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the modern pet culture magazine for ri & ma

Announcing

TOP DOG

Readers Choice

Winners!

Harvey Rules

Cancer Drools

Please Join Us In Our Fight To Help A Very Special Dog.

Top Dog 2012

FREE volume 9; issue 4

Cover Model Fundraiser Win A Chance To Get Your Pet On Our Cover!


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To the animal print readers and doggie parents thank you for voting for us! 1s t P lace : Be s t Doggie Dayc are 2nd P lace : Be s t O ve r nigh t Bo arding Ke nne l 2nd P lace : Be s t Dog Traine r Runne r Up: Be s t Gro ome r

Daycare

Boarding

Grooming

Training

Holistic Food

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ituated by the sea in the heart of the historic district, the Gothic Inn combines the convenience of location with the warm hospitality of a family run country inn. We are only a short walk to the beach or the ferry landing in Old Harbor and a few minutes by taxi from the airport and the New Harbor Ferry landing. Please call, write or visit our website for information or reservations.

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Thanks for making Plaid&StripePetShop™ Rhode Island’s Best Pet Boutique in Animal Print Magazine’s 2012 Readers Poll for the 2nd consecutive year! Plaid,Stripe and Robin

Plaid&StripePetShop&Grooming 17 South Angell Street, Providence RI 02906 401-490-0707

“Harvey”

Harvey Rules Cancer Drools

Fundraiser! June 29th

Join us to help the Animal Print’s “Harvey” fight cancer.

Book your June 29th mini session today! 100% of your session fee will go to help Harvey. *Free hi-res image when you book by June 1st

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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 cases. The hospital treats dogs, cats, pocket pets, exotics and birds. Our referral services include internal medicine, surgery, avian/ exotics, 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.

OSVS also has a sister hospital in Swansea, MA. Bay State Veterinary Emergency Services is a 24-hour emergency hospital with limited specialty services and is located at the intersection of Routes 6 and 136.


{Letter From The Editor}

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his last month has reminded me just how valuable and precious time is. Time is something that often slips by, until one day you’re faced with a tragedy that flips a switch and brings you fully into the present. My switch came, in the form of the discovery that the love of my life, best friend and inspiration behind the creation of this magazine has Cancer. Harvey the big adorable Shepherd mix sitting to the right of me in the photo above, has Mediastinal Lymphoma and is currently in the fight of and for his life. While I am struggling to come to terms with what the future may bring, something surprising has also occurred, in that I am living much more in the present, where he is concerned and appreciate every moment we have in a way that I feel has strengthened our relationship.

I have written about Harvey and why I’m choosing to treat his cancer with chemotherapy (see page 32 ) and have also set up a website to chronicle our experience, and highlight a few fundraisers underway to help offset his treatments, as the financial strain is getting difficult. I know not everyone would make the same choice as I have, but Harvey has given so much to me and changed my life in ways I could never repay. For that he deserves a chance at a longer life filled with everything a dog dreams of. Please visit us to join in a fundraiser, donate or just send your well wishes to Harvey the furry inspiration behind the Animal Print Magazine. Speaking of inspiration - I was thrilled to see so many folks vote for their favorite pet businesses in this year’s Top Dog Readers Choice Survey! We finished tallying up the results and are excited to announce the winners in this issue. You can find them all on page 12. I hope you find your favorite deserving businesses highlighted and find new places to visit in our community. As I’ve mentioned on many occasions, we are supported exclusively by small local businesses and I urge you to support them in return. Congratulations to all the Top Dog winners and runner ups and thank you to the thousands of readers who voted this year! You are what makes this magazine possible. Sincerely, Stephanie Georgia editor/publisher

Published by: Avocado Designs

Editor: Stephanie Georgia

Assistant Editors: Harvey Simon the Sinister Caprica 6 Sophie (newly adopted asst. editor)

Graphic Design O'Hearn Graphics Stephanie Georgia

Contributors: Joelle Spinelli Katenna Jones Mike Fink Alexa Cach Lesley Miller

Photography: FetchingPhoto.com Mateusz Wojto John Jacobson

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LITTLE BITES 6

Locally and Around The Globe…

Congratulations To Our Own Katenna Jones, Whose Book Was Recently Published!

Callie wears ear protection as she prepares to enter the scanner. The research team includes, from left, Andrew Brooks, Gregory Berns and Mark Spivak. Photo by Bryan Meltz.

What Is Your Dog Thinking? Brain Scans Unleash Canine Secrets! When your dog gazes up at you adoringly, what does it see? A best friend? A pack leader? A can opener? Many dog lovers make all kinds of inferences about how their pets feel about them, but no one has captured images of actual canine thought processes – until now. Emory University researchers have developed a new methodology to scan the brains of alert dogs and explore the minds of the oldest domesticated species. The technique uses harmless functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), the same tool that is unlocking secrets of the human brain. The researchers aim to decode the mental processes of dogs by recording which areas of their brains are activated by various stimuli. Ultimately, they hope to get at questions like: Do dogs have empathy? Do they know when their owners are happy or sad? How much language do they really understand?

