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Editor: Stephanie Georgia

the low 60’s. Hmmm, I’m hoping June turns

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around soon, so that everyone gets a chance

Harvey Simon the Sinister Caprica 6 Sophie (our foster asst. editor)

to do some much anticipated vacationing (with your pets hopefully). I am so excited about our travel feature covering local vacation hotspot, Newport. I love day trips and overnight stays in Newport because it’s easy to get to and is a wonderful place to people watch with my dogs. There are some great places to stay, and some unique activities just for you and your dog. Check out page 10 and start planning your next visit to Newport! I also know that many of you are hitting the dog parks much more, now that they are no longer full sheets of ice! For those of you in the Pawtucket area, the new Pawtucket Dog park at Slater Park has arrived just in time. To help with your dog park visits, our resident expert Katenna Jones has put together an informative list of dog park “superlatives” on page 26...see what kind of dog park dog you have! I also wanted to remind you that The Animal Print is still searching for our “dog mom of the year”. We have been selecting deserving dog moms for the last few years, in order to pamper and shower them with gifts. So don’t delay - nominate your favorite dog mom asap. You can find out all of the details on page 16.

Whether you get a chance to vacation with your furry family in Newport, hit the dog parks, or just hang out in your own backyard, I hope you have a truly amazing summer! Have a safe and sunny travel season. Sincerely, Stephanie Georgia Editor

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wanted everyone to know Akitas can be well behaved

Hunter was born January 19th 2008. He hails from Kuroi

teddy bears (although large, strong Teddy Bears), playful

Kao Akitas (I believe it means “black face” in Japanese)

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located in Indianapolis, IN. His parents are both champions

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Hunter playing in the yard with Zoe, every time I see them

well known winning Akita, OB’J “The Widow Maker”.

laying contently at the foot of our bed, every time we go to

I really don’t know where to start in describing why Hunter is

Grandma and Grandpas’ house and they get treats it makes

special. It probably starts with the fact that anyone who has

you realize that every dog deserves to have a good life, and

met him has thought he was a beautiful cuddly great dog.

be happy with someone that truly cares for them and about

He attracts people to him, even those that say “I was afraid

them. The donations Gina and I make to PARL is a small

to go up to him since he’s so big.” Something about

way we can help another animals life be as happy as I

Hunters demeanor makes you feel comfortable that he won’t

know Hunters is.

be aggressive (it has to be that beautiful face of his!!). The fact that he loves kids and kids love him. He’s my baby boy

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and we just love him.

He LOVED his photo shoot. He loved being off leash, he loved meeting new friends, he loved seeing the ocean

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together with smelling all those wonderful smells (dead bird,

Hunter wanted to be on the cover, because Akitas are not

dead crab etc…)…maybe wonderful dog smells! He is also

the most popular of dogs. They are known to be dog

kind of a ham and sometimes I think he actually knows

aggressive and very protective to the point of being

he’s handsome.

considered a bully but we have learned that that behavior

I think he wouldn’t mind some modeling assignments as

is not a certainty if you socialize them well and understand

long as it doesn’t interfere with his digging, chasing birds,

that the breed requires constant training. So Hunter just

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Newport is famous for its Gilded Age mansions, America’s Cup race, Cliff Walk and other spectacular seaside lookouts, colonial buildings, jazz and folk festivals, and more. What you may not know about Newport is that visiting is also great fun with your dog! There are a slew of dog friendly hotels, restaurants and activities to do with your pet and we’ve been digging around for our favorites to help you and fido have a dream vacation!

Hugo relaxes on the porch of the Sanford-Covell Villa Marina



hether your tastes are upscale, ultra modern, classic or you enjoy being in the middle of it all, Newport offers a little something for all tastes! When traveling for the weekend or longer with your pet, the first thing you’ll need to do is secure pet friendly lodging. We’ve found some amazing accomodations that offer such amenities as sweeping views, heated saltwater pools, and locations in the midst of the action. Thank you to Andrea McHugh of The Newport & Bristol County Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sarah Heaton for their help in our search for the perfect pet friendly places and activities! Where To Stay With Your Dog The Sanford-Covell Villa Marina Nestled on the harbor, with spectacular views of Newport Bridge and Goat Island, The Sanford-Covell Villa Marina is a dream for the traveler with dogs and in our opinion has something for everyone. The sunsets seen from the terrace are spectacular and the porch has become a virtual Newport icon. Not only do they allow well behaved pets in any of their three pet friendly rooms, but they also have a live in standard poodle, Sasha, to greet guests. Sasha and our pups dashed around the yard while we relaxed on the porch. The Sanford-Covell houses an eclectic mix of period furnishings, staff who is incredibly knowledgeable of the history of the home, modern conveniences, and is just blocks from downtown. This is the place to be! Oh, and did we mention... it has a heated salt water pool and hot tub! No size limit on dogs, but dogs should be people and pet friendly. $20 pet fee. 72 Washington St., Newport, RI - 401.847.0206

Interior of the main hallway at the Sanford-Covell Villa Marina (left). Sasha, the live-in greeter and all around adorable dog! (right)

Bannisters Wharf Accomodations If you’re more of a party animal and love to be in the middle of it all, then the Bannister Wharf hotel is a great choice. Offering modest accommodations with views to die for from your own deck overlooking the marina. You don’t stay here to sit in your room, you stay here to enjoy the sites, sounds and smells that Newport has to offer. All of their rooms and suites are pet friendly, but I suggest you bring a dog whose well acclimated to noise as Bannisters Wharf is quite bustling during the summer. $20 per pet, no size limit on number of dogs but should be well behaved. 1 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, RI

Hugo and Lesley enjoying the sunset on their deck at the Bannisters Wharf hotel.

