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lust for the dog days of summer.

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Rather, I am looking forward

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Paul O'Hearn Stephanie Georgia

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tramping through my favorite wooded haunts with the pups, sipping hot cider at cafe’s

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on Hope St. (still with the pups) and of course Halloween! I don’t know what it is about Halloween but it seems to turn me into another person. The kind of person who spends weeks planning both her and her dogs costumes. However, this year is proving difficult, so if you have any ideas please let me know!

Photography: Traer Scott Photography

While I truly love fall and the holiday’s that come along with it, I felt the need to put some info into this issue about a danger I was not familiar with. It seems a

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On The Cover Model: Enzo

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The Animal Print along with the Providence Animal Rescue League are thrilled to welcome Enzo to our fall cover! Enzo is not only one beautiful cover model, but he also has some very generous dog parents. Enzo’s human family bid on and won the Cover Dog auction and photo shoot with Traer Scott at PARL’s fundraising event “the Rescue”. The Cover Dog auction, donated by the Animal Print and Traer Scott Photography helps to raise valuable donations needed to support homeless animals at PARL. On behave of PARL, Traer Scott & The Animal Print we would like to thank Leann and David Cesario for their generous donation!

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PAINTED PET PORTRAITS Photo by Brett Loehr”. Until this weekend I had only driven past the unique chapel built by artist Stephen Huneck. The chapel at Dog Mountain was built to memorialize the special bond that exists between families and their dogs. Over the years, visitors have made the chapel a memorial to all their beloved pets. “As you walk inside the chapel you will be bathed in the light of my stain glass windows. Dog carvings surround you, music plays, all reaffirming the connection between

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{14Behavior} By Katenna Jones, Sc.M, Associate CAAB, CABC, CPDT

Humpty Dumpty

When it comes to dogs and cats, humping is normal. Many people are embarrassed or even horrified when their pet humps something or someone. Perhaps the discomfort stems from the fact that humping is slightly frowned upon within the average human social setting. I mean, imagine running into an old friend you haven’t seen in a long time, and he starts humping away! While this seems insane, and potentially grounds for arrest, within human social behavior – it is quite acceptable within the social behavior of many other species. Dogs and cats hump for many reasons. One reason that everyone is aware of is, obviously, sexual. Intact (or unneutered) males who hump during reproduction are driven by the hormone testosterone. I don’t believe further explanation is required for this one. Another sexual reason for humping could be because, simply, it feels good. Male, female,

neutered, or intact: dogs and cats could hump other animals, stuffed animals, pillows, or even you as a form of, well, pleasure. Pets are probably just less shy about these things than most humans are, so it makes us feel uncomfortable when it happens in front of (or to!) the in-laws. One of my cats repeatedly humps his cat brother, despite the brother being slightly less enthusiastic about the whole scenario. Both are neutered and the humpee is clearly the boss, yet the humper continues to hump because he likes it! Humping is also one way dogs determine rank within a social group. Dogs may hump when they meet each other for the first time, are reacquainted after time apart, or simply as a part of normal interaction. A female could hump the head of a male. A neutered male could hump the

side of another neutered male. Those details simply don’t matter – it’s more about one animal being physically higher than the other, and therefore establishing a higher rank in that particular interaction. Now, keep in mind, the one who “comes out on top” can change from day to day, from event to event, or from dog to dog. It can be complicated, but if you just let it all unfold and pay close attention, you will learn a great deal about your dog and their relationships with other dogs. Another reason for humping is displaced excitement. Often when dogs get overly excited, such as during play or when a favorite guest visits, they may just start humping. It tends to be a more confident, pushy, intact dogs, but any dog can do this. My friend and I brought her recently adopted puggle home and were playing a rough and tumble game with his toys, when he suddenly wrapped his little puggle arms around her leg in a death grip and went to town. She was horrified and attempted to pry the eager little man off, as I laughed hysterically. Between gasps, I tried to explain he wasn’t assaulting her – he just got over excited with the events of the

