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your modern pet culture magazine

Inside this issue:


We’ll Miss You

Saying Goodbye to Some Old Pals Spring Is In The Air...

Is Kitty Out the Door? Whip Up

Some Tasty St. Patrick’s Day Treats! Announcing the 2008


WINNERS! See page 10

Pet Show Issue 09

FREE volume 6; issue 5


This lesson in canine anatomy is brought to you as a public service by Providence’s only Pet Boutique

Plaid&Stripe “OK this is Plaid...if you dogs want to see the coolest stuff in Providence, come see me and Stripe at the only pet boutique in town! We’ve got everything a cool dog wants: great collars and leads from UpCountry, the latest Puppia harnesses, decorated cookies from Taxi’s Dog Bakery treats from Wagatha’s and Cloud Star and toys from Planet Dog! “This is bout giving me a chance? You’re leaving out all of the gifts and books for kids, the prints by printmaker Steven Huneck, and the beds, and the cards, and the salt and pepper shakers and the Babble Balls and the caps and the T shirts and the”

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When I first began polling readers for their top pick’s,


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personally finding so many new and exciting places to take my dogs! For example, did you know that The Canfield House in Newport has a canine cocktail hour on the porch in the summer...I can’t wait! Something else that many of you are well aware of but I’ve never considered is that the pet isle at Whole Foods Market is a great place to meet single pet lovers... and while I’m currently off the market, I plan to send all my single friends over immediately! Lastly, I would like to invite everyone to join us at the upcoming RI Pet Show on March 14th & 15th. This year is shaping up to be one of the best shows yet. Turn to page 18 to check out the full schedule, who will be at the show and even a map to help you get around. I hope you enjoy our this issue and hopefully find something new exciting too!

Sincerely, Stephanie Georgia Editor and Publisher


Locally and Around The Globe… “If animals could speak, the

Cockatoo Fakes Them Out

Cries for help inside a Trenton, New Jersey home turned out to be for the birds. Neighbors called police one morning after hearing a woman’s persistent cry of “Help me! Help me!” coming from a house. Officers arrived and when no one answered the door, they kicked it in. But instead of a damsel in distress, officers found a caged cockatoo yelling for help. It wasn’t the first time the 10-yearold bird named Luna said something that brought authorities to the home of her person, Evelyn DeLeon. About seven years ago, the bird cried like a baby for hours, leading to reports of a possible abandoned baby and a visit to the home by state child-welfare workers. But it was only Luna practicing a new sound. She learns much of her ever-growing vocabulary from watching TV, in both English and Spanish, DeLeon says.

dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.” ~Mark Twain

Congratulations to Rhode Island’s Own Squiggy

Reprinted from Best Friends Magazine

Building the South Kingstown Dog Park...Brick by Brick The South Kingstown Dog Park Association needs your support to reach their goal of a new dog park in South Kingstown. You can help, and own a piece of the dog park by buying a brick to engrave! Your bricks will be laid into the walkway leading to the park’s entrance. Visit to download the order form today. The money raised will go toward the construction of the new park. Let’s get the word out and the bricks sold so that our dogs can start playing ASAP! For more info about the new South Kingstown Dog Park visit or call 401-783-8852


Squiggy won 3rd place in the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. He will again compete this spring in the hopes of taking home the first place title! For more info about Squiggy or to vote for him, please visit You can also meet Squiggy at the RI Pet Expo on March 14th & 15th. He will be at the Pet Refuge booth # 404. Tell him the Animal Print sent you to say hello!

