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We’ll Miss You

Saying Goodbye to Marvelous Marvin Kids And

Dog Bite Prevention

Calling All Writers To Enter Our

Pet Story Writing Contest

TOP DOG 2010

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Introducing Our 18 Year Old Cover Dog Winner

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{Letter From The Editor}

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Editor:

not going to lie...I cannot wait!

Stephanie Georgia

After my intern Lana and I spent

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myself dreaming of warmer days.

Graphic Design

You’ll understand once you see

Paul O'Hearn Stephanie Georgia

some of the winners yourself.

Contributors:

days tallying the TOP DOG

Discovering that Block Island won for “Best Dog Friendly Getaway” (and trust me, it really is), and being reminded of the amazing outdoor pet friendly fitness and doggie yoga classes, outdoor restaurants and great upcoming events, you’ll be living in that land of longing too. But, luckily...warmer days really are on there way and even the most devout snow bunny will be feeling that extra kick in their step very soon. Speaking of an extra kick in their step, we are delighted to announce our Cover Contest Winner is “Chesterfield Boots” a Harlequin Dane and Wire-haired Griffon mix. The handsome Chesterfield was by far one of the most lively 18 year old dogs I’ve ever met. In fact, I’ve never met an 18 year old dog and now that I have, I’m amazed at his exuberance. After meeting his dog mom Lalania, I’m convinced that her remarkable care of him over the years has more than contributed to his long life and health. On a more somber note, another dog who has touch hundreds if not thousands of lives has passed away after a battle with Cancer. Marvelous Marvin, who is best known as the mascot of the RISPCA and creator of Marvin’s Fund, lead an amazingly full life. His owner Dr. Finocchio has written a beautiful tribute to Marvin (see page 27) which is both touching and inspiring. Marvin was more than your average dog, he was truly “marvelous”.

Lana Linscott Joelle Spinelli Mike Fink Katenna Jones Dr. Finocchio Kristin Bradly Chesterfield

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Locally and Around The Globe…

Guinness Names New ‘World’s Tallest Dog’

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Congratulations To This Years

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Cover Dog Winner! We are thrilled to announce that the winner of our cover dog contest goes to Chesterfield Boots!

We are not exaggerating when we say this was a VERY difficult decision. We fell in love with each and every entry, but as we slowly agonized over who should take the cover, Chesterfield seemed to stay on all of our minds. It is not only impressive that he is 18 years old and still thriving but he seems to have truly lived the life of a vibrant and deserving pup who we feel exhibits all the qualities we love: happiness, spirit, charm and personality. And boy...did he have personality! As part of winning the coveted cover spot on this issue, shot by Fetching Photography: www. fetchingphoto.com, Chesterfield and his mom Lalania also win a $300 gift certificate donated by the beautiful PAW HOUSE INN, which has 2 amazing locations in Vermont. You can find out more

about them at www.pawhouseinn.com. Chesterfield also got to take home a special St. Patrick’s Day tie set donated by the folks at www.doggiedesign.com. He was sporting the striped version from their spring collection for the shoot...and I must say, he looks adorable! Now we don’t want the rest of you to feel left out, so in the next few weeks we will be posting all of your entries online for the world to see, because we truly believe every entry was worthy of winning! Thank you to all the wonderful pet moms and dads for sharing your special bond with us! We also wanted to mention that Chesterfield and his mom Lalania would like their donation (a portion of the entrance fee) to be donated to Sanctuary Animal Refuge: www. sanctuaryanimalrefuge.org. Palena Dorsey, the founder and owner of this Sanctuary, takes in the “lost cause” animals no one else will or can handle. She rehabilitates them and usually finds wonderful homes for them; but when they cannot go to a home, they live a happy and socialized life on the Sanctuary with other animals, who they are compatible with, in groups so they are never lonely.

