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aine Lost Dog Recovery has a need for more humane traps and cameras to capture lost dogs. Trail cameras are used to monitor the traps. Oen there are several traps and cameras set in diﬀerent locaons, and with a state this large we need more traps out in the ﬁeld where they are more readily available to ACO's, shelter's, families of lost dogs and our volunteers. The traps we use are
highly eﬃcient, however very expensive, cosng upward to $600 for the trap and shipping cost.. Our wireless cameras with baeries are about $400 each. In addion to this cost we must pay a monthly fee for the wireless service. Won't you please help us by donang towards this much needed equipment? Thank you all for your help in bringing these dogs home safely.
You can donate through youcaring.com/ mainelostdogs-690723, on our Facebook page -click on PLEASE DONATE (Pay Pal) or mail a check to: (please note TRAP on check) Maine Lost Dog Recovery, P.O. Box 55, Brunswick, ME 04011. You Caring fundraiser will end Dec. 18th.
Green Acres Announces 9th Annual Fundraiser for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank
reen Acres Kennel Shop is holding its 9th annual fundraiser for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank from Sunday, November 20th through Monday, December 26th. The Furry Friends Food Bank helps low-income seniors and adults with disabilies in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, and Washington counes feed their pets. Customers will be asked for a donaon when making purchases and donaons will also be accepted by mail and online. All funds raised will be used to buy pet food, at wholesale prices, for distribuon by the Eastern
Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank. Once the community donates $5500, Green Acres will donate an addional $2000. Due to the generosity of their clients and many others in the community, last year Green Acres’ raised a total of $7373; this year’s goal is $7500. People can learn more or donate online through the Green Acres website at www. greenacres-donate.com. Green Acres Kennel Shop owner Don Hanson states: “This fundraiser helps keep seniors and their pets together. In many cases, these pets are the only living thing that a senior
interacts with on a daily basis. They are their best friend. By donang to this cause, you prevent that senior from having to choose between feeding themselves or their pet. When your pet is all you have, foregoing eang, not reﬁlling a prescripon, or turning the heat down very low, are some of the sacriﬁces that you may make to keep your best friend with you. Please help.” People may follow the acvies of the fundraising drive on the FaceBook page for the Friends of EAAA Furry Friends Food Bank at (hps://www. facebook.com/GAKS.FFFFB).
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From the Publisher Happy Holidays Everyone! Whatever you may celebrate this me of year, Pepper and I wish you the very best. Another year is ending, and a new one has yet to begin. This is a good me to reﬂect and be thankful for what we have and for those who are special in our lives, two-legged and four-legged. I am very grateful for my wonderful family and friends and especially for Miss Pepper. She is such a great companion and brings me much joy! Thank you to all of our adversers who make it possible for us to make this paper available to everyone each month and at no cost to our readers! I also want to thank the folks that contribute to our paper monthly from the writers, to the editor, our new design team at the Courier and our printer, Alliance Press. This is also a good me to think of those who might be less fortunate or have stumbled upon hard mes. We are entering the coldest season of the year with increased expenses such as heang bills, so it seemed a good me to recognize and highlight some of the pet pantries that are available throughout the state. If you or someone you know are having a hard me making ends meet and need some help feeding your pets, please check out the list. Also if you have a pantry that is not listed and would like to be added for future posts, please feel free to call or email me with your informaon, 230-0260x6 or firstname.lastname@example.org. And, of course, let’s not forget the shelters and rescues. They always need our support. It warmed my heart to have someone from one of our local shelters thank me for featuring their dogs in our paper. I was told that people come in either looking for the dog they saw in the paper or at least recognizing them which is great and what we hope for by lisng them. We will connue to help raise money for these folks through our adopon sponsorships and various promoons. Please contact me if you would like to sponsor an adoptable dog. Stay warm and safe! Warmest wishes, Jenn & Pepper
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Table of Contents Hot Dog News ...................... 2 Furry Words ......................... 4 Ask the Vet ............................ 4 Basic Training Tips ................ 6 Ask Bammy ........................... 7 Happy Howl-idays! .............. 8-9 Performance Dog Training ....10 Words, Woofs & Meows ..... 11 Rescue of the Month ............12 Dogs for Adoption ............... 13 Calendar of Events .............. 14 Business Directory .............. 15
