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the modern pet culture magazine for ri & ma

Fall 2012

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SALTY DOGS HAVE THEIR DAY!

Discover the best local off-season beaches to visit with your pup!


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oday was one of those beautiful fall days that makes me happy to live in New England. Fall has always been my favorite time of year, and this year’s weather is proving to confirm why I call it that! As a dog owner, there are so many things to love about fall, and it’s not just the temperature (however, that is pretty great). This time of year is packed full of great events, Halloween costume contests, parades, 5K’s and my favorite part is the allowance of dogs on beaches in the area! I will admit that I have never been clear on the specific laws pertaining to dogs being allowed on what beaches, and when, during the off-season months, and have taken my chances on more than one occasion. However, this year I decided to look into just exactly where and when dogs are allowed. With the help of my wonderful new intern Rachel, I was surprised to learn that not only do the laws regarding dogs off-season vary widely, but I discovered a few amazing places that allow dog visitors year round! One of my new favorite dog friendly beaches is near the Pt. Judith light house, also known as Camp Cronin. I was nervous to bring the pups before Labor Day, but friends assured me that they had witnessed frolicking pups there all summer. I decided to visit this picturesque slice of goodness near sunset with a car packed with dogs and friends, and let me just say, we were not disappointed. My other favorite location, which allows leashed dogs year round, is Gooseberry Island in Westport. I always assumed my late afternoon visits in the summer were not entirely legal, however I took my chances with my boy Harvey (R.I.P.) over the years and never had a problem. Gooseberry will always have special meaning to me now, as Harvey and I shared his last day on earth there (see photo above). I will never forget how happy it made me to see him wade in the water and roll in the sand. I hope you are able to find a special beach to share with your dog this fall, and perhaps year round, with the help of our beach article, found on page 10. Please have a wonderful and safe fall season, get outside with your pets and enjoy our fall issue!

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LITTLE BITES 6

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Dear Reader, Thank you so much for your note. I’ve been wondering about all the conflicting laws myself, so in this issue I decided to take the mystery out of the dog friendly/unfriendly beach laws in RI. Please check page 10 and see what we’ve dug up! Good luck. Stephanie Georgia editor Hi, Stephanie, You probably don’t remember me; you took a photo of my pit bull Hayley and me last year at Lippitt Park. Anyway, I just want to say how sorry I am about Harvey. Just read about it in your magazine. Only dog lovers can appreciate how much impact dogs have on our lives and Harvey was obviously special. Even a long life is too short. My deepest sympathy on your loss. Liz Dearl Liz, Of course I remember you. Thank you so much for reaching out. I’ve recieved so many kind notes from friends and strangers alike and they have truly been a wonderful source of support that I appreciate far mor than I can express. Please give Hayley a big hug for me. Stephanie Georgia editor

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Is It Just Me, Or Has Halloween Gone To The Dogs? By Dr. Marty Becker, courtesy of vetstreet.com

I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing, of course. But I have noticed these days I’m more likely to see a clever costume on a dog than a child when I open my email or check out Facebook. When I do see a child dressed in costume — like my own precious granddaughter, Reagan — chances are my “grandpug,” Bruce, will be in costume right beside her. As a parent, grandparent and veterinarian, I can’t help but think of all the things that can ruin those happy pictures and memories.

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Here’s my list of things to look out for, including tips on preventing problems. The Great Escape: After the Fourth of July, Halloween is the holiday more pets go missing than any other time during the year. Between the bizarre sights & smells and the constant flow of new people, even the tamest cats and dogs may take the opportunity to head for the hills. The solution: Make sure you know where your pets are, and make sure they’re secured before twilight. For dogs with yard access, make sure your fence has no loose boards and that the gate is locked. Indoors, keep cats and dogs comfortable in a closed room or crate until the last trick-or-treater has come and gone. Continued on page 24

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SALTY DOGS Have Their Day! Written by Rachel P. Riendeau

Stick your snout into our treasure chest of the best off-season beaches, discovered by The Animal Print and its furry friends.

Summer may have ended, yet Rover still pants for a chance to romp in the waves. It seems unfair that dog owners can visit the beach and work on their tans anytime but dogs suffer from a ban in most towns in RI and MA... that is, until fall arrives! Cooler weather, fewer beach bums, free parking, and off-season laws that allow dogs on beaches make autumn the ideal season to finally let your pup dig for that buried treasure. But can you figure out the rules for when your pets can

have their beach day? Never fear! You and your salty dog need not become law-breaking pirates if you read on. Policies on when dogs are allowed on beaches vary widely. Online sources can be contradictory, leaving pet-owners wanting to walk the plank. Given the confusion, The Animal Print decided to clean up the poop and get the scoop about when dogs can “legally” explore the shore as well as the unofficial guidelines at six of our favorite local paradises.

“Hugo” plays on Block Island beaches at sunset. Photo by www.fetchingphoto.com


OFFICIAL RULES AND A SALTY DOGS CODE OF COURTESY

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Aye! Laws prohibit dogs from RI state bathing beaches and boardwalks, as well as many town beaches, during the warmest months. The ordinances change so frequently that even some officials are unsure of the details, but we dug deep to discover up-to-date facts on bans and leash laws that are in currently in place to “assure the well-being of all beach creatures, you and pets included.” Some of our friends reveal their own codes of courtesy. Local dogs that visit Jamestown town beaches like Mackerel Cove, as well as Southshore and Goosewing in Little Compton, are welcome after Labor Day, despite year round bans. Town and state services end when beaches officially close, so no one prowls for lawbreakers. Even some town employees say they bring their pooches in the fall and winter and hope to change official ordinances. We found that dog owners have few problems when they keep to the salty dog’s code: be respectful of other visitors, wildlife, and the environment. Use your discretion when unleashing and visiting beaches “officially” closed to pets. Prevent that “Arf!” from becoming a scurvy “Arrr!” by respecting other beachgoers and picking up that poop! Our list, though not exhaustive, includes info on our favorite RI beaches, your treasure map, so you and your pets can be salty dogs all winter. Now fetch that beach!

