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New Park in Wilmington

We checked it out for you and will feature the James E. L. Wade Park in the March/April issue of Dog Outings. For those of you who just can’t wait to hear about it, well, here you go: The park is located at the end of Bethel Road, just off of Waltmoor Drive, about a half-mile from the intersection of ...

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Bring Those Critters Inside!

From Chatham Animal Rescue & Education: With the arctic air blowing across the region for the next several days, Chatham Animal Rescue and Education would like to remind everyone to ensure their pets have warm shelter and bedding.  Animals suffer from cold temperatures like humans, and often cannot provide shelter for themselves.    Bringing pets indoors is the best way ...

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Petland Responds to HSUS Claims, But Jinky Isn’t Buying It

An investigation by the Humane Society of the United States alleges that Petland retail stores purchases pets from substandard breeders.  The chain has posted a YouTube video responding to those allegations but will not allow comments on their website.  Jinky, dog of a hollywood wife, thinks the response is a load of dog poop.  Check out his diary here:  http://hollywooddog.blogspot.com/.

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Please Think Before Rushing Out and Getting a Lab

A Lab like Marley Could Be the Pet for You, But Do Your Research First and Consider Adopting from a Shelter, Urges the American Humane Association 20th Century Fox’s Marley & Me, hit theaters on Christmas Day. Recent history indicates the popularity of “Marley” will lead to an increase in Labrador retrievers being acquired. Unfortunately, many of them might soon ...

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Dogtime Reveals Top New Year’s Resolutions of Dog Owners

Resolve to take quality walks:  Chances are, your pup never says no to a walk, even if it’s the same old stroll up the block and back.  But know that your dog craves new scents and sounds as much as you enjoy new scenery.  So mix up your weekday walks with new routes, unfamiliar trails, and uncharted side streets and ...

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Timmy gets a new Lassie (And it’s a Shelter Dog!)

Ever since he was a little boy, Jon Provost, who starred as Timmy in the Lassie TV series, always had a dog by his side. After losing his beloved beagle recently, Jon decided it was finally time to fill that void in his life. He visited the Humane Society of Sonoma County in search of his new “Lassie.” There, Jon and his wife, ...

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