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DogsAreOk The Perfect Magazine for Dog Lovers

Vol.2 No.5 September-October 2010

Beware dog lovers, don’t let your dog become aggressive

Carol Caridad talks about Paws 4 You Rescue and her mission in life:

“rescuing dogs”

Isis the Amazon, professional wrestler and Dog Lover

Should I spay / neuter my dog?

DOGS AND THE CITY

NYC among the most dog

friendly cities in the U.S.

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A Spooky

Howl-O-Ween!

Grooming tips, Where to go, Costumes and more!

Marc Tetro artist Winner of our “smiling dog” picture contest Breed Profile: Chihuahua


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September - October 2010 Autumn is here! EDITOR’S LETTER DogsAreOk Team 2 and Contributors FASHION AND TRENDS 4 Howl-o-ween grooming tips Autumn’s best picks 6

FIT AND COOL 12 Spay/Neuter your dog? 13

TRAINING 10 Aggressiveness in dogs The “Come” command

Agility, a fun dog-sport

COVER STORY 14 Paws 4 You Rescue Founder and President Carol Caridad

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17 Howl-o-ween costumes to bark for

CANINE SUCCESS STORY 8 New Horizons Service Dogs and Debbie’s breathtaking CSS

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Trick or Treat sites to visit for the “spooky night”

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LET’S TALK ABOUT 18 Wrestling star Isis The Amazon 19

Breed Profile: Chihuahua

TRAVEL 20 Dogs and the City. Visit NYC with your furry friend

Bolinha loves NYC

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{ Editor’s letter } While on our quest to continue spreading the word and creating awareness about dogs and the bonds that they develop with humans, we have met many remarkable people and organizations that fight every single day to rescue and help give these furry companions the best possible chance of finding the loving, forever homes that they deserve. It is with pride that we share with you, our valued readers, the inspirational story of Carol Caridad, president of Paws4You. Please refer to the cover story for a chance to learn about Ms. Caridad’s journey and the wonderful success she has achieved in rescuing dogs. For another amazing story, check out our Let’s Talk About section where we introduce you to an incredibly tall professional wrestler, Isis The Amazon, whose passion for dogs has driven her to volunteering and fostering. Also, don’t miss the genuine and touching story of Debbie and her beloved NHSD, Sago, who changed her life by giving her back her independence. Marc Tetro’s contributions to the HSGM are something to be thankful for. Read about this wonderful artist, philanthropist and dog lover in the Art section. I want to give special thanks to Leigh Marcowitz for her generous assistance in providing us with creative ideas and inspirational articles and to a great friend, Laura Diaz, who contributed with two wonderful articles that showcase both her undying passion for dogs and her incredible talent for writing. Please enjoy!

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September-October 2010. Vol.2 No.5 Publisher: Latitude 452, LLC Editor in Chief: Sylvia Gonzalez Duprat Editor at large: Javier Trujillo Graphic Designer: Marcela Galvez Herrera Contributing Editor: Kristina de la Cal Sales: Selene Barrientos, Sylvia Gonzalez Duprat IT Manager: Daniel Ancira Finance : Selene Barrientos Contributors: Carolina Milutinovic To be an authorized distributor for DogsAreOk contact: info@dogsareok.com The publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, images, photographs or other materials. By accepting and publishing advertising the publisher in no way recommends, guarantees or endorses the quality of services or products within those advertisements. Copyright 2009/10 by Latitude 452, LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited including the Internet or photocopying without permission of the Publisher. DogsAreOk and its logotype are the trademarks of Latitude 452, LLC. DogsAreOk is printed in the USA. DogsAreOk is published bimonthly (six times a year- every other month) by Latitude 452, LLC. Phone. (305) 831 4098. Miami. FL. 33130

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Contributors Gustavo Dib is a canine-sports enthusiast. He has a passion for dog sports, training, behavior and nutrition. He has been involved in Herding, Schutzhund and Obedience for many years. Gustavo has also worked as a Veterinary Technician in a prestigious Animal Hospital. Today, he is part of the Platinum Natural Dog Food team.

Dee Hoult has an MBA from the University of Miami, is a positive reinforcement trainer and is one of only two certified professional dog trainers in Miami (CCPDT). Affectionately known as the “Doggie Dee-va”, Dee serves as the director of the South Florida Veterinary Foundation and head trainer for Paws 4 You rescue. For more information visit www.applauseyourpaws.com

Dr. Nancy Wilber has been practicing Veterinary Medicine since 1993. She enjoys all the rewards and challenges of general practice with a special focus on preventive care. She loves working with both dogs and cats at Brickell Animal Hospital.

Born in Valencia, Spain, Laura Díaz lived in Chicago for 16 years, where she received her second Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics and pursued a career in Foreign Language Education and modeling. Her outgoing 16 month old silver gray Weimaraner likes Miami’s weather and enjoys updating his own website www.woofsites.com/ sites/merlin

Jarbas Godoy’s grooming experience extends to more than 40 years. He opened his first pet salon in Brazil in 1976, then moved to Miami and graduated in Psychology at the University of Miami. His passion for dogs led him to open Dog From Ipanema store, which has earned many awards. Today he travels the world sharing his knowledge with other groomers on how to make dogs beautiful. Richard Heinz, known as The Miami Dog Whisperer, is the go-to dog expert in South Florida. He is recognized as one of the best dog behavior experts in the world today. His innate ability to understand and read dogs and to train people is truly unmatched in the dog training industry. For more information go to www.theharvardofdogtraining.com Paloma Cacho - Sousa, a University of Miami graduate, is a professional in the digital media industry. She recently moved to New York with her two very spoiled English bulldogs Bolinha and Picanha. Her other interests include: running, boxing, travel, photography, good food and of course dogs!


