Service Dogs for Veterans — Dealing With The Numbers

November 21, 2013

Service Dogs for Veterans is a topic close to many hearts, and when the VA shut down the program to provide dogs to Veterans with PTSD , that burden shifted to veterans and their families. At around $25,000 per dog, the expense can be out of reach. Not-for-profits and concerned citizens are working to take [...]

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Halloween Photo Contest Entrants, And The Winner Is…

November 4, 2013

The Halloween photo contest has come to a close. Most of the goodies freely given have likely been consumed and chasing the dogs away from the candy bowl has thankfully become unnecessary. In case you didn’t make it over to my Facebook page where entries appeared, we’re sharing them with you here: Beth Bodenstein’s Gizmo [...]

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Halloween Photo Contest — Spooktacular Dog Fun

October 31, 2013

Halloween with its scary carved pumpkins looming in the night, ghoulish costumes illustrating mayhem of all sorts and the yells and barks of children and their dogs, sprinting from house to house for more fuel to fan the flames of wild delight over their bounty of free candy — a great time for a halloween [...]

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FIDO Google Glass for Service Dogs — Serious Pet Tech!

October 21, 2013

FIDO Google Glass wearable pet tech is not just a drawing-board idea waiting to happen. FIDO is the acronym for “Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations” and is directed by the former lead tech on the Google Glass project, Thad Starner. Creating wearable tech that can be used by working dogs to communicate with their [...]

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Deadly Dog Virus Strikes Michigan

October 5, 2013

The deadly dog virus that is thought to be a factor in sickening and killing dogs in Ohio, and before that was found and confirmed in San Diego (2012), has now reared its head in Michigan where four dogs have died. (h/t Life With Dogs) Officials are *not*, however, in a position to offer conclusive [...]

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Pet Food Nutritionist Speaks #Petcurean

September 30, 2013

You may have noticed that shield in the margin above the fold…the one that says “Petcurean Brand Advocate”. Dancing Dog Blog will be “wearing” that until December, and we’re so pleased to be associated with a company that works diligently to combine local sourcing while meeting nutritional and special needs in the various formulations they [...]

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Internet Puppy Sales, USDA Smack-Down!

September 10, 2013

No more regulation-free ride for internet puppy sales. US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today extended their jurisdiction to include thousands of internet puppy mills, effectively closing the loophole the Animal Welfare Act provided. Animal advocates from organizations like

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