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Treats from scratch pamper your pooch

It's not often I find myself drooling over homemade dog food recipes. But with names such as "cheddar lover's biscuits" and "banana ice cream," I was as tempted to try the recipes in the updated "Doggy Desserts" cookbook as was my furry little man, Welles, and his tail-wagging friends.

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A respectful, eco-friendly way to say goodbye

From a few feet away, the metal trays look to be holding tiny rocks, plucked by a very particular and tidy collector. A closer look reveals that each tray holds not rocks, but remains – one holds the bony bits of a ferret, the other a cat; both were pets, and both are done with their jobs as companions.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Milo

Milo, 6, is looking to spend forever with the right family. He was recently surrendered because he did not do well with the young children in the home, so we are looking for a more mature household at this time. Milo is very friendly and social toward adults, and he bonds to his person quickly. We suspect that he could live with older children (teenagers) who would respect his boundaries.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Kyro

Kyro, 1, is an Australian Shepherd/Lab mix. He has a soft red-and-white coat that will need only an occasional brushing and bath. He weighs 43 pounds. Kyro was owner surrendered because his owner’s landlord did not allow dogs. Kyro will need an owner who will put in some work with him. He needs some help on house training and pulls on the leash, but he is a group favorite around here. He gets along with some dogs and likes to be able to choose his friends. Kyro does not like cats. He knows “sit” and “lie down” and is treat motivated. He’s young, so he needs an active home where the family will work with him and love him. He’s good with kids and he loves to play. Kyro is unsure of children who grab at him so children older than 6 would be best. He is up to date on vaccinations and microchipped, and will be neutered before heading home.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Sylvannas

Sylvannas, 1, is a domestic shorthair with very pretty brown and black tiger markings. She is a reserved kitty who will make a lovely calm companion — she loves snuggling up to her people. She has a playful side as well, though, and loves chasing after string or toys. Sylvannas does not get along with other cats and must be the only feline in her new home. Her new owners should also carefully manage any introductions to dogs or young children.

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Inside PetSpace: An animal shelter like no other

Don't forget to look up as you enter the new Annenberg PetSpace: There's a ginormous motion-sensor sculpture of a wriggling pup, so happy to see you. Look to the right for its feline counterpoint: A curious kitty, poised to paw its prey.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Bear

Bear, 6, is a male border collie/chow mix who came as a surrender due to his owner’s landlord not allowing dogs. He weighs 69 pounds. He is likely is house-trained and walks nicely on a leash. He knows some commands and is interested in treats. He is active and energetic, and likes to chase after a ball. He is a happy, fun boy and loves to get brushed. He’s a volunteer favorite, loves the water and on hot days he lies down in a water tub. Bear will need to go to a home without cats or other small animals, and any children should be older than ages 10-12. Bear is choosy about his doggy companions, but once he finds a dog he clicks with, playtime is on. A meet and greet with any other dogs in the house is required before adoption.

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