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2013-07-31 23:29:22

GeriJoy announced today that its virtual talking dog companion for the elderly is now also available as a cat, and that as a promotion until August 8, 2013, all new subscribers who select the cat companion will receive an additional free month of service. GeriJoy’s virtual talking companions provide senior companion care services through 24/7 companionship, intelligent conversation facilitated by trained staff, and connection to family through photos and updates. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB)...

2013-07-30 16:20:11

Ian Dunbar to Keynote; US Coast Guard to Present Canine Demos OAKLAND, Calif., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, August 10(th), Chabot Space & Science Center invites pet owners and their pooches into the Center for The Dog Days of Summer, a day of pampering, picture taking, and performances. Dogs perform feats of amazing science every day, and the event will feature the exceptional nature of these valued companions. A variety of dog experts and trainers will...

2013-07-30 08:34:41

Interim HealthCare Celebrates International Assistance Dog Week and Highlights Unique Pals2Pets Program Which Lets Seniors Age in Place With Their Pets SUNRISE, Fla., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The week of August 4 is International Assistance Dog Week and Interim HealthCare, a leading national home care, hospice and healthcare staffing franchise, celebrates by highlighting the contributions of Odie, a five-year-old Golden Retriever who is improving the lives of seniors in South...

2013-07-27 23:05:03

According to a Washington Post article published 7/10/13 entitled, “Pet insurance one of the hottest employee benefits in US, offered by 1-3 Fortune 500 companies,” pet insurance could be the next “big” thing. BelmanInsuranceAdvisor.com looks at what pet insurance is and lists five “you’ve never heard of” dog breeds. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 27, 2013 There are approximately 165 million pets (cats and dogs) in the U.S. According to ASPCA.org, about 62% of households all...

2013-07-25 23:18:45

No-kill animal rescue in Godfrey, Illinois wins $50,000 synthetic turf installation prize, which will conserve resources while providing a more sanitary outdoor environment for the dogs served. (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Hope Animal Rescues - a no-kill animal rescue in Godfrey, Illinois that has saved the lives of thousands of dogs - has won Synthetic Turf International’s Better Play & Recreation Contest. The non-profit organization will receive the grand prize of a synthetic turf...

2013-07-24 23:21:03

SlimDoggy announces the release of the free SlimDoggy Lite iPhone App, a canine calorie calculator and robust, searchable dog food database. Users can now know exactly how much they should feed their pet to keep them at a healthy weight. Camarillo, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 SlimDoggy (http://slimdoggy.com) announces the release of SlimDoggy Lite, a free iPhone application, a tool providing dog owners with the personalized information they need to ensure that their dog achieves and...

2013-07-24 23:19:45

As the variety and number of assistance dogs grows, how can they be better integrated into the workplace? New research initiative will support both employees with assistance dogs and employers. Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Did you know that assistance dogs include guide dogs, service dogs, hearing dogs, seizure and diabetes alert dogs, PTSD dogs and more? Increasingly, assistance dogs of all types are transforming the lives of their human partners in a multitude of ways....

2013-07-24 23:17:18

Pets Best Insurance urges pet owners to protect animals from heat stroke. Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 With temperatures soaring in many areas across the nation, Pets Best Insurance urges dog owners to exercise caution when spending time outdoors with their four-legged family members this summer. Pets Best, a leading nationwide pet insurance agency, seeks to warn pet owners about the serious risks associated with heat stroke and excessive sun exposure among dogs. Each summer, the...

2013-07-23 11:50:45

3 new studies being presented at international conference offer positive results for human, animal and community well-being Positive results from three new studies on human-animal interaction (HAI) are being presented today at the triennial conference of the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) in Chicago, IL. The studies, supported by funding from Mars and the WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition (WALTHAM®), examined how pets...

2013-07-22 08:25:38

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Each summer America Comes Alive celebrates the "Dog Days of Summer" with three new true stories of American dogs each week for eight weeks, from service dogs and military dogs to President's dogs and dogs in show business. (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130722/PH50413-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130722/PH50413LOGO-b) "True stories about dogs have been a great way to open a window on America's past," says...


Latest Dog Reference Libraries

Beast of Bladenboro
2013-09-17 12:23:19

The Beast of Bladenboro is a creature that was blamed for a slew of animal deaths in the winter of 1953-54 in Bladenboro, North Carolina. Witnesses and trackers of the beast suggested it was most likely a wildcat, but uncertainty of its true identity classifies it as a cryptid. Eight miles from Bladenboro in Clarkton, North Carolina, a dog was found dead, on December 29, 1953, possibly caused by the beast of Bladenboro. Witnesses described the creature as sleek, black, and about five feet...

Tamaskan Dog
2013-09-10 15:38:49

The Tamaskan dog, also known as the Tamaskan Husky, is a breed of domestic sled dog that originated from Finland. Jennie Peacock and Lynn Hardey, who created it to resemble a wolf and preform many duties, used breeds including the Alaskan malamute, Siberian husky, and the Northern Inuit, among other breeds. The first successful litter was born in 2002, but the breed did not receive its name until 2006, the same year that registries were formed to record information about as many dogs as...

Tibetan Mastiff
2013-06-19 12:40:48

The Tibetan Mastiff is a breed of domestic guard dog that originated in Asia, where it was used to guard livestock, palaces, tents, villages, and monasteries. The breed was known by many names in different regions, including Bhote Kukur, which translates to “someone from Tibet” and “dog” in Nepali. The term mastiff was once used to denote a number of large breeds, but the Tibetan mastiff is not a true mastiff. The Tibetan Mastiff was very popular in England in the early nineteenth...

Portuguese Cattle Dog
2013-06-13 16:48:55

The Portuguese cattle dog, known by its original name Cão de Castro Laboreiro and other English names, is a breed of domestic livestock guarding dog that originated from Portugal. Its original name means “Dog from Castro Laboreiro” and refers to its city of origin, Castro Laboreiro. The history of this breed is largely unknown, although many stories exist about its development occurring in the 1800’s. It is thought that the modern breed is descended from guard dogs that existed before...

Toy Bulldog
2013-06-11 11:37:04

The toy bulldog is a breed of domestic dog that once existed between the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The first attempt to develop this species occurred when breeders tried to make the bulldog smaller. This was conducted by breeding small bulldogs, but did not result in consistent, healthy toy puppies, with some litters containing normal sized puppies. Another attempt to develop the breed occurred when the English bulldog, the French bulldog, and other types of bulldogs were...

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