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by Michele at 3:25 PM
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Shelter dogs and cats matched with area veterans

Otsego County Animal Shelter volunteers Andrew (l) and Lynn Fabbo and shelter animal control officer Kris Foguth are coordinating a new program to match veterans with suitable pets. (HT - Lorene Parshall / July 30, 2013)

By Lorene Parshall, Staff WriterPetoskey News-Review
2:38 p.m. EDT, July 30, 2013
GAYLORD — A new program at the Otsego County Animal Shelter, 256 Fairview Road, assists military veterans in obtaining pets suitable to their lifestyles and preferences.

Paws for Patriots was established to place the shelter’s dogs and cats in permanent homes while expressing gratitude to veterans who served their...
by obbanner at 11:08 AM
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Pepper before and after
Pepper had a very rough life until Josh Woodyard rescued her in Houston, Texas. Josh had been alerted about a hoarder and went to investigate. Pepper was in terrible shape when he found her, so he took her in.

Josh fostered Pepper, nursed her back to health and paid for her rehabilitation. But Pepper's story took several other twists and turns before the Labrador Retriever / Pointer / Jack Russell Terrier...
by Michele at 4:16 PM
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Pet therapist: Are sled dogs adoptable?

Many humane organizations and adopters of sled dogs argue that sled dogs can be rehabilitated.
Photograph by: Jens Meyer , AP
Following the recent closure of the Whistler Sled Dog Company, the question has arisen yet again, are sled dogs adoptable?
Many mushers continue to advocate that sled dogs do not make good pets. Sled dogs are born and raised for working. Their kennels are a far cry from the comforts of family homes and the hustle and bustle of urban environments. And these dogs are very eager to pull a sled, to the point that missing out on racing could be detrimental to their welfare.
These points are certainly valid. Still many humane...
by Michele at 4:14 PM
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Improving dogs' ability to detect explosives

4 hours ago

This image shows an improvised explosive device (IED) detection dog, sniffing out a possible IED. Credit: Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System
Training of dogs to recognise explosives could be quicker and more effective following research by animal behaviour experts.
The Office of Naval...
by obbanner at 10:42 AM
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I saw this article on Facebook and it was approved by others with more knowledge about the subject than I. I thought I'd share because every dog owner should know how to break up a fight.

Leerburg | How to Break Up a Dog Fight Without Getting Hurt!
by obbanner at 10:26 AM
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Dog Stays by Side of Missing Woman with Alzheimer's | Life With Dogs

When a North Carolina woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s went missing for 17 hours earlier this week her loyal dog Duchess never left her side.

Tuesday afternoon Dottie Schnabel took her Doberman Duchess for a walk like she does every day.

For the first time ever though they didn’t return. Her husband Dick Schnabel called 911 and authorities and neighbors were soon searching everywhere for the missing woman and her dog.

They searched all evening with no signs of Dottie or Duchess. Finally the next morning a...