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he stray Labrador Retriever at a California shelter must have been a family pet. Young, friendly, and in good shape, she loved playing fetch with staff. An owner never showed up to reclaim the dog that ran back and forth in her kennel. The portly pooch’s high energy drive deemed her unadoptable. Euthanasia was around the corner. But the big playful Lab didn’t die. Instead, she now serves as a valued member of the California-based Search Dog Foundation (SDF). A trainer recognized that Trevor (her new name) had the focus and drive needed to succeed in search and rescue. She just needed someone to channel that raw energy. Founded in 1995 by retired teacher Wilma Melville, SDF changed the way we respond to emergencies. Highly skilled teams composed of firefighters and their sniffing dogs climb through rubble of collapsed buildings, twisted steel of train derailments, and schools crushed by earthquakes to find survivors. The work is dangerous for both man and beast. Unstable buildings might cave in. Sheared-off metal in crushed rail cars can sever limbs. Weather conditions can be treacherous to work in. But search and rescue can’t pick and choose disasters. They are always ready. SDF rushed to New York City on September 11, 2001 when terrorists brought down the Twin Towers into a smoldering pile of bent steel, shattered glass, and pulverized cement, burying over 2,000 employees. Few people were found alive despite days of exhaustive searching by hundreds of workers and K-9 teams breathing air choked with soot and ash. December 6, 2007 brought tragedy to Jacksonville, Florida. A parking garage under construction suddenly collapsed. According to a witness at the scene, “the garage went down like dominoes.” Clouds of dust and debris shot through the air and were visible across the St. John’s River. At least 23 construction workers were rescued, some seriously injured. But one worker was unaccounted for. He lay buried under mounds of rubble. Six SDF K-9 teams responded. (Pictured left - Baxter, Weckbacher and Durian in Haiti. Photo by Marco Dormino, courtesy of United Nations.)

Emergency personnel stabilized the scene to prevent further injury and loss of life so the K-9 teams could search for the missing man. For the next two days, the teams worked around the clock. Finally, on the third day an audio/visual technician made a grim discovery, confirmed by cadaver dogs. The remains of the missing worker were eventually uncovered and identified. A staggering earthquake rocked the island nation of Haiti on January 12, 2010. The magnitude 7.0 quake leveled much of Haiti, one of the poorest nations in the Western hemisphere. Homes, schools, hospitals, factories and private business were demolished. Reaching people in the rural areas was particularly difficult because the already shaky infrastructure was ruined. The government barely functioned after years of coups, fraud, and dictatorships so they could offer little help. Nations from around the world quickly descended on Haiti with doctors, engineers, food, and medicine. SDF sent seven teams. Back home in California, at least 21 additional teams are on stand-by alert. By January 15th, SDF had located three girls trapped alive for three days. According to a briefing issued by the SDF, handler Bill Monahan and his dog Hunter, a guide dog “failure,” searched a neighborhood near the Presidential Palace. They concentrated on a bowlshaped area of rubble, the remains of a four story building. After criss-crossing the devastated area, Monahan neared the survivor’s scents beneath several feet of shattered concrete. Hunter’s bark pinpointed the exact location. Monahan reassured the frightened girls and passed bottled water through the debris. Soon the dust-covered girls were extricated from their nightmare. None had serious injuries. “This is the moment that SDF Search Teams train for,” says Wilma Melville, SDF Founder. “When one SDF team succeeds, all our teams succeed. Our thoughts are with our teams in Haiti, who continue to comb through the rubble into the night. Their perseverance,

