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Multnomah County Animal Services Bolsters Canine Enrichment Through Playgroups

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Multnomah County Animal Services Bolsters Canine Enrichment Through Playgroups

by Jay LeVitre   Building on the success of consistently high live-release rates each year, including 95.5% for dogs and 89.3% for cats in 2015, Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) is focused on providing personalized care, enrichment programs, and increased medical care for animals at the shelter.  2016 saw two major milestones for dogs- a dog…

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The New Teachers Pet is Stealing Childrens Hearts

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The New Teachers Pet is Stealing Childrens Hearts

by Robert Hudson   Hillside Elementary School in Eagle Point School district- the heart of Jackson County, Oregon has a new teachers aid assisting teacher Sean Dugan-Strout in his fifth-grade classroom. The new teachers pet is a four legged, furry one year old terrier mix named Dallas who came to the Southern Oregon Humane Society from…

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Relieving Holiday Stress For Your Dog

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Relieving Holiday Stress For Your Dog

by Healey Lockett   From Halloween to New Year’s Eve we get so busy with parties, decorating and entertaining it’s easy to forget about our dogs and how this time of year affects them. If you’re stressed out over your party, how much worse is it for your furry friend?   Take just a few…

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Which Feeding Routine is Ideal for My Dog?

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Which Feeding Routine is Ideal for My Dog?

by Brenda Leary   Similar to feeding children, finding the right food for your dog is essential in fostering health and proper development. While many tips on how to choose the best feeding method for a dog abound, the choice depends on what works for your pet. This article discusses the two primary methods of…

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The Goldendoodle is the best of two breeds

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The Goldendoodle is the best of two breeds

by Elizabeth Prater   According to Life Magazine, the Goldendoodle is arguably the perfect pet. This designer dog, part Poodle, part Golden Retriever, is great for people with allergies since it has little to no shedding. It is also great for families because its temperament is friendly, sweet, and fun. This dog is great for…

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How To Succeed At Housetraining a Dog Where Others Have Failed

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How To Succeed At Housetraining a Dog Where Others Have Failed

by Healey Lockett   House training, or house manners are critically important. Soiling the house is the number one reason people surrender pets to shelters. No one wants a dog that constantly makes a mess in the house.   If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard a dog owner say:  “He’s doing it…

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Do You Communicate With Your Dog? How Speaking Dog Helps in Training

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Do You Communicate With Your Dog? How Speaking Dog Helps in Training

by Healey Lockette   Do I have to be psychic?   Animal training is animal communication.  While I have known gifted psychic animal communicators, psychic skills are not necessary to communicate with your dog. You may not have thought of training in these terms before, but I want you to consider this concept.   Animal…

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The Monkey Face Dog Will Shower You With Kisses

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The Monkey Face Dog Will Shower You With Kisses

by Elizabeth Prater   The Affenpinscher is an interesting dog. And I’m not just talking about its name! The name is a totally different story. In German, it translates to “monkey terrier”. That’s because it is said to have a monkey-face due to an  exceedingly short muzzle and a protruding jaw and lower lip. In France,…

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Love Unleashed: Short Portland film about the bond with senior dogs

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Love Unleashed: Short Portland film about the bond with senior dogs

Love Unleashed is a short documentary film about the bond between humans and their senior dogs. It is part of a Mother/daughter team project called Project unconditional which includes this film, a book, and a video series that features interviews with senior dog parents. Since 2012, Jane Sobel Klonsky has traveled the country, meeting and…

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