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS of Beautiful Pets

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{Letter To The Editor} Hi Animal Print, My babydoll Vivienne and I, love your magazine. We especially love the section on all the dog-friendly places. Keep up the great work. Keo & Vivienne Conner

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Keo and Vivienne, Thank you so much for the kind words. We love to hear from our readers, especially such fancy, well dressed ones! Stephanie Georgia editor

{Adoption Announcement}

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A warm welcome to 4 year old Tahoe, who was recently adopted from the RISPCA by the Lawton family. Tahoe enjoys car rides, playing with squeaky toys, cuddling, and convincing his humans to provide as many walks as possible during the day. Be happy in your Forever Home, Tahoe!!

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carolyn@wetnosespa.com

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{Rescue}

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Open Your Heart and Home to Felines in Need at PARL!

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houghts of spring typi-

litters of kittens. PARL will soon be-

cally bring to mind im-

gin to see an influx of kittens com-

ages of renewal– flowers

ing through their doors. Some will

blooming and trees sprouting

have mothers and others will be or-

leaves. Yet, at the Providence

phaned, but they will all need new,

Animal Rescue League (PARL)

loving homes. Sometimes these

there is usually one thought

mothers and litters or orphaned kit-

at the very front of their minds:

tens need a place to continue to grow

KITTTENS!

and thrive. This is where PARL needs your help, by

“Kitten Season” marks the time of year when cats

becoming a PARL feline foster parent!

give birth, flooding shelters across the nation with

Feline foster care volunteers provide in-home care

Delmyra

Country Club for Dogs and Cats

The 5th Annual

Cause for Paws

CLASSIC CAR SHOW June 10, 2012 (raindate July 15)

Thanks For Voted Us

1st Place: “Overnight Boarding” & 3rd Place: “Best Place for Agility” •C  at Boarding in our • All forms of seperate Cattery Obedience Training • State of the Art Facilities • Security & Fire alarms • Owner Lives On Property • Climate controlled

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Registration: 9 am to 12 pm Trophies awarded at 2:00 pm. $15.00 Registration fee and spectators are free. Goodie bags to the first 100 entries!

Give-A-Ways, Door Prizes and Raffle!

Show is open to Classics to 82 and all year Corvettes. Music by Cruisin Bruce Palmer. Bring a can of wet dog food or wet cat food and received an extra door prize ticket. All proceeds benefit the animals at the Warwick Animal Shelter.

For more info: shelterhelp@friendsri.org

401.480.9769 •171 Service Rd, Warwick, RI


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to single or litters of newborns kittens as well as nursing mother cats and her litter of kittens. By opening your home, you will play a crucial role in providing these cats with tender and compassionate care that is needed to help place these cats and

A volunteer kisses one of the resident cats. Photo courtesy of PARL

kittens into forever loving homes. Foster parents

If you want to help us save more lives, visit PARL online at www.parl.org,

help PARL save hundreds

volunteer or stop by at 34 Elbow Street in Providence. For more info, call

of lives each year.

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thank you for voting us #1for three years in a row!

- Dr. Jane Linden, DVM, and the staff at the Providence River Animal Hospital

Check us out on:

www.facebook.com/PRAHvet

131 Point Street, Providence, RI 02903 • (401) 274-7724

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Cover Model Contest

Fundraiser! Would you like to see your pet as The Animal Print Magazine’s cover model? Now you can get a chance to get your pet on the cover, just by donating to help Harvey (the Animal Print’s assistant editor) with his cancer treatments. Harvey is not just a special dog but he is the inspirations behind the creation of this magazine and has been the constant companion of the editor for the last 10 years. If you’ve enjoyed reading the Animal Print over the years, this is a great way to thank the very reason it was created - Harvey! 100% of the proceeds will go directly to help finance Harvey’s cancer treatments at New England Veterinary Oncology Group and natural therapies at Wolf Rock Animal Health Center. Learn more about Harvey’s fight on page 32.

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 is September 1, 2012. 5. The Winner will be randomly chosen at the close of this contest.

Thank you and good luck!

To enter please visit www.theanimalprint.com

POPS & PUPS PHOTO SESSION by Paw Prints Photography Saturday, June 2nd 10-2 Walk-ins Welcome!

How To Enter The Cover Contest

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We are thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s Top Dog Readers’ Choice Survey! This year proved to be our most popular yet, with thousands of votes. It’s wonderful to see deserving local businesses get the recognition they deserve. Also, this year we’ve included a number of runner-ups as many of the votes were so close, we felt these businesses deserved some recognition as well. Thank you to all our wonderful readers who took the time to vote and to the amazing local pet businesses and organizations who placed as Top Dogs! P.S. Congratulations to the lucky voter who won the iPad2! See Page 21 to find out who.

We Asked And You Told Us!

TOP DOG

WINNERS! Photo: The handsome Hugo during a play break on Crescent Beach, Block Island. Photo by Fetching Photography


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Take Your Dog For A Swim 1st: Narragansett Beach (off season) 2nd: Lincoln Woods - Lincoln, RI 3rd: Colt State Park - Bristol, RI

Runner Ups

Goddard Memorial State Park East Greenwich, RI Block Island Beaches - Block Island, RI

Pet Friendly Bar

1st: Nick-A-Nees - Providence, RI See page 39 2nd: O’Brien’s Pub- Newport, RI 3rd: Aidan’s Pub - Bristol, RI

Runner Ups:

Scotty’s Big Dawgs Res aurant and Pub - Middletown, RI The Canfield House (porch) - Newport, RI

Pet Friendly Restaurant Harvey & Simon relax outside the Gothic Inn on Block Island. A Top Dog Winner!