Hyatt Regency Newport For the ultimate in luxury and for those who want a little pampering for themselves and their pooches, the Hyatt Regency is the perfect place to stay. The Hyatt will happily take pets under 75lbs. with a limit of two dogs per room. Keep in mind that there is a $75 fee per stay, per pet. They have many pet friendly rooms conveniently located on the first floor and well behaved dogs may stay in your room when you want to head out sans-pooch. Dogs are allowed anywhere inside and outside the hotel except food and beverage outlets. 1 Goat Island, Newport, RI Hotel Phone: 401-851-1234, Reservations: 877-411-3436 John Banister Mansion Offering a rich colonial past, this 1751 meticulously restored mansion offers, 18th century artwork, fireplaces in every room, and they also provide a venue for special events. One large dog or two small to medium dogs are allowed per room for no additional fee. Dogs must be well mannered and housebroken. Pelham at Spring Street, Newport, Rhode Island 401-846-0059 Where To Eat & Drink H2O Restaurant We loved sitting on the outer deck at H2O Restaurant with the pups! Situated on the water with a wonderful view of the harbor, this premiere waterfront eatery is a must do when you Continued on page 12


Newport Goes To The Dogs Continued from page 11

Alexa & Cider (left) with Lesley & Hugo (right) enjoy and afternoon cocktail at H20. The dogs seemed to enjoy the view almost as much as the ladies did!

have your pooch in tow. With fantastic service (ask for Laura, she was our waitress and a true dog lover!) and equally as wonderful menu offerings (we had Tuna Tartar, NE clam chowder and salad, which were all fantastic)... they even brought Cider and Hugo a big tub of water. This is one of out favorite places to enjoy with our dogs. Dogs are allowed on the outer deck area, need to be leashed and under control. H20 offers fine and casual dining, a signature martini bar, innovative cuisine, and a variety of entertainment. H20 359 Thames Street, Newport, Rhode Island 401-849-4466 Sardella’s Restaurant & Catering Summertime outdoor dining at Sardella’s Restaurant and Catering brings the taste of Italy to Newport, RI. They not only have great food but they welcome your well behaved dog! In fact, on most days during the summer you will find the co-owner’s Labrador, Shamus, lounging the day away. With a large outdoor dining patio you’re sure to find a great table to feel as if you’ve stepped right onto an Italian piazza with your pup! 30 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 401-849-6312

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Black Dog General Store No visit to Newport is complete without a visit to the Black Dog General Store. They carry a wide variety of designer clothing for the whole family, outerwear and gear, gourmet food items, and even goodies for your pooch. Wellmannered, leashed dogs are welcome in the store and will even be offered some yummy treats. Black Dog donates a percentage of all dog items sold to the nonprofit group “NEEDS”. Black Dog General Store 33 Bannister’s Wharf Newport, RI 401-842-0339 Wag Nation At this upscale pet boutique, pups can find all varieties of fun, tasty, travel, grooming, and cozy items. Well mannered dogs are welcome, and they even offer themed yappy hours throughout the year. You owe it to your dog to stop in! 92 Williams Street, Newport, RI 401-619-3719 Potter & Co We love businesses that not only welcome dogs but have one on staff! Stop and in say hello to mascot, Bella! Potter & Co. is an active-living clothing retailer in Newport and has been dressing Newporters since 1907. 172 Thames Street, Newport, RI

Cider excitedly waits for other dogs to arrive at the Canfield House for some K9 cocktails!

What To Do During our “digging” for fun things to do with your pet in Newport, we were thrilled to discover several dog friendly, restaurants, shops and activites to enjoy, once you step outside your hotel room.

Skid Row A unique boutique catering to horse lovers and beyond. You will find fun and unusual items here. And the best part.... they welcome your dog inside. Located right next to H2O Restaurant. Continued on page 14


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Activities Cliff Walk A wonderful way to enjoy the natural beauty of Newport with your dog is to walk the amazing 3-1/2 mile Cliff Walk trail, located along the eastern shore of Newport. It begins on Memorial Blvd. and goes to the end of Bellevue Ave. with several exits/entrances along the way. Use caution near rugged and rocky areas. Dogs are allowed on the trail, but they must be leashed and under their owner’s control at all times. Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 401-421-5055

Newport Dog Park Newport does not offer a ton of off leash locations to bring your dog (beaches are off limits during the summer season) but your dog will love the chance to run and play off-leash with the locals at this securely fenced dog park. Open from 6am-9pm. 105 Connell Hwy, Newport, RI Aquidneck Ferry & Charter This new ferry and charter service is currently finalizing plans to allow dogs. Relax and enjoy the beautiful sights of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay aboard a 1953 classic wooden ferry boat. Departure: Newport Ferry Dock - 39 America’s Cup Ave with a stop at Fort Adams - this ferry service runs all day. Call ahead to be sure they have finalized their dog friendly plans. (401) 324 - 9604

Beaches Unfortunately, Newport beaches are off limits to dogs during the summer, but if you head just outside of Newport to Portsmouth, there are a few beach options that allow dogs.

