December/January 2008

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The modern pet culture magazine for RI and MA

Learn how to create a great fundraiser

Fundraising Fun! Not to be missed

Jamestown Christmas Parade (see page 18)

Keep your pup happy

Chilly Dog

Find great stocking stuffers

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Dec/Jan 07/08


volume 5; issue 3



Pet Crematorium


Dedicated to the memory of the pets that have filled our lives with joy, friendship and love.

Photography by Traer Scott

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• Boarding • Chronic health care boarding • Doggy Day Care • Grooming

• Geriatric care • Play time • Treats • Highly trained medical staff

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Saying the final ‘Goodbye’ to a beloved pet is a stressful, difficult and emotional experience for every member of the family. The professional staff at Final Gift understands this. Having suffered the loss of our dearest friend and companion, we were once faced with the same difficult decisions you may now be faced with. How do we properly say goodbye? How can we give our friend one last gift for all of the love and loyalty she gave to us? Cremation offered our family the most thoughtful and respectful way to make the love and memories we shared with our pet last forever. Final Gift can pick up your pet from home or your veterinary clinic. Call us directly or request our services through your veterinarian.

Our Services Include • Guaranteed 72 hour cremation service. All pets are reunited with their family within 72 hours. 24 hour service is also available. • Viewing facility for witnessing cremations. • 24 hour in-home emergency response service 7 Days A Week. • A variety of urns and caskets to meet your personal preference and budget. • Online grief counseling and memorials. • Private Burial • Proud Supporters of the RIVMA Companion Animal Foundation - Rainbow Bridge Tokens

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Published by: Avocado Designs

Editor: Stephanie Georgia

Assistant Editors: Harvey Simon the Sinister

Graphic Design Paul O'Hearn

Contributors: Katenna Jones Paul O’Hearn Traer Scott Mike Fink Barbara Szepatowski Alicia Turner

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Best Behavior, LLC Training your pets to be on their best behavior!

From aggression to basic training, Best Behavior, LLC can help you with any behavior or training need. Also offering two group training courses: • Best Bully is RI’s first breed specific training course and is aimed at families with bully breeds. • Best Basics is designed for all other breeds. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Katenna Jones, ScM, Associate CAAB, CABC, CPDT Certified Animal Behaviorist Tel: 401-439-6442 E-mail:

Winter Photo Contest WINNER!

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to our winter photo contest. There were so many wonderful entries, it was incredible difficult to choose a winner. However amongst the entries there was one that stood out for it’s beauty and composition - this years winner is “Edna’s First Snow”, by Elizabeth Mullen Matteson. She will receive a year subscription to the Animal Print as well as a signed copy of Traer Scott’s new book “Street Dogs”. Congratulations!

“Edna’s First Snow”

This photo was taken last February, while Edna was watching her first snow fall. She was 5 months old at the time, and now is just over one year. She is a rescue from Tennessee, part lab, part terrier, we think! Edna is a great dog, very sensitive and smart. She also now had a little “sister”, Stella- a 6 month old rescue puppy. Winning photo taken by Elizabeth Mullen Matteson

“Sophies Reflections” photo by Sandra King

Honorable Mention

“Basil” photo by Debra Falk



From Around The Globe…

BOW WOW VOW’S Break World Record!

Litttleton, COHundreds of dogs showed up at Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center to try to break the record for a mass dog wedding. Organizers of the Bow Wow Vows say more than 178 dog couples (356 individual dogs) tied the knot. That unofficially breaks the world record of 27, set in the Netherlands. Nancy Solchenberger brought her two pugs to the event. It was time to make it legal. Dezi is totally in love with Lucy,” she said. “They are both almost two years old and they’ve been living together the whole time.” Theresa Lough’s Great Dane Gertrude participated as well. But she came looking for a partner. Sadly she didn’t find one during the pre-wedding speed dating event! “We’ll find somebody,” she said. Gertrude and many other brides were appropriately dressed, wearing either veils or full bridal gowns. Their male counterparts donned tuxes, bow ties or other wedding-related attire.

FOR RENTch friendly



Organizers say documentation of Saturday’s ceremony will be submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records. The event raised about $3,000 for the Denver Dumb Friends League.

Rent - A - Dog? (now we’ve seen it all)

Aside from raising a child, few things devour time and energy like a dog. Now it’s possible to enjoy Fido’s companionship without owning him, thanks to a new rent-a pooch company. Started by behavioral therapist Marlena Cervantes, FlexPetz is doing brisk business n Sand Diego and Los Angeles. Clients pay $200.00 at registration (which includes the $99.95 annual fee) plus $49.95 monthly and $24.95 per 24 hour visit. Cervantes says roughly 40 percent of her clients are empty-nesters. “The demand is so big, I’m considering creating a division that will cater to retirement communities,” she says.

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Please call: Suzan

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Will also care for: Birds, Reptiles, Fish and Small Animals …Will clean cages, litter boxes etc…



Designer dog jewelry Custom made leather dog collars Organic dog grooming products

ZPUP is a family owned, brand new state-of-the-art facility offering a one-stop location to wash. dry. shop… • Professional grooming • Self dog wash • Boutique – Holistic dog food – Natural and fresh bakery treats – Custom made gift baskets – Unique and hip dog clothing and accessories

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Honorable Mention Winter Photo Contest Continued… “Squiggy” photo by Jean Cotton

“Rosco P. Coltraine 111“ photo by Cara Bileau

Give your pet a Stress Free Holiday

“Mr. Beau” photo from Mr. & Mrs. Gervais

Discover the benefits…

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“Luka” photo by Jules Martins


“Caught in the Act” photo by Donna Normandin

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CAST YOUR VOTE AND WIN PRIZES! the Animal Print Magazine’s 2007 READERS CHOICE AWARDS! Vote for your favorite Pet/Pet Friendly business in RI and Southeastern MA.


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3. Please include the town that your choices are located. 4. Vote for establishments located in RI or Southeastern MA when possible. 5. Submissions must be arrive no later than January 15th 2007

Energetic, upbeat and cage-free alternative to “kennel-style” day care. Dogz Downtown offers: Interactive day care, positive training, doggie spa included basic grooming, washing, brushing, nail clipping/ear cleaning to massage and reiki. ALL NATURAL diets & retail supplies. Also check in throughout the day via our web cam!

