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Silly Smiling Dog

A Collection of Dog and Cat Jokes

Most dogs like to have fun with a good meaty bone. But have you ever wondered whether dogs have a funny bone? Dogs can certainly be funny. They love to play, and they have a knack for helping us take life a little less seriously. But wondering if dogs have a sense of humor may…

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Spring Break Fun for Dogs

Spring Break is just around the corner, and whether you “sit” at home, “stay” close by or “fetch” a far-away adventure, dogs can take part in the fun! Often a time for fun in the sun or hitting the slopes, Spring Break can be enjoyed in any way your time and budget allow. After the…

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Speaking Your Dog’s Love Language

The idea of the five love languages was popularized by author Gary Chapman in 1995. His best-selling book talks about how people tend to express and experience love in one or two dominant ways, and how acknowledging and responding to those tendencies in your mate will bring the two of you closer. As it turns…

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How to Help Stray and Feral Cats in your Community

For pet lovers with big hearts, seeing stray and feral cats around town can be distressing. These community cats often seem malnourished and sickly, but given the many factors to be considered in each situation, widespread solutions can be as elusive as the animals themselves. While the lifestyles of outdoor cats are similar, their origins…

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Pet Food Pantries Keep People and Pets Together

Thanks to the growing popularity of pet food pantries and pet food drives around the country, more families can find hope and help for keeping their pets in their home when money becomes an obstacle. The cost of dog food can become overwhelming when the bills are stacking up, especially in today’s economy. As a…

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Old Dog Outside

Giving Thanks for the Best Dog in the World

‘Tis the season to be thankful. Yet in the midst of the hustle and bustle to get the turkey on the table while keeping the dogs/kids/uncles off the table, even giving thanks can turn into a chore. Once everyone gathers ‘round and starts sharing what they’re thankful for, you may feel a bit too rushed…

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Adopt a Shelter Dog in October

Every October, we turn our hearts and attention toward the work being done by animal shelters and rescue groups across the country. Did you know that more than 6 million companion pets enter shelters every year, according to national estimates from the ASPCA? While approximately half are adopted each year, many more of these pets…

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Get Smart! A Round-up of Pet Related Apps

Many of today’s popular smartphone apps are designed to streamline and simplify your life, and this trend definitely applies to pet parents as well. Check out the many types of apps available to find countless creative ways to make caring for your pets easier and more convenient. Health and Safety – When it comes to…

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Security Dog

National Work Like a Dog Day

If you’re known for working hard (instead of hardly working), National Work Like a Dog Day is for you! On August 5th, we celebrate everyone with a strong work ethic who chases tirelessly after a goal. No doubt the origin of this expression refers to the tenacity and determination of dogs who were bred to…

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Border Collie with American Flag

Safe and Sound: 4th of July Pet Safety

As you make plans to enjoy a return to more normal Fourth of July celebrations this year, keep pet safety in mind as an important part of your happy holiday. Many national and community celebrations will follow the lead of the White House and involve cookouts, large gatherings and fireworks displays – marking the country’s…

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