“Official” Dog Park

1st: Warwick Dog Park 2nd Barrington Dog Park 3rd: Gano St. Dog Park - Providence

Runner Ups:

South Kingstown Dog Park Newport Dog Park

“Unofficial” Dog Park

1st: G  oddard Memorial State Park East Greenwich, RI 2nd: Colt State Park - Bristol, RI 3rd: Chase Farm - Lincoln, RI

Runner Ups

Lincoln Woods - Lincoln, RI Roger Williams Park - Providence, RI

(outdoor seating)

1st: Trinity Brew House - Providence, RI 2nd: Julians Restaurant - Providence, RI See page 37 3rd: India Restaurant - Providence, RI See page 42

Runner Ups:

Garden Grille Cafe - Providence, RI Nick’s On Broadway - Providence, RI

Pet Friendly Coffee Shop (outdoor seating)

1st: Seven Stars Bakery - Providence and Rumford, RI 2nd: Coffee Exchange - Providence, RI 3rd: Starbucks - Wayland Square Providence, RI

Runner Ups:

White Electric - West End - Providence, RI See page 38 The Coffee Depot - Warren, RI Continued on page 14.

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Ralph, co-owner of Off The Leash Doggie Daycare gets some serious puppy love. A Top Dog Winner!

1049 Tiogue Ave., Coventry, RI www.catherinehellman.com


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Unlike Your Dog, We Come When Called!

Continued from Page 13

Thank You For Voting Us the

#1 “Mobile Dog Groomer”

TOP DOG MOBILE GROOMING 401.595.4287

www.TopDogMobileGroomingRI.com

SMOOTH SAILING! Safe Harbor

Robin Bugbee, owner of Plaid & Stripe Pet Boutique with Plaid & Stripe! A Top dog winner.

Pet Friendly Book Store

1st: Books On The Square - Providence, RI 2nd: A Novel Idea - Bristol, RI 3rd: Myopic Books - Providence, RI

Meet Single Pet Lovers Talk To Real People, No Voicemail

1st: Any City Dog Park 2nd: Blackstone Blvd. - Providence, RI 3rd: Whole Foods pet aisle See page 37

Runner Ups:

Block Island Ferry Volunteering at your local shelter

Serving You For Over 49 Years

Weekend Getaway With Your Pet 1st: Block Island, RI 2nd: Provincetown, MA 3rd: Portland, ME

Runner Ups: Nantucket, MA Newport, RI

Pet Friendly Hotel/Inn (any location)

Federally Chartered & Federally Insured

362 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI

438-7788 438-7789

Nos Falamos Portuguese Mon - Thurs 9-4:30 Fri 9-6, Sat 9-12

Member East Providence Chamber of Commerce

1st: The Gothic Inn - Block Island, RI See page 2 2nd: Lazy Dog Inn - Chocorua, NH 3rd: Lands End Inn - Provincetown, RI

Runner Ups:

Woof Cottages - Nantucket, MA The Paw House Inn - West Rutland, VT Continued on page 16.


Oaklawn

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Animal Hospital

A Full Service Companion Animal Hospital • Courtney Rebensdorf, D.V.M. • Honorata Lenk, D.V.M. • Julie Mahaney, D.V.M., M.S. • Shannon Cutts, D.V.M.

Thank You For Voting Us

#1 “Best Veterinary Practice” In The Top Dog Readers Choice Survey! We would also like to congratulate our colleagues and friends who were voted Top Dogs as well.

Become Our Fan On

www.oaklawnanimalhospital.com 401.943.0500 655 Oaklawn Ave., Rt. 5 Cranston


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The beautiful lobby inside RI Animal Medical/ 4 Paws Pet Resort. A Top Dog Winner!

Continued from Page 14.

Groomer

1st: Z  PUP Dog Spa & Boutique Lincoln, RI See page 27 2nd: F our Paws Grooming North Providence, RI 3rd: RI Animal Medical Center/Four Paws Pet Resort -Warwick, RI See page 24

Runner Ups

Off The Leash - Attleboro, MA See page 2 Plaid & Stripe - Providence, RI See page 3

Marni, creator of Jack’s Snacks Dog Bakery at her booth during the Hope St. Summer Farmers Market. A Top Dog Winner!

Runner Ups:

Wag Nation - Newport, RI Dogs in Harmony - Johns ton, RI

Dog Bakery

1st: Jack’s Snacks - Cranston, RI See page 21 2nd: Bone Appetit Dog Bakery East Greenwich, RI 3rd: Dogs In Harmony - Johnston, RI

Runner Ups

Gracies Gourmet Goodies - Cranston, RI

Dog Trainer

Mobile Dog Grooming

1st: Canine Mastery - Seekonk, MA See page 18 2nd Tie: Off The Leash - Attleboro, MA See page 2 2ndTie: Great Dog K9 Training Warwick, RI See page 33 3rd: Solid K9 Training - Providence, RI See page 25

Runner Ups

Alexandra Morgan’s Animal School Warren, RI See page 6 Dynamic Dog Training Services Warwick, RI

