Huge Dog Seizure at Quebec Kennel

Critter News

One of the largest animal rescue operations in Canadian history just got a lot bigger: about 90 puppies have been born since hundreds of dogs were seized northwest of Ottawa. "We More than 500 dogs were removed from the Paws 'R' Us kennel in Clarendon Township, Que., The dogs were taken to an emergency shelter in Lachute, about 115 kilometres east of Ottawa. breeders canada quebec puppy mills dogsThis is huge. Excerpt from the Vancouver Sun.

Alpha Dogs on NatGeo WILD

4 The Love Of Animals

Have you ever wondered what goes into the training of hero dogs? Alpha Dogs , which premiers tomorrow on NatGeo WILD, will show you! Alpha Dogs goes behind the scenes of Vohne Liche Kennels (VLK), one of the premiere K-9 training facilities in the world. Alpha Dogs cast with executive producer Jack Osbourne (photo credit: National Geographic Channel). dogs tv

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Dog bedding for outside dogs

4 The Love Of Animals

Dogs love the great outdoors, don’t they? Some like meeting other dogs or sniffing for where their pooch peers have been. Police dogs, for example, may have to spend a lot of time outside as part of their role, as could guide dogs, guard dogs and sheep dogs. Inflatable dog beds are certainly an option, or perhaps a small mat/blanket/duvet could be suitable. These working dogs certainly need their rest at the end of a long day.

2013 163

Dog Flu Facts

4 The Love Of Animals

H3N8 is the virus that causes flu in dogs, and while there are no known cases of a human catching the flu from their pet, it can be passed from dog to dog. Here are some important dog flu facts: WHAT IS THE DOG FLU? The H3N8 virus, more commonly referred to as the Dog Flu or canine influenza. The dog flu first emerged as a threat in 2004. HOW DO DOGS CONTRACT THE DOG FLU? DOG FLU SYMPTOMS: Fever. Dog Flu vaccine.

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BarkFest on NatGeoWild

4 The Love Of Animals

For the first time, BarkFest will span an entire week, including coverage of the Westminster Kennel. dogs tvThe Olympics are going to have some four-legged competition this year, with Nat Geo WILD’s fourth annual BarkFest event kicking off the same night.

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Tips for Owning a Dog and Keeping a Busy Schedule

4 The Love Of Animals

Owning a dog is a huge responsibility. While this isn’t the best option for every dog or every owner, doggy daycare can be a great option for keeping your pet happy and active while you’re away. Daycare can be a great place to work on socialization for your dog, but you want to make sure that you find a facility that is the right fit for you and your pets needs and interests. A good daycare will keep your dog active all day long. dogs guest post pet care

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On THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING

Animal Person

When I agreed to read and review Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson's THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING (Harper 2010), the regal Charles Hobson Booger, III was still with us. And I received confirmation of something I've known since 2004, when we adopted retired racing greyhound, Violet Rays: That there's sort of a critical period for dog-behavior acquisition, and if it's missed, the dog isn't likely to mature into the type of loving being whose behavior we've come to associate with "pet" dogs.

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5 Vital Questions When Adopting A Rescue Dog

4 The Love Of Animals

With the growing awareness of pet overpopulation more and more families are choosing to adopt a shelter dog and save a life. When adopting a rescue there are added considerations on selecting the right dog for your lifestyle. Rarely do shelters know anything about the dog’s history when they first come in and the longer a dog lives at the shelter the more impact it will have on their emotional well-being. 1) What is the dog’s temperament?

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Can you pick the “Best in Show”?

4 The Love Of Animals

Purina® Pro Plan® has fueled the last nine Westminster Kennel Club Best In Show winners* and knows what it takes to make a champion. dogs UncategorizedThink you have what it takes to pick a winner? If you have what it takes, … Continue reading → The post Can you pick the “Best in Show”? appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Book: The Lost Dogs

4 The Love Of Animals

Have you ever wondered where the dogs in the Michael Vick case are now? In The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption (on sale today 9/16) author and journalist Jim Gorant chronicles the full, behind-the-scenes story of the heroic effort to first save and then rehabilitate the 51 pit bulls confiscated from Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels. The second section talks about the efforts to evaluate and hopefully save the dogs.

