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“Ollie” 2000-2015

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It’s been more than two months since my sweet Ollie passed away. Yes, he is the “Ollie” in OllieDog Media, the name of my company and the inspiration behind Dog Living Magazine. I haven’t had the heart or the strength to write this memorial to him until now and even now, the tears flow down my cheeks as I think ...

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A Dog’s Last Chance

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Petie, Saul, and Lychee rushed to greet me as I walked into the Muttville rescue house for senior dogs where I volunteer. “Hi there guys.”   The sound of my voice brought more dogs from the living room. I noticed three new dogs. One, a grey poodle mix, was walking wobbly, probably because of arthritis. The brown chihuahua was missing an ...

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Run Your Pet-Sitting Business From Your iPhone 6


As the owner of your own pet sitting business, you probably spend most of your working days on the go. Rather than working from a desk in a home office, your clients are four-legged beings who need to be walked, fed and loved. While the majority of your work is done at your clients’ homes, as a business owner you ...

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Canines for Service Charity Partner in 2015 American Humane Hero Dog Awards

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Canines for Service has been named one of the service dog Charity Partners in the 2015 American Humane Hero Dog Awards.  The eight categories for 2015 are: Military Dogs, sponsored by the Zoetis Rimadyl K-9 Courage Program; Arson Dogs, sponsored by State Farm; Service Dogs, sponsored by Modern Dog magazine; Law Enforcement Dogs; Search and Rescue Dogs; Guide/Hearing Dogs; Therapy Dogs; and Emerging Hero Dogs, a category that pays tribute ...

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4 Tips to Make Your Home More Pet-Friendly


We all love our pets. After all, dogs are man’s best friend. But what can we do to make our pups more comfortable in our homes? If you work a lot, travel often or spend a lot of time away from your home, you may worry about your dog. What will Fido do when you’re not around? There are different ...

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Pets Best Releases Annual List of Most Popular Pet Breeds

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Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, released its annual list of the top 10 most popular dog and cat breeds enrolled with the agency in 2014. In the company’s nine years of insuring dogs and cats, the top 10 most popular breeds have remained relatively consistent. However, the agency has noticed definite trends during the ...

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Pets Best Releases List of Bizarre Holiday Pet Insurance Claims

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Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency based in Boise, Idaho, released its annual list of the most bizarre pet insurance claims submitted to the agency during the holiday season. Since Pets Best was formed in 2005, the pet insurance agency has received a wide range of surprising claims from pet owners. Below are four of ...

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Pet Friendly Home Decorating Tips

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If your home is full of white upholstery, expensive carpeting and breakables, you’ll want to rethink you décor before bringing home a dog or cat. There’s no denying that pets mean more mess, but living with pets can be manageable and enjoyable with some planning. Here are just a few areas to consider when making your home safe and comfortable ...

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Top 10 Reasons to Celebrate Thanksgiving with your Dog

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and HooplaHa is here to help you prepare! Make sure your tables are set, the turkey is cooked and leave a plate out for your best friend — your dog! Here are the top 10 reasons why you need to make sure your pooch has a place with your family this Thanksgiving. *Editor’s Note: ...

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Dog Rescued from Michael Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels Wins Dog of the Year

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From the ASPCA: A group of outstanding animals and people were honored at this year’s ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) Humane Awards Luncheon in New York City. The ceremony recognizes animal heroes who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts as well as individuals who have shown great commitment to animal welfare during the past year. “The 2014 ...

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