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skill, and strength in the face of extreme challenges make us all proud.” In all SDF made ten live finds during their Haitian rescue mission. By January 22nd, the exhausted teams prepared to return home to the US. How does SDF work? All search and rescue dogs track human scent. The canine nose may look benign as it wiggles at the scent of a dog biscuit but their olfactory sense is extraordinarily powerful. According to Ed Presnall, author of Mastering Variable Surface Tracking: The Component Training Approach, tracking judge and expert on the dog’s sense of smell, “A dog has up to 250 million receptor cells comprising an olfactory epithelium, depending on the breed.” Presnall says that dogs have the ability to follow people because humans leave a scent behind, tiny bits of skin cells. The human body sheds about 50 million cells each minute, plenty of scent for the dog to follow. Through smell, search and rescue dogs are trained to track lost children deep into the forest, pick up the whiff of hidden narcotics being smuggled across the border, find traces of accelerant at suspected arson sites, and detect explosives in war-torn areas. Tracking down even the faintest trace of a human scent can be life-saving. Why is SDF unique? Nearly all their dogs are plucked off death row at animal shelters across the US. Some fail as guide or service dogs for the disabled. Others are rescued from breed rescue groups. A few are donated by breeders. According to Celeste Matese-

vac, director of community relations for SDF, “These dogs demonstrate high energy, tenacity, and boldness, making them ideal for search and rescue, but unsuitable for a family pet.” They are, however, perfect for search and rescue. That is their redemption. SDF adheres to strict guidelines. For every 100 dogs tested, only one or two make the cut. Matesevac says that after passing the stringent screening and testing criteria, the dogs go through a six-month training program to harness their high energy, drive and tenacity into life-saving skills. Then, they are matched with a firefighter to complete the training. The handler and dog must attain the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Advanced Certification to perform search and rescue work. In addition to testing search and rescue skills, the FEMA test judges obedience, direction control and bark alert. Dogs must show precision on an agility course, knowledge of building markings and safety concerns. Every two years they must be re-certified. FEMA’s three-hour test weeds out ineffective candidates. For example, both dog and handler have 20 minutes to find six victims in a 15,000-square-foot setting. Piles may be made out of wood, concrete, green waste or drywall. Handlers are judged on their ability to read their dogs and understand their cues. Dogs must ignore other scents tossed into the rubble as distractions. Only the most skilled pass the grueling test. FEMA sets a national standard. A team with FEMA certification is ready for any disaster deployment. Continued on page 14 Rescue team Baxter and Gary, photo courtesy of United Nations.

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Continued from page 12 Wherever they are located, SDF handlers and their dogs train weekly to sharpen their skills. They do not slack off. Training is on-going for handlers and dogs so they are always ready for the next disaster. SDF is dedicated to their canine staff. When a dog is too old or injured to work, she either retires with the handler or is placed with a loving family to spend her twilight years in style and comfort. “Once rescued it will never need to be rescued again,” says Matesevac. If the SDF program becomes too rigorous for a dog, he too is placed in a responsible home. Dogs like Jester—aka Mr. Hollywood—an Aussie-mix, rescued from a shelter, and Cody, a Golden Retriever that ended up with a breed rescue, will continue to sniff through buildings flattened by hurricanes, trains torn apart in wrecks, and in thick sloppy mudslides searching for survivors. Once abandoned by owners as hopeless cases, these dogs were given a chance to be heroes when SDF stepped in. They have not disappointed either. Besides its California base, SDF teams serve Florida, New York, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma, Washington, DC and the Baja region of Mexico. Three teams protect Florida: Daisy Soto-Spira and Splash, Julie Padl14

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eford-Jansen and Lilly-Belle, and Marsha Hall and Trapper. No national training center exists for search and rescue dogs to work, train and network together. That is one of SDF’s visions – to find a suitable location and build a national training academy for search dogs across the country. Three hungry, thirsty and scared little Haitian girls struggling for life under a collapsed building, owe their lives to search and rescue dogs once destined to die. SDF is a proud and noble organization that is dedicated to saving lives, human and canine. Hundreds of people are alive today because of warm wet noses and the handlers who guide those dogs.

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NATURAL DOG BEHAVIOR by Luis Silva of Bark Busters

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ogs will be dogs. Even so, while some bad behaviors are natural, they do not have to be normal.

