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Puppy falls 30 feet from hawk’s grip

A puppy once destined to be a hawk’s afternoon snack is now safe and happy at home with the Los Banos, California family that rescued him. After miraculously surviving a fall of at least thirty feet, a young boy spotted the puppy wiggling in his mother’s garden. “All of a sudden I saw this little […]

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Before you adopt, think about…

Shelters can be heartbreaking places to visit — crowded, chaotic, and full of sad, adorable faces. The more prepared you are emotionally for what you’ll see at the shelter, the less likely you are to lose your heart to a dog you feel sorry for rather than to a dog who’s a good match for […]

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Pit Bull dog cleans a bunny

Video: A small cottontail rabbit gets clean with a little help from her new friend, a gentle Pit Bull named Sharky; the perfect video to help unwind after a long day.

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Five cat and dog videos for Friday, March 30, 2011

Can we all get along? It’s Friday, and time for five weekly videos. Today’s theme is togetherness: a cat plays mama to baby squirrels, two cats engage in some heavy petting, a puppy plays with a black cat, an American Staffordshire Terrier is overwhelmed by four kittens, and a Pit Bull shows a little tenderness […]

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Cat mothers baby squirrels

An amazing news report: A cat named Tammy just had her third litter of kittens. Two baby squirrels are abandoned by their mother. Maternal instincts trump killer instinct: The cat feeds, washes, and takes care of baby squirrels as if they were her own offspring.

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Ring Dog Rescue

DogTime salutes Opie Taylor (interviewed) and Ring Dog Rescue of Richmond, Virginia. How did your organization get started?I began fostering in 1999 for another local rescue. I was one of maybe three people willing to take Pit Bull type dogs into my home. I visited the shelters weekly and decided I had to do something […]

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Best dog collar?

Question: I've noticed lots of different kinds of collars on the market — choke collars, prong collars, leather collars, etc. How do I decide which one is appropriate for my dog? Answer: There are many different types of collars and choosing the right one can be confusing! To help sort it all out, I’ve listed […]

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Signs of arousal and alertness in dogs

A dog who is offering the cues below (as demonstrated by our handsome dog in the photo) is telling you that he is focused on something. Closed mouth Focused stare Body tense and appearing very stiff Ears pricked forward Possible wrinkles in “forehead” (I know Pugs and Boxers and Bullies always have wrinkles!) Tail raised […]

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BlanketID Pet Tags – Protect your pet and your privacy

Pet Product Review – blanketID Pet Tags – Protects your pet and your privacy It’s no secret that we consumers, social networkers and just plain friendly folks, often give out way too much personal information. That’s one of the reasons the BlanketID tags really appealed to me: no personal info on your dog’s tag. I […]

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Valentine inspired Scratch ‘n Shapes by Imperial Cat

Pet Product Review – Valentine inspired Scratch ‘n Shapes by Imperial Cat Honestly, any product that deters my cats from clawing the furniture is welcome in this house! We’ve had such great results with Scratch ‘n’ Shapes in the past, testing one of their new valentine inspired designs was a no-brainer. Imperial Cat has come […]

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How to choose the best boy dog names

This article courtesy of Pet Insurance 101. When you adopt a new male dog names are a lot of fun to think about. Boy dog names range from gruff and traditional to clever and modern. You could name him something playful and dog-like, or something stately and manly. It all depends on your preference as […]

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The most popular dog names for 2010 are in…

The nation’s most popular pet names for 2010 were announced today. According to pet insurance company VPI, the top ten dog names are as follows: 1.    Bella 2.    Bailey 3.    Max 4.    Lucy 5.    Molly 6.    Buddy 7.    Maggie   8.    Daisy 9.    Charlie 10. Sophie The trend toward tagging our pets with “people names” […]

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Farm Dog Relief – Pet Urine & Eco Cleaner

Pet Product Review – Farm Dog Relief – Pet Urine & Eco Cleaner When you order a Relief Pet Urine & Eco Cleaner Starter Kit from Farm Dog, you’ll receive a sprayer, a spray bottle (made from recycled milk jugs) and a vial filled with concentrated cleaning solution. You simply pour the solution into the […]

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Power Paws No Slip Dog Socks by Woodrow Wear

Pet Product Review – Power Paws no slip dog socks by Woodrow Wear Power Paw Dog Socks aren’t just for keeping your pup’s tootsies warm, they can also help prevent your dog from slipping or sliding on hardwood and tile floors (while protecting your floors from scratches); protect healing wounds and; protect her paws from […]

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flexi | retractable cord-tape-belt leashes

Pet Product Review – flexi | retractable cord-tape-belt leashes flexi retractable leashes are made in a small factory in Bargeheide, Germany and have continually received high marks from pet owners for their quality, design and durability since they went on the market 35 years ago. I’m also impressed with the wide variety of leashes they […]

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PawSafe household cleaners by Simple Solution

Pet Product Review – PawSafe household cleaners by Simple Solution Thank you Simple Solutions for sending your Pawsafe cleaners for review! Pawsafe’s household cleaning products are made with natural plant based materials and citric acid, making them safe to use around pets and children. A benefit which is especially important in our home since my […]

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