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August Newsletter

Here is this edition of  “The Pooch Press!” to help you get through the dog days of summer!  This month Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have claimed the breed of the month title while we turn our employee spotlight on Antoine! Our adorable foster pup Toad is waiting to jump into your arms- look at those feet!

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Rex (Foster) ADOPTED

Meet Rex, a young Shepherd mix waiting here at the Delaware County SPCA for his new family to walk through the door. Rex is estimated to be around 2 years of age, and he’s on the smaller side weighing in around 30lbs. Rex was transported to our lifesaving facility from an over crowded shelter and boy are we glad he’s …

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Praise As humans, we are able to understand the various ways words can be used. We understand that one word can have many meanings in various situations and that different words can be used to mean the same thing.  Unfortunately, your dog is not so lucky when it comes to verbal communication. Dogs are phenomenal at exhibiting and reading body …

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Why Are Some Behaviors Hard To Eliminate?

Why Are Some Behaviors Hard To Eliminate? Almost every dog has a behavior that the owners don’t enjoy. The most common offenders are jumping, pulling and barking. Since we know that we can train a dog to any number of behaviors using positive reinforcement, people often ask us to train their dog not to do a behavior and assume it’s …

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Is This Fun For Your Dog?

Is This Fun For Your Dog? Summertime is the arguably one of the best times to be a dog: long days, vacations with your family or to a fun kennel, lots to see and smell outdoors! Most people with well-behaved dogs do enjoy taking their dogs out with them and you will often see dogs at picnics, street festivals, hiking, …

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Trixie (Foster) ADOPTED

Trixie is a young lady who we rescued with her puppies from an overcrowded shelter in hopes of providing them a better opportunity to find their forever homes! Trixie took really good care of her puppies and she is now ready to find her forever home! She would LOVE a home that has another dog, but unfortunately she cannot live …

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Milo (Foster) ADOPTED

Meet Milo! Milo is a 3 – 4 year old purebred Chihuahua hoping to find a true forever home. He would prefer to be spoiled in an adult-only home, and if his new parents have experience with Chihuahuas – even better! Milo could live with other calm dogs who are similar to his size. Milo is up to date on …

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July Newsletter

“The Pooch Press!” is back to heat up your summer. This month Airedale Terriers have claimed the breed of the month title while we turn our employee spotlight on our trainer Alicia. Our foster Trixie will steal your heart away and bring it back.

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“My Dog Would Never Bite”

“My Dog Would Never Bite” “My dog would never bite” is always a favorite phrase for most trainers, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians.  There really is no such thing as never.  Is there a very low probability that your dog would bite under their normal routine circumstances? That’s very likely true.  The problem is, when most dogs do bite, it is …

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Murphy (Foster) ADOPTED

Hi folks, my name is Murphy and I am told I am very photogenic- don’t you agree?! I am friendly, easy to walk on the leash and social with other dogs. I’d love a home with children to play with but it’s not required. I came to the Delco SPCA from a high volume shelter and boy am I glad …

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