Campers Rescue Lost Dog… Twice!

Two campers enjoying a weekend in the woods found a new, unexpected friend. A man and his nephew spent the weekend camping in Oklahoma when in the middle of the night, they heard a dog barking. Unsure of whether or not it was safe to go look, they eventually heard the dog whining and barking some more, and decided they should...

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Volunteer Pilots Rescue Hundreds of Georgia Shelter Pets

A group of volunteer pilots put together an event recently where they rescued more than 400 animals from shelters across the state of Georgia. Pilots N Paws is a non-profit organization made up of volunteer pilots who work together to network for various animals and coordinate cross-country rescues by plane. The 400+ animals...

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The Power of Rescue

Sometimes it’s hard for people to imagine what working in rescue is like. All too often, rescue volunteers see a stray dog in the street or on the side of the road and like most animal lovers, can’t leave without trying to help. Sometimes, the dog is too difficult to catch or runs off into the woods. Other times,...

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The Ultimate Party Dog

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is the oldest and one of the most famous animal shelters in the United Kingdom. A few years ago, workers began arriving to work in the morning to find kennels open, dogs roaming around, and food in the kitchen gone. After disciplining the staff for not being careful enough when they locked the...

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FDNY Rescues Dog Stuck on Window Ledge

New York City is a notoriously exciting place, but things got a little more hectic this past Thursday. A dog was spotted on a window ledge in the city, and no one was quite sure how he had gotten up there. It seems he was stuck, though, and was very scared. The window ledge was extremely narrow and this was no small dog....

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K9 Figo Touches Hearts Worldwide

  This K9 officer named Figo has struck a chord with millions of people across the world, since the photo became viral online. Figo is at the funeral of his partner, Kentucky K9 officer Jason Ellis, and when he went up to the coffin, he placed his paw on it as if to say goodbye. This photo is a stunning and heart...

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Dogs Decrease Risk of Heart Disease in Humans

We all know having a pet holds great benefits, but the American Heart Association just taught us a little more. They released a statement Thursday that provides information about the health benefits of owning a dog. The main health benefit was a lowered risk of cardiovascular disease. The study observed the trend between dog...

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Prosthetic Paws Give Naki’o a New Leash on Life

A dog in Colorado named Naki’o recently became the first dog to be fitted for prosthetic paws. After Naki’o was found as a puppy, abandoned by his owners in a foreclosed home in the Nebraska winter, authorities did everything they could to help him heal. Because he had been found in a cold puddle, all four of his...

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Happy Friday from the Cutest Dogs on the Internet!

It’s Friday! Time to kick back, relax, and have no worries – just like these hilarious dogs!                                                                ...

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Fresh Pup of Bel Air

One lucky dog named Fido in West County Shelter in California was adopted by a family from Bel Air. The folks over at Pet Collective, a YouTube channel dedicated to uplifting videos of animals, created this adorably hilarious parody of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song. How awesome is...

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Pet Food Banks

The United States is currently suffering from a tough economic climate with high unemployment and a record high enrollment in Food Stamps. Many families are having to cut back and make changes to what they buy. Unfortunately, pet food, especially high-quality pet food, can often be very expensive. Organizations across the...

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Operation Roger

Operation Roger has been active since 2005, helping pets find their forever homes across the country. Operation Roger is “a rag-tag group of some 20-30 pet-loving truckers who volunteer to help needy pets get to their new homes and have a better chance at a fun-filled life by giving them a hitchhike in their cabs and a...

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A Beautiful Reunion

I have the utmost respect for our troops. Our soldiers do things that most people would never even spend half a second considering. Their bravery is outstanding. Their loyalty to our country is unrivaled. At least that’s what I thought before I saw this video… Now I’m thinking there might be some competing...

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The Joys of Fostering

Have you ever considered becoming a foster? Are you not sure if it’s the right decision for you and your family? Fostering provides an unlimited number of benefits that you may have never considered before, and if you are on the fence about fostering, I hope this helps you make your decision. You Choose: No good rescue...

