2016

Finding Shelter

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Finding Shelter is an amazing documentary about an English family who found themselves unexpectedly rescuing street animals in Bulgaria. The film shares how the family has shared love and compassion for the homeless animals in their town. It’s not just … Continue reading → The post Finding Shelter appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs people helping animals

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I started this blog 13 years ago today. There have been 310,008 visits, which is an average of 23,846.7 visits per year, 457.0 visits per week, and 65.2 visits per day (taking leap years into account). Here is the first post, on 28 November 2003

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Tennile + SPOT have given Trevor a new meaning to “lifesaving”

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Trevor Thomas has always had a passion for extreme sports, ranging from backcountry skiing to racing cars. Then suddenly, his entire world changed at age 35 when he learned that he had a rare autoimmune disease with no cure, leaving … Continue reading → The post Tennile + SPOT have given Trevor a new meaning to “lifesaving” appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs pet stories

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Top 5 Tips on How To Take Care of Your Dog

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Having a dog is one of the most exciting and profound experiences anyone can have in their life. Dogs are the most devoted companions, and they accept you for who you are, and they do not care about your faults … Continue reading → The post Top 5 Tips on How To Take Care of Your Dog appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs guest post

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Giveaway: a perfect stocking stuffer for pet owners!

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We joke all the time about how an outfit isn’t complete without a bit of dog or cat hair on it. If there is one thing all pet parents know, it’s that sometimes our furry friends leave behind hairs on … Continue reading → The post Giveaway: a perfect stocking stuffer for pet owners! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. giveaways reviews

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Football Foods Pets Should Stay Away From

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Football fare is nearly irresistible for dogs — especially when sitting at eye-level on the coffee table— but even cats can grab a piece of the action. Unfortunately, furry fans who intercept game day grub are likely to catch more … Continue reading → The post Football Foods Pets Should Stay Away From appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs pet care

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Give your pet a healthy hug!

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This post and FitBit giveaway is sponsored by Purina. As always, 4 The Love Of Animals only shares information we feel our readers would enjoy. More than half of all dogs and cats in the United States are considered to … Continue reading → The post Give your pet a healthy hug! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs pet care

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Dogs in hot cars

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Every summer animal agencies are inundated with calls from concerned citizens alerting us to dogs that have been left or locked in hot cars. It can take less than six minutes for a dog to suffer extreme heat exhaustion and … Continue reading → The post Dogs in hot cars appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

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BOBS for Dogs & Best Friends Animal Society

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This is fun news!BOBS BOBS from Skechers has created five styles of a limited collection to benefit Best Friends Animal Society. The collection – featuring fun prints of dogs, cats and the Best Friends logo – commemorates Skechers multi-year partnership with … Continue reading → The post BOBS for Dogs & Best Friends Animal Society appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

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Pet Safety 101: Poisonous Plants and Flowers

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ProFlowers, an FTD company, created this helpful graphic. With summer in full bloom, they rounded up a list of 199 common flowers and plants that are poisonous for pets, so you can be sure your furry friend is safe all. The post Pet Safety 101: Poisonous Plants and Flowers appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs pet care

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6 Hacks to Help Pets Beat the Heat

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Petplan veterinarians share simple tricks to keep hot dogs (and cats) cool. As summer temperatures soar, so do incidents of heat-related health risks for pets. Are pets prepared to beat the heat? According to Petplan pet insurance, the answer may … Continue reading → The post 6 Hacks to Help Pets Beat the Heat appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs

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Today is Puppy Mill Awareness Day

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September 19th is Puppy Mill Awareness Day. We think this is an important cause, and one that is dear to our hearts as we watched our Maltese, Baby, suffer from issues her entire life due to being a puppy mill … Continue reading → The post Today is Puppy Mill Awareness Day appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs people helping animals

How to Keep Your Dog Happy While You’re at Work

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Dogs are naturally sociable animals. Being left on their own all day is quite an unnatural (and boring) experience for many dogs. As a result, dogs left alone all day tend to get themselves into mischief as a source of … Continue reading → The post How to Keep Your Dog Happy While You’re at Work appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs guest post

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Second Chances

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Second Chances A battered pick-up truck rattles up to the curb of a neglected house. The vacant property’s lawn is infused with crab-grass, clover and dandelions. Wispy white puffs of dandelion tufts drift above the yard resembling tiny wayward ghosts. … Continue reading → The post Second Chances appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. guest post pet stories

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The Grey-Hairs: Growing Old with Pets

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Guest author Katie Kapro holds her MFA in nonfiction writing. When walking around town, she often finds herself talking to more dogs than people. Binkie cringes when I call her dog Mick Jagger. Mickey,” she corrects. His name is Mickey.” … Continue reading → The post The Grey-Hairs: Growing Old with Pets appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. guest post pet care

