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Lorie Huston: Veternarian and Advocate for Animal Care

It’s been a while since we’ve interviewed animal advocates, so I’m very excited to introduce you to Lorie Huston, a veterinarian and animal advocate who is always doing some really interesting things for the pups! Lorie is the Feature Writer … Continue reading

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Mill Mommas and Mistletoe

Everywhere you turn during the months approaching Christmas, you see signs saying things like, “Christmas is a time for giving.” Because this giving is regulated to happen every 12 months, it can easily become automatic, lacking profound thought. For me, … Continue reading

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Potty Training Tips: Using a Doggy Diaper

Within two weeks, I had Zoye potty-trained using this method, and you can do it, too, with a good diaper, a consistent schedule, a little patience, and minimal cleaning supplies. Good luck! Continue reading

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Golden Oldies

About a month ago I posted about Petfinder.com’s “Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet” campaign. I specifically wrote about the black dog syndrome, which is also often true for brindles. I have no idea why people are hesitant to adopt brindle … Continue reading

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Pet Room and Board for the Holidays

The Bags 4 Bowls program is a way that people who are not in a position to bring a new dog into their homes can still help. All you have to do is visit the Iams Facebook page and either “Like” or comment there, or you can pick up a specially marked bag of Iams food. Either results in Iams donating one bowl of dog food. Continue reading

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Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet

This week is Petfinder.com’s “Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet” campaign. To aid in the effort, I’d like to share a story that brings to light the Black Dog Syndrome (this applies to cats, too). It was featured in Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories About Great Danes: Continue reading

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Boris da Bloggeh

I wish my cats could type! I didn’t get to meet Boris at BlogPaws, but I did get to meet his mommy, Kelly, who kindly granted me an interview with Boris, who is a perfect example of the fact that we can ALL lend a hand to rescue causes. You don’t need to walk on two legs to do good deeds – look at Boris! With all four of his paws, he is tirelessly working to help rescues. Continue reading

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Hanging Out at Blogpaws

Up For Pups! launched its first performance this week at the BlogPaws conference in Denver, CO. Despite some technical difficulties, the feedback we received is that everyone enjoyed the performance and “got” the message about puppy mills and volunteering to reduce the suffering. Continue reading

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More Craigslist Suggestions

Happy Tails Books published the Mill Dog Manifesto as a free ebook to help people learn about rescue and at the very least recognize the signs indicating that a puppy is coming from a mill and not a reputable breeder. To me, ensuring that people understand the dog breeding industry before acquiring a dog is both and animal rights and a consumer protection issue. Continue reading

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Welcome, Happy Tails Books Visitors!

If you came here from the Happy Tails Books newsletter today, thanks for playing my game! (If you didn’t, the game was that if people come here and email me the topic of this blog, I’ll enter them in a … Continue reading

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