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Autumn is here! ART & EVENTS 22 Marc Tetro 23

Events you can’t miss!

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ALL WE NEED IS LOVE 24 Miami-Dade Animal Services adoptable pets

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Smiling cute dogs! And the winner is?

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Paws 4 You Rescue president Carol Caridad and her dogs Buddy, Sweetie and Fudge

Howl-o-ween photos and a fun “puzzle”

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Howl-O-Ween Grooming Tips Article by Jarbas Godoy

That is when a word of warning is in order. Our pet’s hair has properties that are closer to wool than hair and it absorbs color like nothing else. So if you want your darling little one to be a pink princess for the night of the ghouls, be prepared to live with her in diminishing tones of pink till December. Every year we get the post-Halloween phone calls with distressed owners asking for help, but Halloween only comes around once a year and if you really want your poodle to look like a bumblebee then I have some tips for you:

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At this time of the year many of us pet lovers want to include our pets in our enjoyment of Halloween. Some dogs, strange as it may sound, do enjoy walking around all dressed up and some of us even want to add some color to their coat for an extra womp!!!

Use vegetable dyes (as in food coloring), which are non-toxic. For the details of the decoration some stylists will use body glitter and even some hair gel to shape-up their creation. If you are going for it, then go for it full power.

And last but not least, do not wait till the very day to try it on. Your pooch needs time to get used to the set-set, so buy the costume a few days ahead and put it on everyday for a short period of time till “the big day”.

So go out, have fun with your friend and watch for those little ones bearing gifts. Too many candies can be very bad for our little friends. Have a fun time…

Autumn’s Picks! Natural Dog Snout Soother

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Dog Pack Snacks

A true labor of love! All natural, homemade dog treats and jerky. Dog Pack Snacks was formed by a couple of friends who are true animal lovers. They started making their own healthy, tasty treats for their dogs and soon for friends! Dog Pack Snacks contain no wheat, soy, corn, sugar, salt or artificial colors or preservatives or fillers, and is fully licensed by the Florida Department of Agriculture. They are 99% fat free jerky that is 100% made in the United States. You know your dog is gonna want to join this pack after just one taste!

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1 Dapper Tuxedo Dog Pet Costume Need that polished, stylish pet? In this Dapper Tuxedo costume your dog will fit the bill! This tuxedo costume includes a jacket with “tails”, a bow tie and hat!

2 Ladybug Pet Dog Costume Who wouldn’t want to find this ladybug around for good luck? This adorable costume is a dress with wings and headpiece with antennas. Check out the kids and adult ladybugs to match!

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halloweenstreet.com 3 Yoda Dog Costume A licensed and official Star Wars Costume. Make sure to include your dog in all your Halloween family activities! This Yoda Dog costume includes: Polyester frontal body and headpiece. Available in XSmall, Small, Large and XLarge.

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4 Dog Riders Headless Horseman This is a fun and

whimsical costume that is a favorite of dogs as well as dog owners! This costume includes the harness with a Headless Horseman sitting on a saddle. Available in One Size (Fits Medium to Large Size Dogs).

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5 Superman Up, up and away! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound...or should I say hound?! Your furry friend will look amazing in this SUPERMAN DOG COSTUME. Includes: chest piece, cape, yellow belt and is available in S, M and L. 6 Rock Star Dog Fido doesn’t need to be a hound dog to rock like the King when you dress your furry pal up in this ROCK STAR DOG COSTUME. Includes: rhinestone trimmed jumpsuit, comes in M, L and XL. Just keep in mind, after a show your friend might need a snack - so be sure to hide those Blue Suede Shoes!

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7 Dog Kimono Costume

Adorable Japanese Kimono costume make your pet the lead of the Halloween party! You don’t need to travel overseas to buy your pet this beautiful dog kimono!

8 Frog Costume This fun frog costume will turn heads and make your dog a prince after getting all kisses! Ruffle some fur this Halloween, and dress to impress!

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9 Elephant costumes Have a picture perfect Howl-o-ween! This adorable costume is made for a dog with a larger then life personality. Save 10% on your next purchase. Coupon Code: DogsAreOk

10 Fairy Tails This enchanting costume is sure to make this Howl-o-ween magical! Save 10% on your next purchase. Coupon Code: DogsAreOk

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11 White Rabbit Easy to wear two piece construction features rabbit ears and a vest with a pocket watch to help keep you on time for that very important date! Available in sizes: small through large, only at Target. 12 Banana Split A very

ap-peel-ing option this Halloween! Featuring easy to wear two piece construction and stuffed plush details it is only at Target. Sized to fit both your lap dog and large pooch, sizes: small, medium, large and x-large at Target.

