Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Celebrates Veterans Day with Three-Day Celebration and Highlights Job Opportunities for Veterans

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 3, 2016 — Nestlé Purina is celebrating Veterans Day with three days of military-focused events for Purina associates, spotlighting job opportunities for Veterans across the U.S., and giving a total of $100,000 to split between consumers’ favorite military pet charity based on online votes at PureLoveForPets.com*.  Project Opportunity is a career-acceleration program launched… read more


Miami-Dade County (FL): Support End to Pit Bull Ban, First Vote Rescheduled to 11/15/16

A rescheduled first reading on an ordinance to end the Miami-Dade County “pit bull” ban is scheduled to be held on November 15, 2016. This ordinance was initially considered by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners on October 5 and failed to pass. However, because that meeting was abbreviated due to an approaching hurricane, commissioners… read more

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Competitor Profile – Steffi Diem and Inara

We’ve all met some very interesting people competing in agility. From doctors and lawyers to scientists and physicists, this sport truly runs the gamut of diversity. One of the nicest and least suspecting competitors around these days is Steffi Diem from Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Steffi not only competes with a non-traditional breed on nights and… read more


The Nose Knows: Sniffing Out Cancer at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center

It’s so quiet you could hear a pin drop. The only sound is that of a Springer Spaniel methodically sniffing twelve ports on a stainless steel wheel. Suddenly he stops and sits. “Yes! Good boy, McBaine! Way to go, bud!” exclaims one of the trainers, as she rewards him with a treat. McBaine has just… read more

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Hotel Etiquette With Dogs

Pet-friendly hotels have been on the rise in the last few years, which is a great thing for us dog owners. It is our responsibility as responsible dog owners and agility competitors to put an extra effort in demonstrating “model” dog owner citizenship when traveling. Doing so encourages hotels to continue with, and/or expand or… read more

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Midland Counties Championship Show

Peter Piper steals the show – WITH A crispy autumn morning over the 70-acre Staffordshire Showground it was time for one of the year’s final shows to take place. Midland Counties was founded in 1968 and has been using the New Bingley Hall as the venue since 1976. Over the years the show and venue society… read more


Major Breakthrough Made on Mitral Valve Disease

THERE has been a major breakthrough in the management of the most common form of canine heart disease, mitral valve (MVD) which has the potential to extend dogs’ lives. A global study has found that treatment with the drug pimobendan delays the onset of heart failure secondary to MVD, Research results showed that treating dogs… read more

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Canine Shopping Gets A Personal Touch With New AKC Shop

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce a new online shopping experience with the launch of The AKC® Shop. The online store features products that leverage the AKC’s extensive knowledge in dog breeds, health & training.  In addition to traditional products to best suit dogs’ individual needs, the… read more


Italian Rescue Workers Pull Dog From Rubble 9 Days After Quake

Rescue workers in Italy made a remarkable discovery on Monday when they pulled a dog from the rubble following this weekend’s powerful earthquake. Video released by Italian firefighters shows the dog being slowly and carefully rescued from the rubble in Norcia. The 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck Norcia on Sunday morning, leaving 15,000 people homeless and… read more


As the Wheels Turn – Winning Isn’t Everything. It’s the ONLY Thing…. Or Not

Nobody likes to lose. Fact. “Spending hours, days, weeks, months and years preparing, training, practicing only to lose — that’s my dream…” said no one. Ever. But… Yep, I know, there’s always a but… Football coaching legend Vince Lombardi made this headline famous, all the while claiming he was misquoted. What he supposedly meant to… read more

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