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"In my next life, I’m coming back as a dog.” How many of you are nodding in agreement with this statement? I’m sure most of you! I’ve been introduced to show dogs, working dogs, rescued dogs, and more breeds than I knew existed before I became an animal communicator. Most of them live better than most people I know, and I would trade places with them, too! I would be more than happy to eat homemade organic food or even cheap kibble out of a bag if it meant I didn’t have to shop for it, buy it, prepare it, and clean up afterwards! Dogs really are living the dream! Let’s talk about why we want to be our dogs. One reason is because their job is to love us. Yes, some pull carts, go to shows, and actually do work, but we have them because they make us feel loved. Even those dogs who drive us nuts at some point, wiggle into our hearts and open it a little more. The cool part is the dogs just soak up all the love they are given and don’t have super high expectations for us. They are grateful for everything we do for them and show their enthusiasm each and every time. Sure, maybe you make them sit or give them a paw before you reward them, but they do it happily, and everyone has a feel good moment. Maybe you want to be your dogs because they get better care than you give yourself. Well, I do want to say if that’s the case, take a lesson from them and work to change that. When you’re on an airplane, they show you how to put your own oxygen mask on first and then help people around
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you. The same rules apply. I can assure you your dogs want you to feel just as valued as they do. It’s strange to me that there is a culture that suffering somehow proves strength or worthiness. If that just rang a bell with you, listen up. Your dogs are here to teach you that their needs, which often mirror your needs, are just as important as everyone else’s. You have the right to speak up and ask for them to be met! I bet if dogs had thumbs and credit cards, they’d gladly go to the store and cook you up some organic sweet potato with rice and free range hamburger. If your dogs are using better hair products than you treat yourself to, next time live the dream. I smile as I write that, because it sounds so silly, but you really can live a life as good as your dogs if you believe you’re worth it.
Ask the Vet… by Dr. Judith Herman
and I will be entertaining a lot. What should I watch out for to keep my dog safe?
Love holiday food! All the decadent treats we wait for all year spread out all over the house. Yummy! Yet some of these treats can be lethal to your dog. Here is a list of common treats to keep out of Bozo’s reach during the holidays. Number one is to read labels! Xylitol is now in everything from energy bars to peanut butter. Anything coming in a jar or wrapper should be considered suspect until you read the label. Xylitol can lead to low blood sugar and liver failure. Macadamia nuts can cause a tummy ache, pancreatitis, and neurologic symptoms if Bozo eats too many. Your dog will become temporarily paralyzed. Treatment
is supportive until the symptoms resolve. Chocolate is wonderful but is toxic if too much is eaten. The darker the chocolate the less your dog needs to ingest to become sick. Chocolate deserts and candy have a lot of fat and other ingredients that cause pancreatitis, heart arrhythmias, and other problems.
Your dogs have no worries and no responsibilities, so they have it all. Right? Let me ask you this. If you got the chance to go to Boston and watch a concert or a Red Sox game, I’m betting most of you would take your own car instead of the train or bus. Why? Because we LIKE having control! This isn’t a bad thing at all, but I want to point out that you can take a step closer to your dogs’lives while still enjoying this one. What do you feel the need to be in charge of that could be delegated? I can think of a few ways I could make changes right now. My son Zachary is now 11 and sll expects me to make his bagel in the morning. It’s been the roune for as long as I can remember, but it adds more to an already full plate for me, and I’m going to ask him to step it up. I also hate having to track my ﬁnances, so I could hire someone to do that for me, or I can hold onto it and make it a bigger burden than it needs to be. One step closer to being as free as a dog! I think the biggest reason we want to be our dogs is that they don’t have a care in the world beyond food, walks, and snuggles. It makes my heart so happy to imagine how liberating that must be! I am a firm believer that we can set intentions and that we can manifest change. Instead of hating some aspect of your life, shed some light on it and find a way to shift it. We need to work to pay
bills. I get that, but have you ever considered that you could get paid to do something you love? Why not? If you loved your career, then it would just as fulfilling as going for a long walk on a beautiful day with your happy pooch. Again, another way to become doglike in some of your endeavors. So what is your dog really teaching you? Love. Loyalty. Joy. Peace. Fulfillment. Simplicity. Silliness. Completion. Exuberance and so much more! I do believe if you want to come back as a dog in your next life, it’s entirely possible. That being said I also know that you can mindfully work towards feeling the emotions that you’re seeking while walking upright on your two human feet. The dogs teach us so much about ourselves and how we face the world. They give love simply because it feels divine to do so and never fear rejection worry if they’re worthy of being loved. That’s HUGE! Take a page from the dog handbook and start wagging more and stressing less. Try it and see what happens! Sara Moore of Enlightened Horizons has an office in North Conway, NH and is available for phone and Skype readings as well. FMI go to www. enlightenedhorizons.com , text or call (603)662-2046 and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. She is also available for private parties and fundraisers.
