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WSU eliminate rabies program reaches 50,000 dog vaccinations this year, saving animal and human lives

By Laura Lockard, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine While not prevalent in the United States, more than 99 percent of the people infected with rabies worldwide get it from the bite of an unvaccinated dog. Washington State University believes it can prevent those infections. In 2016, to date WSU and their partners in the Serengeti…

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Buck Brannaman, the Horse Whisperer

Your horse is a mirror to your soul. Sometimes you might not like what you see. Sometimes you will.” –Buck Brannaman Buck Brannaman’s quiet, smooth voice, amplified by the microphone, rolled across the open arena like wind on the grasslands. It was sunny and hot; angry, swollen clouds gathered in the west and Buck, riding…

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Don’t Miss Seattle Humane’s Walk For the Animals Oct. 2!

Seattle Humane is a nonprofit animal welfare organization striving to provide the best care and services to both the animals and the people of our region. We offer pet adoptions, spay/neuter services to low-income pet owners, a pet food bank, and humane education for children of all ages. Seattle Humane believes that animal companionship should…

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Estate Planning for Your Pets: Pet Trusts

If you’re reading this article, it’s probably because you are dedicated to animals. And you’re very likely sharing your life with a special animal or – come on, admit it – several. Right? Estate planning. People aren’t always great about planning for their loved ones after they are gone. That is really who you are…

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12th Pet Adoption Event: Adopt and Complete Your Home Team!

If you’re looking for fun and furry friends this weekend, the 12th Pet Adoption Event will have all that and more! Join fellow twelves the day before the Seahawks kick off their first game of the season! Join Pawsitive Alliance and local shelters and rescue organizations from all around Washington State at Denny’s Pet World,…

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Seahawks Linebacker Helps 12th Pet Who’s Likely Washington’s Longest Term Homeless Dog

It’s hard to miss Kevin Pierre-Louis. He’s tall, handsome, and smiling broadly as he strides toward Leroy the dog. On the field, Kevin is a Seahawks linebacker and wears #58, but today he’s not wearing his jersey, which gives him a veil of temporary anonymity. As he sees Leroy, Kevin’s smile widens. Leroy is smiling,…

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Summer Stay & Playcation Spotlight: Norm’s Eatery & Alehouse

Welcoming ambience, mouth-watering food, and tail-wagging fun make Norm’s Eatery and Alehouse a go-to lunch and dinner destination for humans and canines alike all year round. On weekends, enjoy breakfast and drink specials, too! Located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Norm’s is the kind of restaurant your dog would choose to go to, if…

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Small Business Spotlight: WoolDog PDX

What do you get when you mix vibrant colors, a desire to create durable, stylish, long-lasting pet collars, and impeccable craftsmanship? WoolDog PDX. Creator Sara Prohaska has been creating pet collars since 2009 – and it shows. Founded in 2015, WoolDog PDX’s gorgeous hand-made collars are all handcrafted by Sara from her Portland, Oregon base.…

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Summer Stay & Playcation Spotlight: Vacations By the Sea

The rush of the ocean. The sand between your toes. Your best friend by your side. Vacations by the Sea, located on the Washington coast, offers fully furnished, dog-friendly condominiums along 18 miles of breathtaking coastline. Westport and South Beach feature multiple tourist attractions, including bird watching, a boardwalk, boogie boarding, boat basin fishing and…

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Stay and Playcation Spotlight: Dogwood Play Park

Opened in 2015, Dogwood Play Park is the Emerald City’s solution to cold, rainy evenings and hot summer days where you need a cool place to play (and for human guests, a place to grab a brew and chat with like-minded friends). Dogwood’s owners, Lex, Tara, and Austin, are dedicated to providing a fun experience…

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Wolf Advisory Group Reaches Consensus

The Wolf Advisory Group (WAG) is an advisory board of volunteers who were appointed to advise the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). They recently began working toward a consensus on recommendations on wolf management policies in Washington State. “The WAG’s volunteer appointees advise the WDFW on current and emerging issues regarding wolf conservation…

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Three Must-See Seattle Area Trails to Hike With Your Dog

Dogs make great hiking partners. They are always excited, available when your friends aren’t, and you don’t have to coordinate meeting them at the trailhead. Learning to trust each other out in the woods is a great bonding experience for you and your dog. Hiking is also a great way for both you and your…

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Designer Duds For Dogs: A True Work of Heart

For entrepreneur and animal lover Debbie Jennings, her business truly is a work of heart – and she honors her history as part of a military family by giving back to those who have served. “My husband served as a USMC pilot in Vietnam, and my son as a Marine officer in Afghanistan,” Jennings explained.…

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Old Dog Haven’s Fifth Annual Walk For Old Dogs

By Ardeth Devries Old Dog Haven is a homegrown phenomenon. Inspired by the compassion and commitment of founders Judith and Lee Piper, Old Dog Haven has become a community of fosters, volunteers, and donors all dedicated to getting old dogs out of shelters and placing them in private homes, with loving families. During the past…

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Super sidekick looking for love: Joseph is an adoptable cat at MEOW

This is Joseph. His tattered ears are a telltale indication of his previous life. He was found at a feral cat feeding station, but he is anything but feral. This sweet boy was pretty beat up, but is doing oh so much better now! Joseph is a three-year-old boy with bunny soft black fur and a white locket…

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