Thursday Dog News Updates

by Craig Daniels on May 14, 2009

Therapy Dogs
Image by Gwinnett County Public Library via Flickr

It’s Thursday and all over dog land the dogs are getting ready for the weekend, they are planning and maybe even plotting to get their trusted guardians to spend lots of quality time over the weekend with them. :)

I found a somewhat disturbing article in today’s NYT about Therapy Dogs and germs, it is well worth the time it takes to read it. “Canadian researchers studied 26 therapy dogs who visited patients in hospitals or long-term care facilities. Before and after each visit, a dog’s forepaws and the hands of its handler were tested for three bacteria that commonly cause hospital infections” Read More Dogs Spread Hospital Germs?

Many shelters in your area have a foster programs for dogs and cats. At Oregon live they have a nice little story about an upcoming foster Q&A coming up May 18th. ” Fostering dogs has been one of the greatest pleasures of our lives so far. Knowing that we’ve gotten an animal out of the shelter, saved it’s life, and helped prepare it for success in it’s eventual “forever home” Read More and talk with your local shelter about their requirements for being a foster parent for a dog or cat.

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