Pet Boutique

Place for Agility Training

Self-serve Dog Wash

1st: Z  PUP Dog Spa & Boutique - Lincoln, RI See page 27 2nd: Puppy La Pew - Pawtucket, RI 3rd: Roam Dog Club - Providence, RI

1st: T op Dog Mobile Grooming See page 14 2nd: Fur Kidz Mobil Pet Grooming 3rd: Clean Pets Express Bubbles and Bark

1st: P  laid & Stripe - Providence, RI See page 3 2nd: Shaggy Chic Pet Boutique Wickford, RI See page 31 3rd: ZPUP Dog & Boutique - Lincoln, RI See page 27

Runner Ups:

1st: Canine Mastery - Seekonk, MA See page 18 2nd: K9 Connection - Warwick, RI 3rd: Delmyra Kennels - Exeter, RI See page 8

Runner Ups:

Masterpiece Dog Training - Franklin, MA Performance Plus - Taunton, MA

Fitness Class/Club/Group For Dogs 1st: All  That Matters - Doggie Yoga Wakefield, RI 2nd: C  hi Fit Club - Glendale, RI See page 29 3rd: The Canine Joint - Seekonk, MA

Dog Walking/ Pet Sitting Service

1st: Scratch N’ Sniff See page 9 2nd: Ruffin’ Wranglers’ Dog Excursions See page 31 3rd: Furry Fellas Pet Service See page 6

Runner Ups: The Pet Sitter Furry Friends Pet Care Service See page 31 Overnight Boarding Kennel

1st: D  elmyra Kennels - Exeter, RI See page 8 2nd: O  ff The Leash Doggie Daycare Attleboro, MA See page 2 3rd: RI Animal Medical & 4 Paws Pet Resort Warwick, RI See page 24

Runner Ups:

Hidden Acres Kennel - Rehoboth, MA Alexandra Morgan Animal School & Daycare - Warren, RI See page 6


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“In-Home” Overnight Pet Care

1st: Scratch N’ Sniff See page 9 2nd: Furry Friends Pet Care See page 31 2nd Tie: Yolanda’s Pet Sitting & Errand Service 3rd: Furry Fellas Pet Sitting See page 6 Runner Up: Four Paws and A Tail Pet Sitting

Thanks to Our Fantastic Customers Who Voted Us A TOP DOG Doggie Daycare! in the 2008, 2009 & 2010 TOP DOG Readers Choice Awards.

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Atlantic Animal Hospital & Wellness Center Offering Integrative Medicine For The Optimal Health Of Your Pet • Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine • Wellness Exams • Surgery • Dentistry • Nutritional Counseling • Behavior Consults • Massage Therapy

Doggie Daycare

1st: Off The Leash Doggie Daycare Attleboro, MA See page 2 2nd Tie: MetroPet Dog Center - Warwick, RI See Page 17 2nd Tie: The Barking Lot - Providence, RI See page 21 3rd: Ocean Dog Club - Pawtucket, RI See page 33

Runner Ups:

Alexandra Morgan’s Animal School & Daycare Warren, RI See page 6 Canine Mastery - Seekonk, MA See page 18

Electronic Pet Containment

1st: M  oriarty’s Fence Co.Warwick/Portmouth/N. Stonington See page 44 2nd: K-9 Contain & Train - Warwick, RI 3rd: East Bay Pet Fence - Warren, RI

Board & Train Facility

1st: Solid K9 Training - Providence, RI See page 25 2nd: Alexandra Morgan’s Animal School - Warren, RI See page 6 3rd: K9 Instincts Inc. - Portsmouth, RI See page 33

Runner Ups:

The Barking Lot - Providence, RI See page 21 Continued on page 18.

5001B South County Trail Charlestown, RI 401-364-BARK (2275) www.atlanticanimalhospital.com


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Continued from Page 17.

Best Veterinary PractiCe/Hospital/Clinic 1st Tie: Providence River Animal Hospital See page 10 1st Tie: Oaklawn Animal Hospital Cranston, RI See page 15 2nd: Compassionate Care Veterinary Clinic - Cumberland, RI See page 19 3rd: Rhode Island Animal Medical Center & 4 Paws Pet Resort Warwick, RI See page 24

Runner Ups:

Wolf Rock Animal Health Center Exeter, RI See page 29 NorthPaws Veterinary Center Greenville, RI

Holistic Vet/Veterinary Practice

1st: W  olf Rock Animal Health Center Exeter, RI See page 29 2nd: Sharon R. Doolittle DMV, Inc. Smithfield, RI See page 27 3rd: Atlantic Animal Hospital & Wellness Center See page 17

Runner Ups

NorthPaws Veterinary Center Greenville, RI Crowing Hen Veterinary Homeopathy, LLC -Chepachet, RI


24 Hour Emergency Vet Hospital

1st: Ocean State Veterinary Specialists East Greenwich, RI See page 4 2nd: Mass - RI Vet. E.R. Inc - Swansea, MA 3rd: Bay State Veterinary Emergency Swansea, MA See page 34

Runner Ups:

Emergency Veterinary Services of RI Warwick, RI Tufts - MA

Mobile Vet

1st: All Pets Mobile Vet 2nd: Salmon River Vet (RI’s Mobile Vet) See page 21 3rd: Seaside Veterinary Services

Pet Acupuncturist

1st: D  r. Jeff Corey at Healing Paws Providence, RI See page 18 2nd: D  r. Sharon Doolittle Smithfield, RI See page 27 3rd: Dr. Elizabeth Hassinger at Wolf Rock Animal Health Center - Exeter, RI See page 29

Runner Ups:

Dr. Pamela Connell at Wolf Rock Animal Health Center - Exeter, RI See page 29 Dr. Sharon Chang at Big River - RI

Animal Massage Therapist

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Compassionate Care Veterinary Clinic Progressive Medicine in a Family Practice Atmosphere

Thank You For All Your Support And For Voting Us A Top Dog! + Wellness Care + Hospital Services + Surgical Services + Dental Services + Emergency Visits We invite you to come see the difference Compassionate Care can make in your pet’s veterinary care.