day and the play, plus had some testosterone reserves 15 after his neuter. Over the next week or so, his excited humping slowly tapered off, much to her relief. Okay, we have established some reasons why animals hump and the fact that humping is completely normal. So, how do you know when or if you should interfere with your humping pal? There are times when dogs need to work things out for themselves, and humans should just stay out of it. The social boundaries, relationships, and communication they establish with each other can be lost to humans, so often the best course of action is to just let them work it out for themselves. However, there are situations where inappropriate behavior must be addressed, and humping must be interrupted to ensure everyone’s safety. Example 1: Two dogs have their first play date. One dog persistently, but playfully, humps another dog to the point of being really annoying. There is a point where the humpee needs to stand up for themselves by snapping around and saying “Fine! Continued on page 16

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You are the boss! But sheesh, enough is enough! Stop humping me!” This subtle dog language is not something humans can accomplish and it is important for both dogs to learn how to clearly, and effectively communicate with each other. If you interfere, the humper may never learn when enough is enough, the humpee may never learn how to communicate annoyance, and appropriate play may never happen. But keep in mind, if the humpee is elderly, sick, or frail (such as with hip dysplasia), they may not be able to fend off unwanted humping and your intervention may be required. Example 2: You run into an acquaintance and her dog on the bike path. Her dog sniffs around, and then begins humping your dog. Your dog has snapped around, growled, and keeps moving away. Your dog is clearly communicating in an appropriate way, and the humper is just not getting the message, yet his mom is oblivious or says “Oh, he’s fine. He’s just playing.” In this scenario, a fight is inevitable – one dog is being a bully while the other is being

appropriate. Either stop the humper from humping, move your own dog out of the way, or politely end the conversation and move on. Individual situations must be evaluated on an individual basis. But in general, if the dogs are just being rough, maybe a growl or air snap here and there, let the scenario play out. If you sense the situation is escalating, step in. Don’t let your own shyness or embarrassment get in the way of allowing your dog the opportunity to practice communicating in normal dog behavior. Remember, your dog is a dog – let him be a dog! But, then again, if it’s on your future mother-in-law’s linen pant leg – you may just want to step in an put an end to it! Happy humping! Written By Katenna Jones, ScM, Associate CAAB, CABC, CPDT - Humane Educator / Animal Behaviorist American Humane Association

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Xylitol can have potentially deadly effects for dogs. For some reason, it increases the blood insulin level in canines, which results in a corresponding decrease in blood sugar. Veterinarian Dr. Eric Dunayer with the Animal Poison Control Center says problems can develop within thirty minutes of ingestion of Xylitol, and can include depression, vomiting, loss of coordination and seizures, and possibly even liver failure. So how much Xylitol does it take to make a dog sick? No one is sure exactly what the threshold is, but hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, has developed in doses as low as 20mg in a fifty-pound dog. To put that in perspective, one piece of sugar-free gum may contain as much as two grams of xylitol, or one hundred times the amount shown to cause problems in that fifty-pound dog. There is no antidote for Xylitol, but if you know your pet has eaten something containing the sweetner very recently, the best approach is to induce vomiting using a three percent hydrogen peroxide solution. Monitor your dog very closely. If you see any problems, call your veterinarian immediately. Prompt treatment could save your pet’s life. This is a time of year when lots of treats such as candy, mints and chewing gum are in the house. It’s not unusual for dog owners to want to share some treats with their pets. Just be sure to keep those sugar-free candies, gum and baked goods away from your dogs – in fact, any animal. You may think you’re doing your pet a favor by sharing something sweet, but what is relatively healthy and harmless for us could cost your best friend its life. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435 (Animal Poison Control) or call you vet imediately.



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1st Place: (above) “You Lookin’ at me?” Taken by Andrea Carneiro People Choice: (left) “Say Cheese” Taken by Kristin Cormies and Jeremy Correia Thank you to everyone who entered their kitty photos at the Providence Animal Rescue League’s Pet Walk kitty photo contest. Congratulations to our winners!

