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Jan
Northern California
Jan's evil twin
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"Read a contract before signing" is advice everyone has heard but many ignore. Who wants to read a contract when an adorable puppy is ready to go home with you? A woman in the San Diego area went to a pet store looking for an English Bulldog puppy to surprise her son. She walked out with a $2400 Golden Retriever puppy. That was more than she had intended to spend so she agreed to the... Continue reading
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Blakely is a valuable member of the staff at the Cincinnati zoo. His official title is “Resident Nursery Companion.” Last year 6-year-old Blakely took over the care of five orphan cheetah cubs whose mother had died. Last summer he mentored Dale the takin, a baby goat-antelope, who was rejected by his mother after he had trouble learning how to walk. Recently he was assigned three rare Malayan tiger cubs after their mother ignored them. His... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The dog kennels at the Denver Animal Shelter do not have tops on them. That wasn’t a problem until Pearl arrived. The shelter posted a photo of the little Chihuahua trying to make a daring escape from her enclosure. Fortunately, her better judgment prevailed. You can't tell from this photo, but she was so shy that she was transferred to another animal rescue group where she was taken into foster care until she gains self... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Posted 6 days ago at A slightly R-rated dog blog
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Credit: Resource Group Unmanned Aviation Service In Wales Cherry the Chihuahua disappeared while going for a walk with her owner’s father. He threw a stick and she just disappeared. For five days she was trapped in a deep shaft of an abandoned mine. The situation looked hopeless until many agencies came together. Over $1500 was crowdfunded in just one day to get the rescue started. The rescue involved RSPCA Cymru, South Wales Fire and Rescue... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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(Picture: Caters) A pink dog is looking for a new home after being dumped overnight at an animal shelter. Ten-month-old Asia was left with her 2-year-old brother at the Animal Friends of the Valley in Wildomar, California. Her pinkness isn't from Kool-Aid like the pink Poodles. She is suffering from a treatable condition called Demodex Mange – which makes her look pink. This skin disease is caused by mites, resulting in severe itching and pain.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo: Kyodo Siriusly. Here is the story we've been waiting for. At least I have. In Japan veteran police dog handler Hirofusa Suzuki, 66, and his toy Poodle partner, Anzu, are not only fighting crime but they are also working as inspirational speakers in their community. When she was three months old, Anzu was saved by Mr. Suzuki. She was about to be put down after her previous owners dumped her because they couldn’t house... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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An online petition to four Colorado lawmakers resulted in their sending a letter to the Aurora animal shelter manager asking that any plans to euthanize Capone be put on hold. “As members of the Colorado Legislature, we are concerned about the impoundment of Tracy Abbato’s family pet, Capone,” wrote state Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, and state Reps. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, and Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins. An Aurora judge continued a hearing until... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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"When you're telling the waiter about your day and he's pretending to give a shit..." Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at A slightly R-rated dog blog
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And they won’t return him to his family. The Abbato family in Aurora, Colo. has had Capone for nearly 10 years. They rescued him as a puppy from a shelter where he was classified as a German Shepherd mix. The family's veterinarian also says the same thing. But Aurora Animal Control thinks based on his mannerisms, behavior and physical characteristics Capone is a wolf-hybrid. However, a dog who is accustomed to being in a loving... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Siriusly. Bark 'N’ Borrow is an app for-- People who want to play with another person’s dog People who want to lend their dog to a total stranger Owners looking for play dates for their dogs Founder, Liam Berkeley, said he wanted to make ownership of dogs easier. The app is designed for users to find nearby dogs to take care of for a day or just play with for a few hours. But some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Eight-year-old Daisy, a sweet Newfoundland, is the official greeter at the Next apartment building, an upscale 28-story, 310-unit high-rise which opened in September in the near north area of Chicago. Daisy works the front desk and common areas week days and occasionally on week ends. Her job is to welcome visitors and residents, give kisses, and be adorable. As a marketer of the building said: As animal lovers, we know many of our renters also... