USS Besugo SS321 Crew

Sugie’s Tale: USS Besugo SS321 Beloved Military Mascot and Sea Dog

On Memorial Day, we honor our Military, who served our country. What about the military dog and military mascot that served during combat? This story is about Sugie, a sea dog and military mascot of the USS Besugo SS321. The submarine saw five combat tours during World War II. My father-in-law, Morris Bornstein, was one

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AKC Museum of the Dog

Museum of the Dog: AKC’s tribute To All Dogs

New York is known for its diversity of museums and attractions. When the AKC decided to move the Museum of the Dog back to the Big Apple, it made sense. With AKC’s headquarters located in the city, it also fits into the variety of attractions offered. Museum of the Dog Then and Now My first

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Saluki Friends

Rehoming a dog: A Breeder’s Responsibility

A good breeder’s worst fear is having to take back a dog. Sometimes it can be a blessing in disguise because the dog ends up in a better home than where it began.  Our dog contract states that if an owner cannot keep their dog, that dog must be returned to us. What happens with

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ThunderWunders - Dog with Separation Anxiety

ThunderWunders: Helping the Dog with Separation Anxiety

As many know, I rarely write about a pet product unless I feel my dog might receive a benefit. I do not frivolously try products. Knowing I was going to leave Ami, a dog with separation anxiety alone for a week, I decided to try some calming products, from ThunderWorks®. Ami is a rescue who

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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

My Dog Swallowed a Soft Toy – DWA Award Finalist

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.

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Pearl Search Rescue Dog

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 of the Search Dog Foundation 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

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