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Feral cat Assistance Program FIV Positive Cats: Your Questions Answered

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une is Adopt a Cat Month. Each spring during “kitten season,” thousands of kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country. That means our local shelters and rescue groups have lots of cute kittens, older cats and everything in between. Cats are America’s number one companion! With over 87.1 million cats in homes throughout America, there are a higher number of cats than dogs surrendered to shelters & rescues nationwide. The public must be educated as to the importance of spay/ neuter, there is no way to adopt our way out of this situation. Daily shelters and rescue groups are inundated with unwanted felines, and sadly, many are not adopted. Whether you own a male or female cat, please spay/neuter and encourage friends and family to do the same. Feral Cat Assistance Program, FCAP, is our cover story this month. The subject of their story is FIV in cats, a condition feared and misunderstood by many. I think you’ll find the article most informative and it clears up a lot of misconceptions. These dedicated

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individuals spend countless hours feeding, practicing capture, spay/ neuter and release, and taking care of these ferals. Several of their “success stories” are now available for adoption. On another note, we want to encourage everyone to visit our Facebook page. Many items and events, plus videos, are posted online to keep you updated on a regular basis. You may also post information as to events, lost/found animals or anything that occurs during the month that could be useful or interesting to pet lovers. Thanks to our local Veterinarians for contributing to our “Ask the Vet” column and the professionals who write our training articles. This month, Dr. Deborah Cowan discusses issues concerning exotic pets, while Adam Witherspoon gives advice on teaching your dog acceptable behaviors. Lastly, thanks to all our advertisers who make this publication possible! We encourage our readers to use their goods and services whenever possible.

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in this issue. . . 8 FIV Positive Cats

Your Questions Answered

10 Calendar of Events Upcoming June Events

13 Ask the Vet Caring for Exotic Pets

37 Success Story Have a Little Faith - How One Shelter Dog Found a Permanent Home

32 Canine Heatstroke


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38 Success Story Noah - The Storm’s Gift

42 Training Tips Morals and Our Dogs - A Look at Why Theirs Differ From Ours

Guilford & Forsyth Counties: Animal Shelters & Rescue Organizations 12 The Animal Rescue & Foster Program

24 SPCA of the Triad 25 Rescue Groups - Listing

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FIV Positive Cats Your Questions Answered by Amy Rizzolla


magine the following scenario: You just rescued a nice male cat and dropped him off at your veterinarian to be neutered, vaccinated, and tested. Your vet calls to tell you that his test came back positive for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and then asks you if you want to euthanize the cat. What should you do? One of the first things that you should do is educate yourself about FIV. Many people who don’t understand the disease will tell the veterinarian to go ahead and euthanize the cat. They say the reason is, they don’t want their other cats to get “Cat Aids” and that will happen if the cats get too close together, share the litter box, or even eat out of the same bowl. Not true!!! We have been asked by many people the following questions. The answers are from various researchers and are noted where possible.

What is FIV? Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) has been associated with cats for many years, although it was only labeled as such as recently as 1986. The virus depletes the number of white blood cells, which eventually makes the cat less able to fight off infection. However, because it is such a slow acting virus many FIV positive cats can enjoy a normal lifespan with no apparent health problems resulting from the virus. FIV is species specific, so it can only be transmitted from cat to cat, and not to humans or other animals.


taking time to consider the facts dispassionately. FIV strains in cats living normal lives tend to be much more benign, and may never cause disease.

How long will my FIV cat live? A cat who contracts FIV will usually still have a strong immune system for several years after infection. It is only over time that the effects of the virus may start to show, and even then, most infections can be treated with the appropriate medications. With love and good care however, many FIV positive cats can live normal life spans. These days it’s not unusual to find FIV positive cats reaching 15 years or more. A long-term FIV Monitoring Project was carried out at Glasgow Veterinary School over a number of years and the Meet Vinnie - he is a real sweet long haired brown results indicated that a higher tabby that was rescued from a feral colony in Greenspercentage of FIV negative boro. He has just discovered how to play with toys cats died during the period of and hasn’t stopped playing. He is a lap cat, even the study than FIV positive though he barely fits, but he will lay there and purr cats! A fourteen year study and make biscuits until he falls asleep. Vinnie is very by Maureen Hutchison B.Sc, healthy, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, and microBVMS, MRCVS (veterinary chipped. He is looking for his furrever home. Call adviser to the Cat Action 378-0878 if you would like to adopt Vinnie. Trust) found that FIV-positive cats were more likely to die by being killed in road accidents FIV belongs to the same group as Human or to be alive and well into their twilight Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and for this years than they are to die from any FIV reason has received much greater attention related condition. Also, a recent survey by than it would otherwise have done. The Dr. Diane D. Addie (Lecturer in Veterinary mere mention of FIV, and the fact that it is Virology, University of Glasgow) where 26 sometimes inaccurately known as ‘Feline cats were monitored for ten years, found Aids’, strikes unnecessary terror into the that FIV infection did not affect the cats’ heart of many cat-owners, so it is worth

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Cover Story could be expected to become infected. Even when FIV was passed on, as in the Glasgow survey, none of the cats actually died of it. In another survey a few years ago FIV was not passed from cat to cat in the same household at all. The Celia Hammond Animal Trust have been conducting a long-term study at their sanctuary since the late 1990’s, where FIVpositive and FIV-negative cats live happily together, grooming each other and sharing food bowls and litter trays. Regular blood tests for the virus are carried out, and to date, no cases of transmission have yet been found. There seems no reason, therefore, not to have FIV positive and negative cats in the same household, provided they are not fighters. If two cats in one household fight, they should be kept apart, given behavioral therapy or one reMeet Handsome…of course, you can see how he homed, regardless of got that name!! Handsome came from a colony in their FIV status. This is Northwest Greensboro. He hurt his ear and had to obviously a decision to have surgery. When he was tested, he was found to be be taken on a case by FIV positive. Handsome was adopted about 4 years case basis, depending ago and lives with eight other kitties. He absolutely on the natures of the loves the kittens when they come into his home; he cats involved. Cats takes care of them just like a foster daddy, he makes who are allowed to go sure they stay clean and out of trouble. Handsome is outside are more at approximately 10-11 years old and still a healthy boy. risk of being bitten by an unknown feral or life expectancy. Knowing what we now do stray FIV-positive cat of the prolonged nature of the condition, than by a friendly FIV-positive cat living euthanasia is totally inappropriate and as part of the family. inhumane. Being killed in a road accident My young kitten was tested and is is a far higher risk for a cat than FIV.

Can my other cats get FIV from a positive cat? The most recent research carried out at Glasgow University’s Companion Animal Diagnostics indicates that the chances of FIV being passed from one cat to another in the same household is approximately 1-2%. This means that if you have 100 cats (!) in a house with 1 FIV positive cat, only 1 or 2

mother cat to kittens in utero in extremely rare cases involving rare, aggressive strains. However, kittens born to an infected mother will absorb antibodies from her milk and will therefore give a positive response to the FIV antibody test. In these kittens the test becomes negative after 12-16 weeks, as their maternal immunity wanes. It is therefore pointless to test kittens less than 16 weeks using an FIV antibody test. Every kitten that we have seen that was tested at 6-8 weeks has been negative when retested at 5-6 months.

Should you adopt an FIV cat? A healthy FIV positive cat can live for many years and indeed can often outlive non-infected cats, but please be aware that this is not always the case. Due to their impaired immune system, the cat may succumb to illness earlier, and not reach their normal life expectancy. FIV cats will need prompt veterinary assistance for even minor symptoms. With good care however, many FIV positive cats can live normal life spans. These days, it’s not unusual to find FIV positive cats reaching 15 years or more.

positive for FIV, what should I do? One concern that rescuers have is when a kitten is tested and turns up positive for FIV. The policy at FCAP is to NOT test for FIV in kittens less than 6 months of age, for the following reason: If a female FIV positive cat has a litter of kittens, it is extremely rare for the kittens to become infected with the virus. FIV is only passed on from the

Meet Sammy - he is at least 10 years old and has been positive for FIV for at least 5 years now. He was adopted by a family about a year ago. He is healthy and happily lives with two other cats that are FIV negative. June 2011


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Calendar of Events

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Adoption Fairs - Saturdays (dogs & cats) from 12-4pm, Tuesdays (cats) 4-7pm & Fridays (cats) 3-6pm - at 311 Harvey St., Winston-Salem. Visit our website, for more information.

Guilford County Animal Shelter April Events are below. Please call 2975020 for more information.

The Animal Awareness Society Adoption Fairs - Saturdays from 11am-2pm at Petco on Wendover Ave. in Greensboro.

Animal Rescue & Foster Program Next Step Adoption Center, 705 Milner Dr., Greensboro. Open Saturdays 11am-3pm, Sundays 1-4pm, Wednesdays 5-8pm. Call 336.574.9600 for more information. Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 9am-2pm- Stretch Out & Get Snuggled On at Triad Yoga Institute at 3940 West Market St., Greensboro. Relax with pets and yoga while helping the Animal Rescue and Foster Program raise money for the homeless animals of the Triad. Try different yoga class, enjoy refreshments, and meet some of the loving pets ARFP has for adoption. Proceeds benefit ARFP.

