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Harmony

Harmony (Foster)

Hi my name is Harmony and I am a small 40lb Black Lab mix looking for a forever home. I love people, dogs and even some cats.  I love to play and I have been having a blast at Perfect Pooch! I am a very sweet girl who will lay on my back and show you my tummy as soon …

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Ozzie

Ozzie (Foster) – Adopted

Hi my name is Ozzie, or Evander Holyfield as my new friends affectionately call me.  Why such a funny nick name?  Well, I unfortunately came from a pretty sad place where I didn’t have any people to take care of me and I lost one ear and most of hair.  Luckily, I am now hanging out at Perfect Pooch, getting …

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Vaccinations

Vaccinations

Vaccinations As a trainer and an employee of a dog care facility, I get to work with a lot of different dogs and a lot of different veterinarians.  Your vet should help guide all of the health decisions you make for your dog, but your breeder or rescue may also have recommendations.  Your daycare or trainer will also have requirements …

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Cairn Terrier

Breed of the Week: Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier Appearance:  The Cairn Terrier stands at 9-10 inches at the shoulder and weighs ideally 13-14lbs.  This breed is a short legged terrier type with a rough outer coat that can be any color other than white with brindle, grey, and wheaten being most common.  The Cairn Terrier requires moderate grooming and many enthusiasts recommend hand stripping the coat …

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Dog Greetings

Dog Greetings In honor of “National Dog Bite Prevention Week” (May 18-24, 2014), here are a few reminders regarding dog to dog greetings.  Most bites to other dogs occur when dogs are improperly introduced or put in a situation where they feel the need to overreact in order to defend themselves.   Just to be clear, only dogs with a known …

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Bath

Summer Gatherings: Safety For You and Your Dog

Summer Gatherings: Safety For You and Your Dog Summer is approaching and that means tan lines, cold drinks and gatherings with your friends, family and pooch! Here are some tips to keep in mind during your outdoor gatherings and barbecues: Summer is grilling season and that means you’ll have to be careful of where your dog is, especially while your …

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Breed of the Week: Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier Appearance:  A strongly built muscular dog, the Bull Terrier is most often characterized by its wedge or football shaped head with small triangular eyes.  The skull of the Bull Terrier slopes down towards their nose without an obvious stop or muzzle line.  Coat care is minimal, however, the white variety may need more skin care if exposed to …

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The Leash

  The Leash I see dozens, if not hundreds, of dogs each week and every dog is generally wearing some combination of a collar,  harness and/or leash.  Unfortunately, most of the dogs I see do not understand the purpose of the leash or are being walked on an inappropriate leash. What’s the big deal?  A leash is essentially some form …

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Shar Pei

Breed of the Week: Chinese Shar-Pei

Chinese Shar-Pei Appearance:  The Shar-Pei is a compact dog weighing in at 45-60 lbs while remaining under 20 inches at the shoulder.  The typical Shar-Pei has a short rough coat with heavy wrinkling, though a slightly longer “bear” coat is also present in the breed.  The bulbous nose of the Shar-Pei is also a classic feature along with the black/blue …

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Bodhi

Breed of the Week: Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback Appearance: Ridgebacks stand at 24-27 inches in height and weigh approximately 70-85lbs. The most distinctive physical feature of this breed is the ridge of hair that grows in the opposite direction down their back, giving them the name “Ridgeback.” While a percentage of purebred Ridgebacks aren’t born with ridges at all, this is still the clearly defining look …

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