Monthly Archives: January 2016

Videos to Teach Safety Around Dogs: Are They Effective?

There are a number of videos that teach children how to be safe around dogs. The American Kennel Club’s video, “The Dog Listener” uses young actors to show children how to handle potentially dangerous situations with dogs including how to … Continue reading

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How To Know When It’s Time To Say Goodbye

In the last few months, I’ve watched several close friends as they’ve had to make some heart-breaking decisions about their older dogs. When it comes an older dog who is a beloved family member, making the decision that it is … Continue reading

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The Story of Truth and Mugs: Two Special CGC Dogs

Guest author: Kelley Fecteau (Rainbow Service Dogs) When I think of CGC dogs, the story of brother and sister littermates who have overcome tremendous odds always come to mind. Mugs and Truth had come to Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) … Continue reading

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Introducing Your Dog to a New Baby

Sometimes, compassionate people are so eager to help a dog in a shelter or rescue situation, they just don’t have on their thinking caps. The call yesterday was from a first-time mom with a new baby. Two weeks before her … Continue reading

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