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Most Popular Dog Names in 2010

Veterinary Pet Insurance published a list of the 10 most popular dog names for 2010. The list is based on the names of the dogs insured by them. They have over half a million customers, so that’s a pretty big survey. Unsurprisingly, all 10 names are also human names. As more people view their pets […]

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Come On, Pug !!

The Pug is a small breed of dog with a wrinkly, short muzzled face, and curled tail. Pug puppies are often called puglets. The breed has a fine, glossy coat that come in a variety of colors, and a compact square body with well-developed muscle. They have been described as multum in parvo (“much in […]

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Has Your Dog Changed A Life?

The creators of Change Lives held a contest to find dogs that have changed peoples’ lives. Dogs Change Lives is a project of Susquehanna Service Dogs, which provides service dogs to children and adults with disabilities to support them to live more independently. The contest winners have been posted on the website, and the Audience […]

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Pet Birthdays

According to a recent survey, 36% of dog owners give their pets presents on their birthday, as do 20% of cat owners. Some pet owners even hold birthday parties for their pets. This can be especially fun for children who can be involved in the planning and running of the party. Since pet owners don’t […]

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Young Children and Dogs

Searching online for an article that addressed the issues of dogs and children I came across the Sacramento SPCA ( which had some good tips and information in selecting the right dog to be around your child. Puppies are cute and there is no better picture moment than that of a child holding one. However, […]

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The First Dog, Bo

All the U.S. Presidents have had pets except for three. Pres. Barack Obama is no exception to the rule. Shortly after entering the White House, he and his family adopted a six-month old Portuguese Water Dog which they named Bo. The pure-bred dog was given to the Obamas as a gift by Sen. Ted Kennedy […]

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Pets at National Parks

Thinking of taking your dog with you on a visit to a national park? You should be aware that national parks have very specific regulations regarding pets at these parks. Most state and national parks allow pets but most require that they be restrained and some don’t allow them on the hiking trails or on […]