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New Horizons Service Dogs Changing lives forever Article by Dee Hoult and Kristina de la Cal. True Story by Deborah Schilling-Jrade

A full-grown trained Golden Retriever

The training starts when they are puppies

One of the greatest things that service dogs provide for their disabled, human companions is an opportunity to live a relatively normal life in spite of the mobility problems that they face. There is something truly remarkable

about the relationships that develop between disabled people and the canine caretakers that enhance their lives. Founded by Janet Severt, a quadriplegic who uses a service dog herself, New Horizons Service Dogs (NHSD) is a non-profit organization that recognizes the value of these extraordinary relationships and helps to facilitate them by partnering trained dogs with disabled handlers in need. NHSD is a Florida based organization that trains Golden and Labrador Retrievers to perform tasks that will make their handler’s life easier. Some of these tasks include things like opening doors, retrieving objects, turning off light switches and pulling a wheelchair. Once the dogs have successfully completed NHSD’s training program, they are given to disabled individuals throughout the state at no cost. Depending on factors related to their temperament and abilities, service dogs are trained to 8

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The inmates work with the puppies on everything from basic housetraining to teaching them more complex behaviors like how to navigate around a wheelchair. work either in private homes or in places like adult living facilities and nursing homes. The training for future service dogs, which generally takes about 18 months, is provided by volunteers known as weekend puppy raisers and also by prison inmates who participate in a special program that was developed in collaboration with the Florida Department of Corrections. Qualified NHSD instructors provide both the volunteers and the inmates with instruction on how to properly train the puppies. The inmates work with the puppies on everything from basic housetraining to teaching them more complex behaviors like how to navigate around a wheelchair. Weekend puppy raisers, on the other hand, focus on socializing the puppies by introducing them to public places like grocery stores, shopping malls, doctor’s offices and other places to which the dogs will eventually accompany their disabled handlers.

NHSD is always looking for more weekend puppy raisers and other volunteers that can help by transporting puppies to vet visits and other necessary trips. To learn more about how you can get involved, please visit the NHSD website at http://www.newhorizonsservicedogs.org or call the NHSD office at (386) 456-0408.


Debbie and Sago, a breathtaking Canine Success Story Ten years ago I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. A couple of years later I applied for a Mobility

Assistance dog at New Horizons. I was amazed when they told me that there was a 3-year waiting list for a dog. Finally, one day, I got a call; they had a dog for me! I was so excited I couldn’t sleep. The next step was to go to New Horizons for training. When I arrived I was shown three dogs, but I knew immediately that the very strong male dog named Sago was the best fit for me. The training was very tough, sort of like dog boot camp. There are about 60 commands that you, as the dogs’ partner, must learn. After successfully completing training, I was sent home with Sago. Sago has changed my entire life; before, I was in my scooter chair almost 85% of the time, now I can go for short walks with him. He retrieves things for me and holds my heavy bags. If I find myself on the floor and no one is around, I call for Sago, he braces like a statue and I can use his body to propel me off the floor. These were all things that I needed my husband or my son to do, but not any more, I am INDEPENDENT again! Sago and I are partners in every way; he is my very personal friend, who loves me unconditionally as I do him. The world is a tough place for a disabled person and a service dog. People still don’t understand what these dogs do, they always think that I am blind because of course, guide dogs are really the only dogs that people know. Many times we go to places and people shout for us to leave, then I have to tell them that he is my service dog, even though he is always wearing his harness that says so. I then stand my ground in hopes that Sago and I forge new ground for future service dog teams. New Horizons is an amazing organization and I hope they can continue to bring independence back to many more people in the future.

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Is your dog

aggressive?? Article by Dee C. Hoult, CPDT

How to Identify, manage, and prevent aggression As dog owners it’s important to realize that not every dog with a bite history is aggressive.

Aggression is an expression of how a dog is feeling. Growls, lunges and dog bites occur because the right circumstances were present to trigger an aggressive response. Most dogs provide warning signals for a long time prior to a bite. Some common warning signals in dogs are avoidance of eye contact, stiff muscles or growling directed at other animals including humans. Most severe behavior problems surface between 1-2 years of age due to chemical changes in the brain. This is why a dog that seemingly has been fine “snaps” to the untrained eye. Additionally, if aggressive displays are punished in an attempt to correct behavior, a dog’s level of aggressiveness can increase. In 2008, the American Society of Veterinary Behaviorists released a position statement which discussed

Aggression is an expression of how a dog is feeling. advances in behavior research continue to show that dogs subjected to threats or force may react with aggression, not because they are trying to be dominant, but because the human threatening them makes them afraid. Fear is the root of almost all dog aggression and under socialization is usually the culprit. Puppies must ideally complete socialization by 12 weeks of age. The best time to acquire a puppy is at 8 weeks, giving you at least one month to socialize. Puppies should meet 10

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Most severe behavior problems surface between 1-2 years of age due to chemical changes in the brain.

at least 100 people before the 12th week. Denying puppies early socialization is extremely detrimental, yet fear of disease prevents many puppy owners from the process. However, there are many safe ways to socialize an unvaccinated puppy. My favorite is an outside patio at a coffee shop or restaurant. Because we don’t always know the history of an adult dog, always: k Teach children to leave an unfamiliar dog alone k Call your dogs’ name if you risk waking him from sleep k Demand new house guests to stand still until your dogs greet them politely first k Trade when you take away a valued toy or bone k Hand feed from time-totime k Encourage “drop” during a tug-o-war game

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If you need help with your dog, find qualified professionals who use positive reinforcement methods to modify behavior like: the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (www.apdt. com), the International Association of Canine Professionals (www. canineprofessionals.com) and the Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists (www.animalbehavior.org). With positive training, dogs learn to make choices that are rewarded with food, affection, play or anything else the dog enjoys. Over time, your dog can change his emotional response from “that is really scary I should aggress” to “that is wonderful I feel great!”

Puppies must ideally complete socialization by 12 weeks of age. The best time to acquire a puppy is at 8 weeks, giving you at least one month to socialize.


