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Learn How to Overcome Your Riding-Related Fear and Anxiety on Jan. 5!

Do You Have Riding-Related Anxiety? Sign up to learn how you can overcome your riding-related fear and anxiety!  By Sarah Weideman, Back to Basics Horsemanship  You show up to your riding lesson feeling great and ready to tackle anything that comes your way. As you sit in your warm car rocking out to your favorite…

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Reading With Rover: A Legacy of Love and Literacy

For more than 17 years, Reading With Rover has inspired children to read while teaching them about empathy, compassion, and kindness. Reading With Rover (RWR) started in 2001 in the Bothell Public Library with a librarian named Mei-Mei Wu. Reading With Rover became a corporation and granted non-profit status with the IRS in 2004. “Our…

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Cooper the Santa Dog

Cooper was a very special patient at Olympia Veterinary Specialists — and he became Olympia’s very own Santa Dog.  By Lisa Parshley, DVM, PHD, DACVIM Have you ever heard of an IV of love? Does it sound implausible to have an IV delivering love? Six years ago, I would have scoffed at the very idea. Then…

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Now Available for Pre-order: Dog Behavior: Modern Science and Our Canine Companions!

Now available on Amazon! Dog Behavior: Modern Science and our Canine Companions Why do tails wag? Why do our canines look at us with that “puppy dog” expression? How does a dog perceive the world? Why is the human-canine relationship uniquely special? Authors Dr. James C. Ha and Tracy Campion wrote Dog Behavior: Modern Science and…

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Wings of Rescue: Let the Fur Fly!

Wings of Rescue has flown more than 26,000 pets to Safety — and they’re just getting started.  The wingtip of the Pilatus PC-12 glinted in the late morning sun as it tilted toward the runway at Everett’s Paine Field. This was no ordinary flight; thanks to Wings of Rescue, the small plane was carrying 132…

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Join Us September 16 for the PAWSwalk 5k!

Join us on Sunday, September 16 from 8:00 to 1:00 p.m. for PAWSwalk at Magnuson Park in Seattle!  Registration for the 27th annual PAWSwalk is open at PAWSwalk.net for walkers, runners, and virtual walkers who want to support the cause but can’t make the event. Check out Pet Connection Magazine’s page here! PAWSwalk is THE end-of-summer event for celebrating…

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KIRO 7 Cares: Project Paws Pet Expo and Adoption September 14 & 15

Join KIRO 7 and animal welfare advocates across Western Washington for the second annual KIRO Cares PROJECT PAWS Pet Expo and Adoption! 

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Don’t Miss Wag Love Life on September 9!

Don’t miss the Canine Cancer Research Alliance’s Wag Love Life on September 9!  When Mari Maeda lost her dogs to cancer in quick succession (one was only two years old), she was totally devastated. “Dogs aren’t people,” she said, “but I honestly had difficulty getting out of bed for a year. I finally started talking…

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Death Toll Reaches Thirteen: $46,000 Reward to Find Serial Cat Killer

A serial cat killer is on the loose in Thurston County, Washington, and the authorities need your help to find this person. Publisher’s Note: This article discusses a disturbing animal cruelty case. Reader discretion is strongly advised. Thurston County: Thirteen cats have been brutally killed recently, and authorities need your help to find the person…

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Norm’s Eatery & Alehouse: Seattle’s Oldest Dog-Friendly Bar and Restaurant

Seattle’s oldest dog-friendly restaurant is now bigger and better than ever!  Walking in to Norm’s Eatery & Alehouse, it’s just as warm and welcoming as it’s always been, but it’s now bigger, better, and ready for even more dogs and the people who love them. Norm’s Eatery and Alehouse is Seattle’s oldest dog-friendly bar and…

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Join Us For a Beach Paw-ty on August 20!

Pet Connection Magazine and Brokers Supporting Pet Rescue are having a Beach Paw-ty at Lagunitas Brewery in Seattle on Monday, August 20 — and you’re invited!  Meet Lee Asher of the Asher House, dine on yummy Hawaiian food from Kama’aina Grill, meet (and maybe adopt!) lovable adoptable pets, and hang out with the folks from…

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Catio Tour: Local Felines Allow Humans to See Their Homes on July 28

On Saturday, July 28, local cats from the greater Seattle area are going to permit curious humans with limited access to their royal abodes at the Catio Tour Seattle. The popular tour, which showcases the latest and greatest in catio design, provides a closer look at this up-and-coming quirky Pacific Northwest-born trend. Catios are species-specific…

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Saving Ki: Summit Veterinary Referral Center

It was an uncharacteristically cold August morning last year when the unthinkable happened. The fog had yet to lift as Shawn Canepa walked out to the front porch and his employees began to arrive. Just then, he heard a terrible noise that was barely audible over the sound of tires crunching over the gravel driveway.…

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The Feral Cat Spay Neuter Project: Breaking Down Barriers

For more than two decades, the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project (FCSNP) has been helping cats and the people who love them – and 2018 looks to be one of their best years yet. “A couple of years ago, we reached 100,000 cats who had been spayed and neutered,” explained Executive Director Jason Thompson. “As of…

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Cobber’s Pet Pantry: Sharing a Passion for Pet Nutrition

Cobber’s Pet Pantry has been sharing their passion for pet nutrition for six years — and they’re delighted to help you, too. by Diana Mivelli When you arrive at Cobber’s Pet Pantry in Enumclaw, you notice the sky-blue building and the tidy lawn. The store is inviting, well organized, and exudes warmth. You might be…

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