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Karen and Lucas Bean are foster parents, but of a different sort.  Karen volunteers as the foster cat coordinator for the Washing Humane Society near their home in Maryland.  She and her husband do lots of great things for local cats and kittens in need, but it’s what happens when the kittens get to meet their dog Conall that’s something…

When we come home after a log day at work we pet owners love to be greeted by our four-legged friends at the door, but how would you react if you came home, and before even taking your keys out, you saw your dog’s head sticking out through the front door? Thirty-five-year-old Ceri Anne Lewis Hall from Newport, Wales, was shocked to…

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– The journey from puppyhood to service dog-dom begins early. By the time they are 12 weeks old, those with the “right stuff” already know most of their service dog tasks according to Puppy Prodigies, a non-profit organization that trains puppies to become service dogs for people with disabilities. Their Neo-natal an Early Learning program pups begin learning immediately! “Puppies…

This moment is a scary one Of all of the silly things I hear in regard to dog behavior the proclamation that ‘dogs live in the moment’ perhaps takes the cake. It is usually used to criticize owners for being understanding of their dog’s past and that unlike humans, that past doesn’t effect them. They are furry zen masters of…

An unprecedented series of in-depth interviews with the world’s most respected trainers and behaviorists offers invaluable insight for any pet owner interested in fostering a stronger relationship with their dog. Interviewer John Bell Young discusses canine culture with the best and the brightest to bring you a greater understanding of how to meet your training objectives while building a foundation…

‘The Power Of Intent’ by Dr. Wayne Dwyer was being aired on PBS, though I’d listened to it on CD I decided that the message of his presentation was worth hearing again and so stayed awake to watch it. The presentation, like many other things, had me thinking about my fearful dog Sunny. Since Sunny arrived in my life I…

Joey has had many fosters, but never a home of his own. As a puppy, he was shelter-dumped by his first adoptive family for having too much energy. Staffers there warned the owners that euthanization was a distinct possibility. That same day, rescue group Destiny for Dogs was on site. “Their response was, ‘We don’t care!'” the organization’s President/Founder JoAnn…

Rosie is a deaf pit bull mix that has spent the past three months in the Central Nebraska Humane Society’s kennels, hoping for a forever home.  One day a woman, also deaf, happened to walk in and a perfect match was made, making all of Rosie’s forever home dreams come true. Cindy Koch has always wanted a deaf dog.  When…

Dogs do amazing things to assist their families sometimes.  We hear about heroic service dogs, specially trained to detect some health or wellbeing issue for their owners far before any medical technology ever could.  Often, we hear of brave dogs, serving alongside our troops overseas.  You even hear stories of dogs traveling miles and miles just to be reunited with…

A Maine woman’s life has been saved thanks to her dog.  Pattie and Tony Reeves thought they were just trying rescue a wandering dog, but ended up saving a life when the dog led them to her unconscious owner. Tony and Pattie Reaves of Bangor, Maine were in Pattie’s car on their way to a friend’s house.  When Pattie turned…

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