Let’s face it. Some of the things dogs do drive us crazy. And yet, digging, chewing and jumping all come naturally to dogs. Let’s look at some examples. Jumping begins as play behavior among puppies. They jump on and wrestle each other to prepare themselves for adult life when they’ll have to figure out their place in the pack. While most people think that a dog is saying hello when he jumps up, he’s actually demonstrating his dominance. The dog is saying that the house is his and that he is making the rules—or, he may be challenging you to “play” for leadership. Barking is a natural form of dog communication. In a pack consisting of only dogs, however, there is usually very little barking. But in human-canine packs—our families—barking can happen way too much. We tend to miss the more subtle messages from our dogs, so they learn that people “need” to hear barks to respond. Answering the front door is another natural behavior, as the front door signifies entry to your dog’s den, and he’s inquisitive about who’s there and what’s happening. This doesn’t mean that barking and pushing should be tolerated. If you can’t have a conversation with a delivery person or welcome a guest into your home, you as the pack leader need to set boundaries. When dogs are allowed to make decisions for us (as in how to greet visitors), they tend to do it badly.

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Mouthing and nipping are behaviors that puppies learn as part of play—which is one reason dogs are designed with thick, loose skin that can handle a few nips and nibbles. Pups usually learn bite inhibition from the reactions of their littermates or from older dogs. Unfortunately, people often don’t convey the message clearly that nipping is inappropriate. Many of our reactions unintentionally encourage more nipping.

Coprophagia, or eating feces, is absolutely disgusting to people. Even so, it is a natural dog behavior. There are two good reasons for it. First, a mother dog will stimulate her very young puppies to toilet by licking their genital and anal areas. When they go, she consumes the excrement in order to keep the nest area clean. This is a puppy’s first exposure to the behavior. Second, dogs who persist in the habit may find some nutritional benefit, either from undigested food or from the bacteria that are present. These and many other natural dog behaviors are triggered by instinct, so dogs don’t understand that there is anything wrong with them. They aren’t doing them to make us mad—although that is often the result. When you understand the natural basis for your dog’s behavior, you can more easily learn to modify it. He’ll still be a dog with the personality you love. However, once everyone understands the rules, it’s much easier to play the game.

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Our Siberian husky, Tundra, is six years old and is always escaping from our yard. He used to dig out from under the fence, so we removed some of the dirt at the base of the fence line and put cement there. This stopped him from digging out, but then he found a way to open the gate. We put a lock on the gate, and now he jumps over the fence. No matter what we do to stop him, he finds a way to escape. We have finally started locking him in the garage when we aren’t home because we got tired of going to the animal shelter to pick him up all the time. Why is he always running away? Should we take this as a sign that he doesn’t like living here?

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It sounds like Tundra performs his escape routines when you aren’t home and he’s alone in the backyard He is probably bored or lonely or both. Before you leave him for long periods of time, give him some vigorous exercise to tire him out. A rousing game of fetch or a long jog (if you are so inclined) can do wonders to burn off some of his excess energy and make him less likely to run away. Loneliness can also motivate a dog to escape his yard in the hopes of finding companionship. Huskies, more than many breeds, are pack animals, bred to work in a group and to be around other dogs. Try hiring a professional pet sitter or a responsible, dog-friendly neighborhood teen to come over in the middle of the day to take Tundra for a walk or play fetch with him in the yard. Breaking up the isolation of his day will help reduce his desire to leave your yard in search of companionship. If you have the room and the financial ability, a second dog might be the perfect solution. Tundra’s attitude will also benefit from some obedience training. Enroll him in an obedience class so both you and he can learn the basics. Obedience training will reinforce the bond between you and Tundra and help him see you as his pack leader. If Tundra feels more connected to you emotionally, he’ll be less likely to want to leave your home. Obedience training will also give him more confidence and may reduce escape attempts that might be motivated by separation anxiety. In addition, you might want to secure your yard even further to help stave off any more of Tundra’s escape attempts. Since he has taken to jumping over the fence, consider adding wire at the top that is slanted inward at a 90-degree angle to the fence. Tundra will find it very difficult, if not impossible, to jump over the fence with this extension blocking his exit.

