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Dog Love (A Post for Valentine’s Day)

When I was a researcher, something I was sensitive to were complaints from the general public that their tax dollars were being wasted on silly research projects. Then I’d hear a litany of those which did, at least superficially, seem useless in that they seemed to only verify the obvious. But, and here’s the big […]

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Tightening the Leash on Fake Service Dogs

Having a service dog is a privilege, but it comes with the not so great benefit of a disability serious enough to warrant the need for such a dog. Unfortunately, like those who use a handicap sign for parking when they are perfectly able to walk, more and more people are claiming their precious pooch […]

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How NOT to greet a service dog.

What is the correct way to greet a service dog — or any dog for that matter. Here are the “dos & don’ts.”

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Happy Holidays to You!

Annual Gift Round-Up for your Service Dog (or Pet Pooch)

Our annual round-up of the affordable AND (If you have to ask you can’t afford it) ridiculously expensive gifts for your service dog or canine fur-friend.

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Keeping Fido Happy and Healthy During the Colder Months

Bernie-the-Boxer shares some canine wisdom to help your service or pet dog stay warm, safe and healthy during the cold winter months.

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Photo Credit: Gloria Yarina

Giving Thanks To All Our Dog Heroes

Thanksgiving: A time to remember and give thanks. The dogs in these stories, who have saved numerous lives, remind us to be grateful. To them, and to all the canines in our world, whether they be highly-trained service dogs or just the excitable puppy dashing about our feet we give thanks.

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Happy Halloween (boo!)

Do service dogs have fun? You bet they do! Here’s some in their Halloween finery, with other dogs in their fancy costumes. Enjoy and . . . don’t be scared!

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Deserting Your Dog in a Disaster

Disasters bring out the best — and worst of human behavior. This post describes how deserting your dog, cat or other pet could result in being charged with a felony. Also included: links to review legitimate charities to help both people and animals in need.

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Book Review: Unsaid

Dog Book Review: “Unsaid,” by Neil Abramson.

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Dog Ownership: An Infographic

Owning a dog brings joys, possibilities and responsibilities. This clever infographic from Clippers Ireland captures it all.

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