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How to Apartment-Train Your Dog

How to Apartment-Train Your Dog

ZOOTOO  Wed, Jul 2

NICCOLE SCHRECK -  RENT.COM   Living in an apartment with your dog poses a unique set of obstacles to overcome: the sounds of people passing by your door, other dogs in the building and potty training without a backyard. Despite this, 58% of pet-owning renters own a dog, according to a recent Rent.com survey. But don’t worry--training your pup to live (and behave) in your apartment is entirely possible! Foot Traffic When you live in an apartment building, your ...

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Happy Tail: Nina has the "right stuff" for agility

Happy Tail:  Nina has the "right stuff" for agility

ZOOTOO  Tue, Jul 1

Benah Stiewing, 16, of Baltimore competes and trains in dog agility. She had been working with her toy poodle , Kodi, for several years, but the dog didn’t seem to enjoy it. “And he’s pretty slow,” Benah says. So she and her mom turned to Petfinder to search for a new agility partner for Benah. Nina shows off her talent for agility. Though Border Collies are the masters of the sport, Benah wasn’t sure she was ready for that breed’s “endless ...

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Happy Tail: Missing leg doesn't stop Finn

Happy Tail: Missing leg doesn't stop Finn

ZOOTOO  Tue, Jun 24

Before Finn was a year old, the hound mix was the victim of a hit-and-run driver and was left by the side of the road to die. Someone rescued him and took him to a veterinarian, who treated him. Unfortunately, one of his back legs had to be amputated. No one claimed the dog, so the vet put his story on social media, where Melissa from Missions of Mercy , an animal rescue group in Hanover, PA, saw the post, contacted the vet and agreed to find Finn a home. She put his story on Petfinder . ...

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Happy Tail: Border Collie is art smart

Happy Tail: Border Collie is art smart

ZOOTOO  Thu, Jun 19

Brody is an artist, but he’s no longer starving, though once he might have been when he was a stray dog on a downward spiral. His life changed when Manatee Animal Services in Palmetto, FL, picked him up and turned him over to Skyway Border Collie Rescue .  They posted his photo and description on Petfinder , where Lisa Morrissey of Hudson, FL, first saw him. “He had this little tilt in his head, his ears were perked up, and I thought he looked like the coolest dog in the ...

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Go the Distance with Dog Sports!

Go the Distance with Dog Sports!

ZOOTOO  Wed, Jun 18

Looking for a fun way to entertain your high-energy pooch? Or maybe your shy dog needs a confidence booster? Just like humans, our canine friends need exercise and enrichment, and dog sports are a fulfilling way to get both! Dog sports are structured activities that harness your pup's natural abilities into a task or series of tasks. You as the handler work on training her to complete these tasks and help to guide her through the course. Just like human sports, these activities can be part ...

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Happy Tail: Blind dog gets help from her family

Happy Tail: Blind dog gets help from her family

ZOOTOO  Tue, Jun 17

The odds of an 8-year-old blind Collie mix getting adopted didn’t seem great. But the folks at Hope Pet Rescue in Barrington, IL, listed her on Petfinder and, as their name suggests, they always have hope. It wasn’t in vain. Mary Siarkiewicz and her husband, Jim Czerwinski, who live in Mt. Prospect, IL, are not fazed by special needs pets. Though they have Corky, a Corgi they took in when Mary’s aunt passed away, and Fezzik, a black Labrador Retriever who came to ...

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Holistic Summer Guide for Happy Cats

Holistic Summer Guide for Happy Cats

ZOOTOO  Tue, Jun 17

It's summertime and the living isn't always easy for cats. Summer is the time for sun, fun, vacations and outdoor activities from gardening, sports, picnics, BBQs, vacations to beach days. School is out: families spend more time together but often spend less time with their cats. While humans are enjoying more outdoor fun, cats being creatures of habit, miss their humans and their usual routine. Photo Credit: Layla Morgan Behavioral issues are more likely to crop up when routines are ...

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Happy Tail: "Ugly duckling" Pit Bull turns into "swan"

Happy Tail: "Ugly duckling" Pit Bull turns into "swan"

ZOOTOO  Fri, Jun 13

How could someone abandon a mama dog and her pups in the dead of winter? Kelsey Masso wondered. That’s what had happened to Dublin, her mom and sibling. Fortunately, North Haven Animal Control in Connecticut came to their rescue. When Kelsey, who lives in Rhode Island, saw Dublin’s listing on Petfinder , she couldn’t ignore it. She hopped in her car and set out to bring the baby home. Dublin’s look says, “Let’s play.” The cost of gasoline ...

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Moving On

Moving On

ZOOTOO  Thu, Jun 12

By: Kirstyn Northrop   Almost a year ago, I wrote an article about a senior poodle that I brought in. I named him Spike. Spike was a fifteen year old boy. He was vision impaired and hearing impaired when I brought him in. In time, we would discover that he had gone into heart failure and would soon become totally blind and deaf. Still, his nose worked well enough that he could sense where I was and he followed me everywhere. Spike was by far the bossiest of all my dogs and told my ...

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The Accidental Cat Hotel

The Accidental Cat Hotel

ZOOTOO  Wed, Jun 11

For twenty years, my wife and I have lived in the desert, in a hilly region north of Tucson, with an abundance of wildlife surrounding us. Due to my wife's allergies to dogs and cats, we had never sought to be pet owners, but one day, that decision was made for us. While cleaning out my garage one day, I discovered a fuzzy, jet black cat hiding behind some plywood. My first thought was that she might be a neighbor's cat spending a sleepy day away from home, but it quickly became apparent ...

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