Tundra sounds like a tenacious escape artist who is determined to spend his time checking out the neighborhood. It’s doubtful that this is because he doesn’t like living with you. It’s more likely that when he’s alone, he feels compelled to provide his own amusement. The fact that Tundra is a Siberian husky also contributes to his tendency to roam. Siberians were bred to travel vast distances pulling sleds and to think for themselves while they worked. When Tundra decides to leave your yard, he is responding to his inbred urge to travel and be independent. When I first adopted Chipper, her Husky heritage frequently helped her magically disappear from my yard, but the Golden Retriever in her seemed to coax her back home to my front porch. She has managed to open locks from inside grooming cages and once even pawed open the dead bolt and doorknob to exit a hotel room in Colorado. You can take several steps to curb Tundra’s roaming, in addition to the excellent measures you have already employed. First, make sure Tundra is neutered. Male dogs are notorious for doing everything possible to escape their homes in order to search for females in heat. If Guilt-ridden or Just Plain Bored? Tundra is still intact, this could be the biggest source of your problem. Have him neutered right away and keep Increased work demands have recently called him confined until the raging hormones in his body for me to travel a lot more and my cat, Keeper, subside. a beautiful Bengal, is sometimes home alone

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for a night. I have friends who stop by to feed him if I am gone more than overnight, but he is still alone more than he used to be. When I came home from my last trip, he had shredded the toilet paper, clawed a corner of my couch, and tipped over a container on my desk that sent paper clips flying all over the floor. When I saw this, I marched up to him and yelled at him. He fled and hid under the bed for a while. Are cats capable of plotting revenge, and do they feel guilt when they do something we don’t want them to do?

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not a desired deed from your point of view. In other cats, these actions could illustrate separation anxiety. Whether a cat is bored or anxious depends on his temperament and relationship with his owner. Keeper cowered and hid under the bed when you yelled because he was frightened of your angry voice, not because he was feeling guilty about his “bad” behavior. He has no idea why you are angry, only that you are acting scary and threatening. My recommendation is to first take away feline temptations. When you’re not home, shut the bathroom door, put a covering on your couch to stop his claws, and tidy your desk. Next, provide Keeper with acceptable outlets for his boredom. These might include battery-operated toys that move when he touches them, a sturdy window perch for him to keep tabs on the neighborhood, or a circular trackball toy that encourages him to try to paw out the ball. You could try turning on the radio or television to add some sound to ease his solitude. There are videos of fish and birds and other cat-enticing images that might occupy his attention in your absence. When you do come home from those business trips, ignore any messes and greet Keeper with happiness and affection. Spend some time playing with him and petting him so that he doesn’t feel alone even with you back in the house. You may discover that he comes rushing up to greet you after an absence.

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Anxiety Wrap~ Stop Storm Fear....... 877 - 652 - 1266 www.anxietywrap.com See our Ad on page 27

Coral Springs Pet Resort................... 954 - 341 - 4123 www.coralsprings.vetsuite.com See our Ad on page 19

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Pets Unlimited.................................. 954 - 255 - 7387 www.cspetsunlimited.com See our Ad on page 7 (Exotics, Reptiles, Birds & Fish)

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serving All AreAs 5 Paw Pets......................................... 954 - 600 - 0131 www.5pawpets.com .................... 888 - 845 - 7297 See our Ad on page 13 Cageless Boarding.com .................... 954 - 260 - 4304 www.cagelessboarding.com

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PomPano BeaCh Pet’s Playground Grooming & Schools www.petsplayground.com ............. 954 - 782 - 4994 See our Ad on page 27 Pat’s Pedigree & Pet Grooming.......... 954 - 572 - 6505 See our Ad on page 23