“Reduce your carbon Pawprint!” This is Plaid: “One of the responsibilities of having a dog is picking up it’s poop and one of the secret pleasures of being a dog is watching you do it! Stripe and I think it’s pretty darn funny!” “Speak for yourself Plaid”, Stripe here: “Now you can pick up our poop and help the environment at the same time with our 100% Biodegradable Poop Bags made from wheat, tapioca, potatoes and corn. They’re almost good enought to eat.” This is Plaid again; “In fact you ate a box of them off the shelf this morning!”

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We Asked And You Told Us!

ANNOUNCING THE 2009

TOP DOG

WINNERS! Best (official) Dog Park

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

Best (unofficial) Dog Park

Best Doggie Daycare

1st: Goddard Memorial State Park 2nd: Chase Farm, Lincoln, RI 3rd: Lincoln Woods State Park 4th: Woods behind the Lincoln School 5th: Brown University Stadium Parking Lot (grassy area)

Best Place to take you Dog for a Swim

1st: Goddard Memorial State Park 2nd: Narragansett Beach (off season) 3rd: Colt State Park

1st: MetroPet Dog Center: See Page 7 2nd: Off the Leash Doggie Daycare: See Page 2 3rd: Alexandra Morgan’s Animal School: See Page 6

Best Overnight Boarding Kennel Off The Leash (Ralph Gasbarro)

1st: Nick-A-Nees: See Page 31 2nd: O’Briens Pub 3rd: The Canfield House (porch)

Best Groomer

1st: ZPUP Dog Spa & Boutique: See Page 23 2nd Place Tie: RI Animal Medical Center/Four Paws Pet Resort: See Page 8 2nd Place Tie: Four Paws Grooming 3rd: Stars They Are

Best Pet Friendly Outdoor Restaurant 1st: Julian’s: See Page 25 2nd: India Restaurant 3rd: Garden Grille Cafe

1st: Coffee Exchange 2nd: Starbucks in Wayland Square 3rd: Seven Stars Bakery

Best Self – Dog Wash Seven Stars Bakery (Andy & Eli)

1st: ZPUP Dog Spa & Boutique: See Page 23 2nd: Duncan’s Doggie Wash 3rd: Puppy La Pew

Best Dog Bakery (manufacturer)

1st: Jack’s Snacks: See Page 11 2nd: Tail Waggers: See Page 7 3rd: Gracie’s Gourmet Goodies: See Page 20

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

Best Dog Bakery (storefront) 1st: Dogs in Harmony: See Page 13 2nd: Jack’s Snacks: See Page 11 3rd: A Leg Up Bowtique & Bakery

Best Dog Walking/Pet Sitting Service

1st: Scratch and Sniff: See Page 7 2nd: Furry Fellas Pet Service LLC: See Page 21 3rd: I’ll Do It: See Page 22

Best Dog Friendly Getaway 1st: Block Island, RI 2nd: Cape Cod, MA 3rd: Provincetown, MA

Best Pet Friendly Bar

Best Pet Friendly Coffee Shop

1st: Off the Leash Doggie Daycare: See Page 2 2nd: Delmyra Kennels: See Page 16 3rd: RI Animal Medical Center/Four Paws Pet Resort: See Page 8

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NEWE STOR Best Dog Trainer

1st: Great Dog K9 Training: See Page 4 2nd: Alexandra Morgan’s Animal School: See Page 6 3rd Place Tie: Off The Leash Doggie Daycare (Ralph Gasbarro): See Page 2 3rd Place Tie: Dynamic Dog Training Services: See Page 22

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Best Pet Boutique

1st: Park Ave Puppy’s 2nd: Shaggy Chic Pet Boutique: See Page 11 3rd: Plaid & Stripe Pet Store: See Page 9

Treats your best friend can’t resist. A 2008 & 2009 TOP DOG Winner “#1 Best Dog Bakery (manufacturer)” & “Best Dog Bakery ”

Best Place for Agility Training

1860 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 401.467.2601

1st: Canine Mastery: See Page 21 2nd: K9 Connection: See Page 11 3rd: Delmyra Kennels: See Page 16

Shaggy Chic Pet Boutique

Best Board & Train Facility

K9 Connection The Complete K9 Training Facility

1st: Solid K9 Training: See Page 15 2nd: Alexandra Morgan’s Animal School: See Page 6 3rd: K9 Instincts Inc.