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October 16th Cats Alive! cocktail party and silent auction PawsWatch, Rhode Island’s Volunteer Network for Feral Cats, will hold its annual cocktail party and silent auction at the Rhode Island Shriners Imperial Room at One Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI 02905 on Friday, October 16th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Tickets are $25. Tickets available online at or you may send a check made payable to PawsWatch, PO Box 3711, Newport, RI 02840. For more information contact PawsWatch at or 401.848.9867. Saturday, October 17th Paint a PARL Pumpkin! 1:00 PM—3:00 PM Visit the Providence Animal Rescue Leauge to paint a pumpkin with YOUR favorite animal. Pumpkins will be displayed at PARL through October. 34 Elbow Street, Providence, RI Sunday, October 18th Dog & Owner Fitness Bootcamp Running, jumping, hurdles and more! Class is every Sunday at 10am in Lippit Park on the East Side of Providence. Calss is $20, or get a 10-class card for $150. Visit or call 401.274.6384 for more info or to register. October 23rd 9th Annual Glowball Gold Tournament to benefit the Rhode Island Vest A Dog (rain or shine) Where: Jamestwon Golf Course Time: 4:45 pm sign up begins 5:45pm K9 Demo, 6:16pm Shotgun Start, Cost: $45 per person. Glowballs and glowsticks are not included but will

be for sale. Pizza, calzones, hotdogs will be served Cash bar. Limited to the first 80 pre-paid Golfers. This event is sold out every year. Forms and info available by calling Denise at 401.862.2621 or email All proceeds to benefit RI Vest A Dog. The goal is to raise funds to buy bullet/stab proof vest for police and sheriff ’s k9 units. Each vest costs $840. Saturday October 24th 6th Annual Howlween Bash 7 pm The Warwick Animal Shelter is having its’ 6th annual Howlween Bash party fund raiser at the knights of Columbus hall 475 Sandy Ln. Warwick, RI . Dinner, DJ, costume contest, raffle prizes and karaoke for anyone who’s brave enough. adults only event & no pets please, costumes optional. Come and join us for a “wicked” good time. Tickets $15 for info & tickets call 468-4377. October 25th 2009 Halloween Costume Contest! Get ready for the annual RISPCA Halloween Costume Contest! Sunday, October 25th, 2009 Goddard State Park-Carousel 1095 Ives Road, Warwick RI Registration begins at 10am *Registration fee is $10.00 which includes Entry to the costume contest Refreshments, Door Prize raffle ticket *$10.00 registration fee is based on (1) dog & (1)handler combination. Best Dog Costume Best Dog/Owner Look-A-Like Best Group/Theme Costume Most “Paw”satively Creative Costume Marvin’s Favorite Costume First 50 registered participants receive

goody bags. For more info contact Rhode Island SPCA 401-438-8150 October 31st Providence Animal Rescue Leauge’s HOWL-O-WEEN Party! Providence Animal Rescue League 34 Elbow Street, Providence, RI “Trick or Treat” our adoptable animals, goodies, games & more! Human AND Pet Costume Contests! All Welcome!


November 8th Horses Know the Way Home Fall Workshop Series $49 9am - 2pm Join Brian Reid and his horse Brenda Lee, and learn how to live in the moment, find your passion, and realize your dreams through the way of the horse. They will demonstrate new approaches to many of life’s challenges, such as Control vs. Connection, Vulnerability vs. True Power, Conditioning vs. Choice. WHERE: Carolina Equestrian 61 PineHill Rd in Richmond, RI. Register at or call 401-835-0216 Rain or shine, snack lunch provided. Saturday, November 14th Rudolph or Santa Photoshoot in the Park WHAT: Join us for an outdoor photo shoot of your dog dressed as Santa or Rudolph! WHEN: Sunday November 21st, at a beautiful park on the East Side of Providence. (Appointments available throughout the day) COST: $50 per appt. (2 dog limit). Includes one 8x10 photo and a hi res CD of selected images. A portion of

