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Advance preparation is urged for rescuers who want to travel into a disaster zone to help. That means getting on the responders’ list before disaster strikes. Rescuers at this week’s DART workshop in Everett were encouraged to attend training sessions, and lots of them.

Untrained rescuers can become a liability. If a calamity occurs, resources must be devoted to rescuing the rescuer. Some people are more concerned about saving animals than preserving their own lives. To them, Tim Read more...
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Animal rescuers without disaster kits and exit plans for their own homes won’t be any use in the field if a crisis happens in their local area. They’ll be too busy saving themselves, and their own pets and family members. That’s just one of the many lessons communicated at this week’s training for the Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) in Washington State.

The national DART, which is operated through Humane Society of United States (HSUS), has Read more...
October 11, 2008 by Karin
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Mr. Big is ready to rumble in an adjustable, waterproof vest with pockets for treats and baggies. Zips up the back for easy on-off and reflective piping for late-night walks.

Comes in mesh or fleece lining, and always breathable, from $80. beaniesandbelvedere.com

October 10, 2008 by Karin
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Esther plans to hit up the toga party at Delta Omega Gamma tonight! Paw-ty on, dude!

Black tee part of Fab Dog's Delta Omega Gamma - DOG - collection, $28. fabdog.com

October 9, 2008 by Karin
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Comfy in her cotton backpack, Rose can carry her own toys to the park for an afternoon of fetch.

Velcro and drawstring backpack with roomy storage pouch. foufoudog.com

October 7, 2008 by Karin
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Kaya's California cool in her electric blue and sunshine orange-spotted collar and lead set by Gwen Gear, San Fransisco. Who wants to hit the waves?

Dolores Blue Dog Collar, $33 and matching lead, $38. gwengear.com

October 7, 2008 by Connie Wilson

 

One of the most anticipated pet industry trade shows of the year is the HH Backer Christmas show held for three days every October in the windy city of Chicago.  With two floors chock-full of exhibitors representing everything from the latest in pet food products to just-off-the-runway pet attire, you really have to hustle to take it all in. As usual, we've sourced the best and most interesting products which

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October 6, 2008 by Karin
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Rose is all dressed up with somewhere to go - a Fall weekend getaway to the country!

A smart bucket hat in Collegiate plaid by Barking Baby, $36. barkingbaby.com 

Cozy in a hand knit SoHo Cable sweater by Style Hounds. stylehoundshandknits.com

October 6, 2008 by Connie Wilson
 

An important part of Modern Dog's mandate is to support the efforts of those who devote time and money helping animals in need. We uphold this mandate through donations, participation and publicity. For instance, we created the Modern Dog Donation Program to help rescue organizations raise funds; through sponsorships we get involved in rescue events throughout North America; and, in each issue of Modern Dog we shine the spotlight on rescue-minded individuals or organizations, bringing

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October 3, 2008 by Karin
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Sherlock "Esther" Holmes tracks down treats in her cashmere plaid coat by Dolores Piscotta.

Taffeta lining and buttons for adjustability, $79. Matching cashmere scarf for humans available! dolorespiscotta.com

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