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A team of four especially cuddly pups are making headlines. Golden retrievers Luther, Ruthie, Hannah, and Rufus comforted runners, attendees, and victims’ families during the Boston Marathon. The team of pups, the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry, travels all over the U.S., providing love and affection when people need it most.
Unfortunately, not all pooches are so well-behaved and their actions — far from comforting us — can cause frustration and headaches. With some slight adjustments, that can change. Train your dog the right way, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the results.
Train Dogs To Enjoy Alone Time
A large portion of misbehavior can be attributed to restlessness or acting out when you’re not home. (more…)
We Love Our Doggies
Colder weather is just around the corner and if you are someone who likes to have a warm, cuddly kitty to sit on your lap this winter you might be in a spot where you are looking for a new pet. Finding the right kitten is always a great way to make sure that you […]
As winter sets in humans know when its time to go inside. Horses, however, don’t always have that opportunity. Equestrians know that winter means is time to dig out that fleece blankets for horses you’ve been storing all summer. You even know that really cold weather means layers for both your and your horse’s warmth. […]
From dog grooming services to cage-free boarding services, there are many components that go into the proper care and keeping of animals – particularly dogs. Here in the United States – as well as in many other places throughout the world – dogs are extremely popular, regarded by many to be man’s best friend, a […]
- ‘Touch Not the Cat’
The Scottish wildcat, the last native cat in the United Kingdom, is endangered; fewer than 100 purebred specimens remain in the wild. [...]
- How to Clean the Most Common Cat Messes
From fur balls to, ahem, stains, here’s some help. [...]
- The Trade War’s Latest Casualties: China’s Coddled Cats and Dogs
Some Chinese pet owners don’t trust local food and will even taste it themselves before serving it. For them, the fight means fewer and pricier choi [...]
- Pets Are Like Family. But as Health Costs Rise, Few Are Insured That Way.
Medical treatments can run thousands of dollars, and more owners are choosing to pay for them. Drug makers and insurers have taken notice. [...]
- Cats v. Rats? In New York, the Rats Win
At a recycling plant in Brooklyn, fat, stealthy rats were more than a match for feral cats, scientists found. [...]