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    Canyon County Pet of the Week: Brownie

    Brownie, 2, is a male Chihuahua mix who recently arrived at the shelter with his brother Batman, who is also up for adoption. We would love to see these two brothers adopted together, so we are offering a reduction in their adoption fees if they are adopted together. You can’t just have one...

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    Demographics, income feed rising trend in pet ownership in U.S.

    What with Grumpy Cat and therapy goats, $150 granite cat food bowls and $2,600 Gucci dog carriers, it's easy to think that a society that has dedicated pet bakeries, canine-only cable channels and a cat with more Twitter followers than the Dalai Lama has (forgive us) seriously gone to the dogs in...

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    Talking dogs: Use measures, even medication, to calm dogs during fireworks

    With the Fourth of July just around the corner, many of us dog owners must begin to prepare for the inevitable: fireworks. The fact that our county and state are even allowing the sale of fireworks to the public during a severe drought is ridiculous, but, alas, that is a topic for another column.

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    Quick, she's being cute again: How to capture those pet poses

    Your pet is doing that thing again. It's the cutest thing ever, and it must be snapped, shared and forever immortalized on social media. Cats and Dogs of Instagram, here we come. But what happens? Just as you reach for the camera to compose the killer shot, your subject bolts. The moment is gone...

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    Canyon County Pet of the week

    Sukie, 8, is a senior Labrador and pointer blend with a beautiful tricolor short coat. She is house-trained and is good with children. Sadly, due to personal problems, her long-term family has faced the tough decision to surrender Sukie. Sukie will need a quiet home where she can remain an indoor...

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    Ada County Pet of the Week

    Gus Gus, 8 weeks, is a male, domestic shorthair cat. Gus Gus is a social kitten whose curious nature will make him an amusing companion that will keep you on your toes. He uses his litterbox like a champ and enjoys playing with other kittens. When you pick him up he immediately starts purring in...

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    Rover on Twitter: Pets are social media stars, but how do they type?

    The world has come a long way since 1993, when the New Yorker published Peter Steiner's cartoon of two canines above the caption: "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog," making us laugh at the absurd notion of household pets on the World Wide Web. Now, more than a dozen years later, your dog...

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    For some lucky dogs, chef-owners are creating and cooking meals to drool over

    Chef Bryant Ng's chicken rice recipe calls for jasmine rice cooked in a ginger broth and poached free-range chicken. It's a minimalist dish, without any of the Singaporean-Vietnamese flavors, the fermented shrimp paste and sambal sauces that Ng used at Spice Table or that will load the menu at his...

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    Taking a lead from Paris Hilton, et al., owners seek the fashion-forward dog

    Bruiser Woods (or his handler) might have been onto something in the 2001 movie "Legally Blonde." The fashionable Chihuahua companion to Reese Witherspoon's Elle Woods seemed to be in a new outfit as often as his mistress.

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    Are owners listening? Overweight pets are unhealthy pets, vets warn

    Garfield is not the only fat cat around.

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