Sandy Point Beach Located along the Sakonnet River, this beach allows dogs after closing at 5 pm. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after at all times. Free for residents, there is a fee for non-residents. Sandy Point Avenue, Portsmouth, RI 401-683-2101 Teddy’s Beach Located farther into Portsmouth, this is not a staffed town beach. Dogs are allowed and must be leashed and cleaned up after at all times. Park Avenue, Portsmouth, RI 401-683-7899 We hope you get a chance to experience a bit of what makes Rhode Island so amazing with a visit to Newport with your dog. In our opinion, traveling with pets is what truly makes the perfect vacation. Don’t forget, always plan ahead, stay safe and pick up after your dog! For more info about visiting Newport check out

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At The New Pawtucket Dog Park! The new, highly anticipated Pawtucket dog park recently enjoyed its “leash” cutting ceremony and local residents couldn’t be happier! The Pawtucket Dog Park Committee, lead by chairwoman Sheryl Rennick, won approval from the Pawtucket City Council for the facility, the first of its kind in the city. Also on the committee is Rennicks 10-year-old daughter, Mackenzie, who helped persuade Pawtucket City Council members by letting them know that the first 50 people who donated pet food or other suitable products for the “unleashing” event would receive a ticket for a free ride on the nearby Looff Carousel...who could say no to that! The park is fully fenced, with a bullpen style entry and divides the park into areas for both large dogs (30lbs or more) and small dogs under 30lbs. The dog park will be open daily from dawn to dusk. No attendant will be on duty and users of the dog park will do so at their own risk. The city will provide “Mutt Mitts” for the removal of animal feces.

(starting left) Pawtucket Mayor: Donald R. Grebien, Mackenzie Rennick, Sheryl Rennick, City Council: Al Vitali, Robert Howe: Director of Public Works (second row left) City Councilor: Chris O’Neill, Herb Weiss: Economic & Cultural Affairs Officer, Animal Control Officer: John Holmes

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We all know someone who has given of themselves, their time (and of their wallets) to help a dog in need. Let us now give them a huge resounding Thank You! Attention!! Calling all fantastic dog moms!! Mother’s Day is looming large on the horizon, and The Animal Print and our sponsors don’t want to leave dog moms out in the doghouse! We all know someone with children who are...ur, more furry and low to the ground that deserve some recognition. So here is your chance to let that special doggy mother in your life know just how appreciated she is:

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Write a short and to the point endorsement (500 words or less) about the woman you would like to nominate as The Animal Print’s 3rd Annual Dog Mom of the Year. Make sure you tell us exactly why you believe this doggy mother is so extraordinary and wonderful. The entries will be judged by a panel of professionals in the pet care field.

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Perhaps you know a lady who has rescued an unwanted doggy child from the pound or cold streets? Giving them a life and love that others who came before had denied them, and giving them that second chance stray animals so desperately need and deserve. Or a woman who has taken in a special needs dog, whether they suffered medical problems or behavioral challenges, sacrificing time and money to selflessly help a very special dog in need. Maybe you have a wonderful dog mom in your life who comes home after a hard day at work and doesn’t plop down on the sofa to watch TV and drink beer… but instead takes multiple eager – to – play pooches for a long romp in the park and cooks them homemade meals to boot. The winning Dog Mom will recieve oodles of gifts, pampering and appear in the next issue of the Animal Print along with the winning entry. So C’mon folks! Get out that pen and paper and give the incredible doggy mom YOU know a chance to be treated like the star she is.

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May 14th marked the Providence Animal Rescue League’s 23rd Annual Pet Walk. {20Out And About} Saturday, We thought you might enjoy seeing some of the folks and animals who were out and about!

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Tips for A Dog’s21 Day at the Beach


road trip to the beach can be some of the best times for you and your dog. You can’t beat the fresh salt air, and the surf and sand. My shepard mix just loves the off-leash beach in Barrington, RI that we visit often in the summer and I love watching him frolicking and playing to his little hearts content. To make your day go smoothing we would like to share a few helpful tips to make it fun and safe for you and fido:

Follow the Rules: Check with your local beach to see if dogs are allowed. Some beaches with allow your beach buddy to tag along but he or she must be on a leash at all times during the summer in RI, and many will only allow your dog in the early morning or after 5pm. Floating Toys: Bring some fun toys your dog loves to chase like a ball that will float, or a Frisbee.

Fresh Water and Shade: Make sure to set up an umbrella or canopy for a shady rest spot and bring plenty of fresh water so your dog is not tempted to drink sea water, which can make him dog sick or worse, on the way home!

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Sunburn: Dogs do sunburn, especially those with short hair, white fur, and pink. Limit your dog’s exposure and apply sunscreen to his ears and nose 30 minutes before going outside and re-apply after swimming just like people should. Continued on page 25



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All Summer Every Monday during the summer Canfield House Yappy Hour 5 Memorial Blvd. Newport, RI call for schedule Wag Nation Patio Yappy Hour 92 Williams St., Newport, RI 401.619.3719 Every Monday during the Summer Yappy Hour On Mondays this summer please join Furry Friends Pet Care at Aspire for Yappy Hour. From 6:00 pm to 8:30pm for delicious food for you and your pet product samples and sales, and door prizes. Some weeks we will have themes such as: Pampering Night, Demonstrations, Providence Animal Rescue League Adoptions, and more! These events are weather permitting. Aspire restaurant is located at 311 Westminster St, Providence, RI. There is plenty of comfortable outdoor seating for you and your well-behaved leashed dogs. For more information and a complete schedule of events contact Furry Friends at 401-996-8076 or Every Wednesday during the Summer Yappy Hour On Wednesday’s this summer please join Furry Friends Pet Care at Marley’s On The Beach for Yappy Hour. From 6:00 pm to 8:30pm. Marley’s On The Beach is located at 885 Oakland Beach Ave. Warwick ,RI. There is plenty of comfortable outdoor seating for you and your well-behaved leashed dogs. For more information and a complete schedule of events contact Furry Friends at 401-996-8076 or

