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Enter to Win a Year’s Subscription to BarkBox

 

Nothing beats the feeling of getting a package delivered to your doorstep… except getting a package for your dog delivered to your doorstep. And boy do we have a surprise! This month, four lucky pups will win a year’s subscription to BarkBox. Each month, your trusty mail carrier will arrive with a fully-themed box that […]

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Enter to Win a Dog-Friendly Minneapolis Staycation

 

Your dog will feel like the royalty at Barkingham Palace when you win this pawsh $800 prize package from the Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel. Sniff out the details and enter below by 9/30. Random winner will be notified week of 10/5. Win the Ultimutt Minneapolis Staycation! Unleashed Hounds and Hops is an off-leash indoor/outdoor […]

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Why Isn’t Every Shelter a No-Kill Shelter?

 

Editor’s note: We’re beyond paw-roud to offer this post as part of our partnership with Animal Humane Society (AHS). You may know these peeps for their outstanding adoption offerings, but we’ve been blown away as we’ve learned about the additional services they offer to our community. “I’d only adopt from a no-kill rescue or shelter.” This commonly heard sentiment sounds […]

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Are Rescues Sending Potential Adopters to Craigslist Breeders?

 

Our thoughts were provoked by a recent Animal Sheltering headline: “Adopt, Don’t Shop! But only if you’re perfect. Otherwise, don’t even bother trying.” Inga Fricke, Director of Sheltering Initiatives and Outreach at The Humane Society of the United States, points out that rescue/shelter adoption application requirements have become increasingly stringent. This well-intentioned practice may be leading to good (if imperfect) adopters […]

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Pupular Science: How Dogs Help Quality of Life for Individuals with Disabilities

 

We love when science proves what dog lovers already know: A new study discovered that owning a service dog can significantly improve quality of life for individuals with physical and hearing disabilities. Researchers from the University of Lincoln in the UK compared quality-of life ratings between two groups of people: Individuals with a trained service dogs, and individuals who had […]

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