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New Group Formed to Support the needs of Dogs and their Responsible Owners in Providence, RI Providence Barks, a new public-spirited citizens group has been formed to identify and support the needs of dogs and their owners in the city of Providence. The group has been established by the owner of the east side pet boutique, “Plaid & Stripe” after his realization that dog owners in Providence were a potential civic and political force but unlike other cities like New York and Los Angeles were virtually invisible because of their lack of organization. “Having lived in New York City and spent a substantial amount of time in Los Angeles, both cities with large dog populations, I have seen first hand what a city can do to meet the needs of dogs and their owners. Both cities feature extensive, well appointed dog parks and ordinances that recognize both the needs of the public at large and those residents who own dogs,” said Bugbee. He continued: Not only are Providence’s ordinances virulently antidog, but the current laws are all but unenforced leading to conflicts among those who own dogs and those who don’t. Registration and Enforcement Leads to Strength. Providence Barks feels strongly that the city’s lax attitude towards enforcement of registration and licensing ordinances has contributed to a less than acceptable response from city regarding the provision of facilities and services for dog owners: Making Registration and Licensing Easier. Bugbee says Providence Barks is also suggesting that additional licensing sites be established throughout the city to make the process as easy and convenient as possible. “I have offered the services of my retail business to license dogs at no additional cost to the city for residents on the east side. We are hopeful that other pet industry retail and service businesses will also provide licensing services to the public. And no charge to the city. Said Bugbee, “there is no question that enhanced licensing procedures will have exceptional benefits for dogs, their owners and the city they live in and I am hopeful the city will agree. To join Providence Barks!, or for more information please contact Robin Bugbee at 401-490-0707



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We Are Thrilled To Announce The Winners Of Our Best Official Dog Park

Best Bird Supply Store

Best Unofficial Dog Park

Best Reptile Store

1st Place: Warwick City Dog Park 2nd Place: Gano Street 3rd Place: Barrington

1st Place: Jungle Junction 2nd Place: Rumford Pet Center 3rd Place: Petco

1st Place: Goddard Park 2nd Place: Lincoln Woods 3rd Place: Roger Williams Park

Best Place To Take Your Dog For A Swim

1st Place: Goddard Park 2nd Place: Colt State Park 3rd Place: Narragansett Beach

1st Place: Regal Reptiles 2nd Place: Rumford Pet Center 3rd Place: Petco

Best Vet/Vet Practice

1st Place: Rhode Island Animal Medical Center 2nd Place: Dighton-Rehoboth Animal Hospital 3rd Place: Providence River Animal Hospital

Jungle Junction

Best Self-SERVE Dog Wash

Best 24 Hour Emergency Vet Hospital

1st Place: ZPUP 2nd Place: Duncans Doggie Wash 3rd Place: My Bath Tub

1st Place: Ocean State Veterinary Specialists 2nd Place: MA/RI Emergency Veterinary Hospital 3rd Place: E  mergency Veterinary Services of RI, Warwick

Best Groomer

1st Place: ZPUP 2nd Place: Four Paws Grooming 3rd Place: Artistic Pet Salon

Best Place To Meet Single Pet Lovers

ZPUP’S Dog Wash Area

Best Holistic Vet/Vet Practice

1st Place: Local Dog Park 2nd Place: Pet Isle at Whole Foods 3rd Place: Narragansett Town Beach

1st Place: Wolf Rock Animal Health Center 2nd Place: Dr. Doolittle 3rd Place: Healing Paws

Best Pet Supply Store

Best Veterinary Rehabilitation Center

1st Place: PetSmart 2nd Place: Petco 3rd Place: Rumford Pet Center

1st Place: Healing Paws 2nd Place: Tufts 3rd Place: Renewal Paws

Best Pet Boutique

1st Place: Park Ave Puppy’s 2nd Place: Shaggy Chic 3rd Place: ZPUP

Best Overnight Boarding/Kennel

Park Ave. Puppy’s Photo by Brett Cortesi

Best Dog Bakery

1st Place: Dogs in Harmony 2nd Place: Jacks Snacks 3rd Place Tie: Tail Waggers & Gracie’s Gourmet Goodies

Best Aquarium Store

1st Place: Rumford Pet Center 2nd Place: Aqua Life 3rd Place: Petco

Whole Foods Pet Isle

1st Place: Delmyra Kennels 2nd Place: 4 Paws Pet Resort 3rd Place: Off the Leash

Best Doggie Daycare

1st Place: Metro Pet 2nd Place: Off the Leash 3rd Place: 4 Paws Pet Resort

Best Dog Walking/Pet Sitting Service 1st Place: Scratch and Sniff 2nd Place: Furry Fellas Pet Service 3rd Place: The Pet Sitter


Thank You to our clients for voting us

Best Dog Trainer

1st Place: Katenna Jones - Best Behavior 2nd Place: Sue Parker - Dynamic Dog Training 3rd Place: Jim O’Neil - Great Dog K9 Training

1st Place Best Self-Dog Wash and 1st Place Best Groomer.

