Dog News – Brief’s

by Craig Daniels on February 3, 2009

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I saw a story from Oregon that grabbed my interest, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting, in spite of a long standing practice of allowing dogs in the capitol they are now banned. “Four-legged Oregonians will no longer have free rein of the State Capitol, under a policy change approved Friday in Salem, by a legislative committee. Rob Manning has more.For years, lawmakers, staffers, and even governors, have taken dogs into the Capitol. But since last session, the state has spent more than $30 million on renovations and new carpet and furniture.”

Seems like they are going in the wrong direction, I would think renovations would make the place more friendly for kids, pets and for people.. Anyone got a thought on this?

Dog Walking ??? We are looking for great sites to list on our new dog walking page, if you know of any and would like to share please leave a comment with the URL. Thanks

CBS in Chicago ran a story about a dog in Florida who now has his own art book. “You’d hardly think chewed up shoes, or cell-phone would be a thing of beauty, but as they say, “art is in the eye of the beholder.” It’s true for a Deerfield Beach man and his rescued dog named Brinks. Paul Amelchenko watched the six-year old Lab slobber all over his house. Instead of being upset, the author and artist found something in it.” More Dog Art.

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Gretchen Dietz
Gretchen Dietz

I walk dogs in Seattle. I also freelance write...hence the words to the wags. Are you in Oregon?

Ted McGin
Ted McGin

In regards to your request for dog walking companies, check out Dogs Love Running! at dogsloverunning.com . Dogs Love Running! provides true exercise for dogs including both walking and running programs (yep, they actually RUN with dogs for up to an hour at a time). Also, using technology to their advantage, they can show pet owners data that confirms not only what day/time they visited the pet, but also how fast and far they traveled plus a visual map of where in the neighborhood they went. Pretty cool! They're definitely a departure from the typical dog walking/sitting company.

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