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Tax Credit: Adopting Dogs and Cats May Result in a Tax Break

Tax Credit: Adopting Dogs and Cats May Result in a Tax Break

According to an article I read on the Best Friends Animal Society site, the Oregon legislature is considering a bill to give individuals who adopt a dog or cat from an animal shelter or rescue facility the opportunity to receive...

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Tally-ho! In’s and Out’s of Doxie Field Trials

Tally-ho! In’s and Out’s of Doxie Field Trials

Tally-ho! In the dictionary Tally-ho… is a largely British phrase, which originated from the activity of foxhunting, and other forms of hunting with hounds, shouted when a rider or follower sees the fox (or other quarry). In our Doxie Field Trials...

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PDX Pet Photographer Captures End of Life Moments

PDX Pet Photographer Captures End of Life Moments

Kristin Zabawa, a local PDX photographer, captures photography of humans and animals when they’re near the end of their life. These are precious moments.”Soul to soul” photo sessions are what she calls them on her crowdfunding page. The photos are...

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National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

One of the most important things when preparing for a disaster is to simply have a plan in place. For example, one of easiest things to do is to have a sticker in your window telling emergency crews how may...

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Senior Dogs: Bruiser’s 12th birthday at the beach

Senior Dogs: Bruiser’s 12th birthday at the beach

  Bruiser’s 12th birthday celebration was this past weekend on the coast. Out of our three beautiful dogs, I know Bruisy the best. He’s twelve years young and the longest relationship I’ve ever had with a four legged friend. We...

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Latest studies about dog and man

Latest studies about dog and man

The latest studies talk about the bond between man and dog — the strength of eye contact. Simple eye contact raises oxytocin levels. They did studies about gazing into your dog’s eyes for 30 minutes and the resulting impact that...

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Nosework with Sherman…and Walter

Nosework with Sherman…and Walter

A few weeks ago, both Sherman and Walter participated in Washington’s first Element Specialty Trial. You can find more here: http://www.nacsw.net/trial-calendar-information/element-specialty-trials. These just became a reality this past April. I love them as they only take half a day –...

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Happy Mom’s Day: love the hounds

Happy Mom’s Day: love the hounds

Happy Mother’s Day to all the hound Moms (and real human Moms). Every Mom should be celebrated today for their hard work. Another Mary Oliver poem because it just happened in my household: “Please, please, I think I haven’t eaten...

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Poet Mary Oliver: her book “Dog Songs”

Poet Mary Oliver: her book “Dog Songs”

This poem warms my heart. It’s from Mary Oliver’s latest book, “Dog Songs”. It’s about a rescue dog, so I dedicate this to Sherman and Bruiser. My two rescue dogs. BENAJAMIN, WHO CAME FROM WHO KNOWS WHERE What Shall I...

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Indigo Rescue: Comedy Relief Concert

Indigo Rescue: Comedy Relief Concert

I’m on the board of Indigo Rescue and there is a benefit concert coming up in June that I want to make sure everyone knows about! I just drafted this press release about the show — spread the word! This...

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