1st: Jeff Corey at Healing Paws - RI See page 18 2nd: Carolyn MacDonald at Wet Nose Canine Massage - MA See page 7 3rd: Heather Watson Natural Paws Pet Resort - RI

+ Night & Weekend Appointments + www.ccvcri.com 1725 Mendon Rd. Suite 102 Cumberland, RI 401.333.7911

Continued on page 20.

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Massage Runner Ups: Teri Derosiers at Zen Dog Canine Massage in K9 Connection - RI Jessica Gonsalves at Peace Dogs Canine Care Services - RI

Veterinary Rehabilitation Center

1st: H  ealing Paws - Providence, RI See page 18 2nd: Tufts - MA 3rd: The Canine Joint Seekonk, MA

A Providence Animal Rescue League’s past “Pet Walk”. A Top Dog Winner!

Runner Ups:

RI K-9 Rehab - Newport, RI Rhode Island Pet Rehab - Charlestown, RI

Crematorium/Aftercare Facility

1st: Final Gift Pet Cremation Services Cranston, RI See page 22 2nd: Angel View Pet Cemetery East Providence, RI See page 43 3rd: Potter League for Animals Middletown, RI See page 36

Runner Up:

Pet Memorial Park - Foxboro, MA

Pooper Scooper Service

2nd: Rumford Pet Center - East Providence 3rd: Critter Hut - N. Kingstown and Narragensett

Aquarium Store

1st: Rumford Pet Center - East Providence 2nd: Something Fishy - Warwick, RI 3rd: Aqua-Life Aquarium - Providence, RI

Runner Up:

Critter Hut - N. Kingstown and Narragansett

Locally Owned Pet Supply Store

Runner Up:

1st: Allies Tack & Feed - N. Kingstown, RI See page 11 2nd: Rumford Pet Center - East Providence 3rd: Island Animal General Store Jamestown, RI See page 26

Pet Photographer

Plaid & Stripe - Providence, RI See page 3 Critter Hut - Narragansett & N. Kingstown

1st: DoodyCalls 2nd: Doggie Doos of Rhode Island 3rd: Pet Butler Kanine Kleenup

1st: Traer Scott Photography See page 25 2nd: Fetching Photography See page 3 3rd: Zendog Pet Portraits at K9 Connection

Runner Ups:

Catherine Hellmen (Whiskers Pet Portraits) See page 13 Maria Giannini Photography

Pet Illustrator/Painter 1st: Laurie Lynn Lawton See page 6 2nd: Lana Linscott Studios 3rd: William Schaff

Bird Supply Store

1st: Jungle Junction - Cumberland, RI See page 35

Runner Ups:

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at King Cole sang a lyrical ballad called “Nature Boy”...actually it was an adaptation of a klezmer melody...and the name stuck to me. Kids used to bring me wounded creatures and label me “Nature Boy.” Was it with respect or disdain? Anyway, my youngest uncle, Herb, returned to our campus world on the G.I. bill as a student and later a professor, a painter, illustrator, and printmaker. He and his wife Polly, also a School of Design alum, lived with their two boys in the little yellow cottage now known as the Ewing Center, just above and behind the Orpheus Fountain, with its postage-stamp Eden garden at the entrance. Well, one day uncle Herb called me with a desperate request: “We have a sick goldfish, it’s just vanishing, from the tail and along the back. It’s already floating at the top, but it hasn’t died yet...can you come over and do something? The boys are devoted to it!” I was a high school senior and could drop by right after Hope let us out. I did a little bit of quick research. I asked my chemistry teacher, Miss Grace Arnold, and she told me just what I could try. After the 2:30 bells had tolled and freed us, I hiked to the drug store

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ou probably know who Moriarty’s Fence is. You may know that they sell Invisible Fence® pet containment, or electronic fencing. They are our neighbors, with locations in Warwick and Portsmouth, RI, as well as in North Stonington CT. You may know some of their clients, or you may even be a client yourself! But did you know Moriarty’s Fence is saving lives? I’m not talking about providing a service that allows cooped up dogs to run free, while keeping them safe from traffic. I’m also not talking about offering an option for safe exercise, for a busy family, fac-

ing giving their rambunctious teenage dog to a shelter. I’m also not referring to creating a safe play and potty haven for pets of the injured, disabled, or elderly who might otherwise not be able to keep their pets. Now I know electronic fences are not for everyone or for every dog, but what is? Regardless of what one might think about electronic fences, there is no denying the fact that Moriarty’s and Invisible Fences® save lives. In fact, I was able to assist a dog that had been chained for 8 years, who belonged to a family member. Physical fencing wasn’t an option where they lived, but an electronic fence was and it set that dog free.

