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Sept. 23: Dogs in Politics Day (also known as Checkers Day).

  Tomorrow we are recognizing the dogs of politicians. They are wonderful additions to our government and have had huge impacts in our politics and in the press. Like any other pup they are loving, sweet, and adorable dogs that endlessly love their owners. Here are a few stories about…

It's a dog!!!!!

Last full week in September: National Dog Week

We all know dogs are wonderful. They are endlessly loving, patient, sweet, funny, and all around amazing. R.W. Purche described it best when he said, “Everyone thinks they have the best dog and none of them are wrong.” Dogs (and pets in general, really) deserve our utmost respect, our attention,…

Bretagne

Bretagne the last living 9/11-rescue dog

Bretagne (pronounced Brittany) was the last living 9/11-rescue dog. She lived happily in Texas with her family and recently returned to Ground Zero. There she almost immediately went back to work sniffing for bodies trapped in the vicinity, proving that a rescue dog’s work is never done. On June 6,…

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National Pet Memorial Day

The second Sunday in September has been established by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries (IAPC) as National Pet Memorial Day. Mourning a pet’s death can be a difficult time. You need to give yourself plenty of time, patience, and room to heal properly. If you’re unsure how you are…

Sleeping dog

National Disaster Preparedness Month.

  Led by FEMA’s Ready Campaign, Citizen Corps and The Advertising Council, this effort encourages individuals, families, businesses and communities to work together and take action to prepare for emergencies. Your family’s safety is of the utmost importance during a disaster. Be sure to include your pup or kitten when…

Great Dane

2016: A Space Dogessy. Remember Astro?

  Astro was the best friend of George Jetson during the popular cartoon, The Jetsons. Astro was a loyal pup that had his own episode The Coming of Astro where he is almost given to another character but luckily they had an apartment that was simply too small. After The…

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August 26: National Dog Day

  National Dog Day was created in 2004 to celebrate our furry friends and all they do for us. All over the country there are hundreds of organizations, events, and fundraisers to help pooches find forever homes and stay happy and healthy. But there are ways to celebrate in your…