Chihuahua Rescue & Transport Adoption Event - Pet Supplies Plus (Winston Salem location) on the third Saturday of every month from 11am-2pm.

Feral Cat Assistance Program For information on Spay Day Clinics, please call us at 336-378-0878, Line 1. Adoption fairs are held in Greensboro at PetSmart on Bridford Pkwy. each Saturday of the month from 12-4 and are sometimes held on Sunday afternoons. It’s best to call PetSmart at 218-8188 to confirm there is a Sunday adoption fair.

Finding Great Homes for Jack Russell Terriers Adoption Fairs on Saturdays and Sundays from 10-6pm at 1701 Pleasant Ridge Rd, Greensboro. Call Robin at 336-414-1373 to make an appointment.

Forsyth Humane Society Friday, June 3rd -7pm-10pm - Join us for the Gallery Hop in Downtown Winston-Salem. Saturday, June 4 - 9am–noon - Doggie Days & FHS Adoption Fair presented by the FHS Jr. Board and sponsored by Starbucks on Robinhood Rd. Join us for fun and games at Starbucks on Robinhood Rd. Dog & Cat Treats, Cookie Decorating, Face Painting, Dog Costume Contest, FHS Mascot Bingo! Meet ROVER, FHS’ Regional Outreach Vehicle for Education & Rescue, plus FHS’s dogs and cats will be looking for their forever home! Saturday, June 11 - 11am–1pm - Petco & FHS Adoption Fair at Petco Kernersville – 1080 S. Main St. Meet FHS’ dogs & cats looking for their forever home. Meet ROVER, FHS’ Regional Outreach Vehicle for Education & Rescue. Tuesday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m. - A New Leash on Life: 11th Graduation at Forsyth Correctional Center, 307 Craft Drive, Winston-Salem. Bunny, Ceclia, Danish, Joker, and Spunky are graduating … complete with mortar boards and diplomas. See agility and obedience demonstrations, meet the trainers, and watch the dogs go to their new homes. Open to the public; family-friendly. For more information, call 721-1303, ext. 105; or email


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Humane Society of the Piedmont Planned Pethood Spay & Neuter Clinic - Offering financial assistance to qualified Guilford County applicants. 4527 West Wendover Avenue, Greensboro - Services available Monday through Friday by appointment only. Call 336-299-3999 for more details.

NC Cat Adoption Team Adoption Fairs - PetSmart on Lawndale Drive, Saturdays from 11am-2pm.

Red Dog Farm Mondays in June – Looking for some place good to eat on Mondays? Go eat at Fishers Grille or The Corner Slice! Both restaurants have “Doggie Night” every Monday night. Leashed & well behaved dogs are welcome to dine with you on the patios! Best of all both establishments are donating 8% of their food sales on Mondays in June to Red Dog Farm! The restaurants are located off of North Elm in Greensboro. Visit www. for more information. See ad on page 11. Saturday, June 4th 11am-3pm – Join Red Dog Farm at the Oak Ridge Ridgefest at Oak Ridge Town Park. Bring the whole family out for a day of fun and meet some great adoptable critters! Visit www.reddogfarm. com or like us on Facebook at to keep up with our current events! Monday, June 13th & Tuesday, July 12th - For the third year in a row, the Greensboro Grasshoppers will be donating all “pooch pass” proceeds from their Bark in the Park, so take your dog out to the ballgame to benefit Red Dog Farm! Some adoptable dogs will also be in attendance! Visit or like us on Facebook at reddogfarm to keep up with our current events!

SPCA of the Triad Adoption Fairs in Greensboro every Saturday at PetSmart on Lawndale from 11-2 & every Sunday at Petco on Wendover from 12:30-3:30. Rabies Clinic held the first Saturday of each month at Pet Supplies Plus on High Point Rd. Cost is $5 for a 1-year rabies shot.

Tailless Cat Rescue Adoption Fairs - 3rd Saturday of every month - All Pets Considered, 2614 Battleground Ave. in Greensboro, from 10am-2pm. (Saturday, June 18)

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This little girl begged to be highlighted again because she could not find her person last month! What happened? No one came for her. How sad?? Sienna likes to help her brother, she is teaching him the ropes of becoming a good kitty. Sienna loves to play chase and hide and seek with her sibling. She is an entertainer and will bring fun to any home that she goes to. Kitten shenanigans are her expertise. Sienna was born on 1/1/7/11 and she’s been waiting for you to come meet her!

Maia is a 12 week old Pit Bull and Lab mix and is the most well balanced puppy in ARFP right now. She is beyond sweet and loves people and other animals. She truly believes she is here to please. Mommy was a Pit Bull that someone dumped out. Daddy was a Lab that someone never took care of. Put that together and you have this bundle of cuteness. Come meet Maia today! BTW - Mommy is now spayed.

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Call ARFP at 574-9600 to meet Maia. n


Jordy looks enough like Maia that he could be a distant cousin! Jordy is a handsome boxer something mix born on 7/27/10. He is looking for his forever family! Jordy came to ARFP because his owner was no longer allowed to keep him. He’s a total sweetheart who loves everyone he meets! He gets along well with cats and dogs. Jordy is really hoping for a forever home before his one year birthday! Can you help his wish come true? Call 574-9600 to meet Jordy. n

Sully is still with us, and is not sure why?? He knows he is destined for great things but wonders when someone will see that he is?? He knows he is handsome and he knows what he wants so we are sure he is going to at least have a great life! Sully came from a litter of six kittens born on 1/1/7/11. His favorite pastime is to play with his sisters and entertain them. Please come to meet Sully! Someone is missing out on a great kitten! Call ARFP at 574-9600 if you would like to meet Sully. n


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Sophie. Two year old Sophie came to Greensboro via Asheboro. She was a very young mommy and was lucky enough that someone very kind found her and took care of her until ARFP could take her. Sophie is the perfect people cat. She wants to be with people all the time and will follow her people around like a dog. Sophie is loving, sweet and beautiful, all wrapped up in one package! Call ARFP at 574-9600 to meet Sophie. n


Meet happy-go-lucky Dexter! Dexter loves everyone other dogs, cats, adults and kids! He is about 2 years old and is a Pekingese mix. Dexter would love to be your little lap dog! His foster mom describes him as being low maintenance. He has started accepting applications for his forever family.

If you are interested in giving this sweet boy a home contact an ARFP representative today at 574-9600! n

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Doctor Deborah Cowan graduated from NCSU-CVM in 1993. She has been working with Exotic animals since 1982 when she went to NC A&T University for her BA in Lab Animal Science. She was part of the group that started the Wildlife Rehabilitation League in 1978. She has done a month long internship at Texas A&M, Galveston campus in Fish Medicine.

What is considered an Exotic Pet? Unlike popular opinion, it is not a lion, tiger or bear; they are ferrets, rabbits, small pocket pets, fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and the like. Do Exotic pets require vaccinations?

• Doctor Cowan has been a member of the House Rabbit Society since 1990. • Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians since 1988. • The Ferret Society since 1993. • She is a member of the NCVMA and AVMA • Dr. Cowan learned about Birds from Avian Specialists, Dr.Carmen Lindheimer and Dr. Kevin Flammer. • She has worked on animals as diverse as $10,000 Koi and on small green tree frogs.

Animal medicine and care define her. Doctor Cowan is the owner of Animal Hospital of Walnut Cove and has been treating and helping exotic pets since 1993.

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Some Exotics, like ferrets are required to get a rabies vaccine every year. Most exotic pets should have a yearly veterinary exam to ensure that they are in good health. Like people, any pet can develop kidney, liver, pancreatic, diabetic or cancer problems. A yearly exam can help catch problems in the early stages.

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What are some of the procedures Exotic Pets can have? Like any pet, radiographs (xrays) are often done to determine if there are broken bones, or internal abnormalities. Blood work is done to check how the organs or the blood is doing. Urinalysis are done to determine if pets have kidney problems or urinary tract problems.


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Feral Cat Assistance Program Please call to adopt us!


with small children, which was not the right home for him. His family realized this and asked FCAP to take him back and place him in a home where he could be happy.  He is a wonderful, sweet, calm boy that is timid, until he gets used to a new situation.  He loves to lay on his foster mom’s lap, purr, talk and drool a little bit.  (His foster family has found that he drools when he is very content.)  He would be a wonderful cat for someone who has a calm household, with no other pets or children.  Kumal would love to live a calm, stress-free life. All of Kumal’s shots are up-to-date. He has been neutered and declawed.

Rico and his siblings were found in a restaurant parking lot in Greensboro.  They were only five weeks old and had been dumped there in a box. Rico is a sweet and friendly kitten with an outgoing personality. He loves to wrestle and play with his littermates and afterwards he enjoys cuddling up for a long snooze. Rico would love nothing more than to be a part of your family. He is neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccines.  