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Getting Your Dog Article by Richard Heinz, The Miami Dog Whisperer

The “Come” command is without question one of the most important cues you should teach your dog. Not only can the “Come” command be vital in keeping your dog from running away from you and getting lost or worse yet running off into danger and possibly getting seriously hurt, but a good “come” command also can give a dog a better life. Here’s how to do it.

1. You want to use a treat that the dog LOVES.

2. If you have someone else to work

with you in the beginning it is even better. Each person takes treats and spreads out across a room in the house. Then the person that the dog is not trailing or paying attention to calls the dog by saying the dog’s name first and then come (Max Come!) in a very playful excited tone.

3. You want the dog to be very ex-

cited about this command for life, so do not yell this command at the dog as if it’s a demand, this is usually a crucial mistake and kills drive.

4. As soon as you say the “YES!” word and the dog has actually taken one step toward you, you should move backward a few steps and say “good!” to keep him coming. This will usually build more speed as well. 5. And as soon as you say the

“YES!” word and the dog has actually taken one step toward you, you should move backward a few steps and say “good!” to them to keep them coming and this will usually build more speed as well.

6. Do Not say Come, Come, Come while the dog is on his way to you. 7. Do this exercise in different rooms, in the yard, in an enclosed school field or park. Progress slowly to more challenging situations such as other dogs and/or other exciting things.

8. It is best to do this with a 15-30

ft leash when you start working in grassy areas where there are a lot of smells. When the dog is sniffing the ground you stay leash length behind him and call him. If the dog refuses or stalls, start pulling the line towards you while you call. When he starts heading your way have a party and give him a reward.

9. If your dog loves toys then once he understands the concept you can switch over to a toy reward instead of food or do both. NOTE: Every dog has a unique way to respond to training. So if you feel you are doing everything right and your dog is not responding, seek professional help.


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Should I spay or neuter my dog? Article by Dr. Nancy Wilber, DVM

Pet overpopulation is the most obvious reason to sterilize your pet. In Miami Dade County alone last year over 32,000 animals were surrendered to the Animal Services Department. This does not include those given up to the Humane Society or the numerous rescue groups that tirelessly work in our community. One un-spayed female dog, her mate and all of their puppies, if none are ever spayed or neutered, can add up to over 67,000 puppies in only 6 years. Having your male dog neutered will in most circumstances make him a better household pet and family member. There are numerous behavioral benefits. Hormonal influences lead a male dog to feel the need to “mark” his territory. It is natural for him to want to lift his leg and leave a little urine on objects to stake his claim. This is not much of a problem outside, but sometimes this persists indoor as well. Intact male dogs have a tendency towards being more territorial and aggressive. They do tend to wander more often. A female in heat will attract them from miles away. Medically, the surgery will prevent testicular cancers and decrease prostatic diseases and perianal tumor development. In the female dog, the medical benefits are very pronounced. Numerous studies show that having your pet spayed before her first heat cycle will decrease her chance of 12

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The subject of having a dog spayed or neutered will raise controversy in many circles. Understanding the many benefits of these surgeries is important.

developing mammary cancer later in life by over 98%. If the surgery is performed before her second cycle, it will still decrease her chance of developing mammary cancer by over 75%. If she has already had several cycles, it is never too late to

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Having your male dog neutered will in most circumstances make him a better household pet and family member.

have her spayed. Female dogs can develop a life threatening uterine infection called pyometra as they age. A pyometra can transform a routine surgery into a serious surgical emergency. Symptoms include lack of appetite, diarrhea, lethargy and dehydration. Pyometra is also likely to develop in dogs that have received injections to stop them from having a “heat” cycle and to prevent pregnancy. Intact female dogs can experience false pregnancy which can lead to nesting, milk development and behavioral changes that can be distressing to both you and your pet.

You might have heard that the surgery will make your pet fat. There is nothing inherent in the surgery that causes weight gain. Your pet’s basal metabolic rate will change after the surgery so it can be necessary to decrease their caloric intake. The surgery is recommended at 6 months of age in most circumstances. Many puppies are experiencing a dramatic decline in their growth rate and need to be fed fewer calories at this age regardless of whether or not they are spayed or neutered. As with any surgery, it is important to discuss the details of the procedure and the necessary pre anesthetic requirement with your veterinarian.

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Numerous studies show that having your pet spayed before her first heat cycle will decrease her chance of developing mammary cancer later in life by over 98%.


{ Fit & Cool Dogs } If you ask me: what kind of activity should I practice with my dog? I will encourage you to try Agility. It is the most exciting sport you can practice with your four-legged friend.

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So what is agility? Article by Gustavo Dib

Agility is an exciting dog sport that challenges both dog and handler to go through an obstacle course similar to that of an equine jumping course. Encouraging competition, the sport is open to all dogs, purebreds as well as mixed breeds, and helps to develop a strong bond between handler and dog. Participating in agility is a good way to have fun with your pet while enjoying the unique relationship that exists between you and your four-legged friend. If you ask me: what kind of activity should I practice with my dog? I will encourage you to try Agility. It is the most exciting sport you can practice with your four-legged friend. One of the great things about agility is that it gives dogs and their owners the opportunity to compete at the level that best suits them, which is determined by the dog’s size and level of training. With such a wide variety of classes to compete in, you and your dog are sure to have an enjoyable time. Imagine how much fun it is to go and have your best friend go over jumps, run through tunnels, climb A-frames and dominate teeter totters and weave poles. Most importantly, agility training is done through positive reinforcement so dogs like going to training and competitions. Many agility competitors begin practicing the sport just for fun and to enjoy an afternoon with their pet. However, as time goes by and they become more involved in the techniques, speed and challenges that the sport brings, they eventually get bitten by the agility bug. Today, there are

