Choosing a Dog
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Time to Find a Friend? When the time comes to bring a companion dog into your heart and life, the question may be: Where do I start? How can I … Read More

My Western Book Tour Vacation
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Westward HO the Dogs and Cats! Prior to the launch of my book, Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful Dogs, I took a much-needed two-week … Read More

Puppy Mills 103 – Selling Dogs: The LOW Down of Mills, Brokers, Pet Stores & Auctions
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Taken From Mom: Now What? There are four usual ways puppy mill proprietors divest themselves of puppies they have bred. They are: selling directly to pet stores, advertising on the … Read More

Puppy Mills 102-The History Of Puppy Mills
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The end of WWII brought American agriculture the dual dichotomy of over-production of food goods, which lowered prices farmers could make on their products. Farming became easier with the advent … Read More

Puppy Mills 101-The Nitty Gritty of a Grissly Business
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What is a puppy mill? The HSUS’s definition is: “A puppy mill is an inhumane, commercial dog-breeding facility in which the health of the dogs is disregarded in order to … Read More

Numbers of Urban Coyotes Are Increasing–How To Avoid Conflicts
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I recently attended a crowded city “educational” meeting that was offered to worried residents who may or may not have experienced “close encounters” with one of our most populous wildlife … Read More

Wild Critters In The Cold
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Please try to help our wild friends during this unprecedented cold snap. Putting out food and water stations for birds, squirrels and rabbits will help them survive until natural food … Read More

Urban Wildlife Update#1
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Around 2:30 am one night during the last full moon I was awakened by one of my cats growling. Peeping in my SECOND STORY bedroom window was a stray cat! … Read More

The Good Years
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There comes a time–a short window of years–in the time of pet companionship where you can relax and enjoy your friend to the fullest. I’m describing the middle years, wherein … Read More

Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog
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In the beginning I noticed rear toe scrapes during our long daily walks. I could hear the sound of toenails on pavement and see the thin tracks of nails before … Read More

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