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It’s a Bonners Ferry Halloween to help children, pets!

Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

To my friends in the Bonners Ferry community, Can you join Second Chance Animal Adoption in making some Halloween magic for the children of Bonners Ferry while helping our community’s homeless pets at the same time? We’re blessed to live in the Crown Jewel of the Gem State, the “Friendliest Town” in Idaho. It’s a […]

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Never run from doggy danger!

Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

My brother-in-law is developmentally delayed, and he’s also afraid of dogs. Because he doesn’t drive, he walks all over our hometown of Bonners Ferry. When he walks by a house where a dog growls or rushes to the boundaries of the property, his first instinct is to stare them down or run as fast as […]

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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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