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Study: Dogs Prefer to Listen to Reggae and Soft Rock
Whether you're listening to music in your car, or cranking some tunes at home, your dog is listening right alongside you. And, it turns out, canines prefer certain genres of music over others, so you may want to adjust your radio dial.  According to a recently published study titled "The Effect of Different Genres of Music on the Stress Levels of Kennel Dogs," researchers at the...
Puppy Hit By Car Rescued From Snowy Ditch is Safe and Healing
Over the weekend of January 13, the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society of Alberta, Canada, recieved a call from the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force that a puppy was found injured in a snowy ditch after being hit by a car.  The 7-month-old German Shepherd—who has been named Nutmeg— spent an estimated 12 hours out in the open, all while in terrible pain from the accident. Ariana Lenz, RVT,...
Pregnant, Abandoned Dog Rescued in Snowstorm Gives Birth to Healthy Puppies
If you need a miracle to get you through the holiday season, this astounding story of an abandoned, pregnant dog giving birth to her puppies in a snowstorm should fill you with joy. Luckily the pup was rescued and is on the road to recovery. On December 11, Pound Buddies Animal Shelter & Adoption Center in Muskegon, Michigan, received word that in the early hours of the morning, a concerned...
Cat Cruelly Thrown From Balcony Miraculously Lives
A woman who committed a horrific act of animal cruelty and shared the video on social media is now facing charges in New Jersey. The terrible clip of 19-year-old Tikeemah J. Lassiter throwing a cat from a third-floor balcony in Newark sparked a public outcry that resulted in one cat's miraculous rescue and the arrest of the perpetrator. Relatives of the suspect filmed the video as she...
How a Therapy Dog-in-Training is Helping Kids Cope at the Dentist
As a kid going to the dentist, the best part of the visit is usually to the toy chest. But a dental practice in Indiana is giving their young patients something to truly smile about.  This year Fishers Pediatric Dentistry introduced a therapy pup in training named Pearly to patients who need the calm comfort of an adorable dog by their sides during dental procedures.  At six-months-old, this...
Post-Election Stress and Therapy Dogs
In the wake of the controversial and contentious 2016 Presidential election, many have found themselves dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression in the aftermath. In fact, many recent articles have been devoted to how those who are not coping well with the results can practice self-care in a world of the 24-hour news cycle.  In addition to the think pieces and advice being given to...
Lost Dalmatian Finds His Way to a Fire Station
On September 20, the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue in Tampla, Fla. posted a Facebook thread that began, "A puppy walks in to a fire station..."  While that may sound like the beginning of a joke, they weren't kidding. Around 2:30 that morning, a wandering Dalmatian mix wisely (and perhaps instinctually) followed an engine back to the station, where the fire crew was returning from a...