Best Dog & Human Group Fitness Class

1st: Method Fitness – Dog/ Human Boot Camp: See Page 9 2nd: All That Matters – Doggie Yoga

Method Fitness

Best Invisible Fence Company

1st: Moriarty’s Invisible Fence: See Back Page 2nd: K-9 Contain & Train 3rd: East Bay Pet Fence

Best Vet/Vet Practice

1st: Providence River Animal Hospital: See Page 15 2nd: VCA Povar Animal Hospital 3rd: RI Animal Medical Center/Four Paws Pet Resort: See Page 8

ZPUP’S Dog Wash Area

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Best 24 Hour Emergency Vet Hospital

1st: Ocean State Veterinary Specialists: See Page 3 2nd: Mass-RI Veterinary E.R. Inc 3rd: Emergency Veterinary Services of RI Inc

Best Holistic Vet/Veterinary Practice

1st: Wolf Rock Animal Health Center: See Page 21 2nd: Sharon R. Doolittle DMV, Inc. 3rd: Crowing Hen Veterinary Homeopathy, LLC: See Page 12

Best Pet Crematorium/Aftercare Facility

1st: Final Gift Pet Cremation Services: See Page 18 2nd: Angel View Pet Cemetery: See Page 35 3rd: Pet Memorial Park

Best Pet Acupuncturist

Classical Homeopathy For Large And Small Animals

Crowing Hen

VETERINARY HOMEOPATHY

401.568.4154 Laurie Lofton, DVM, CVH 113 Joe Sweet Rd. Chepachet, RI

DOESN’T YOUR PET DESERVE

PURRRFECT PET SITTING?

1st: Wolf Rock Animal Health Center: See Page 21 2nd: Sharon R. Doolittle DMV, Inc. 3rd: Healing Paws

Best Veterinary Rehabilitation Center 1st: Healing Paws 2nd: Tufts 3rd: RI K-9 Rehab

Best Animal Massage Therapist

1st: P  eace Dog Canine Care Services: See Page 12 2nd: Zendog Canine Massage at K9 Connection: See Page 11 3rd: Healing Paws

Best Pooper Scooper Service 1st: DoodyCalls: See Page 29 2nd: Kanine Kleenup 3rd: Doggie Doos of Rhode Island

Best Local Pet Photographer 1st: T raer Scott Photography: See Page 29 2nd: Maria Giannini Photography 3rd: Zendog Pet Portraits at K9 Connection: See Page 11

DoodyCalls

Best Pet Illustrator/Painter 1st: M  arvelous Marvin (RIP): See Page 27 2nd: Laurie Lynn Lawton: See Page 30 3rd: William Schaff

Best Reptile Supply Store 1st: Regal Reptiles 2nd: Rumford Pet Center 3rd: PetSmart

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13 Best Bird Supply Store

EDAT

1st: Jungle Junction: See Page 14 2nd: Rumford Pet Center 3rd: Petco

Best Aquarium Store

1st: Aqua-Life Aquarium: See Page 14 2nd: Rumford Pet Center 3rd: Petco

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

Aqua-Life Aquarium

Best Pet Friendly Hotel/Inn (any location)

1st: The Lazy Dog Inn 2nd: The Paw House Inn 3rd: Providence Marriott Downtown

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Best Pet Psychic

1st: Ann Martelle – Positive New Beginnings Holistic Center 2nd: Chuck Cockrane – The Silver Willow 3rd: Noreen – Psychic Kitty

Best Dog Food

Dogs in Harmony The Bakery That Has Gone To The Dogs!

