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Gertie Got a Job!

Gertie Got a Job!

When a dog comes a long way on her healing journey, it's quite fun to take note as she adds to her resume of fun. Such is the story of Gertie. We've told about her kayaking, her barn hunts, and her empathy as her main man heals from a couple surgeries (she won't leave...

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Oscar’s New Lease on Life

Oscar’s New Lease on Life

It started off with sadness. Oscar's person died, and most of the family remaining felt that at 15, he had only a little time left himself. One took him home, to give him comfort. It turned out she also gave him enough love to make life worth living. He bounced back,...

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February is Pet Dental Health Month

February is Pet Dental Health Month

If we have fuzzy teeth or some food stuck in between teeth, we have the luxury of a toothbrush and floss. But, what if we were physically unable brush our own teeth or to floss? What if we were entirely dependent on our caretakers for daily dental hygiene? Imagine...

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All Is Right Here

All Is Right Here

She was there, and then, she wasn’t. The only physical traces left behind were nose smudges on the patio window that looked somewhat like grease and several superficial scratches on my beloved hardwood floors that, to be honest, I was not thrilled to discover. For...

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“Dip Your Toes” Fostering

“Dip Your Toes” Fostering

Every now and then we need a very temporary foster home for a senior dog. It might be an “emergency pull” that helps us get a dog out of danger right away while we look for a longer-term foster home. It might be one of our fosters is going on vacation (yep! they get...

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When Minutes Save Lives

When Minutes Save Lives

If you haven’t thought about this before, the two minutes on this video might just save your dog’s life. It’s as simple as that. And if you HAVE thought about this before, that is definitely the first step in lifesaving!     https://youtu.be/6UYiSuUp8fw...

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

It's an age-old story. Girl meets boy. Girl falls in love with boy. Boy and girl go kayaking together ...   This is really a photo essay. It’s the story of a senior dog’s whole new life, a rescue, yes, but also an adventure not yet finished. Gertie had been...

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No Controversy: Why We Feed Grain-Free

No Controversy: Why We Feed Grain-Free

Last July, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was investigating a possible link between potatoes and legumes as major ingredients in dog food and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs. They released “preliminary information,” and as media outlets went...

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The Healing Power of a Squeaky Ball

The Healing Power of a Squeaky Ball

This is a story about love that may not be recognized at first glance. It is about a little dog named Josie who lost her main man, and then was surrendered to our rescue by his widow. In doing so, she chose a tough step that she felt was in Josie’s best interest. She...

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Honoring Hoover

Honoring Hoover

His presence always seemed larger than life. And if we have anything to say about it, his legacy will continue to change lives for a long time to come. Hoover lived most of his years with Don. When we met them, Don was 87, and Hoover was 10. Think about it: At age 77,...

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month – Yay!

February is National Pet Dental Health Month – Yay!

Special Note:  This month we are focusing on helping to cover the dental costs for our dogs we rescue. Meet Oreo and Trigger, two dogs we are helping to improve their dental health and learn how you can help by clicking here! Contributed by Dr. Emily Stein,...

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