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When I meet a person who is determined to breed their companion animal, I’ll speak until I’m blue in the face trying to talk them out of it. Sometimes I’m successful, other times I’m not. The last words I usually leave them with are, “I wish you could spend one day with me, and see what I see. I’m certain you would change your mind.”

Citizens are consistently stunned when they witness the scope of the overpopulation crisis with their own eyes.

I invite people to

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November 1, 2008 by Karin
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On her travels through Spain, Esther tried her paw at bullfighting and discovered she has the heart of a Matador.

Bullfighter costume, XS-L, $26. bitchnewyork.com

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2008 by Karin
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...a pirate's life for me. Mr. Big does his best Johnny Depp impression. Drink up, me hearties!

Choose from a variety of costumes, including lady pirate at barkingbabies.com

October 31, 2008 by Connie Wilson

            
Wondering what to be for Hallowe'en? If you want to have your costume co-ordinate with your dog's, check out Leg Avenue. They're known for their well-made and adventurous (think riské) costumes and now they've launched a line of matching pet costumes, too. I recently watched a runway fashion show that featured some of their quite amazing human/dog costumes. From Heidi look-alikes, to Dorothy duos, they were matched in every detail. So I decided to go to the

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October 30, 2008 by Karin
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Rose holds court as the passionate Marie Antoinette. Watch out Kirsten, we've got a starlet on our hands.

Lady Marie costume, XS-L, $24 at bitchnewyork.com. Wiggles Doll Face wig, $35.95 - $42.95 at wigglesdogwigs.com.

October 29, 2008 by Karin
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Eau de Kaya; Roses, but of course! Pepe Le Pew would be proud.

Skunk costume, $19.99 from Fetch: A Dog's Dog Store.

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I’ve rescued animals for long enough to know that when you happen upon somebody standing on the road forlornly clutching a leash at one end and no dog attached on the other, it’s time to take action.

I was on my way for an evening out when I spotted the woman, and pulled my car over to speak her. She explained that she was pet sitting a Jack Russell for a friend. While taking him for a walk, he bolted unexpectedly into the woods lining one side of the street, hot on the scent of Read more...
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Imagine my surprise when I spotted this Golden Retriever wandering around the grand, opulent lobby of the historical Fairmont Hotel Vancouver as I was checking out.

Concerned, I headed straight over to her. Because of her green service dog-style vest, I thought she must have wandered away from a blind person. When I inquired about her to a staff member, he laughed and told me, “No, that’s Mavis! She lives here.”

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I nearly fell on the floor laughing when I saw this cake at a benefit to save the animals on Saturday night. I am giggling just looking at the photo. As if the cake wasn’t funny enough, the creative baker used an actual litter box and a scoop to top off the presentation. In a room full of animal lovers, it was a real crowd-pleaser.

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October 27, 2008 by Karin
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Rose, Esther and Mr. Big create their own pumpkin patch of the cute n' fuzzy variety.

DOGO pumpkin hat, adjustable velcro closure. $12, barkingbabies.com. See more DOGO at dogodesign.com

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