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There are also tales of dogs who weren’t specially trained, but who turned out to have skills that helped their humans in unexpected ways!

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My human kept me in an enclosed porch because, let’s face it, I was crawling with fleas and pretty filthy. We dogs are wired by nature to be humans’ companions. After all, dogs have the longest history of co-habitation with humans of any animal.

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Save the Planet: Adopting a shelter pet not only saves a life, but it reduces demand for purebred animals, which are more likely to have medical problems due to genetic abnormalities. If you’re not willing to go through the trials of house-training a young puppy or kitten, opting for an older shelter animal is an easy option. Shift-It Tip: If you’re set on a purebred dog or cat, buy one from a rescue association instead of getting a pedigree from a breeder.

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From Today's New York Times

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There are puppies with puppy breath and slobbery kisses; young dogs with enthusiasm, devotion and intelligence; older dogs with patience, loyalty and wisdom. You can find purebreds, mixed breeds and designer dogs. When that happens, you’ll understand the bond between human and companion animal of which Mr. Phillips wrote. Cherishing her puppy days but also cherishing every moment we have together, and all the smiles and laughs because of her.