2010 109

How to Prevent Allergies in Dogs

4 The Love Of Animals

Dog allergies are hypersensitivity reactions of the dog’s body to specific materials or substances. The best way to deal with dog allergies is still prevention. Here are some tips on how you can prevent dog allergies. Allergies in dogs can be triggered by a lot of things in its surroundings. In order to effectively prevent a dog allergy from occurring, it is important to pinpoint the exact reason for the allergic reaction.

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Dog Whisperer: Inside Puppy Mills

4 The Love Of Animals

DOG WHISPERER: INSIDE PUPPY MILLS. Dog Whisperer: Inside Puppy Mills exposes inhumane conditions at these factory-like breeding operations, as Cesar joins an undercover mission with the animal welfare organization Last Chance for Animals (LCA). With hidden cameras, LCA operatives spot-check several Los Angeles County kennels — essentially dog-breeding facilities that may be exceeding legal capacity limits.

Westminster Weekend and a Purina Giveaway! #wkcdogshow

4 The Love Of Animals

The annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show starts tonight with the first ever agility championship! The Westminster Kennel Club 138 th Annual All Breed Dog Show: Monday, February 10 – airing on CNBC from 8-11 p.m. And, if they do get their 8 th consecutive Best in Show Purina Pro Plan-fed dog, they will throw in a special basket in addition to the 8-month supply of dog food* to celebrate the achievement! dogs giveaways

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Dogs Seized at Kennewick Puppy Mill

Critter News

Dogs were seized at a Kennewick puppy mill with the help of the HSUS. The Humane Society of the United States assisted the Benton County Sheriff's Office today with the seizure of hundreds of dogs from a puppy mill here. Prosecutors are considering charges in connection with today's seizure against Ella Stewart, owner and operator of Sun Valley Kennel, who was recently charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Quebec to Review Puppy Mill Laws

Critter News

Animal welfare workers are calling for stricter laws on breeding facilities after more than 500 allegedly malnourished dogs were seized from a Quebec puppy farm last week. The dogs were confiscated from Paws "R" Us Kennel in Clarendon Township, about 90 minutes northwest of Ottawa. Under Quebec law, the kennel owners could face a maximum penalty of only $1,200 if convicted of animal cruelty — a penalty that some animal rights advocates say is too lenient.

Rescue Spotlight: Baja Dogs La Paz

4 The Love Of Animals

After more than 2 years working with Baja Dogs, we still hadn’t heard that one. Two days later Chicharito was already a different dog. Your generous donations and membership fees help us continue to supply food, kennel care and vaccines against deadly diseases like parvo and distemper. They help us rescue dogs in need, and care for those without a voice who are injured, abused and neglected.

2010 109

Vick Allegedly Put Family Pets in Ring to be Killed

Critter News

1 says Vick actually placed family pets in the ring against pit bulls owned by "Bad Newz Kennels" and watched as the animals ruthlessly attacked the domesticated dogs causing "major injuries." Tags: Michael Vick dog fighting This is the allegation as reported on TMZ. In just released report, a person identified as confidential witness No.

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Irish Senator Complains of Animal Welfare "Cabal"

Critter News

The dog breeding legislation, intended to outlaw “puppy-farming”, was prepared by Green Party leader and Minister for the Environment John Gormley. The draft Bill proposes a new regime of annual inspections and fees for dog breeders. They also want an exemption for hunt kennels which do not breed dogs for commercial purposes. Tags: Ireland legislation puppy mills dogs This complaint is the result of proposed legislation to ban puppy mills in Ireland.

Taking Care of your Furry Friends While You’re Away

4 The Love Of Animals

There’s just one thing: where to leave your cat(s) and dog(s)? Find a Good Kennel. Kennel prices can range from $17 for basic day care to $65 per night. But before you book Fido’s next stay, keep in mind that kennels vary widely in quality, in terms both of the accommodations and of the care. For dogs, look for a kennel that offers multiple walks a day plus play time (you may have to pay extra for some of these features).

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Portuguese City Tries to End Killing of Strays

Critter News

This weekend Lagos Town Hall executives are expected to sign a landmark protocol drawn up in collaboration with animal protection association Cadela Carlota, in which it is decreed that the two organisations will endeavour to put a stop to the extermination of healthy unwanted and stray animals being held in the municipal kennel. Under Portuguese legislation, stray and unwanted animals that are kept in municipal kennels, even healthy ones, can be put down after eight days if unclaimed.