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Siriusly. According to KTVA-TV, the CBS Anchorage affiliate, a dog team arrived at a checkpoint without a musher. Linwood Fiedler, 62, a race veteran, arrived at the checkpoint Ruby about an hour behind his dogs after falling asleep and toppling off his sled. He has fallen off the sled before but was awake enough to shout “whoa” and the dogs stopped. But this time was different. “I wish I had some great story about how... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Kasper Mariusz Kaproń Ofm The Franciscan monastery of Cochabamba, Bolivia, recently adopted a stray pup into their sacred fold, where he quickly was named their cutest member. In honor of his new position, the dog has been named Friar Bigotón (that's Spanish for "mustache"--his most distinguished feature). He also got a tiny Franciscan robe to wear. He once lived as a stray, but now all the brothers love him as a creature of God. Besides... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Fan favorite Aliy Zirkle has been racing in the Iditarod since 2001 but this year her off season race prep has included something new -- months of counseling. During last year’s race her team was stalked and attacked by snowmobiler Arnold Demoski. She feels permanently traumatized by the assault and continues to experience panic attacks. "I’ve come to realize that it is now part of me. And it has changed me. Not necessarily for the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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RSPCA/Kate Lowe Photography) The RSPCA staff was horrified when they first saw William at the Coventry branch. The Greyhound-Saluki cross weighed about a third of what would be a healthy weight and he was too weak to walk. He was the thinnest dog any of them had seen. But then he caught the eye of press officer Rachel Butler who thought he would make a great companion for Harry, her West Highland Terrier, at her... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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(Photo: Andre Penner / AP) Six shelter dogs hoping to be adopted are playing fetch at the Brazil Open in Sao Paulo. Wearing blue bandannas around their necks, Cindy, Nanda, Blackie, Mia, Arlete and Ovelha are chasing down the balls hit by Brazilian tennis players, Marcelo Demoliner and Joao Zwetsch, and bringing them back. The dogs come from two Sao Paulo shelters and are available for adoption. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Arrow, the world’s first skydiving dog. Arrow is working to help protect African elephants from poachers. The Lizard Brain award goes to Blaze, a Montana puppy who had his head stuck in a tire and had to have the fire department free him. The Neanderthal award goes to the elementary school in Michigan which defied the Americans with Disabilities Act by not allowing a girl with cerebral palsy to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This is Dew. Dew is somewhat of a local celebrity. He loves to make new friends, while he strolls around greeting people in the rural area of Kentucky where he lives. He even has his own Facebook page. People passing through the town see the friendly, well cared for yellow Lab and think they should return Dew to his owners. But when they look at his tag instead of listing contact information for the dog’s... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Lucy was born last year at New York's Lollypop Farm (the Humane Society of Greater Rochester) to a rescued stray dog. Seeing her every day, no one on the staff even noticed Lucy's special ear until it was pointed out by an observant visitor to the website! You might say Lucy was born with a selfie on her ear. Within two hours of posting the discovery online, someone came to the shelter to adopt her. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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In a landmark ruling the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the parents of a 12-year- old girl can sue school officials for refusing to let their child bring a service dog to school. The case centered on Ehlena Fry, who was denied the right to bring her Goldendoodle, Wonder, to her school in Michigan when she was in elementary school. Fry has cerebral palsy and needed the service dog to help her with daily... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo: Dog Health Spending a week playing with your new puppy and getting paid for it is enough to make us think of changing jobs. Heads up to Barking from the Bayou for this great story. BrewDog, a brewery headquartered in Scotland, announced that it would be instituting "Puppy Parental Leave" across their company giving a week off with pay to any worker adopting a puppy. And yes, they’re referring to this benefit as “Paw-Ternity... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Rhino Lightning, a 3-year-old brindled Boxer mix, arrived at the Utah Humane Society with a notepad full of messages from a one-time human family member. It seems the dog was being surrendered because he was too rough with some of the younger kids in the house and ​is unaware of his size. But one of the older children wanted the new family to know all about Rhino Lightning and brought a notebook full of information... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Two years ago, Sabrina Plannerer and her partner purchased a Shell gas station under construction in Brazil. An adult dog was roaming around the area. He had been abandoned there by his former owner and was too frightened to leave. Sabrina adopted him and gave him a great new life. She took him to the vet to get vaccinated and de-wormed. She bought him food, a dog bed, and a leash for walks. When the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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