3 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Special Needs Dog

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Shelter dogs still waiting to be placed in their forever homes have a “ruff” time getting adopted for one of three reasons: -The dog is not a puppy -The dog’s breed is misunderstood by the general public -The dog has special needs 2.7 million companion animals (dogs and cats) are euthanized every year due to shelter overpopulation. The animals that are selected for euthanasia are the sick, feeble and disabled. The dogs that have the slimmest chances of being adopted. Special needs dogs, much like their seemingly healthier counterparts, can be saved. Special needs dogs can lead happy lives—all they[...]

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STORIES INSPIRED BY THE BOND BETWEEN MAN AND DOG

The bond shared between human and dog is an ancient one. Inan interview with CBC Radio Active, anthropologist Rob Losey explained that “[Humans] sharethe same kind of basic biological response to each other. It’s not only a onedirectional kind of thing. I think that’s what makes the relationship we havewith our dogs so special. That capacity arose in dogs and people a long time ago.It’s not something that arose in the last few centuries. It’s very, veryancient.” Dogs have been our four-legged companions for thousands ofyears. Time and time again they have proven their love, loyalty and devotion tous. It[...]

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4 MYTHS ABOUT SIBERIAN HUSKIES

Siberian Huskies are among the 20 most populardog breeds as listed by the American Kennel Club. They are well-loved but oftenmisunderstood dogs. Here are four common misconceptions along with the truth aboutthe breed. Myth #1: Siberian huskies are part wolf. Siberian huskies are sometimes mistaken forwolves because they have a slightly wolf-like appearance and because they haveplayed wolves on film and television. However, Siberian Huskies, like all otherdog breeds, are distinct from wolves. Though dogs and wolves share a commonancestry, dogs became separate from wolves at least 10,000 years ago. Somescientists place this event at more than 30,000 years ago.[...]

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5 MONEY SAVING TIPS FOR DOG OWNERS

Pet ownership doesn't have to break the bank. While you shouldn't skimpon veterinary care for your furry family member, you can cut costs in otherareas. Here are five ways you can love your bundle of joy without having tostress over the price of ownership. Visit the Human Pharmacy If your pet ever needs a prescription, have it filled at your localsupermarket. Many big box grocery stores will dispense doggie antibiotics, painkillers, and anti-inflammatories for free. You could save hundreds of dollarswith this tip, especially if your pooch has a chronic health condition. The Doggiesitters Club Don't get stuck paying $25[...]

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