1st: Wellness 2nd: Solid Gold 3rd: Blue Buffalo

1417 Atwood Avenue, Johnston, RI www.dogsinharmonyri.com 934-3647 Sun 10-2, Mon/Tue/Wed 10-5, Thur/Fri 10-6, Sat 10-4

Best Cat Food

1st: Wellness 2nd: Iams 3rd: Alexandra Morgan’s Natural Homemade Diet: See Page 6

Voted #1 Dog Bakery

Animal Print Magazine’s 2008 2009 Top Dog

Best Dog Toy

Organic Dog Treats & Fresh Baked Pastries

1st: Kong 2nd: Tennis ball 3rd: Nylabone

(baked in our store - stop in for a “bite”)

Best Volunteer Group/Shelter/ Rescue

Eco-friendly & Locally Made Products

1st: RISPCA 2nd: Providence Animal Rescue League (PARL) 3rd: Potter League for Animals

Quality Dog/Cat Food

Continued on page 16.

Addiction Canidae California Naturals Dr. Harvey’s EVO Evangers (cat food) Fromm Merrick Orijen Solid Gold Taste of the Wild Wysong


{14Wandering Tails} by Mike Fink a dog in hawaii

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ark Twain claimed that in his travels around the world, he had never seen a prospect, a valley view, to rival the majesty and beauty of this spot in Honolulu, and there I was. A red dog--her teats told me she either had, or was about to have, a litter of pups. A squad car tried to catch her: stray mongrels are not welcome in Oahu! Poor thing: she couldn’t quite decide whether to choose the comfort of human company or the safety of her own lair atop this cliff in the chill air. And she knew how to move a few steps out of reach, until her pursuers gave up and took off. Then, another marvelous sight came dramatically into focus (although I had no camera to capture the moment). It was a happy hen! She was surrounded by her brood of chicks, not newborn fledglings but lively and cheeping creatures, “the Lord’s tiny poultry.” Oops, one of the hatchlings seems to have gotten away, causing a flurry of maternal concern. She seems to have sent the siblings on a hunt for the lost soul. They scattered, regrouped, were counted in a bird-census, and the flock-family vanished into the valley, cheerfully, busily, triumphantly, gloriously. I had been reading Jonathan Foer Safran’s diatribe against farm factories, in which the hen is in prison and her young are debeaked, declawed, and confined to a windowless and crowded

penitentiary. Compare their lot in “life” with the magnificent landscape of the 50th state. You may know that Hawaii was a monarchy, and the rulers of the islands were large folk, good-looking and friendly but also fierce in battle. When the last reigning royal, Lily, was forced to abdicate to accomodate mainland American business interests and political lobbyists, she was sentenced to solitary confinement in her own palace! (President Grover Cleveland made an honest effort to liberate her and restore her throne, but the senate would not permit the gesture). And so, my point is, that volcanic, biblical Eden where pets are free as the breeze to flourish and choose their fates merits not Continued on page 16

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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

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

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Thank you to all of our wonderful clients for voting us the #1 TOP DOG veterinary practice in Rhode Island!

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

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only delight in the climate but also respect for its own separate traditions rooted in nature as well as nurture. Next year I am planning a course on birds, pet birds in cages and books as well as migrating, traveling birds, omens for our future, reminders of our past, and wondrous subjects for our arts as well as sciences. My winter’s journey to Hawaii was my research voyage, and I file this report on the birds, the dogs, the monk seals, and the plain pigeons and doves. I saw a golden plover on the grave of Ernie

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Neutering reduces aggression, especially in males. Un-neutered dogs are more than 2.6 times more likely to bite than neutered dogs. Female dogs in heat and nursing moms are much more dangerous than spayed females, and their behavior can be unpredictable. Talk to your veterinarian to schedule an appointment, or contact your local humane organization or animal shelter for information on low-cost spay/neuter assistance.

