Did You Need Yet Another Reason Not to Buy a Puppy from a Pet Store?

Pet Store Puppies Represent a Chain of Suffering By now I hope we’re all clear on the immorality of purchasing puppies from pet stores. All the puppies in any pet store have been procured through a series of transactions, beginning … Continue reading

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Thor the abused puppy is now living the good life

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Another reason not to buy a puppy from a pet store

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How to Puppy Proof Your Home

Puppies are inquisitive and playful by nature. They can be heaps of fun, but it is important to take the right steps to protect your home and protect them from themselves, as having a big heap of energy bulldozing through … Continue reading

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Puppy Up Nation

Six years ago this Sunday, Hudson, Murphy and I walked the final mile from Back Bay Fens to the Boston Common alongside hundreds of friends and hundreds of canine companions who traveled from 21 states to be there that day.  … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: BATHING TIP: MAKE SURE YOUR PUPPY DOESN’T GO DOWN THE DRAIN!

Just when I thought we dog owners had heard every safety warning imaginable, up popped a new one that had never even occurred to me: that you have to make sure your little dog doesn’t slip down your bathtub drain! … Continue reading

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The Happy Saga of Jake the Fire Puppy

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Former Puppy Mill Dog Wins American Hero Dog Award

Once confined to a cramped cage, a former puppy mill dog took center stage as he was honored with the top title at the 2015 American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards for shining a light on… [[ This is a … Continue reading

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Puppy Up Foundation Funds Bone Cancer Study

Happy Independence Day all!   I wish, really really wish I could be announcing our independence from cancer today but the sad sorry leadership in this country at every level doesn’t deem it necessary to make the number one killer … Continue reading

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Tuesday Top Ten: Reasons Why Living With a Puppy is Just Like Living With a Toddler

Adapted from a post on dogshaming.com, which is a great website, if you’ve never visited. Top Ten Reasons Why Living with a Puppy is Just Like Living with a Toddler. 10. They do things that are so disgusting we can’t … Continue reading

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