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Best Place to take your dog for a Swim

Best Local Weekend Getaway with your Pet

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Best Place to Meet Single Pet Lovers

Best Pet Friendly Hotel (any location)

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Stockings We’ve found one of our favorite fluffy dog stockings with a fuzzy bone sewn in. Perfect for filling with our stocking stuffer ideas! Available at: Four Paws Grooming 1270 Mineral Spring Ave. N. Providence, RI 401.726.2554

Planet Dog Snowball Finally a snowball that doesn’t melt! Made in USA Available at Shaggy Chic 3 Main St. Wickford, RI 401.667.7273 Holiday Dog Cookies! Don't forget to fill your pet’s stocking with delicious Holiday cookies made locally by Tailwaggers (shown right) available at Shaggy Chic, Wickford, RI • Bone Appetit, East Greenwich RI and Zpup n Lincoln, RI

Holiday Cookie Platters Don’t show up empty handed! Bring along these wonderful hadmade cinnamon flavor cookies, available in holiday platters (one dozen cookies per platter) and “by the piece” in the Dog's in Harmony’s pastry case. Dogs in Harmony Bakery 843 Reservoir Ave. Cranston, RI

FURminator deShedding Tool The FURminator is the ultimate gift for the shedding pet - or more importantly, the shedding pet’s caretaker. This tool is said to reduces shedding up to 90 percent by removing the loose, dead undercoat without damaging the topcoat • Guaranteed to reduce shedding better than any brush, comb or rake Available in S, M, L for dogs as well as Cat and Equine sizes too! Available at Pet Supplies Plus: Cranston, and Raynham and Rumford Pet Center: East Providence, RI

Wool Dog Treat Leash Pouches These great pouches are handmade in the USA from recycled wool sweaters. They can hold cookies, keys, or poop bags. Makes a perfect stocking stuffer! Available at Bone Appetit Dog Bakery 110 Main St. East Greenwich, RI

11 Gorey Cats Boxed Notecards Edward Gorey was a very private man who loved the company of his beloved cats. Allowed the run of his house, Gorey’s felines destroyed upholstery, watched TV with him, and frequently drove him nuts as he worked in his studio. A keen observer of life, Gorey devoted no less attention to his animals; these notecards lovingly convey the quirks and foibles and the peculiar personalities of felines as captured by a skilled artist and true animal devotee. Available at: The Curatorium 197 Wickenden Street Providence, RI. 401.453.4080 Stick Catnip Toy Dogs aren’t the only creatures who can fetch a stick. Sure to elicit fond memories of claw sharpening out in the wild, these George stick logo felt toys are laden with organic catnip and may be scratched, chewed, tossed, chased, and hoarded by the most domestic of felines. 6.5" x 1.5". Available at: The Curatorium 197 Wickenden Street Providence, RI. 401.453.4080

MAKE EVERY DAY AN ADVENTURE. UPCOMING EVENTS DECEMBER 8, 12:00 PM Women’s Wilderness presentation.

Ornaments Don’t forget to give your pup his own ornament to hang… or possibly chew! This holiday dog ornaments make a great gift too! Available at: Four Paws Grooming 1270 Mineral Spring Ave. N. Providence, RI 401.726.2554 Pet Massage DVD Bancroft School of Massage has just released the first ever instructional DVD for large and small animals. This makes a fantastic gift for anyone with a pet. This falls under the category of a gift that keeps on giving (to the pet) 508-757-7923 Dog Discuit - Lights up! Extend play time with your dog into the night with the NiteIze Dog Discuit illuminated flying disc. Long-lasting LED bulb provides illumination and is operated by a simple on/off switch. Softer than most flying discs, the Dog Discuit is gentle on your hands and a dog’s mouth, and its small size is easily managed by kid-size hands Made in USA. Available at REI 22 Chapel View Boulevard Cranston, RI • (401) 275-5250

CLIMBING ADVENTURES DECEMBER 15, 1:00 PM Come and hear about Tim Warren’s Everest climb. CANINE ADVENTURES JANUARY 12, 2:00 PM Come and learn more about outdoor adventures with canine companions. REI Cranston (401) 275-5250 22 Chapel View Blvd. Cranston, RI 02920




Holiday Hazards The Holiday's are a great time to pamper your pooch!

Delicious Holiday Cookies

With the holiday season upon us, the Animal Print would like to remind you of a few of the most common Holiday hazards in an effort to keep your pets safe.





* Certain plants such as Mistletoe berries, and the leaves, stem and flowers of the Poinsettia can be dangerous to pets. Be sure to keep these plants well out of the reach of animals in your home, or consider using artificial versions.

* Foods and drinks such as alcoholic beverages, seeds and pits from many fruits, chocolate, macadamia nuts, walnuts, coffee, tea, salt, onions, and other foods can be harmful to pets. * Never feed pets leftovers from the dinner table. Items such as chicken bones can easily shatter and choke cats and dogs.


makes the tail wag! Cakes for Dog Christmas Parties, New Years Eve,Birthday, Graduation, Congratulations or any occasion!


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* When cooking dinner for your guests, be sure to move pet birds away from the kitchen area. Fumes released from non-stick cookware and self-cleaning ovens can be deadly.


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© photo by Traer Scott

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* The unusual commotion of the holiday season can be stressful on animals as well as humans. Put your pets in a quiet room or quiet area of the house when guests are visiting.


* When traveling with your pets, make sure they are properly secured and don’t fly them in the cargo area on airplanes unless absolutely necessary. For more information about what is poisonous to your pet, visit

Antifreeze is a deadly poison, unfortunately it has a sweet taste that may attract animals and children. Wipe up spills and store antifreeze (and all household chemicals) out of reach. Better yet, use antifreeze-coolant made with propylene glycol; if swallowed in small amounts, it will not hurt pets, wildlife, or your family.


(401) 429-6125

* Decorations such as tinsel, glass ornaments and garlands can easily attract pets, but are dangerous choking hazards. Electric decorations such as stringed lights can give your pets a shock should they chew on the wires. Keep decorations out of their reach.

Holistic Animal Healthcare

Sharon R.