We encourage trying Agility at your local obedience and agility club. We are sure you and your beloved dog will have the time of your lives. For more information about these clubs: The AKC (American Kennel Club) website www.akc.org or The USDAA (United States Dog Agility Association) website www.usdaa.com

many Americans who have made agility their main hobby and sport. Agility was introduced to the USA in the mid 80’s, and we can trace demonstrations back to the 70’s in the UK. The sport has become a favorite activity for many different kennel clubs and for the National Canine Federations from various countries. The most prestigious agility competition is the FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) Agility World Championships in which teams of different nations participate. This year’s event will be held in Rieden, Germany on October 1-3.

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DRO: At what point of your life and why did rescuing dogs become your personal and professional mission? A: In my naive years I could not comprehend that animals needed to be rescued from unwanted circumstances. When I was in college in NYC, I adopted and saved a lovely eight week old shepherd mix named Misha from starving to death on a Brooklyn construction site. I was deeply moved from this day forward.

DRO: What makes your rescue organization different or stand out from many others in this area? And what can people do to help your organization? A: Paws 4 You focuses on rescuing dogs from euthanasia. The difference is we don’t just take the puppies in need and leave the mother behind to fend for herself. We depend on our volunteers and/or our relationship with the MiamiDade Animal Services rescue coordinators to help us determine which dogs we can save. Like most rRescue groups, our rapidly growingexpanding organization struggles with financial and overcrowding issues. We need the support of the community to help us save a lifeHELP US SAVE A LIFE! (our mantra). Help us help you by being patient and listening to our guidance, putting together mini fundraisers, writing a grant for us,, or doing a donation drive forof cleaning supplies and towels. Your Left page photo Carol and her cute dog Sabrina

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children can help too by doing school and religious projects onf behalf of our pups,. A and they can easily exceed their required hours by attending our weekly adoption events (we have four!). If you specialize in a trade, spend a few hours with our group and guide us. The appreciation and love you will receive from us and our pups dogs will put a smile on your face as it does mine every dayyou will never forget ..

DRO: Each year millions of healthy dogs are put to death in U.S. animal shelters because of unaltered males and females, and not enough homes for their offspring. What does your organization do to educate owners on neutering/spaying, and fighting against euthanasia? A: There are many myths and selfcentered beliefs where people hide themselves from the real hard stats: “We want our children to experience our dog having puppies”; “Having one

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In 2007, Carol’s passion and desire for matching and re-homing unwanted dogs with new forever families led her to the foundation of Paws 4 You Rescue. As President of a rapidly growing non-profit organization, Carol spends her day coordinating adoptions, setting up medical care, training volunteers and tackling down many other responsibilities that her career at Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health demands. Beyond the Rescue’s mission to save animals from euthanasia, Carol and her volunteers have developed a wide range of community programs such as fostering, volunteering, school education, fundraising and a Seniors 4 Seniors Program.

litter is good for the dog”; “I don’t want to take away my dog’s manhood”; “My dog will get fat”; “My dog is so perfect that I want more just like her or /him”; “I can make money and sell the puppies”; or “I know I should get around to spaying or /neutering, I just haven’t had the time or money.” I do not know one veterinarian (and I know hundreds) that would approve of these excuses. Sad but true, Miami- Dade County Animal Services impounded over 37,000 animals in 2009 with approximately just under 8,000 left alive. Paws 4 You Rescue makes a difference by goinges into local schools and Rotary Clubs to speak, has partnering with Girl and Eagle Scouts for their various events to earn awards, attending and supporting numerous community events and continuing to network on a daily basis in order to educate the public.

DRO: Are you the “Foster Home and Rescued Dog Match Maker” made in heaven”? LOL A: Wow! Sounds like a dating service! Our volunteers really want to find our

Our volunteers really want to find our pups their forever homes. That means finding the right “match” for both the adopter and the pet.” DogsAreOk

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{ cover story } pups their forever homes. That means finding the right “match” for both the adopter and the pet. Certain dogs will make lovely companions, yet they may need an assertive and experienced owner so we take that into consideration. A couple trying to adopt a very young puppy for their three year old child would not be a good match. Our Seniors 4 Seniors Program helps many human seniors battle life changes and loneliness by matching them with an older canine. For these older people, our volunteers can assist with the canines’ medical needs, transports and food as needed. We will decline adoptions if we strongly feel in our hearts that the environment is not the best for the pet. So, yes, we pride ourselves as being Match Makers and I hope that we are all blessed from heaven with good thoughts!

DRO: Has your house become a pooch hotel, or do you have boundaries on how many dogs you can bring home? Has your husband said, “It is me or the dogs!” yet? A: Let’s just say it is a pooch hotel with boundaries and a limit. Like many of my volunteers, I provide a temporary foster home for those that need a little extra help, like the seniors or ones recovering from surgical procedures. Fortunately, my husband loves animals and is very supportive and helpful.

DRO: Please finish the sentence “If I didn’t have dogs….”

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Paws 4 You Rescue adoption event

The South Florida Veterinary Foundation awarded Carol “Volunteer Pet Hero” at the 2009 People Pets & Vets Awards Luncheon for her extraordinary dedication to the animals and her constant one-onone attention to the community through media outlets and weekly adoption events. To contact Carol, please email carol@paws4you.org or go to www.paws4you.org

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DogsAreOk@ Halloween

Where is Jack Sparrow??

