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6 Most Persistent Dog Myths

There are certain dog myths that seem to stubbornly persist that passage of time. Many are kept alive by starry-eyed children watching fantasy films. Others are passed on in campfire tales, in storybo…

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The Trouble with Designer Dogs

Designer dogs are a relatively new thing to dog breeding. We're not talking 'new' within the past few years, but if you compare these dogs to the thousands of years we've had dogs as companion animals…

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7 Famous Animals in History

The bond between animals and humans is one that is well documented. Dogs were domesticated by humans roughly 10,000 years ago and there are numerous animals depicted in cave art that dates back to mor…

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6 Ways to Keep Your Dog Active Indoors During Winter

Many states in the US are getting hit with very cold temperatures and an abundance of snow this winter. What do you do when Buster can't get his daily walks, because there is no clearing on the sidewa…

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Creating a Facebook Page for Your Dog

Social media isn't just for people—it's a dog's world on the Internet. Just like you, your dog has friends, pets and people he or she wants to pal around and stay in touch with. To let friends and rel…

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Is Your Pet Your Sweetheart?

In 2006 there were more than 72 million pet dogs in the U.S. and nearly 82 million pet cats, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook …

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10 Reasons Dogs Make The Best Valentine’s Dates

When you are single on February 14th, all the romance advertising can make you feel that you need a date on Valentine's Day to be happy. But, the truth is, your best Valentine's date is already greeti…

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What to Do if You See a Dog Chained Up in Freezing Temperatures

For animal lovers, seeing a dog tied up outside elicits a visceral response. Many times the chain is meant as a dog sitter, a way to get the dog out of its owner's hair. The dog is stuck and if the ow…

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What’s the Most Embarrassing Thing Your Pet Has Ever Done?

The subject of our dogs' embarrassing moments came up in conversation with friends recently.  People shared stories about dogs peeing on Christmas trees while visiting friends, stealing food from a ne…

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Holiday Shopping for People Who Don’t Want to Leave Their Dogs at Home

My dogs are practically professional shoppers. It's actually rare you'll find me somewhere without one of them. Sanchez and Gina are 'career change' dogs from Guide Dogs for the Blind. Early socializa…

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Absolutely fascinating article. I'd love to read more like this one!

Thank you for the article. Adopt a shelter cat.