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  • Small But Mighty Dachshund Has A Passion For Big Sticks
    Bosco the Dachshund’s motto is “bark softly and carry a big stick!” The London-based pooch has a passion for sticks, but not just any stick will do. Bosco prefers massive branches and chunks of wood several times his own size. Most folks he encounters on his daily walks find his habit amusing, but there are times when it gets him into trouble.
    Photo via Instagram @BoscoAndHisBigStickAccording to his mom, Ana-Luccia Iannucci Rodriguez, Bosco often blocks the path of other park-goers with his massive slabs of lumber. You see, Bosco isn’t into chewing sticks, he’s into carrying them everywhere he goes. As his tail whips with delight, he marches along walking paths with about three feet of stick “sticking” out on each side! Even when he nearly trips a jogger or knocks a child off a scooter, They find it hard to be angry with Bosco. “People are amazed that such a little dog is so strong and ambitious,” Anna Luccia tells Metro UK. “He is such a character that people can’t help but warm to him.”
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    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-04-02
  • Man Teaches His Dog To Drive During High-Speed Chase
    A 1996 Buick was spotted speeding in Washington. Not only that, but the car was driving recklessly, and it hit two other cars along the way. Multiple people called 911 because of how dangerously the car was moving. The car reached speeds up to 109 miles per hour, and it didn’t look like it would be stopping any time soon. So, the Washington State Patrol jumped into action, ready to put an end to this chaos. The result of the chase was far from what they expected though.
    Image: Screenshot, komonews.comThe High-Speed Chase The officers tried their best to track down this insane driver. They followed him down the freeway and even tried to corner him, but the car just kept speeding past. “He was driving very erratically. So erratically that multiple people called 911,” said trooper Heather Axtman.
    Image: Screenshot, komonews.comTo better avoid the troopers, the driver drove off onto the Centennial trail, a trail meant only for pedestrians and bikes. The trail is usually very busy, but the car continued on with a high speed anyway. Luckily, no one was hurt on that trail. “The fact that there wasn’t anybody on the trail is nothing ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-04-02
  • Loyal Dog Protects Missing 4-Year-Old For 2 Days
    4-year-old Evelyn Sides, who goes by Vadie, was lost in the woods in Alabama after wandering away from her nanny. She hadn’t realized how far she’d ran until it was too late. Nothing looked familiar and her nanny was nowhere to be found. Luckily, Vadie had someone by her side to keep her company. Her hound dog Lucy had followed her, determined to keep her away from danger. Vadie and Lucy were lost for at least two days, but the brave dog did everything she could to protect her human. Thanks to Lucy, Vadie stayed safe throughout the entire adventure.
    Image: @LeeCountySheriffsOfficeInvestigationsPage/FacebookThe Search for Vadie Law enforcement began the search immediately, and many kind volunteers stepped forward to help. They were told to keep an eye out for a girl that is “3′ tall and weighs 40 pounds. She has red hair and was wearing a blue print dress with green flower patterns. She may be accompanied by a hound dog, reddish in color with a collar.” Vadie and her nanny had been walking Lucy when Vadie ran off. Her nanny said that she just seemed to disappear. However, Lucy was quick to make sure Vadie wasn’t alone.
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    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-04-02
  • Dachshund Sprains Tail Wagging It Too Much During Parent’s Quarantine
    Dogs around the world are absolutely giddy to the fact that quarantine orders are causing their favorite humans to spend most of their time at home. While we’re all loving the current state of happiness our dogs are in, one pup may have hit his limit with tail wags due to the excitement. An adorable dachshund named Rolo is overflowing with happiness at the opportunity to spend each hour of the day with his fur mom. While this constant companionship was causing him to be in a permanent state of tail wagging, his fur mom Emma noticed that something was a bit off.
    Rolo.thehotdog/InstaOne morning she noticed that her dog’s tail that is normally standing upright had begun to sag. Even when Rolo would wag his tail, it’s as if he couldn’t lift it properly and was experiencing some discomfort. Emma knew it was time to visit her local vet, and she couldn’t believe the diagnosis that Rolo would receive. “So my dog has been so happy that everyone is home for quarantine, that his tail has stopped working. So we went to the vet and the vet said ‘he had sprained his tail from excessively wagging it.’ ” – ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-04-02
  • Make This Sweet Peeps Dog Recipe While You’re Stuck at Home
    The post Make This Sweet Peeps Dog Recipe While You’re Stuck at Home by Samantha Meyers appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Springtime conjures up the image of colored eggs and bunnies — or, if you have a sweet tooth, Easter candy. One of my all-time favorites growing up was Peeps — those delightful, sugar-coated, marshmallow bunnies and chicks in amazingly neon colors. While these are clearly not dog treats, I wanted something equally memorable for my pups. And so these peep-inspired dog treats were born. You can find licensed Peeps cookie cutters or silicone molds, or use any cutter or mold to shape these adorable peep treats Ingredients: 1/3 cup coconut oil 3 tablespoons peanut butter (without xylitol) ½ teaspoon cinnamon 2½ cups rolled oats 1/3 cup unsweetened, finely shredded coconut You can also use ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-03-31
  • What to do if Your Dog Needs Vet Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    The post What to do if Your Dog Needs Vet Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic by Sassafras Lowrey appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Nothing about the world right now feels like business as usual, and unfortunately, this is true about accessing vet care for our dogs. This week my 3-year-old Newfoundland started acting strange, she was grumpy, and e asked to go outside to go potty, again, and again. I knew immediately she had a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). In a panic, I called our local vet and was relieved that they were open and could get her in for an appointment the same day, but it was an appointment, unlike any vet appointment I’ve ever taken a dog to. Is vet care an essential service?  Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses not deemed “essential ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-03-31
  • Tips for Cleaning Dog Beds
