Weekly Roundup – Our Favorite Dog Stories of The Week

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From debunking the myths surrounding shelter pets, saving money on pet medications, and police befriending a Pit Bull – here are my favorite dog stories of the week.

Our Favorite Dog Stories of the Week

Florida Police Officers Befriend a Pit Bull
In response to all the negative pit bull/police stories lately I wanted to share this cheerful one. The beautiful dog can seen in the featured image above.

This morning, deputies responded to an Animal call in South District. A large Pit Bull was running around and neighbors were worried. Upon arrival, the deputy discovered that this wonderful dog was just out looking for friends to play with. After sufficient play time and fun, deputies were able reunite the dog with his owners. A gate was accidentally left open and this beautiful dog was able to be taken back to his loving home. – Lee County Sheriff’s Office

7 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told me Before I Adopted a Dog
This article explores some of the less commonly expressed opinions about dog ownership. “Any extra mental and physical energy you have? Yep that goes to the dog.” Getting a dog changes your life, it interrupts your routine, and it can get expensive. It’s so easy to forget these things when looking into the face of a cute puppy.

7 Truths I Learned When I Adopted a Puppy
A cute look at the “good, the bad, and the gross” of raising a new puppy. This military wife shares what she’s learned since adopting a puppy (that they named Potato ? ) last month. Her husband left for duty and she was left to train the pup all by herself. If you’ve ever owned a puppy you’ll get a good laugh from this.

7 Ways to Save Money on Prescription Medications for Pets
I don’t know much about buying pet medications – I was surprised that I didn’t even know that simply having a written prescription could make such a difference in price. Great solid & practical advice for any pet owner.

Stop Coddling Your Dog – He’s 99.9% Wolf
This is an impressive piece that takes a look at how we interact with our dogs, and how they might view us. Even though I don’t agree with everything in this article it’s definitely worth a read and some really great food for thought. It’s a great look at why people choose the training methods they do.

Unmasking the Shelter Dog
Great information on the research that’s helping to redefine the definition of adoptable shelter pets. How many times have you heard that black dogs don’t get adopted? A team of behavioral scientists and veterinarians have gotten together to help debunk the many myths that surround shelter pets – and what it might mean for their chances for adoption.

“These dogs and cats that are in shelters are just dogs and cats, they are not shelter dogs and cats. Every dog is an individual.” – Dr. Amy Marder adjunct assistant professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University

A Day in the Life of 12 Alaskan Sled Dogs
Absolutely stunning images from photographer Diana Zalucky. She spent a week with a competitive dog racing kennel in Alaska back in January and got these amazing photos.

Our Favorite Dog Stories of the Week

Check out the rest of Diana Zalucky’s beautiful images from the dog race.

Best Dog Deals of the Week

  • FURminator Deshedding Tool – Size L for Short Hair 52% off at Amazon (affiliate link)
  • Kurgo Atomic Drop Dog Life Jacket size M 30% off at Amazon (affiliate link)
  • 25% off all clearance items at Petsmart through 3/29

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Favorite Dog Videos of the Week

There’s something so endearing about little kitties being so brave in the face of big dogs.

I can’t get enough of these cats vs dogs videos.

Awesome Infographic of the Week

This infographic from Tails to Tell is nothing short of amazing; if that isn’t enough it’s even accompanied by a great article on decoding your dogs behavior and emotional state.

Decoding Your Dog Infographic

Infographic via Havahart Wireless

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