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For The Love Of Senior Dogs - Piggy Sue's Plea

By Piggy Sue
Originally published May 6, 2002, 11:23

This was originally posted many years ago but is just as appropriate today. Older Bostons still need your help.

My name is PiggySue, and I'm a senior citizen of the Boston world. I'm here to state the case for older dogs in the Rescue program, as I was recently one of them. I am 10 years old now, in excellent health, and with the outlook and behavior of a much younger dog. As you can see from my picture, I'm a gorgeous girl. When I entered the Rescue program a few months ago, no one was interested in me. They all wanted a "younger" dog. This is age discrimination, and I won't stand for it!  MORE

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GoAllOutdoors.com - How To Camp With Your Dog

May 3, 2019, 22:18

We love our pets. They are a part of the family and leaving them at home when you go on vacations can have you end up feeling guilty. There is one type of vacation that dogs are welcomed and sometimes even encouraged: Camping. Camping and hiking trips are made that much better with our furry friends bounding along on the adventure. On public lands though, there are different sets of rules depending on the destination. Dogs are often welcome on developed campgrounds and hiking trails, however, backcountry may have different regulations than what you expect! Before you camp with your dog, make sure to do the proper research and make it an enjoyable trip for all.  MORE

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Long Distance Pet Travel

By Boston Terrier Rescue Net
Jul 8, 2017, 10:21

Shipping pets via legacy air carriers can be an extremely traumatic and very expensive process. With advance notice, a pet weighing under 16 lbs can travel in a carrier, under a seat. But, animals travelling in freight sometimes arrive dead, because the plane was delayed, extreme weather, the stress of traveling, or rough handling during transit. Despite what airlines claim, animals are processed in the same way as other air freight. This may be alright for short trips, but for anything longer than an hour or two, several transport services that cater specifically to pets exist.
Pilots 'N Paws is a non-profit that transports adopted pets to their new homes. Pilots with their own airplanes use their own time to relay pets wherever they need to go.
Several air taxis and dedicated airlines transport animals throughout the world, catering exclusively to pets. Pet Airways and Animal Airways are two of the best known.
Worst case, transport your pet via a reputable ground-based service. Best Friends, has a service that uses truckers who volunteer their trucks to transport pets to places they're traveling.

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Reviews.com - It's All About Quality Ingredients: Best Food for a Safe and Healthy Dog

Mar 6, 2017, 23:49

Of the pet owners we surveyed, 70 percent admitted that they didn't know all of the ingredients in their dog's food. All dog foods claim to be "premium" and "all natural," but with very few regulations on what it takes to meet these qualifications, many of these claims are little more than flashy marketing gimmicks and false advertising. So, we dug behind the label to sort out which ingredients make an excellent dog food and which ones should be avoided.

At the end of the work, we settled on 134 formulas across 29 approved brands.  MORE

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Pet-Friendly Rentals

By Boston Terrier Rescue Net
Apr 2, 2017, 01:10

Need help finding the perfect rental for you and your pet? These sites provide specific filters for pet-friendly listings across the United States as well as budgeting tools and more.
Adobo lists rentals across Canada and the United States along with local trends in price and comparisons by area.
Apartment List provides a comprehensive questionnaire to help you find your next rental, as well as prioritizing which options are most important.
Zillow is the largest real estate and rental site in the world. Featured are budgeting tools and comprehensive filters.


How To Remove Skunk Odor From Your Dog

Recipe By Paul Krebaum
Mar 17, 2017, 01:10

Skunks can be found almost everywhere. When your dog curiously approaches one, they may end up being sprayed in the face, full of a very difficult to remove odor. Commercial products work, but if you don't have any available, this recipe is as effective and is easy to follow. Tomato juice doesn't work nearly as well. The formula was developed by chemist Paul Krebaum. It is eco friendly and made of items you probably already have in your home.  MORE


The Simple Dollar - Pet Ownership Costs Guide

By The Simple Dollar
Mar 6, 2017, 23:49

Pet ownership represents a large emotional - and financial - commitment. Whether you buy from a pet store or a breeder, adopt an animal from a shelter, or take in a stray, initial costs are just the beginning of the story.
This guide examines the different costs associated with pet ownership and helps you know what to expect, how to plan for these expenses, and potential ways to reduce the financial burden of pet ownership.  MORE

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4 Tips for Preparing Your Pup for Severe Weather

By Paige Johnson
Sept 6, 2016, 13:36

During severe weather, you do everything you can to protect your home and family. For many people, that also includes protecting their dog. If you are a new dog owner, you may not have thought about the importance of preparing your pup for severe weather. Yet, preparing your dog for thunder, hurricanes, flooding, and other severe weather events is just as important as house training, leash training, and crate training. We share some of the most effective tips for preparing your new dog for severe weather here, so that you can be sure to protect your entire family when Mother Nature is at her worst.  MORE

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Rose McGowan - Charmed Companion to Animals

By Merritt Johnson
Mar 4, 2005, 20:38

First you hear barking behind the door about ankle-high when you knock, more of a friendly “Hello” than a vicious warning. Then the door opens and they are staring, eyes wide, heads tilted, their way of checking you out. Then you sit down, and there’s the immediate jump in the lap, curl up and cuddle. As you sit and talk and scratch the warm, loving, sleeping furballs in your lap (never mind the suit), you suddenly realize you’ve just been suckered into falling in love with two Boston terriers, Bug and Fester. But this might never have been possible if actress and animal activist Rose McGowan (WB’s “Charmed”, “Scream”) hadn’t rescued them in her campaign to give mistreated Bostons loving homes.  MORE

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