Kumal’s adoption fee is $110. Call 378-0878 for more information. n

Rico’s adoption fee is $110. Call 378-0878 for more information. n

Tiberius’mother was hit by a car and killed; luckily, he and his siblings were rescued by a kind woman who found them in her yard.  She was unable to care for them, due to her health, so FCAP took them in. His full name is James Tiberius Kirk…of Star Trek. He and his siblings are what we call the Enterprise crew. Tiberius is neutered, up-to-date on all vaccines, and microchipped. 

Katie was rescued in May 2006, along with her 4 kittens, from a storm drain in Thomasville. She was so sweet and friendly she could not have been feral but was probably left there pregnant. She has a very gentle, loving personality. She is very shy at the adoption fairs but when at home she loves attention. Although she loved her kittens, she is not crazy about my adult cat so she probably would be happiest in a single feline home. Katie’s very quiet and low maintenance. She is a joy to be around. Katie is spayed, up-to-date on vaccines, and microchipped.

Kumal was in a home

Tiberius’ adoption fee is $110. Call 378-0878 if you would like to meet him and possibly give him the home he is looking for. n

Ember was rescued

Katie’s adoption fee is $110. Call 378-0878 for more information. n

Emmy Lou was

from an unsafe location. His friendly nature put him in danger. Ember likes to be turned over and cuddled in your arms.  He is very calm and well behaved.  He loves people and craves lots of attention.  Ember will talk to you until you pick him up and give him some love. So, if you are looking for love, Ember is your man. He is being showcased at Petsmart on Bridford Parkway in Greensboro, so stop by and visit this handsome black cat!

rescued from a colony of cats endangered of being trapped and euthanized. Her living conditions were dirty, flea infested, and unsafe. Emmy Lou is very playful, outgoing, and sweet and is good around other cats and cat-friendly dogs. She will make a wonderful pet for some lucky person or family. She is up-to-date on shots and will be spayed and microchipped before being adopted. If you are looking for a sweet, outgoing feline, then you will want to meet Emmy Lou.

Ember’s adoption fee is $110. Call 378-0878 for more information. n

Emmy Lou’s adoption fee is $110. Call 378-0878 for more details. n


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Peppercorn is a small handsome guy, yet calm and confident. He is 4 years old and wonders how a guy like him could be homeless. He has already been neutered and is looking forward to adding some love to your life. A feline lover has even sponsored $20 off his adoption fee for you! You can meet Peppercorn at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for him by ID 12304527. n

Pammy. To sum it up, Pammy is just an all-around nice girl. She’s a Labrador Retriever mix, a medium-sized girl and she’s almost two years old. Pammy’s a happy girl and her wonderful manners make her a joy to be around! She walks nicely on leash and she even tries to ‘hold it’ until she can get out of her kennel. She will be spayed as part of her adoption fee. This girl is going to make some lucky family a fabulous pet. You can meet Pammy at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Please ask for her by ID 12358617. n

Lori is a charming torbie with beautiful orange highlights in her coat. She’s a very friendly and calm girl who loves other cats. Lori is 1-½ years old and will be spayed prior to her adoption. She will make a great companion for any cats you may already have. You can meet Lori at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Please ask for her by ID 12243680. n


June 2011


Moon is a pretty brown and white Labrador Retreiver- Hound mix. She’s a medium sized girl, about two and a half years old, and has lots of love to give for many years to come. Moon has such an easygoing personality, she’s sure to make a great addition to most any family. She walks nicely on a leash and would love to take evening strolls through the neighborhood with her humans. Can you open up your heart and home to a girl like Moon? You can meet Moon at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for her by ID 12452841. n

Joe. Poor Joe. He is around ten years old and has so much love to give, but no one to give it to! He’s a calm laid back brown tabby, very loving, and will make a great companion. Joe was previously neutered so he can go home with you today. Are you looking for a guy like Joe? You can meet Joe at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for him by ID 618532. n

Bobby is so sweet! This curious hound mix is a medium-sized guy and approximately one year old. Bobby just loves to be petted, and he always seems so very happy when he is getting love from people. If you are looking for a sweet boy to spend your life with, then we’re sure Bobby is your guy. Come meet him and see for yourself. We are sure you will agree! Bobby will be neutered as part of his adoption fee. You can meet Bobby at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for him by ID 12739207. n

Guilford County Animal Shelter Please call to adopt us!


Miss Piggy is a gentle natured calico who is sure to win your heart. She just loves being rubbed around her ears and head, leaning into you to enjoy your gentle touch. Miss Piggy is only 1½ year old and has been spayed as part of her adoption fee. Can she find a purr-fect companion in you? Miss piggy has been sponsored for $15 off her adoption fee. You can meet her at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for her by ID 11119708. n

Jewels is such a pretty girl. She is a one and a half year old Labrador Retriever mix, with a medium-sized figure at about 34 pounds. She tries hard to ‘hold it’ until she can get out of her kennel. Jewels is a bit shy, but she really seems to get along with the people and the dogs that she meets. She has already been spayed, so she can go home with you today. A loving family is all she is looking for. Would that be you? You can meet Jewels at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for her by ID 12219842. n

Bruce Lee

has the cutest folding ears. Just look at that sweet face! He loves to play and also loves being held. He seemed to enjoy his photo shoot also! Bruce Lee would make any family a wonderful companion. He will be neutered as part of his adoption fee. Can you offer Bruce a home? You can meet Bruce Lee at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for him by ID A12704034. n

Ronnie is a handsome shepherd mix. He’s a medium-sized guy, about one and a half years old. Ronnie loves to play with toys and has wonderful manners which will make him a great family member. He tries to ‘hold it’ until he can get out of his kennel and he will be neutered as part of his adoption fee. If you are looking for a guy with manners, you have found him!! He is waiting to meet you! You can meet Ronnie at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for him by ID 12214874. n

Pac-Man is a beautiful cat who just had a grooming appointment and this guy loved being pampered. PacMan is a gentle giant looking for a family of his own. He is already neutered so he can go home with you today. Would you like to make Pac-Man your newest family member and give him the home he is looking for? Come meet Pac-Man at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for him by ID A12304584. n

Shady is a darling and loveable Pug mix with a personality that is sure to steal your heart. She is about eight years old, and she is a little bit bigger than a purebred Pug. Shady is a cuddly girl and really likes to snuggle. Words can not express the amount of love this girl will add to your life. She will be spayed as part of her adoption fee. Can you help Shady by giving her a loving home? She has so much to offer some lucky family. Come meet Shady at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Ask for him by ID 12501302. n June 2011


Loving Pet Inn Adoptions Please call to adopt us!

Bennie. This cute


Blossom is a gorgeous tri-

little poodle was born in 2005. He weighs 15 lbs and loves everybody, 2 or 4 legged. Bennie is a playful little guy who is behaving wonderfully in his foster home. He walks with a slight limp due to lack of exercise, too much weight and a possible old injury in his former home. His previous owner just kept him in the backyard all the time and never did anything except feed him. So he is really enjoying playing and just being with other dogs and people. He says being a part of a family is wonderful! Do you have room in your family for Bennie?

colored cocker spaniel. She weighs 19 lbs. Born in 2007, Blossom was used as a breeder dog for the first few years of her life. Blossom’s baby days are over! She is ready for the good life with a wonderful family. Blossom was blind due to cataracts when first rescued from the breeder. She has had her surgery to correct that and is doing wonderful. The eye doctor said all looks perfect with her eyes now. She is a very loving gentle dog. Blossom would do best in a calm house. She does great with other dogs, but too much commotion makes her nervous. Her foster mom has fallen madly in love with her. If she did not already have 3 cockers, she would not be able to let her go!

Bennie’s adoption fee is $100. Call 393-0000 for more details. n

Blossom’s adoption fee is $200. Call 393-0000 to meet her. n


This special boy needs a special family. We believe he is totally deaf. A wonderful trainer has been working on hand signals with him and said he is one of the smartest dogs she has ever met. Because he is so smart, he needs a dog savvy family to adopt him. He will try to win you over with his adorable face to do things he knows that he is not allowed to do. Nick looks like a sheltie mix. He is a short little guy, but he can jump. He requires a securely fenced yard to play in and the fence must be over 4 feet due to his athletic ability. This would be a great dog for agility training. Nicholaus weighs 18 lbs and is crate trained. Nick’s adoption fee is $150. Call 393-0000 to find out more. n

Mr. Magoo,


This cutie-pie wandered up to the police station in Pilot Mountain. After searching for his owner with no luck, the kind police officers helped get Pilot to our rescue. He is a young dog, probably between 10 months and 1 year. He looks like some kind of terrier mix. Pilot is a great size at 23 lbs. He is a friendly, happy dog who gets along with all people and dogs. He does not bark very often and is happy to run, play, get rubbed or simply hang out and relax. Pilot’s adoption fee is $100. Please call 393-0000 if you think Pilot is the dog for you. n


Goo, Gooey...we have all kinds of names for this loverboy! This sweetie was found starving to death on a highway near Statesville. We had to feed him very small amounts of food at first to stretch his stomach back out. He appears to be a Boston Terrier mix and is about 5 years old. This babydoll is the most appreciative dog I have ever met. He has gained several pounds and his coat is beginning to shine now that he is getting proper nutrition. Sweet Gooey has heartworms and will be treated soon, but we expect him to have a lot of years ahead of him after the treatment is completed. If you are looking for unconditional love, here it is!