June Friday June 17th Dog Days Of Summer at Whole Food Market - University Heights Head down to Whole Foods from 5-7pm

for all kinds of grilled hot dogs (beef, soy, turkey) with their new and improved hot dog buns. All to raise money for the Providence Animal Rescue League. For a $5 donation you recieve a hot dog or your choice, chips and drink. Whole Foods Market University Heights 601 North Main St., Providence, RI 401.621.5990 Saturday, June 18th Pints for Paws (proudly sponsored by the Animal Print!) Nick-a-Nees & The Providence Animal Rescue League present the 2nd annual Pints For Paws. 3-6pm. Come on down to save pint at a time! Advanced tix at Nick-a-Nees and PARL and available at the door. There will be pet goodies, microchipping, live music, food and drinks. For more info visit Friday, June 24th Take Your Dog To Work Day June 24th The Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island;s Fifth Annual Golf Tournament at the Exeter Country Club in Exeter, RI on June 24th 2011. It will be a 9:00am shot gun start, followed by a steak fry and awards ceremony. There will also be a huge raffle and auction. The cost is $125.00 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart and dinner. You may purchase dinner only for $40.00. For more information or to sign up, please call us at 792-2233 or visit our website at June 25th Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter’s 8th Annual Pet Walk Join in and help raise funds for animals at the shelter. This is a 1.5 mile walk with music, raffles, dog contests, vendors, food and fun! Attleboro Moose Lodge #263 241 Thacher St. Attleboro MA. For more info contact

June 26th Run For Homeless Animals Join the N. Providence Animal Shelter at 10am for coffee and donuts and get ready to leave at 11am from Paradise Pets 39 Putnam Pike, Johnston, RI To Narragensett Cafe’, Jamestown, RI. Food & Music - $15 Motorcycles and Vehicles Welcome For more info contact N. Providence Animal Shelter 401.719.1516 Monday, June 27 18th Annual Golf Tournament 1:00 Shotgun start @ Crystal Lake Golf Club, Harrisville, RI. $125.00/person includes complimentary practice range; putting contest; goody bag; light lunch; hole-in-one; longest drive; closest to the pin and much, much more. Awards, Dinner and Raffles following. A portion of the proceeds to benefit the local animal shelters! For more info The Northern RI Chamber of Commerce contact: info@

July Monday, July 4th Happy 4th Of July! Be sure to keep your pups at home during the fireworks. Thursday, July 14th “Dogs on Main” Dog Parade The 3rd Annual Dogs on Main Dog Parade Main Street Stroll night in East Greenwich is almost here. From 5:00PM8:00 PM. Artists, musicians and dog lovers will fill the streets of East Greenwich as the dogs take over the town! The highlight of the night will be the Dog Parade (dog costumes are optional) down Main Street at 6:00 PM. Donations will be taken to benefit the East Greenwich Animal Protection League. Parade participants should meet at Back to Basics parking lot at 5:00PM. For more info contact Cara at 401-885-6259 or email

Neighborhood! July 23rd Rhode Island Habitat for Hounds Yard Sale 8am – 2pm 16 Rice St, Pawtucket Looking for donations of items to put in sale. Please come shop to support our new initiative! 100% goes to Habitat for Hounds’ initiatives Habitat for Hounds is a brand new, grass-roots volunteer initiative aimed at improving the quality of life and providing veterinary care to chained dogs in Rhode Island through outreach, education, support, and understanding. Contact July 31st Motorcycle Run Ride runs from Rosario Hall to Music Lady Cafe in CT, returning to Rosario Hall for a gourmet buffet prepared by Tomaselli’s Italian Kitchen. Ride Starts: 12 pm, Buffet Starts: 5pm, $25.00 Per Person IncludesT-Shirt. Don’t have a bike? Join us for dinner! (401) 575-6153



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Exhibitors, Prizes – Raffle – Free Gifts • Rescue Groups • Vendors. SPECIAL EVENT – Sunday Aug 7th, New England Disc (Frisbee) Dog Club will perform at 3:30pm For More Information go to: August 27th Marvelous Marvin Memorial Walk Join the RISPCA for their annual dog walk to help raise money for homeless animals. The walk will take place at Goddard State Park, Warwick, RI 10am-3pm. For more info visit www.rispca or call 401.438.8150

WEEKLY/MONTHY Every Saturday What Would Jeff Do? Real World Dog Training Talk Radio on AM 790 When: Saturdays 8-11am

Sunday, July 31st Unveiling Of NorthPaws Veterinary Center’s New Green Facility Join the NorthPaws Veterinary Center Team for the unveiling of our exciting new state-of-the-art, 6300sf animal hospital on June 5, 2011, 11am – 3pm. Green facility tours, pet demonstrations and family fun. Details at http:// (We kindly ask that you bring your pets another time for their own safety! Thank You.)