Article by Selene Barrientos

If you have always wanted to have some fun by playing dress up with your dog, there is no better time to do so than Halloween. DogsAreOk suggests these wicked locations for the occasion:

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For a howling good time, we recommend heading to Lincoln Road on South Beach. The crowds that haunt this pedestrian mall on the scariest day of the year come decked out in very original and fear inspiring costumes. Bring your camera!

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Dog friendly Coconut Grove, closes a couple of blocks around Commodore Plaza and Cocowalk where the streets become flooded with swarms of people and pets dressed in a wide array of inventive costumes. From comical to bizarre to downright shocking, the outfits worn by both the two and four-legged community here are sure to entertain.

Lola and family at Lincoln Road spooky night

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DogsAreOk readers,

Take your pooch for a stroll down Riverwalk in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale or go Trick or Treating along Las Olas Booo-levard and then parade through Himmarshee Street. You never know what kind of famous “superheroes” or “celebrities” you will run into that might be kind enough to take a picture with your dog.

Jack Sparrow is having a blast in this beautiful place! Guess the place and enter for a chance to win a

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Important Tips • If your dog is not a people’s dog or very friendly,

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you should probably opt for playing dress up at home, taking some pictures and sending them to us instead. • If you are going to head out on the town with your pooch, be sure to get early enough to beat the crowds. •Bring along doggy bags and water to keep him hydrated. • Never leave a small dog on the floor she could be trampled on. • When choosing a costume make comfort a top priority since you will be doing a lot of walking.

Visit DogsAreOk.com for more barking tips about this pic. Send your final answer to: JackSparrow@dogsareok.com Deadline: September 30th, 2010.

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Wrestling star Isis The Amazon takes her fight from the ring to the shelter Article by Laura Díaz

Lindsay with her three rescued Boston Terriers

Lindsay Hayward, a.k.a, Isis The Amazon, was 6 foot at age 9, and 6’9” by the age of 13. Growing up in California, she excelled at playing sports, including basketball, which earned her a University of Virginia scholarship to play for the Virginia Cavaliers.

But it wasn’t until she moved to Miami, FL to pursue a career in wrestling, modeling, and her true passion, action film acting, that her exceptional height started to pay off. When she is not fighting in the ring, or posing in front of the camera, Lindsay likes to cuddle at home with her three rescued Boston Terriers and fostered Bulldog mix. “ I rescued an English Bulldog mix, 4 month old puppy from the streets of Miami.... It is such a blessing to have the ability to save an innocent life.” It is not only Lindsay’s “unusual” height that gets her noticed all the time. Today, many

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charities, rescues and shelters in the Miami area admire Lindsay’s volunteer work and recognize her deep involvement raising funds for the Boston Terrier Rescue. This exceptionally tall woman’s crazy life may soon be the subject of a new Reality TV series. However, her ultimate goal in life is to open an Animal Rescue Center in Miami-Dade County that caters to neglected dogs. Of course, all of us at DogsAreOk support that.

“ I rescued an English Bulldog mix, 4 month old puppy from the streets of Miami.... It is such a blessing to have the ability to save an innocent life.”

Photo by Howard Wise

For more information, or to learn how to contribute to this great cause, please visit www.isistheamazon.com/content/boston-terrier-rescue-and-howyou-can-help, or www.firstgiving.com/boston_terrier_rescue.


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Chihuahua

HISTORY

Some scientists believe that this breed originated from the Fennec Fox. They are one of the oldest breeds in America. Their name comes from the State of Chihuahua in Mexico, where the earliest specimens of the breed were found. They were pets to royalty and the upper classes of the Aztecs.

Chihuahuas have radar-dish ears that help them get rid of excessive body heat and identify predators and prey.

EYES

Chihuahuas are well known for their large black eyes that sometimes seem to pop out.

HEAD

It can be apple or deer shaped. They have a molera, but unlike babies, Chihuahuas’ soft spot on the crown of the head, stays for life. This breed has the largest brain than any dog, relative to its size.

BREED

Smallest breed in the world and probably the most popular “purse dog”. Weighting no more than six pounds, this lap dog has a great heart and is one of the cutest companions. They can be an easy pray for larger dogs and wild animals, so keep them close!

PERSONALITY

Due to their small size, Chihuahuas need to be hyperaware of their surroundings. That is why they are clever and alert dogs and should not be underestimated. This cute creature loves to be pampered and carried around. As a one person dog, they can be very protective of their owner. They are sweet, portable, graceful dogs with a huge personality.

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COAT

Chihuahuas may have long or short hair and they come in a variety of colors: tan, red, black and white. Color can be solid, marked or splashed. Grooming is extremely easy and they shed very little. Their low body fat makes them very sensitive to cold temperatures.

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TRAINING

Chihuahuas are very smart, which makes them easy to train, especially if you start early. They are good with families as long as small children learn to treat them gently. They need little exercise and are definitely an indoor dog.

HEALTH

They are one of the healthiest breeds around. Pampering owners can over-feed them, which can easily cause obesity.

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Article by Paloma Cacho-Sousa

The Big Apple is an exciting place to visit, and what better way than sharing the experience with your furry loved ones?