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Pet SittinG & doG WalkinG all areaS 5 Paw Pets......................................... 954 - 600 - 0131 www.5pawpets.com .................... 888 - 845 - 7297 See our Ad on page 13

BroWard County / Palm BeaCh County Dogs Go Walking.com ................... 954 - 260 - 4304 www.dogsgowalking.com

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Best Friends (Sanctuary) Store........... 435 - 644 - 3001 www.bestfriendsstore.com See our Ad on the inside front-cover

Fiesta Pet Deli www.realfood4pets.com ............... . 954 - 971 - 2500 See our Ad on page 3 Have Dog...................................www.havedog.com Holistic Select............................. 800 - 225 - 0904 www.holisticselect.com/pp/jointheclub See our Ad on page 1 Pets Unlimited.................................. 954 - 255 - 7387 www.cspetsunlimited.com See our Ad on page 7

Friendly Dog Leash................................888 - 701 - 4083 www.friendlydogleash.com See our Ad on page 25 Furry Travelers, Inc......................... 866 - 553 - 8779 www.furrytravelers.com Golden Paws Online........................ 800 - 672 - 6868 www.goldenpawsonline.com Jazzy Tags.................................. www.JazzyTags.com See our Ad on page 27 www.petplanetmagazine.com 29


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Canine Beach, Ft. Lauderdale......... 954 - 761 - 5346 Hobe Sound Beach......................... 772 - 546 - 6141 Jupiter Beach........................A1A & Xanadu Road Dog Beach of Hollywood ~ Fee....... www.dboh.org

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Lake Worth Wet Kisses Pet Company...................... 561 - 439 - 0114 www.wetkissespetcompany.com See our Ad on page 23

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VeterinarianS & animaL cLinicS coraL SPringS Coral Springs Pet Resort and Medical Center www.coralsprings.vetsuite.com ....... 954 - 341 - 4123 See our Ad on page 19

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PomPano Beach All Aboard Animal Hospital, 1413 S. Dixie Hwy. www.allaboardanimal.com ...............954 - 785 - 7780

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Bird reScue Avian Protection Society........................................... www.avianprotectors.homestead.com/Rescue Feline-N-Feathers S. FL Rescue....... 954 - 943 - 5455 Lucky Parrot Sanctuary, Inc...................................... www.luckyparrot.org

cat reScue organizationS Carlowcats....................................... 561 - 667 - 7779 Cats Exclusive................................. 954 - 975 - 8349 Feline-N-Feathers S. FL Rescue...... 954 - 943 - 5455 Stray Aid and Rescue.............................................. www.strayaid.org ......................... 954 - 816 - 0799 The Cat Network...........................305 - 255 - 3482

cat & dog reScue A Second Chance Rescue................. 561 - 333 - 1100 Allen Babcock Rescue Inc............... 954 - 474 - 8198 www.Animal-Aid.com ... animalaidinc@aol.com Animal Rescue Force of South Florida, Inc........ www.animalrescueforce.org Chesed Rescue................................. 561 - 213 - 5773 Grateful Paws Dog & Cat Rescue... 954 - 462 - 8840 Raining Cats and Dogs.................. 561 - 929 - 0759 Rescue Rehab Home...................... 561 - 241 - 3676 Stray Aid & Rescue Inc.................... 954 - 816 - 0799 Tri-County Humane Society........... 561 - 482 - 8110