Best Place For Agility Training 1st Place: Canine Mastery 2nd Place: K9 Connection 3rd Place: Delmyra Kennel

Best Pooper Scooper Service 4 Paws Pet Resort (outdoor play yard) photo by Erica Dugas

1st Place: Doody Calls 2nd Place: Pet Butler 3rd Place: Myself

Best Pet CrematorIUm/Aftercare Facility 1st Place: Final Gift 2nd Place: Angel View 3rd Place: Potter League for Animals

Best Local Pet Photographer 1st Place: Traer Scott 2nd Place: Maria Gianinni 3rd Place: Struminsky Photography

Best Local Pet Illustrator/Painter 1st Place: Marvelous Marvin 2nd Place: Laurie Lynn Lawton 3rd Place: William Schaff

Scratch & Sniff Pet Sitters

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A special Thank You to all for voting Natural Paws a TOP DOG WINNER for BEST DOG MASSAGE THERAPIST. Make your appointment today to check us out and see why your pet would rather sleep on their own bed instead of a loud, stressed kennel. Located in Rehoboth, MA.

For more info visit our website: or call: 508-801-6677

Thank you to all the Animal Print readers that voted Ocean State Veterinary Specialists as Best Emergency Veterinary Services in the Rhode Island/Southeastern MA area. We truly appreciate your confidence.

1480 South County Trail *

East Greenwich, RI 02818 * Tel (401) 886-6787

OCEAN STATE VETERINARY SPECIALISTS (OSVS) provides specialized and emergency care for your pets. OSVS is available 24 hours-a-day, including weekends and holidays for emergency and critical care cases. The hospital treats dogs, cats, pocket pets, exotics and birds. Our referral services include internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, radiology, oncology, neurology, and emergency/critical care. OSVS is fully equipped with the latest advances in veterinary technology including endoscopy, ultrasound, transfusion medicine, CT scans, and MRI. OSVS considers its staff to be an extension of your family veterinary practice and part of your pet’s health care team. Emergency services are provided by experienced clinicians when referring veterinarians are not available. Referring veterinarians send patients with involved medical or surgical diseases to OSVS for consultation, advanced diagnostics and treatment by board-certified specialists. The combination of specialists, highly-trained staff doctors and technicians, and a state-of-the-art facility provide the finest medical care available.

Best Animal Massage Therapist

1st Place: Jessica Gonsalves – Peace Dog Canine Care Services 2nd Place: Healing Paws 3rd Place: Heather at Natural Paws Pet Resort

Best Pet Acupuncturist Continued from Page 11

1st Place: Dr. Elizabeth Hassinger – Wolf Rock 2nd Place: Dr. Pamela Connell 3rd Place Tie: Dr. Doolittle & Dr. Chang – Big River

Best Pet Event

1st Place: PARL Pet Walk 2nd Place: RISPCA Howling Hounds Dog Walk 3rd Place: RI Pet Expo


"Best Bird Supply Store" for 4 consecutive years in the TOP DOG Readers Choice! thank you Animal Print Readers.

We carry: • T he largest selection of Domestic Hand-Fed Baby Birds (no imports) • T he largest selection of Toys and Cages in the area • S  uper Premium Pet Foods and Supplies (dog, cat, small animal) • Wild Bird Feeders and Food • Bird Care and Training Books

Best Pet Psychic

1st Place: Ann Martelle 2nd Place: Chuck at Silver Willow 3rd Place: Animal Translations

Best (outdoor) Pet Friendly Coffee Shop 1st Place: Coffee Exchange 2nd Place: Starbucks Wayland Square 3rd Place: 7 Stars Bakery

Best Pet Friendly Outdoor Restaurant 1st Place: Julian’s 2nd Place: Citron 3rd Place: Trinity Brewhouse



Hours: Mon- Sat 10-6; Closed Sunday Bird wing and nail clippings by appointment.

