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April is Adopt-a-Greyhound Month

A 40 mile per hour couch potato is just waiting to be adopted into a loving and permanent home. What better time than National Adopt-a-Greyhound month to welcome a beautiful, graceful and gentle greyhound into your family. April is National Adopt-a-Greyhound month and the need to place surplus racing greyhounds has never been greater. The Greyhound Project is spreading the ...

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A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Kennel

As the editor of Dog Living I receive a lot of submissions on books. This is one of the few I didn’t want to put down. Well, I read it digitally, so let’s just say I didn’t want to turn off my iPad! The author (Bev McQuain) has been gracious enough to allow us to share some excerpts from the ...

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Top 10 Pet Names Related to Ireland

Irish Dog Names

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, Trupanion is sharing some pet data on the top ten pet names related to Ireland. According to the data, those names are: Bailey Lucky Chance Guinness Seamus Clover Finnegan Dublin Connor Patrick Irish spirits—of the beverage variety— are plentiful in North America, and several dogs and cats in the Trupanion database are named after ...

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Hollywood Legend Doris Day Devotes Her 90th Birthday to Her Four-Legged Friends

Doris Day

Legendary performer and animal welfare advocate Doris Day will reach a milestone on April 3rd — her 90th birthday.  Her Doris Day Animal Foundation has planned an already sold-out birthday fundraising celebration in Carmel, located primarily at Day’s Cypress Inn, to benefit the Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF), Day’s namesake charity.  DDAF has been Day’s continuing passion since she stepped out of the Hollywood limelight in the late 1970s. The special birthday ...

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Found Animals’ Adopt & Shop Launches Philanthropic E-Commerce Website

Found Animals’ Adopt & Shop, a community of integrated adoption and retail centers, complimented by online retail and education tools, is inviting people to gather around “The Waterbowl” with the launch of AdoptandShop.org, a progressive online platform that unites e-commerce and philanthropy in support of happy, healthy pets.  This destination for pet owners offers quality and unique pet products, provides ...

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Finding Homes for Greyhounds

Adopt Greyhound

Tens of thousands of greyhounds are bred every year for the 27 racetracks in the United States, according to the U.S. Humane Society. They’re intentionally over-bred so there will be ample to replace old and underperforming greyhounds at the tracks. Each year, thousands of these retired dogs do not find a home; they are killed. “These dogs have feelings and ...

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ASPCA Partners with Urban Resource Institute to Help Domestic Violence Victims with Pets

Domestic Violence Victim with Pets

The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Urban Resource Institute (URI) today announced their collaboration in support of URI’s PALS (People and Animals Living Safely) program, New York City’s first-ever initiative to shelter domestic violence victims with their pets. The ASPCA provided URI a $75,000 grant to fund a position that ensures both clients and ...

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How to Greet a Service Dog (if at all)

Service Dog

How should people behave around an assistance dog? Have you seen a person with a disability in your community out and about with their assistance dog? Numbers of assistance dogs have been on the rise, providing life-changing independence and companionship to children, adults and veterans. But don’t rush to give that dog a belly rub, these aren’t your ordinary pet ...

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Dogs AND Cats in the Workplace?

Dogs in the workplace

Over 82.5 million households have welcomed four-legged friends into their homes and into their lives. With pets increasingly being considered an integral part of the family, pet parents continue to look for additional ways to spend more time with their furry friend.  This may be the reason why pets are beginning to take over the workplace. Pets in the workplace ...

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How Dogs Healed My Eating Disorder

Black dog

The process of recovery, from any kind of traumatic ailment, can occur in many ways. For one San Diego woman, it was the comfort and non-judgmental nature of animals that helped her overcome a crippling ailment—one that affects millions of people every year: bulimia. Through her writing, San Diegan Shannon Gusy shares her poignant story of how animals, particularly Pit Bulls, ...

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