August Saturday, August 6th Cumberland Fest Amature Dog Show Bring your family & furry friends for the fun. Dogs are welcome at Cumberlandfest On Saturday until 6:00 pm. Demonstrations:Freestyle (dancing) , “Bully” Breed Dog, Obedience, Nosework, Child Dog Bite Safety, Dog Show Categories. Costumes – Tricks –Best Smile, Sit &Stay , Fetch & Drop (on command), Most Handsome (boys), Prettiest (girls) Print Registration forms on-line Station Hotline: 401-437-5000 Tune in, call in, and get saved. Every Tuesday “Pick of the Litter” Tuesdays at 12pm, Thanks to ABC Channel 6, there is another way to find a new best friend. Each week, channel 6 hosts a program called Pick of the Litter that features adoptable animals from the RISPCA. The Pet Zone hosted by Sandy Marcel A local access television show promoting happy, healthy and safe pets. The Pet Zone is shown in many southeastern MA towns. Website: For a full listing of channels and times visit


Saturday, August 6th 11:30 to 5 p.m. Diamond Hill Park, Diamond Hill Rd, Rte. 114, Cumberland, RI

Bring your family & furry friends for the fun. DOGS ARE WELCOME AT CUMBERLANDFEST On Saturday until 6:00 pm Demonstrations Freestyle (dancing) , “Bully” Breed Dog Obedience, Nosework Child Dog Bite Safety

Dog Show Categories Costumes – Tricks –Best Smile Sit &Stay , Fetch & Drop (on command) Most Handsome (boys), Prettiest (girls)

Print Registration forms on-line Exhibitors Prizes – Raffle – Free Gifts • Rescue Groups • Vendors

SPECIAL EVENT – SUNDAY Aug 7th New England Disc (Frisbee) Dog Club will perform at 3:30pm For More Information go to:


Rhode Island Habitat for Hounds 100% of profits go to Habitat for Hounds

Habitat for Hounds is a new, grass-roots volunteer initiative aimed at improving the quality of life and providing veterinary care to chained dogs in Rhode Island through outreach, education, support, and understanding. We are raising money to apply for nonprofit status so we can begin fence building in an effort to get dogs off their chains!

Yard Sale July 23rd

8am – 2pm 16 Rice St, Pawtucket

Have something to donate to our sales? Contact Katenna:401-439-6442

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{Wandering Tails} by Mike Fink (left) Mike Fink with Jackie Karch Keach (right) Netop paints a masterpiece

“Netop” is the word Roger Williams took from the Narrangansetts as the term for “Friend.” And it’s also the name of a dog that paints pictures and sells them, through his agent and human companion, Jackie Karch Keach, a long time art teacher in the Providence Public Schools. Netop came to town to have a coffee at the terrace of Seven Stars bakery cafe. He came here for a purpose, not just for a social call. Jackie translated for him. “We visit the animal shelters and use the profits from Netop’s masterpieces to educate people about the rights of our fellow creatures. They suffer as we do, from fear and loneliness, from hunger and pain. They enjoy themselves as we do also, from fun and play and good will and creativity.” I gave Netop a congratulatory pat on the head. His work is not new to me. I have collected some of his pawprints as imprinted upon ceramic times. His paintings, done with a brush held in his jaws (yes, this is true!) sell for about $500.00, half a hundred, and it is all contributed generously to The Cause. Jackie and her supportive librarian husband Bill, and Netop’s own longtime four-legged pal “Ruby” brought me a coffee--in a mug--and we sat among the English sparrows and discussed the plight of pets. “If the human ages and goes to a nursing home that forbids dogs and cats--or birds for that matter-what’s to become of the middle-aged dependent? It’s a special blessing to adopt...not a puppy or kitten, but a mature “netop” that shouldn’t go to a pen, or worse, but to a good and caring home.”

I tend to wax philosophical and grandiose about such matters. “Roger Williams declared that his colony would serve as a “shelter for persons distressed” and maybe his promise was a prediction!” I proclaimed, perhaps a bit pompously.” It just so happened that I had met my guests, or hosts, after a visit to the Roger Williams Memorial on North Main Street. I had read, and learned by heart, the pledge printed at the site of our founder’s first well, at which he named us “Providence”-meaning, after all, that we should provide for one another as the Creator provides for one and all. Maybe he was thinking, subconsciously, of animal rights, which are guaranteed in the Bibles of the world, from Eden to all the Pounds on the planet! So much for the propaganda of Netop. So much for his troop of friends, Ruby, Jackie, and Bill!

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Little Stingers: Dogs can get bitten by sea lice and stung by jellyfish. Check on local beach conditions to make sure they will be safe for your dog. Rip Currents: Be careful letting your dog swim in strong tides and know if rip currents have been reported!

Keep Your Dog In Check: Keep an eye on your dog and do

not forget to make him take rest/water breaks. If your dog is out of shape, don’t encourage him to run on the sand. Running on a beach is strenuous exercise, and a dog that is out of shape can easily pull a tendon or ligament.

Smelly Dead Things: Remember that many items washed

ashore, like fishing lines, litter, plant-life, and dead fish, may not be safe for your dog. When he goes exploring, keep a close eye on the objects he finds.

Rinse Off: Ocean water can damage your dog’s fur and coat

and make him smell later, so rinse your dog off at the end of the day; this will also help protect the interior of your car. Save a jug of fresh water just for this!


ALWAYS clean up after your dog and do not bury it in the sand. Bring plenty of bags and a scoop to pick up after your dog’s business! The beach is such a fun place to take your dog, and a perfect summertime activity. Be safe and enjoy your day at the beach!


