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Lubbock police dog recovering

April 10, 2020

A Lubbock police dog that was wounded as officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Monday has been released from the vet and is in improving condition, police announced Thursday. Fflorian, a 6-year-old police K9, was back at home recovering with his handler following Monday morning’s domestic disturbance in which a 15-year-old girl is accused […]

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Service dog helps veteran

April 10, 2020

Mike Gordy has been out of the military since 2002. For 18 years, he has been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Mike used methods like music to help with his PTSD, but he says that wasn’t enough, so he signed up for a service dog. “I’ve been on a waiting list since August or […]

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National Pet Day

April 10, 2020

Many love their pets more than they love people – and we can’t blame them when they are as cute and cuddly as some of our record holders. While every owner thinks their pet is amazing in their own way, there are some that are Officially Amazing because they hold Guinness World Records titles. So […]

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Designer Dog Breeds

April 10, 2020

The upside of spending so much more time indoors is you’ve got more time to look at cool dogs on the Internet. The labradoodle (Labrador and poodle) was the first “designer breed” that boasted widespread popular appeal. They were first created in the middle of the 20th century. They didn’t gain popularity until the early […]

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Pet food donations

April 10, 2020

The agency responsible for animal welfare in British Columbia is making an urgent appeal for pet food donations to help vulnerable pet guardians during the COVID-19 crisis. The BC SPCA says it isn’t just families affected by the virus; it’s their pets too, and assistance is needed for thousands of cats and dogs in the […]

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Seattle-area pet-service providers launch new program

April 9, 2020

Just as other businesses have been impacted by the closures mandated by Gov. Jay Inslee in a state-wide effort to reduce COVID-19 closures, so to have Tamara Bean and Cameron Thompson. While the Seattle-area Fetch Pet Care franchisees and regional partners, however, normally offer a range of animal services, the pair are now focusing on […]

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Owning a pet, is it good for you?

April 9, 2020

If you own a pet we don’t need to tell you how they brighten your day at the wag of a tail or the twitch of a nose. But did you know that scientific studies have also shown that owning a pet can be good for your physical and mental health? Pets help keep your […]

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Benefits Seen For Seniors Having Pets

April 9, 2020

Pets bring much joy to the lives they touch. So it should come as no surprise that the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey, which was conducted by the American Pet Products Association, found that about 85 million families in the United States own a pet. In Canada, 7.5 million households are home to companion animals, […]

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24-hour McDoggals takeaway service during coronavirus lockdown

April 9, 2020

The Dog in a Doublet pub near Whittlesey launched the 24-hour roadside takeaway service ‘McDoggals’ on March 26 to passers-by, such as key workers like paramedics as well as the general public. John McGinn, owner of Dog in a Doublet alongside wife Della, was preparing for a busy Mother’s Day weekend before being told to […]

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K9 unit tracks, arrests Barrie man in swamp following residential break-in

April 9, 2020

A track into a swamp by Peterborough Police Service dog Isaac resulted in officers locating a suspect following a residential break-in in Cavan Monaghan Township on Wednesday night. According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 11:10 p.m. a neighbour called police to report suspicious activity at a home on Larmer Line. Police allege suspects broke […]

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Livestream warrior puppies playing and snuggling

April 9, 2020

You’re stuck at home. Your anxiety is high. The walls are closing in on you. Luckily, we have a fix for that. Livestreaming puppies. Warrior Canine Connection is a pioneering organization that utilizes its mission based trauma recovery model to help wounded warriors reconnect with life, their families, their communities, and each other. WCC’s program not […]

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Warning about dogs found worrying sheep

April 9, 2020

In the lead up to the Easter bank holiday weekend, IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy has issued a stark warning to all dog owners. He said, “Dog owners can be held responsible for any losses involved in dog attacks on sheep, with serious financial and legal consequences. Farmers have a right to protect their […]

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Dogs shot ‘for no reason’

April 9, 2020

Two dogs in Khayelitsha, Fifi and Fido, are recovering at the SA.MAST Animal Clinic after being treated for rubber bullet wounds – allegedly inflicted by a police officer enforcing the Covid-19 lockdown. Fido was shot twice in the shoulder. Fifi was shot twice in the neck. According to the clinic’s director Tamsin Nel, only Fido […]

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Pamper your pets with these food delivery services

April 9, 2020

At this point in the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve gotten used to store shelves emptied of staples… including pet food, making it an ideal time to try a pet food subscription service. Not only will your beloved pet get top-quality food in flavors they love — and not just whatever’s left at the supermarket — you […]

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It is not just humans feeling isolated. Think of the puppies

April 9, 2020

Hannah Knight’s rather unique start-up business has just passed its first anniversary. Knight Tails is a Connemara-based doggy daycare service for small dogs, collected each morning and dropped off every evening at their homes from Inverin to Galway city, including Knocknacarra and Salthill. And to celebrate her first year in business at the end of […]

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NYC residents are adopting bunnies

April 9, 2020

Here’s a fluff piece to brighten your spirits. Along with cats and dogs, New Yorkers are also bringing home rabbits as a fuzzy balm for the soul in trying times. “A lot of people who hadn’t even considered rabbits before are fostering and having a good time,” says Colleen AF Venable, who has volunteered with […]

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LOVING COMPANION SUPPORTS MENTAL HEALTH FOR LOYOLA’S STUDENTS

April 9, 2020

As a college student, it is common to desire extra sleep. But for a college student struggling with chronic depression, it is hard to wake up and deal with reality. Vanilla Bean is one student’s motivation. Bean is a one-year-old short-haired black French Bulldog and an emotional support animal. Every morning this small companion is […]

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LOVING COMPANION SUPPORTS MENTAL HEALTH FOR LOYOLA’S STUDENTS

April 9, 2020

As a college student, it is common to desire extra sleep. But for a college student struggling with chronic depression, it is hard to wake up and deal with reality. Vanilla Bean is one student’s motivation. Bean is a one-year-old short-haired black French Bulldog and an emotional support animal. Every morning this small companion is […]

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Stress During COVID-19 Can Affect Your Dog or Cat

April 9, 2020

Lots of Californians are feeling cooped up and stressed out due to COVID-19. But there’s another member of the household whose mental state might be changing: our pets. Experts say dogs and cats have stress thresholds, just like humans. And when there are too many changes — such as an owner working from home, the […]

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Check Out Tonka The Therapy Dog

April 9, 2020

A therapy dog named Tonka had to put a twist on his visits to a local nursing home due to the coronavirus, but the mission is still the same. “We’re so excited to just be able to make them smile today,” Tonka’s owner, Courtney Leigh, told NBC affiliate KXAN. The lovable Great Dane was recognized […]

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