“Cider” loves to chase sticks (and occasionally his tail) into the ocean. Photo by www.fetchingphoto.com Continued on page 12

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“Freddy,” aka: Clubfoot - One of the most beautiful beach bums I know, enjoys an afternoon at Gooseberry Island. Photo by www.fetchingphoto.com

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One of the most beautiful RI beaches, the sands of Narragansett Town Beach sprawl for hundreds of feet from the parking lot to the ocean and stretch down the coast. The town owns part of the beach and nearby Narrow River, so officially dogs are allowed only between Labor Day and Memorial Day. However, a little dog told us the beach is not officially part of the town beach past the line of cabanas, so many owners let their dogs run unleashed throughout the year. Stealthy locals also bring their canine companions at night, even during the summer. Our Facebook friend, Anne Metzger notes that both unneutered dogs and Animal Control visit Narragansett Beach on occasion, but Rusty enjoys a fall romp on Narragansett Beach. she has never run into trouble. Photo by Ann Metzger Anne adds that most dogs socialize before and after Digging and retrieving clam shells from the playful tide also amuses normal work hours and on weekends. Her dog loves pups. Anne tells us, “I just go in September and October and sit on the wide-open space for running and swimming. the beach and read while my dog hangs out and swims with me.”


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Gooseberry Island Preserve Westport, MA

We were thrilled to learn that leashed dog are welcome at this beautiful spot year round! The island is located in Westport, MA just past Horseneck Beach State Reservation. Follow Route 88 all the way to the end (it is also called Old John Reed Road), then take a right onto E Beach Road. Go Straight on E Beach Road and it will bring you right to the beginning of the causeway for Gooseberry Island. We found many happy pooches romping off-leash both during and after hours, so be careful if your dog is not well acclimated to other dogs. The views at Gooseberry are amazing and many freuqent visitors tell us their dogs love to run loose along the beach and play in the water. If you decide to bring your dog in the evening, I would recommend parking at the beginning on the mainland because the gate that leads down the causeway closes at 8:00 p.m. Cars cannot get by when the gate is closed but people and dogs are able to walk in. Othewise, there is limited parking at the end of the causeway. So take some time out of your busy schedule and make the journey over to Westport, MA this fall. You and your dog will love it! Continued on page 14.

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Other Fall Treasures RI State Beaches (leashed dogs allowed): October 1 – April 1 • Fort Adams, Newport • East Matunuck State Beach, South Kingston • Misquamicut State Beach, Westerly • Fort Wetherill, Jamestown • Beavertail State Park, Jamestown • Salty Brine State Beach, Narragansett Labor Day - Memorial Day • NK Town Beach, North Kingston • SK Town Beach, South Kingston • East Matunuck, South Kingston October 1 – Memorial Day • Easton’s Beach, Newport • East Beach, Charlestown • Blue Beach, Compass Rose, & Spink’s • Neck Beach, N. Kingstown Columbus Day (Oct. 8) - Memorial Day • East Beach & Napatree Point, Westerly • King Park, Newport Year Round • Island Park & Sandy Point Beach, Portsmouth SOUTHEASTERN MASS Labor Day until Memorial Day • Horseneck - Westport, MA • Scusset Beach - Sandwich, MA


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Point Judith State Park

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We recently stumbled upon this dog mecca while visiting the Point Judith lighthouse. Formerly Camp Cronin, a military camp, Point Judith State Park includes a secluded beach on the east arm of the Harbor of Refuge breakwater. The land is owned by the RI Department of Environmental Management and so follows the same rules as all RI state beaches, permitting leashed dogs from Sept. 1 through April 1; however, locals bring their dogs year round. Not only is Camp Cronin a well visited “unofficial” dog beach, Camp Cronin is a popular birding and fishing destination at the southern tip of Narragansett near Point Judith with spectacular sunsets.

Dogs sail the ferry freeof-charge, so a fall trip to Block Island lets your dog feel the sea air in his ears and sniff the breeze over the open water. After an hour trip shore to shore, you and your pooch can wander the “Sam-I-Am” digs for treasure length of this dog-friendly on the Goddard Park Beach. island. Before or after Photo by Rachel P. Riendeau hitting the beach, introduce your leashed pet to some local animals, a zedonk, emus, and fainting goats, at Manisses Animal Farm. You can plunder the shops for souvenirs and surf supplies while dogs can stop for a drink and cookie at many a water bowl set along the sidewalks.

Narragansett, (AKA Camp Cronin)

We joined a merry bunch of happy pooches, both leashed and unleashed, and their relaxed owners to watch the sunset. The Animal Print editor notes, “I was amazed to find out from locals that they bring their dogs to this small beautiful beach all year round! Most dogs were either leashed or fully under control and I was told by one local beach goer than she has never had any problems with the law or unfriedly dogs!” This haven in Point Judith State Park may be the best-kept secret of the Ocean State’s dog-friendly beaches as most websites which detail RI beaches overlook this spot completely. But, follow the salty code: keep pets on their best behavior when you visit so dogs can continue to share in this bounty of beach bliss.

Block Island, RI

Remarkably, Block Island beaches are open to dogs year round. Recently, rules requiring leashes at all times were instituted but many well-behaved dogs still run free. If you and your pooch can brave the perilous 250 steps down to the shore, you can take a natural clay bath at Mohegan Bluff, though your dog may emerge matted with mud, looking like Blackbeard or Davy Jones. Vast stretches of shoreline invite games of frisbee and fetch at Charleston Beach, Fred Benson Town Beach, and Mansion Beach. Explore the grounds of the North Light Commission as the sun sets.

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Goddard State Memorial Park Beach Warwick, RI

Your pet can surf the curves of the winding roads as you drive through Goddard State Memorial Park past picnic areas, a carousel, a dock, and a golf course to the beach. Rules for state beaches apply. Some allow dogs off-leash despite leash laws, though it is not advised when people are riding horses along the shore. Canines will love to explore the smells of hoof prints next to washed up horseshoe crabs and a border of woods, sea grass, and goldenrod. Our Facebook friend, Kelly Patton says, she has never had a problem here. Kelly adds that she and her mastiffs count Goddard among their favorite spots because her dogs can cool off on hot afternoons while she watches boats sail the bay. Goddard “gives us the opportunity to take in a long walk with beautiful scenery and provides lots of open space so we can say hello to other dogs, people, even horses if we so choose, or we can keep to ourselves and just have a quiet walk,” enthuses Kelly. In addition to the beach, the park offers 14 miles of horse trails to navigate. It should be noted that horses do not require pooper scooping, so the trail can be lumpy. Also, several of our Facebook friends, including Jenn and Cristina, recommend a private beach just three miles down Ives Road from the Goddard Park main entrance. Known as Sandy Point, this beach allows leashed dogs and offers a more intimate shoreline. Continued on page 16.

