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  • Town’s favorite dog has 2 legs, 2 wheels

    from (dog)spired

    Monday August 25th, 2014 at 03:45 AM


    ALBANY, Minn. Technically the dog making its way down Forest Avenue is pure German Shorthaired Pointer. But youre forgiven if you conclude a bit of Walmart greeter slipped into River too.

    River is Albanys best known canine.

    Up more driveways than a meter reader, River never misses an opportunity to interact with humans while out on his frequent walks with Herby and Carol Mader.

    A lot of friends, says Leon Stueve after River stopped for the first two visits on a recent day. Hes a friendly dog.


  • How to Make Your Rescue Dog Feel at Home

    from (dog)spired

    Wednesday August 20th, 2014 at 03:00 AM


    Image source: pinterest.com/pin/106819822386527858/

    Kudos on bringing home a rescue dog! It certainly takes a lot of will and determination to rescue a dog from a pet shelter instead of purchasing one. You should be proud of yourself for taking the first step to saving a life despite knowing that you might not have a smooth road ahead.

    Some rescue dogs may have a behavioral problem. When we brought Collie home, we were well aware of this fact and as such, better prepared to help her adapt to...

  • Brody’s Story

    from (dog)spired

    Monday August 18th, 2014 at 03:00 AM


    Since she was a little girl, Tori Sturz loved animals, from her first dog, Sally, to herdonkey, Katie. As a child, these animals were not only her pets, but also loyal andloving companions. As time passed, Tori became exposed to the neglect and abusethat many animals faced everyday of their lives.

    It was heartbreaking for her every time she heard a story or saw another animalthat was improperly cared for or abused. She felt powerless despite her achingdesire to change the lives of these...

  • Shelter Dog Makeovers Prove Every Sad Stray Is Handsome Underneath

    from (dog)spired

    Monday August 11th, 2014 at 04:45 AM


    When was the last time a widely publicized beauty makeover made the world a better place?

    The jury is still out on makeovers for people, but shelter animals are having their moment with the Top Shelter Dog In America contest. In collaboration with Wahl and GreaterGood.org, the campaign helps provide makeovers for neglected animals in need of adoption.


    Unfortunately, due to limited resources, only half of all pets entering shelters today are receiving the proper grooming they need, Shay...

  • Local dogs’ charity receives quirky new visitor centre

    from (dog)spired

    Monday August 4th, 2014 at 03:00 AM


    Tiger Log Cabins has completed a new log cabin for local UK charity West Yorkshire Dog Rescue (WYDR).

    The purpose-built visitor centre will enhance the operations of WYDR, a charity that temporarily re-homes dogs in volunteers homes in order to minimise the distress associated with kennel environments. The charity which relies entirely on public donations then works to match them to suitable forever families.

    The log cabins design responds to a need for the charity to have a dedicated...

  • Gus Kenworthy Literally Flips for Pet Adoption at Petco Park

    from (dog)spired

    Thursday July 31st, 2014 at 08:19 AM


    Olympic silver medalist, Gus Kenworthy, literally flipped out tonight trying to raise awareness for pet adoption at the San Diego Padres game. Gus was in San Diego to throw out the first pitch along side Tucker, an adorable pup up for adoption from the San Diego Humane Society. And he flipped out! Not only did he nail the first pitch, but he wowed the crowd with an on-field back flip after a successful throw.

    It was all part of Petcos annual Dog Days of Summer event, where Petco invited 500...

  • Service dog helps injured veteran find balance

    from (dog)spired

    Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 at 03:08 AM


    A Jefferson County veteran, who lost both his legs to a bomb blast in Iraq, has a new friend to lean on.

    Smoky Mountain Service Dogs spent two years training Bella, a golden retriever, to be a mobility assistance service dog.

    On Thursday they held a Passing of the Leash ceremony at Tellico Village Community Church in Loudon.

    Smoky Mountain Service Dogs matched Bella with Sgt. Bradley Walker, a U.S. Marine veteran. In 2006, Walker lost both his legs in an IED blast in Iraq. He now uses prosthetic...

  • Family dog leads cops to hiding break-in suspect

    from (dog)spired

    Monday July 21st, 2014 at 03:05 AM


    Like something out of a 1970s TV show, a persistent family dog led Niagara-area police to a hiding suspect police say broke into the familys home.

    The dog, a five-year-old German shepherd named Kaylee, led police to a wooded area at the rear of the home where their suspect was trying to hide.

    Without the family dog, we wouldnt have found the guy without a doubt, said Const. Derek Watson of the Niagara Regional Police.

    The family was at a funeral their alarm company alerted them to the break-in....

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