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Breed of the Week: Boxer

Boxer Appearance: The Boxer stands at 21-25 inches and weighs approximately 55-70lbs with males being substantially larger than females. The Boxer is a square dog with a short back and tight dense coat. They require minimal grooming, though ears and wrinkles should be checked frequently. Like many bully breeds, the Boxer has a shortened muzzle and broad skull and comes …

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Jessica (Foster) – Adopted

Hi my name is Jessica and I am a 4 year old brown & white American Staffordshire Terrier mix. I love it here at Perfect Pooch, however I can’t seem to understand why I am here. I thought my family loved me the way I loved them, but one day they brought me to the shelter and did not come …

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Dealing With A Cone Head In The House

Dealing With A Cone Head in the House If your dog has ever been injured or had surgery, you most likely know what an Elizabethan collar, or a cone, is and how frustrating it can be for both you and your dog. An e-collar ensures that your dog cannot lick, chew, scratch or rub his face and many vets recommend …

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Breed of the Week: German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointer Appearance: The German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) stands at 21-25 inches and weighs approximately 45-70lbs with males being substantially larger than females. The GSP has a short, dense coat with patterns usually of liver and white. Any other color such as red or black can occur naturally but is penalized in show sport and generally not preferred by …

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Bezzo (Foster) – Adopted

Hey there I’m Bezzo, I am a 4 year old pure bred black Cane Corso Mastiff. The beginning of my life has been everything but terrific. I was brought into Delaware County SPCA after I was tied to a fence by my owner on the night of a really bad snow storm. I was left to fend for myself. Delco …

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Breed of the Week: Bloodhound

Bloodhound Appearance: Standing at 24 – 26 inches in height, Bloodhounds average 100lbs in weight and are known for their loose skin and wrinkles. Grooming is moderate- mostly due to their ears wrinkles, though they are not heavy shedding dogs. Overall a Bloodhound should look thick and well-proportioned with long ears and large feet. Black and tan, liver and tan, …

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Having Your Dog Enjoy the Vet

Going to the vet is a routine aspect of your dog’s life. Whether it is her yearly shots or a check-up, it is important you take the time to ensure your dog doesn’t view going to the vet as a fearful or upsetting experience. Here are some simple steps you can take to help your dog have a positive association …

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Breed of the Week: Borzoi

Borzoi Appearance: Borzoi are a minimum of 26 inches at the shoulder and can weigh up to 105lbs. Large and impressive looking, they are actually a light sprinting breed meant to course after game by sight rather than smell. They have an elongated muzzle that transitions smoothly towards the skull with almost not defined stop. The longer silky coat of …

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Desensitization

When owning a dog, there are many situations where desensitization is very important. Desensitization is taking the opportunity to help your dog react less or to be less affected by something, and eventually even be able to enjoy whatever that something is. To keep things simple, I will use the example of desensitizing your dog to wearing a doggie jacket …

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Dudley (Foster) – Adopted

Hi my name is Dudley and I am 2 year old Bull Terrier Mix. I am a really friendly guy, I love people and love attention. I am your typical Bull Terrier, I have a lot of energy and need some help with my manners. I will need a family that has time for me, especially exercise to help me …

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