Neighborhood! the proceeds will benefit the Providence Animal Resue Leauge. Makes a Great Christmas Card! Space is limited so call today to reserve your spot! 617.418.1119 or November 15th Santa photos fundraiser Santa, Rudolph & Frosty costumes. Kids & Adults are Welcome In Photo Too! $20 For Two Different Photos. Make Great Christmas Cards. You Are Allowed to Reproduce These Photos. Pet Supplies Plus in Garden City, Cranston from 12 to 5 with Gene Hutnak Photography. Proceeds will November 21st Casting Call for dogs Come sit on our Casting couch on Saturday November 21st from 2-6pm Be ready to be on camera strutting your stuff! 12 finalist will be chosen to walk in the AKC dog show on Sunday December 6th at the RI Convention Center. Casting is being held at Park Ave Puppy’s 843 Reservoir Ave Cranston, RI 02920 401-464-8800 Saturday, November 28th Annual Holiday Bazaar The Pet Refuge is holding their Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 28 from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Cold Spring Community Center, Beach Street, Wickford. We will offer lots of Christmas Items, Gift Items, Hand made items, Pet Gifts, Gift Baskets, Large selection of White Elephants,

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Baked goods, Silent Auction with many great items, Raffles with many nice prizes, and much more. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Donations will be greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the Pet Refuge, 500 Stony Lane, North Kingstown. Monday thru Saturday from 10-5 or at the Cold Spring Community Center on Friday Nov. 27 between 2 pm and 8 pm. For more information please call 401-294-1115


December 3-6th The Bay Colony Dog Show This years show will feature the professional and majestic presentation of 155 breeds and, as always, a diverse array of activities including festive holiday shopping, hands-on demonstrations, and a variety of educational and entertainment exhibits. The show is intended for dog lovers young and old and Providence is delighted to expect more than 8,000 competitors and over 20,000 dog enthusiasts, vendors and attendees. For more information about the history of the Bay Colony Dog Show. For more information please visit December (date TBA) Stand Up For Animals presented by Furry Friends Pet Care To Benefit the Providence Animal Rescue League Where: Comedy Connection 39 Warren Ave East Providence, RI $20.00 Per Ticket, $1.00 off with canned dog or cat food donation


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Met School Students Teach Shelter Pits! Approximately five years ago Richard Sousa, animal control supervisor and animal control officer for 36 years in the city of Providence, was approached by Matthew McCormick, a student from the Met School in Providence who was interested in becoming an animal control officer and wanted to know if he would be a mentor. That was the beginning of a relationship with the Met School. Matthew put his heart and soul into learning every aspect of being an ACO, even going through the National Animal Control Academy on his own. Matthew was one of the youngest people hired as an ACO in Rhode Island and is currently an ACO for the town of Coventry. Through the years the Met students have worked with Providence Animal Control by facilitated license drives and producing public service notices. With the cooperation of Dr. Ernest Finocchio of the RISPCA who donated his services and rabies vaccine they held a free rabies clinic for over three hundred disadvantaged residents of the city of Providence . Richard Sousa, animal control supervisor has been an animal control officer for 36 years for the city of Providence has probably been an animal control office longer then any in Rhode Island. Currently he has a variety of duties including being in charge of volunteers and volunteer programs at providence animal control.

Photo of Susan Parker, Jordan Roberts and Algenis Martinez.

This current school year Richard, who along with his animal control duties heads the volunteer programs at Providence Animal Control. His is currently a Mentor to Jordan Roberts and Algenis Martinez. Jordan approached Richard and said he was interested in helping to get more animals adopted for Providence Animal Control. Jordan began by taking pictures of dogs that were up for adoption and designing flyers with their information and posting them through the city. Algenis said he was interested in raising funds for animal control and is working on building a dog house to be raffled off.  After conferring with Susan Parker, obedience instructor for Dynamic Dog Training Services, Richard and Susan   decided to begin Susan’s award winning program known as “Out of the Pits and Into the Ritz where Jordan and Algenis will work directly with shelter pit bulls teaching the dogs how to obtain their AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificates before adoption.

