Dogs & People

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FDNY Says Goodbye to Dalmation Given to Ladder 20 After 9/11 Attacks

On Sept. 11, 2001, the Fire Department of New York’s Ladder 20 lost seven of its members who raced to the 35th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center before the building collapsed. Yesterday, they lost the dog who helped the survivors cope. Twenty, a Dalmatian puppy given to the department shortly… read more

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The Eight Most Vital Things Pet Owners Need

Owning a pet isn’t all fun, games, and sloppy kisses. I mean, it mostly is, but there’s a downside. Not like a deep, dark, tragic downside, or a secret government plot to have your hamster spy on you and report your activities to a secret agency. Nothing like that. But pet ownership is both a… read more

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The American Kennel Club Announces 2015 Breeder of the Year by Sport

New York, NY– The American Kennel Club (AKC®) wishes to acknowledge those individuals that have excelled at breeding dogs that have proven to be outstanding in AKC sports.  The commitment to preserve, protect and improve a breed represents the very essence of the AKC.  The AKC Breeder of the Year by Sport award is given… read more

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‘TIS THE GIVING SEASON

With the holiday season upon us, many dog lovers feel compassion flowing and want to help out unfortunate canines. Others feel less compassion but are thinking about end of the year tax benefits. Either way there are some great causes to support and some causes to avoid at all costs. For tax benefit, you need… read more

LOWER LAKE, CA - JULY 31:  Goats run away from their pen after firefighters freed them as the Rocky Fire approaches on July 31, 2015 in Lower Lake, California. Over 900 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that erupted to over 15,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently five percent contained and has destroyed 3 homes.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Animals Injured In California’s Devastating Wildfires Continue To Be Treated

It’s been two months since the massive wildfires in Calaveras and Lake Counties, and some injured animals are still being treated at the UC Davis Veterinarian Hospital. But now some of those pets whose owners could not be found are finding new homes. Wilbur, a 500-pound pig, is among the animals rescued from the flames… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – The Road Less Traveled…

“I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”        So, we’re crazy. We drove from Oregon to Orlando. Yep, 7,000 miles round trip. Part vacation (well, busman’s holiday… read more

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Sportsmanship

I’ve been thinking a lot about sportsmanship. Because no, it doesn’t just apply to elementary school kids playing soccer. I’ve thought about what it is, how it affects this game– and more importantly, what it looks like. I was thinking about it long before I decided to write a post about it, and long before… read more

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Sunmaid KC Rolls Out the Red Carpet Feb 2016

The Sun Maid Kennel Club of Fresno will again be holding back-to-back all-breed shows with obedience and rally trials. In 2016 the dates will be February 6th and 7th. These are intimate shows with good judges and wonderful atmosphere. All conformation rings are indoors; the indoor obedience and rally rings are fully matted and in… read more

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AKC CHF Funded Study of 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs Enters its 14th Year

At 16-and-a-half years of age, Morgan, an English Springer Spaniel, continues to lead a fairly active life. According to Katrene Johnson, Morgan’s handler, “She goes out to the barn with me several times every day, rambles with me and the other dogs on the trails once or twice a week, and still plays a little… read more

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Core Conditioning for Your Dog

While attending the Purina Sporting Dog Summit, several experts gave advice on ways to keep your dogs healthy and injury free. Jennell Appel, DVM, CCRT; James L. Cook, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR Purina’s Arleigh Reynolds, DVM, PhD, DACVN all stressed the importance of warming a dog up prior to competition/hunting/exercise and then cooling down afterwards…. read more

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