Pets

Well: Turning Your Pet Into a Therapy Dog

This post was originally published on this site Photo Credit Paul Rogers It did not take long for me to recognize the therapeutic potential of Max, the hypoallergenic 5-month-old Havanese puppy I adopted in March 2014. He neither barked nor growled and seemed to like everyone, especially the many children that come up and down […]

Allergic to Dogs on a Flight? What Travelers Need to Know

This post was originally published on this site A passenger, and pet, checked in for a flight at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. February 26, 2016 In Transit By ELAINE GLUSAC A 7-year-old boy and his parents were asked to leave their Allegiant Air flight from Bellingham, Wash., to Phoenix last week after the boy […]

CJ, a German Shorthaired Pointer, Wins Best in Show at Westminster

This post was originally published on this site CJ, a German shorthaired pointer, being led by his handler after winning best in show. By RICHARD SANDOMIR February 16, 2016 As each of the seven competitors for best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog show on Tuesday approached Richard Meen, the judge, he told them, “Relax.” […]

Sports Briefing | Dog Show: Tops in Obedience

This post was originally published on this site Sports Briefing | Dog Show By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS February 16, 2016 Heart, a 3-year-old Labrador retriever, won the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show’s obedience competition with a display of deportment that included fetching a few heart-print pillows. Heart, whose owner and handler was Linda Brennan of Columbia, N.J., bested […]

Borzoi, Bulldog, German Shepherd and Shih Tzu Are Group Winners

This post was originally published on this site By RICHARD SANDOMIR February 16, 2016 The first night of judging at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show produced winners in four groups Monday at Madison Square Garden. A borzoi named Lucy was first among the hounds; Panda, a Shih Tzu, was named the top toy; Annabelle, a […]

Happy Tail: Pony prances into a couple’s life and heart

This post was originally published on this siteIlana Pinto grew up around dogs in Canada — running dog sleds and spending ample time at the nearby dog park — but she never had her own. When she and Eric Pinto got married, she knew it was time. “I’m old enough to be married; I’m old […]

5 Pet Safety Tips to Always Remember

This post was originally published on this site1. Keep Pet Food Bags Away From Dogs and Cats While your pet is probably excited to have what’s inside his bag of food, make sure you keep the opened bag in a place your pet can’t access, and dispose of it immediately once it’s empty. Doing so […]

Happy Tail: For this cat-loving couple, two is better than one

This post was originally published on this siteWhen Mathé and Jordan visited the PS9 Pet Store hosting cats from New York Animal Care and Control last December, they knew they wanted a cat, but two? They didn’t see that coming. To their own surprise, the couple left with two young kittens, and now they can’t […]

Happy Tail: Bella Is a Beautiful Addition

This post was originally published on this siteMonique Borrero had Princess, a Pug mix, for nine years when she decided to adopt Charlie, a Chihuahua mix. Charlie’s mother had been surrendered when she was pregnant, so Charlie had only known life in the shelter before his adoption, and he was happy in his new home, […]

Happy Tail: Scrappy gets a home and a best friend

This post was originally published on this siteWhen Emily Burke stepped into her room just before Christmas, she knew someone had been there, and it wasn’t Santa Claus. Cellophane wrappers from caramels littered the floor. The family dogs, Toto and Scrappy, looked innocent, except Scrappy was still chewing on one piece of candy, his tail […]

Happy Tail: Hitchcock has a new story

This post was originally published on this siteWhen 12-year-old Fonzie saunters into the room, you can be pretty sure that Hitchcock isn’t far behind. The two cats have bonded like brothers, and Hitch likes to keep up. Handsome aptly describes Hitch. Fonz had lost his best friend, 18-year-old Sneakers, several years ago. “Fonz seemed to […]

Happy Tail: Teaming up to do good work.

