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Q: Is playing with other dogs all the socialization my puppy needs? A: Puppies have an adult learning brain at 8 weeks old, so it’s recommended to start training and socializing ASAP. Dogs go through a critical socialization period until 16 weeks (4 months) old. This means that during this time, most pups can roll […]
Summer is finally here and we are all excited to head outdoors! Whether you’re heading to the dog beach, out for a road trip, or even just for a walk, there are a few safety considerations to keep in mind when you head out with your dog. Click here to read this article in its […]
Consider this a “pup” quiz of sorts: You’re walking down the street, perhaps even through a public building, and suddenly you see someone approaching with a leashed service dog. How do you react? Click here to read this article in its original magazine format. Most of us are familiar with guide dogs used by those […]
One Dog’s Journey Back Home I work at Go Dog Go in Oswego and Katherine, the owner of our shop, often helps foster senior dogs for Angels on Wheels Rescue. One dog she recently took in was a beautiful 15-year-old, partially deaf border collie who she affectionately called Lulu. Click here to read this article […]
Meet Miley! Turning one year old this spring, Miley is a small girl with a big heart. She loves to play, she loves to cuddle and she’s won over the hearts of many rescue volunteers. Miley is great with other dogs and she loves children. Although she can be slightly shy at first, she quickly […]
Stella entered the Spay Illinois adoption program after being rescued from an abandoned apartment, where she had been left alone, emaciated and injured. Stella also suffered from luxating patellas in both of her hind legs, a condition that would require two invasive surgeries and, at least, a three month recovery. To date, Stella has truly […]
When Bashel and Squanto found themselves in a shelter with their brother Chowder, it took eight long months before a family came along who could keep the bonded trio together. Luckily, Beth Hukill had always wanted five dogs, and she already had two — so adding an extra few furry faces was perfect for her […]
Q. Can Dog Training Save Your Dog’s Life? A. Yes, it can! Two basic commands taught in almost every obedience class, Come and Leave It, can possibly mean the difference between life and death for your dog. Picture this: you’re playing fetch with your dog in the yard. You throw the ball a little too […]
Pet leashes are often a necessity designed to keep canines, other pets, and fellow humans out of harm’s way — though somewhat understandably, not all dog owners enjoy the thought of their beloved pet being constrained. As a result, retractable leashes have become increasingly popular. These devices allow a dog to roam 10, 15 or […]
Gorgeous two-year-old, bubbly Bubbles found herself alone and scared in an overcrowded animal control facility — and when she leaned up against the cage bars asking for some love and attention, the folks from Anderson Animal Shelter felt their hearts melting. Now safe and staying with a foster family, Bubbles awaits her forever home. Bubbles […]