Baker’s chocolate, which is solid chocolate, can kill your dog if he eats enough. Onions and garlic have been vilified for causing bleeding. These alliums do have anticoagulant properties, but Bozo needs to eat a lot of garlic. Dehydrated onions are the most dangerous form since a little bit will do it. When making yeast rolls, be sure to let them rise in a safe place. Dogs love yeast and will snatch the whole pan. This is called bread toxicity. When the dough is eaten, the yeast will rise from the warmth in the stomach. The expansion of the dough will cause bloating of the stomach. The yeast will start fermenting in the stomach resulting in producing carbon dioxide gas and alcohol. The gas distends the stomach more, and the alcohol is quickly absorbed into the blood stream causing alcohol toxicity. ‘Tis the season for sharing good cheer! When your company has arrived and the wine, eggnog, and other alcoholic drinks are free flowing, be sure to make sure Bozo doesn’t have access to any of it. It is easy for your
dog to develop alcohol toxicity. Blood alcohol lowers the dog’s blood sugar, blood pressure, temperature, and can cause seizures and respiratory failure. Once the grand meal is over and the turkey carcass is taken away, watch out for the counter surfer who could snatch cooked bones. Bones that are raw are softer and easier to digest. Cooked bones are harder than raw bones. Poultry bones splinter and can cause intestinal irritation and at worse a perforation. Other leftovers rich in cooked fat, also known as grease, can be very dangerous to your dog. Rich food can trigger pancreatitis. Grease can cause bloody diarrhea and death. Some dogs are sensitive to grapes and raisins. Only a few can trigger kidney failure if your dog is susceptible. Enjoy sharing your holiday meals; just remember to watch the dog. Happy Holidays
Even those dogs who drive us nuts at some point, wiggle into our hearts and open it a lile more.
Judith K. Herman DVM, CVH Animal Wellness Center Augusta, ME www.mainehomeopathicvet.com
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THE AMY BUXTON PET PANTRY In 2012, Amy Buxton, a lifelong member of South Parish Congregaonal Church UCC in Augusta, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 26. The church’s Board of Missions & Service wanted to honor her memory, and when they began tossing around ideas, a pet pantry was menoned—Amy had been an animal lover and spent hours volunteering for rescues and fostering pets. Kim Perkins, a member of the group, oﬀered to spearhead the challenging pantry program and says, “It has become a labor of love.” Since they opened their doors in January of 2014, their mission has been to provide temporary assistance to a variety of animal owners: families suﬀering ﬁnancially, low income seniors, and the disabled and homeless. That ﬁrst year they served 705 people by providing food for 2,842 pets. In 2015, they served 837 people, providing meals for 3,278 pets. They’ve also had a rabies clinic and assist with spay and neuter costs. Kim credits the church with much of their success; they allow them the space, free of charge. She adds that Pine Tree Vet has also been helpful with donaons. The Amy Buxton Pet Pantry never turns anyone away, and they want the clients to feel welcome. They ask them to ﬁll out basic paperwork yearly with info on their pets, and they’re given an "ID Card" and assigned a number, with their last name only on the card. It makes the process simpler, smoother, and avoids any embarrassment on the client’s part. They always accept donaons of dry and canned dog and cat food, supplies or cash donaons; donaons can be dropped oﬀ during their open hours on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, 8 am to 9 am in the spring/summer, and 9 am to 10 am in the winter months (October through March). The pantry’s located in the church at 9 Church St. in Augusta.