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dogs, like Lori Navarro’s golden retriever Dexter, and Bob Rosenthal’s beagle Lily. These volunteer dog and handler teams provide the opportunity for first responders to really learn hands-on how to use live-saving pet oxygen masks. Rhode Island’s Project BreathTM is further supported by the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association, through their current Managing Director, Betsy Grenier, as well as their previous representative Susan Frisolone. The RIVMA not only supports and promotes this initiative, but they are also an active force behind coordinating events and bringing all the involved parties together. When you finish this article, take a look at your pet. Imagine if a fire were to start in your home and your pet couldn’t make it out. Now kiss them on the head, and do something to help. If we all do a little bit, together we can do a lot. 1. Pick up the phone and call your local fire station or a first responder you know - a friend, a family member, or a neighbor - and make sure they know about Project BreathTM 2. Donate toward the purchase of a pet oxygen kit ($65 each) and

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Saturday, June 9th Providence River Animal Hospital Pet Fair & Market 1 pm - 4 pm at 131 Point Street, in the PRAH Parking Lot. PRAH’s 2012 Pet Fair & Market will feature pet photos by Painted Foot Photography, balloon animals by Mr. Twister, face painting, games, raffles... and much more! Fancheezical - the fantastic grilled cheese food truck - will be on-site to provide tasty refreshments! And look out for a special ice cream delivery by Munroe Dairy!

Saturday, June 2nd Pops & Pups photo session Visit Woof! Woof! Pet Boutique and get your pops and pups photo taken by Paw Prints Photography. Walk-ins are welcome.512 Main St., Warren RI. For more info call 401.289.2341 Sunday, June 3 Heart & Sole Walk for the Animals Walk the beautiful 1 mile trail at Glen Park with or without your dog(s), walk to honor or commemorate a treasured pet. Pick up your hard earned prizes, participate in demonstrations, pet contests, visit with our sponsors, trainers and pet professionals and enjoy great food. Visit www.potterleague.org to register. Glen Park, Portsmouth Sunday, June 3rd MYSTERY RIDE!! Motorcycle Ride For Petss Ride starts off in Bristol, RI at Tweets Restaurant and will end there with lunch. There will also be raffles. All proceeds to benefit the animals of the Bristol Animal Shelter. ANYONE INTERESTED

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Sunday, June 10th 5th Annual Classic Car Show to Help Warwick’s Homeless Companion Animals The 5th Annual “Cause for Paws” Classic Car Show at 171 Service Rd. (off Jefferson Blvd.), Warwick, RI. Rain date is July 15th. $15.00 per car. For more information call Ruth Napolitano at 401-480-9769 or help@FriendsRI.org Thursday June 14th Veterinary Acupuncture Informational Seminar 6:30-7:30


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Spring Cheese Improving Poor Springtime Leash Manners By Katenna Jones ScM, ACAAB, CABC, CPDT-KA

s spring unfolds, you may notice your beloved canine going a little coo coo on walks. Dogs that were well-behaved in the fall, may start displaying less than ideal leash manners in the springtime. For example, maniacal barking at every furry beast, Iditarod-esque pulling, lunging like Cugo, pouncing on strangers like tigger on crack, and…well…you get the picture! Such changes may have you wondering – who are you and what did you do with my well-mannered Fido? Poor springtime leash manners are a common result of being cooped up all winter, the arrival of exciting, POWERFUL, and distracting spring smells, renewed critter activity, and lack of regular leash practice. But not to fear! There is much that can be done that is fun, and beneficial to the human-animal bond. One of my favorite ways to combat spring yayas is with a little clicker training game I call Spring Cheese.

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2. Training pouch or plastic baggie in your pocket filled with cheese/kibble mix - I recommend putting the pouch on your waistband, at the center of your back or on your hip opposite from the dog. We don’t want the pouch front and center right next to the dog’s face, or it can turn into a feedback. Also, we don’t want it right there as bribery. It is import for the dog to work, and then the treat to appear (this is not a carrot on a stick activity!) - Be careful when bending over! Bend from the knees, not the waist, or treats will dump all over the place Step two: Find the Bait When you first begin, you don’t want to get too close the “bait.” By bait I mean anything that distracts your dog. Instead, look around like a periscope – for dogs, cats, joggers, bikes, leaves, anything that you know will make your dog coocoo for coacoa puffs. You want to see it first. Walk toward it. As soon as your dog sees it (and BEFORE they react). “Good!!!!!!” As soon as he looks at you = cheese. Keep walking and as he looks from the distract to you: “Good!” (Cheese). He looks back at the distraction – OR – keeps looking at you: “Good!” (Cheese). Now, let me clarify my instructions. When I write “Good!” (Cheese). “Good!” (Cheese). – I mean, say the

word “good” then feed your dog a bit of cheese, say “good” and feed another bit, and so on. I once had a client start saying “Good Cheese! Good Cheese! Good Cheese!” She thought I was nuts, I thought she was nuts – but it was rather hilarious. Now you don’t have to only say “Good!” The word isn’t the point. The point is the marker that says – “Look at you looking at me! What an awesome dog you are!” You can say “ Yes” or “Awesome” or “Yahoo” or “Lamp” Or “Good (dog/boy/ girl/puppy/stinkybutt/FritoFoot)” and then pop a bit of cheese into their mouth. Not a handful. Let them look at the distraction again, back to you: “GOOD BOY!!”

