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This Week in Review: Daylight Savings, Iditarod Updates, Tribute to a K9 Hero, Four-Legged Friar, & More!

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From inspiring stories, breaking news, advice for dog moms and dads, and tips for training your furriest family members, a lot happens in a week! Here are the top dog stories from this past week, all in one easy-to-read article!

Spring Forward! How to Make Daylight Savings Easier for your Dog


This Sunday, March 12, at 2:00am, marks the beginning of Daylight Savings time. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward an hour, and prepare to lose an hour of snuggle time with your furkids.…Continue reading

Boy Who Lost Leg to Cancer Finds Friendship with a 3-Legged Rescue Dog


At only 12-years old, Quinn Scharn has been through more than most. A two-time cancer survivor, Quinn recently lost his leg and hip to the disease. When he woke up from surgery, some of the first words out of his mouth were, “I want a 3-legged dog.”…Continue reading

Left-Pawed Dogs Shown to be More Apprehensive of Strangers

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Has your dog just always been naturally apprehensive of strangers, even aggressive toward them? Research published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior suggests that there’s a link between dogs that show a left paw preference and aggression toward people they’ve never met before.…Continue reading

And They’re Off: 72 Dog Sled Teams Compete in Iditarod 2017

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Seventy-two mushers with about 2,000 dogs set off yesterday for the nearly 1,000 mile journey across the harsh Alaskan tundra in hopes of crossing the finish line – usually about 8 days from now – in the 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.…Continue reading

4 Pet-Friendly Resorts for the Best Getaways with Your Pooch

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If you are planning a vacation along with your pet, there will inevitably be a few doubts in your mind. You may chance upon resorts and hotels that do not entertain pets. But you have no reason to worry because they are a minority. The U.S. is a pet-friendly nation, and finding resorts and holiday spots designed with pet-inclusivity in mind will not be difficult.…Continue reading

A Soldier’s Touching Last Moments with His K9 Battle Buddy

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U.S. Air Force soldier Kyle Smith and his “battle buddy,” military working dog, Bodza, first met in 2012 in Kyrgyzstan where they were both deployed. Eventually, Smith was paired with another dog, but always had a special bond with Bodza and planned to adopt the dog when he retired from service.…Continue reading

Ask the Expert: Should I Buy Pet Insurance?

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So the question arises again, “Is Pet Insurance Worth It?” None of us like paying insurance premiums. Pet insurance is no different in that regard. In general, insurance is not something to enjoy like a new product or an activity. Insurance protects us from unforeseeable events. It mitigates people’s risk and exposure. So maybe we can’t enjoy it like an activity, but it certainly gives us peace of mind.…Continue reading

Holy Cuteness! Stray Dog Joins Monastery & Gets His Very Own Tiny Habit

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A former stray dog went from living on the streets to living among the monks as the newest member of the Franciscan monastery of Cochabamba, Bolivia.…Continue reading

Dog Found Tied to Pole with Note: ‘Free pup. Owner went to jail today’

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When a man found himself in trouble with police, he left his beloved dog in the care of two friends who were with him at the time of his arrest. Not long after he was taken away in the back of a police car, his so-called friends did the unthinkable – they ditched his dog in a parking lot and disappeared.…Continue reading

Sled Dogs Arrive at Iditarod Checkpoint Without Their Human Musher

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It was just after 3:00am Thursday when the Iditarod sled dog team run by veteran musher Linwood Fiedler arrived at their checkpoint in Ruby, Alaska – without their human!…Continue reading

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