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Another open stretch of beach for long, leisurely walks is one of Quonset’s four beaches, Rome Point. Trek down a woodsy hill to the bay-side beach shore anytime between Oct. 1 and Memorial Day. Be sure to frequently check for ticks because you must venture through the underbrush to reach the beach. Admire the Jamestown Bridge on the right and Fox Island to the left while Fido chases leaves blown in from the forest. Our Facebook friend, Judy Salvatore, advises that you should also bring binoculars, as the true salty dogs, seals, sun themselves on the rocks in the bay between Rome Point and Fox Island in the winter. Judy notes that Rome Point gets busy because of seal-watchers, so it is best to walk your pup at high tide. Judy describes her favorite walks in the area, including “a path through the woods past old foundations and old rusty cars” and “a stone jetty-like wall, past a salt marsh toward the bridge and Plum Point Lighthouse.” Doggie bags and trash barrels are located nearby at Watch Hill to help you keep the beach clean for other pets and their humans. Judy adds that “RI has the best beaches and salty air. Soft sand and long walks make a very tired dog!” Indeed, these adventures to beaches in the cooler off-season allow for longer walks, exercise, relaxing, serene places to breathe in the change of seasons and relax with your dog, even if summer vacation is over.


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Come Here Fido! Teaching Your Pooch To Come When Called

by Katenna Jones, ScM, ACAAB, CABC, CPDT-KA

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ou’re late for work and the dog is staring at you from the backyard while you call and call. You take a step and it begins – the come-catch-me game. On the other extreme, you’re walking down the street when your dog sees a squirrel, lurches forward, yanks the leash out of your hand, and books it down the road, straight into traffic. One scenario is really annoying; the other is outright dangerous. But both can be resolved! With a little bit of time, patience, and training you, too, can have a dog who comes when called!

Humans often unintentionally teach their dogs that “Come here” means run away! We do this in several ways. One is by calling a misbehaving dog to us and punishing them when they arrive. For example, you call and call your dog and when they finally arrive, yell at them for not coming faster. Or we call the dog to us only to do something unenjoyable, like trim their nails or give them a bath. The most common example? We call dogs to us because it’s time to stop playing. “Come here Fido – it’s time to stop playing with your best friend because you have to go into the house and sit by yourself.” Would you come to you?

Some useful tips to keep in mind: • Spay or neuter your dog to remove any hormonal drive to run away. • No matter how long it takes to get there, never reprimand your dog when he comes to you. • Keep your dog contained or leashed until he’s trained so he doesn’t have a chance to practice the “catch-me-if-you-can” game • Make coming-when-called a game that starts playtime! Set your dog up in an enclosed area or in the house. Whenever your dog comes to you, praise and pet him, and start playing his favorite game.


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Start training! 1. Begin in one room inside the house. Call your dog to you and tell him what a good boy he is while you give him yummy snacks. Keep doing this until he comes the first time, every time.

2. Repeat step one, but work in a larger area, or from the next room. Keep doing this until he comes the first time, every time.

3. Keep going, but in an even bigger space, from several rooms away. Continue this until he comes the first time, every time.

4. Next, take the game outside to an area your dog has visited several times – preferably your yard if you have one. Work in an enclosed area or put the dog on a long leash. Let fido walk around and sniff, then try calling him to you. When he arrives, praise him like crazy and give him special treats. Keep doing this until he comes the first time, every time.

5. Gradually work in larger spaces, or make the leash longer and longer. Continue this until he comes the first time, every time.

6. Now, repeat steps 4 & 5, but try it in an area where your dog has only been a few times. Continue this until he comes the first time, every time.

7. Finally, repeat steps 4 & 5, but work in an area where your dog has never been. Keep doing this until he comes the first time, every time. When working on getting your dog to come when called, be sure to go slow, make it fun, and always reward your dog when he comes to you – no matter how long it takes. If you have any trouble, try contacting a professional trainer to assist you.

Saturday, OctOber 27, 2012 • 10:00am – 2:00PM

Hayride with your Hound, Harvest Photo Scene, & A Special Treat for All Dogs in Costume!

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OCTOBER

October 2012 Adopt A Dog Month Thursday, October 4th, through Saturday, November 3rd

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular - Special Dog Section! The nationally renowned Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, returns to Roger Williams Park Zoo October 4 through November 3. This year as part of their night-time display of 5,000 illuminated Jack-O-Lanterns they will have a special section that pays homage to man’s best friend with an array of carved pumpkins conveying the amazing variety of dog species. Roger Williams Park Zoo. For more info visit rwpzoo.org.

Saturday, October 6th

Animal Appreciation Day To recognize the importance of the animals in our lives, the Briggs family of Allie’s has planned their 2nd Annual Animal Appreciation Day. Animal Appreciation Day is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Allie’s, 3700 Post Rd., North Kingstown. The day will be filled with fun activities for the entire family, including the four-legged variety. Several 4-H groups will participate, offering workshops to educate people with hands-on learning activities the organization provides to youths. All proceeds from the event will benefit 4-H. For more info, call Allie’s at 294-9121

Saturday, October 6th

The Annual “Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter” Harvest Fest This is a great outdoor family event with crafters, vendors, food, music, raffle items, an apple pie contest, pumpkin carving contest, horse rides, and kids’ activities! It’s also a pet friendly event! 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Attleboro Animal Shelter (directions on website) You may also check our website for more information at www.faaspets.org

Saturday, October 6th

Dog Walk & Blessing of the Animals to Benefit Warwick Animal Shelter Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will host

a Dog Walk and Blessing of the Animals at the Beach in Warwick City Park, Asylum Avenue, Warwick, RI from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. A $10 donation includes an individual blessing for each animal by a Pastor, a special pet bandana and a St. Francis of Assisi ID tag. Enjoy a scenic 2.75 mile walk around Warwick City Park with your dog. A shorter walk is available for older or smaller dogs. All animals are welcome for a blessing, but only dogs are allowed on the walk. For more information, please call 401-4672692, email barrynord1@aol.com