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Written by Stephanie Georgia, Animal Print editor. Illustration and design by Paul O’Hearn.

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any of you know Harvey as the handsome Shepherd/Boxer/Rottie mix that has graced the pages, as well as the cover of the Animal Print for years. What you may not know, is that Harvey is the love of my life and the very reason you are reading this magazine. When Harvey came into my life, I had been working as a web designer, had not had a dog in many years and knew very little about what it truly meant to share my life with a dog. Well, as many of you reading this have probably experienced, when you fall in love with a dog, you fall hard. It was through this connection, that the idea for the Animal Print Magazine was born. I recently found out that my time with Harvey is about to be seriously shortened by a horrible disease that affects so many of our family members, friends and furry companions. Cancer among canines has reached epidemic proportions and affects one out of every three dogs. Surprisingly, until now, I had not known anyone on a personal level who had made the choice to treat their dog with Chemotherapy. Having only known humans who went thru what seemed like a certain kind of physical and emotional hell from chemo, I always imagined I would not be the person who “put my dog thru that”. Looking in from the outside, such a decision seemed a desperate attempt to hang on to an animal at the cost of their quality of life. However, when faced with making that very decision I discovered that chemotherapy is a very different experience for most dogs than it is for humans. I would like to share with you Harvey’s experience and my decision to treat him. On a routine trip to the vet for Harvey’s annual check up, I mentioned that Harvey had developed an odd cough/gag a few times over the last few days. Dr. Hassinger asked if he had gotten in to anything unusual and seemed a little concerned, as it did not sound like Kennel Cough. She decided to do an x-ray to be sure nothing was lodged in his trachea. Science Based, Positive Reinforcement Training In the minutes to follow, I would be shown his x-ray and for You & Your Dog.

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feeling the walls close in on me, clutching Harvey and wondering how this was happening. It was the unthinkable. My beautiful, perfect boy had what we would find out a few days later, was my worst fear, Cancer. Harvey was diagnosed with Mediastinal Lymphoma, and with no treatment, had only weeks to live. After meeting with a vet oncologist, a long discussion with my holistic vet Dr. Hassinger, a good deal of reading and some soul searching, I decided to go ahead with chemotherapy to literally buy more time for Harvey. First and foremost in the mind of the oncologist and myself is Harvey’s quality of life. It is understood that if Harvey gets very sick from this treatment, that I plan to stop. I will not extend this beautiful animals life at the expense of him actually living it.

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I have sinced learned that 90% of dogs with Lymphoma who undergo chemotherapy go, into remission. While the remission may or may not last a year or more, (which is approx.10% of a dog lifespan in many dogs) both vets said to only use the statistics as a guide as we should look at Harvey as an individual... and apart from this large tumor in his chest, he is extremely healthy, lively and runs with every bit of speed and grace of a dog 5 years his junior. What I also learned is that the dosage for dogs is much lower than it is for humans, and that a large majority of dogs have few side effects, and when they do, the side effects are minor, do not infringe upon the dog’s ability to enjoy life, and usually resolve themselves quickly. I feel in my heart that Harvey will continue to do well. Along with holistic herbal support, a homemade diet, exercise and lots of positivity, (I no longer cry in front of him), I am hopeful for the days ahead. Having this mind-set has helped me take one day at a time, and start to value each moment

with him in a way that I haven’t always done. Every walk, every meal, every special moment laying the grass has brought me into the present and that may in the end be Harvey’s greatest gift to me. I recently set up a website for Harvey to chronicle our experience in the hopes of helping others, highlight fundraisers currently underway and ask for donations to help offset his treatment cost as the financial burden is great and more than we can fully handle. I humbly ask, that if you’ve enjoyed reading the Animal Print (a true labor of love) over the years, that you consider helping Harvey- the inspiration behind it all. Please visit Harvey’s page to learn more about his experience, how you can help, or just let him know that you’re thinking of him.

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Holly is a female, white and black Pointer mix. She is about 1 year and 1 month old old. Holly has been at the shelter since Apr 07, 2012. Holly is one of the sweetest dogs we have at the shelter right now. She could live in a home with older kids and maybe even a dog. Holly is a people pleaser so let her know what your expectations are at the start.

Pippa is a spayed female, brown and black Shorthaired Rabbit. She is about 8 years old. Pippa has been at the shelter since Apr 22, 2012. She may not be royalty, but she sure is close! Pippa is super cute, nice, and likes to be handled. She would be one happy bunny hopping around your house all day. A great addition to any home.

Brinna is a female, white American Staffordshire Terrier mix. The shelter staff thinks Brinna is about 1 year and 7 months old old. She has been at the shelter since Apr 15, 2012.

Elvis is a neutered male, orange tab Domestic Shorthair mix. He is about 12 years old. Elvis has been at the shelter since Feb 21, 2012. Meet the king! Elvis is one hunk of burnin’ love. He’s a really sweet guy that’s made for royalty. He would do well in a quiet home, maybe with another cat. Help Elvis leave the building!

