National Smile Day

National Smile Day

National Smile Day Have you ever wondered if your dog can really smile?  Today is National Smile Day so we decided to find out if our four-legged friends can actually grin when they are happy!  We’ve all seen an upturned mouth and gleeful expression on our dog, but are we actually seeing emotion?    Do Dogs Smile? In short, no dogs do not actually smile as humans do.  However, dogs use their body language to communicate and share their emotions with us.  Dogs will display their enjoyment through acts such as wagging their tails, jumping back and forth, or licking.  […]

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Hartebeest evade predators by running in zigzag patterns.

Hartebeest evade predators by running in zigzag patterns.

Animal Fact: Hartebeest evade predators by running in zigzag patterns. Commonly known as the red hartebeest, it is the most colorful hartebeest, with black markings contrasting against its white abdomen and behind. It has a longer face than other subspecies, with complex curving horns joined at the base. Hartebeests have an excellent sense of hearing and smell, although their sense of sight is poor. When alarmed, hartebeests elude confusion before running, by which they can reach a maximum speed of 55 km/h. Their evasion tactic is to run in a zigzag pattern, making it difficult for predators to catch them. The hartebeest […]

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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 19 – Connecticut Humane Society in Connecticut

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 19 – Connecticut Humane Society in Connecticut

The CHS envisions a Connecticut where each companion animal finds a permanent, compassionate home, where communities are enriched by the special bond between people and animals, and where animal cruelty no longer exists. Their actions and decisions are based on providing the best medical and shelter care, and services to the most animals. They respect the life of each individual animal while focusing on the welfare of staff, community, and the animal population as well. The general public, the staff members and volunteers are all viewed as their partners in improving animal welfare and in fulfilling their mission.

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Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 17 – Taysia Blue Rescue in Nebraska

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 17 – Taysia Blue Rescue in Nebraska

Taysia Blue Rescue officially began in May 2010 – saving the lives of Siberian Huskies & Alaskan Malamutes. The goal was to save 8-10 lives a year, but to their surprise, they were able to save 47 lives in their first year. Averaging 100 lives a year for their first years, they are now on target in 2019 to save 200 lives! They aspire to be the best all-volunteer rescue organization they can be. The beautiful Taysia Blue is the inspiration behind this wonderful organization, to learn more about their story and Taysia Blue listen in and visit their website […]

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National Hamburger Day

National Hamburger Day

National Hamburger Day Today is National Hamburger Day!  There is nothing quite like a hot summer barbecue with big, juicy hamburgers sizzling on the grill.  On average, Americans eat almost 50 billion burgers a year- now that’s a lot of burgers!  Whether you love beef burgers, turkey burgers, salmon burgers or veggie burgers, everyone loves to enjoy a burger in some form or another- and this doesn’t only apply to humans.  Dogs are often found begging for a bite of their owner’s tasty grilled treat.  The good news?  You can make burgers for your dog to enjoy right beside you! […]

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Episode 93 – Dr. Nellie Goetz

Episode 93 – Dr. Nellie Goetz

Dr. Nellie Goetz has held several positions across the animal welfare industry and learned from some of the best. She has found her passion and enjoys teaching students. She is dedicated to not only the animals but people as well. She and her husband share their lives with an assortment of cats, dogs, and two guinea pigs named Grace Potter and Jean Luc Picard. She enjoys traveling with her husband, cooking, gardening, and identifying the various Arizona desert wildlife that live in the backyard.

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