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Kathy Bauck: The Face of Puppy Mill Cruelty

Creature Talk

Kathy Bauck, owner of Pick of the Litter Kennels in New York Mills, MN, was recently found guilty of four misdemeanors: one count of animal cruelty, and 3 counts of animal torture. Her crimes involved dunking dogs into vats of insecticide and performing surgery on dogs without a license. Several dogs at the kennel were too weak and thin to stand up, and this woman has up to 1300 dogs in her “care&# at a time. Kathy Bauck.

Bringing Your Pet to Disneyland

4 The Love Of Animals

Then you hear a bark and realized, who’s taking care of the dogs when you’re away? Disneyland has a Kennel Club where you can board your pet for a day. Dogs, cats, birds (given there is no avian bird flu alert), rabbits and non-venomous reptiles are allowed. A few reminders when boarding your pets at the Disney World Kennels. Again if you forget, the kennel will provide at no cost. 5. Stop by at the kennels and visit your pets every now and then.

2011 109

Are you ready to get a dog?

4 The Love Of Animals

The idea of owning a dog is alluring for many of us. That adorable bundle of fur with puppy-dog eyes, and the promise to be your best friend forever, is surely going to tug at anyone’s heartstrings. But, putting emotions aside, owning a dog is a massive responsibility and requires considerable thought before you make the commitment. Owning a dog is a huge commitment, so be sure to ask yourself these questions first: Why do you want a dog? dogs guest post

2012 183

On tonight, Dog Whisperer and DogTown!

4 The Love Of Animals

Dog Whisperer: Cesar in Oz ! Next Cesar faces one of his toughest challenges in Oz as he meets Vincent, a 4-year-old shar-pei who has a thirst for blood, attacking other dogs and his owner. Cesar’s Australian adventure is not over yet — he meets Australian red cattle dog Astro, who barks incessantly at the oddest activities, including making the bed, riding a bike or carrying an object out of the house. Can Cesar change this dog’s relationship with the posties?

2010 109

Is fostering the answer? We think it is.

4 The Love Of Animals

Animals in the tri-state area are euthanized daily, rescue groups are unable to save as many lives as they wish, and animals spend years in boarding kennels while awaiting adopters to fall in love with them. If you work full time and already have a dog, you can always request a dog-friendly foster pet who is house-trained. One example of a wonderful dog that would flourish in a foster home is Millie. If a dog is chewing, it’s not barking!

2014 213

Mad over Maltese

4 The Love Of Animals

“The tiniest dog Nature has ever produced –. This popular dog has been a muse for many great artists. So what is it about these tiny dogs that simply charms everybody? With the hair trimmed shorter, these toy dogs are slightly easier to maintain than the long-haired ones and oozes cuteness in their short hairstyles and droopy, bright eyes. This dog definitely seems quite great to people for its tiny size. Mad over Maltese. .

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Shelby at the Shelter

4 The Love Of Animals

Having grown up with dogs, my natural affinity for man’s best friend has always felt a part of my life as long as I can remember. We were the type of family that bought the best dog food, dog insurance , BPA free chew toys, etc. So you can imagine, going to college was tough, as I had to leave my two dogs with my parents (a chocolate lab and a bichon frize, odd couple to say the least). I was in heaven; a room of people all in love with dogs as much as me.

Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets

4 The Love Of Animals

And if you’ve got a dog or cat that doesn’t travel well, things can get downright hairy. Local laws may also limit the number of dogs or cats in a single household, so be sure to check such regulations. During the drive, secure your pet in a portable kennel or in a proper pet restraint, if desired. Moving is a stressful endeavor. There are boxes to pack, valuables to secure, and furniture to disassemble.

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Economic Troubles in Portugal Lead to More Abandoned Animals

Critter News

Figures released by the National Veterinary Authority, Direção Geral de Alimentação e Veterinária, show that in the Lisbon area alone, a total of 5,629 stray cats and dogs were caught last year, up from the 4,442 caught in 2010. From the Portugal News Online.sad stuff.

Scandal at Los Angeles Animal Shelter

Critter News

The majority of the unaccounted-for animals were dogs, Barnette said.” This week she disclosed that she went to Mayor Villaraigosa and LAPD, plus Human Resources to ask them to help sniff out what happened to 64 animals—mostly dogs—missing from over 68,000 impounded this year at six city shelters. Barnette apparently failed to mention that early this year she personally ordered that volunteers are to have keys to the kennels to remove animals at any time.