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RSVP to Amy at AmyC@PotterLeague.org or 401.846.8276 ext. 118 Potter Pet University is free of charge, donations cheerfully accepted. Saturday, March 20th Spring/Easter Bazzar The Pet Refuge is holding a Spring/ Easter Bazaar at the Cold Spring Community Center, Beach Street, Wickford. Donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off on Friday, March 19th from 1-8 PM at the Cold Spring Community Center or at the Pet Refuge Monday thru Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM. For more information, please call the Pet Refuge at 294-1115. Sunday, March 21st Bulldog Club of NE Sanctioned Match Show Judge: Mr. Peter J. Festa Judging begins at 12:30 pm Entries taken from 9:15 am to 12:30 pm. Join us for the EASTER COSTUME PARADE. Price of admission includes lunch and entry. Admission: Adults: $7 Kids 5-12: $4 under 5 free. For more info about showing your dog contact Ed Kozatek with any questions at 401-723-9306 LOCATION: Canine Mastery 102-A Pond Street, Seekonk, MA Saturday March 27th 7th Annual Furr-Ball! On March 27 the Moose Lodge will be cooking up their great meatballs for the 7th year! Come down, and enjoy a fantastic spaghetti and meatball dinner, listen to wonderful music and try your luck at the raffle tables! All proceeds will benefit the Attleboro Friends of Pets. For more info or to purchase tickets visit www.faaspets.org or call 508.761.5617

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Marvin was twice homeless, lonely and unwanted; once because his first owners no longer had time for him and his second family, I use the word family loosely here, no longer wanted him because of his limp. He lived in cage 15 at the RISCA, a cinder block kennel for months waiting for his second chance for doing nothing wrong until our eyes met one morning. I knew at that moment by the look, he was going to become my dog forever. Had I not adopted Marvin he may never have had a second chance having been rejected twice in his life and burdened with a disability? Little did I know what would lie ahead for the both of us? My only thoughts at the time were that he would be a good family dog and companion for both my wife and me. My wife had been attacked by a large dog as a child and naturally had a hidden fear of dogs. At first my wife was hesitant for good reason not to have a 94 pound big black strange dog live with us. With my son Tim’s persistence, we decided to give it a shot and on Thanksgiving Day, 2002 Marvin came home for dinner as our 15th invited guest and has never left. In most scenarios, taking a strange dog home to a household of strange people on a festive holiday is not the most sensible thing to do. In Marvin’s case it was the only thing to do. I learned that Thanksgiving Day, he was a very special dog. What he accomplished in the seven years we shared together is astonishing. Marvin had a private meeting with the Gov. of our state, met two sitting mayors, Cicilline and Laffey and was an invited guest to Presidential Candidate Hilary Clinton’s fundraiser here in Rhode Island. At the event Marvin ‘paw’sented one of his paintings to Mrs. Clinton. He was the Nations Top Therapy Dog in 2009, acknowledged by the state legislature for his benevolent service to those less fortunate and has received dozens of awards for his community service. He was featured in Women’s World Magazine, The National Inquirer, featured in two books, “To The Rescue”, written by Elise Lufkin and “Angel Dogs With a Mission”, written by Allen & Linda Anderson and appeared on the cover of The Animal Print Magazine. Marvin appeared on many TV and radio programs and was a special guest at Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Camp in Connecticut. Marvin had many personal requests to visit sick people at their homes or in

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the hospital and fulfilled every request. He had several children with special needs visit him weekly at the RISPCA who took him for walks, rubbed his belly or who were entertained by the 15 tricks he would perform for them. You would often find him hiding under the huge circular table in the auditorium as the children prepared treats for the pets at the shelter hoping for a few to reach him which they often did with a little help from his friends. These made for good stories but what he did behind the camera and newsprint was the things that he enjoyed the most and who he truly was. In seven years he visited over 110 different schools, hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers, libraries, summer camps and after school programs hoping to put a smile on a forgotten face in a nursing home, hope in the eyes of an inner city child or inspire a sick child at Hasbro Children’s Hospital to never give up the fight. His Stranger Is Danger Program taught children to be aware of strangers. He helped over 1,500 elderly and disabled pet owners keep their pets through the Marvin Fund, www. marvinfund.org that was created in 2003. Had it not been for Marvin, many of these unfortunate people would not have been able to keep their pets. His fund helped save hundreds of shelter pets just like him get a second chance that otherwise would never have had a chance. Marvin raised over $165,000.00 from the proceeds of his book “Marvelous Marvin” and the paintings he created, MarvArt, with his marvelous tail that never ceased to stop wagging even at the very end. One of Marvin dear friends, Maxwell Mays, Rhode Island’s consummate artist personally invited Marvin to be part of an art exhibit entitled Fins, Feathers and Fur, a first for a dog. The prestigious Rhode Island Water Color Society made Marvin an honorary member, the first dog ever to receive that distinction. Marvin’s works were displayed every fall at