Saturday, October 13th

Fall Fur Ball The Volunteers of the Swansea Animal Shelter would like to invite you to a fun filled night of-friends, food, music, dance, raffles and 50/50. This years menu will be prepared on-site by Chef Sis Cook featuring delicious carved roast beef dinner. Chef Cook has 30+ years of catering experience. Tickets are available at the shelter and are limited! They will NOT be available at the event. Occupancy is limited to 165! WE WILL SELL- OUT QUICKLY! The event is from 6-11pm at American Legion Post 303 73 Ocean Grove Ave, Swansea, MA

October 13th, 12-4

Harvest Stroll & Adoption Event A hayride will take strollers around to local businesses where special events will be taking place. Style Unleashed will be doing an adoption event as well as nails trims for a $5 donation to one of our local shelters. Style Unleashed, Pet Boutique and Salon 232 Waseca Ave, Barrington contact: klynch@styleunleshedri.com

from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door and can be purchased online at pawswatch.org; you can also mail a check made payable to PawsWatch, PO Box 7005, Warwick, RI 02887. Proceeds will help pay for veterinary care and provide food & shelter for feral cats. For more information contact PawsWatch at cats@pawswatch.org or 401.848.9867.

Sunday, Oct 21st

Halloween Pet Parade & Costume Contest with WOOF! WOOF! Join WOOF!WOOF! Pet Boutique & Biscuit Bar at Discover Warren’s annual Walkabout with a Pet Parade through historic Warren, RI, visiting the local shops for treats. Later, winners will be chosen in various costume categories! A barking good time for all with treats, vendors, music, sidewalk specials, and so much more! 12:00-3:00 on Oct. 21st For more info visit www.woofwoofboutique.com or 401.289.2341

Saturday, October 27th

National Pit Bull Awareness Day The National Pit Bull Awareness Campaign is a nationwide effort to bring positive awareness and attention to the American Pit Bull Terrier. The heart of the campaign is National Pit Bull Awareness Day (NPBAD).

Saturday, October 27th

Halloweeen Party & Costume Contest at Phantom Farms!

Visit www.allycat.org for more info.

Party with your pooch and ride a hayride with your hound, harvest photo scene and get a special treat for all dogs in costume! 10am-2pm at Phantom Farms 2920 Diamond Hill Rd., Rt 114, Cumberland, RI www.phantomfarms.com

Friday, October 19th

Saturday, October 27th

Tuesday, October 16th

National Feral Cat Day

Cats Alive! Cocktails, Dinner and Silent Auction PawsWatch, Rhode Island’s Volunteer Network for Feral Cats, will hold a Cocktails, Dinner and Silent Auction at the Cranston Country Club, 69 Burlingame Road, Cranston, RI on Friday, October 19, 2012

9th annual Howl-ween Bash Warwick Animal Shelter is having the 9th annual Howl-ween Bash at 7:30 pm at Knights of Columbus on Sandy Lane Warwick. Dinner, DJ, raffles, costume contest, cash bar. Costumes are optional, adults only and no pets; all proceed shelter animals.


eighborhood! Tickets are $15 call 468-4377 Come and join us for a wicked good time!

Saturday, October 27th

BARK AT THE MOON In honor of National Pit bull Awareness day The little Rhodie Bully Breeed Club shall be hosting their annual BARK AT THE MOON EVENT at Warwick City Park (across from the dog park) All breeds invited! Event runs from 12pm till 4:30pm). Dogs for adoption (all come with free training). Doggie Limbo, Bobbing for Bones Blessing of the Canines, Halloween Doggie Parade & costume contest, Prizes & more! All proceeds to benefit homeless shelter pit bulls in RI. For more info visit www.dynamicdogtraining.webs.com.

Saturday, October 27th

Barktoberfest! Join The Providence Animal Rescue League on Saturday, October 27th from 11am - 3pm for a fall-fest of fun! Bring your dog in costume and participate in our first-ever canine trick-or-treating througout the community. You can also get spooky pics taken of your dog. Being Pitbull Awareness Day so we’ll have some pittie-friendly folks here such as Handsome Dan’s Rescue. Enjoy a treat from our bake sale, purchase a spooky treat from our retail store and of course, visit with all of our adoptable pets! PARL 34 Elbow St., Providence, RI 02903 (401)421-1399 www.parl.org

Saturday, October 27th

Rhode Island SPCA’s “Almost Free” Rabies Clinic Bring 5 cans/boxes of non-perishable (human) food in exchange for a FREE Rabies Vaccination! Note: all food must have a valid expiration date or vaccination will be $8.00 This vaccine is valid for dogs, cats & ferrets. Bring previous vaccination records, if possible. Vaccine is only valid for a one year certificate if proof of current vaccine is not provided. 10AM—2PM, RISPCA Auditorium, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI. For more info visit www.rispca.com

Check our website for daily event updates www.theanimalprint.com!

NOVEMBER Saturday, November 10th

Book Signing with Ken Foster “I’m A Good Dog” is an illustrated celebration of pit bulls, written by Ken Foster, the author of “The Dogs Who Found Me.” “I’m a Good Dog” will be published by Penguin on October 16, 2012. The signing is at 1pm at Books On the Square 471 Angell St., Providence, RI

8th Annual Christmas Bazaar Benefiting The Fall River Coalition for Animal Awareness’. 11am-5pm at The Elks Lodge located at 4500 N. Main St., Fall River, MA. We are currently collecting raffle and silent auction items for this event. The Christmas Bazaar allows us provide Christmas presents to local shelter animals, so they have a “Merry Christmas” too. Anyone who would like to donate an item for the raffle can either mail it or drop it off at 505 Bay St., Fall River, MA., 02724. Arrangements can also be made for items to be picked up by a Coalition member. For more information on the Coalition, the Christmas Bazaar, or other upcoming events please visit our website at: www.franimalcoalition.com.

WEEKLY/ MONTHY Herding Dog Meetup Group: Bi-monthly This is a bi-monthly meet-up group for herding dogs and their owners. The group meets every other weekend on opposite days at Colt State Park in Bristol, RI at 11am. We ask that dogs are of herding breeds, get along with other dogs, and are up-to-date on shots. Our next meetup date is Sunday, Aug. 5th at our usual time of 11am. Please contact Woof Woof Pet Boutique and Biscuit Bar for more info. (401) 289-2341

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What Would Jeff Do? Every Saturday, Real World Dog

Training Talk Radio on AM 790. When: Saturdays 8-11am. www. WhatWouldJeffDo.com. Station Hotline: 401-437-5000. Tune in, call in, and get saved.