25 Susan has branched out and offered the training program to animal shelters throughout New England. Graduates of her program receive their AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate. Many of the pit bulls have even gone on to be pet therapy dogs.. Many people think of pit bulls as “throw away dogs.” Once they’re turned into shelters, many are “sitting on death row” because no one wants to adopt them or have fears based on what they’ve heard in the news. “You don’t see our dogs in the news,” tells Parker. Out of the Pits and into the Ritz Academy has a 100 percent success rate.”

Richard Souza and his kids.

“Out of the Pits and Into the Ritz” Pit Bull Training Academy is not your average sit and stay class. The   program, has already graduated hundreds upon hundreds of pit bulls over the years.    Each pit bull that goes through the training learns how to deal with other dogs, people and noises they might hear in public including such things as baby carriages. It’s all to accustom the dog to what they might run into in normal every day life. It also teaches basic obedience, like the usual sit stay, down and come. “We are promoting responsible pit bull ownership,” “They’re not vicious killers,” notes Susan and her husband Harry who have been pit bull owners for many years and have a great deal of experience working professionally with these dogs. Together they also created The Little Rhodie Bully Breed Club Inc. which is a non-profit organization aimed at Promoting responsible ownership of the American Pit Bull Terrier. The Little Rhodie Bully Breed Club Inc.  reaches out to community and focuses their help on assisting shelter pit bull placement as well as training.

This program will definitely help  Providence Animal Control dogs get adopted quicker. Without this training they will sit in the shelter and start to deteriorate due to stress or lack of exercise. Hopefully this program will only grow larger, leading to more dogs getting adopted. Story co-written by: Richard Sousa and Susan Parker. For more info on adopting a pet from Providence Animal Control please visit animal/ or call. For more information about “Out of the Pits and Into the Ritz” contact Susan Parker

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The Bay Colony Dog Show, one of the largest in the country, presents about “2,500 dogs coming from all over the country to compete” including “many of the top dogs competing at Westminster,” said Hollander. Volunteers from AKC dog clubs the Eastern Dog Club, the Ladies’ Dog Club, the Middlesex County Kennel Club, and the Yankee Golden Retriever Club organize and present four spectacular days of agility trials and conformation trials as well as obedience competitions and competitions for “Best of Breed” and “Best in Group.” This years show will feature the professional and majestic presentation of 155 breeds and, as always, a diverse array of activities including festive holiday shopping, hands-on demonstrations, and a variety of educational and entertainment exhibits. The show is intended for dog lovers young and old and Providence is delighted to expect more than 8,000 competitors and over 20,000 dog enthusiasts, vendors and attendees. For more information about the history of the Bay Colony Dog Show please visit

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{In Memory} Saying goodbye to some old friends. by Mike Fink


Greta “Didn’t you ever hear of ‘euthanasia’?” My wife speaks for Greta our Italian Greyhound, like Edgar Bergen for Charlie McCarthy. The breed is expected to live for a dozen years, a baker’s dozen at the most, and our Greta was pushing sweet sixteen.  Her fur had lost its luster.  Her tail had a little break in it and looked discouraged.  Even so, she hadn’t completely lost her joie de vivre or her alpha love of dominance.   She had a peremptory bark to let me know she refused to come in or go out until she was good and ready. “It’s all up to me,” she seemed to declare.  IGs aren’t supposed to yap, and they are famous for being timid.  Not our Greta.  She could even snap at me, her closest ally, if I stooped to pick her up before she was ready for the next move in her routine. “I’m not quite finished with food and drink, not ready for bed, not interested in a walk just now,” she said in body language. I haven’t the impulse here to compose a biography of our adventures together, only to list them quickly.  The motor trips to Maine or to New Jersey, the sneak visits to restaurants, hotels, even museums.  I passed her off as my seeing eye dog in a chic art gallery, and we were quite an item in the coffeehouses of any number of towns, where she would share my fancy java.  “Don’t bother to wash the cup,” I would say to the server, “Greta has licked it quite clean.” What I do want to explore is the final chapter of my life with Greta. 

