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When Cops Lose Control (a Dog Story)

by Jeff Baker

I’ve been a cop for what feels like a long time, 24 years come June. If I’m honest, I have to admit policing can have certain effects -sometimes unsavory effects- on the human psyche.

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The Wild Dogs of Istanbul

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Finding Justice: The Unsettling Case of Seamus Romney

The curious controversy surrounding former Governor and now US presidential candidate, Mitt Romney and his Irish Setter, Seamus, who became ill when he exiled him to the roof of his car for a twelve hour drive. Read more

Dog Hoarder Sues County For Small Cell

It would seem that irony is lost on the hoarder, convicted of cruelty, who collected dogs at her Every Dog Needs a Home Sanctuary in Gamaliel AR. Read more



The Eyes of Soul for Us All

The greying on the chocolate brown lab chin of my dog Huck has started, the stiff muscles after long runs are showing, the length of naps has increased, but one thing will never change – the look, the eyes, the glance. The soul.

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If You Died Tomorrow What Would Happen To Your Pets?

Many of us are remiss in putting in place the proper documents and procedure should we die an unexpected and/or sudden death. Some of us are even more remiss in not planning for the eventuality of death at an older age while we still have time to do so. Read more



The Latest Recalled Dog Foods All Contain This Ingredient

In early December, three pet food recalls were initiated due to aflatoxin levels above the ‘acceptable’ limit. Read more



A Call to Action in California

Please join animal lovers across California by writing to those in the California Legislature who hold the power of life and death over shelter animals.

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Rescued Weimaraner Shows at Westminster 2012

My name is Dan Stallings. I founded and run Mid-Atlantic Weimaraner Rescue out of Va. Beach, Va. and I wanted to tell you about one very special rescue who has overcome far more than most dogs – and has not only overcome those obstacles, but has gone on to earn prestigious awards, invitations and entry to some very exclusive events.

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Funny Dog Pictures, Unless You're The Dog

I have a sense of humor, really I do. I think those pictures of puppies in hotdog buns, chewing on shoe laces and snoozing belly up are cute, I do, honest. Read more



The One Eyed Pug Hospice Worker

We found her sitting in a chair, alone, and when she saw Billy, she began to cry as she reached for him.

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Paw Prints in the Heart

Some animals, like people, leave bigger prints in your heart than others. But when a scruffy wire haired fox terrier named Louie Louie left this realm, there were more than paw prints in my heart, there were holes. Everything dies, I understand that, even more now that I live on a small farm, but the idea that Louie would someday be invisible seemed more fantasy than future reality. Read more



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