“Pick of the Litter” Every Tuesday Each week, Channel 6 hosts a program called Pick of the Litter that features adoptable animals from the RISPCA. Tuesdays at 12pm.

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What’s New with RI Pet Laws? The General Assembly in Rhode Island voted in June to impose the state’s 7 percent sales tax on pet grooming, boarding and other services to raise $1.3 million a year. The new tax recently took effect on October 1st and does not apply to veterinary services. Pet groomers and trainers say the tax will hurt business and could cause some dog and cat owners to stop using their services. Several groomers called on the state to delay the implementation of the tax, but state revenue officials told them that there was little they could

RI Pet Service Providers Are Barking Mad Over New Tax! do since the tax proposal was passed into law by the General Assembly. Rep. Rene Menard, a Lincoln Democrat who voted against the new taxes, said he wants to repeal them as soon as possible. He said new taxes on pet services, taxi fares and pricey clothing will raise only about $12 million — a fraction of the state’s $8.1 billion budget — and not enough to justify the burden on business owners. “It’s idiotic,” he said. “With the economy the way it is this is the last thing we should be doing.”

Halloween Gone To the Dogs

Continued from page 8. Candy Envy: An excited dog may see you passing out “treats” and think he should get one, too — even if that means taking the treat out of a mini-Superman’s hand or sticking his muzzle in a trick-or-treater’s bag. Securing your pet away from the fun will keep the begging (and stealing) at bay. Afterward, make sure all candy is out of reach — no bags left around for scavenging. And be aware that the two biggest problems with Halloween treats are chocolate and the artificial sweetener Xylitol. Many of you know that though chocolate for most dogs usually means just a bellyache, it can be deadly. What you may not know about is the life-threatening dangers of candy and gum sweetened with Xylitol. Check not only candy bags but also purses and backpacks to make sure there aren’t hidden dangers that a creative pet can get into.

Door Duty: Dogs are territorial and curious by nature, and with so much action at the front door, your dog may be inclined to protect you from strangely dressed invaders. While teaching dogs to not bark at, rush or run out the door is the best longterm solution, your best short-term solution is keeping your hand on your dog’s collar (good), using a leash (better) or crating your pet away from the door (best). And don’t underestimate what a frightened cat can do: Keep your cat in another room to prevent his running away. Stranger Danger: Even though dogs have a much keener sense of smell than we do, that doesn’t mean they’re not going to try to protect you from the neighborhood children when they are dressed like Harry Potter, Jack Sparrow or a Smurf. In addition to

keeping your dog away from the door, you might want to skip the evening walk on Halloween. If you do go out, make sure your dog is on-leash, so even if he does get alarmed, you can better control him. And one more thing: Dressing up your dog is great fun, and most dogs are happy to be in on the joke. If yours isn’t, don’t push. However, if your dog falls into the former camp, make sure his costume fits well but is also something he can move easily in. And don’t forget your camera for some super Howl-o-ween pictures. I know I won’t. Please share yours with us on The Animal Print Magazine’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/animalprintmagazine Happy Halloween!!


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Looking for costume ideas for your pet or just want a good laugh? Check out the costumes we found traveling around the internet. Also, check out all the great Halloween costume contests coming up this month in our events section on page 22. Happy Howl-0-Ween!!


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Saturday, September 22nd marked the Providence Animal Rescue League’s 24th Annual Pet Walk. We thought you might enjoy seeing some of the folks and animals who were out and about!

Photos by Fetching Photography

The Doggie Pawdle! Pooches got their feet wet (and more) at this years dog swim and adoption event at Yagoo Valley Water Park. Don’t worry - the chlorine is gone from the pools as this event is planned just before the pools are emptied for the season.

Photos by John Jacobson


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Deadline Extended

Memorial

COVER MODEL CONTEST Would you like to see your pet as the Animal Print Magazine’s cover model?

Now you can have a chance to get your pet on the cover, just by entering the Harvey’s (the Animal Print’s assistant editor - RIP) Memorial Cover Raffle/Contest. This years contest is one of random chance, so anyone could win! You may enter as many times as you like...and remember, the more you do, the better your odds. The winning entry will be randomly picked in mid November and will then be invited to an Animal Print cover shoot with Fetching Photography www.fetchingphoto.com. Thank you and good luck!

How To Enter The Cover Contest 1. Entry fee is only $15 2. Winner will appear on the cover of an upcoming Animal Print Magazine issue. 3. You may enter as many times as you like...more entries will increase your odds! 4. Deadline extended to November 1, 2012. 5. The Winner will be randomly chosen at the close of this contest. For more info and to enter visit www.theanimalprint.com

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Personals for pets and pet lovers!

Written by Joelle Spinelli

Totally Not Insecure At All, Seeking 100% Reasurrance

Name: Rabbit. Interested in: Men and Women. Looking for: Serious Lifelong Relationship/Marriage Children? I am unable to sire children, as I have no testicles. About me: I am a very rare breed, perfectly embodying a seamless balance of 50% baby-like adorable cuteness and 50% simmering manly animal magnetism. Some men measure success by the size of their… wallets. Not me. I measure success by how loved I am. I’m a pleaser, and my sole goal in life is to make you love me. It’s not that I’m insecure; it’s just that, well… I am working through my baggage and you will need to reassure me constantly that you love me passionately and unequivocally and that your life was miserable, meaningless, and forlorn before you met me and that I am the greatest thing to have EVER happened to you, EVER. Some people confuse that with insecurity. Please don’t make that mistake. I am a deeply spiritual lad, and looks are not important to me. I care more about what is on the inside. Frankly, I don’t care how fat those jeans make your butt look, or if your hair is so frizzy it looks like you just stuck your finger in an electrical outlet. My only physical requirement is that you have at least one hand with which to pet me, and a lap on which I may lay my head while I gaze up adoringly at you, but I am flexible on those. I would also hope to find a special person who enjoys long, romantic walks as much as I do, and who does not mind if I pee and/or poop on said romantic walks. I am a man of simple pleasures and taste, so don’t be expecting fancy schmancy dinners on the town, expensive gifts, and cruises to the Bahamas. Do expect to be licked. I do not smoke, drink, gamble, lie, or cheat. I yearn to be a loyal, constant companion for one or more loving humans. Could I be yours? (PLEASE, for the love of all that is holy, say YES!!!) Again, not insecure. If you are interested in seeing for yourself how totally hot and lovable I am, I can be reached at my current domicile- Providence Animal Control, Tuesday thru Saturday, 11:00am to 3:00pm. 401-243-6040.