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Birch State Park, Ft. Lauderdale...... 954 - 564 - 4521 Easterlin Park, Oakland Park.......... 954 - 816 - 0799 John Prince Park, Lake Worth, 2700 6th Ave South Markham Park, Sunrise................... 954 - 389 - 2000 Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield........... 954 - 360 - 1315 South County Regional Park, Boca Raton............... 561 - 966 - 6600 Tree Tops Park, Davie....................... 954 - 370 - 3750

oFF LeaSh ~ dog ParkS Bark Park/Snyder Park, Ft. Laud.... 954 - 828 - 3647 Boca Raton Dog Park........................ 561 - 393 - 7821 Colohatchee Park, Wilton Manors..... 561 - 393 - 7821 Lake Ida Dog Park, DelRay Beach...... 561 - 966 - 6664


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Adopt-A-Bull Rescue, Inc........................................... www.adoptabullrescue.com ........... 954 - 802 - 1442 Alaskan Malamute..............................561 - 241 - 2347 Australian Shepherd Rescue....................................... www.aussierescue.org ..................... 561 - 945 - 6363 Boston Terrier..................................... 561 - 495 - 4920 Boxer Friends Inc......................................................... www.boxerfriends.org Buddies thru Bullies........................... 305 - 666 - 8870 Chihuahua Rescue...................................................... www.chihuahua-rescue.com .......... 954 - 989 - 9766 Cocker Spaniel................................... 954 - 566 - 6634 Dalmation Rescue....................................................... www.dalmationrescue.com ............ 305 - 940 - 3320 Florida Doberman Rescue.................. 954 - 581 - 9198 www.fldobermanrescue.bizland.com English Bulldog Rescue...................... 561 - 964 - 6070 305 - 666 - 8870 Florida Keeshond Rescue................... 904 - 223 - 6591 French Bull Dog.......................................................... www.frenchbulldogrescue.org ....... 305 - 935 - 6106 Friends of Greyhounds Inc.................. 954 - 578 - 0072 Golden Retriever.................................561 - 715 - 0477 www.goldenrescuesouthflorida.com Great Dane.........................................954 - 389 - 5389 561 - 748 - 4017 Greyhound..........................................954 - 925 - 7758 Greyhound Adoption League..............561 - 615 - 0818 Greyhound Pets of America................ 561 - 737 -1941 K94U Rescue......................................954 - 349 - 5859 www.k94urescue.com Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida Inc............... www.labradorrescue.net Magnolia Setter Rescue.......................352 - 821 - 2155 Old English Sheep Dog........................954 - 434 - 4970 Pug Club..............................................954 - 785 - 2515 Pug Rescue (CPR - east coast).............305 - 653 - 6531 Planet Pugs Rescue............................. .561 - 963 - 4554 Rottweiler Rescue........................................................ www.ggarr.org ..................................954 - 815 - 6363 Sabbath Memorial Dog Rescue...........305-634-1212 Shih Tzu Rescue................................954-680-6456 South Florida Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc............... www.sibrescue.com ............................. 954-540-7373 Saint Bernard.................................... 561 - 689 - 1911 Sunshine Airedalers Club..................561 - 707 - 8028 Sunshine All Breed Rescue Inc..........954 - 612 - 0794 Yorkie Rescue....................................954 - 476 - 5918 Yorkie Friends Rescue........................239 - 574 -9253

Broward Ferret Rescue..................... 954 - 977 - 4583 www.browardferretrescue.org Ferrets in the Sun Club and Rescue.......................... Rescue@ferretsinthesun.com

Low cost spay & neuteR A.R.F.F...........................................954 - 615 - 2733 Discount Spay and Neuter.............954 - 989 - 9879 Humane Society of Broward......... 954 - 463 - Spay Spay Shuttle................................... 561 - 233 - 1200 Stray Aid and Rescue.................... 954 - 816 - 0799