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Superlatives! By Katenna Jones, ScM, Associate CAAB, CABC, CPDT

If you’ve ever been to a dog park, you’ve seen them all: the crazy bulldozers, the obnoxious humpers, and the shy loners. If you haven’t been to a dog park, and you love dogs – I encourage you to grab a latte and just watch the action! Even if your dog isn’t exactly “dog park material” or if you don’t even have a dog – go anyway. I find the variety of classmates fascinating.

Best Dressed You know the one. The dog that’s in a different tutu each day of the week? While cute to some, wearing clothes in a multidog arena can really set your pup up to fail. Clothes can mask important body language cues, and can also be easy “latch on” points for obnoxious play. So loose the polos, and get those dogs running commando! You can always redress post-play.

Class Flirt Well, maybe not “flirt” so much as the dog that humps everything that isn’t nailed down. Yeah, that guy. He has no business in a dog park with manners like that. Maybe better named “Most Likely to Instigate a Fight.” Dogs can hump for a variety of reasons, including an attempt to dominate, sexual interest, or overexcitement. Occasional humpty hump is ok, and natural!

But the dog that mounts everything with a pulse (and occasional items without a pulse) is poor mannered and inappropriate in a dog-park. Neutering, early socialization, and proper training will cut down on the humpity harassment.

Drama Queen Oh, the draaaama of it all! Yipe! That dog looked at me funny! Eeek, that dog barked at me. If you’ve ever stepped on the paw of some dogs, one might think you cut it off with a spoon. Mamma, mamma, save me! Drama like this should be ignored, or you will increase the drama, and before you know it the dog will be on the next train to Julliard. That said, savvy owners MUST know when a cry is drama and to be ignored, and when a cry is true fear or pain and must be heeded.

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Most Outspoken Scent hound lovers unite! Some dogs just love the sound of their own voice. Keep in mind, yelling at barking simply adds noise to noise – so ignore the barking and reward the quiet. Another option is to put the barking on command (ie speak command) and put the quiet on command. Dogs who love to bark can’t be expected to stop any more than dogs who love to run can be expected to stop. So let them bark it out, but train them to stop when told. Also, keep in mind, loud dog parks are annoying to nearby residents and are a quick way to get them shut down – so tend to your loud lassie and get that barking under wraps.

Class Athlete Faster than a speeding Jack Russell, more aerodynamic than a greyhound! Any dog with a bad case of the zoomies is a riot to watch and belongs at a dog park. Let him kick up the dust and send mud flying. Watch him now, wash him later. There’s nothing more beautiful than seeing a Yorkie get out his yayas or a newfie get goofy. Don’t interfere, exercise is here!

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Class Busybody I like to call these guys “The Enforcers.” They’re the ones who rush the gate every time a new dog comes in. I’m not talking about “Nicest” who politely greets every new dog – I mean the one who gets his nose right up in the new guy’s business and is all over them as soon as the gate opens. Or he’s the first one to jump into a fight. This sort of behavior is rude and inappropriate. Keep tabs on your busybody. When you see a new classmate entering the yard, or a skirmish breaking out, get your nose bag out of the way by physically removing him or – preferably – recalling the dog on command. No one likes a busybody!

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These guys are exactly who they seem. They want to be left alone to sniff and poo in peace. This is my dog. She occasionally breaks into a pit fit and does the boot scoot where her back end tries to outrun her front end, but for the first 15 minutes or so, she wants to be left alone. I wait outside of the dark park and assess the whole class to make sure there’s no busybodies or flirts in there, before my loner enters. She needs her space, she needs to warm up. If your dog is a loner and doesn’t ever seem to warm up to the classmates, it might be best to visit the park when there are no other dogs or avoid it all together. Like people, not all dogs want company from others of their species. Loners may be best off being, well, loners.


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Superlatives! Continued from page 27 than paying attention to their dog. Please, don’t be that dog owner! If your dog is rude, or aggressive, or gets into skirmishes or full on fights more than a few times – don’t bring your dog to a park! There are places and times – and trainers! – for dogs with issues. And please, pay attention to your dog. Another person should not be responsible for getting your dog out of trouble. Dog parks require your focus and attention just as much – if not more so – than any other place. Please allow the public and their pets the privilege of visiting a dog park unmolested and unaccosted.

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Must Have iPhone Apps For Animal Lovers

1. Dogs Playing Poker - $1.99

Love dogs and poker? Then this is the app for you. Watch the Texas Hold’em tutorial before playing against 18 dogs (plus one fox and a walrus). Pet the dogs, learn their personalities and “tells,” keep score, and unlock new breeds with each tournament win. Great practice for beginner to intermediate players for that upcoming weekend in Vegas.

2. Dog Toy - Free

Need to keep your dog entertained? This app has just one function: shake your phone and it will emit a compelling squeaky sound to surprise and entertain your dog (we also think it’s great for pet photography...they won’t look away, we promise!).

3. Pet Acoustics - $1.99

This app plays mellow music designed especially to soothe dogs, cats, and horses. 29 song options, nine of which are specifically for dogs, which users report help their dogs to relax and sleep. The app includes a timer, which is great for when you’re stepping out and want your dog to be calm and relaxed in your absence.

4. Pet Dossier: A Lifestyle Information Organizer - $1.99

Keep a digital copy of your pet’s dossier in your pocket. Organize vet and grooming appointments, keep track of medications, dietary requirements, store photos, and more, for multiple pets. Plus, 25 percent from each sale goes to the ASPCA.

