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Guess QT Pi Becker’s breeds and win prizes for you and your favorite animal organization!

Tuesday, Oct 18th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

UPDATE: Entries are now closed! Have you ever wondered what breeds went into the making of our sweet little distemper survivor shelter puppy, QT Pi Becker? So did we, so we purchased a Wisdom Panel test to find out. QT Pi thought it would be fun to make it a guessing contest, and we never […]

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Near my hometown of Bonners Ferry, Idaho? This ‘Boo!’ is for you!

Wednesday, Oct 5th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

To my friends and neighbors, and anyone planning a trip to northern Idaho during October: You have a chance to have a scary lot of fun and help our community’s homeless pets at the same time! Second Chance Animal Adoption, the shelter where I adopted my beloved Gracie, is holding its fifth annual Howloween Town […]

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Great pet books I read this summer

Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’ve read some great pet books this summer (mostly on airplanes!). Here are some happy tales about happy tails that I think you’ll enjoy; I know I did! Dog Gone: A Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home By Pauls Toutonghi A real nail-biter about a Goldern Retriever named Gonker lost […]

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Lend your voice for homeless pets on #RememberMeThursday

Wednesday, Sep 21st, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

As we prepare to welcome yet another adopted pet into our home, and bask in the love of the pack of adopted pets we already have, Teresa and I feel powerfully moved to ask you to participate in Remember Me Thursday on Sept. 22. This is an annual event asking everyone who has ever loved […]

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How good dog owners think about dog parks

Wednesday, Sep 7th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Dog parks are playgrounds, not group therapy. I’m talking about those people who bring dogs to dog parks not to proactively provide opportunities for happy socializing, but to fix socialization problems with other dogs. The first gets a big thumbs up from me; the second is a real problem. I’ll let my trainer daughter, Mikkel […]

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