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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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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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