5. Eukanuba’s Off Leash - Free

This is a really cool app for searching for local dog parks. Great for locating new parks in less familiar areas or when travelling, it’s super easy to use, showing dog parks near you and offering routes and directions on how to get there. And if there is a missing park, you can let them know.

6. Pet First-Aid - 3.99

This app provides concise 24/7 access to step-by-step articles and video on dozens of topics including bleeding, poisoning, rescue breathing and CPR, and more, as well as what’s normal. Each one is bundled with an offline access application and you can store your pet’s medical information for emergency visits.

7. Screen Cleaner - Free

Who doesn’t need to keep their iPhone screen “clean”? With this screen saver of a dog licking the screen, it will be sparkling. In the free version, choose from eight dogs, or pay $0.99 for the pro version to access more breeds. Takes a lickin’ keeps on tickin’.

8. Adopt Pets - Free Thinking or adopting a pet? Petfinders app will help you search at a moments notice. Search more than 290,000 pets from over 13,000 shelters and rescue groups while on the go (or at the bar). Customize your searches, save favorites, and instantly share adoptables via Facebook, Twitter, and email.

9. Cover Puppy - $1.99

Doesn’t you pet deserve his 15 minutes of fame? This app includes covers for (“Bone Appetite,” “Spots Illustrated,” “Rolling Over,” “National Barker,” “Vanity Fur”) Make your cover and then instantly share from the app via email, Facebook or Twitter. Tip: you can’t manipulate the image within the app., so it’s easy to crop to your pets face only for the perfect cover shot!

10. The Dog - $0.99

Have you ever met a dog and wondered what kind he was or what his personality traits are like? This app has over 450 photos of 92 different breeds, along with facts on everything from personality and activity level to grooming demands. Easily navigated and searchable. Great for brushing up on breed knowledge or choosing a new best friend



Almost Home Rescue – Providence • 401.575.6153 •

Dakota is a large American Bulldog. He is an adoptable dog in Providence, RI. Poor Dakota is being forced from his home because he is an AmBull mix. He is a year old; is neutered and up to date on shots. He is living with small kids and is good with other dogs and cats.

Dexter is a large Hound Mix. He is adopt- Abby is a medium sized English Bulldog. She able dog in Providence, RI. Dexter is a 1 year is an adoptable dog in Providence, RI. Please old hound mix. Dexter was sold on Craigslist check back as we learn more about Lily. She to an owner who is not equipped to handle will not be placed with children under 10; him. He is social with other dogs, is living other female dogs or cats; no exceptions. with an infant in his current home and is This decision is not for anything that Lily has crate trained. We are looking for someone done. She was not raised with children so we who is a strong pack leader. will not place her with them.

Annie is a medium sized American Bulldog. She is an adoptable dog in Providence, RI. Annie is a AmBull mix; mom is a pit bull and dad is an Ambull/English Bulldog mix. She was born on May 15th, 2010. Her owner had an unplanned breeding and as a result these puppies were born into a bad situation so they had to be separated.

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Elizabeth is a small female Tabby - Black Mix. She is an adoptable cat in Newport, RI. Elizabeth is a beautiful tiger, black stripes, gray, white paws, white stomach, sweet as can be. She still has her blue eyes but will be ready in a few weeks for a new forever home so she would love you to come visit her to maybe give her a new home.

Herbie is a small male Tabby - Grey Mix. He is adoptable cat in Newport, RI. Herbie is gray and black stripped with white tummy and mittens. He is double pawed and adorable. Herbie was rescued from a large business complex. He is litter trained, plays well with adults, and has age appropriate shots. He’s a sweet guy and is looking for a forever home.

Joe is a small adult Domestic Short Hair-Orange Mix He is an adoptable cat in Newport, RI. Wicked, lovable orange male cat, seeks job as a, door greeter, lap warmer, and kitten nanny. Invest in love. Guaranteed excellent return. If interested in meeting Joe, please contact Karen at

Maverick is a small young male Tabby. He is an adoptable cat in Newport, RI. Maverick, while only born in approximately June 2010, is already a very big boy. He is friendly, playful and very inquisitive. Maverick has a ton of self-confidence and would adjust and fit in very quickly to almost any home. He has been tested, neutered and vaccinated.

Cranston Animal Shelter – Cranston, RI • 401.823.8851 •

Gracie is an adult female Calico/Domestic Short Hair Mix. She is an adoptable cat in Cranston, RI. Gracie is a wonderful cat and as been at the shelter since September 2010. Gracie was found as a stray on Broad St. in Cranston. She was left abandoned at a apartment complex.

Murphy is a large adult male Domestic Short Hair-Gray. He is an adoptable cat in Cranston, RI. Murphy is about 3-4 years old he was abandoned by his previous owners. Sebastian in the cage next to him loves to play with him and you can see his paw in Murphy’s face trying to get a rise out of him.

Pippin is a young female Tortoiseshell. She is an adoptable cat in Cranston, RI. Pippin is very sweet she is about 3 years old and up to date on all of her vaccinations and is spayed. CAT ADOPTION FEE IS a $20.00 donation plus $75.00 for the reimbursement for the cat’s spay/neuter rabies and distemper.