Doolittle DVM • Alternative Therapies • Clinical Nutrition • Animal Chiropractic • Applied Kinesology • Equine & Canine Performance Issues 357 Putnam Pike #6 • Smithfield, RI



New Year’s Resolution Doggie Style

1 I will not eat other animals’ poop. 2 I will not lick my human’s face after eating poop. 3 I do not need to suddenly stand straight up when 4 5 6 7 8 9

I’m lying under the coffee table. My head does not belong in the refrigerator. I will no longer be beholden to the sound of the can opener. Take time from my busy schedule to stop and smell behinds. Grow opposable thumb; break into pantry; decide for MYSELF how much food is “too” much. The garbage collector is NOT stealing our stuff. I will NOT chase the stick until I see it LEAVE THE IDIOT’S HAND!

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We’ve tracked down some of this years most stylish dresses for every soire’e from now until the New Year... and guess what, you can find them all in RI!

Photography by Traer Scott. Shot on locatoin at the breathtaking Astor’s Beechwood Mansion in Newport RI.

Sassy Styles for discering canines and their entourage.


SimonÊ, (right) a sweet tempered rescue pup looks striking in a lovely couture dog dress topped off with over 1,000 Swarovski hand sewn crystals throughout. (see detail on page 17) Designed and available thru local dog clothes designer Emma Rose Designs Kara, (left) escorted by the handsome Niko is wearing a stylish V Plunge Silver and Black polka-dot cocktail dress from the Milly Collection. Kelly, (right) wears a unique Betsy Johnson dress with a funky Bow design. (see details on page 17) Available at ZuZu’s Petals, Providence, RI Styling - W Salon Hair by Jon Hendrickson Make-up by Gina Silva


Simoné, sits quietly in Emma Rose Design’s “Memory Lane” dog dress, a perfect choice for a special occasion. With a white organza bodice and black velvet rose flocking. Kelly, looks beautiful in a Nicole Miller, Signature Strapless Black & White Flower Print Gown. Available at ZuZu’s Petals, Providence, RI

Photogaphed by RI’s own Traer Scott Styling Provided by the W Salon Jon Hendrickson - hair Gina Silva - makeup Located at: 713 Westminster St., Providence, RI – 401.421.8439 Beautiful Holiday (human) Dresses Provided by ZuZu’s Petals 288 Thayer St., Providence, RI – 401.331.9846 Dazzling Couture (dog) dresses provided by Emma Rose Designs. A dogwear designer, based right here in RI. Visit for purchasing info.

Kara, enjoy’s a moment before guest arrive, sharing a treat with her date Niko who is the perfect escort. Kara looks amazing wearing a stunning metallic white strapless gown from the Nicole Miller Collection. Available at ZuZu’s Petals, Providence, RI

All photos were shot on locatoin at the breathtaking Astor’s Beechwood Mansion in Newport RI. Visit Astor’s Beechwood Mansion for a unique Victorian Christmas tour. The family will entertain you with beautiful singing and invite you to take a turn around the ballroom foor. Waltzing, merriment, and holiday warmth await. 580 Bellvue Ave. Newport, RI – 401.846.3772 Special Thanks to Mario DiFante of Four Paws Grooming in N. Providence, RI for providing our accessories.


Simoné, is absolutely dazzling in this amazing couture dog dress that has been crafted with the finest English netting. The fabric was embroidered in gray and silver lurex. The dress has long tendrils of embroidery flowing from the skirt of the dress. This designer dress was then topped off with over 1,000 Swarovski hand sewn crystals throughout the dress. The dress is fully lined with silk. The underskirt consists of Silk Organza and Tulle. It doesn’t get any better than this! Designed and available thru local dog clothes designer Emma Rose Designs Kelly, wears a unique Betsy Johnson dress with a funky Bow design. This dress couldn’t be more perfect for a holiday party! Available at ZuZu’s Petals, Providence, RI


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FUND RAISING FUN Written by Barbara Szepatowski

Anyone who has ever been involved in the adoption of a pet, knows the cost involved in this heartwarming event. Whether you are the adopting agency or the new loving caregiver; finding homes for unwanted animals is emotional, time consuming, and expensive. Most animal lovers want to believe that enough money can be raised to save every animal and keep our pet placement passion blazing. What if this was true? Building an Animal Non-Profit Agency and Fund Raising to keep it going, can be fun and easier than you think, if a few, simple rules are followed: Pick a short catchy name for your group and your fund raiser - Short names remain in people’s memories. When they appear regularly in the press or on radio or TV, they soon become a part of people’s day to day life. If an animal lover sees the name of an animal group they recognize, most will stop to read the ad or article to see what is going on and what they can do to help. Form A Non-Profit Corporation To form a “Non-Profit Corporation” it is advisable to use an attorney and a certified public accountant (CPA). Although this can cost upwards to $3000.00, very often local attorneys and CPA’s will complete the initial work of setting up the corporation and acquiring IRS “non-profit” status for free. This “pro bono” service is given in exchange for publicity for the professional completing the tasks. Do not be afraid to call local attorneys and CPA’s to inquire if they have anyone willing to do this work. Most set aside a portion of their budget for this type of work.

Once your group has received “non-profit status”, many of the national chains such as “Wal-Mart”, “Petsmart” and “Petco” will provide broken bags of cat and dog food, cat litter and other supplies used in shelter operations, free of charge or at a greatly reduced price. Many will also allow adoption sites or bulletin boards for pictures and information on the pets awaiting new homes. Most require a copy of the Corporation’s paperwork to register for the give-aways. Register Your Group’s Name So Your Hard Work Is Not Lost It is important to register your group’s name to insure that your efforts are not supporting another agency or group. The Secretary of State’s Office in your state has records on the ownership of a corporation and “non-profit” names. Sometimes names are no longer being used and are available from the previous owner for free, or for a small fee. E-mail addresses should also be checked to insure that you are not using a name which has another meaning. Elect A Board Of Directors Who Will Work Together To Accomplish The Groups’ Needs All to often the initial Board of Directors is comprised of strong willed individuals who can be as dedicated to their own egos as to the cause. If your group is new, make sure the people representing your beliefs understand how to market them as the work of the masses, rather than as an individual. Remember, your Board of Directors is usually in control of the group’s goals, power, and finances for a minimum of one year. A year is a long time to patiently wait to move ahead