In case you haven’t guessed, she was named for Garbo, who was famously aloof and a bit lazy, slouching in her silks and velvets on upholstered sofas and love seats. I bet there are plenty of other IGs named for the greatest of movie stars, who liked to be alone in her chambers.  My Greta preferred her own room.  I claimed she thought deep thoughts all by her lonesome self while I ran my business errands, worrying about getting home in time for her ablutions. But I am hoping to be able to recount the last days in the life and times of my pet, companion, mascot, and alter ego, in the forthcoming chapter. Greta was a familiar sight on Narrow River and in downtown Wakefield.  All summer long, on my canoe, in my kayak, on speedboats, at the sandbar at low tide at the dunes, among the outdoor cafe tables throughout South County, my slim, aging, Italian Greyhound turned heads, endearing herself to young and old alike.  Here is the tale of her life and her passing in South County summertimes, in Providence in wintertime, and throughout the Atlantic region on vacation weekends and various holidays.  Alas, our beloved pets, unless they are parrots, leave us too soon, bereft but blessed.... “You were quite a pair. A chapter of your life is over and done with.” Noah said this to me on the sidewalk, but he meant no harm.  Only to acknowledge a loss, as cafe chums  are wont to do:




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I have found that many of us have attachments to pets, worry about them, wonder how we’ll deal with their absence from our routines, our lives. “What has happened to her soul?” I ask Noah, who is something of a mystic in his way. A sidebar, a tangent: Noah, a rebel from his Jewish heritage, he returned to it and joined the Lubavitch movement in Providence, bringing a combination of knowledge, technical skill, an obsessive nature, a mixture of memories and r esentments, and withal a friendly and benevolent nature.  Noah can come up with wondrous, oddball insights.  “She sheds her bones and rises into another sphere of existence.  She checks out her familiar family to see how you’re doing, and then rises above it all, stretches like an awakening dog, and enjoys her newfound freedom and liberty.”  Noah really did say these things to me, and I took a strange instant comfort from his words. Because I was concerned about what was in fact happening to her remains.  You want to protect a  beloved body from harm, from disgrace, as if in an ancient Greek fable.  You must scatter some dirt and not leave it to the ravens on the field.  And yet, that is exactly what we have to do, one way or another,

let it go where it must, but in hopes that the spirit can hover above the clouds and look down on the scenes of a lifetime as in an old movie fantasy. I wish I could keep and share this account lightly, unsentimentally, briefly, finally, and matter-of-factly, but all I can do is gather up these scattered details and let them, too, take off.  I’m not fully who I was before Greta took off but then again, I was somebody else before Greta came to me, and anyway, every alliance in this world is temporary, and what stays below is the next page, the turning of the scroll, the stirring of the roots in the soil of the seasons. Now, you must know that the Italian Greyhound is touted as an artist’s hound.  It figured in the tombs of the Pharaohs, in the Renaissance portraits, in Rosa Bonheur’s gilded age in French painting...and now, at Rhode Island School of Design.  My Greta lives on, in some sort of a way, in the various sketches,images, and assorted illustrations of my students.  In fact, at a recent museum fund-raiser, it was a collection of portraits of Greta that earned a place and a purchase...If art isn’t about the survival of souls, what is?



Animals Depend On People Too (A.D.O.P.T.) • Cranston, RI •

Kesha is only 3 years old. We believe he is a male. His owner is moving and can not take him along. Kesha loves people. He loves to be next to you but he is afraid of hands. He is a gentle boy looking for his forever home. We will only adopt to bird experienced people.

Samantha, who was originally names Miss Cat has lived a tough life as a “wild, feral” cat until now. Look at that face! How can you resist taking her home. Miss Cat has been spayed, wormed, has had her shots. The following info is from the wonderful person that rescued her from being killed as all her kittens were.

Lucy was taken off the streets by a good Samaratin so she could have her babies in a safe place. As is always the case, the kittens will be adopted but mom is left behind. Lucy is afraid when she first meets you but she warms up to people very quickly. Please consider taking her into your home as a family member.