    The post Tips for Cleaning Dog Beds by Melvin Peña appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Regularly washing bedding will keep your pet happy and your home safe from contaminants. Dog beds are repositories for filth, allergens, and pests As we know, most dogs are not so delicate or discriminating as we are about how they interact with the world. They are adventurous and curious animals who will step anywhere and stick their noses in anything. Shake as much as they will before entering the house, dogs also unwittingly track in dirt on their paws and unknowingly invite insects and allergens in their hair or on their skin. Bathing your dog is all good and well, but they spend a great deal of time in their various beds and nesting spots where the things they bring ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-03-30
  • What’s On: Virtual events at your local NAWT
    In line with government guidelines, every NAWT centre has had to cancel all fundraising events until further notice. This means they have lost a vital source of income at a time when they need the funding more than ever. On top of this they are each losing important touchpoints with their local community, with the centres having to close their gates to all visitors, and animal rehoming work being halted.At difficult times like this, the strength of our community spirit is more important than ever. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2020-03-30
  • 5 Tips to Keep Your Dog From Distracting You When You’re Working From Home
    The post 5 Tips to Keep Your Dog From Distracting You When You’re Working From Home by Melissa Whitten appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. The coronavirus pandemic has given your dog a great gift: Their most favorite person in the whole world has to work from home. It’s an exciting time for dogs everywhere, but it can be stressful for dog owners working remotely for the first time. It takes self-discipline and motivation to work from home, especially when you have an adorable dog begging for attention, treats, walks and cuddles. The puppy dog eyes, impatient pacing and frustrated whines can make you feel guilty and distract you from your work. How do you establish a work-from-home routine that works for you and for your pup? Here are a few tips: read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-03-27
  • 4 Books for Dog Lovers to Read While Self-Isolating
    The post 4 Books for Dog Lovers to Read While Self-Isolating by Dogster HQ appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Raise your hand if you’re spending a lot of time reading at home these days. Us too. Here are some books for dog lovers to read while self-isolating. We hope you enjoy. Incredibull Stella It was love at first sight when Marika Meeks met Stella, an adorable Pit Bull puppy who had been abandoned in a cold field in winter. But Marika wasn’t sure she was ready to adopt a dog. A busy entrepreneur, wife and mother of two daughters, Marika was recovering from Stage 3 breast cancer. But she couldn’t deny the way Stella made her feel. So, in a leap of faith, the family welcomed Stella into their home. Her energy, enthusiasm and ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-03-26
  • The Life of a Dog Actor
    The post The Life of a Dog Actor by Wendy Newell appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. The infamous saying, “Never work with animals or children,” was first spoken by W.C. Fields as a tip for those humans being forced to share the stage and screen. It is often still muttered by cast or crew members when one or the other shows up on set. And that means Briana Messerschmidt, community outreach director of Hollywood Paws hears it a lot! Hollywood Paws is a Los Angeles-based company that helps dogs (and their humans) in almost every aspect of becoming an animal actor or model — careers that have a shared skillset. “In people world it’s different, but in dog world it’s the exact same thing,” Briana explains. Briana started working at Hollywood Paws around 10 years ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-03-25
  • How to Renovate — The Pet -Friendly Way
    The post How to Renovate — The Pet -Friendly Way by Elizabeth Anderson Lopez appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Maybe you’ve decided on spring to do some home renovations, not just cleaning. Experts have a bevy of tips to make your house look fabulous and keep Fifi safe. Protectors Even if you’re in the market for a quick refresh instead of a remodel, there are purchases that are more pup-friendly. “There are so many cost-effective ways to protect the home and furniture nowadays,” says Samantha Hull, a professional groomer and program manager for the Animal Behavior College’s Grooming Instruction Program in Valencia, California. “For example, you can purchase a fitted pet-proof cover for your couches that can easily be cleaned in a washer or even stain-proof rugs and carpets for large areas.” Floors “It is important to ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-03-24
  • Teach Your Dog a New Trick While You’re Stuck At Home
    The post Teach Your Dog a New Trick While You’re Stuck At Home by Sassafras Lowrey appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Social distancing in response to the coronavirus for most of us means a whole lot more time at home. While you might miss getting out and about, your dog is probably thrilled to spend more time with you! Social distancing isn’t easy but you can use this time to teach your dogs some new tricks and, if you’re someone who likes to use humor to lighten the mood, you can even give the tricks pandemic themed names or cues. Related: How Dog Owners Should Prepare for the Coronavirus For these tricks you don’t need any fancy props. All you need is your dog and some training treats! Photograph: Photodisc/ ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-03-24
  • Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
    24th March 2020 We regret that following the latest government announcement, which effectively puts the country on lockdown, we now have to cease all our rehoming work, which will also severely restrict our intake capacity. All of this will have an impact on NAWT financially, but we will do our best to keep going and continue to care for the animals who depend on us. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2020-03-24
  • Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
    23rd March 2020Centres We are living in very uncertain times right now, and are monitoring the situation and reviewing our policies on a daily basis. We have had to make some difficult decisions in order to help minimise the risks.Following government advice, NAWT rehoming centres are now closed to walk in visitors. The centres are operating an appointments only policy for intake, and as rehomings are likely to slow down, we will be limited in the number of animals we can take in, so will be considering emergency cases as a priority. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2020-03-23
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