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There’s no love like the love of a senior pet

Thursday, Nov 16th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker


Whether you’ve had them since puppyhood, adopted them long ago, or are just gazing into the eyes of a sweet senior at the shelter, the joys of older pets are countless. They’re more loving, more in-tune with our moods and activity level, less destructive than a puppy or active young dog, and — if adopted […]

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Bring joy into your life and adopt a shelter dog this month

Wednesday, Oct 4th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and my writing partner, Kim Campbell Thornton, shared the story of her recently-lost and much-loved adopted dog, Gemma, in our Pet Connection feature this week: Last month we lost our little Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix, Gemma, to cancer. She was probably 16 or 17 years old, so she had a […]

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Remember Me Thursday: Honoring the joy an adopted pet can bring

Saturday, Sep 23rd, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Last year at this time, we were eagerly waiting to  welcome yet another adopted pet into our home. We only had Quin’C for a few short months before cancer took him — a cancer we knew he had before we adopted him. A decision we wouldn’t change no matter what! We also lost another adopted […]

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Survey: Would you ever foster a pet? (Or have you ever?)

Thursday, Aug 17th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

man and cat with silly faces

They say “fostering saves lives,” and that’s absolutely true. It’s one of the most important things you can do to help homeless animals find a new family to love them forever. Maddie’s Fund and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte have teamed up to understand how people feel about fostering pets. If you currently foster, or […]

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Girl in trouble: Will you help this horse to stand again?

Sunday, Aug 6th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A horse who cannot stand is a horse who cannot survive. We can’t let that happen to Girl! I was approached about helping a horse named Girl in Oklahoma. A rescue group and some shelter volunteers are trying to raise funds to get this poor girl surgery on a horrible leg injury; equine surgery is […]

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