NO BOWL EMPTY PET FOOD PANTRY In 2015, Nadine Molloy founded the South Portland based 501(c) (3) No Bowl Empty Pet Food Pantry, or NBE, because she saw the need. “I was running a cat rescue at the me, and I had so many people who were turning their pets in because they couldn’t feed them. It was breaking their hearts, and it was breaking the animals’
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hearts.” She set up the pantry in her garage and was oﬀ and running, serving Cumberland, York, and Androscoggin Counes, with only her aunt, Charloe Graﬀ, by her side. “I thought there had to be a way to help the community…to keep animals with their family.” She made a commitment to help those families in need, including the homeless living on the streets with their pets. Thanks to her fundraising eﬀorts and donaons from the community, NBE’s able to oﬀer dog and cat food, treats, toys, cat lier, and puppy pads and the expensive ﬂea, ck and heartworm preventaves. As of July 1, 2016, they’ve helped to feed 304 dogs and cats each month. Nadine says the people are so grateful. “Most of them cry because they’ve run out of opons and didn’t know help was available.” Nicolle Cote-Bell went to NBE when her family had a rough month, something unusual for them. Nicolle shares, “This pet pantry was there with open doors and open arms to help us in our me of need.” Nadine met her aer hours and oﬀered the necessary items, without judgment. “What she is doing is a wonderful thing, and we need more like her in our world.” Nadine herself has had two surgeries recently for Lymphoma, and she only shut the pantry down for a short me, nofying her customers via Facebook. She added, “I am staying posive and moving forward.” She knows people rely on her to be there, and that even when things are tough for a family, the love of their pet can brighten their day. NBE oﬀers items to clients once a month for six months, then Nadine asks them to take a three month break. NBE always needs dog and cat food, lier, gi cards to Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Amazon, and monetary donaons can be
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The Waldo County Pet Food Pantry was founded in December of 2013 at the Randall Collins VFW Post 3108 in Belfast by Animal Control Oﬃcer, Heidi J. Blood. She works closely with area shelters and they noced a large increase in pet relinquishments because their owners couldn’t feed them. As a member of this VFW’s Ladies Auxiliary, she brought her concern to the group, and the pantry was created. Their guidelines are simple. Everyone is approved; there are no income guidelines. Those in need may ulize the pantry up to six mes per year; their goal is to assist as many families as they can. Heidi adds, “This is a very rewarding program as we tend to cater to veterans and meeng their needs ﬁrst. It is a wonderful feeling knowing that you are a small part of a person’s happiness when they realize they do not have to give up their beloved pets due to hardships that happen to all of us.” Several businesses as well as local residents support the pantry with food, supplies, and monetary donaons. Food and supplies can be dropped oﬀ at the VFW Hall any day aer 10 am; the pantry is open on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 12:30 pm to 2 pm. Monetary donaons can be made through PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. They also have a GoFundMe page, and checks can be mailed to Waldo County Pet Food Pantry, 34 Field Street, Belfast, Maine 04915. The season of giving is upon us. If you’re able, please donate me, money, or food to a pet food pantry near you. And if you need assistance, remember that asking for help may be diﬃcult, but if it means keeping your pet, it’s worth it. Heidi adds one last thought on the two-fold importance of these pantry programs. “This program is helping the already overcrowded animal shelters, by keeping loved and cared for pets at home and allowing room at the shelters for truly abandoned and lost animals.” To see a list of Maine Pet Food Pantries, turn to page 12.
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everal months ago, I appealed to readers to send me a list of the top three challenges they were experiencing with their dogs. Thank you to those who responded! The challenges which consistently ranked in the top three were (in no parcular order): 1. Jumping on people 2. Pulling on the leash 3. Not coming when called Before I delve into strategies for addressing these issues which I'll do more of in future arcles, Iâ€™d like to talk about how problems like this get planted, how and why they tend to grow, and what makes them so diďŹƒcult to change. Believe it or not, much of it revolves around us and our behaviors and habits. GENETICALLY PROGRAMMED Our dogs are genecally programmed to do many of the things that annoy us the most: jumping, chewing/mouthing, digging, chasing, barking, etc. Dogs need appropriate outlets for expressing these and other natural insncts. While we certainly canâ€™t live peacefully with a dog who is connually engaging in these acvies, we can use their genec programming to our advantage and at the same me provide them with
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informaon on what alternave behavior will work. "Not do it." â€œWhat do you want your dog to do instead of jumping?â€?
