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Shelter Puts Dog Up for Adoption While Family is Overseas

Long Island Animal Shelter has a very strict rule about their adoptions. The owner needs to go to the shelter with a photo ID, proof of ownership, veterinary records, and family photos. That makes sen…

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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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5 Pet First Aid Tricks You Can Do At Home

I've had dogs most of my life. For some reason, the emergency vet visits almost always happen after business hours. The last one was at 7 PM on a Friday night, and I was very glad I had my local Veter…

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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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Why I Want My Dog to Die Fast

An unusual number of my friends have been saying good-bye to their senior dogs lately, most of them with little to no warning. Fido is retrieving a ball and wagging his tail one night, and the next mo…

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GoDaddy’s Super Bowl Puppy Ad: A Miss, Fumble, and Failed Recovery

I've seen some superbowl ads in years past that are very degrading to dogs. But GoDaddy.com's planned 2015 Super Bowl wins the prize for the worst advertisement I've ever witnessed. "Journey Ho…

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Divorcing With Pets: Who Gets to Keep the Dog?

When I was going through a divorce in 1995, I shared custody of our Golden Retriever with my ex for the first year of our separation. We had adopted Byron together and both of us wanted custody. In th…

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What is it Like to Date A Dog-Lover?

Is dating with dogs any simpler than dating with children? Probably in some aspects, but in many ways they are similar. In the same way that I'd be more interested in partnering with a man whose paren…

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Best and Worst High-Tech Pet Gadgets of 2014

If you are a pet parent, by now you are probably aware that high-tech gadgets are not only for the 2-leggeds in your family. Our dogs and cats can also benefit from modern technology. On the other paw…

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