otheR impoRtant numbeRs A Rescued Pet is Wonderful............954 - 566 - 5069 Abandoned Pet Rescue....................954 - 728 - 9010 Adopt A Pet.....................................305 - 257 - 2275 Adopt A Stray..................................954 - 258 - 5123 Animal Aid Inc................................954 - 730 - 8398 Best Friends Animal Sanctuary....... 435 - 644 - 2001 www.bestfriends.org (Kanub, Utah) Broward County Humane Society.. 954 - 989 - 3977 Broward County Lost and Found.... 954 - 359 - 1318 Brow. Sheriff ’s Animal Abuse Unit 954 - 321 - 4830 Born Free Pet Shelter..................... 305 - 361 - 5507 Companion Animal Rescue........... 305 - 895 - 8514 Find Lost Pets & Investigate Cruelty 800 - 877 - 8729 Friends Forever Rescue.................. 786 - 229 - 9002 Hobo’s Wish....................................954 - 983 - 4769 Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League 561 - 686 - 3663 Pet Rescue Inc................................ 305 - 621 - 8354 Pets and Animals in Distress.......... 954 - 202 - 9991 Pets at Risk Rescue......................... 305 - 940 - 3320 Pets In Distress of Broward............954 - 472 - 8667 Pets in Distress of Miami / Dade 305 - 234 - 4536 Report Animal Cruelty................... 954 - 493 - TIPS SAD SAC Inc................................. 561 - 736 - 1313 Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary................................. (Ext. 2) 561 - 747 - 1598 South Florida Partners for Pets... 786 - 263 - 1709 The Florida Humane Society.......954 - 570 - 7678 The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation www.searchdogfoundation.org 888 - 459 - 4376

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Planet Rescue Zada is a 2 year beautiful Hound/Pit Bull Mix, white and black and has one blue eye and one brown eye. She would make a great family dog. She is tons of fun and sweet as sugar to boot. She loves to play with people and other dogs. She would do great with well-behaved children, no small children due to her size and strength. She is fully vetted, spayed, housebroken and crate trained.

A Second Chance Rescue 561-333-1100 www.asecondchancerescue.org

Zada

Tommy in the front, and his gal pal Snowball in the back, are 3 and 4-year old Maltese snuggle babies. Both came from a horrible life with a breeder that kept them in cages in the yard. Their teeth were so rotted they had to lose most of them in surgery. They are being loved and fostered by Nancy Suchoff. She said, “So far not a peep, just tail wagging.” Both are adoptable through Chesed Rescue and have been fixed, vaccinated, micro-chipped and are ready for a new start. Application at www.chesed-rescue.org to adopt. Tommy and Snowball thank you for your consideration…. Ruff, ruff.

Tommy and Snowball

Chesed Rescue, 561-213-5773 www.chesed-rescue.org

Hi! I’m Trixi! I am perhaps the sweetest dog you will ever meet. I love to cuddle! I am also quite happy in a soft, cushy dog bed. As you can see, my last owner let me get quite heavy. I am currently on a diet and love to go on walks. I think I’ve already lost weight! I don’t chew, I get along well with other dogs and cats, I am housebroken and love kids! My foster Mom thinks I am close to perfection. I do snore a bit when I’m sleeping, but as I lose weight that should stop! I am a Beagle Mix and about 7 years old. I would love to meet that special someone that just wants to shower me with hugs & kisses.

Rescue Rehab Home, info@rescuerehabhome.org www.rescuerehabhome.org/App.html

Trixi

Sassafrass is a 3-4 year old, 83 lb Pit Bull Terrier. He would do best as an only dog. He does get along with some female dogs. He is a big mushpie and would love to be spoiled.

Sassafrass Coco

Stray Aid & Rescue, Inc. 954-816-0799 mail@strayaid.org www.strayaid.org

I guess I’m not in Kansas anymore! I’m Coco, an active little girl you’ll want to meet. I know you just can’t resist this furry face. A Cairn Terrier, I’m 1.5 years old, spayed, housebroken and 15 lbs. I’d be a great little lap dog for someone who needs a companion and some love. I don’t like other dogs very much so I need to be your only dog, but I’ll be all you need. I can live in a home with older children (cats, unknown). I know the economy is tough, but I don’t eat much! Ask to meet me today. I’m waiting here at

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