I might ask a dog owner. â€œNot jumpâ€? is very often the answerâ€Ś or â€œnot pullâ€? for pulling. This answer always amuses me. I get this response so frequently that has lead me to conclude that we humans might in fact be genetically programmed to think this way, to â€œnotâ€? do something. Imagine you are taking karate lessons and the instructor only told you what not to do. Not fun! I encourage people to instead think in the positive: what do you want the dog to do instead of X behavior, and how can you set him up to WANT to do it? Yes, this takes some thinking and strategizing and lots of well-med rewards, but if we donâ€™t have a clue as to what we want our dog to do instead of jump, how can the dog possibly know whatâ€™s expected? By the way.. jumping starts very earlyâ€Ś. Think of that adorable little fluff ball puppy who loves to crawl all over you and adorn you with snuggles and kisses. So darned cute! BUTâ€Ś. thatâ€™s where the seeds for jumping get planted, Iâ€™m afraid to say-with the baby dog putting his paws on us. If we allow our young puppies to crawl all over us without permission, they may continue to want to do so when theyâ€™re fully grown and when we are standing up - and on strangers. The habit
gets solidly planted in no time! Thereâ€™s nothing at all wrong with snuggling and affection, but there have to be boundaries. Namely, there has to be an invitation to invade your personal space. I teach a release cue which tells the dog, â€œokay, go for it!â€? If your little puppy starts to make the move to invade your space, just freeze. Withhold all attention, including eye contact. The moment he backs away or gives you even the smallest amount of space, reward him. If you have a dog who already has the habit, put him on a 6â€™ tether inside and posion yourself outside his range. If he can keep all four feet on the ďŹ‚oor, reward him! The reward is in the form of whatever your dog values at that moment - it doesn't always have to be food, but it must be relevant to your dog at that moment. Dog trainers are pretty skilled at â€œseeing into the future.â€? We can often observe a dogâ€™s behavior and see how one little thing may affect future behavior, whether "good" or "bad." All those seeds are going to grow into something, after all. (Our dogs are not â€œmisbehavingâ€? â€“ they are simply â€œbehaving.â€?) It's up to us to change our behavior so that our dog's behavior will change. Are you unintentionally rewarding the wrong behaviors?
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am a Carolina Dog, a breed that long ago owned Nave American people. We were designed by natural selecon to be so intelligent and physically superior that we survived without human help. My great-grandfather was caught from the wild. I can oﬀer advice based on the natural insncts and aributes of wild dogs. In addion, my adopve person and I have had lots of training classes and other experiences. Some humans call themselves Mom or Dad of their dogs,; but I refer to my human, tongue in cheek, as Boss. Much as I love my human, I admit she has many of the same odd noons as most humans, so I can relate to other pet dogs with problem humans. Send your quesons to Downeast Dog News! If I can’t help, at least I can oﬀer sympathy, and we can have some fun talking about our amazing humans. Bammy, PO Box 135, Newcastle, ME 04553, or email: email@example.com
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Dear Bammy, What is the deal with eang grass, anyway? There’s a really nice lile patch beside my human’s ﬂower garden. I oen stop there and have a few sweet, tender young leaves, but my mom
comes along, “Oh, sweee, is your tummy feeling bad? Don’t do that! It’ll make you sick,” and she shoos me away from it. I admit I overindulged once when I was a puppy, and it did upset me, but a lile snack tastes so good, it’s got to be good for me. Why is she so worried about it? Grazer
Dear Grazer, Humans are funny about outdoor food, aren’t they? I wonder if your human ate too much grass once and got sick herself. They seem to be awfully fussy about emptying their stomachs. We eat all sorts of interesng things, and if they don’t sit well, we just herk up whatever is bothering us and then we are ﬁne. But humans groan and complain and lie down most of the day. While we’re talking about not feeling well, I have another use for grass. Boss used to think I could make it on two meals a day, even though she eats all day long! Somemes by late aernoon my stomach felt awful! If I swallowed a lot of grass fast, it would bring up the sour stuﬀ and I’d feel beer unl supper me. She ﬁnally caught on, and I get fed three mes a day now! There’s nice sweet grass right around my front steps. I usually pick a blade or two as I go out. Boss doesn’t stop me even though she doesn’t eat grass very oen. When she does eat it, she just scks the tough end in her mouth and goes around with the rest hanging out. What does she get out of that? At least it doesn’t
make nasty smoke like those lile white scks some people put in their mouths. There’s just one thing about grass where Boss and I disagree. When we go for a walk, I just take my nose and my good four feet. I can see why Boss brings my treat bag, but she has to get a collar, leash, lile bag she puts around her waist, hat, gloves - on and on. She usually forgets something and has to go back in the house. While I wait, I am so excited that I run around snatching up grass. For some reason, she doesn’t like that, and tells me to leave it. Why is that diﬀerent from eang grass by the steps? In winter, I even gulp snow while she’s pung on her skis, and she tells me leave-it about that, too. It isn’t about eang. It’s just something to do while I wait for her, but she keeps telling me not to. Why does your human try to keep you from a nice snack and mine doesn’t like me to eat when I’m excited? All I can think is that their mouths are so high above the ground that they are totally confused about eang down here.