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Best Pet Friendly Bar

1st Place: Nick-a-Nee’s 2nd Place: Obriens Pub 3rd Place: Canfield House Patio

Best Pet Friendly Book Store 1st Place: Books on the Square 2nd Place: A Novel Idea 3rd Place: Myopic Books

Best Vacuum Cleaner 1st Place: Dyson 2nd Place: Oreck 3rd Place: Hoover

Best Pet Friendly Hotel/Inn

1st Place: Lazy Dog Inn – New Hampshire 2nd Place: Paw House Inn – VT 3rd Place: Gothic Inn – Block Island, RI

Best Dog Food

1st Place: Wellness 2nd Place: Science Diet 3rd Place: Merrick

Best Dog Treats

1st Place: Old Mother Hubbard 2nd Place: Greenies (please note that there have been a number of reports regarding saftey issues with Greenies, please use with caution). 3rd Place: Jack’s Snacks


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Dig Up Pet Events In Your Check our website for daily event updates!


March 14-15th The 16th Annual Rhode Island Pet Show & TICA Cat Show WHERE: Rhode Island Convention Center 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI SHOW HOURS: Saturday, 11am to 6pm Sunday, 11am to 6pm TICKETS: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, 12 & under $4 The Pet Show is an incredibly popular and worthwhile event. Rhode Island’s love of animals certainly shows judging by the numbers of people who come back year after year to enjoy all the fun and interesting aspects of this show. Visit the The International Cat Association’s Cat Show, intense obedience/distraction training demos, agility

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demos by Masterpeace Dog Training, police/protection dog demos by Solid K-9 Training, demos by the Rare and Ancient Dog Show, featuring live judging and competition for world championships by world class rare and AKC dog breeds, the AKC Parade of Breed Dog Show, pony rides by Lil’ Folks Farm and much more. Don’t Miss the “Fashion Show”, the latest Pet Fashions & Accessories, Sponsored by “Park Ave Puppy’s.” For more info visit or call (860) 563-2111 March 15th New England Equine Rescues (NEER) is holding a fundraiser sale/ event on Sunday March 15th from 9-3 at Veasey Park, Mill Room, Groveland, MA March 28 & April 25th Doga at the Guild Saturdays 3:00pm -4:00pm at the South Kingstown Guild, Wakefield RI. Join yoga instructor and certified veterinary technician Jennifer DeAngelis and her dog Little Dog for an introduction to Doga. Engage in a meditation and yoga class, designed to benefit both you and your pooch physically as well as strengthen your emotional connection. Weather permitting we also go for a walk with the dogs. All dogs welcome! For more info visit or call 401-782-2126


Starting in April Casting Call “Is your Dog Famous, yet?” Casting calls for a 2010 Calender will be held beginning late April. Check out for details, locations and times. A portion of proceeds to benefit local rescue organizations. April 11 Annual All-Breed, Obedience, & Rally Dog Show Hosted by Delmyra Kennel. The show will take place at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, RI. For more info visit or call (401) 294-3247 April 19th The Dog Trainers Depot Presented by The Little Rhodie Bully Breed Club Inc. In collaboration with Dynamic Dog Training Services LLC. 1pm till 6pm. Cranston Country Club, 69 Burlingame Rd., Cranston, RI 02921. Tickets are $35.00 per person buffet lunch included The Little Rhodie Bully Breed Club Inc. works with a multitude of shelters in the state of RI as well as Southern MA . There are many wonderful homeless dogs that need our help. This upbeat & fun seminar is to raise money to better help the homeless dogs and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership. Topics include: • Training • Shelter Management • Animal Legislation • - The reality of Pit Bull dog fighting • Benefits of pet sitting vs. kenneling • Basics of grooming • Companionate Vet Care Clinic • Canine Massage (demo) • Small business tax tips Please contact Susan Parker at for ticket info or call 401-823-8851

Neighborhood! MAY


Uptown Dog Boutique

May 7th The RESCUE The Providence Animal Rescue League will once again hold The Rescue, their 3rd Annual Cocktail Party & Auction. For more info visit or call 401-421-1399.

Dog clothing, collars, all natural treats pastries and accessories.


Every Sunday 8am on 630WPRO, listen to “PET CARE” live with Dr. Dan Simpson. Every Tuesday At 12pm “Pick of the Litter.” Each week, Channel 6 hosts a program called “Pick of the Litter” that features adoptable animals from the RISPCA.

