Month: February 2011

Service dog a Saviour to teen boy

Fourteen-year-old Patrick Maresh's life has changed for the better when his service dog, Mary Lou stepped into it. Patrick and the 2-year-old Labrador/golden retriever mix have been constant companions since he received her as a canine assistant in July. Patrick is nonverbal, has sensory issues and low muscle tone which meant he struggled to get … Continue reading Service dog a Saviour to teen boy

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Six new breeds at the 135th Westminster Dog Show

Six new breeds will be strutting their stuff in the ring for the first time as the 135th Westminster Dog Show takes over Madison Square Garden next week. This year's new dogs include: The Boykin spaniel Official state dog of South Carolina, the Boykin Spaniel is used as a hardy retriever of upland birds as … Continue reading Six new breeds at the 135th Westminster Dog Show

SeaWorld join forces with FL rescue shelters to aid animal adoption

SeaWorld in Orlando, FL.,  is joining forces with the SPCA of Central Florida and Orange County Animal Services to encourage more people to adopt dogs and cats in need of a home. "SeaWorld’s Happy Tails" is a new animal adoption campaign that offers pet lovers two free single-day admissions to SeaWorld when they adopt a … Continue reading SeaWorld join forces with FL rescue shelters to aid animal adoption

Dogs Deserve Better group seeks to buy Vick dog fighting property

Dogs Deserve Better rescue group plan to purchase the property that was Michael Vick's dog fighting facility in order to turn it into a dog rehabilitation sanctuary. The property is located in Surry County, VA and if bought, the 15 acre grounds would become the aptly named "Good Newz Rehab Center". The center would include large … Continue reading Dogs Deserve Better group seeks to buy Vick dog fighting property

Deaf dog adopted by Missouri School for the Deaf

A deaf dachshund named Sparky has been adopted this week by Missouri School for the Deaf to enrich the lives of the children. Deaf dogs are often difficult to find homes for as people often overlook them, believing that they are not able to provide the right care for dogs with behavioral or physical issues. However, … Continue reading Deaf dog adopted by Missouri School for the Deaf

How to help reduce dog allergies in humans

Over ten million Americans suffer from some sort of a pet allergy. Many people experience itching, rashes and/or coughing and sneezing fits every time they go near a dog. However, if you are a dog lover but suffer from allergies, there are many steps you can take so you can breathe easy with a dog … Continue reading How to help reduce dog allergies in humans