Joanne George wrote a book about Smiley and the journey the two of them took.

Smiley the blind therapy dog known worldwide died Saturday

Smiley the blind therapy dog died Saturday. He spent 12 years visiting hospitals, schools and nursing homes putting a smile on the face of children and adults. Smiley was born at a puppy mill. He was caged in a barn packed with 100 other dogs being raised to sell. Smiley was blind at birth and […]

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“My Big Fat Pet Makeover” is here to help pudgy pets

Animal Planet has a new series called My Big Fat Pet Makeover. Pet trainer Travis Brorsen helps overweight pets during a four-month long weight-loss and behavior modification program. Brorsen creates individual exercise and diet plans in addition to implementing positive reinforcement training methods. He also uses techniques like wake-up calls for owners, which use visual […]

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Run or walk to help hero vets and rescue pups

The RescueMe 5K Run/Walk is this Saturday, October 14th. Money raised goes to a program called Operation Sidekick, which trains and provides rescued pit bulls to veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Operation Sidekick is run by the American Pit Bull Foundation (APBF). It says more than 3,000 pit bulls are euthanized each day. On […]

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When a dog needs to diet

Putting on pounds can shorten the lifespan of your dog. Dogs, and cats, that are overweight carry the burden of increased health problems, including the following: Osteoarthritis/joint problems Type 2 diabetes Respiratory and heart disease Kidney disease High blood pressure Chronic inflammation Skin disorders Many forms of cancer – especially intra-abdominal cancers A 2016 survey […]

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