MSPCA Closes Three Adoption Centers in MA The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) announced the closure of three of the non-profit’s Animal Care and Adoption Centers due to the challenging economy including the facilities in Brockton (Metro South), Martha’s Vineyard and Springfield (Western New England). The closures will be coupled with the downsizing of several programs and departments at its Boston offices. All changes combined will result in elimination of 46 positions, impacting 38 people. “We lost 25.7% of our endowment in 2008; translating to over $11 million. This puts us in a position where we must now take action to ensure our long term financial health and ability as an animal welfare organization to serve the greatest good for animals across Massachusetts into the future,” said MSPCA president, Carter Luke. The MSPCA will stagger the closure of its adoption centers, closing in Springfield effective March 31, 2009 and Martha’s Vineyard effective May 1, 2009. The Brockton adoption center will close effective September 30, 2009 with a phase down beginning in late March. Separation pay and outplacement services will be offered to all of the MSPCA’s dedicated and loyal employees to aid them in this difficult transition.

7 Turner Street • Warren • RI 02885 • (401) 289-2590

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Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue (401) 623-1340

If you don’t believe in killing cats, you’re already an advocate. Over 70% of cats who enter our nation’s animal control pounds and shelters are killed. That number jumps to virtually 100% for feral cats. Join our movement to stop the killing. Go to

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Initiated Legislation: Rhode Island’s Rabies Law


Pet Owners in Rhode Island have initiated a legislative effort to change the state’s 2 year rabies booster law to the national 3 year standard and on behalf of The Rabies Challenge Fund

biennial administration of 3 or 4 year vaccines following the initial series.” Also endorsing the NASPHV’s Rabies Compendium are the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

The Center for Disease Control’s National Association of State Public Health Veterinarian’s (NASPHV) Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control 2008 states that, “Vaccines used in state and local rabies control programs should have at least a 3-year duration of immunity. This constitutes the most effective method of increasing the proportion of immunized dogs and cats in any population.” They specifically warn that, “no laboratory or epidemiologic data exist to support the annual or

What You Can Do to Help: Contact your legislator and ask them to introduce a bill changing the 2 year booster requirement to conform to the 3 year protocol recommended by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians Rabies Compendium and ask your pet-owning friends to do the same. Visit to assist you in finding your legislators.




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Is Kitty Out the Door? As the temperature climbs and the snow melts, everyone starts getting a little cabin fever. You see more joggers; rakes are pulled out; bikes are dusted off. Pets feel the change too. Dogs really appreciate the increased walks, time in the yard, and car rides. But how can our feline friends enjoy the nice weather? For many, letting the cat outside is the answer. But this poses very serious risks, which is why it is recommended cats be kept inside only. In this article I hope to help address some of the reasons why cats are let out. I also hope to make recommendations to help keep cats safer when they are outside, because I understand that there are plenty of cats who will continue to venture out. Behavior Problems Most people put their cats out in response to behavior problems. Litter box problems are the number one feline behavior complaint. Trust me, I know. You may recall a past article about my own cat litter box issue. I am happy to report that this issue is finally, completely resolved. There are specific steps one should follow when they are dealing with litter box problems, but here is a very brief overview: • Schedule a vet exam to rule out medical causes • Spay or neuter • Provide one more box than the number of cats • Avoid box liners and deodorizing sprays • Scoop box daily, wash with mild dish detergent weekly • Clean all urine/feces stains outside the box with an enzymatic cleaner designed for this purpose • Choose and stick to a litter your cat likes, usually unscented, fine-grain, & scoopable • Choose the box your cat likes best, usually jumbo size, uncovered, & shallow • Choose easily accessible locations away from noisy appliances • Contact a professional if problems persist The next most common behavior problem is scratched belongings. Before you resort to declawing or putting the cat out, take a look at these simple suggestions: • Ask your vet to show you how to trim your cat’s nails, and trim them regularly • Provide horizontal and vertical scratching surfaces in high traffic areas • Provide multiple textures for scratching, such as carpet, sisal, and cardboard • Make inappropriate scratching locations less attractive by covering them with packing or duct tape, sticky-side out Continued on page 26