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Russian Tortoise

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One of the most popular breed in tortoise domestication is the Russian tortoise, also go by several other names like – Horsefield tortoise or Steppe tortoise etc. They are usually found in dry climates – like deserts and grassland areas … Continue reading → The post Russian Tortoise appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. pet care

22 Ways Cats Make People Happier And Healthier

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Cats makes us healthier and happier, no jokes. This is backed by research and science on many levels. Wondering just how beneficial they are? Read on! Research has shown that cat owner’s show less signs of loneliness, feel less depressed … Continue reading → The post 22 Ways Cats Make People Happier And Healthier appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Pound For Pound: A Story of One Woman’s Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life

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We always love it when we get a chance to read about how dogs help people, and the book Pound For Pound: A Story of One Woman’s Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life certainly fits … Continue reading → The post Pound For Pound: A Story of One Woman’s Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. books

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Can Puppies Fix Boredom? #PowerofPuppies

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SoulPancake has teamed with Puppy Chow to release their new #PowerofPuppies video and help raise pet food donations for shelter dogs in need. For each video view, Purina will donate one pound of Puppy Chow Natural to Rescue Bank (up … Continue reading → The post Can Puppies Fix Boredom? PowerofPuppies appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cute animals cute of the day cute video people helping animals

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Smooches for Pooches campaigns help shelter pets find true love!

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‘Picture Me @ Home’ provides animal shelters with turnkey marketing campaigns to help increase adoptions, community support and donations in February! And just look at how cute these pets are! Who wouldn’t fall in love with them?! Animal shelters need … Continue reading → The post Smooches for Pooches campaigns help shelter pets find true love! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs people helping animals

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The Economics of Pets

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We all love our furry friends, and of course we pamper them every chance we get! Do you know how much we are projected to spend on our furry friends this year? Quiet a lot! Good planning for pet needs … Continue reading → The post The Economics of Pets appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

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Cast your vote for military pets!

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This post is sponsored by Purina. As always, 4 the Love of Animals only shares content we feel our readers will enjoy. Two amazing charities, one big donation! Who will win? Well, both of them will, but it’s up to … Continue reading → The post Cast your vote for military pets! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

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5 Most Important Things to Know As A First-Time Dog Owner

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Who doesn’t love a companion that is sweet, loving, caring, protective, and totally cuddle-worthy? Well, for most of us, the ideal pet companion is a dog that is also dubbed as a man’s best buddy and we couldn’t agree more. … Continue reading → The post 5 Most Important Things to Know As A First-Time Dog Owner appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs guest post

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What You Need To Know As a New Dog Parent

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Getting a dog home may be the first step in becoming a dog parent, but it definitely isn’t the last. There are several things that need to be taken into consideration before you even think of getting a dog home. … Continue reading → The post What You Need To Know As a New Dog Parent appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Petfinder turns 20! #MetOnPetfinder

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This post is sponsored by Purina. As always, our thoughts are our own. Happy 20th anniversary Petfinder! One of our favorite websites, Petfinder has helped facilitate more than 25 million pet adoptions through its shelter and rescue member organizations. Anyone … Continue reading → The post Petfinder turns 20! MetOnPetfinder appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs people helping animals

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Shop With Your Heart

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We are excited to share this new iniative from the ASPCA on behalf of farm animals. The Shop With Your Heart initiative gives consumers the resources to recognize, locate and demand meaningfully welfare-certified meat, eggs and dairy products as well … Continue reading → The post Shop With Your Heart appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. people helping animals

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Surf session brings joy to children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

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Surf Dog Ricochet breaks barriers by surfing with severely disabled 3 year old girl who has tracheostomy/breathing tube on board. Surf session brings joy to children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Ricochet has been creating unique surfing experiences that empower … Continue reading → The post Surf session brings joy to children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs people helping animals

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Wiener dog lovers, we have a giveaway for you!

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WIENER DOG INTERNATIONALS hits the screen and brings fun for the entire family. We have two copies to giveaway to two lucky winners! The Action-Packed Epic Adventure Arrives on Digital HD, DVD and On Demand Available February 16 Join Shelly, … Continue reading → The post Wiener dog lovers, we have a giveaway for you! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. giveaways movies

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KITTEN BOWL III

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Are you ready for some cuteness?! KITTEN BOWL III is on Su-purr bowl Sunday, Feb 7th at 12 PM ET/PT, 11C only on the Hallmark Channel. The highly anticipated four-legged game is hosted by Beth Stern with play-by-play announcers John … Continue reading → The post KITTEN BOWL III appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats cute animals cute video dogs people helping animals tv

#PawsInLove giveaway and blog hop

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Valentine’s day is coming soon, and what better way to show your furry Valentine how much you care than to spoil them with a shopping spree at PetSmart! We have a $25 gift card to giveaway to one lucky reader … Continue reading → The post #PawsInLove giveaway and blog hop appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. giveaways

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