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Gretchen

Gretchen (Foster) – Adopted

Hey I am Gretchen and I am a new arrival all the way from Georgia. I am a hound mix, about a year and a half old and around 26 pounds. I would be great with kids 8+ and I know how to “sit.” I am calm and playful, and might even sit in your lap! I like to get …

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Breed of the Week: Dachshund

Dachshund Appearance: Dachshunds come in two sizes and three coat types, giving this short dog quite a varied appearance. Miniature Dachshunds weigh under 11lbs while standard Dachshunds weigh between 16 and 32lbs. The coat can be smooth and short, long and silky, or wiry and they can also be of almost any color with solids and pointed (like a Doberman) …

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Other Than A Leash

Other Than A Leash So now that we have discussed engaging your dog during walks, here is a short description of other items you should have with you and how to dress your dog for any walk. If your dog walks alongside you calmly and rarely or never pulls, you can feel free to use whatever collar you like as …

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Breed of the Week: Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff Appearance: Bullmastiffs generally range from 24 to 27 inches at the shoulder and weigh anywhere between 100 to 130 pounds, though many exceed these limits. Bullmastiffs come in three basic colors: fawn, red and brindle. They have a short, smooth coat and black mask around their face. With a shortened muzzle and deep chest, they are an impressive breed. …

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Breed of the Week: German Shepherd

German Shepherd Appearance: The German Shepherd is a strong, versatile breed measuring approximately 22 to 26 inches in height and weighing anywhere fro, 45 to 80 pounds. Male German Shepherds are also significantly larger than females. They have a thick, double coat with a more coarse outer layer and a dense undercoat that requires moderate brushing or grooming. German Shepherds …

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A Crate Time

Just like humans, most dogs like a place to call their own. If you’re like me, I love being in my warm bed inside my cozy bedroom. Well, dogs are no different. Giving your dog a designated special area to relax and unwind is a positive aspect in your dog’s life. A crate doesn’t have to be a place your …

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Breed of the Week: Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Appearance: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi stands between 10 to 12 inches in height and are generally longer than they are tall. With a thick protective outer coat and dense under coat, they do require moderate grooming and do shed regularly. They also have a traditionally bobbed tail and perked upright ears. Temperament: Considered bold and friendly, the …

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Walking Your Dog Into Daycare

Walking Your Dog Into Daycare Having worked in an urban dog daycare, a veterinarian office and now a suburban dog daycare, I have seen the same scenario over and over with numerous dogs and their owners: a person walks into the lobby being pulled by an over-excited dog and seems ashamed or embarrassed that Fido isn’t walking in calmly and …

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Breed of the Week: Basset Hound

Basset Hound Appearance: While required to be less than 14 inches at the shoulder, the Basset Hound is not a small dog by any other means. Bassets have a distinctly short, smooth coat and a lot of excess skin that requires moderate cleaning and upkeep. The most distinguishing features of the Basset Hound are their exceptionally long ears and sunken …

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A Four-legged Valentine

A Four-legged Valentine Are you planning to fall in love this Valentine’s Day? If you are thinking about bringing a new pet into your family- be aware, you will fall in love. Ask any dog owner(s) you know. They may be able to numerate their pets many failings, but inevitably they will also tell you how much they love their …

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