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Anna is as cute as can be! We also have her twin sister Bree. Both are not up for adoption until the end of April due to a 6 month Quarantine. These girls are about 1 year old now - they came to us at the end of October after being found on Route 95. They are thought to be Bullmastiff Mixes and they are gorgeous stripey gals!

Meeko our pint size cutie! Meeko was born in May of 2011 and is a Pomeranian. He was surrendered due to his family having allergies and is seeking a home to call his own. He is quite the talker and will benefit from a family who can have patients and confidence in showing Meeko the ropes! Meeko is a smart boy who knows his commands well.

Rico is about 1 year old. He is thought to be a Chihuahua Terrier mix. He seems to really love the kids and enjoys other dogs too. Rico is about 10 lbs, up to date on Vaccines and will be neutered on May 9th. To get a head start just go to www.FaasPets.org and fill out an application which can be emailed or faxed to us.

Scotty is an adult, medium size, Boxer, Pit Bull Terrier. He was picked up as a stray - he was scared and all alone. He has blossomed and really enjoys hanging out with people! It is truly a gift to watch a dog learn to trust and transform into a wonderful boy!

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Little Bit is an adorable 5-month-old Corgi mix. She has a really sweet personality and is good with cats and dogs. Little Bit is in a foster home. For more information about this cutie, please do not call the shelter, but send an e-mail to Anna at azaino2@cox.net.

Shaun is a handsome boy who is about 1 year old. He gets along with other cats and as you can see in his video, he loves to play! If you’re interested in Shaun, please call the Pet Refuge at 401.294.1115 or visit our website at www.petrefuge.net/adoptions.html.

Simba is beautiful and about 2 years old. He was turned in to the Pet Refuge because his elderly owner could no longer keep him. For adoption info, please call the Pet Refuge at 401.294.1115 or visit our website at www. petrefuge.net/adoptions.html.

Cupid is a friendly baby. He’s named “Cupid” because he was born on February 15, 2012! He’s currently scheduled to be neutered on May 16. For adoption info, please call the Pet Refuge at 401.294.1115 or visit our website at www.petrefuge.net/adoptions.html.

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Tweety is a 6-7 year old little budgie who came to us because of health problems with the elderly owner. He was very shy when he came in, but he has settled down and started to peep and sing. We think he will blossom with some one-on-one attention! He does not have a cage/supplies, so the adopter would need to have a home ready for him.

Montana is a gorgeous young mix rabbit who was found stray in Roger Williams Park. Unfortunately, many people who grow bored of their rabbits mistakenly believe that they can survive in the wild - which they cannot. Most quickly become ill, injured or lunch. Montana was lucky enough to be picked up by a concerned dog walker.

The Water Dragon is doing well, and has roughly doubled in size since it came to us in October 2011. Water dragons are carnivorous reptiles and are sensitive animals. They are not good reptiles for beginners. This one already has some tail and facial damage from improper housing and care, and is in poor physical condition due to improper diet.

Duke is a boxer mix between 12 and 18 months old. He is a big lovable goofball with a super silky coat. Duke needs some training and plenty of exercise. He can be nervous in new situations and will need a patient owner. When Duke is in the kennel he looks a little scary but all you have to do is talk to him and he becomes a big wiggly boy!

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Skittles is a beautiful Calicao. She is very friendly and loves to play. Please call Debbie at 401.468.4377 or send an email to Maggie!

Spot is a beautiful Calico with white markings. She is very playful. Please call Debbie at 401.468.4377 or send an email to Maggie!

Josephine is a pretty Torti. She is playful and curious. Please call Debbie at 401.468.4377 or send an email to Maggie!

Harley is a very happy lady. She was left at the shelter when her owner moved back home and could not bring her. Harley is a spectacular girl, very social and sweet. She loves to walk and her tail is always wagging. She is crate trained and housebroken. Harley looks older than she is as she has gone prematurely grey in the face.

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Murphy is an adult orange and white cat who was left behind when his owners moved away. His neighbor helped him find his way to us. He is very friendly and likes to talk a lot. He does not mind being around other cats at all, he actually loves to play with them.

Baby Doll is a short-haired gray tabby here at the shelter. She is approximately 5 years old. She loves to be pet and given attention! She has very soft fur. She is a very quiet, but sweet cat. Please call or visit the shelter for more info on adopting her!

Nacho is a 3-year old, male, wire-haired Chihuahua, his brother is Salsa. He is very sweet and loves to sit in laps. He also does very well with other dogs, but absolutely no cats! We really hope they can be adopted together.

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1st Place: “Where’s Rambo?”, photo of Jake & Rambo by Donna Carter 2nd Place: “Short stop, not stopshort”, photo of Astro (Lab) & Gremlin (chi) by Mark Cheasino. 3rd Place: “Brady & Randy”, photo by Shannon Crounse.

Our Runner Up Winners! (In no particular order.)

1.First Meeting by Mary/Kelly 2. Sibling Love, by Cynthia Kramer 3. Winter Hike by Jay Dent 4. Merci & Brutus by Desieree/Melinda 5.Maggie & Gage, by Carol Terranova 6. Lola & Daisy by Michele Poy 7.Sydney & Gracie by Erica Perkoski 8. Unlikely Pair, by Sue McNally 9. I Love my sister by Gary Cournoyer 10. Jaxx & Koda by Dawn Langan 11. One more nap by Alice Lambert

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