This post was originally published on this siteLisa Zidek and her husband are sitting on the couch, watching television, when they feel someone behind them, breathing on their necks. They aren’t alarmed. It’s just their dog, Buddy. He was about 4 months old when they adopted him. Now, just over a year later, “He has […]

Happy Tail: Rufio recovers and finds a home

This post was originally published on this siteTrevor had been looking for a puppy to adopt for some time, so on his day off, as he browsed on Petfinder, he really didn’t have high expectations of finding one. And then he saw a photo of a brindle-faced American-Staffordshire-Terrier mix that gazed right into Trevor’s eyes […]

Happy Tail: Life is more fun with Charlie

This post was originally published on this siteMari Grigaliunas was worried. She and her fiancé, Jeff Stachura, were about to meet an 8-month-old Australian Shepherd mix they had spotted on Petfinder, listed by All Herding Dog Breed Rescue in Joliet, Illinois. She’d been looking for the perfect match for some time and, when she saw […]

Happy Tail: A Bull Terrier is a big goofy love bug

This post was originally published on this siteKaitlin Wright was driving her boyfriend, Brent, crazy with all the Petfinder photos of adoptable dogs she was forwarding to him. “He was begging me to just pick one!” she says. Coach is part of a happy team. It was hard. Her beloved dog, Riley, of 14 years […]

Happy Tail: Opportunity was a click away

This post was originally published on this siteAn impending move from an apartment in New York to five acres of land in Tennessee was just the motivation Pia Hogue and her fiancé, Ryan Miller, needed to decide to adopt a third dog. Roo smiles broadly for a lift. Pia began searching on Petfinder, and after […]

Happy Tail: A couple fulfills a dream–and then some

This post was originally published on this siteCrystal and Chris Herndon dreamed of having a dog when they moved into their first place together. He had always had pets, but she had never had one. When she and Chris decided the time was right, Crystal began reading articles on Petfinder about adopting a pet before […]

Korean Jindo Dog

This post was originally published on this site Originating in South Korea, the Jindo exhibit unmatched loyalty. They are incredibly intelligent dogs with a knack for hunting, tricks, and even agility. They are fastidious and quiet indoors, making them great household pets and companions. The Jindo dog requires strong training, patience, and plenty of long […]

Cane Corso

This post was originally published on this site This old Italian dog breed was developed to guard property and hunt big game such as wild boar. He is powerful and athletic and is best suited to an experienced owner who has a large, securely fenced yard. Breed Characteristics: Adaptability Adapts Well to Apartment Living 1 […]

Swedish Vallhund

This post was originally published on this site True to his heritage as a working farm dog breed, the Swedish Vallhund is an intelligent and alert companion. He is an active dog who needs an equally active owner. Train him for dog sports or give him a job to do around the house, and you’ll […]

Xoloitzcuintli

This post was originally published on this site The Xoloitzcuintli dog breed, sometimes called the Mexican Hairless, may well have descended from the first dogs to set paw on the North American continent. In their native Mexico and Central America, they were popular “doctors,” the heat given off by their body being comforting to people […]

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

This post was originally published on this site The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is the older of the two Corgi dog breeds, with dogs of this type believed to have existed in Wales for more than 3,000 years. The Cardigan is distinguished by his long tail — like the sleeves of a cardigan sweater — and was […]

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

This post was originally published on this site Although he was created in 19th-century Britain to be a small, fast fighting dog, those days are long past. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog breed of today is a fine companion known for his courage, intelligence and love of children. Additional articles you will be interested in: […]

Berger Picard

This post was originally published on this site Also known as the Picardy Shepherd, the Berger Picard dog breed is thought to be the oldest of the French sheepdogs. His scruffy looks and lively intelligence have won him plenty of fans over the centuries, and more recently, they’re winning him movie roles. The Berger Picard […]

Barbet

This post was originally published on this site This woolly sporting dog breed is fun-loving and smart. He was bred for retrieving waterfowl for hunters — and has the webbed feet to prove it — but he’s also a talented agility competitor in his native France. Additional articles you will be interested in: AdoptionDog NamesBringing […]

Azawakh

This post was originally published on this site A dog breed named for the Azawakh Valley in the Sahara desert where he originated, this is a lean and swift hunter with a regal presence. He’s proud but loyal, and protective of his home and family. Additional articles you will be interested in: AdoptionDog NamesBringing Home […]

Norwegian Buhund

This post was originally published on this site Intelligent, independent, and eager to please, the Norwegian Buhund dog breed can handle all kinds of dog jobs and sports with ease. He needs lots of exercise and attention, and is a quick learner. Additional articles you will be interested in: AdoptionDog NamesBringing Home Your DogHelp with […]