In such a hectic city, you would think there are not that many dogs. After all, when would people find time to take care of them? Where would dogs find space to hang out and play among all the buildings and bustle? Wouldn’t New Yorkers just hate dogs being in their way? As it turns out, Manhattan is surprisingly dog friendly. The city has many parks and recreational areas, and even the surliest New Yorker can’t resist the lure of a bulldog. Planes, Trains and Automobiles But first things first: when to go and how to get there? If you are bringing your dog, it is best to come between April and June or mid September through November. Summer is too hot for most dogs (and their owners) and winter is too cold.

Next up: road trip or plane? If you choose to drive, there are plenty of rest areas along the highway where your pet can stretch its legs and have some food and water. A place 20

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to sleep shouldn’t be a problem, as there are plenty of hotels that are dog friendly (La Quinta Inn, Marriott, Best Western, Holiday Inn and Hampton Inn, to name a few). If you decide to travel by plane, make sure to contact your preferred airline and make the necessary arrangements since there are some rules and permits that you must be aware of. Book a hotel in NY before you arrive! Manhattan can be crowded, and there are certain times of the year when no rooms are available in the city. DogFriendly.com is a good source for finding pet friendly hotels. Note that you can only bring your dog into the New York subway in a bag or crate! Welcome to the Big Apple! Once in the city you can’t miss a walk through Central Park. Located in the middle of the city, it has wideopen areas, and dedicated dog parks where you can let your pet off the leash. While there, don’t miss the statue of Balto, the famous sled dog. Thirsty dogs can drink from one of

Balto’s Statue in Central Park

the many special doggie fountains located throughout the park. Another fun thing to do around this area is to take one of the famous Horse and Carriage Rides with your pup. These depart from 5th Avenue and 59th Street at Central Park and are a nice way of enjoying a relaxing ride through the park. Just make sure the horse doesn’t spook your dog!

If you and your pup are hardcore, you can take the walking tour of New York City, which is led by Tawny, a golden retriever. However, Manhattan isn’t the only place to see. You and your dog can


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also take a leisurely stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge (Center Street and Barclay Street) and take beautiful pictures of Manhattan’s southern skyline. Don’t forget to take sunscreen, water, and look out for the Statue of Liberty, which can be seen from the bridge!

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Ready to go shopping? Several big-name stores welcome pets and their owners. Stop at Bloomingdales at 59th and Lexington for the latest fashion. Other dog-friendly stores are: Saks Fifth Avenue (5th avenue and 50th St.), Tiffany (5th Ave. and 56th St.), Restoration Hardware (Broadway and 22nd St.) and Banana Republic (5th Ave. and 34th St.). When you get tired of walking or if you wish to see the city from the comfort of a car’s back seat, you can call the Pet Taxi or Pet Chauffer, both of which specialize in transporting dogs (and their owners) about town.

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All this sightseeing can sure leave your dog hungry. For dog cookies or cute dog clothes visit Downtown Doghouse on 8th Avenue and 18th Street. If you need pet supplies there are many independently owned and chain stores scattered throughout the city. Time to relax… Are you and your dog into Road trip! Pack the treats, rolladown theto window and take your best art? How about visit the William friend along. Key West ’s Doubletree Grand Resort welcomes wellSecord Art Gallery? behaved dogs up to 75 pounds. Located on the Upper East Side between Park and This casually elegant Green Lodging features 216 guest rooms with all Madison Street, thisof gallery specializes the comforts Aves. of homeand and 76th all the conveniences a full-service resort. in 19th century dog paintings and welcomes your dog. Enjoy complimentary Internet and shuttle service, our zero-entry pool, waterfall, hot tub, tiki bar, massages, restaurant and Finally, tocookie coolwelcome. off at the end of a long day, warm chocolate-chip Visit www.doubletreekeywest.com to see our pet forward to an you and your dog should look policy or call 305-293-1818 for more information.

An hour drive from mainland Florida, you’ll find Islander Resort – a classic Florida Keys getaway, where the whole family, including your pet, is welcome. Ideally situated on the Atlantic Ocean, Islander has its own coral sand beach, lighted fishing pier, water sports concession, fresh and salt-water pools, gourmet chef and tiki bar. Our 114 guest rooms feature full kitchens, screened lanais and free internet access. Complimentary Continental breakfast is available daily in the lobby. To see our pet policy, visit www.islanderfloridakeys.com, or email karen@islanderfloridakeys.com.

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Mission:

Animal Services enforces Chapter 5 of the Miami-Dade County Code and Florida Statute 828. Every year, over 37,000 pets are abandoned at the shelter. Our goal is to find their owners or a new loving home. Adopt a shelter pet.

Adorable Froot Loops is an affectionate, sweet-natured pup who will quickly bond to you and your family. Show her a warm lap or some plush toys and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be content. Froot Loops is a 3 month old Terrier.

Gumball is a happy and energetic pup who loves to play with toys. Her cheery presence will brighten any new home she lives in - maybe it will be yours! Gumball is a 4 month old Maltese mix.

Fabio likes to give

head bumps and enjoys a friendly chat. Fabio will make a loving addition to your family, and will quickly become your best friend. Fabio is a 3 yr old Siamese mix.

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Lightning loves to play with toys of all kinds. Take this adorable pup home with you and enjoy socializing and training your new family companion! Lightning is a 2 month old Shepherd mix.

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This affectionate pup will be very grateful for someone to teach him housetraining and manners, love him, show him the ropes, and share his life. Lucky is a 7 month old Terrier mix.

Tiffany loves

pretty much everyone and is interested in everything - her tail never stops wagging! You will be rewarded with a lifetime of love and companionship. Tiffany is a 4 month old Shepherd mix.

