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Panda Dog – Yes, This Looks Like a Panda but is a Dog

In a new fad of its kind, a pet shop is offering ‘Panda Dogs’, in the Chengdu city, situated in southwest China’s Sichuan province. As per the pet shop owner Hsin Ch’en, he is facing a hard time meeting the high demand for the panda dogs.

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As long as the dog isn't neglected after the fad is over...good idea for a costume for a chow if you already own one..

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Zelda's Song at Stephen Huneck's the Dog Chapel, August, 2014

Zelda's Song at Stephen Huneck's the Dog Chapel, August, 2014 | Dogs | Scoop.it

Zelda's Song visits Stephen Huneck's Dog Mountain and Dog Chapel...and experiences an unexpected pleasant surprise! Built as a tribute to the spiritual connection between people and their dogs, the Dog Chapel in St. Johnsbury, Vt, is the place to leave a remembrance - and also to enjoy the trails, ponds and dog-picnics as a celebration of life with your dog.

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Dog Mountain, and the Dog Chapel are to be treasured by dog lovers everywhere...it's a story of miracles, tragedy, art, nature...and dogs!

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Newtown Animal Sanctuary Will Honor Six-Year-Old Sandy Hook Shooting Victim

Newtown Animal Sanctuary Will Honor Six-Year-Old Sandy Hook Shooting Victim | Dogs | Scoop.it
The facility will be named for Catherine Violet Hubbard, whose dream was to help animals.
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So wonderful that another step has been made toward making the Sanctuary a reality.  I can't wait to go see it when it's done.  I loved the Facebook campaign, and covered it for my readers in "The Fetch Joy Journal".

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Pet Parents, aka Big Spenders

Pet Parents, aka Big Spenders | Dogs | Scoop.it
Here is good news for retailers targeting the pet industry.
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The pet industry is one of the only markets left where a creative entrepreneur can get a start...there's money to be made!

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Xylitol Becoming More Common

Xylitol Becoming More Common | Dogs | Scoop.it
It's widely known that xylitol, an ingredient in sugar-free gum, is toxic to dogs. Even small amounts can cause life-threatening hypoglycemia and liver failure. This has led me to be really careful about leaving packs of gum in handbags I leave around the house. I also keep gum packs (and chocolate) in a secure plastic bin in my pantry, just to be sure no hungry dogs get into the dangerous treats.
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Who knew?  I would only think to look for it in gum...but why is it an additive in other types of food???  I have to admit the stuff gives me some stomach issues, so I tend to stay away from gum.  Now I know how to find it in other foods!

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11 Dogs Who Learned The Hard Way Not To Eat Bees

11 Dogs Who Learned The Hard Way Not To Eat Bees | Dogs | Scoop.it
Bees don't taste very good. Do they, dog?
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Poor things!  I haven't tried to eat them, but I empathize - the same thing happens to me!

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What's Up With That: Why Does Your Dog Seem to Know What Time It Is? - Wired

What's Up With That: Why Does Your Dog Seem to Know What Time It Is? - Wired | Dogs | Scoop.it
What's Up With That: Why Does Your Dog Seem to Know What Time It Is?
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Some owners claim their dogs know these important times to within minutes, notifying them at precisely at 5 p.m.
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It's not just about dinner time, but waking up and other transition times of the day.  They certainly can't tell the difference between Monday and Sunday.

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The People Who Are Scared of Dogs - Pacific Standard

The People Who Are Scared of Dogs - Pacific Standard | Dogs | Scoop.it
The People Who Are Scared of Dogs Pacific Standard Those who study animal phobias have found that while more people are afraid of spiders or snakes than dogs, living with cynophobia is considerably more challenging—especially today, as dog-wielding...
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Fear of dogs was something my father transmitted through the family when I was small...which is strange because he had a dog growing up.  We used to have a German Shepherd in the neighborhood who would chase us in play; we were afraid of him.  We were taught not to let the dog sense fear in us; that alone caused fear as we projected the type of danger we'd be in if our thoughts happened to wander. 

I overcame this fear once I met my first husband, who had grown up with dogs and wanted a Newfoundland.  I got him one and only then began to learn how wonderful they were!  While I was mostly raised a cat-person, I have to say that after 1 Newfoundland and 3 Bernese Mountain Dogs, I couldn't live without a dog!

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07-17-2014 - , "The Fetch Joy Journal" - Keep Calm and Nap

07-17-2014 - , "The Fetch Joy Journal" - Keep Calm and Nap | Dogs | Scoop.it
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Featuring Pughearts of Houston!

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Handmade Ceramic Urns for Beloved Pets

Handmade Ceramic Urns for Beloved Pets | Dogs | Scoop.it

Handmade Ceramic Urns for Beloved Pets When your pet dies, you might feel like you have lost a family member. There are so many ways that pets can have a major impact on your life. They are perfect companions, loyal friends, and they love you unconditionally. So when pets die, people often... http://tatum3.com/handmade-ceramic-urns-for-beloved-pets/


Via Marissa Mcqueen
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Urns are good, but if you want their memory with you always, try a Zelda's Song Leather Photo Bracelet, Charm Photo Bracelet or Photo Keychain - www.zeldassong.com

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7 Ways Pets Improve Your Health

7 Ways Pets Improve Your Health | Dogs | Scoop.it

When you come home to a purr or wagging tail at the end of a stressful day, the sudden wave of calm you feel isn't just your imagination.

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Is it any mystery why pets are so treasured?  The love, peace and calm they bring us isn't available anywhere else!

