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Sled Dogs and Working Relationships: Carmen Rowe, Gryphon Law Group

By Carmen Rowe, Gryphon Law Group Running a sled team is like no other experience. You’re out there in the wilderness, roaming mountain trails, making your own, or navigating an urban trail on wheels. My favorite part is the snow. The swish of the runners, the dogs’ breath. That pure, silver silence of the mountains.…

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Five Resolutions Fido Would Make For You…If He Could

What resolutions would your dog make for you if he or she could?  Continue to learn new things – and teach me new things, too, by introducing enriching new foods, toys, and activities into my life! I don’t know who it was that said an old dog can’t learn new tricks, but it’s just not true.…

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Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine

By: Charlie Powell At 117 years old, Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (WSU-CVM) is the fifth oldest in the U.S., the sixth oldest in North America, and among the best equipped veterinary colleges in the world. Dollar for dollar, WSU is among the best values among the nation’s veterinary colleges. Each year, approximately…

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Northwest School of Animal Massage: The Future Is In Your Hands

By Tracy Campion As Sarah and I walked into the expansive meeting room at Oregon Humane Society, we were awed by the blissful quiet of dogs and massage practitioners. If we’d closed our eyes, we never would’ve believed that this room was filled with one dozen dogs from local rescue, Angels With Misplaced Wings. Blissed…

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Behind the Scenes: Pet Connection Magazine’s 2016 Year in Review

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes at Pet Connection Magazine? Here’s our candid (and often funny) year in review! January/February Animal behavior and communication North Cover: Temple Grandin South Cover: Valentine’s Day cover contest! Feature articles: Found in Translation (Dr. Temple Grandin), Connections: Jeff Burnside, Demystifying Animal Behavior with Dr. Jim Ha. Behind-the-Scenes…

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Ask the ER Vet With Olympia Pet Emergency: Overwhelmed During the Holidays

ASK THE ER VET! Blaire Burggren, DVM, Olympia Pet Emergency Dear Oly Pet ER: We’re having family over for a few weeks over the holidays and we’re decorating! Are there certain things we should keep in mind to keep our pets safe? Are there any decorations or goodies we should avoid? We’re excited to host…

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Looking for a Holiday Gig? 6 Reasons Why College Students Think Rover is Perfect

If you’re a college student who loves dogs and would love some extra funds this season, become a pet sitter or dog walker on Rover.com and make $1,000 or more per month. What Exactly is Rover? Whether you need in-home dog boarding, pet sitting, dog walking, or day care, Rover connects pet parents with people…

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Meet Sugar Puff, the Latest Pawsitive Alliance #WhyNotMePets Starlet Featured on Q13 and JoeTV!

Pet Connection Magazine is partnering with Q13 Fox, JoeTV, and Pawsitive Alliance’s Why Not Me Pets campaign to help long-term homeless pets finally find loving families! This week’s #WhyNotMePets starlet is Sugar Puff, a gorgeous white kitty who can’t wait to meet you. Are you lucky enough to take her home? Check out her video…

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Connections: Mutual Rescue, Eric & Peety

Prescription For Love – and Life Six years ago, Eric O’Grey received some sobering advice from his doctor. Eric, who was 51 years old in 2010, tipped the scales at 330 pounds. His blood pressure was 160 over 100, he had type 2 diabetes, and he wore size 4 XL shirts. His doctor’s advice? Buy…

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Bellevue Fire to the Rescue!

Motley Zoo pups Reggie Mantle, Debra Tunney, and Archie Andrews gazed up at the three firefighters standing before them, shivering as a cold breeze swept into the fire station. But once they were warm and safe in the firefighters’ arms, their shivering subsided, replaced by smiles, snuggles, and their attempts at stealing kisses. Motley Zoo…

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Seahawks Kicker Steve Hauschka’s Holiday Wish: That Leroy Finds a Home!

Just two days after his game-saving field goal against the Atlanta Falcons, Steve Hauschka and his wife, Lindsey, hoped to help pull off another eleventh hour victory: Finding Leroy a home. Lindsey and Steve, dog lovers themselves, snuggled with Leroy on the hearth that was festively decorated for our upcoming holiday issue. Leroy, sitting between…

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Take the Fright Out of Halloween For Your Pets With Holy Cow Critters!

Annette Lanker, Holy Cow Critters As humans, we like Halloween to be a little scary, right? Well, Halloween can be downright frightening for our pets! It’s a very long day for our animals: Before the sun even sets, the littlest of the ghouls and goblins are knocking at our doors, gleefully yelling, “Trick or treat!”…

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Purrfect Pals’ 19th Annual Black Cat Ball Oct. 29

By Connie Gabelein Zero and Leuki Land Jack Skellington, Sally, Doctor Finklestein, Oogie Boogie, and Zero (The “Nightmare Before Christmas” Kittens) were born in June of 2015 and transferred to Purrfect Pals by a local shelter after test results showed they have the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV). Our sanctuary is one of few which have…

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Connections: Julie Forbes

Julie Forbes has always been fascinated with behavior. When she was in high school, Julie read everything that she could about dogs and dog behavior. When she went to college, she studied Animal Science at the University of Vermont, graduating in 1999. “My classes included Dog Behavior and Training, Animal Welfare/Animals in Society, and Zoo…

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Haunted Hikes You Can Take With Your Dog – if You Dare

With thousands of miles of hiking trails, Washington is the perfect place to have an outdoor adventure with your dog – even (and perhaps for some, particularly) when it’s “spooky.” Autumn is heralded in with earlier evenings, crisp air and leaves, and eerie experiences. October is a time of goblins and ghouls, tricks and treats,…

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