You Can’t Judge a Dog by His Bark

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By Jacqui Dziak As potential adopters peruse the kennels looking for their forever friend, they are sometimes put off by a dog that is barking excessively or one cowering in the corner.  Many of PHS residents do not put their best paw forward at the shelter.  There is a lot of stimulation going on around them, and …

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Pee yew! What to do about smelly dog breath

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My dog, Oliver, has always loved giving kisses. He’s a very affectionate and loving old man, so when possible he’ll shower me with sloppy kisses. He’s easy, so of course he’ll shower just about anyone else too. Recently though, it’s gotten a little unbearable to be on the receiving end of his affection because his …

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Pets make great therapists: You should get one

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Every morning when I come to work, I walk through the kennels to say hello to the dogs. Every single one. I say, “Hello’ and “good morning!” I introduce myself to new residents and talk about the weather with some of our long-termers. I make the same rounds in the Critter House every afternoon before …

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