This beautiful Chow mix is named Olivia. She weighs about 35 lbs. and is about 3 years old. Olivia is a friendly, playful, loving dog. She is not shy at all and adapts very easily to new situations. She enjoys being inside or outside and does not bark very often, so she would be fine for any environment. Olivia’s “time was up” at a Virginia shelter. We were notified by the shelter workers who knew she was a special dog, so that is how we got Olivia in our rescue. She would make a great companion for another dog. She has enjoyed being with any dog that we have tried her with.

Mr. Magoo’s adoption fee is $100. Call 393-0000 for more info. n

Olivia’s adoption fee is $100. Call 393-0000 to find out more. n


June 2011

Jake And Company - The Business Love Built


PET AND HOUSE SITTERS • Feeding, watering • Playtime, walks •C  leanup - litter boxes, puppy messes, etc. • Meds administered

• Taxi - vet & groomer • Other home services provided • References furnished on request

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Photography by Whiskertales Pet Portraits, Div. of Ken Sykes Photography.

Some people start a business to make money, some start house sitting. They also offer overnight pet sitting. Their them because they like the work and some do it because philosophy is enabling your pet to remain in its home, while they love what they do. Jake and Company, founded by you are away. Penny expressed it this way, “I feel animals, Penny and Robbie Everhart in November, 2007 is a business just like people, are happier sleeping in their own beds in founded on their great love for animals. their own homes”. Ring the door bell at their home and I recently met Robbie while walking you’re greeted by a cacophony of barkone of his four legged customers, and ing that announces your arrival. Jake is the obvious affection between him the boss of the other four-legged family and Pedro, the Basset Hound, was a members and keeps everyone includpleasure to witness. As stated above, ing Mom and Dad in-line. Yes, there is their business is built on genuine love a Jake. He’s a big beautiful black Lab for what they do. and the origin of their company’s name, So if you are looking for a pet/ Jake and Company. house sitter that takes their work very You will see their brightly wrapped seriously and has a genuine love for cars zipping around Guilford and animals, look no further. The EverForsyth Counties visiting their many harts cover most of Guilford, Forsyth clients’ homes to care for the pets living and surrounding counties, they are there. Jake and Company takes care of centrally located in Kernersville. most types of animals, plus cleaning Give them a call, you will be pleased up after your pets, giving medications, with the level of service Jake and Robbie, Jake and Penny Everhart taxiing to vet appointments and general Company provides.

members of Pet Sitters International • 336.706.5253 June 2011


NC Cat Adoption Team

Please contact NC Adoption Team via website to find out more about us!

Cherie is a

Big Red is

petite and fluffy peach-colored tabby cat who loves to pose for the camera showing off her beautiful plume of a tail. She is a mild mannered girl who would enjoy a calm home. If you are looking for a kitty with a sweet demeanor to keep you company, then ‘mon Cherie’ is for you!

a handsome Classic Orange Tabby with extraordinary markings of dark rust striping on a peach-colored body. Though he is a short-coated kitty, his fur is very soft and plush. Big Red is particularly attached to his brother Little Fred, who is the slightly paler twin. Together, they look like bookends! For a winning pair why not take Red and Fred home?

Please contact us at for more information or visit n

Please contact us at for more information or visit n

Paris & Pierre

tens are made of! Our little Sugar is a flame-point Siamese mix and is as beautiful as can be, with soft cream colored fur, apricot points and baby blue eyes. Sugar’s sister, little Spice girl is a real cutie! Very petite with a soft, plush tortoiseshell coat, she promises to grow up to be a real beauty. Right now, she is content to follow Sugar all around the house. For two that are twice as nice, take both home!

are two long-haired siblings that are sure to add tons of love and joy to your home. Paris, nicknamed “Tiny Baby” is all fluff and positively diminutive. She is very affectionate and loves to curl up for a nap right on your chest or nestled under your neck. Pierre, her (slightly) larger brother, is solid black with green eyes and is as full of love as his sister. He is bold and fearless, and has a special talent for locating all of the dust bunnies in the house! If you are looking for a truly adorable pair, then why not adopt Paris and Pierre?

Email for more details or visit n

Email for more details or visit n

Sugar & Spice and everything nice-that’s what little girl kit-

Saffron, Cayenne & Sunkist. These

Rafael, Sophia & Sebastian. Four

three kittens are representatives for their fellow foster siblings and littermates. They came to us along with their Momma when they were just two weeks old. Now they are weaned and ready for their permanent homes. All are sweet and fun-loving, curious and comical. Pictured above, from left to right are Saffron, Cayenne and Sunkist. Not pictured are Sunbeam, Curry, Sunshine, Dandy, Daffy, Dilly, and Delphi. If you would like to add a couple of kittens to your menagerie, then you have come to the right place!

beautiful kittens were born in the rafters of an old bed and breakfast building and lived there happily with their mother. One day momma decided it was time to check out of her lodgings. Carrying them out through a roof vent one at a time, she presented them to the kindly lady who was feeding her. Was she shocked when she saw these little beauties! Knowing that the babies who had never seen humans before would need to be socialized before being placed into homes, she contacted NC CAT. Now, all four are as loving as they are drop-dead gorgeous. (Renaldo is not pictured.)

Email for more details or visit n

Email for more details or visit n


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Red Dog Farm

Please contact Red Dog Farm via website to find out how to adopt us!

Fiona came to Red Dog Farm after her owners could no longer care for her. She is a love bug and comes when she is called.  Fiona loves to get brushed and doted on by her foster family.  She would do great in a home with other dogs or cats as long as she gets plenty of attention.  She is a larger cat but could stand to lose a pound or two.  However, her larger size only reflects her true motto in life which is too live life to its fullest.  If you are interested in adopting Fiona, please visit our website,! n

Fred was recently found hanging out on a local farm waiting for his owners to come pick him up. However, they never came.  Fortunately for him, a nice lady scooped him and contacted Red Dog Farm. Fred is house broken, well behaved, and gets along great with other dogs.  He is still learning how to walk on a leash but is catching on quickly.  He enjoys going for walks and getting loved on by any human that will pay attention to him.  The vet staff has recently nicknamed him “Fabulous Fred” and we couldn’t agree more!  If you are interested in adopting Fred, visit! n

Sam is a BIG, sweet Tennessee Walking Horse gelding who was surrendered when his owner died. He is at a great weight and has now been vaccinated and dewormed. He is a quiet horse who does not make a fuss about other horses and sort of does his own thing. We have a feeling that Sam was very well loved. He does fine under saddle and would make an excellent trail riding horse.

Dutch Rabbit who was taken to Animal Control after being found wandering a local neighborhood. Twix has one blue eye and one brown eye making her look very unique. She is a very sweet girl who loves to be held and brushed. We are unsure of her exact age but think she is a younger adult. She loves to eat veggies and hay and explore new things. She is very smart and has taken to litterbox training very quickly.

If you are interested in adopting Sam, please visit our website,! n

If you are interested in adopting Twix, please visit our website,! n

Bruno was found as a stray and taken in by Red Dog Farm. He’s doing great in his foster home, has had no accidents, doesn’t bark, and is good both around the house and in the crate. Bruno definitely enjoys being outside especially when he’s playing with his foster siblings. He doesn’t mind other cats or dogs. He is getting used to be walked on a leash and is learning quickly. If you are interested in adopting Bruno, please visit our website,! n


June 2011

Twix is a female

Roxy came to Red Dog Farm from animal control as a very sick and skinny goat. She was examined by our veterinarian and treated for a virus in her mouth and eyes that were making her feel terrible.  This poor girl has been through a lot and is now in great hands in her foster home where her food is being soaked for her to make it easier for her to swallow. Roxy is now feeling much better and is available for adoption.  If you are interested in adopting Roxy, please visit our website,! n

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SPCA of the Triad Please call to adopt us!

Sunny is a very gorgeous 2


year old Tabico who came to us as a mommy with 3 babies. When she was done taking care of those babies, we got a litter of 5 newborns who Sunny graciously took on and took care of as if they were her own. She is a patient and sweet little girl who now needs someone to take care of her. Do you have room in your home and heart for Sunny? She will make a great pet for some lucky family.

Stabler is a precious 10 week old kitty who came into our shelter with his sister, Olivia. They are so sweet together and love to cuddle and play. Both of these adorable babies are looking for their forever homes. Do you have room for one or both of them in your family? They will keep you smiling!