Shoe Gazer Seeks Foxy Lady (or man)

Name: Chandler. Interested in: Any loving adult with a job will do. Looking for: The forever love of my life. Children? Something must be in the water, I do not have any testicles either. About me: I am a petite, sleek, rather effeminate fellow; however, what I lack in brawn I make up for in brains. I am extremely clever and well read. I have the Periodic Table Of Elements memorized and have written several, yet unpublished, novellas. I enjoy quiet time with my love… long naps in the sunshine, snuggles under the covers on rainy days, and the Sunday morning New York Times crossword puzzle. I also enjoy small bouts of activity… frolicking playfully, endearingly attacking your naked toes, and batting around small mouse-like toys. (Hey, don’t knock it until you try it.) I do not have a very broad culinary palate I’m afraid, and I mostly only eat fish and poultry. I am also not a fan of outdoor excursions or the wilderness, so I’m sorry to say there will be no camping, hiking, or walking of The Appalachian Trail in our future. I’m content to stay inside, ALWAYS. I am a bit of a role-player and I like to play a little game I call “Ocelot,” in which I hide behind a curtain, run out and pounce on you, and then gingerly hold your hand between my paws, err, I mean, fingers, and lick you. I strive to keep my love-life frisky!! If you are a stable, reliable, dependable sort with a lot of love to give and a heart open to receiving an equally large amount of love…. let’s meet and script together a tale of everlasting passion! If you would like to pop in for some tea, scones and literature, I can be reached at my boarding house…. Greenwich Bay Animal Hospital, 5732 Post Road, Sunday from 10:30am to 1:00pm. 401-732-8223.

Big, Beautiful Honey Demands Devotion

Name: Monet. Interested in: Men/Women. Looking for: Only a serious, exclusive long term relationship will do. (I’m marriage material, Sweet Cheeks.) Children? Sorry, my tubes were tied. About me: I am a large (and proud!), robust lady who you WILL love. I’m special and I know it. I enjoy activities which allow me to wiggle my ample backside. That’s right…. I shake, shake, shake that rump!! I excel in all manner of dance, however currently Latin dance is my passion: cha-cha-cha, rumba, salsa, samba and merengue. I love the fast paced, sensual nature of the dances and I require a partner who will embrace my voluptuous physique with love and acceptance and tango away the doldrums of life by my side. While I do enjoy tender meaty delicious snacks quite a bit, and let’s face it, who doesn’t… my extra-curvalicious body is due to a glandular issue. You will need to support me through this, but believe me, I am worth it. I have been told by many a courtier that my most stunning physical attribute is my enormous, contagious smile. I promise, if you help to keep that smile upon my face, I will make it my unwavering quest to always keep you smiling as well. I believe in the profound rewards of mutually reciprocal true love. Also, did I mention that I am looking for an EXCLUSIVE relationship? I don’t put up with any tom-catting around. I prefer to be an only lover, so that all of the passion, adoration, love and affection I wish to bestow upon you may be received by an open, undivided heart belonging solely to me. In return, I will be the most loyal, devoted and wildly loving lady friend you’ve ever known! What do you say, hot stuff? Let’s hit the dance floor of life and bust an exotic move! To meet me in person, please feel free to swing by my abode – Providence Animal Rescue League, 34 Elbow Street, Tuesday thru Sunday, 11:00am to 4:00pm. 401-421-1399. This page was made possible through the generosity of:

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Lincoln Animal Shelter – Lincoln, RI • 401.333.0950 • lnoreau@lincolnri.org

Blazer, 1yr, came to us as a stray. He was tied up at Lincoln Woods, would’ve been there overnight but thankfully someone from D.E.M. found him and brought him here. He is a sweet boy and very loving. He very much loves attention from us. He seems like he would be good with other dogs and small children, not sure about cats though.

Butterscotch, 10yrs, would be a perfect cat for an older person. She would be content to just lay in your lap all day and relax. She loves to just hang out in her bed and watch television. Butterscotch is a very mellow and laid back cat. She came to us a turn-in and would love to find her forever home.

Kane, 8mths, is a very sweet and charming guy. He is still kind of a puppy so he does need some exercise to wear him out. He also needs some training, so experienced owners please come this way. He has been around small children and he seems fine with the other dogs in the shelter. He loves to cuddle and hang out with people.

Lilly, 5yrs, is extremely shy. She only has four teeth which makes her very apprehensive to other animals and people. She really needs a best friend to earn her trust and spend all day with her. She came to us as a turn-in and would love to find her forever home.

Handsome Dan’s Rescue for Pit Bull Type Dogs – Providence, RI • heather@obhounds.com

Clara is a happy-go-lucky, loving 1.5 year old pup. Clara loves the company of other dogs, and is great with people of all ages. Clara is sweet and snuggly and loves to be right next to her person at all times. Clara knows, sit, paw, other paw, down, is crate trained and housebroken too.

Eshe (EH-shay) was brought in as a stray to Providence Animal Control, emaciated and in severe pain. We pulled her into our rescue five days later where she went from our partner vet, to an emergency specialty vet for inpatient care. Eshe has remained a sweet and loving girl, just desperate for kindness and human touch.

Hope is doing so much better! Her demodex mange (not contagious) looks so much better and she is well on her way to being completely healed. Hope started Pit CLASS on Saturday, a weekly obedience class with other pit bull type dogs where she is working hard on her manners and commands. She was a super star at class.

Scrappy has demodex mange, but don’t worry, it’s very treatable and he is already looking better after being in foster care for two weeks. We took Scrappy for a two week intensive care foster period so his mange could get better, and it already has. He is a sweet young adolescent boy who would do well in pretty much any home.

Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter – Attleboro, MA • AttleboroPets@hotmail.com

Emma is a new mom - this will be her last time being a mom. She gave birth on August 19th and will be Spayed once she is done nursing. Emma has a very sweet mild temperament and just wants to love and be loved. She is a wonderful mom and is going to make a wonderful family member for you.

Faith came to us because she wanted a Maddie is a big heart who loves to be loved. Moby Richard is a big boy found wandering better life. Have a little Faith, well we do. People say she is a lap dog and she won’t the streets, and nobody cared to call on him. She surrendered herself. She walked up to argue with that. She really enjoys cuddle He is one of those half serious half goofy the shelter and said let me in. While she is time.  Maddie also loves to run, run and run kind of boys who just wants to learn and enjoying her safe temporary home, She is – did we mention she loves to run?  When explore. He walks well on a leash and knows looking for forever home. She is a loving cat the door opens she sees the open world and some basic commands (sit, down, paw). He is that wants a home to share her love with. loves a good game of “catch me if you can.” motivated by that silly human voice.

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Cat Exercise: Keeping Your Kitty in Good Shape While most cats will never learn to run on a treadmill, (no matter how much catnip you offer,) almost all cats do benefit greatly from some form of regular physical activity. Not only does exercise burn calories, improve muscle tone, and reduce a cat’s appetite, but a healthy exercise plan will also help protect your cat from becoming overweight or obese, extending her lifespan and improving her quality of life. By sticking to a regular feline workout plan, you’ll have a major positive impact on your cat’s overall health.

Consult Your Vet

As always, it’s important to consult your vet before introducing a new exercise program. If your cat has any health issues, ask your veterinarian to recommend activities that fit your cat’s individual needs.

Get Moving

Some cats are very active by nature. Others may require special treats or cat toys to spark that playful spirit. Here are a few ideas to get your cat moving.

• Leave out paper bags, tissue paper, and cardboard boxes to inspire play. • Provide fresh catnip. • Encourage your cat to chase toys, balls, sticks with feathers, or flashlight pointers. Be careful not to shine the pointer in your pet’s eyes – or anyone else’s. • Inspire climbing with a cat tree or cat condo. • Provide a scratching post or pad. • Encourage play with other pets. Set up play-dates with a friend or relative’s pet. You may even want to consider adopting another cat. • Train your cat to perform tricks for low-calorie treats. For example, teach your cat to run to you from across the house, or climb up her cat tree when you shake a box of treats. • Get your cat a food puzzle. Specially designed cat toys require your cat to work to remove treats inside. Be sure to choose toys for your cat carefully, avoiding toys with string or small pieces that your cat may try to swallow, and don’t leave toys out for cats to play with unattended. This article is courtesy of vetstreet.com

{Wander Tails} a book review by Mike Fink

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o, it’s not the Greek dramatic tragedy. It’s the account of a love affair between Gwen Cooper, a twentysomething year old would-be writer, and...a newborn, eyeless black kitten! She adopts this creature and devotes decades

of her life to sharing bed and board with the wee orphan, which, incredibly, “nurses” her earlobes and inspires his rescuer to produce his feline biography. Which makes the New York Times bestseller list! It was a former student of mine, Joan Fox LaCasse, who sent me the beautiful book as an alumna souvenir, and it has won my esteem, my admiration, and my plan to purchase enough copies to share with my RISD classes next September. It has everything: humor, pathos, philosophy, poetry, and a straightforward honesty that fixes and focusses your mind on every single one of its 300 pages. “Homer” manages to find joy and adventure every day, as the two of them--along with two other cat pets, also rescued-move from Florida to New York in search of work and living spaces. I guess this is autobiography as well as biography, because you get to know (and to love) the author as well as the mascot who earns the fascinated affection of everybody who meets him. The lovely Manhattan autumn turns out, tragically, to be September 11, 2001, and the description of the awful ordeal is as

compelling a chapter as anything else you may have read or seen! Gwen has to make her way back to the apartment where she has left her animal companions, to rescue them again, and the dreadful scenes are superbly rendered. There is, however, always hope and an upbeat promise that runs throughout these chapters. Gwen has roommates, boyfriends, parents, failures at her places of employment...but yes, there is also a happily-ever-after conclusion. I quote: “I am Homer’s eyes. He is my heart.” I loved this book, from start to finish. There is one chapter that makes you hold your breath, no smiles, no sighs, no tears, just focus and fixed attention. Homer, the gentle and playful little wonder-cat, has one moment of fierce attention and guardianship. A burglar, potential murderer, has broken into their apartment, and Homer saves the day! I most highly recommend “Homer’s Odyssey” as a splendid book, whether you are a cat-person, or a bird-person, or a dog-person, or a people-person. I guarantee you will not regret it!


T U O F SNIF Congratulations to the staff of the Rhode Island Community Spay/Neuter Clinic (RICSNC) in Warwick who recently sterilized its 10,000th patient on January 31st. This milestone was reached just over 18 months after the clinic’s opening.

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RICSNC opened its doors July 1, 2010 thanks to grant funding from The Rhode Island Foundation. As a BOOK STORES nonprofit, high-volume, the clinic OUTDOOR DINING high quality facility, • Books on the Square – Providence, RI • Julian’s Restaurant – Providence, RI offers subsidized spay/neuter services for and dogs. • Acats Novel Idea – Bristol, RI • India Restaurant – Providence, RI • Myopic Books –in Providence, RI Two veterinarians perform up to 60 surgeries per day a • The Garden Grille – Providence, RI COFFEE SHOPS • Nick’s On Broadway Providence, RI state-of-the-art facility, which offers free transportation within • Twenty Water St. – East Greenwich, RI (outoor Rhode Island. Pamela Clinic Director, says,seating) “The • Aldo’s Restaurant – Block Island,Knoecklein, RI • Seven Stars Bakery – Providence, RI • Tricia’s Tropi-Grille – Jamestown, RI is due to the •highly clinic’s remarkable success skilled and Starbucks, – Wayland Sq. Providence, RI • Matunuck Oyster Bar – Matunuck, RI Little Falls Cafe – Cranston, RI dedicated staff RI that works together with•• great • Harry’s – Block Island, White Electric – Providence, RI • Jim’sefficiency, Dock - Jerusalem, whileRInever compromising the • Cexcellent offee Exchange – Providence, RI • Frappo 66 – Provincetown, MA • The Cupcakerie – Cranston, RI patient care they provide.”

