Bailey is a stunning Golden Retriever who is very good at his job as a Therapy Dog. During his 7 year service as a certified Therapy Dog with Lend A Paw Therapy Dogs, this BIG boy also mastered the art of posing for a photo and lend a paw. Bailey and his handler also serve as a crisis response team.
Protect your pet on 4th of July
The 4th of July and the days immediately following are historically the busiest days of the year for U.S. shelters, but a bit of preparation before our nation’s birthday is key to preventing lost pets. Paying heed to these six preventive tips can help you keep your dogs and cats safe and sound this holiday:
With the medical marijuana industry soaring, it’s not surprising that the pet community is noting advantages that pot can bring to their pets who are in pain or have reoccurring seizures. Just as humans sometimes require medicinal marijuana to help alleviate aches and pains, the same has proven effective for dogs as well.
Actually, the answer to this question is, not necessarily, maybe yes and maybe no. At NLOL we want to look at all the options available to potential pet owners and finding the perfect fit. But just because you live in a smaller, more confined space doesn’t mean you have to go with a tiny dog to suit this smaller space.
Post and infographic courtesy of guest blogger: Amber Kingsley
Back in the day, canine contagions like distemper, rabies and the parvovirus were a real threat to the lives of our pets. But thanks to the advent of vaccines to help protect our four-legged friends from harm, these diseases have dissipated over time, but they’re still not completely absent from them being in jeopardy if not inoculated.
The #1 Killer
The term “pit bull,” is not a breed, but a category of types of dogs that fall under the pit bull classification. The common misclassification of the breed is dangerous in that it generalizes certain traits or features of a dog and labels them as pit bull even though they may not be pit bulls at all. So what is a pit bull?
When I was approached to write my opinion on the proposed Police-Canine Encounters Protection Act (AB 1199), I was a bit apprehensive. My immediate thought was that I would anger my fellow animal lovers and dog rescuers out there with my opinions, which are heavily rooted in my many years spent being a police officer in the state of California. It is very difficult to try to explain to people what it is like to be a cop, and to deal with the things we deal with on a daily basis.