The dog who was too friendly to be a police dog

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Would this work similarly when introducing a cat t…

Would this work similarly when introducing a cat to our dog? We have a coonhound mix (about 70 lbs) that we have had for 5 years. We adopted him when he was about one year old, so we don't know what the first year of his life was like. He is very interested in cats when we see them on walks. He first stops and stares at them, then starts baying. We would love to adopt a kitty, but don't know how to do it safely. He has never been in a crate. He is usually a very calm, well behaved dog and we just have never had the need for one. If the cat is the one being introduced to the family, which one would you crate? Any advice you have for us would be MUCH appreciated! Thank you!
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Cat Freed After Night Stuck in Car Dashboard

Cat stuck in car dashboard

We all know the old cliché about calling the fire department when a cat is stuck in a tree. Well, who does the fire department call about a cat stuck – in a car? In the case of the Albany Fire Department in Oregon, they called a local mechanic!

On April 12, the Albany Fire Department Facebook page shared a post from a local car dealer and repair shop, adding “Thank you Mark Thomas Motors for stepping up today and answering our call. We appreciate you.” The photos showed mechanics working on the dashboard of a car, a cat apparently stuck in that dashboard, and the same orange cat secured safely in a carrier.

According to The Oregonian, the previous night the cat’s home caught fire. To keep their three cats safely contained, the owners had placed them in their SUV. Unfortunately, the orange cat tried to hide from the sirens. According to a comment from his owner on Facebook, the “fire trucks really scared him.” The cat managed to scramble inside the car’s dashboard! By the next morning, it was clear that the cat was stuck and in need of assistance. That’s when the fire department called the mechanics. The SUV was taken to the garage and Mark Patrizik, the shop’s general manager, took a look. “You could see his head, but he couldn’t move – he couldn’t even look at ya,” Mark told The Oregonian. Mark decided that the best course of action was to take the dashboard apart.

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Oakland Athletics to Host Bark at the Park (+ a contest)

Baseball buffs and their dogs can watch the Oakland Athletics go to bat against the Cleveland Indians and help two worthy causes in the process when the team hosts Bark at the Park on July 14, 2017….



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#Giveaway – Win Fiber for Dogs (3 winners!)

OK, let’s be honest here…every time you pull out the poop bags, you’re hoping–and I mean really hoping–that the poop is going to be solid and easy to pick up….



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A big yawn in Naples.

That’s a big yawn!

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Golden Poodle awards for May

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Warren Eckstein on Best Pet Food for a Sensitive Stomach

Warren Eckstein, host of The Pet Show, is an internationally known pet and animal expert. Warren has devoted over thirty years to teaching both pets and their people to live happily together through his unique “Hugs and Kisses” approach to animal behavior, care and training. He recommends Halo pet food to all of his listeners.

Listen to this audio clip of a listener asking Warren about any suggestions on a pet food for a German Shepherd with a sensitive stomach. He replies, “If it is a matter of food…you may want to try Halo’s grain food variety.” He also adds how to properly transition your pet to new food.

 

 


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Rossi the dog meets  Rossi the racecar driver          

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Lisa and Lily’s Love Takes Mother’s Day Photo Grand Prize

winners of the Halo Mother's Day contest

We are happy to announce that Lisa and Lily won the grand prize for their Halo Mother’s Day photo! They will receive a year’s supply of Halo pet food PLUS a donation of 5,000 bowls of Halo Pets food courtesy of Freekibble.com and GreaterGood.org to a shelter of their choice.

Here is Lisa and Lily’s story:

…Lily, my sweet, gentle, 2 year old Schnauzer mix with floppy ears and skinny tail. This precious girl had been dumped at a local pound as a tiny puppy with Parvo and left to die. A girl with a local rescue group found Lily and thought she might could save her. So she got the meds and supplies she would need and spent an entire weekend working round the clock to nurse Lily to health. 2 weeks later, Lily had gained some weight and was causing a ruckus chasing and playing with the other rescued dogs.

At the time, I had 3 wonderful dogs and my husband insisted we didn’t need any more. But I kept seeing so many pictures and hearing sad stories of little ones needing a home. My heart just wouldn’t settle. And I saw a picture of this beautiful little Schnauzer mix desperately needing a home and knew I had to call. The girl that answered told me the dog in the picture had already been adopted, but would I maybe be interested in her sister dog? I drove straight to the Vet’s office that had her and I will never forget that moment the girl came around the corner with Lily in her arms. She was so tiny and pitiful and absolutely beautiful, my heart almost burst out of my chest when I looked in her little face. And I scooped her in my arms and she leaned her head on my chest and closed her eyes like she had just been waiting on me to show up.

Today Lily is the fastest of my girls and can also outlast all of them. She never wants to stop playing! She is a super snuggler, she loves hugs and kisses, and her very best friend is Maci, a 3 year old Salt and Pepper Miniature Schnauzer we saved as a 5 month old from a family ready to take her to a shelter because they were moving. They are pretty much attached at the hip and even share a kennel for bedtime so they can snuggle to sleep. My kids adore her as does my husband who admits he’s thankful I went and got her that day. Most people think I’m a little nuts for having 4 dogs, but I genuinely cannot begin to imagine my life without them.

Lisa has also chosen The Humane Society of Southeast Texas as the recipient for the 5,000-bowl donation.

Thank you Lisa for submitting your photo with your rescue dog and helping shelter pets!

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