Monthly Archives: May 2014

Police Officer Praised for Helping Tiny Dog Stuck on a Busy Freeway


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A California Patrol officer has been credited for making a huge difference in an itty bitty dog’s life. Earlier this month, officer Alex Edmon spotted the two-pound Chihuahua perched on the median of a busy bay area freeway. The tiny dog was shaking and visibly scared when officer Edmon coaxed her into his arms using a protein bar. The dog, now named Freeway, was uninjured and taken to a local animal shelter, where she has apparently attracted several potential adopters. […]

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Teaching Kids about Kindness Toward Animals


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It’s never too early to start learning about kindness and compassion for others, including animals. Be sure to pass along these tips to anyone with kids! 1.) Emphasize safety first: Animals make wonderful companions, but under the wrong circumstances, the combination of kids and pets can take a dangerous turn. Children should know that pets sometimes need their space (like when they’re eating or sleeping). It’s also important for children to be taught how to properly (and gently) handle their […]

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Five Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet


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If you’re involved in animal rescue, you’re probably repeatedly disappointed when potential adopters skip right over some of the sweetest pets simply because they’re not so young anymore. Below are five fantastic reasons to adopt an older animal, please pass them along! 1. There are fewer surprises! An older animal’s size, personality, and grooming needs are pretty set in stone. You won’t be shocked when your 15 lb. puppy turns into a 75 lb. dog! 2. Training isn’t as intense: […]

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Four Facts about Rescue Dogs


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If you’re the proud pet parent of a dog you adopted from a rescue or shelter, you know you have a special bond with your canine companion. Below are a few facts rescue dog owners know to be true: •They clean up pretty nice: Your sweet pup has surely come a long way since you two first met. It’s amazing what a bath, a happy home, and a loving family can do for a dog’s appearance and demeanor. •They live […]

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