If you think you might be interested in adopting Sunny, please call the SPCA at 375-3222. n

Call the SPCA at 375-3222 to make Stabler your newest family member. n

Marley is a 7

Sassy is a super friendly and outgoing 8 week old kitty with beautiful markings. This girl is very soft and fluffy, just like a little teddy bear! She is a total lover- enjoys being held and cuddled with. She would love to make you laugh and brighten your days- do you have room in your heart for this little girl? Call the SPCA at 375-3222 to adopt Sassy. n


month old loving little guy with tons of personality and curiosity. He likes to play with other dogs and would do great with a family that enjoys taking long walks and being outside. He would enjoy his own backyard to roam around in, and wouldn’t mind a brother or sister dog to play with. He is house trained, knows most of his commands, and is extremely smart. If you would like more information on Marley, please call the SPCA at 375-3222. n

Bubba is a

Check out Duke- a little Pekingese full of spunk and personality. He is very friendly and loves other dogs, cats and all people. He is a lap dog, but also enjoys going on little walks around the neighborhood. He has a heart condition and will need to take medication for the rest of his life, however he is well worth it! :) Duke would love to find his forever family, but he would settle for a foster family!

shy poodle mix who came to the SPCA after being badly neglected for most of his 5 years of life. Bubba is looking for his forever home, but he would settle for a foster home. He is not comfortable here at the shelter with all the noises and people, and would prefer to relax in a home. If you are interested in adoption, or would like to learn more about fostering, please let us know!

Call the SPCA at 375-3222 if you can open up your heart and home to Duke. n

If you are interested in adopting Bubba and giving him the home he is looking for, please contact the SPCA at 375-3222. n


June 2011

Animal Welfare & Rescue Groups A New Leash on Life

336.723-1303, ext. 104 Almost Home Dachshund Rescue Society Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation Animal Control of Forsyth County 336.703.3647 Animal Rescue & Foster Program 336.574.9600

Animal Rescue of Stokes County Boston Terrier Rescue of NC 336.339.4368

Basset Rescue Crew of the Southeast, Inc. 803.658.8229

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue

Finding Great Homes for Jack Russell Terriers

NC Airedale Rescue

Forsyth Humane Society 336-721-1303

Four Seasons Boxer Rescue

NC Schnauzer Rescue

Friends in Need Animal Rescue

336-790-7142 336.674.5774

Pug Rescue of NC

Flurry’s Hope

(A Second Chance for Blind Horses)

Red Dog Farm 336.644.7807

German Shepherd Rescue Adoptions

Ruff Love Rescue

Greyhound Friends of NC Safe Haven Equine Rescue & Retirement SPCA of the Triad 336.297.5020 336.375.3222

Happy Hills Animal Foundation 336.622.3620

Tailless Cat Rescue

Humane Society of the Piedmont

United States Equine League

English Springer Rescue America

Lab Rescue of NC

Feral Cat Assistance Program, Inc. Spay/Neuter: 336.378.0878, #1 Adoptions & donations: 336.378.0878, Line 3 or Info on feral cats: 336.378.0878, #2

Loving Pet Inn Adoptions, Inc.

Project Racing Home Greyhound Adoptions

Friends of Penny Min Pin Rescue 336.299.3060 Planned Pethood Spay & Neuter Clinic (Program of Humane Society of the Piedmont) 336.299.3999

Doberman Rescue of the Triad 336.855.1899

Guilford County Animal Shelter

Coalition to Unchain Dogs

Piedmont Wildlife Rehab, Inc.

Friends Forever Adoptions

Carolina Care Bullies

NC Cat Adoption Team 336.643.0233

Chihuahua Rescue & Transport

336.294.3822 or 336.708.0343


Miracles at Work Rescue

336-669-5553 Triad Golden Retriever Rescue We Care Shepherd Rescue

336.987.7122 Wildlife Care, Inc.

336.697.4006 336.393.0670

3741 High Point Rd. Ronald J. Komich, DVM Complete Medical, Dental and Surgical Care for Dogs, Cats, Greensboro, NC 27407 Katherine J. DeVore, DVM Birds, Pocket Pets & Exotics 336-299-5431 • Special Wellness Programs Maria Syska, VMD

Dr. on call after hours Melanie Tims, DVM 336-299-5435

for All Breeds & Life Stages • Ultrasound & Endoscopy • Acupuncture • Boarding & Grooming

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Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation (W/S) Please call to adopt us!


Emma is an approximately 9 month old border collie mix. Emma has a fantastic, outgoing personality. She has never met a stranger and loves everyone she meets! Emma is amazingly smart; she knows basic commands and is housebroken and crate trained. Emma would do best in a relatively active home that can continue training with her as well. She loves to play but also likes to snuggle and take naps with her people. Emma can’t wait to have a family of her own!

Sir Henry was rescued from an apartment complex where he had been abused by children. He suffered a broken jaw and lost the tips of his ears to frostbite. This one year old kitty has had a hard life and is looking for someone to give him the loving home he deserves.

Call 768-7387 if you would like to meet Emma. n

Call 768-7387 to meet Sir Henry and learn more about him. n

Frannie is a special needs cat. She lost her sight to undiagnosed hypertension. Her blood pressure is under control now, but she will never regain her sight. Frannie manages quite well in a space she is familiar with. She’ll need a special, loving home. Call 768-7387 if you would like to know more or if you are interested in giving Frannie the special home she needs. n

Havanna is a one year old Border Collie mix. She is extremely intelligent and is crate trained and housetrained. Havanna is a super friendly little girl who gets along great with her foster doggie sister. She loves people of all ages and doesn’t hesitate in approaching new people to try to make friends. She’s got a lot of energy and she loves zooming around during play time. She is quick to learn and responds well to training. Havanna would be a great addition to an active family who would be willing to include her in their daily activities to keep both her mind & body engaged. Call 768-7387 if you would like to meet Havanna. n


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Molly is a young spayed female Beagle/Dachshund mix, approximately 40 lbs. She is upto-date on all shots and preventatives. Molly was surrendered by her owners when they lost their jobs and were no longer able to care for her. Molly gets along very well with other dogs. She’s extremely sweet, though she can be a little shy when meeting new people. Once she’s gotten comfortable with someone she will eagerly nuzzle her head into people’s hands, asking to be petted. She happily accepts treats and affection easily from people she knows, and it’s clear this little girl wants to belong to someone. Call 768-7387 if you would like to meet Molly. n

Char is an FFC (formerly feral cat) who decided she wanted to come indoors and become an indoor kitty. She’s probably about a year old and is turning into quite a love. She will make a great companion for some lucky person or family. Call 768-7387 if you would like to make Char your newest family member. n

FORSYTH COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL The beauty of an animal is that their love is unconditional.



Hi I’m Blue! Did you know a cat in a hurry can sprint at about thirtyone miles per hour?

Hi I’m Fabio! Did you know a cat will spend nearly 30% of its life grooming itself?


CINDY Hi I’m Cindy! Did you know a cat cannot see directly under its nose? This is why the cat cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor.

Hi I’m Jan! Did you know cats purr at the same frequency as an idling diesel engine, about 26 cycles per second?

SAM Hi I’m Sam! Did you know a cat's tail held high means happiness? A twitching tail is a warning sign, and a tail tucked in close to the body is a sure sign of insecurity.

STILTON Hi I’m Stilton! Did you know a cat's hearing rates as one of the top in the animal kingdom? Cats can hear sounds as high-pitched as 65 kHz.

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Baby. Hi I’m Baby!


Did you know a cat can jump as much as seven times its height? Well Baby hasn’t been training as actively so her vertical is a little short of that. Still not ready for the NBA, but her talent for sleeping is amazing. This two year old has a knack for finding comfy places to curl up. She’d love a nice soft lap to snuggle up in and get a few scratches around her ears. She’s a soft pretty orange kitty who needs a loving home. If you have room for another “Baby” in your heart, she’s your girl.

Cali. Hi I’m Cali! Did you know a cat’s brain is more similar to a human’s brain than that of a dog? Cali is sure she will be the next Einstein. Already she has learned how to open our cabinets to find her way to the treats. Being just two months, we’re super excited to see what she picks up next. You might say she's as curious and as beautiful as that other Cali on TV. No, she doesn't solve crimes, but she does solve the mystery of why anyone would love to have an outstanding friend like Cali.

Call 703-3647 to find out how you can adopt me! n

Call 703-3647 to find out how you can adopt me! n

Buffy. Hi! I’m Buffy! Did you know a cat’s sense of taste is keener than a dog’s sense of taste? Ah, the lavishness of fine dining. Buffy loves her wet cat food. She hardly eats anything else. No she doesn’t go after vampires, but she does love her kitty food. This year old diva needs a place to eat a good home cooked meal. Do you think you could provide your lap for her luxury? Her huge eyes make her irresistable, stop by and see for yourself.

Snow. Hi I’m Snow! Did you know a twitching tail is a warning sign, and a tail tucked in close to the body is a sure sign of insecurity? But you’ll never see those signs from this little lady. Snow is six weeks old and full of life. Pick her up and she’ll perch on your shoulder like a parrot for as long as you let her or until she sees something shiny. She’s as pretty as a little snowflake and so much fun to be around.

Call 703-3647 to find out how you can adopt me! n

Call Call 703-3647 to find out how you can take me home! n

Spartacus. Hi I’m Spartacus! Did you know a cat can be right-pawed or leftpawed? Either way, this cat has the tools for climbing. You just can’t keep Spartacus still. He and his brothers Percy and Alexander are quite the crew. All about two years old, they still act like kittens. A pretty white face and matching “socks” make his quite the handsome boy. He can’t be beat for entertaining and making you laugh! Come by and meet Spartacus and his two brothers, they are sure to win you heart.