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Pet-Friendly Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here are a few tips to help keep your pets healthy on this festive holiday: *  If you buy flowers, make sure to read up on what plants are toxic to dogs and cats and be aware that lilies are especially toxic for cats! *  In addition to edible toxic plants, keep roses out of your pet’s reach!...

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Show Your Soft Side

As I prepared to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, I was excited. I don’t really care about football and I didn’t really care about the game. I watched for 1 reason and 1 reason only: to cheer on fellow pit bull advocates and dog lovers. The Show Your Soft Side campaign was created in 2012 as a part of...

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Puppy Bowl IX

Not a huge football fan? That’s okay, me neither. Luckily, on Super Bowl Sunday, you don’t have to be a huge football fan to enjoy watching the game. No, not the game between the Ravens and the 49ers, the game between the puppies. The Puppy Bowl is, hands down, my favorite part of Super Bowl Sunday. What is the...

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Healthy Dog, Happy Dog!

Happy 2013! With the New Year in full swing, it’s time to set goals, resolutions, or just get back into a routine from the holidays! Many people set New Year’s Resolutions for themselves… A common one is to lose weight. While it is important to monitor your own health, it is also important to monitor your...

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Give to the military dogs this season!

If you give to the troops at Christmas time, please don’t forget the dogs that are deployed too! They are dedicated and working hard and deserve our love as part of our troops! There are several places you can donate to, but here is a link to GivetotheTroops.org – they have a very specific list of items our...

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Community Snapshot: What to Do with Your Dog in Athens

Ever wonder if there is something new and exciting you can do with your dog? Perhaps agility training or just a new dog park to visit? Next Wednesday, November 14th, the Athens-Clarke County Library will be hosting an event called “What to Do with Your Dog in Athens”. The event will be held at Lyndon House Arts...

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Made in China?

Yesterday, I walked into a grocery store to buy some new dog treats for my foster dogs. As I walked down the dog food aisle, I saw a big cardboard sign that read “Great and Wholesome Treats!” The shelves above the cardboard sign were lined with bags of Milo’s Kitchen dog treats. The company’s slogan: “100% Real, 100% for...

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It’s About That Time…

I love Halloween… not only because I get to dress up and have an excuse to act ridiculous, but I get to dress up my pets. THAT is the good part. Animal Halloween costumes are some of the cutest in existence (yes, they even beat baby costumes), so I want to do my part and help provide some awesome costume ideas for this...

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Two Huts for Mutts

There are tons of crazy products out there for dogs these days… One must wonder, do they all really work? Are the claims true? Well, to be honest, I don’t know. What I do know is before I ever take a dog to the beach, I’m going to buy a K-9 Koolee. The founder and creator of the K-9 Koolee has a pug…...

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Stay Calm and Pet Your Pup!

If you own a dog, you have felt frustration with your dog before. It’s natural to feel this way when dealing with a species that is unable to verbally communicate with us. Let’s be honest, it’s natural to feel this way when dealing with people who speak your language perfectly! No one will ever understand...

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What is REALLY in Your Dog’s Food?

I am going to venture to say that most people assume if a product is being sold on shelves, it has been approved by some commission and is safe to use. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, especially with pet food. Pet food is often regarded as the bottom of the barrel in terms of ingredients; oftentimes, food that is...

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Primp Your Pit

Do you have a pit bull that hasn’t been spayed or neutered yet? How would you like to pay only TWENTY dollars to have the surgery done on your precious pit by a licensed veterinarian? If you live in the Athens area, you are in luck! Athens Area Humane Society is hosting a month long event until the end of August called...

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One Proud Pittie

Too often we hear negative stories about pit bulls. Titan’s story is not one of those stories. This wonderful dog saved his owner’s life not once, but TWICE. The same owner who was hesitant about allowing him into her home because of his breed. Check this story out; it is incredible....

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Dog Behavior Presentation by Nicole Wilde

Does your dog experience separation anxiety? or do you want to learn more about dog – dog play and the social cues involved? This presentation at Canine Country Academy in September might be just what you need! Nicole is an internationally recognized, award-winning author and lecturer. Her nine books include Help for...

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Happy Hump Day!