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• Put rubber caps on kitty’s nails, like Soft Paws • Contact a professional if problems persist Regardless of the behavior problem, simply putting the cat outside may not resolve the issue. In fact, you may find the issues worsen to the point that your cat is outside all the time. Before taking any drastic steps, contact a professional to help you. One excellent resource is the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts University ( shtml). New Baby or Child Allergies Sometimes when a new baby arrives, parents feel the need to put the cat outside to keep the child safe or to alleviate allergies. With proper precautions and supervision, plenty of cats and babies are able to live in perfect harmony. There are lots of old wives’ tales, concerns about toxoplasmosis, and safety questions. If you are expecting a baby or plan to adopt, please look into the classes and books available to assist you. As far as allergies are concerned, studies have found that among children with allergies other than pet related allergies, having pets does not seem to make the situation worse. In fact, exposure to pets at home may protect children from developing pet allergies until at least age 7. Don’t Cats Belong Outside? Many families let cats out because they feel bad for the cats, being cooped up inside all the time. I agree that cats do need the opportunity to have plenty of mental and physical stimulation and room to run and jump. However, simply opening the door isn’t always the answer. Cars, cat fights, attacks from dogs or coyotes, and toxins are very real hazards for outdoor cats. It is estimated that cats who are let outside live to an average age of six years, whereas indoor cats live upwards of 10 or 12 years.


That said, I know there are cats out there who insist on being let outside, or homes that will continue to let their cats out. If your cat is going to go outside, here are a few suggestions to help keep them safe: • Install invisible fencing in your yard to keep cats away from roads, driveways, and woods • Install cat doors with locking mechanisms • Install cat fencing in your yard (Google “cat fence” ) • Build outdoor cat containment “jungle gyms” with access via one of your windows As a final alternative to letting cats out, try window boxes that allow cats to sit “outside” while still being safely inside, such as the Cat Window Veranda by Drs Foster and Smith or the Feline Solarium ( I hope this information helps your cats to enjoy a safer, less stressful springtime season. Remember, there is usually another answer that may take a little more time and a little more effort, but in the end, you and your cat may just be happier for it. Enjoy the spring! By Katenna Jones, ScM, Associate CAAB, CABC, CPDT Humane Educator / Animal Behaviorist American Humane Association

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{In Memory} saying goodbye to some old friends.


Lola’s last day at the beach taken by her mom Laura Kranitz.


Last month my dear furry friend Lola went to the big ole’ doggie park in the sky. She had a good life and I know she was happy to have you all in her doggie world. It was her time, and she went very peacefully. I’m sure if she could talk she would thank you all for your kindness, and her send off would be love and kisses. So thank you all from the both of us. Laura and Lola


“Bailey” ??/??/?? – 1/5/2009

Hi everyone, This is Bailey and I am writing you to say goodbye. Just recently I have had more and more trouble breathing and it makes me tired. I cannot sleep at night and sometimes I am scared that I can’t get any air at all. A couple of days ago I told Mommy that I am ready to move on. I feel that my duty has been completed here.

Dear friends of Lola,

6/1/1995 - 12/22/2008

Tail Waggers, Inc. is saddened by the loss of our number one taste tester “Rinkle’s.” We named our most famous biscuit after Rinkles... “Rinkle’s oatmeal peanut butter and peanut butter cake,” they will always be number one in our book. around and made it smell so nice for me. (I did overhear him saying that my gas was unbearable – but then again, he is somewhat dramatic). Nicole who never stopped trying garments on me even though I kept on running away; Annemarie who insisted that I needed to be walked way more often than I really felt was necessary; and Jon who proclaimed a dislike of animals but secretly loved me. You guys were my family.

I am a little afraid of who is going to take care of my mom. I protected her – no matter what. When she would talk to other people she would sometimes laugh and refer to me as her shadow. I guess that means I did a good job. I really tried to be there whenever she needed me and I hope she will be safe once I am gone. My dad was a pretty incredible guy too and my most favorite part was that he would bring me And then there were times when mom and dad were out of town and I had to be taken bones every week. care of. Thank you Molly, Ed, Matt, Craig, Other than Mom and Dad, I’ve had some Jason, Dan, Jeremy, Annemarie, Jonathan, incredible friends. My best friend is Traer, Joelle, Stephanie, Mark, Nicole, Lisa, Jen, she saved my life more than 4 years ago when and many more. she rescued me from the dog pound. And I would also like to thank my Vet Dr. then there was all the people in the office: Hassinger and her staff at Wolf Rock. I Danny who would feed me French Fries and generally don’t like vets but you are ok. $.99 burgers when Mom wasn’t looking (and Thanks for taking care of me. sometimes when she saw it); Jeremy who would always light scented candles when I was I will miss you all!

