Shelter Dog Therapy Dog Murray

From Shelter Dog to Therapy Dog: The Story of Murray

For many, dogs play a significant role in our lives, but for others, these dogs help them stay grounded. Some dogs have the gift of helping people. For Colleen Perry, the gift was her shelter dog, Murray, who helped her therapy patients. Colleen, a Marriage Family Therapist, MFT, adopted Murray when he was about two

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Ami, My Saluki with Gone Bad Breath Chewable Tablets

Dog Gone Breath: A remedy for a dog with bad breath

When a dog has bad breath, you have to wonder what is going on. Is it normal or could there be a medical condition causing the problem? Typically when a dog has halitosis, it is caused by something happening in their mouth, maybe periodontal or tooth related. The gut can also cause bad breath, usually

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Lexi Wearing a T-Shirt After Laparoscopic Spay

Laparoscopic Spay: The New Option – DWAA Nominee

This article about the laparoscopic spay, its benefits as an option for spaying a bitch was a finalist for a Maxwell Medallion Award in the 2017 Writing Competition sponsored by the Dog Writers Association of America. Cori received a Certificate of Nomination for excellence in the category of Article or Blog – Health or General Care.

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Mary McGrath and her Mother

The Comfort of a Dog: An Unexpected Gift from My Mother

My mother died yesterday. The five stages of grief have not hit me yet, but I know they are coming. No one can prepare you for the death of a parent, especially your mother. It is a personal journey we all have to endure. I spent the past 24 hours in a whirlwind of emotions

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Saluki with Flamengo plush toy

4 Things I Learned When My Dog Swallowed a Soft Toy

This article about what to do when your dog swallows an unwanted foreign object was a finalist for a Maxwell Medallion Award in the 2016 Writing Competition sponsored by the Dog Writers Association of America. Cori received a Certificate of Nomination for excellence in the category of Article or Blog – Health or General Care. To

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ASPCA Dog of the Year: Pearl the shelter dog turned search and rescue dog

This article about search and rescue dog Pearl, a black Labrador Retriever and her handler Ron Horetski was one of three finalists t0 compete for a Maxwell Medallion Award in the 2011 Writing Competition sponsored by the Dog Writers Association of America. Cori received a Certificate of Nomination for excellence in the category of Internet Features.

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Paso Robles: A dog friendly weekend escape

San Luis Obispo County is a very pet-friendly area.  This is the first in a series of articles showing the virtues of this dog-friendly region of California.  I will begin with Paso Robles, as this was my first stop in my journey discovering fun places to visit with a dog.  My canine companion on this

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