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Skunks live all over the place and if your dog gets curious about one, they may end up with a face full of stink. If your pooch gets sprayed, there are ways you can rid them of the scent without having to buy up every can of tomato juice in the area. Over-the-counter products (such as Nature's...

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Wanda the dog has discerning tastes when it comes to cars. Instead of jumping in adopter Morgan’s spacious Jeep when it’s time to go out, the 150-pound Great Dane opts for a significantly smaller ride: A two-door Dodge Challenger belonging to Morgan’s husband. “She literally takes up the entire...

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By Kelly L. Williams
Kid and his cat at Pets for Life event

On the concrete front porch of this rundown row house, along a narrow street in a rough neighborhood named Hunting Park, eight men sit outside drinking one October afternoon. Two pit bulls and a small dog lie at their feet; the adjoining house next door has boards across its first-floor windows...

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Michael Sharp

Scamp the cat stood in front of the first obstacle, waiting for the signal that would send him speeding around the agility course.

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Arna Cohen

Here's a list of six techniques that can help stop your dog from barking. While all can be successful, you shouldn't expect miraculous results overnight. The longer your dog has been practicing the barking behavior, the longer it will take for them to change their ways. Some of these training...

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Ashley from the HSUS Animal Rescue team kissing a dog

UPDATE: After this story first published, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed legislation that includes some of the most comprehensive anti-puppy mill protections in the country. The law increases standards of care for breeding dogs, such as requiring veterinary visits and clean food and water, and bans...

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Bethany Wynn Adams

The key to helping your new dog make a successful adjustment to your home is being prepared and being patient. It can take anywhere from two days to two months for you and your pet to adjust to each other.

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The first step on the road to pet ownership is to ask yourself some tough questions: Why do you want a puppy? Can you afford one? Are you prepared to take care of a dog every day for his entire life?

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If your dog spends a lot of time outside, tick checks should be part of your daily routine. In many areas of the United States, ticks are active year-round, even after a killing frost. Here’s how to spot a tick—and what to do if one has grabbed hold of your pet. Step 1: Scan for ticks Start by...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the hanging of a dog in DeKalb County, Georgia. This adds to an existing $4,000 reward from Stubby’s Heroes...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for—the taking and shooting of a family dog in Sedgwick County, Kansas. The Case: Deputy Aaron Miller of the Sedgwick...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for—abandoning 191 dogs in San Bernardino County, California. The Case: News reports give the following account: San...

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House-training your dog or puppy requires patience, commitment and lots of consistency. Accidents are part of the process, but if you follow these basic house-training guidelines, you can get the newest member of your family on the right track in a few weeks’ time. Establish a routine Like babies...

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