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Can You Tell The Difference?

Category: Breeds
The Shih Tzu is one of the most popular toy dogs of all time, and with good reason—this merry charmer is renowned as one of the most affectionate, family-friendly breeds. But what about the Shih Tzu’s lesser known cousin, the Lhasa Apso? more
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What is a Puppy Mill?

Category: Dog Life
The concept of a puppy mill may seem foreign. Something that horrible couldn’t possibly be happening where we live. But the Puppy Mill Project, a group dedicated to ending puppy mill cruelty, states that there are an estimated 10,000 puppy mills still open in the United States, and some of these are even licensed facilities. more
Do Dogs Grieve Over A Lost Loved One?

Do Dogs Grieve Over A Lost Loved One?

Category: Dog Life
I recently attended a lecture given by an eminent art historian about how the emotions of animals and humans have been depicted in artworks over the centuries. At one point in his talk he showed a photo of Sir Edwin Landseer's 1837 painting, “The Old Shepherd's Chief Mourner.” The central figure in this painting is a dog who rests his head on the simple wooden coffin of his human companion, the old shepherd of the painting's title. This scholar's comment was that this was one of the most perfect representations of grief in a dog. more
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Let It Snow!

Category: Dog Life
Cash submitted by Kathy Kleeberg Ocho submitted by Kim Fowler Vega submitted by Julia Morrow more
New Animal-Only Crowding Site Funds Pet Projects

New Animal-Only Crowding Site Funds Pet Projects

Category: Inspire
A new crowdfunding site solely dedicated to animal welfare projects is harnessing the power of social media to bring much-needed cash to worthy animal projects. PetFundr.com, the first “animal-only” crowdfunding site, supports all species, from family pets to farm animals. The initiative was created by pet blogger Darcy Wintonyk, who wanted to create a space to easily bring together animal lovers with worthy animal causes that need a hand financially to succeed. more

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Meet: Blaze