BEACHES

• Main St. Café – East Greenwich, RI • PerKatory – Providence, RI • Commercial Street Beach – Provincetown, MA • Coastal Roasters – Tiverton, RI more than • RISDEach Beachyear, – Barrington, RI 15,000 animals enter Rhode Island shel• South End Buttery – Boston, MA • Goosewing (after hours) – RI ters and approximately 3,000 are euthanized. Taxpayer dollars • Sandy Point Beach – Portsmouth, RI must spent to house andRIultimately euthanize those animals • Block Islandbe Beaches – Bock Island, • South Kingston Dog Park – Wakefield, RI • Ganofor St. them Dog Park Providence, RI in part because there are not enough homes all.– SpayDog Park – Barrington, RI ingPub and& Grub neutering is RI the only way to •• Haines • Aidans – Bristol, Warwick Dog Park – Warwick, RI • Nick-A-Nees – Providence, RI unwanted animals, while saving the lives prevent the birth of • Dexter Dog Park – Providence, RI • O’Briens Pub – Newport, RI • Newport Dog Park – Newport, RI of those already in shelters. In addition, RICSNC • Canfield Houseanimals – Newport, RI • Pawtucket Dog Park – Pawtucket, RI

OFF-LEASH DOG PARKS

BARS

SHOPPING

• Caster’s Bike Shop Providence, RI • The Kayak Center of RI – Wickford RI • Mudstone Studios – Warren • Kinko’s – Eastide of Providence, RI • The Silver Willow – Seekonk, MA • Black Dog General Store – Newport, RI • Faneuil Hall Marketplace – Boston, MA • Life is Good Store – Newburyport, MA

ACCOMMODATIONS: Rhode Island & MA

• Gothic Inn – Block Island, RI • The Edith Pearl B&B – Little Compton, RI • Providence Marriot Downtown – Prov, RI • Sanford-Covell Mansion – Newport, RI • Surfside Hotel – Provincetown, MA • Land’s End Inn – Provincetown, MA • Benchmarck Inn – Providencetown, MA • Woof Cottages – Nantucket, MA • Jared Coffin House – Nantucket, MA • Brass Lantern Inn – Nantucket, MA • Nine Zero Hotel – Boston, MA • The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, MA • Hotel Marlowe – Cambridge, MA

currently partners with more than 70 shelters and rescue orgaKnow any great new places to take your dog? Let us know at: info@theanimalprint.com


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Advertising Sales Needed The Animal Print is looking for an experienced ad sales rep. The ideal candidate should be: • Experienced & skilled in advertising sales. • Great with people and easy to get along with. • Enjoy selling to customers both on the phone and face to face. • Computer literate. • The ability to work as an Independent Contractor. • Commit to at least 3 days a week. We pay a competitive commission plus bonuses based on monthly sales goals. We also offer some other fun perks. Please send your resume and cover letter to info@theanimalprint.com

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Volunteers Needed

Providence Animal Control is looking for weekday volunteers to work with both cats and dogs starting immediately. Duties center around playing with and socializing animals as well as showing animals to potential adopters. Candidates should be over 18 with health insurance and able to commit to one day a week for at least a year. Hours are 11-3. Previous experience with animals in a shelter setting is helpful but not necessary. Dog volunteers need to be comfortable around big dogs and bully breeds. We also need skilled amateur or pro photographers to photograph animals for online adoption sites. Please send inquirers to: cityofprovanimalshelter@hotmail.com

Looking For Skilled Pet Photography Volunteers A new group is forming to offer free pet photography to terminally ill animals. Many people going through the illness and death of their pet often regret not having many photos with their best friends and we are forming a non-profit to help folks in this position to have something beautiful to look back on and help them grieve. Again, we are at the very beginning stages of planning and are looking to see if there is any interest from local photographers. Please contact Fetching Photography to join our mailing list for more info, as the organization begins to form. fetch@fetchingphoto.com

Volunteers Wanted To Assist with Temperament Evaluations Experienced animal shelter volunteers wanted to assist with temperament evaluations at Providence Animal Control. Dog behavior/training experience preferred. Interview required. Please send inquirers to: katenna@gmail.com

Foster Homes Needed Jenny’s Hope Rescue is always in need of foster homes. Opening your heart and your home to a homeless dog, while being in transition from being rescued from a kill shelter to being adopted to their new forever home, is beneficial in their development and well being for a future life. For more info on how to become a foster parent please contact JennysHopeRescue@aol.com or call 914-242-1812

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


{In Memory} Pet memorials may be submitted to submissions@theani-

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Lucky & Caymen

Lucky was 15 when we rescued him. Very soon, he blossomed into the very sweet, well mannered dog that

Lucky

he was when he passed over the rainbow bridge at 23 years old. We will all miss you Lucky. We loved you very, very much and know that we will see you again soon. Caymen was 10 months old when we rescued him. He was full of life from the moment we laid eyes on him until the day that he died. He gave us a lifetime of love, fun and happiness. We are thankful for the time that we have had with him. We love you and miss you very, very much our sweet handsome boy. Yolanda & Mark Lariviere

Caymen

Mikey My best friend/companion/soul mate. He was the world to me. He was my protector. Miss you so much ‘I cry for you alot’ Love Your Best Friend/Companion, Jim

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CURB STYLIN’ seen around town Photo by Julie Shore

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Hamburger & Rice Chicken & Rice Vegetables & Rice Yogurt Pops After a stroll on the Boulevard treat yourself & your pet on our beautiful front patio.

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Kimi & Marty What do you do for a living? Kimi: Manage the salon. Marty: Manage the eating of Kimis socks. Describe your style. Kimi: urban-classic Marty: Fur-ban-utilitarian What is your idea of perfect happiness? Kimi: Laying on a hammock in the sun with the smell of a fire and fresh cut grass!! Marty: Ditto!! Minus the hammock, replace with laying in a freshly dug dirt hole. Is there anything that embarrasses you? Kimi: When I cant remember peoples names that I have met multiple times. Marty: When I fail to catch cats! If you had a superpower, what would it be? Kimi: To fly. Marty: To be able to hypnotize people into giving me their food!

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We pay a competitive commission plus bonuses based on monthly sales goals. We also offer some other fun perks. Please send your resume and cover letter to info@theanimalprint.com


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