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Rescued Doxie Loses Love Handles

on 03/19/2015 - 07:58 pm

A rotund mini dachshund named Dennis lost a total of 44 pounds, 80% of his own body weight, after quitting his snacking on pizza and hamburgers. Dennis was rescued by now owner Brooke Burton, a nursing student and Ohio resident, who took ownership from a relative who was maltreating the now 12 pound pup. At his heaviest, “Dennis was very depressed and didn’t have much of a personality,” Burton said.
She knew the responsibilities of handling a mistreated animal, but with a diet consisting only of dry dog food, daily walks, and all the love in the world, Dennis was able to shed the weight slowly and in a healthy way to become the happy-go-lucky dog he is today. The c ...

Smiley Sends Smiles to Nursing Homes and Hospitals

on 03/18/2015 - 12:26 am

Where he lacks in sight, he compensates with kindness. Smiley, the perfectly adorable Golden Retriever, was born without eyes and was a victim of a puppy mill. He was extremely timid when he was rescued with twenty other dogs out of the eighty five living in the barn at the age of two by owner Joanne George. George was able to find the other nineteen dogs homes, but due to his dwarfism was unable to find a family. So, she decided to stop trying to find him a home when he already had one.

George began taking Smiley to the nursing home where her grandmother resided in order to socialize him and that’s when she found that “he really did something to t ...

Pet Stores in Montgomery County,No Longer Allowed To Sell Pets From Puppy/Kitty Mills

on 03/16/2015 - 07:23 pm

Places like Montgomery County, in Rockville, MD., are putting a stop to puppy and kitty mills being able to sell their animals in pet stores. After council president and the bill's chief sponsor, George Leventhal, heard from thousands of constituents about puppy/kitty mills, Montgomery county's council unanimously passed a bill to restrict pet stores to only selling puppies/kitties that have came from animal care facilities, non-profit shelters or rescue groups. The bill was passed March 3rd, 2015, and will be in affect 91 days after it is signed.
The bills' passage earned accolades from the President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, Wayne Pacelle. Pacelle stated ...

Oreo The Guinea Pig: Classroom Pet Or Classroom Assistant?

on 03/11/2015 - 06:36 pm

He looks like a member in an 80’s hairband, but is as cuddly as a puppy on a pillow. Little Oreo the guinea pig is a district employee specially trained to help children with complex learning needs. On the outside he may seem like all hair, but on the inside he’s all heart. Currently, this little guy is an employee at St. Gregory School, he even has his own employee badge. Oreo has been known to have a calming effect on all that he meets, but his welcome wasn’t as warm as it would seem. Principle John Decorsy was skeptical to say the least, but when he saw firsthand the effect Oreo had on the children, his mind was changed. Now Decorsy says, in short, “we love him.&rd ...

They Call it Puppy Love

on 03/06/2015 - 10:15 pm

As we all know, our tail-wagging, tongue-flailing friends have a complex body language system that tells us what they’re thinking, but one thing I think we all have wondered is ‘Does my dog actually love me’? Here are five signs that your loyal pooch is actually your BFF.
1. Where does your dog choose to lay down on a full belly?If your dog chooses to relax on or near you, then that’s a definite sign he loves you. Dogs are instinctually always looking for food. It’s normal if your dog pays close attention to you before they’re fed, but if they come over to you after, it means that they’re there for the companionship. AKA love.
2. Wh ...

Holly the Lab’s Spirit Lives On

on 03/04/2015 - 12:52 am

The influence of animals in one’s life is innumerable. Besides being the best friend and hero of owner Lesley Winton, Holly the Labrador Retriever has spread comfort and inspiration to hundreds from around the world. From the moment that Holly left this world, Winton knew that she had to do something to honor Holly’s name. Holly was a rescue dog who came to Winston malnourished and on the brink of death, as Winton rehabilitated Holly, she felt a renewed love for life and they healed each other. She coped with the loss of her best friend by writing a book, Holly the Mahogany Girl, which reached a bigger audience than anticipated. Because it was so warmly accepted, Lesley created t ...

Purina Pet Food. Still Poisoning Our Dogs?

on 03/02/2015 - 05:57 pm

When you go to buy food and treats for your dog, you expect that the food and treats are free of harmful chemicals and products, and that they are 100% safe for your dog to consume. Unfortunately, some companies do not have the same beliefs, nor do they adhere to the same code of ethics as most dog owners. Purina is one of those companies that do not adhere to the same code of ethics as most dog owners.
Although Purina claims they were not the cause of many animal illnesses and deaths, in May of 2014, Purina and Waggin Train LLC agreed to create a $6.5 million fund to compensate pet owners who claimed their pets were either sick or passed away after eating their jerky treats. The Pu ...