the Scituate Art Festival where he ‘paw’sonally greeted many of his friends with his tail brush. During our six years as Delta Society Pet Partners, Marvin brought me to the other side of the tracks and introduced me to the world of loneliness, sickness, disability, hopelessness and deprivation. He taught me that doing the little things meant the most to those who had the least. To the world he was just someone, a shelter dog, but to the many unfortunate people he helped in some special way when no one else would he was the world to them. He taught me that people complicate their lives and fail to cherish how fortunate they are at day’s end. I never once forgot about how fortunate I was once Marvin entered my life. I also realized that my once hoped to be family dog had a much larger family and that I would have to share him and that he was no longer belonged just to us. They say time heals all things but I doubt it will heal it completely. There are so many people to thank who were a part of his life. The doctors who took care of him, the thousands of children he became friends with, his close family at the RISPCA, especially Lisa, Jeff, Kayla, Megan, Mona, Bill, Emma, the RISPCA staff, the thousands of donors who made the Marvin Fund possible and the throngs of visitors who came to the shelter to meet him. Often times when I was out in public with him, they knew Marvin but hardly anyone knew me. Marvin was diagnosed with cancer in March of 2009 and was successfully operated on. Unfortunately the growth was malignant and over the course of 10 months invaded his liver and lungs. We were told in November after an ultrasound examination that we would only have him for 3-6 months. As the month of December passed it was evident he was slowing down. On his last day of work at the shelter, I noticed he had minor difficulty getting into my car when we left to go home. He came to work with me for seven years and made the ride to and from work enjoyable. It was quality time spend even though he fell asleep with his head on my lap when he sat in the front seat with me. On the night I brought Marvin to the middle of Rainbow Bridge and before I helped him over to the other side, I caught his last breath in my hand and it took mine away and as I felt the last beat of his heart it broke mine. I have memories for a life

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Providence Animal Rescue League - RI • 401.421.1399 • customer@parl.org

Brooklyn is a 10 month old Pitbull with beautiful blue eyes. Like most young pit bulls, Brooklyn has a lot of energy and will need help learning not to jump up and use his mouth when playing. Because of his exuberance, Brooklyn should not go home with kids under 12 as he could accidentally knock them over.

Keyno is a 1 year old Shar-pei/Pitbull mix Charlie is a 5 year old orange tabby cat who who was brought to us because his owners was brought in because his new owners could no longer afford to keep him. He is a discovered they were allergic to him. As you sweet boy, who has lived with older children, can see, Charlie has a talent for squeezing cats and a smaller dog. He is very playful, himself into very small spaces, but he’s actuand would probably do best in a dog expe- ally a pretty big boy! He is a sweetheart who rienced home. loves to be petted. He’ll gladly come over and sit on your lap and purr.

Kismet is a 3 year old kitty with a lot of spunk who loves to play. He’s an independent guy who would do best in an adults-only home with no other pets. If you would like Kismet to adopt you, come down to the shelter and meet him. He can’t wait to meet you!

Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue - Foster, RI • 401.623.1340 • www.sweetbinks.org

Sandi was in a shelter for a long time before coming to Sweet Binks and she is quite chunky! She is slimming down and getting exercise and looking good! Sandi is estimated to be about 2 or 3 years old, spayed and she may make a good bonding candidate. She is sweet and playful and loves her freedom!

