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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Nala the Boxer

Photo: MN Boxer Rescue

Editor’s Note: Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ love for her “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups who are looking for loving “furever” homes. Please consider sharing this post — you might help Nala from MN Boxer Rescue find her forever family!   Breed: Boxer Age: 6 years Gender: F...

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Local Teacher Fundraises for Classroom Therapy Dog

Mary Ostmoe and therapy dog Olaf (Photo: Mary Ostmoe)

Mary Ostmoe, a Salk Middle School teacher with 21 students on the autism spectrum, has recently made a request for her classroom: another set of hands — or rather, paws. Enter Olaf, a golden retriever currently being trained as an autism therapy dog and the one Ostmoe has chosen for her classroom. “I’m just grateful … Read MoreThe p...

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Oscar Nominee Donates Pet Food to MN Rescue

Barkhad Abdi and Captain Phillips co-star Tom Hanks (Photo: Hollywood Reporter)

Local animal rescue Midwest Animal Rescue Services (MARS) had more than one reason to celebrate National Dog Day yesterday: a delivery of 2,000 pounds of food arrived on their doorstep, courtesy of Captain Phillips actor and Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi. The donation was facilitated by Ellen DeGeneres’ pet food company, Ha...

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