with your goals, when animals’ lives are at stake. Interview each and every candidate to assess their skills, beliefs and ability to work with each other. Select the candidates that listen and best fit your group’s needs and goals. Don’t select the ones who tell you everything they will accomplish, but who haven’t asked questions as to what the mission statement of the group will be, or it’s needs and goals. Build An Audience Prepare a list of all the local TV and radio stations; and daily and weekly newspapers. Prepare press releases and submit them to all the newspapers as well as the TV and radio stations on a regular basis. Keep your list consistent, and continue to send your information to all of them, even if they haven’t carried one of your stories. Just because a particular news agency does not run your story the first couple of times, doesn’t mean that they won’t use it for a filler in the future and then continue to use your information. Find a reporter that likes animals and can either become part of your group’s advisory board or is willing to help with your publicity program. Newspapers, and radio and TV stations look for news and “feel good stories”. By submitting material on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, you build an audience and so does the newspaper. People will buy the newspaper to see who is for adoption, and what programs, fundraisers, or volunteer opportunities are upcoming. Know Your Audience Don’t plan an “adults only black-tie ball” unless you know your volunteers and audience regularly participate in this type of event. Instead, Do plan a “Black-tie Doggie Ball”, where your supporters’ dogs come dressed to the hilt for a dinner of steak and biscuits, for an evening of laughter, and photos that will surely be viewed for decades.

Build A Website It is important to have a website which details your mission statement, policies, and highlights the accomplishments of the organization. The website should be updated at least once a month. If you are highlighting animals for adoption, that listing should be updated or refreshed (changing the order of the animals if they remain the same) weekly. Link you website to other sites which will provide your organization with a “fee per hit” like “”. Allow Everyone To Be Able To Participate Plan entrance fees, membership fees and events to meet everyone’s income level. All too often volunteer groups look for the “golden cow” to join their group. The “more the merrier” is actually a better way to insure enough volunteers and increase the number of people spreading the “good word by way of mouth”. Events can allow for different levels of participation but still guarantee that everyone can feel like they are a part of the big moment. Senior citizens and kids are often looking for volunteer opportunities. Animal shelters are great places to wed kids, pets, and seniors; and produce long lasting and rewarding relationships. Learn How Other Similar Groups Raise Money And Adopt Pets One of the easiest things to do on-line, is find other animal advocacy groups and organizations with pets for adoption. Three of the best websites to review are run by the “Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals”, the “Georgia Humane Society”, and “Best Friends”, the largest animal sanctuary in the United States, which is located in Utah. All of these groups are involved in legislative efforts on behalf of animals, raising money, and adopting pets.

Plan Fun Fund Raising Activities How many spaghetti dinners with raffles can you attend in a year? Hopefully none!! Fundraisers need to be fun. When they are successful, and repeated yearly, your audience will grow because people look forward to particular events. What types of events work? Different Ones!! A “Black-tie Doggie Ball”; an Easter, Halloween, or Christmas Dog Parade; Dog Olympics; a Cat, Guinea Pig, or Ferret Pet Circus; or a scavenger hunt with your dog or involving animal related items, are all fundraising events which can draw a large crowd. All should include a pet photographer offering individual pet photos, since most people want a remembrance of the event. All of the events will require a few months of pre-planning, but in the end will generate good press coverage, a large crowd, and highly satisfactory fund raising. For active pet rescue groups, events can be planned for each season. The “Black-tie Doggie Ball” should be planned for the summer and include a band or DJ, appetizers for the dogs and their owners, sit down dinner for both, volunteers to walk the dogs if their “dates” wish to dance or have a few minutes for a break, and a keepsake to take home. Ball tickets can price anywhere from $25.00/person and pet, to $250.00/”couple”. It all depends upon the market the event will serve and the amount of excess offered. One “Doggie-Ball” event a friend attended in New Jersey in 2003, cost $350.00 for a ticket for her and her dog. This evening was held in a national hotel chain’s ballroom, and included pate’ and filet mignon for both the dog and it’s owner; champagne for the owner; a bottle of “champdoggie” for each dog; and a set of high end dog dishes and a book signed by a local dog book author as a favor for each “couple”.


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Barbara Szepatowski lives with “Ralphie”, a big burly black cat; and 3 pitbulls, including “Ronnie”, the face of the Paws and Claws ads. Mandy and Bovine round out the rest of the pit bull crew. She is a member of the Jamestown Town Council, and ran with the campaign intent of spearheading an effort to finally build an Animal Shelter for the Town. This year’s Holiday Dog Parade on December 23rd is the 8th time Jamestown’s main street has been closed for this big holiday happening. Paws and Claws is proud to have started this wonderful holiday tradition. Barbara is committed to helping any group with their animal fundraising efforts. She can be reached by e-mail at

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The next time you’re faced with a dirty dog or an urge to shop, you might want to head down to ZPUP in Lincoln RI. ZPUP, a wonderful new family owned business catering to pets, opened it's door this past November and provides some unique services new to the RI area. You will find professional grooming, shopping in the boutique and our favorite part, a self-serve dog wash! Depending on your needs, you can enter the professional grooming area directly for pick-up and drop-off or head right into the boutique. The dog boutique offers top of the line, all natural, organic foods and treats; clothes for dogs and their owners, AKC approved toys and even doggie perfume! ZPUP really executes their mission of creating “one location to wash, dry, and shop”. Between the grooming area and the boutique are the self dog wash station's. This self dog wash area is the best new pet friendly invention in town. Boasting 3 state-of-the art stainless steel tubs equipped with industrial hoses that regulate the temperature as well as blend the water with shampoo. The self dog wash station allows you to give your pup an up close and personal wash - without the backache, mess and for much less than you would pay for a professional scrub down. At just $20 for 30 minutes, you are able to bring your pooch into the self wash area and get scrubbing. Once your pooch is rinsed and ready for lather, you are able to choose from 4 different shampoos, de-matting, medicated for sensitive skin, berry scented, and a shampoo plus conditioner in one. All bases are covered! With a staff member always supervising, you are in good hands. ZPUP will also provide you with aprons to stay clean yourself. For those of us who have big dirty dogs- you know what a nightmare it is to wash your dog in your bathtub, which is why this place is a dream

