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Wu Wu

Wu Wu

ZOOTOO  Tue, Jun 10

By Eric Gillaspy CPDT-KA   She had me at her first “wu wu.” No….really….. I mean it. Making her "wu-wu" noise was one of the first things we taught her. Lulu is a very vocal dog. Evidently, she has been that way since birth and since, I’ve just encouraged it. She makes the most hilarious sounds I think I’ve ever heard. She howls, growls, snarks,snorts, and just plain barks a lot. I knew I had to do something about this behavior so, I named it. ...

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Happy Tail: This former stray is a Canine Good Citizen

Happy Tail: This former stray is a Canine Good Citizen

ZOOTOO  Fri, Jun 6

Over the past 12 years, Cara Fusinato, Squaw Valley, CA, has adopted five dogs after seeing them on Petfinder . Several of these were her assistance dogs when she suffered from seizures. The last of these, Shay , retired after Cara had a vagal nerve stimulator implanted and the seizures were brought under control. Shay continues to be her constant companion and, she says, he undoubtedly still considers he is working. “He keeps an eye on me always.” Lady Melody Rose has ...

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What is the best apartment-friendly pet furniture?

What is the best apartment-friendly pet furniture?

ZOOTOO  Thu, Jun 5

NICCOLE SCHRECK -  RENT.COM   Once you have found the perfect new home for you and your furry friend, you'll want to make it as comfortable as possible. According to a Rent.com survey, 12% of renters have actually moved into another apartment because their pet was unhappy in their original home. So even if your dog isn't a King Charles Spaniel, he or she should still feel like royalty! Here are some important things to consider when you're buying pet furniture for your ...

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Famous Internet Cat Uses Celebrity to Help Pets in Need

Famous Internet Cat Uses Celebrity to Help Pets in Need

ZOOTOO  Tue, Jun 3

Grumpy Cat®, Maru... it seems like you can't get online these days without seeing another cat rise to internet stardom. While cat pictures and videos provide hours of entertainment for all, one internet celebri-cat is using her fame to help other cats (and dogs!) while they wait to find their forever homes. Meet Princess Monster Truck , a black Persian cat with an unforgettable face and attitude to match: Princess Monster Truck was found wandering, matted and hungry, by two artists ...

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Happy Tail: A family welcomes an old blind Pekingese

Happy Tail: A family welcomes an old blind Pekingese

ZOOTOO  Tue, Jun 3

There was no shortage of pets in the Begany household. The Trumansburg, NY, family had cats and, after the loss of their beloved old dog to cancer, they had adopted a young Rottweiler. But Beth Begany was missing an “older, wiser” dog. She began looking on Petfinder for a senior dog, one who stood less chance of finding a forever home. “Then one day I saw her — an older, blind and deaf Pekingese who had been abandoned by her previous owners during Hurricane ...

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Romeo's Multitasking Wake up Tactic

Romeo's Multitasking Wake up Tactic

ZOOTOO  Tue, Jun 3

Practicing Yoga prepares me for mornings like these. Early this morning, I ran through the big bedroom at high speed and jumped up on the bed, landing on male staff member's pillow. As he is not typically my fastest way to food, I walked past him (brushing tail across his face, of course) to the female staff member's sleeping head. I Meowed. And meowed. And MEOWED. No response (shocker) so I sat down to think. Then I suddenly realized my left leg needed a bit of grooming so I got to ...

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Happy Tail: Special-needs Schnauzer has zest for life

Happy Tail: Special-needs Schnauzer has zest for life

ZOOTOO  Fri, May 30

Watch out! A running raccoon is loose in the Rounces’ living room. Oops! No, it’s just Theodore, the family’s adopted Miniature Schnauzer , who is over 14 years old, is deaf and almost blind. The family loves to see him romp so cheerfully, but they also cringe for fear he will run into the coffee table. Theodore's special needs are mitigated by his family's loving care and concern. The family adopted him from Alger County Animal Shelter in Munising, MI, after ...

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Pit Bull Parent: Squirrel Patrol

Pit Bull Parent: Squirrel Patrol

ZOOTOO  Thu, May 29

My dogs are in no way, shape or form guard dogs. We have people over often and they have become accustomed to people coming and going. We also foster often and new animals coming into the house are no longer anything exciting. Nope, guard dogs, they are not, unless you're a squirrel. We don't live in a heavily wooded area. In fact, we don't have any trees in our yard at all. We do have 3 trees just outside of the fence line, though and they have become a congregation spot for local squirrels. ...

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How Much is Too Much to Spend on a Pet Deposit?

How Much is Too Much to Spend on a Pet Deposit?

ZOOTOO  Wed, May 28

Niccole Schreck – Rent.com   Moving with a pet can be coupled with unexpected expenses and roadblocks. According to a Rent.com survey of 500 U.S. renters with pets, almost half of respondents (48 percent) said that the biggest concern of moving with their feline or pup was the pet deposit. Some landlords are leery of tenants with pets, so they require a pet deposit on top of your security deposit, just in case your pet causes damages while you're living in your new home. ...

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Happy Tail: Who's assisting whom?

Happy Tail: Who's assisting whom?

ZOOTOO  Tue, May 27

Dixie, a Beagle / Doberman Pinscher mix, was on the short list for euthanasia at an underfunded, overcrowded shelter when Lucky Dog Animal Rescue of Washington, DC, whisked her away to a foster home, thus saving her. Meanwhile, Lorie Foster was having her own crisis. Her 7-year-old assistance dog had passed away from cancer, and the partially disabled woman was finding it difficult to manage without the dog’s help. Lorie and Dixie make a good team, no matter who’s doing ...

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