We knew you where hurting and it was time to let you go. We did everything we could but it just was not enough. It’s never easy to say farewell, good night my precious baby, see you at the rainbow bridge.




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Percy is a 6 – 7 month old Lab/Pointer Mix. He was found on Valentines Day which his foster parents think is perfect because he is full of love and affection. The vet thinks Percy may be about 40 - 50 pounds when he is all grown up. He has very soft fur and fun black markings on a mostly white coat! Percy will be a devoted family member if you adopt him.

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Boadie is a great dog. He is very loving and affectionate big strong boy. Boadie is one of the most handsome Staffy’s we’ve seen. He deserves a great home with all the TLC he can get! For adoption guidelines, adoption fees, and general information please go to our main website on petfinder:

Sasha is about 3 years old. What a beautiful girl she is! She is independant, but loves to be petted and shown affection. For adoption guidelines and adoption fees, and general information please go to our main website on petfinder:

Rico was found as a stray on Oaklawn Avenue in Cranston. He is just about 8 months old. For adoption guidelines and adoption fees,and general information please go to our main website on petfinder

Zoey is 15 months old, her owner was allergic and had to turn her in. Zoey is an indoor only cat and has been around children 5 years and up. Zoey is a pastel calico. For adoption guidelines and adoption fees, and general information please go to our mainwebsite on petfinder

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Drummer is a one year old neutered male and up to date on shots. He is a wonderfully happy, sweet, socialized dog! He gets along great with all dogs and people, but must be kept away from ALL CATS! He sits pretty for attention and treats but loves to snuggle under your arms and on your lap.

Harry is not in the shelter. He is in foster care. Please do not contact the shelter about Harry as they have no information on him. Harry is an 11 month old, neutered APBT. He is up to date on all shots, heart worm negative, and house trained. If you are interested in Harry, please email

Genny lou is not in the shelter. If you are interested in adopting her please email Genny is a wonderful, sweet and affectionate 9 month old min Pin mix. She is a bit larger than some at 15-20 lbs but could stand to skip a meal. We are also looking for a quiet and relaxed home.

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Tally – I am a stunning female pit mix. You will be so proud to be seen with me because I am just a beautiful dog. I weigh about 60 pounds. I am all tan with a faint mask on my face. I have been at the shelter since October 25th. I’m not really hyper but I can get carried away during play. I need a firm owner.

Dozer – Everyone here loves me because I’m such a good boy. I am a 66 pound, 8 to 12 month old, black and white pit bull mix. I am young but calm. I don’t really stand out but just ask to see me if you come by. My name is Dozer and I’m number 444.

Lulu – Because of the speckles on my face and chest and the shape of my face, everyone thinks I might have some pointer in me. I would probably be called an “American Shelter Dog” but petfinder doesn’t have that as a breed option. What do you think. I’m a little hyper but I’m still young (6-8 months).

Torrie – Hello everyone! I am just another cute pittie. Yes, I am a little hyper but I can be such a good girl with just a little training. I have been at the shelter since 12/16/08. We are all spayed/neutered at the shelter. I am about 2-3 years old and weigh about 49 pounds. I am so cute. Check out my picture. Do you see those cute ears?

Friends of Attleboro Shelter - Attleboro, MA • 508.761.5617 •

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.

Sox was born in 2005. He was found and brought to us by a concerned citizen. He was definitely someone’s cat as he came to us much cleaner than an outdoor cat could every be. He loves attention and would make a great addition to any family.

Thelma was abandoned near the shelter with her pal Louise. We think she is between 1-2 years old. Thelma is a playful young girl who hasn’t been taught much. Thelma will do best in an adult, dog experienced home. We don’t know her past but we do know she needs training from the start. She needs structure and crate training.