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The Self-Serve Dog Wash Sations come true. Did I forget to mention the best part... you make the mess and they clean it up! Adjacent to the tubs are drying stations offering a central vac system, so the hose plugs into the wall which houses a sound filtration system so it's quiet enough for even the most dryer phobic pooch... AND if that's not enough, they even play classical music! When a professional groomer is on site (call for schedule), nail clipping is available for an extra $5. So that’s a wash, dry and a nail clip for $25. You can spend quality time with your pooch, give him/her the best bath with top of the line equipment, and return home to clean house! If you do choose to wash your baby at ZPUP, be prepared for lots of attention. The staff will walk around and snap photos of you and your pup in the throws of the scrub - next time you visit you just might see your photo's playing on their slide show! With all that ZPUP has to offer you really have no excuse to pass up a visit and enjoy a wonderful experience with your dog. ZPUP is located at Lincoln Ridge Commons 600 George Washington Hwy, Lincoln, RI • 401.334.7PUP (7787) • Stop in Today!

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Chilly Dog How to keep your dog active and warm this winter.

Cold weather is approaching and New England winters can get pretty chilly not only for us, but for our pets as well. For any of you who have short-haired breeds, you may notice your pets shivering in the winter, so you may find your walks and outdoor adventures cut short. My pitbull Maison literally huddles up and shakes in the winter because her bully fur is so thin and she has very little fat on her muscular frame. Many bully breed guardians know what I mean. So do guardians of greyhounds, weimaraners, vizslas, Dobermans, Chihuahuas, boxers, and many others. Because we aren’t able to take our dogs out to burn off winter boredom, you may experience less than desirable behaviors. For example, attention seeking behavior like stealing things and engaging in catch-me-if-you-can games, destructive chewing, jumping, excessive barking, and the list goes on. You may be wondering what is going on with your normally well-behaved dog. Well, his routine is messed up and he is not getting that energy outlet he needs. When that happens, just like with humans, dogs act out. They are bored and need something to do. When it’s so cold outside, what options do you have? First, winter is a perfect time to sign your dog up for training classes. Shop around and find a good school that offers a variety of classes that you and your dog may enjoy. You should have plenty of homework to practice between weekly sessions and your dog will love it. This may be the perfect time to try some advanced training, introductory agility, fly ball, or anything that your dog may like. There are countless benefits to formal training classes that outweigh in-home training and will really enhance the bond with your dog. If you do not have the time or money for a class, try creating games inside the house. Invest in some quality puzzle toys for your dog. Hide-A-

Squirrel, Buster Cubes, Twist-n-Treats, Kongs, and many other toys are great ways for your dog to burn off extra mental and physical steam. My personal favorite is the Tug-a-Jug. If you don’t have the money for toys like this, there are plenty of free things you can do around the house. Shaping is a method of training that allows you to train your dog to do some pretty cool behaviors. My favorite shaping game is “101 Things to do With a Cardboard Box.” If you understand the concept of shaping, you can train your dog to do anything! Also, try putting your dog into a sit-stay and hiding cookies or tennis balls around the house. Release the dog and encourage him to find and eat all of the cookies or bring the balls back and put them in a bucket or laundry basket. This, of course, takes training and patience but if you stick it out, you can keep your dog busy for hours! If you have trouble figuring it out, most trainers would be happy to help. Finally, jackets or booties are great ways to get your dog outside and still keep them toasty warm in cold weather. Of course, you may get made fun of for dressing your dog, but I see these as a functional need for many shorthaired, lean breeds like bully breeds, Dobermans, greyhounds, vizslas, weimeraners, boxers, Chihuahuas, and others. You can find great jackets in most pet supply stores, boutiques, or online. My favorite are the personalized jackets I use for my dog, hand-made by “Four on the Floor.” Custom made jackets are perfect for deep-chested breeds because standard coats often do not fit properly to keep these dogs warm and dry. My dog’s jackets allow me to take her out in the wind, rain, sleet, snow, and cold when otherwise she would be cooped up indoors. It was custom fitted to her measurements out of material I picked out, and embroidered with her name. Also, booties may be found at most pet

supply stores or online. These are good options for many dogs to prevent cuts from ice, sidewalk salt, frostbite, or painful snowballs building up between furry toes. Your dog may look goofy to some or adorable to others, but no matter how she looks, she should be warm and dry. Winter does not need to equate to bored-out-oftheir-skull dogs. It can actually be a great opportunity to teach your dog fun new things, really challenge their brains, or get them appropriately protected so they can still enjoy the countless outdoor activities winter has to offer. Below are some suggested resources to help you in your search for the things I have discussed here. If you have any questions or would like any advice, please feel free to contact me or another qualified trainer for help. Happy winter!

Katenna Jones, ScM, Associate CAAB, CABC, CPDT Humane Educator, American Humane (www. Owner, Best Behavior LLC ( 401-439-6442 Resources: (click on trainer search to find a certified dog trainer) (nice article on 101 Things to Do With a Cardboard Box) (nice article on shaping) (interactive toys) (interactive toy) Google search: “plush puzzle toys dogs” Four on the Floor hand-made jackets:


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HOMELESS one local dog in need of a miracle. On a blustery day last month, while walking in the Armory park with my old chocolate lab, Harriet, I found a scared little dog running loose with a leash dragging behind. It was a really cold day, his tag said he’d come over a mile to get to the park, and he seemed lost. I caught him and brought him to my fenced yard where I thought he would be safe until his owner picked him up. I called the number on his tag repeatedly, leaving messages but with no reply. Since I have a scared shelter kitty and my old girl lab, I didn’t want to let him inside just before I had to go to work so the lost pup stayed outside. I left for work in the afternoon thinking that he would be picked up and home soon. A short time later, I got a call from my neighbor that the dog was barking his head off in my yard. I got a friend to bring him in and put him in a crate in the basement, where he stayed and finally slept. After 7 hours, his owner called to say that he was grateful that I picked him up, but that he really couldn’t keep him and was planning to take him to the pound. I thought if he did that, the little guy would be put down immediatly since he is a rugged little intact red-nosed pit bull. He asked if I wanted to keep him, and I said yes, absolutely. Before that call, I had no intention of getting another dog after just weeks before losing another beloved pit bull who developed a tumor in his heart and went through 7 months of surgeries and cancer treatments. I am now working on his manners and in search of a loving new home for him. He is a wonderful little boy with tons of energy and love. He never responded to the name on his tag, so I changed his name to Zephyr in honor of the blustery day we met. He is working on basic obedience and general good citizenship skills. In just a month, he has come a long way in responding to a new life. He is not at all aggressiveabout other dogs, adores my kitty, has no food aggression, and once he learns who is a friend, is ready to smother them with love and kisses. I plan to get him neutered next week and get him up to date on his shots, so he will be ready for his new home. The best home for him is one that can provide lots and lots of love and firm gentle guidance. He has lots of energy and


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Veruca is an 8 year old salt and pepper sweetheart. She was found on the side of the road after being abused. Her mom loves her very much and would love to keep her, but has 2 other dogs that don’t get along with their little sister very well. She is awesome! She is very lovable and smart.