Hi I’m Candace! Did you know Americans spend more on cat food than on baby food? And this three month old is no exception. She once tracked a single piece of cat food all the way from another room. So come on down and have a visit with our famous food lover. Playful and loving, she’d make the perfect pet for someone looking for a great companion.

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Julian. Hi, my name is Julian. I just turned a year old last month.Yes, I frequently hear people discussing my extraordinary good looks. Nature has been good to me. I am very loving yet playful too. If you have other cats, I hope they like to wrestle. Of course, if I am the only one, that’s ok, too. I have plenty of love to give! Please come by Sheets Pet Clinic and meet me or call 336-852-8488. Oh yeah, I have been neutered, micro-chipped, tested and vaccinated. My adoption fee is only $75.00! Quite a bargain for such a handsome putty tat! Julian is sponsored by WILD BIRDS UNLIMITED: We bring people and nature together! June 2011



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Amber. Hi, I’m Amber! I’m one year old. My owner surrendered me and my kittens due to financial reasons. When I came to FHS I was very skinny and have spent lots of time trying to get my curves back! I am a very affectionate feline, so if you are looking for a lovebug, look no further! I would be a great addition to a family, so I hope I can come home with you and become a part of yours!

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I’m Jackson! I’m four years old, an easy- going dog, and always have a smile on my face. I’m currently in foster care where I get to play in the yard with my foster family and their dogs. I can’t wait to find my forever home...we’ll have tons of fun and make great memories together. If

Dottie. Hi, I’m Dottie and I’m three years old. Don’t you love my freckles?? I’m a little shy at first but I am a happy girl with lots of love to give. I walk well on a leash, and love to get compliments on my pretty coat while on long walks. I would love to be in a home where I can be the baby! I love to get rubbed behind the ears and lounge in the house at your feet. Hope I’m the girl for you! Call 721-1303 to find out how you can adopt me! n


Hi, I’m Marmalade, but everyone calls me Lady. I’m two years old and I was brought to FHS VERY pregnant, and ended up having 8 puppies a few hours later. What a day! I’ve been in foster care for a few months recovering, and I love being a part of a family! I am housebroken, very sweet, and easy going. I hope the right family will come along and pick me as their new pet! Call 721-1303 to find out how you can adopt me! n

Dodger. Hi, I’m Dodger! I am a friendly lil fella, four years old, and I’m looking for a forever home. I am currently in foster care, practicing housebreaking, crate training, and some tricks too! I love playing with kids and am good with other dogs. I have a lot of energy, but don’t mind lounging on the couch and watching a baseball game every once in a while!

I’m Mooch! I’m a handsome ball of fluff, looking for a forever home. I am a loving cat who loves attention and affection. I would love it if you could brush me often, and always be ready to snuggle. I hope you’ll pick me as your new 4-legged companion. I’m only one year old, so I have lots of years to give you lots of love.

If you think you would like to meet me, please call 721-1303. n

Call 721-1303 to find out how you can adopt me! n


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Canine Heatstroke Prevention By Meredith Witherspoon

It’s that time of year again! The kids are out of school and it’s summertime in North Carolina. The weather is hot and humid. There are lots of fun activities for your whole family to participate in, including your canine family pet. We’re going to cook outs, swimming, on vacations, summer grooming appointments, and of course, errands to the store and other places that you can’t bring in your furry friend from the car. You then tell yourself, “I won’t be too long”, but how long is too long? Time goes by extremely fast. I did an experiment before writing this article to see how much higher the temperature gets in a vehicle in twenty minutes. From 2:35-2:55 p.m., the outside temperature was 91.4°F and the car temperature was 113.4°F in direct sunlight. In the shade, the outside temperature was the same as before, 91.4°F, and the car temperature was 105.4°F. Even if the car was in the shade with the windows cracked for 20 minutes, the dog would overheat at 106°F. Dr. Swanner of Reidsville Veterinary Hospital answered some of my questions about canine heatstroke. How many cases of heatstroke have you experienced? Dr. Swanner said, “At least a dozen in my medical career, mostly during the summer months.” What are the symptoms of heatstroke? “The dog gets overheated and starts to feel really hot, then they start to pant excessively, and then begin to stumble or stop moving. Dogs can die from a heatstroke soon after they lay down and stop panting.” Can a dog recover from heatstroke? “Yes they can, we try to cool them down slowly and then we administer I.V. fluids so they cool down internally and don’t become dehydrated.” What would be your recommendations to prevent heatstroke? “Never leave a dog in a vehicle. If it is an outdoor dog, make sure it has access to plenty of water in the shade. If you have breeds such as a pug, boxer or bulldog, breeds that have trouble breathing, then I would advise you not to take them on long walks during the summer months. If a dog does get heatstroke, hose he/she down with a cold garden hose and put them in the car with the A.C. on high and bring them to a nearby Veterinary Clinic.” I can’t count the number of times I have seen a dog outside in the hot sun or a dog in a vehicle in the sun with the windows cracked in a store parking lot. If you want to take your dog out in the summer, please make sure that you have cold water for your dog and remember to turn the A.C. on in the car and park it in the shade. I also found a link to some dog cooling vests at Remember, heatstroke can kill your family pet. Meredith is the 16 year old daughter of Adam & Valerie Witherspoon. She’s been working with all types of animals since she was five years old. Meredith owns a rescued Australian Shepherd named Dawson.


June 2011

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Just Because… everyone needs a home! You can sponsor an ad for an animal from our local shelters or rescue groups for

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Morgaine is 8 years old but this girl could pass for half her age! She’s a sweet and friendly girl with a winning personality. Morgaine is playful and curious and gets along great with the other cats at the shelter. It’s a mystery to us how a girl like this ever became homeless. She will make a wonderful companion for some lucky person or family. If you are looking for a girl like Morgaine, you can meet her at PetSmart on

Dylan. Like the song, I was “Like a Rolling Stone”, until someone found me and brought me out to the shelter. I’m a gorgeous tri-colored Aussie mix, 3

Lawndale-c/o Guilford County Animal Shelter, or you can call 336-297-5020. Please ask for her by ID 10438811.

years old and weigh 49 lbs. I need only a couple of things in life - a large fenced in area to play, to be an only dog and someone to love me! I’m microchipped, neutered, up to date on all shots and I come with 30 days pre-paid health insurance, a real deal for $70.00. Contact Guilford County Animal Shelter, 336-297-5020. Ask for him by ID - A12395618.

Morgaine is sponsored by Jennifer in honor of Marie Monroe. Please adopt!

Dylan is sponsored by Avalin & James Inman, for In-Tune Auto in honor of their Dad. Please adopt!

Delilah is beautifully

Tigger is a pretty little girl

trained in obedience and agility at the New Leash on Life program at Forsyth Correctional Center. She is both house-trained and crate-trained. Delilah is affectionate, sweet, a little shy and so full of love. This Lab mix loves treats and walks, kisses and snuggles. If you would like to make Delilah a member of your family, please contact Forsyth Humane Society at 336-721-1303 x102 or send an email to

who loves being showered with attention. She’s six years young and small in size. Tigger loves being carried around and will snuggle up to you if you give her half the chance. So if you are looking for a friendly, affectionate feline to spend your days with, then look no more. You are looking for Tigger! She will be spayed as a part of her adoption fee. Meet Tigger at The Guilford County Animal Shelter, or call 336-297-5020. Ask for her by ID A12213602.

Delilah is sponsored in honor of Jody at Scooby-Dos, Mobile Pet Grooming, Inc.

Tigger is sponsored by Hairworks by Dianne. Please Adopt!

Aiden is an adorable two year

Alexander. If

family member, come meet him at The Guilford County Animal Shelter, or you can call 336-297-5020. Please ask for him by ID 12466568.

you would love a sweet boy to cuddle and sit in your lap, Alexander is your buddy. He sports a soft, pretty white coat that feels like velvet. He’s around two years old, still playful, but calm and loving. He was shy when he first came to us. But now he loves attention and gets along well with other cats too. Contact Forsyth County Animal Shelter, 336-703-3647. Ask for him by ID - A232911.

Aiden is sponsored in memory of Robert Lee Eanes.

Alexander is sponsored by Jennifer in honor of Deb & Jennifer. Please adopt!

old Terrier mix who is as playful as he is loveable. Take one look into his gorgeous eyes and you are sure to fall in love! This guy will steal your heart. Aiden will make a great addition to some lucky family and he is hoping to find them soon. He will be neutered as part of his adoption fee. If you would like to make Aiden your newest June 2011


Specific Breed Rescue Groups Please see contact information listed with each featured animal.