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Dog Feats Reach New Heights

Dog Feats Reach New Heights | Dogs | Scoop.it
Being a pet parent today — nobody uses the word “owner” anymore — means cultivating manners and communication skills the way the parent of, say, a small human might.
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Now dogs can suffer from achievement-anxiety, too. 

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A dog and guardian reunion, 17 months in the making

A dog and guardian reunion, 17 months in the making | Dogs | Scoop.it
According to Friday's WTAE News, thanks to an implanted microchip, a dog who had disappeared from her home in Kentucky nearly a year and a half ago, was reunite

Via Annie Cawley
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Wow, what a slip-up at the shelter!  Unintentional, for sure...maybe they should think about a "second look" process after the rescue is taken in...it can be stressful at the time, thinking only of making the dog more comfortable, or fed at the time of intake.

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Talk Human to Me: Dogs Understand Us Better than Chimps

Talk Human to Me: Dogs Understand Us Better than Chimps | Dogs | Scoop.it
Dogs demonstrate a better understanding of human speech than chimpanzees do, upending assumptions about our closest relatives.

Via Cathryn Wellner
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Absolutely they understand...which is why it's funny when they pretend they don't.

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Agreed! That's why I'd rather be with my dog!
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Zelda'ss Song - Accidental Magic at The Dog Chapel - YouTube

Zelda'ss Song - Accidental Magic at The Dog Chapel - YouTube | Dogs | Scoop.it

Zelda's Song visits Stephen Huneck's Dog Mountain and Dog Chapel...and experiences accidental magic!

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It's a great story - uplifting about how our departed dogs are sometimes not that far away.

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7 Solid Reasons to Adopt a Mutt

7 Solid Reasons to Adopt a Mutt | Dogs | Scoop.it
We like big mutts and we cannot lie! It's National Mutt Day, and what better way to celebrate than with our favorite mix-up pups?
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Hurray for Mutts!  Even though I'm a Berner fan, I love the big Mutts! 

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Refining the Office Dog Policy

Refining the Office Dog Policy | Dogs | Scoop.it
I think it's every dog lovers dream to bring their pup to work. But as much as it'd be fun to have Nemo or Scuttle at the office, I realize that welcoming dogs at work comes with a lot of challenges.
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Dog Tribunals are a great idea - they were used decades ago in some rural areas to mediate between dog owners and livestock owners in cases when dogs may have killed livestock (mostly chickens).  Both sides made their case to an impartial judge who determined responsibility, penalties and most important - followed through on enforcement.

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From Vick to Victory | WOOFipedia, provided by the American Kennel Club

From Vick to Victory | WOOFipedia, provided by the American Kennel Club | Dogs | Scoop.it
From Vick to Victory | Woofipedia.com | Celebrates all dogs, and the people who love them. Our aim is to engage, entertain, and educate.
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Amazing story of a community of good people overcame the ignorant deeds of one individual to save a canine life.

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9 Camps and Retreats to Help Your Pet Sort Out Its Existential Crisis - TIME

9 Camps and Retreats to Help Your Pet Sort Out Its Existential Crisis - TIME | Dogs | Scoop.it
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9 Camps and Retreats to Help Your Pet Sort Out Its Existential Crisis
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As pet industry spending is expected to reach nearly $60 billion in the U.S.
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I have a friend who LIVES for her vacation at Camp Gone to the Dogs!  It's great to have these activities that involve both - not just staffers organizing and interacting with the doggy campers.

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Zelda's Blog

Zelda's Blog | Dogs | Scoop.it
Searching for a way to keep our connection with me, I developed the photojewelry and matching collars of Zelda's Song. ...
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The story behind the blog!

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That's my owner! Dogs get jealous, too - Fox News

That's my owner! Dogs get jealous, too - Fox News | Dogs | Scoop.it
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The first experimental test of jealousy in dogs shows that canines nip even at stuffed pooches when these fakes take away the attention of the dogs' owners.
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Of course!  It's not just limited to the same species...try interacting with the dog when the cat is around.  Zelda used to just sit on my feet - that was enough to get my attention back.

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A Personal Victory Over Puppy Mills - Zelda's Song

A Personal Victory Over Puppy Mills - Zelda's Song | Dogs | Scoop.it
An innocent Google search to learn about my rescue dog's original breeder ambushed me with the horrors of the most notorious puppy mill in the country.
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A true story!

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Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders - Poughkeepsie Journal

Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders - Poughkeepsie Journal | Dogs | Scoop.it
Florida Times-Union Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders Poughkeepsie Journal Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling 27 new home communities from Florida to California and billing them as the first to offer pet suites as an option...
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I'd love to have a bathing area inside...for the mud season, when it's too cold to rinse them off outside, but there's no time for the groomer.

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Efforts on rise to protect pets from domestic violence | New Hampshire Animals

Efforts on rise to protect pets from domestic violence | New Hampshire Animals | Dogs | Scoop.it
Family pets often end up on the front lines of domestic violence. That's why protecting pets has become part of the mosaic of services offered to abuse victims.
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A good idea for all states - controlling, crazy abusers will look for any point of vulnerability to use.  Pets are a logical target.  Kudos to the folks who take them in to keep them safe while the family finds safe, alternative living arrangements.

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Americans are having dogs instead of babies

Americans are having dogs instead of babies | Dogs | Scoop.it
The fewer babies Americans give birth to, the more small dogs they seem to buy. Birth rates in the US have fallen from nearly 70 per 1,000 women in 2007, to under 63 last year—a 10% tumble. American women birthed almost 400,000 fewer little humans in 2013 than they did six years before. The drop-off...
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These numbers quantify what we sort-of already knew - small dogs are being substituted for kids.  Still it's amazing when you look at the numbers!

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