Calvin is a 2 year old, neutered male, “Tree Walking Coonhound”, who is a big “mush” and very lovable. He has lots of energy and is great with kids and other dogs. Calvin comes with free “Potter League Obedience Training” for the rest of his life. He walks well on his leash and knows his basic commands.

Jack was left on the steps of the “Animal Clinic” this summer with a pathetic note and $24.00. He was un-neutered, and supposedly up to date on his shots. He has since been neutered and tested negative for Kitty AIDS and Leukemia. He is approximately 2 years old, had a huge head, and is white and beige.

Naomi is a very sweet cat when alone and will sit on your lap for a long time purring. She loves attention. We believe she is about 9 to 10 years old. She has been de-clawed and spayed. She needs a calm adult home where she is the only pet. She is fine when adults are around, but she gets nervous when children are around.

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Cleo is quite a darling and everything you could want-well adjusted (I lived with 3 other cats, 2 dogs), spayed, I have my shots, and like to play. My foster mom loves me dearly but I would prefer to be an only kitty so I can receive individual attention. Won’t you let me be your furbaby?

Greetings! My name is China, a black beauty otherwise known as “shadow” because I will follow you around the house to make sure I’m not missing anything to explore or an opportunity to interrupt you for play time. I am accustomed to living with dogs and cats. I’ve got my medical records and toys all packed and waiting!

Beanie is a loving, pure white 7 year-old whose owner lost her home and her business. Now Beanie and her other cat need a new home, This pet is up to date with routine shots.

Misty will be available for adoption in late December as will her 7 kittens! She will have her shots and she will be spayed before she is adopted. Misty has a sweet and loving personality. She gets along with dogs, other cats, and would be fine with children over 5 years old.

Warren Animal Shelter - Warren, RI • 401.245.4569 •

Tyra was picked up at a residence after she made herself at home. Much to the homeowner’s surprise, she was right there to help them move in. And when she got hungry, she ran inside and sat at the end of the counter waiting for her meal. She is approx 2 years old and has been vaccinated and spayed.

Sebastian is approx 1 yr old and loves to play. He was dropped off at the shelter by the owner’s juvenile friend. She stated her owner was leaving for vacation and didn’t want the cat any more. He is a love.....If you like to be pet and play, he’s the one for you. Sebastian is neutered, up to date with shots.

Jimmy is 11 months old. He came to us from a rescue out of state, where he and his brother Joey were disposable dogs because the were black. Both are neutered, vaccinated and heartworm negative. Jimmy is the more reserved of the two and is working on housebreaking.

Herman is approx 6 months old. He was found on the side of the highway by an animal rescue group transporting a van full of animals to the state. He is a little shy at first, but on his level will come over for attention. He has been neutered, vaccinated, and FELV tested negative.

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Boots is a gorgeous cat and is around 1 year old. He’s a big marshmallow who loves to sit back and “supervise” all the shelter volunteers. He, along with his brother Patches, were recently surrendered to us and are now available for adoption.

Patches is a fabulous cat, who is around 1 year old, can be a bit shy at first, but it only takes a little love and attention for him to warm up to you. Ever curious and very sweet, he, along with his brother Boots, were recently surrendered to us and are now available for adoption.

Molly is a happy 8½ year old Chocolate Lab who was surrendered to us, and is looking for a loving forever home. She has a very sweet personality, but her owners indicated that she is very possessive of her toys, foods, and treats, so a home without children would be best for her. She is spayed and is crate trained.

Chip is a wonderfully sweet and handsome 1 year old neutered male who was just surrendered to us. Chip was an indoor cat, who became extremely upset when the neighbors cat wandered into the yard, as he thought he should protect his family. Chip is also very affectionate and love to cuddle.

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Marshmellow came into the shelter as a stray. He is approx. 2-3 yrs. old. He test negative for FIV/FELV and is up-to-date on his spots. His fur was shaved in spots to help get rid of the knots in his fur. He has two different color eyes. He is just a big, lovable cat looking for someone to love.

Garfield came into the shelter as a stray and was thin and covered with scratches. He is approx. 2 1/2 yrs. old. He tested negative for FIV/FELV and is up-to-date on his shots. As you can see, he has recovered nicely. He is always looking for attention and giving hugs. He is just a cat that wants to be loved.

Moses was adopted from our shelter as a puppy, you’ll see him on our website as Franco, under Happy Tails. As pups him & his litter mates looked like Mastiff mix pups. Unfortunately for Franco/Moses, it turned out, they were Am Bull mix. He was returned to us for that reason.

Archie is about 65 pounds and approx 1 year old. He was picked up as a stray after being hit by a car, lucky for Archie he knew how to tuck and roll. This dog does not have a mean bone in his body and just loves attention. Archie is absolutely in love with toys, it does not matter what kind they are, tennis balls to squeaky toys.

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Gerri was surrendered with Mambo because of family allergies. Like Mambo, Gerri is a playful cat who gets along with children and other cats.

Jersey is a sweet tempered dog who loves people and children. She enjoys sitting in laps and giving kisses. After Jersey came to the shelter she had dental surgery to remove many of her teeth and to cure an infection. While at the vet’s Jersey endeared herself to everyone with her gentle disposition and stoicism.

My name is Reno. I am an eight month old Boxer/Great Dane “puppy.” I am very energetic, and I admit I need some training. I’m also very smart, and I learn quickly. I’m a big boy, so I will probably do best in a home with older kids. I also don’t like cats. But don’t let my honesty keep you away.