Roscoe is a big 6 month old, 15-20 pound, half Chihuahua and half Papillon mix male. Roscoe is tan with a black mussel and white paws. Roscoe is an absolute joy to be around he is very much a puppy and will steel you heart. Roscoe is very playful and needs an active family to call his own. I don’t recommend small children.

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Shadow is a 1 yr. 8 month old with all shots and test energetic and loves to play, he is the brother to TERROR and COLE Shadow is up-to-date with routine shots and spayed/neutered.

Terror is a 1 year 8 month old female spayed all shots and tests, she also has 2 other siblings, very playful energetic lovable they all came in when they were 8 weeks of age Terror is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

Cole is very shy but is very playful. Cole is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

Luke is very energetic playful approx:11 months good family dog house trained he needs to be neut and up dated on shots. He is a little jumpy so small children not steady on their feet is not a good choice he does need some obedience training.

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Floyd is a great guy. He’s very happy and loves people. Won’t you please give him a loving home. Floyd is spayed/neutered.

Roxy is a very loving girl. She wants you to take her home today. Please give her a loving home today. Roxy is spayed/neutered.

Mya is a very active husky mix. She is looking for a family with teens and adults, she may be able to live with other dogs. MYA is spayed/neutered.

Baloo is named after a bear, but he walks and talks like a big puppy. He is a one year old boxer mix who is currently working with our trainers to get him ready for his new den. BALOO is spayed/neutered.

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Max is a neutered male, nine-year old, sharpei/shepherd, mixed breed dog. He’s around 85 lbs. Max likes kids but he is not good with other dogs. He’s up to date with shots. Max is up-to-date with routine shots and spayed/neutered.

Happy is, well... happy. He is approximately three to four years old. He’s a black/tan shepherd mix who weighs around 58 pounds. Happy is up-to-date with routine shots.

Tuti is a 3-1/2 year old, short-haired, spayed female, black/gray tiger cat. Tuti is up-to-date with routine shots and spayed/neutered.

Maggie is beautiful, gray and white tiger cat. She wants you to adopt her. Maggie is up-to-date with routine shots.

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Lexus, like the car she is also a luxury dog! Due to personal reasons, her family can no longer keep her so Miss Lexus is looking for a new home. She will be celebrating her first birthday soon, not sure if the exact date but early February. She is a valentine girl, look at the heart shaped face. She also still needs basic training but can sit and wait.

Macaroni was surrendered to the shelter due to financial and domestic issues. This nice kitty is very shy and scared, but will the loving help of his foster mom he’ll soon be ready to go to a new and loving home. He’s approximately 8 months old and would make a nice addition to any home.

Slater is an owner surrender - He is about 6 years old . What a sweetheart he is. He is easy going and gets along with all, adults, kids and dogs... he walked by the cats and was just curious but not enough to take any interest in them. If you think a Basset Hound may be for you, do some research, or know the breed as they are not for everyone.

Harley is a great dog - He wants someone to run with! He loves people and other dogs and would love a family to keep him occupied and busy. Come on down and meet this great guy! Harley loves kids and other dogs, he wants a family with a fenced yard, stockade fencing is a MUST! He climbs and can easily jump a 5’ chain link fence.

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Dennis is sweet, calm, young neutered male with all shots up to date. Dennis is up-to-date with routine shots and spayed/neutered.

Fay is a lovely dilute torti, who loves to just lay in your lap. She is spayed and up yo date on shots. She is looking for a warm lap to lay in. Fay is up-to-date with routine shots and spayed/neutered.