Babe. Hello! I’m Babe. I am 4 years old and a very sweet girl if I must say so myself. I love to play with the other dogs in the yard for a while, but then I like to come in and take a nap. They call me Babe Carolina Basset Hound Rescue for good reasons. I am house trained and crate trained, and I don’t bark very much. I’m ready to put my days on the road behind me — would you be my forever family? If you’re interested in adopting me or one of the other bassets at CBHR, please contact n

Jedi is a 6 year old wonderfully mannered dog! He is house, leash and crate trained. He adores his people and runs to greet his Foster Dad with kisses! This is huge for Jedi because he was terrified of men when we first met him. Jedi can still be leery around strangers and although Boston Terrier Rescue of NC he ignores children when out, we feel that children in his forever home would upset the calm routine he enjoys. He has some mild arthritis in one back leg but it does not hinder his activity level. He plays ball and loves going for daily walks. He knows “come”, “eat”, “walk” and “no”, and listens to your every word, cocking his head back and forth. He’s incredibly obedient and affectionate and will flourish with a routine in a laid back family. Jedi’s adoption fee is $350. Call 339-4368 for more details. n

Tiny. Hello! I’m Tiny! I may

Four Seasons Boxer Rescue

Puppies, Puppies, Puppies! FSBR has puppies available for adoption. This litter includes 5 boys and 2 girls. Unfortunately, their mother developed an infection right after birth and was unable to care for them so they were surrendered over to FSBR. A foster mom has been bottle feeding and caring for them around the clock. Puppy adoption fees include three sets of puppy vaccinations and spay/neuter. They will be ready to go around the first week in June, but we are accepting applications now. Their Adoption Fee is $350/each. To adopt, visit and apply today! n

be an older Chi but I love people and get along just fine with the other foster dogs at my house. I am spayed, UTD on shots and on HW preventative. I’m house trained and laid back. I don’t really like to be picked up but I love to snuggle in my blankets and cover myself up. I have my foster Chihuahua Rescue & Transport mom trained to let me outside when I beg, and I love to lay on the deck in the sunshine. When I get too hot, I bark at the door and she lets me back in. What a life I have! To give me a forever home, visit and click on Dogs Available for Adoption. Then fill out an application. Someone will be right back in touch with you. n


Cochise was turned over to DRT as a result of skirmishes with another dog in the family, though he had been there the longest. He’s adjusted well here. . . just a happy, easygoing, teddy-bear-like lover who just wants to get along and enjoy his life and his human. He loves to play fetch and walks well on a leash. He’s a bit Doberman Rescue of the Triad tenuous about getting into a vehicle, but once in loves the ride. (Perhaps he hasn’t been out in a car much before.) He comes when called, loves to be out in the yard, and enjoys walking along beside his human, peacefully observing and exploring. He’s hoping for a new home that will give him a peaceful and loving environment for the rest of his life.

Here is a very sweet girl, Miss Lilo. She has a beautiful brindle coat and well proportioned body. Lovable Lilo loves playing a lot and loves to snuggle humans as well. For the most part, she is very calm. She is 11 months old & dog-friendly. If you are looking for a great companion for yourself that could be a buddy to other Carolina Care Bullies dogs, she is your lady. She needs a good home and will be a great addition to any household. Contact us for more details.

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Toy Poodles, Wiggles and Coco, never knew the day would come when their owner, their world, Jim Inman, would pass away. Who ever knew animals could grieve so much and for so long. No one knew the day would come when the 53 year old owner of In Tune Auto Care would pass away unexpectedly leaving behind his beloved pets, wife, children, and business in late January 2011. Fast forward a few months and you’ll find Jim Inman’s two youngest children, James and Avalin, deciding to take on the hard task of operating a full service mechanic shop. James Inman, President of In Tune Auto Care and Avalin Inman,Vice President and Treasurer decided that not only would they keep their father’s dream alive, they would also incorporate his love for animals into their business. Jim Inman would always stop to help a turtle cross the road and he would always help an animal in need that lost its owner. He paid his daughter’s vet bills when her dog came down with Parvo, spent thousands of dollars on his Toy Poodle, Bebe, diagnosed with IMHA, and was heartbroken until the day he passed away because she did not survive. He cherished his two Toy Poodles, Wiggles and Coco, and treated them like royalty. His love for animals was passed down to his children who each own several animals – dogs, cats, birds, and even ferrets. James and Avalin show their love by advertis- Jim’s love for animals was passed down to his children! ing in Triad Happy Tails Magazine and they plan to begin sponsoring animals that are up for adoption at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. They hope to keep In Tune Auto Care running until it comes time to pass it down to their children, but they will not only pass down their business, they will pass down their love for animals like their father did. Stop by and see James, Avalin and Alan. Feel free to chat with them about your pets!

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Freya came to us scrawny and hairless from the Wayne County Animal Shelter. We don’t know anything about her past, but somewhere along the way someone cared enough to get her spayed. Since being in rescue, she has turned into a beautiful black & red, long coated, full figured girl. She’s approximately 5-6 years old and a little sensitive German Shepherd to heat. Freya gets along ok with dogs, Rescue & Adoptions is a little too interested in cats and likes kids. She loves to go for walks, car rides, and swimming but her favorite thing is to be with her people. She is housebroken and leash trained, and a “convince me your way is better” kind of girl, so a family that can make up her mind for her would be good. Visit for more information. n

Trevor is an active, eager 2 year old male who is a bit underweight on a medium frame. He is goofy and loves children, but needs obedience training and practice on a leash. Trevor is heartworm positive Triad Golden Retriever Rescue and started treatment on May 4. We will post updates on our website once he has completed treatment. If you would like more information on Trevor or other golden retrievers, please visit n


Chloe. Meet Chloe, a smart and playful female JRT who was born on 9-5-05. She has been spayed, microchipped, and is up to date on all shots and is heartworm negative. She’s house, crate and leash trained and is super smart. Chloe is such a joy to be around, and is sure to steal your heart. She weighs 13 lbs and she loves to play with the other dogs in the rescue.

Hi! I’m Jim (Jim Mengel) I look quite different from most greyhounds. I have a pig nose, pink and large! But I’m okay with that. It makes me special. My beautiful coat looks black, but is brindle in the right light. On the other hand, like most greys, I am very loving and friendly. My friend Darwin took me to a meet ‘n’ great where I met lots of small dogs. They could definitely be my friends. So if you already have a little dog and have room Greyhound Friends for a tall slim dog, please adopt me! I’m of NC waiting for my forever family. For more information, call Blanche Fedor at 336-601-7810, or email or visit the Greyhound Friends of North Carolina website, n

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Smudge is a young, happy boy that loves to play with his foster sister! He is potty trained and does well in his crate. He is always so excited to see you that sometimes he has a hard time remembering not to jump, but luckily he is small. He is quite active and will do great in a yard with plenty of room to play. He is a smart boy... NC Lab Rescue very attentive and eager to learn. Smudge is very sweet, loves to be petted, and responds well when called. He loves his crate and has no problem going in when we leave and waits patiently to be let out when we get home. Smudge is very easy-going and will make a great addition to a family.

Hi! I am Bo, a beautiful chocolate min-pin boy! I even have a pedigree although I am not sure what that means!! I am so soft and silky, just like a plushy stuffed animal!! You will love to pet me, and I’d love to let you!! I am great in the car, love to walk, like to snuggle quietly in the bed Friends of Penny Min Pin Rescue with you at night, and not a huge barker. I also really enjoy a good game of tug-o-war with my people and will chase after a toy in a second. Oh yeah, and I know where I am supposed to go potty...OUTside!!! (See, told you I was a good boy!!) I don’t like to brag but Foster Mom says I am pretty awesome!

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Have a Little Faith

How One Shelter Dog Found a Permanent Home by Ashley Kirkman, Professional Pet Groomer at Guilford-Jamestown Veterinary Hospital

Osmund kept to himself for most of the day. Although he was mild-tempered and well behaved, he just didn’t seem to hit it off with anyone. Finally we met and immediately took to one another. It was as though he had been waiting on me all day! Osmund proved himself to be a forty pound lap dog with a laid back attitude toward my other Ashley with Maggie (left) and Osmund (right). dog Maggie, who was also there at the adoption fair. Knowing that t all began when Tim and Nora this situation was unique I began to consider Doran of Best Friends Bed & Biscuit all the responsibilities of adopting a third decided to have their first ever family pet. adoption fair. Being a part time When considering a new pet and how groomer at the boarding facility, he or she will fit into your life, there are which also offers daycare and training, I was responsibilities that a parent is faced to excited about being involved with the event. consider. How will this dog react to my other My mother and I baked lots of homemade pets? Osmund seemed obedient enough to be healthy dog snacks to sell, which all of our well behaved and easily trained to be around rescued pets taste-tested and approved. As another dog, as well as our cat. Also consider well, I offered my pet bows, bandanas, hand your living environment and the size of the knitted scarves, and grooming advice to the pet as well as the amount of exercise they will vending booth. We were prepared to sell require. Coonhounds are very active, but that’s and help support local rescue groups in okay because so are we, and I knew Osmund finding homes for pets in need. Little did I would enjoy hiking, camping, and boating know that I would be providing one of those with us! Finally, with a new pet comes a new homes myself! financial strain, so consider your budget and I live in a one-bedroom loft apartment in how much a new pet will impact your lifestyle. the downtown area, with my boyfriend and I knew that our family would be able to our two loving pets. We rescued our cat, Poe, provide Osmund with total veterinary care, and Border Collie mix, Maggie, and were and grooming of course! The only issue content with the family of four until we could that presented itself now was the higher than find a larger place. But sometimes fate has a average adoption fee. Osmund had been different plan, and in this case it was a fourpreviously diagnosed and then treated for legged red-tick coonhound named Osmund!