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December 8 Photo’s with SANTA! 11am-4pm at the Providence Animal Rescue League. Don’t miss a chance to get your your pets photo with the big guy in red. You will also be helping homeless pets at the same time. 43 Elbow St. Providence, RI For more info visit December 8 Christmas by Candlelight at Winslow Farm 6 - 8 pm Continue the tradition we started last year. Sit by the fire. Drink hot chocolate. Reflect on the prior year and wish yourself and others well for the next year. 37 Eddy Street • Norton, MA 508-285-6451 December 9 3rd Annual Jingle Bell Walk Trail Bound Hounds of Southeastern MA, Inc. and Greyhound Adventures and Networking Group of Greater Boston, Inc. announce the 3rd Annual Jingle Bell Walk to benefit the Morris Animal Foundation. The Jingle Bell Walk is for greyhounds and their owners to raise money and awareness to support research in canine cancer. This event will take place on Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., with a rain/snow date of Sunday, December 16, 2007. Retired racing greyhounds in holiday attire and their adopters will meet at the Swan Boat Dock in the Public Garden at 10:00 a.m. The walk continues up the Commonwealth Mall, back down Newbury Street, ending on the Boston Common. The holiday stroll will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. For more information contact Jennifer at 617-3089580 or and Maria at 508-889-2416 or

December 10 Pet Nights with Santa at Providence Place! Celebrate the seasons with your “Best Friend,” your beloved pet! Bring your cats and dogs (cats & dogs only) to Providence Place and take their photo with Santa! Dates: · Monday, November 26, 7pm-9pm · Monday, December 3, 7pm-9pm · Monday, December 10, 7pm-9pm *Because Providence Place doesn’t typically allow pets, kindly enter/exit the mall at Level 1 Cityside near Spa Vure. Please exit the mall immediately following the photos. Thank you for your cooperation! Visit html/EventDetail.asp?ecd=133195 for more info. December 15 Holiday Pet Photo’s with Santa To benefit the East Greenwich Animal Protection League. 11am-3pm at the Critter Hut 90 Frenchtown Rd. North Kingstown, RI. Call for an appt. 401.886.9494 December 16 Christmas Caroling with your Canine! Presented by: The Little Rhodie Bully Breed Club alongside Dynamic Dog Training Services “Dog tags ring, are you listening’? In the lane, snow is glistening’. It’s yellow, NOT white I’ve been there tonight, Marking up my winter wonderland”. Group gathering: Sunday December 16th 6:00pmWest Warwick Animal Shelter parking lot 106 Hay Street, W.W. RI ** Please bring a secret Santa gift(for canine’s ($10.00 limit) to exchange for our homeless canine friends and canine cookie swap for various local Rhode Island homeless shelter animals**

Together we shall Carol with our canines through the town of West Warwick, RI (Song sheet provided but bring your own poop bags)! Please have all dogs on leash (no retractable leashes) All dogs must be current on rabies vaccine * No dog aggressive or dog reactive dogs pleaseSign up info: Susan Parker (Alpha Dog) Dynamic Dog Training Services (401)-823-8851 Yappy Holidays!! December 23 8th Jamestown Christmas Doggie Parade Sunday, December 23rd The parade is not to be missed! Registration at noon at the Jamestown Fire Dept., 50 Narragansett Ave. Parade kicks off at 12:30pm for a march down Narragansett Ave. Prizes for the best dog holiday costume Immediately following the parade: Join paraders at the Jamestown Recreation Center for refreshments, dog treats and pet photos with Santa and Doggy Manicures with "OPI" Dog Nail Polish or lunch and shop while the Jamestown teen center petsits for your dog! All proceeds would benefit the future Jamestown Animal Shelter. For more info contact Barbara at


January 12 Canine Adventures 2pm. Come and learn more about outdoor adventures with canine companions. For more info visit or visit the REI Cranston location at 22 Chapel View Boulevard Cranston, RI (401) 275-5250


Your Neighborhood! January 17 Animal Rights Seminar: How to protect yourself and animals Thursday January 17, 2008 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Warwick Public Library, Sandy Lane, Room 100 Sponsored by Attorney Mark B. Morse and Defenders of Animals, Inc. Contact: Dennis Tabella, 738-3710 Presenters include Attorney Mark B. Morse and Dennis Tabella. Individuals must sign up in advance by calling Defenders of Animals at 738-3710.

February 10, 2008 at the Phenix Sportsman’s Club, 715 Main St. West Warwick, RI. Seating is on a first come first serve basis and begins at 3 pm with “The Royal Fair & Raffle” where you will be able to purchase your Valentine something special


February 10 Medieval Baquet West Warwick Volunteer Services for Animals will host a Medieval Banquet featuring “The Famous King’s Feast Players” from Hose Co. #6 in Pawtucket voted Best Audience Participation Production by Motif magazine 2007 Theater Awards on Sunday,

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along with raffle tickets for fantastic prizes. A cash bar will also be available for your enjoyment. Dinner and show will begin at 5 pm. During the show you cannot leave without the “King’s Permission” so you will be able to purchase tickets for beer, wine or nonalcoholic beverages before the show begins. Medieval “garb” is not necessary, but there will be prizes for the best costume! Tickets for the show are $25.00 per person. For tickets or more information call Alice at (401) 823-3208. Come and join us for an afternoon of food and fun while helping homeless animals! February 11 Have a Heart Cocktail Party & Silent Auction New Location: Viking Hotel in Newport! The 35th annual Have A Heart Cocktail Party and Silent Auction will be held

on February 11, 2008 at the beautiful Viking Hotel in Newport. This major fundraiser provides vital funding for the care of thousands of shelter animals each year. Last year we raised $84,000. The Potter League’s silent auction is the largest in the area with over 300 items including get aways, works of art, fine wines, animal items, jewelry, gift certificates and much more. Mark your calendar today! More details to follow! For more information, to become a sponsor or donate an auction item, please contact Susan Ryan, Asst. Director of Development at or 401.846.0592 February 16 Annual Rock n Bowl Defenders of Animals, Inc., Annual Rock n Bowl will be held at the Bowling Academy, 354 Taunton Avenue, East

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Providence, Rhode Island on Saturday, February 16, 2008, at 7:00 P.M. If you would like to sign up as a bowler and/or form your own team (five persons to a team) and obtain sponsors, please call us at (401) 738-3710.


