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    Rescuing dogs and cats is 24/7 mission of Almost Home president

    CHICAGO - His name was Rocky. A Rottweiler, Rocky came into Linda Wyka's life on a hot summer afternoon about 15 years ago.

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    Talking Dogs: Canine parks not right fit for every dog

    Q: I have been taking my 4-year-old dog Bruno to the dog park in our neighborhood for about six months. He likes to sniff around the area, but avoids other dogs and has bitten a few that come too close. What can I do to get him to enjoy the park and get some good exercise playing with other dogs?

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    Ada County Pet of the Week: Duke the terrier mix

    Duke, 5, is a neutered male, white, American Staffordshire terrier mix. Duke is playful, loving and loyal. He will thrive in a home where he is allowed to live indoors as a member of the family. Duke isn't a couch potato, though. He will also enjoy accompanying his human for hikes, run, rides in...

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    Pet supply chain will fetch heavy pet food items for a fee

    MINNEAPOLIS - When Patti Bruflodt heard that Chuck & Don's pet food and supplies store, a chain with locations in Minnesota and Colorado, was starting a home delivery service, she wasted little time ordering two 18-pound bags of NutriSource for her 5-year-old Australian Shepherd, Annie. "We don'...

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    R.I.P. Fido: Grief groups grow as society views pets as family members

    BALTIMORE - Their names were Bandar and Pixel. When they died, Bandar in 2013 and Pixel in 2014, Linda Schenk as shaken. She had owned both cats for 15 years. They'd been with her through a move to California and back home to Baltimore and a marriage, and their deaths left her sad and bereft.

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    One night in the life of a hockey team's adopt-a-dog event

    CHICAGO - They came with names like Cheddar, Freckles, Ferris and Stripe. Sixteen homeless dogs had been transported from Chicago's Animal Care and Control facility to a Chicago Wolves hockey game at Allstate Arena in suburban Rosemont.

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    Canyon County Pet of the Week: C.B the heeler mix

    The former owners of C.B., 1, had to surrender him for personal reasons. C.B. has only known life as an outdoor dog, so he is a bit puzzled by the leash and the kennel - but C.B. is smart (courtesy of his heeler blend heritage) and was picking up the sit and wait commands in just a few minutes. ...

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    Ada County Pet of the Week: Yolandi the shorthair

    Yolandi, 1, is a female, brown, black and orange, domestic shorthair cat. She was found as a stray that has remained unclaimed, so is looking for a committed, new home. A little hesitant on initial greeting, Yolandi warms up quickly with gentle attention. Her torbie markings are a fascinating mixture...

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    Troubled veterans feel at peace working with rescue dogs

    CHICAGO - James Elmore was putting Vienna, a pit bull mix, through her paces. On command, she sat, went to the down position, crawled, reached to shake hands. And if that didn't impress, there was one of those "easy" buttons sitting nearby. Vienna smacked it with a paw, triggering a disembodied "...

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    Ada County Pet of the Week: Mac the Lab

    Mac, 2, is a neutered male, yellow, Labrador retriever.

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