Fin was found when he hopped up to folks (Sweet Binks adopters) that were fishing! He knew who to go to! Fin is a young, neutered bun and he is good with his litter box. He would best be placed with an adult family or home with older kids. We estimate he is probably 8 months old or so (probably an Easter bunny). He is active and friendly.

Chuckles is a sweet, little bun. He was picked up as a stray and we think he spent a lot of time in a cage. It took him weeks before he would venture out and explore. Now he loves his playtime! We estimate Chuckles is about 3 or 4 years old and he is neutered. He would be a good bonding candidate or a good bun for a laid back home.

Rudy is a love! He is about 3 years old, sweet, good with his litter box and he would be a very good bonding candidate. Rudy would also be good as a first bun in an adult home or home with an older child. Rudy is neutered and very healthy (great hay eater)!

Charlestown Animal Shelter - Charlestown, RI • 401.364.1211 • www.charlestownri.org

Ziggy is a handsome 4 year old Beagle. He is very sweet, loves to play ball, and go for walks. Ziggy has never chewed his bed, blankets, or toys. He is one of the cleanest dogs here at the Shelter and never goes to the bathroom in his kennel.

Johnny Depp is a wonderful, big, gray and white DLH cat with amber eyes. He is about three to four years old. Johnny is lovable and charming! He enjoys being petted, and loves playing with people. He was found as a stray and has since been neutered.

Minka is a small tiger DSH with lovely green eyes and a quiet personality. She was an “owner turn-in” with the male cat Quasi. Minka is a about 8 months old and loves to cuddle in her bed for naps then play with her fur mouse when she gets up. Her white feet and bushy tail make her a special girl.

Chelsea, a domestic longhair tiger-patterned cat with a lovely face, is a new Mom. She gave birth to four babies a little over two weeks ago so she will not be available for adoption for at least six weeks until the kittens are weaned and she is spayed. Chelsea, is about 2 years old and is a good little Mom.

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Help Save Lives... Adopt A Pet Today! Paws Watch - Newport, RI • 401.848.9TNR • cats@pawswatch.org

Kea is approx. 1 and a half to 2 yrs old. While not overly fond of other cats, she loves people and is extremely affectionate with them. She will snuggle up with who ever pays attention to her, she gets up on your lap, likes to be held close, will sleep on your pillow at night. Would love all the attention to herself and would thrive in that situation.

Prissy is an adorable DMH female, born September, 2009. She is small for her age, really cute, cuddly and purrs all the time. She has tested negative for felv/fiv is spayed and has all her vaccines. She has been with other cats, not dogs. Prissy can be seen in the Warwick area.

Bud is an adorable DMH male, born September, 2009. He is really cute, cuddly and purrs all the time. He has tested negative for felv/fiv is neutered and has all his vaccines. Bud can be seen in the Warwick area. Bud is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

Willie is a big boy, a handsome DSH brown tiger. He was born in May, 2009. Negative for felv/fiv, he is neutered with all his shots. Very lovable, wonderful cat, fine with other cats, more dominant type. Has not been with dogs. Willie can be seen in the Warwick area. Willie is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

Defenders of Animals - Providence, RI • 401.461.1922 • www.defendersofanimals.org

Kaylee is a Hound mix, with possibly Pointer in there, too. She is a young sweet girl whose only goal is to please. Her name means “pure,” and that’s exactly how she is. She does get scared easy and will try to hide at first. Children over 10 would be okay. She’s a little shy at first, and she’s a sweet, gentle girl. She loves to play! She’s a great girl!

Sassafras loves a soft and warm place to sleep. She loves to go for rides and is good on a leash. “Sassafras” is up to date on her shots, spayed, and micro chipped. We are looking for a home where she can be the only companion animal.

Jack is very sweet, just a little shy right now because he’s been through a lot for a little guy. “Jack” needs a lot of love and a little patience to show him that you will not hurt him, and he will blossom into a wonderful trusting boy. Please call Defenders of Animals, Inc., at 401-461-1922.