When Choosing A Pup, Research ‘Breeds’ Results

4 The Love Of Animals

His large pouty eyes, silky fur-coat, and silly little paws on which he fumbled all over the hay-covered kennel, lured me in like a dog to a bone. Don’t let the dog eat your homework. Here are some things to consider when comparing different dog breeds: • Do you live in an apartment or a house with a small backyard? If so, don’t get a dog that requires a lot of space to run around and play. • Can you handle hair…everywhere?

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Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets

4 The Love Of Animals

And if you’ve got a dog or cat that doesn’t travel well, things can get downright hairy. Local laws may also limit the number of dogs or cats in a single household, so be sure to check such regulations. During the drive, secure your pet in a portable kennel or in a proper pet restraint, if desired. Moving is a stressful endeavor. There are boxes to pack, valuables to secure, and furniture to disassemble.

2012 160

Updates and Corrections

Animal Person

Little Black is in a large dog kennel, curled up in her litter box, going nowhere near her tasty, stinky canned food, and she will be returned tomorrow. Duffy really needs to be the only pet in the home or perhaps with a female dog (ask just in case--the implication was there). A less-than-thrilling update is that South Africa is still considering dog racing. First, Little Black and Big Tom , one more time. .

2009 100

Ruff Ride

4 The Love Of Animals

As you may have already guessed, it’s called Ruff Ride, and of course it features photos of dogs! Not only do you get to see some fun photos of dogs looking forlorn and cute, but they include lots of funny sayings about the economy. Though founded in humor, The Ruff Ride project has the underlying aim to increase awareness and empathy towards the many dogs directly impacted by this recession.

2010 116

Tips to reduce seperation anxiety.

4 The Love Of Animals

Paul is around dogs and their owner every single day, so he knows a thing or two about it. Consider in-home pet care versus boarding or kenneling. Pet expert Paul Mann, founder of Fetch! Pet Care , has sent us some tips to help our pets (and ourselves) reduce separation anxiety. The tips also provide a subtle reminder that sometimes it’s alright to leave Fido for a weekend-get-a-way or business trip. Tips to Reduce Separation Anxiety.

2010 109

Disaster Preparedness Plan May Save Your Pet’s Life

4 The Love Of Animals

Canned dog/cat food. - If you have large dogs, consider partially filling the bathtub as a water source. Some dog breeds (e.g. Contact animal shelters and kennels in your evacuation area. With June 1 marking the first day of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season, it’s crucial to raise awareness about the importance of planning for pets’ safety before it’s too late. VCA veterinarian Donna J.

2011 133

Best Friends Animal Society Helps You Protect Your Pets this Independence Day

4 The Love Of Animals

While humans are uttering “oohs” and “ahhs,” enjoying the 4th of July fireworks, many terrified dogs are digging under or jumping over fences, breaking tethers or even shattering windows in an attempt to escape from the frightening noises. Although it’s unclear why fireworks are more terrifying for some pets than others, Best Friends Animal Society veterinarian Dr. Michael Dix points out that loud noise that seem to come out of nowhere, can induce a fear response in many dogs. “If

2014 172

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

We have many great stories from all over the country where folks had given up on having any romance in their life until they met at AnimalAttraction—everyone says it is much easier to get to know someone with your dog on the date too! I was just contacted by a new couple who emailed me pictures of their wedding at the American Kennel Club where they tied the knot in the Best in Show ring.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: The real thrust of the American Kennel Club’s opposition to California Assembly Bill 1634 as stated in “ Should Most Pet Owners Be Required to Neuter Their Animals? ” (Editorial Observer, July 30) is not economic but rather that creating a one-size-fits-all law such as mandatory spay and neuter is not a workable, enforceable solution to reduce the diverse demographics of the state’s shelter population.

Five Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe on Halloween Day

4 The Love Of Animals

Paul Mann with dogs. Pet Care, the nation’s largest provider of professional pet sitting and dog walking services, has devoted his life to the safety and comfort of pets. Dogs and cats are creatures of habit and can easily become frightened, aggressive or agitated by the unaccustomed sights and sounds of costumed visitors. Pet Care, the largest and most reliable pet sitting and dog walking franchise in the United States.

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Michael Lockwood on Replaceability

Animal Ethics

Many families, especially ones with young children, find that dogs are an asset when they are still playful puppies (capable of keeping the children amused), but become an increasing liability as they grow into middle age, with an adult appetite but sans youthful allure. It is often inconvenient or even impossible to take the dog with them, whereas friends tend to resent the imposition, and kennels are expensive and unreliable.

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