Have you ever felt humiliated when your dog began humping something, be it a person, a pillow, or another dog? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Most people find dog humping a source of embarrassment, especially if it is their dog doing the humping (more formally known as the mounter). However, when we observe our...

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Help Calm Your Pup On July 4th!

If your dogs are anything like mine…….July 4th is very stressful for them!!!! Over the years I have worked on making festive nights like July 4th more enjoyable for my household. Below are some links that have great information to help calm your pups on this often times loud night! Good luck! Dog Star Daily is a...

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AARF Spay/Neuter Clinic a success!

The Atlanta Humane Society’s mobile spay/neuter clinic donated by the Holland M. Ware Foundation on June 13th and 14th was a huge success! The clinic was sponsored by the Athens Area Rescue Foundation and we were able to do a total of 53 surgeries! Click here for the Online Athens spotted photos of the...

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ProQuiet is amazing for dogs with anxiety, storm phobia, etc.!

ProQuiet has helped my dog with her storm phobia! This product was recommended by my vet. It is truly amazing and is reasonably priced. Check it out at Entirelypets.

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Watch Pup Learn how to Walk…..So Sweet!

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Chihuahua Costume Party Falls Short of a Record!

Click HERE to read about the Chihuahua Costume Party!

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Athens Canine Rescuers

As part of a class project, students from the University of Georgia have written a short story, entitled “The Athens Canine Rescuers”, about the importance of adopting pets from rescue organizations. A young boy named Kelby is determined in convincing his parents to adopt a dog named from Athens Canine Rescue...

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Some great articles by Pat Miller

Check out some great articles by Pat Miller on her Peaceable Paws website.  She touches on subjects that can be very challenging and gives very helpful suggestions. Enjoy!

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Remembering the 12 Dogs Aboard the Titanic

Everyone knows the story of what happened to the Titanic. And we have heard many things about the passengers aboard, but not much about the dogs that were also aboard. The Widener University Art Gallery opened an exhibit this week that, among other things, include pictures and stories about these dogs and their owners. You can...

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Dog Welcomes Soldier Home…..a must watch!

This is amazing and...

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Want to know what kind of dog your favorite celebrity owns?

Then check out Celebrity Dog Watchers.com! This is the most addictive website…….have fun!

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Why do pet rescuers ask such nosy questions?

I am sure people who apply for a dog from us are often curious as to why we give them the third degree…well, CNN helps to sum it up!...

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Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic a Huge Success!

The March 14th and 15th Mobile Spay Neuter Clinic went great! We were able to do 43 surgeries, 1 year rabies vaccinations and microchips. We are having a another clinic on June 13th and 14th. If interested, contact outreach@athenscaninerescue.com. Enjoy the pictures from the March clinic!...

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Storm Phobia…..how to help your dog!

My house has experienced many sleepless nights lately due to storms! The only loud noises that typically upset my dogs are fireworks……until the last couple years. Sissy, our 6 year old American Bulldog mix, has developed storm phobia with the last couple years. As an owner, this is the most helpless thing to deal...

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Helpful Advice for Owners of Fence Jumpers and Diggers

First of all……..DO NOT GIVE UP ON YOUR DOG IF HE/SHE IS A DIGGER AND FENCE JUMPER!!!!! I know this can be frustrating, but these are normal dog behaviors. Dogs jump and they dig!!!! If you expect them to not do these behaviors, then maybe you should reconsider being a dog owner! Click here for tips on redirecting...

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The Everything Dog Training and Tricks Book

This book is so much fun for you and your dog! Keep your dog occupied on these cold winter days by teaching him/her tricks! I found a used copy on amazon.com for less than $10…….what a...

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Westie Rings Bell to Go Outside

This looks like Tony, an Athens Canine Rescue dog that is looking for a forever...

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HELP! My dog has separation anxiety!

Separation anxiety in dogs can be very frustrating for both dog and owner. With patience and time you can definitely help your dog work through this stressful time. Best Friends Animal Sanctuary offers some very valuable tools to set your dog up for success during this tough time. Please click on the link below to read...

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