Bliss loves children and does not mind being picked up, held or dressed up - as long as she has a nice warm bed to lie in at the end of the day. Bliss is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

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{Classifieds} HELP WANTED Advertising Sales Rep Needed

The Animal Print is looking for an experienced ad sales rep. The ideal candidate should be: *E  xperienced and skilled in advertising sales *G  reat with people and easy to get along with *E  njoy selling customers both on the phone and face to face *C  omputer literate (bonus: if you are familiar with Filemaker Pro and Excel) * The ability to work as an Independent Contractor * Commit to at least 3 days a week We pay a competitive commission plus bonuses bases on monthly sales goals. We also offer some other fun perks. Please send your resume’ and cover letter to



(New Lower Price)

A great business opportunity for the right groomer. Established grooming salon located in Barrington, Rhode Island. Great clients, great pets, good parking, fully equipped. Call Mike at 401 413-0390.

Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats for sale.

Adults and baby’s available. Cute and sweet - make great pets or milkers too. Guaranteed healthy herd. Starting at $180. For more info call: 508.252.3600 or 401.439.0040 or email:


Free Photography for Dog Weddings Or Dogs Included In Traditional Weddings

Local photographer would like to photograph your pets that are either getting married or that are dressed in their wedding best and being included in your wedding. I will give you a selection of prints for your personal use in exchange for getting an invite in order to take photographs. For more info visit or email

FEEDING OUTDOOR CATS? Visit WWW.ALLEYCAT.ORG. Alley Cat Allies has everything you need to protect the cats you feed. Easy tips and videos.


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR VOLUNTEERS! PLEASE CONTACT LARNA AT FURBALL418@AOL.COM Volunteer’s are very important to keeping the animals happy and well while in the shelter’s care. We LOVE our volunteers! You must be at least 21 years old. Participate at least once a week, complete a 4 hour training period and complete waiver forms and BCI check. There is no cleaning or feeding, just walks and cuddles and pets to all the animals in need of love and attention while they are in our care waiting for a new home. Saturday and Sunday (8am-2pm) are PERFECT for volunteering or any night after work perhaps, we are open until 10pm weeknights (except Monday). You can volunteer for 20 minutes or stay 2 hours, it’s your choice! If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering, you can contact Larna at Thanks!

RATES: $10 for first 20 words, .50 for each additional word. (Call for business prices.) Just mail your check with info to: The Animal Print • P.O. Box 16002, Rumford, RI 02916

Furry Friends Pet Care Presents:


Stand Up for Animals To Benefit The Providence Animal Rescue League

Featuring: Coming This

For more information contact 401-996-8076 •


Comedy Connection 39 Warren Ave East Providence, RI $20.00 Per Ticket $1.00 off with canned dog or cat food donation

Live Comedy Yappy Hour Park Ave Puppy’s Fashion Show Shopping Raffles Prizes including a $500.00 Swarovski Gift Basket

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Dog Training Services

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Specializing in Obedience Training • Shelter Pit Bull and Bull Breed Dogs • Teaching owners how to overcome dog behavior problems using their head, heart and soul.

Susan Parker Obedience Instructor 401-823-8851


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Dog Walks Pet Sitting Park Trips Pet Food & Treat Delivery and much more…

Leann & Enzo

Insured & Bonded Pet Care

Call us: 401.996.8076 or visit us online at

Where is one of your favorite places? Enzo: Sleeping on dads pillow. Leann: Nantucket

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Enzo: Height Leann: Height

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Enzo: Sharing a plate of meatballs & spaghetti with Lady from Lady and the Tramp. Leann: A good book on a rainy day.

What is your favorite TV show? Enzo: Dancing with the Stars Leann: House

If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you wish you had? Enzo: Mom, Dad and my cat Louis (not Prada, she doesn’t like me). Leann: Enzo, a cashmere sweater and my iPhone so I can call my husband to come and rescue us.

Sassy truly wants to be your one and only. Although she needs a home with no cats, no young children and no other dogs, this sweet girl would make a wonderful companion to loving adults. She is a spayed Plott Hound-mix female with a beautiful brindle coat and a truly lovable face. All of her shots are up to date and she is microchipped. She is well-behaved on the leash.

All expenses for Sassy will be paid by Defenders of Animals for the rest of her life! Sassy is being trained by Sue Parker of Dynamic Dog Training Services. Please Call Defenders of Animals at 401.461.1922 or send an email to



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