Pets

(P)ETiquette (Straight up, No Chaser)

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January 9, 2012
(P)ETiquette (Straight up, No Chaser)

There comes a time in every pet owner’s life where the “Talk” must be had. It’s kinda  like that talk you had with your parents when they wanted to introduce the rules for dating, perhaps awkward, too late, or seemingly unnecessary but a must-have. Eventually this chat led to some rhetoric about birds and...
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Royal Oak’s animal shelter to host event Tuesday

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June 9, 2011
Royal Oak’s animal shelter to host event Tuesday

Love your furry friends? Consider helping out the Royal Oak Animal Shelter as they prepare for their fundraiser next week. The event will be held Tuesday at Sangria Skybar, in downtown Royal Oak, from 5-8:30 p.m. Its the organization’s annual fundraiser, and a silent auction will be held, too. The funds go toward keeping...
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BlackFinn to host Detroit Bulldog Rescue fundraiser

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February 25, 2011
BlackFinn to host Detroit Bulldog Rescue fundraiser

I’m just going to throw it out there: English bulldogs are the best dogs ever. As many of you know, I have one of my own at home, Mona, and she is everything that I hoped she would be when I used to daydream about owning one of her kind. They’re wrinkly, lazy and...
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Pet care business gives Fido, Fluffy attention when you’re away

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February 15, 2011
Pet care business gives Fido, Fluffy attention when you’re away

Laid off from her senior-level sales position last year, and with a lot of extra free time, Kristen Schmitt found herself at the homes of her friends and family during the day, taking their pets out for a lunchtime walk and belly rub, or even watching their pets when they went on vacation. A...
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My dog has an addiction, and I am her enabler

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January 17, 2011
My dog has an addiction, and I am her enabler

I suppose I can’t blame her. She is part pit bull, we and her vet believe. No matter how many times it’s happened in the past, I still can’t help myself — whenever I go by the clearance rack at a pet store, I pick out at least one fuzzy stuffed toy and give...
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To tweet or not to tweet: pets and social media

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December 2, 2010
To tweet or not to tweet: pets and social media

I love pets. I love social media. But a combination of the two? I don’t know if I’m sold. I know at least two people who tweet or update a Facebook page dedicated to their pet. And they do it well. Mister Scrubby is one such pet, who owns Michigan native and North Carolina...
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Some owners can’t part from their pets, even in death

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November 30, 2010
Some owners can’t part from their pets, even in death

It’s not easy to think about our own mortality. We worry about the people we’re leaving behind, and in some cases, the four-legged ones as well. But some people are taking their love for their pets a little too far. Like, to the grave with them. I read a story this morning on MSNBC.com...
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Dog born without eyes can see just fine, thank you very much

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October 29, 2010
Dog born without eyes can see just fine, thank you very much

Even though Rowan was born with no eyes, he gets around just fine by barking and listening.
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Quick hit: Bring your pooch to Canine to Five’s HOWL-o-WEEN

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October 22, 2010
Quick hit: Bring your pooch to Canine to Five’s HOWL-o-WEEN

If you’re looking for something fun to do with your four-legged friend this weekend, look no further than Detroit’s Midtown. There will no doubt be ghosts and goblins, witches and wizards, and maybe even a banana split thrown in there. What are we talking about exactly? Why, it’s a pet costume party, of course....
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Greensboro pet doctor makes house calls

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September 24, 2010
Greensboro pet doctor makes house calls

Dr. Andrea Walker, owner of Pet Doctor Mobile Vet Service When Fido isn’t feeling well it can be equally stressful on you to pack up your pup and head to a crowded veterinary office for his check-up. Dr. Andrea Walker knows that. That’s why she started The Pet Doctor Mobile Veterinary Service in the Triad....
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Wanna get more work done? Bring your dog with you

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August 18, 2010
Wanna get more work done? Bring your dog with you

It’s no secret: At Urbane, we love pets. Whether you’re a resident of one of our apartments or co-working at the Urbane Space, pets are an important part of the Urbane experience. And there’s even more good news: Pets, specifically dogs, can actually improve productivity. Research out of our state’s own Central Michigan University...
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The dog days of summer are heading to Ferndale

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July 7, 2010
The dog days of summer are heading to Ferndale

The extreme temperatures may be on everyone’s mind these days, but in Ferndale, the dog days of summer are yet to come. The city’s pet-friendly annual event, Fido Does Ferndale, is set for 5-9 p.m. Thursday, July 15 in the downtown district. Dogs, of course, are welcome, but must be accompanied by owners and...
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