Sweet, gentle and affectionate, Victor is everything you would want in a cat and more. If you love to hear purring and enjoy a nice cuddly friend, Victor is your boy. Victor is a Times 2 yrASD_New old, Domestic cat.Ad_2 375x2 00.qxd

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Lost your Pet? Please visit Miami-Dade Animal Services located at 7401 NW 74th Street, Miami, FL 33166. Your pet may be there. You should file a Lost Report, bring two flyers, and come back every couple of days to walk through the entire shelter to look for your pet. Visit the website daily at http://animals.miamidade.gov/

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ART Marc Tetro World Renowned Contemporary Pop Artist and Philanthropist

“I’ve always loved animals, as far back as I can remember. When I was a kid I dreamed of one day opening a ‘pet shop’. One of my first artistic endeavors fresh out of design school was to create a series of images of Canada to put on T-shirts. I drew the strongest archetypes but the one that people seemed to connect with the most was the Husky image. (Tetro´s first pet was a Husky named Nikki.) A few years later I moved from Canada to Miami and it was then that I was asked to do a painting to hang on the set of the TV show Friends. The media attention I received propelled me to pursue drawing more dogs. I joined the HSGM as a contributor in 2002, when they asked me to draw the image that would go on the cover of their magazine and would be used as the Christmas card that year. I continue to have a wonderful relationship with them and have created the poster for their annual Walk for the Animals at Bayfront Park ever since. I encourage you to participate in this kind of events and art auctions to help the groups financially.

We donated over a 1000 prints last year. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to help out. However, the most important way people can really contribute is by adopting animals from animal shelters. www.marctetro.com

There are no animals more appreciative than shelter animals.”


SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER EVENTS “Bark at the Park” with the Florida Marlins to benefit the Humane Society of Broward County

Patterns for Paws to benefit the Humane Society of Broward County

Date: Friday, October 1st. Game time is 7:10 pm Location: Sun Life Stadium

Date: Wednesday, October 13th,

You and your well-mannered canine friend can show your support for the Florida Marlins as they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Sun Life Stadium. Tickets: $12.00 for adults, $6.00 for kids 12 and under, and $6.00 for dogs. Contact: www.humanebroward.com to purchase on line or call 954-266-6816 Sponsorship opportunities are available Important notice: All dogs must have current vaccinations and display their current valid rabies tag

A Day for Charity to benefit the Humane Society of Broward County Date: Tuesday, October 19th Location: Jo-An’s Papers in Lauderdale By The Sea, FL Contact: 954-266-6827 for more information

“Gold”en Op-PAW-tunity to benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami

11:00am – 2:30pm Location: Design Center of the Americas in Dania Beach, FL Includes: Cocktail hour, silent auction, boutique shopping, luncheon, canine fashion show and mobile adoptions Tickets: $85 for general seating / $125 to sit at a designer table (designer tables are limited) Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact: 954-266-6827 for more information.

The Downtown Athletic Club presents Pawtoberfest Date: Thursday, October 14th, 5:00pm to 9:00pm Location: Wachovia Financial Center in Downtown Miami. Benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Miami, this second Pawtoberfest, presented by the Downtown Athletic Club, is a casual evening of fun and entertainment for all! More than 800 fellow animal lovers are expected. Make sure to stick around to enjoy “A Taste of Downtown”, Grey Goose premium open bar, live entertainment and dancing, as well as fun activities including a silent auction, live trainer auction and pet photo contest. Contact: laurie@humanesocietymiami.org

Paws on the Green Ladies’ Invitational Golf TournaPetSet’s Masquerade to benment to benefit the Humane efit the Humane Society of Society of Broward County Broward County Date: Monday & Tuesday, October 25th & 26th Location: Grande Oaks Golf Club Fee: $650 per player Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact: 954-266-6827 for more information

Date: Saturday, October 30th, 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Location: YOLO Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, FL Guests are encourage to come dressed in their best costume Contact: 954-266-6827 for more information

Date: Wednesday, September 15th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Jackie Abraham Jeweler, 1027 Kane Con-

course in Bay Harbor Islands Bring your un-worn and un-loved gold and/or diamond jewelry and enjoy a “golden” evening of fun and networking. You will have the chance to win coupons, prizes and gift certificates. There will be refreshments. Contact: laurie@humanesocietymiami.org

“The Adventures of Mattie Mae” is a true Canine Success Story

“Sit Stay Love” at Anthropologie South Beach

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Date: September 25th, 12:00pm- 4:00pm Location: 1108 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139

a Yorkie-Chihuahua mix, Mattie Mae, who was abandoned and subsequently rescued by the author.

Come join us and eat, drink, adopt and shop on a fun day for everyone, two and four-legged alike. “Anthropologie” of Miami Beach along with “The Cheese Course” in the Design District invite pets and owners alike, as they host the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Contact: laurie@humanesocietymiami.org

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you will discover what goes through your dog’s mind and will leave you pondering about life, love and company.

Happy 5th Birthday ADOPTION PARTY. Date: Sunday, September 26th, 10:00am - 3:00pm Location: Miami-Dade Animal Services, 7401 NW 74th

St. Give a shelter pet a birthday of a lifetime. Photos with your new pet! Refreshments will be served. Donations for shelter pets are welcome. Adoption requirements and fees apply. Contact: dial 3-1-1 or visit miamidade.gov/animals

* Please, confirm the events before assisting. Dates and information are subject to change without notice.

Book price $12.99

A book for you and your kids that can’t be missed. Proceedsare donated to the Humane Society of the United States.

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