Cornelius was brought into the shelter because he was lonely and trying to make friends at someone’s house. Unfortunately the cat and dog there weren’t looking for a new friend, so he ended up here. He is very sweet, lovable and low-key. If you’re looking for a new friend, please inquire about your potential new friend, Cornelius.

Mansfield Animal Shelter - Mansfield, MA • 508.261.7339 •

Milo is only seven months old. He was surrendered when his owner’s housing situation changed.

Lexi is housebroken, and great with kids, cats, and most dogs. She was surrendered because of allergies in her family. Lexi is a sweet girl who knows commands such as: sit, paw, and down. She would make a great family pet.

Tex is a sweet, friendly, easy going two year old who loves to rub against you and roll on his back when you pet him. Tex would make a good pet for most families.

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Alley Cat Allies American Humane Alexandra Morgan’s Animal School Pooch Pawstitive

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Solid K9 Training Net Trav

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Ocean State Veterinary Specialists Providence River Animal Hospital Sharon R. Doolittle DVM Wolf Rock clinic Animal Medical Center and Four Paws

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{Classifieds} HELP WANTED

Motivated Sales Reps Wanted! Work from home using your computer and telephone, selling TRAVEL memberships and promoting Eco-friendly tourism. Earn comissions of $100-$7,500 per sale! A $49.00 start up fee is required-will be refunded with your first sale! Travel incentives/rewards based on your performance. SERIOUS inquiries only! Contact: Ashley 401.996.1465

Advertising Sales Rep We are looking for an advertising sales rep to sell for 2 local pet publications. We need a Boston based rep as well as a RI based rep. The ideal candidate should posses excellent people skills, self motivated, internet/e-mail knowledge, familiarity with the local and national pet market and have experience in advertising sales. This position is commission based only and would be perfect for a salesperson already out on the road. Please email your resumé to:


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:

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Volunteer of the Year

Here’s how to win! Write a short and to the point endorsement (500 words or less) about the man or woman you would like to nominate as The Animal Print’s Volunteer of the Year! Make sure you tell us exactly why you believe this person is so extraordinary and wonderful! The entries will be judged by a panel of professionals in the pet care field.

Deadline For Submissions has been extended to: April 1st, 2009 Please mail your nominations to: The Animal Print Magazine P.O. Box 16002 Rumford, RI 02916 Or email them to:

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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.


Volunteer Shelter Trainers Needed

Shawn & Kiley What do you do for a living? Shawn: Pooper Scooper Kiley: Pooper Dropper

If you had a superpower what would it be? Shawn: Teleportation Kiley: To catch squirrels

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Shawn: To be more smrt Kiley: To overcome the obsession to lick

Where is your favorite place? Shawn: In bed Kiley: Underneath the high chair. Food falls from the sky there!

What is your greatest accomplishment?

Shawn: Getting out of bed Kiley: The day that I finally caught my tail

Is there anything that embarrassed you?

Shawn: Things coming out of my dog’s butt Kiley: Things on my butt

The Little Rhodie Bully Breed Club Inc. is looking for volunteers to go to local shelters and work with bully breeds available for adoption by doing some basic training with them. This will help them get adopted quicker. Bully type dogs sit in shelters longer than any other dogs; often they are euthanized because of lack of space or because they deteriorate due to stress or lack of exercise. Also needed - foster homes for the urgent dogs. Not interested in working with the dogs directly? Maybe you would like to help with our fundraising and education efforts? If interested, please contact: Susan Parker at 401-823-8851 •

Foster Homes Needed

Due to the economy… Saint Bernard Rescue of CT & RI is in need of foster homes in the Connecticut and Rhode Island areas. Please contact Amanda or Brian for more information. or 860-334-3784 or 860-867-7061

Calling Cat Lovers! Angelcat Haven Feline Rescue seeks volunteers to help with their mission of finding good homes for homeless cats and kittens. We need people to assist with adoptions, fostering, fundraising, event planning, marketing, administrative work, and cleaning/caring for the animals. Please email Rose@ or call our message center at 508-203-4240. Visit for more information. 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

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Our Pet Show Issue  

This issue features the results for the 2008 TOP DOG and the brochure for the RI Pet Show!