Spaz is an adult male Domestic Short Hair Gray & White/Tabby. He is an adoptable cat in Cranston, RI. Spaz is 9 years old but looks and acts much younger. He was turned in because his owner had a baby and the baby was allergic to Spaz. Spaz is very friendly and affectionate to people & lived with other cats.

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Sonny is an adult make Domestic Short HairOrange. He is an adoptable cat in Warwick, RI. Sonny is a very friendly kitty. He wants lots of attention and can’t wait for his forever home to share his love. For more info about Sonny, please call Debbie at: 401.468.4377 or send an e-mail to Maggie.

Zoie is an adult female Labrador Retriever/ Shepherd Mix. She is an adoptable dog in Warwick, RI. Zoie is a 2 year old, roughly 75lbs, she was surrendered by her owner after he moved. Zoie is good with other dogs, housebroken and crate trained; she does pull a bit on the leash so she will need a little training in this department.

Maura is a young female Tiger/Domestic Short Hair-Gray Mix. She is an adoptable cat in Warwick, RI. Maura is a wonderful kitty that loves attention. For more info about Maura, please call Debbie at: 401.468.4377 or send an e-mail to Maggie.

Harvest is an adult female Torbie. She is an adoptable cat in Warwick, RI. Harvest is a great gal. She is very friendly and lovable. For more info about Harvest, please call Debbie at: 401.468.4377 or send an e-mail to Maggie.

Friends Of Attleboro Animal Shelter – MA • 508.761.5617 •

Buddy is a young male Black Labrador Retriever/Chow Chow Mix. He is an adoptable dog in Attleboro, MA. Buddy is 3 1/2 years old. The Chow in him brings affection and devotion to family, while being reserved and discerning with strangers. Buddy is being fostered. At his foster home he has the free run of the house.

Bella Beans is an adult female Cane Corso Mastiff Mix: An adoptable dog in Attleboro, MA. Come meet Miss Bella Beans… isn’t she just dreamy. Bella is about 4 or 5 years old. She currently resides in Foster Care and enjoys playing with the other dogs. When she’s crated and the cats go by she acts like she doesn’t like them, she so well behaved.

Mitsey is a baby female American Short hair. She is an adoptable cat in Attleboro, MA. Please visit Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelters web site at There you can fill out an adoption application, find adoption hours, and get directions to the shelter to visit Mitsey in person. She’d love to meet you.

Nakita Kit is a young female Tortoiseshell. She is an adoptable cat in Attleboro, MA Please visit Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelters web site at There you can fill out an adoption application, find adoption hours, and get directions to the shelter to visit Nakita Kit in person. She’d love to meet you.

Rehoboth Animal Shelter – MA • 508.252.5421 EXT 126 •

Cooper is a young male Domestic Short Hair-Black. He is an adoptable cat in Rehoboth, MA. He is a nice, friendly gently black cat, may have Siamese in him. Cooper is his name and would love for you to give him a home full of love.

Dorothy is a senior female Domestic Short Hair-Gray. She is an adoptable cat in Rehoboth, MA. This sweet girl’s person died recently and left her with no home but the shelter. She wants someone to pet her and take her home. She is a smooth grey with dainty white markings.

Lucy is an adult female Podengo Portugueso Francis is a young American Short hair. He is Mix. She is an adoptable dog in Rehoboth, an adoptable cat in Rehoboth, MA. Francis is MA. The podengo, is not food aggressive, cute, playful, and loves attention. Please take enjoys walks, is a slim compact dog, very him home. He’s a wonderful guy and would smooth coat, quiet, and very friendly. Not love for you to give him the forever home he sure about young children. She is about six deserves. years old; we named her Lucy.

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Miss Daisy, our sweet Cairn girl, you will always be in our hearts. Love~ Mommy, Daddy, Laurie, Cody & Zach

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n the day we picked up Kiley, we only knew she was from Kentucky, brought to New Hampshire by a rescue league and was approximately a year old. She was a mixed breed of who knows what, but we really didn’t care. When we arrived on the adoption day, she was the only dog that wasn’t a puppy. But she was playful, silly, energetic and ours. That first night in her new home, she fell asleep with her head on my husband’s lap. She knew she belonged. Like so many dogs, Kiley was a true friend and loyal companion. What made Kiley special were her silly little mannerisms. Kiley was very chatty and could ‘wooo wooo’ with the best of them. Her ears crinkled when she was happy and her bum wagged when she was just over the moon. When our daughter was born, Kiley preferred to be stationed in her bedroom before she fell asleep. She was a protector. She was so close to her family that we had to work with her on her separation anxiety which got much better with time. She was such a social butterfly, walks were sometimes an exercise in patience because she simply had to meet the other dogs she encountered on the way. Kiley had this funny habit of taking one of our shoes into her bed. She never chewed them, just wanted our smell right near her so she could fall asleep. Only two days before she passed, Kiley had taken one of my shoes into the yard. Kiley loved to swim and chase birds and squirrels. She

loved squeaky balls and had a favorite stuffed lamby doodle. She loved car and boat rides and feeling the breeze in her fur. Walks were her favorite activity, followed closely by digging up our yard and getting belly rubs. She was taken too soon and very quickly by aggressive cancer. We made the extremely difficult decision to let her rest forever before she suffered unnecessarily. Kiley was a constant companion. A true friend. Rest in Peace, sweet Kiley.


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What is your most treasured possession? Dan: My new Jeep. Olive: My dad.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you bring? Dan: the Jeep, Jack Daniels and Olive Olive: dad, dad and dad.

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