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Greta Again..and Forever Her vet hasn’t even sent a postcard: I think they’ve forgotten all about my Greta. They’ve crossed off her name from their ancient files. But my Greta is still very much with us and above ground. Well, she did get something another vet labelled “vertigo.” The title of a Hitchcock flick and a philosophical term, in existential French. For us it was a strange event in our Greta’s life. Her head tilted to one side and her legs stretched outward as though a ghost had appeared on her horizon, inner or outer. She collapsed outdoors and needed help getting back safely but stiffly in house. We thought, she’s reached the limits of age expectancy for her breed, 14 winters and summers. There’s an animal hospital not far from our residence


by Mike Fink

and they gave us emergency service, but even on the telephone they were reassuring. Familiar with the symptoms we described. “Your Greta has the look, according to your descriptions, of a doggie who can be cured. Don’t distress yourselves too much.” Even the canine caretaker nurse knew this much. Sure enough, the staff, headed by a gentle genie, tall and stately, stared into her eyes, Greta’s I mean, and pronounced something like this. “She will be well in precisely two weeks, a fortnight. You can give her these tiny pills, or not. In any case, she has a common condition for senior canine citizens, and it does go away. You will have her with you good as new for another chapter.” Not in those exact words, but with that message of hope and cheer. Greta still attracts admiring glances, flattering words, and affectionate, respectful pats from children. Even though her coat isn’t as silky as it used to be, once upon a time. Yes, her snout has gone gray, (like mine) but people, human dogs I mean, mistake her for a puppy! Her grace

In memory of Maggie...

and charm have not diminished. This is a lifetime theme for me, the notion that gifts stay despite the years, no matter what the experts may say about time being a thief. Time is a sculptor and an investor. Greta has suffered from bouts of fleas too, and we take care of the infestation as best we can with baths and creams and the usual battery of cures. Although we do fear the poisons on such a wee creature, all of 8 pounds. On the sands at Narragansett she can run, put her paws into the shallow surf, and match the colors of the wet shoreline. She brings out the mood of every parlor and the meaning of every sunbeam. She still evokes envy from my family. Sometimes good-naturedly and with humor, and at other times quite seriously. “Pay more attention to your grandchild!” says a new mom as Greta ensconces herself upon a pillow before the fire on the hearth. I pen this appeal to the public and the divine, the same thing I say as a command to Greta: “Live forever! Don’t die!”



Robinson, Margaret (Maggie) Smith, 5, of Providence passed away October 23 at the Providence Animal Rescue League. Born in Johnston, RI she was the daughter of James Robinson. Besides her loving and distraught father she leaves behind four brothers who she loved, but sometimes found bothersome: Po, Bruno, Mr. Squeaks and Hercules all of Providence. In lieu of flowers, please send prayers and good wishes that she is not bothering anyone in the sweet hereafter, particularly her sister, Samantha.



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Jay and Sir Nigel Where are you from? Jay: The tough streets of Cranston R.I. Sir Nigel: A little place some where over the rainbow. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Jay: It would be cool to have a tail! And everyone could be like, “Hey Look at that guys cool tail!” Sir Nigel: Umm… Being able to talk would be a plus. I mean how else would I get the ladies. What was your most humbling moment? Jay: My dog can get more ladies that I can. Sir Nigel: Finding out that I will never get any bigger. What are your best and worst qualities? Jay: Well I can take on a group of like a hundred ninjas with only a small Allen wrench. That’s my best. My worst would have to be my hairy freakin arms ahhhh! I’m shavin’ them… there I’ve said it! Sir Nigel: My best quality could be one of many, but we can just go with my silky fur for now. And my worst… oh come on I am just to darn cute to have any. Ha! What do you plan on doing within the next year? Jay: Saving the world. Sir Nigel: Yeah I’ll go with what he said, saving the world. He’s going to need a sidekick ^_~.

We are looking for an advertising sales person based in RI and Boston . Ideal candidate should posses excellent people skills, self motivated, internet/e-mail knowledge and have experience in advertising sales. This position can be full or part-time. If you are a salesperson already out on the road this might be a great opportunity for you. Call 401.465.2653 to set up an interview.

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We are looking for some one 1 or 2 days a week to help with an array of duites that include, date entry, phone calls, errands and more. If you're interested please email or call 617.418.1128


Vounteers Needed for Local Feral Cat Group

Friends of Swansea Feral Cats, a humane Trap-Neuter-Return program in Swansea, is seeking caring individuals to volunteer. There are many different volunteer opportunities available. We are also desperately in need of donated cat food; both dry and canned. Please e-mail or visit our website for more

Animal Lovers Needed to Volunteers with Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter The Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelter values its volunteers tremendously. Without them, FAAS could not rescue and find forever homes for nearly 400

abandoned pets each year. FAAS currently needs reliable animal lovers (16 and older) to volunteer and pitch in wherever it’s needed most. Current volunteer activities include: General cleaning & cat care Training/socializing: Come spend some time petting a cat, or playing ball with a dog. It’ll make you feel good and a lonely pet feel great! Fostering Follow-up phone calls Other opportunities available.Please note that the Attleboro Animal Shelter does not euthanize animals due to space or lack of resources because of the involvement of Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter. For more information call Dawnne Greene at (774) 219-2765.

North Providence Animal Shelter is seeking volunteers over the age of 21 yrs. old to

walk dogs, cuddle cats and kittens and spend time with all the animals who are at the shelter waiting for forever homes. We are a very small shelter, with only 6 dog runs and 12 cat cages. We ask that you keep one scheduled day/night or weekend of your choice. You can stay an hour or two or 15 minutes, it’s up to you! The shelter is open M8am-3pm, T-F 8am-10pm and Sat. & Sun. 8am-3pm Please contact Larna Grossi for more details and to schedule an informal interview at 401-231-2043. Thank you!


Towels and blankets are needed for our companion

animals that are boarded. We can also arrange items to be picked up. Please contact us at this email: or call (401) 738-3710. Thank you for your continous help! Dennis




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