Fria was found freezing and starving to death. She was in the hospital for weeks. She needs a loving home in Rhode Island. She is an indoor cat. Please call Defenders of Animals, Inc., at 401-461-1922. ‘Fria’ is up-todate with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

Friends of Attleboro Shelter - Attleboro, MA • 508.761.5617 • www.faaspets.org

Hey, did you see Buddy on Cesar Milan’s 12 Dogs of Christmas? Yep, Our Buddy was the 11th Dog of Christmas… Buddy is a 2 1/2 year old Lab Chow mix. He loves having his butt rubbed. He was surrendered because he is a true explorer and will take any chance he gets to explore new places and things.

Fred is a great small boy. He would love a home where there is always someone around as he loves being with his people. Fred likes going for walks, but would rather spend time inside. He is in a foster home with teenagers and cats. If you would like Fred to adopt you, come down to the shelter!

Justice is a mighty fine gal! She was once loved by a family (kids & adults) and they gave her a great start at life and loved her so much, but they lost their home. She’s about 4 years young and still has many years of kissing to do – oh how she just loves to kiss! She thinks it’s kind of cute.

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Nugget is about 1 year of age and loves to lean on you for a back rub! He seems to be just a happy all around guy. Nugget looks like a big Beagle/Shepherd. He is crate trained, and very quiet in his crate, which is a huge plus! He loves to follow his foster homes son around the house to play.

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“Two-Tone”

Two-Tone was 13 years , 8 months and 8 days old when she passed away. We went through good times and bad times, through family births and deaths. She was always by my side no matter what was going on. Her full name was Two-Tone Oliver Hamilton Bud, but she was “Two-Tone” to me and to everyone who knew her.

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time but even the memories hurt when recalling them. I will miss throwing his tennis ball, I will miss our walks in the woods following deer tracks, I will miss sitting down by the river on a summer day, I will miss him chasing geese, I will miss caressing his soft velvety ears and sitting with him near the fire on a cold winter night, I will miss taking him to Beaver Tail and Colt State Park but most of all I will miss him not being there. There is so much more about Marvin that words cannot explain but can only be felt. I was so very fortunate to have such a dog in my life. Marvin was cremated on the morning of Jan, 16th at Final Gift Memorial Center. There is a saying, “the only thing that loves you more than themselves is a dog,” I know my dog did………. Always, Dr. Finocchio, Marie & Tim

She was brought by Dwight “Bud” Orton to a movie theatre that I was working at on Memorial Day weekend 1996! When she was a puppy she would come to work with me every day and to the movie theatre on the weekends. As she got older, she would stay home and greet me at the door, tail wagging, and happy to see me. Right before her 13 birthday, I noticed her slowing down, unable to jump up onto the bed. She would be on the bed when I got home, still wagging her tail, greeting me when I got home. In the fall of 2009 we started going to “Healing Paws” in Providence for therapy. Unfortunately, old age catches up to all of us, and the decision had to be made. I didn’t want her to be in pain, and even though I could see it in her eyes, I didn’t want to let her go. It was the day before Thanksgiving 2009 when I brought her to Lincoln Animal Hospital, and along with their help, they made me realize it was best for Two-Tone to let her go. Things haven’t been the same since. There are days when I get home when I hope that one last time I could come through the day and see the wagging tail, or one more day where I could come home and see that one of my black socks was missing because Two-Tone had eaten it. There will be other Dalmatians in my life in the future, but I don’t think that any of them can take Two-Tone’s place in my heart.

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What do you do for a living? Shana: I take care of peoples’ pets. Jake: I lick peoples’ faces!

What is your favorite treat? Shana: Vegan chocolate goodies and napping with my cats Jake: Carrots and playing with the cats’ toys.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Shana: I wish I could read people better. Jake: I wish I could read dogs better.

What is your greatest fear? Shana: Spiders Jake: Anything that is out of place or that moves and makes noise

Do you have a motto? Shana: Be positive! Jake: Fear everything!

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Shana: Reading on the beach. Jake: Lying outside in the sun with a tennis ball in my mouth.

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