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Beautiful book about senior dogs awakens bittersweet memories

Tuesday, Aug 2nd, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

There are some dogs you never forget – and never want to. I get asked to write forwards and endorsements of books about pets all the time. I try to say “yes” when I can, but when photographer Nancy LeVine asked if I’d write the forward for her book “Senior Dogs Across America: Portraits of […]

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Grants for at-risk older dogs will let them rest their weary bones in happy retirement homes

Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Senior pups have something to wag about this week, as the national nonprofit The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants for animal welfare organizations providing programs for at-risk senior dogs. Thirty-eight organizations representing 25 states will receive over $225,000 in funding from the group in 2016 to support services, including hospice […]

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In our house, dogs trump husband any day

Thursday, Jul 7th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

At breakfast my wife, Teresa, in the super-syrupy voice reserved only for the dogs, said, “Come here kids, Momma needs to get your eye boogers.” Then with her bare hands, between spoonfuls of cereal, she cleaned all their eyes. Which reminded me. “Do I have something in my eye?” I asked her. “Could you help […]

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Just $750 to get this dog her hip replacement!

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’ve been trying to help raise money to help a sweet shelter dog named Valentine get a necessary hip replacement. She lives in my town, she was adopted from the same shelter my own QT Pi Becker came from, and she nearly died in the same distemper outbreak that nearly killed him. How could I […]

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When a dog who needs help is almost family

Monday, Apr 25th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I was startled to hear I had a personal connection with a dog in need of help – even though I’d never met her or her human family. https://www.gofundme.com/283cuejw Valentine and her littermates were once in the Panhandle Animal Shelter, just like our own QT Pi and his littermates. She and her littermates were caught […]

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