heartworms by the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Due to the high cost of treatment, his fee had been raised. Considering this and that my boyfriend was not available to consult with before making such a big decision, I was unsure that the adoption was going to be possible. But as I said, fate had a plan. Amazingly, several people stepped up and offered to co-sponsor Osmund’s adoption entirely! Guilford County Shelter volunteer Diane Collett of Rum Z Salon and Spa, as well as Nora and Tim of Best Friends Bed & Biscuit, extended their kindness to provide Osmund with a suitable home, and us with wonderful new family member! I couldn’t say no. Even without my entire family present to discuss the arrangement, fate dictated that Osmund was going home with Maggie and myself. On the drive home the two dogs were getting along marvelously and I was contemplating how I had the whole night to figure out how to deliver the news to my boyfriend. Or at least I thought I did, but when we arrived at the house I was shocked to find him home on a break. And here I come with Maggie plus one!! Of course he was initially disappointed to not have been involved with making the decision, but he understood the circumstances that led up to Osmund’s arrival. And by that evening he was asking for pictures to be sent and gushing over how well Osmund walks on a leash. In fact Osmund is doing very well with simple commands and getting along with both animals and us. Shelter dogs sometimes can get a bad rap, but have a little faith in them! Some dogs may need a little more work than others, but if you can find the right one for your family and take on all of the responsibilities that come along with it, I think you’ll agree that it’s worth it. June 2011


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The Storm’s Gift by James Colasanti Jr.


he dog and I are on the front porch at dusk. I am sitting in the rickety old white rocking chair staring at the first stars of the night. Darkening clouds flock to cover the evening sky with thunder echoing in the distance. And yet, it is still a

good night. He is at my side, where he always is, carefully keeping his tail out of harm’s reach. The storm clouds gather, fringing the horizon with curtains of rain, but they are nothing compared to what this dog has seen. He is from New Orleans--a long-haired dachshund and a Katrina rescue dog. It was there that after 12 years he was abandoned by his forever family. They left in a hurry and he watched from the window as the car pulled away never knowing when he would see them again. When the levees broke, the house began to flood with the murky waters. He climbed up on a porch chair and then on top of the porch railing. He could not move--sitting perched above the swirling waters. Days without food or water went by. People would pass in boats--staring--but no one stopped for him. Then one day a young fireman snatched him from the railing and threw him in the small motorboat. He was taken to a shelter, cleaned up, fed, and watered. It seemed like there were hundreds of other dogs and cats at this shelter. Weeks went by. One morning at a breakfast meeting, I told the director of the Animal Rescue & Foster Program, “I know I don’t need any more dogs, however, if there is an older dog--one that no one else wants--bring him or her back for me.” The rescue group was making a trip to New Orleans to rescue some animals and to find new homes for them. It was after midnight a week later when the van pulled into Greensboro. In the back of the van in a small kennel was a little black dog. A rescue worker grabbed him out of his cage and thrust him into my waiting arms saying, “Here’s your little dog!” After stroking the length of his fur, I knew that he and I would be friends forever. I named him Noah, saying, “Anyone who could survive a storm like Katrina needed a name of biblical proportions!” 38

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When Noah was neutered I received some disturbing news. The tears welled in my eyes when the vet said, “Noah is heartworm positive--high heartworm positive.” Like so many of the Katrina animals, heartworms are a problem in the Deep South. The veterinarians performed a “half-treatment” saying, “We don’t believe Noah’s heart is strong enough to survive a full dose.” They were right, but six years later he is still with us. Noah is now my forever dog. He sleeps by my side on the left side of the bed--that’s his spot. If there are any noises during the night, his ears are the first thing up. Although his whiskers have grayed, his hearing is still sharp. Oftentimes, I call him “Old Man,” because that is what he will always be to me. I took him in when no one else did and that makes it a lifetime commitment. Noah is my gift from the storm.

About the Author: James is the recipient of the Maxwell Medallion given by the Dog Writers Association of America for Best Essay for 2010. A past president of the Animal Rescue & Foster Program of Greensboro, NC., James shares his home with a housemate and 8 dogs. He is a lead clerk with Barnes & Noble Booksellers. His stories have appeared in Cesar’s Way Magazine and many others including the archives of and James can be reached by email at:

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Naome. My name is Naome, I spent my first year of life on a chain and I don’t ever want that life again. I have been spayed & am up-to-date on my shots. I am very loyal and loving and I know this because Gail tells me all the time! She says that I deserve the best life ever and hopes my new family has kids to play with because I love to run and play, but love to snuggle too. If you would like to meet Naome and give her the home she is looking for, please call Gail at Miracles at Work Rescue at 336-708-0343 or 336-294-2833. n Miracles at Work Rescue


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Training Your Pet

Morals and Our Dogs A Look at Why Theirs Differ From Ours

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ften times I have seen people look right at their dogs and say “You know better than that!” Usually it is at a time when their dog insults them the most with some of the most vile behavior. A dog poops on the floor, jumps up on the owner when they are wearing white, while earlier the dog was determined to find out just how much of its body it could cover in mud. Or the ever present, always comical, owner who tries to get their dog to sit at the vet. Owners often times are embarrassed, or even humiliated, and look at the dog thinking “How could you do this to me?!?!” Our morals today dictate that we don’t do things that are wrong. However, who determines what is wrong? Webster defines wrong as an injurious, unfair, or unjust act. While injurious can occur, unfair and unjust are not concepts that dogs understand. Why should our dogs be expected to adhere to our morals, without owners who dictate the standard of those morals? Here is where we go wrong. We ASSUME that the dog should know how to sit, not to jump on us when we don’t want them to, but be allowed when we do. We ASSUME that they should just figure out not to eliminate in the house. We ASSUME they should just accept and welcome all people we invite into our house. Do we, however, assume that our kids will just pick up an education as they grow, or do we teach them? Do we require each person to learn the same way at the same rate? I don’t think so.

All of this comes down to the last assumption… That dogs share our moral codes and values, and they simply don’t. If you laid a $100 bill and a $1 bill in front of a dog, which would he choose? Would he use them? He would probably eat them. If you ever call your dog a choice name, do they get offended? They may react to a harsh tone of voice, but not to the word. Once we can accept this as truth, then our dogs don’t tend to bother us as much. I see many, many people who love their dogs, but don’t like them. That is a problem, and one that is often self induced by the owners. Now, time to stop lecturing and get to the nitty gritty. What can we do? Step 1. Write down a list of the top five things your dog does to irritate or embarrass you. Once you have those things, look at each one individually and ask yourself why do they do this? Then look at how each thing applies to their daily lives - the causes, the effects, what the dog accomplishes (which is VERY important) and what is your reaction as the owner, and make a commitment to change your reaction, as it is clearly not working. Step 2. Remember: A dog will only do what it’s allowed to do. Take five weeks and address each thing, one week at a time. For example,


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if excessive barking is an issue, take a week to eliminate the cause of the barking, and correct the barking when necessary. You can do this in a variety of ways, but putting a leash on the dog and walking away from what they are barking at is always a good first step. Also you can use a can of air (like you use to clean your computer) and just spray it in close proximity to the dog, never directly at the dog. This will stop the behavior and then you can praise the dog for doing well! Don’t talk to the dog or give it any acknowledgement of the barking (no accomplishment). Remember this must be done on a leash, or you will be spinning your wheels. The leash is vital to keep the dog engaged and give you control. Watch as it slowly goes away! Each week address the next problem on the list. Keep in mind, to your dog, none of these things are wrong, and we just want to show the dog that these things that drive us postal are not needed or allowed. Step 3. Get some help. If you find that after five weeks you are not seriously reducing the five problem behaviors, don’t redefine insanity by trying the same things over and over and expect the dog to change. Call a professional for some help. I am always willing to give tips over the phone, (limited though, keep in mind I have to make a living!) CAUTION: This should only be done for non-aggressive behaviors. Aggressive behaviors should be dealt with by a professional. Also do not under any circumstances use food for a problem behavior. This, contrary to popular belief by many is not “positive reinforcement”, but merely teaches the dog to do the bad behavior so the end result will come which is a treat! DON’T DO IT! This takes a long time to correct once ingrained. Understanding what is good and moral to us may not be to our dogs, is critical in developing a relationship of trust between us and our dogs. Keep that in mind the next time you get embarrassed or frustrated with your dog, look for a positive and productive solution, rather than taking offense and destroying the morale of both you and the dog. I’ll post training tips on the Shiloh K-9 Facebook page for specific questions on how to deal with a non aggressive problem behavior. Ask on our Facebook page, and I will address it. Take care everyone, and enjoy the summer with your dog!

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