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Disaster Preparedness: No Pet Left Behind

In recent months, communities across the United States have faced multiple natural disasters, including hurricanes, fires, and floods. Do you and your family have a strategy to find one another and your pets following a disaster?  By Diana Mivelli When setting your resolutions, will making a plan for the welfare of your pets in the…

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Connections: Brokers Supporting Pet Rescue

Brokers Steven Lynn and Lori Sciacero wanted to help give back to homeless animals in the Pacific Northwest, so they created Brokers Supporting Pet Rescue to help give animals a future while their clients built their own.  Animal lovers Steven Lynn and Lori Sciacero had a thriving real estate business and they knew that they…

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Nine New Year’s Resolutions That Will Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet!

The New Year is a time for resolutions, reawakening, and renewal. It’s a time to spend with friends and family (whether they’re two, four, or three-legged), to have a “clean slate,” and to tackle goals and projects anew. Main image by Sunita Martini. Whether you’re focusing on health or wealth, organization or education, family time…

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The Avalanche Rescue Dogs of Stevens Pass

The Avalanche Rescue Dogs have been searching the slopes of Stevens Pass and beyond since 1991, providing peace of mind for outdoor enthusiasts during nine months of the year.  By Tracy Campion Bailey’s bright brown eyes are fixed intently on my jacket pocket. At some point in the last few months, that pocket held dog…

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Healing Paws Comes to Providence Centralia Hospital

Providence Centralia Hospital is proud to announce the start of a new therapy animal visiting program called Healing Paws. By Karlyn Fritz The mission of Healing Paws is to share the unique benefits of the human-animal bond with the patients, visitors and staff of the Providence Health System in Centralia, Washington through animal-assisted activities and…

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Compassion and Care: Saying Goodbye to Meg

In the six hours between when I had last checked on my cat, Meg, and when I came home for the evening, she had started to die. I shouldn’t have been startled and surprised, but I was. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye – not like this. Meg was 20 years old; she had a…

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Pets on Film: Furry-Friend-Approved Movies to Keep You Warm & Cozy this Season

Autumn in the Pacific Northwest can be dark and dreary, but these pet-approved movies are sure to brighten your day — and your mood! by Diana Mivelli In the Pacific Northwest, it’s common to bemoan the short, rainy days that begin in October and drag through March…and April…and May. The gray consumes us but with…

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The Holidays Are Quickly Approaching: Are You Prepared to Keep Your Pets Safe?

The Holidays Are Quickly Approaching. Are You Prepared to Keep Your Pets Safe? By: Animal Emergency & Specialty (AES) — family-owned in Kirkland since 1980! As responsible pet owners, we tend to keep certain household routines to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our pets. The busy holiday season disrupts those routines as we…

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Aquascaping Styles: Fashionable Fish Tanks For Every Home

From Natural Style to Dutch and from Jungle to Paludarium, Tammy Dore of Olympia Pet Works introduces you to the most popular styles in fish tank aquascaping. By Tammy Dore, Olympia Pet Works I have written about aquascaping with plants, stone, and driftwood before. But I know that planning how to aquascape can become a little…

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Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home

Sometimes the right book comes into your life at the right time, and for me, that book was Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home.  Review by Tracy Campion Sometimes the right book comes into your life at the right time, and for me, that book was “Fetch.” Having just accompanied a senior pet…

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Goat Yoga: Connecting and Getting Centered at the Wobbly Ranch!

Meeting a very special three-legged goat changed Amanda Leone’s entire life – and now she’s helping other people connect with these gregarious creatures while they become more centered and healthy, too. Article by Tracy Campion & photos by Sunita Martini After Amanda met Trippy the goat, she was inspired to create a farm called “The…

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When to Worry: Is it More than Another Urinary Tract Infection?

How can you tell if your animal has a urinary tract infection — or if it’s time to worry?  by Krystal Harris, DVM, MS (Practice Limited to Oncology) Cancer of the urinary tract occurs in most mammals, including humans, dogs, cats, even sea lions. Symptoms of cancer affecting the urinary bladder or urethra can mimic…

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Connections: Ann Howie

For three decades, counselor Ann Howie has had a profound impact in the local community. Ann has been successfully integrating animals into her counseling practice since she began in 1987, but it’s not the direction that she had initially planned to take. “As I was finishing my master’s degree, I felt like there was nothing…

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Locally Owned Pet Place Market: Building Relationships

Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, North Bend is home to Twedes Café (of Twin Peaks fame), breathtaking views, and a family-owned pet company that has stayed true to its roots for more than a decade. Pet Place Market is a cherished North Bend establishment with a staff that’s dedicated to helping people…

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Moveable Feast: Radiant Table Settings and Rekindled Traditions With Rosanna, Inc.

When you shop local, you’re putting your money where your heart is: Right back into our community. Supporting small, independent businesses directly supports local parks and recreation programs, schools, police, and fire departments, as the majority of the money spent at a local business stays local. Simply by purchasing locally, you’re keeping your taxes local,…

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