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  • we've moved!

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    Friday February 17th, 2012 at 06:50 PM

    Goodbye blogger and hello Wordpress! I've had enough of the glitches preventing me from signing in to continue to tell you all about the amazing shelter pets I'm spending time with. Now nothing will be keeping me from updating you on my own dogs and the lessons they teach me. Please continue to follow us over at Volunteers 4 Paws. Thank you!
  • glitches?

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    Monday February 13th, 2012 at 01:51 PM

    Are you experiencing glitches reading this blog? I'm finding that blogger doesn't want me to have access to my own blog at varying intervals, so starting today I'll be making a move to wordpress. I'm not sure how many people still read this blog, because comments and page views have beensparsethe last few weeks while I've been observing the glitches. If you are still out there, hang tight, we're moving!
  • 2012 Shelter Dogs : Petsmart Adoption Events

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    Monday February 13th, 2012 at 02:30 AM

    Petsmart Adoption Event days are, well, eventful. The store is packed, there is usually at least one other rescue or shelter group in attendance (greyhound rescue!) but ya gotta love the public response to these dogs! It's fantastic. For me, it's watching people interact with these dogs, and leave knowing that perfect canine specimens get turned into your local shelter all the time, through no fault of there own. They are not broken. They are not faulty. They are just waiting... maybe even...
  • 2012 Shelter Dogs : Mitchey, the twice returned

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    Friday February 10th, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Mitchey the little beagle/pomeranian mix was returned to the shelter this week because he has a bad tooth. This little dude is 10, so he's bound to need some special care in his golden years. I guess for some people, that care is too much to handle. So, horsesrule1, if you are still interested in Mitchey - send me an email! I am certainly stuggling to not bring this boy home. He's been returned twice now, neither time's his fault. I just want him to come home with me! Five dogs is...
  • 2012 Shelter Dogs : scout the elderbull

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    Tuesday February 7th, 2012 at 04:34 AM

    Why do people abandon their senior dogs? Too expensive? Too much time needed? Maybe they just don't look the same anymore... Play the same? Scout would like to know why he's got to sleep on a hard, cold floor when all these years he's been faithful. He's been a good dog. He's been everything he should have been. More, probably. He just doesn't look happy in any photo I've taken of him. I can't blame him. The shelter environment must be confusing, and stressful. But while he's there, we'll...
  • chart : nail trimming

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    Thursday February 2nd, 2012 at 02:58 PM

    (click to enlarge) If you are anything like me, sometimes dog nails can be intimidating to trim. Of our four dogs, three of them have some black nails that are impossible to gauge where the blood supply is. Hopefully this chart will help a little! What kind of nail trimming tool do you use?

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    Tuesday January 31st, 2012 at 07:03 PM

    Thanks, anonymous, for sending me this link... It was a fun read. I want to start by saying that while I did a lot of research into commercial and home prepared dog diets, the one lesson that keeps repeating itself is : know thy dog. If you know your dog, you'll recognize what a diet does for your dog. You'll notice improvements and declines and you won't allow anyone to persuade you otherwise. You'll be informed and you won't be pulled into slick marketing or hype because you know your dog....
  • reesie, and why it sometimes hurts getting to know shelter dogs

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    Tuesday January 31st, 2012 at 03:36 AM

    Reesie represents a shelter conundrum for me. On the surface, she's an adorable happy dog. Underneath, she has unpleasant, unpredictable behaviors with some people. She seems to pick out people that she doesnt' like, and she'll react. She's nipped, and fixated, and growled. I've not seen it, but it's not that I don't believe it. With me, she's fine. Great, in fact. I've played with her quite a bit. I've reached over her, jumped out in front of her, bumped into her, sort of wedged her between...
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