Entries from the ‘Adoption’ Category

How Many Licks Does it Take?

How Many Licks Does it Take?

Posted by Pia

While I’m certainly no Martha Stewart, I occasionally try my hand at creative recipes — especially if they are for my furry family members.
Given this summer’s extreme temperatures, I decided to share a fun heat-busting recipe I posted around this time last year! Here’s what some pooches with discerning palettes had to say…..
My guys love …

"Eskimo Kisses"

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As a child I remember giggling hysterically when anyone would give me an “Eskimo Kiss.” Rubbing noses seemed funny to begin with and then being told it was how Eskimo’s Kiss, seemed kinda neat at the time. As one who loves ’snout to snout’ critter photos, I decided to research ‘Eskimo Kissing’ a bit …

Training Humans

Training Humans

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Canines are amazing creatures who inherently wish to know their boundaries and please their leaders. Communicating with, and training, Fido can be more rewarding when the human trainer has a better understanding of how Fido perceives his world. Today’s gallery offers some interesting factoids about pooch behavior….
Communication is key to all peaceful and successful interactions. …

The Starfish Story

The Starfish Story

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Summertime reminds me of one of my favorite stories, the Starfish Story. Many people who have adopted, rescued or fostered an animal will relate deeply to its simple and empowering message, one that’s great to share with children. The story is attributed to the writer Loren Eiseley, who lived and wrote between 1907 and 1977,  …

Silly Summer Pooches

Silly Summer Pooches

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Summer really brings out the silly in pooches! Whether it’s the smells, the sprinkler, the sand, or the swimming, they embrace the season with complete abandon.
Let’s be sure to take a cue from our canine friends this season. Smell the flowers in the park. Feel the sand under your feet. Fetch shells. Splash in …

Puppy Breath

Puppy Breath

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A dear friend of mine recently shared the story of what is not an atypical weekend for her- I thought I’d pass it along as it’s a story that will likely resonate with many of you…..
Hey Pia-
I just recovered from quite an eventful weekend and thought that of all my friends, you’d be sure to …

Help a Feline Out

Help a Feline Out

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It’s that time of year folks. We are well into “Kitten Season,” as millions of unaltered cats are producing litters that average between 3 and 5 little furballs in need of care and shelter. The population of homeless cats explodes exponentially this time of year, but fortunately there are many things you can do to …

Beat The Heat!

Beat The Heat!

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This time of year brings the delights of snow cones and splashing at the beach. But it also brings the very real risk of heatstroke for two and four leggers alike. Pet Safety Expert Denise Fleck offers valuable information and tips on what to do in the case of a companion animal heatstroke …

Lean on Me....

Lean on Me....

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Ever wonder what your four-leggers are feeling or trying to tell you? If you are anything like me, you are constantly trying to decode the inner psyche of your furry children. Many of my critters tend to lay back to back or sleep leaning on one another. Sometimes they even sleep tushy-to-tushy …

Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs

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One of the most rewarding things about rescuing an animal is witnessing them finally relax and fall asleep. Sleep in some form, is critical to the survival of most living creatures. Dogs are not much different from their two-legged counterparts when it comes to the need for sleep that includes dreaming and other …