So, enjoy your vegetables! Bammy
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Vaccines included in the program — Dogs: Cats: ✓ Rabies ✓ Rabies ✓ Distemper ✓ Distemper (RCP) ✓ Lyme Disease ✓ Leukemia *Leptospirosis Bordetella (kennel cough) is offered at a 10% discount. To stay enrolled in the program, your pet will need the following done annually: For Dogs: ✓ Preventative Care exam ✓ Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis, and Heartworm Disease Blood Parasite Screening ✓ Comprehensive Intestinal Parasite Screening
For Cats: ✓ Preventative Care Exam ✓ Comprehensive Intestinal Parasite Screening ✓ FIV/FeLV blood screening (one time if indicated)
Please go to our website for more details: taylorbrookanimalhospital.com
Taylor Brook Animal Hospital • 33 Millett Drive, Auburn • 784-1726 December 2016
Happy Howl-idays! Happy Howl-idays from Downeast Dog News! If you have some furry friends on your holiday shopping list or perhaps need someone to look aer your pet while you are away please consider one of the adversers from our Howl-idays spread.
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Training Your Performance Dog Agility, Obedience, Tracking by Carolyn Fuhrer
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o maer which dog sport you may choose to parcipate in, training for a good solid performance takes me, commitment, energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, and paence. At some point – no maer how good a trainer you are and how wonderful your dog is - you will run into problems. The best way to solve a problem is to recognize the early stages of breakdown and clarify the requirements of the exercise to the dog before the dog feels he has opons about how to perform. So, as soon as
you feel something is not going as you would like, stop and try to idenfy the problem. Do NOT just keep repeang the exercise or skill hoping it will get beer. Ask yourself (and be honest) – do you have bright aenon from your dog before you ask for a behavior? If not, you need to work on aenon. Work on achieving willing, bright focus from your
dog before you start training and throughout your training session. Aenon is not oponal. Does your dog truly understand the exercise or skill you are asking for? Or have you proceeded too quickly without enough foundaon? Go back to the beginning and increase conﬁdence on each step. Does your dog feel that performance is oponal? Improper use of food can convince the dog to think “if I don’t see the cookies, I don’t have to work.” In order to convince your dog that performance is not oponal, your dog must value the reward and understand how to achieve the reward. Work pays – lack of work does not pay. You must, at some me, be able to show your dog the correct performance or posion by touching your dog. If your dog stays away from you, will not willingly come into your space or will not let you put a hand in his collar, you will not be able to correct certain behaviors. Dogs must understand which behaviors work and therefore will pay – and which behaviors do not work and therefore will not pay, or cause the fun to end Your dog needs to make choices and expect fair and consistent consequences for his behaviors. Another reason your dog
may not perform an exercise is because he is worried or afraid to make a mistake. If this is the case, you need to look at yourself and the ﬁrst 3 areas we discussed: aenon, understanding the exercise, and thinking behavior is oponal. If your dog is confused about what is expected in any of these areas, he may just decide not to try rather than guess at what you want. You need to look at yourself and your atude about the problem. Are you frustrated, disappointed, impaent, unfair to your dog because you have not taught him properly, or perhaps you went too quickly in a progression? Before you cricize your dog, you need to look carefully at each area we discussed and be willing to go back to the beginning and do a beer job. Just repeang performances or taking out food to get a behavior will not solve the training problem. Beware of internet quick ﬁxes. These soluons may not ﬁt in with your training foundaon and will cause more confusion. Taking the me to understand the problem and working to solve the problem is what good training is all about, and it will strengthen your relaonship with your dog by building trust and cooperaon.
Carolyn Fuhrer has earned over 90 AKC tles with her Golden Retrievers, including 2 Champion Tracker tles. Carolyn is the owner of North Star Dog Training School in Somerville, Maine. She has been teaching people to understand their dogs for over 25 years. You can contact her with quesons, suggesons and ideas for her column by e-mailing email@example.com.
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A Chiropracc Adjustment and Acupuncture Treatment for Muppy Like you, I want my pets to have a long, healthy, wonderful life. That is why I appreciate that there are so many healthcare opons for our pets. My pets have both a tradional veterinarian and a homeopathic veterinarian. As of this Fall, Muppy is also seeing a specialist in veterinary chiropracc care and Chinese medicine and acupuncture. I had recently noced that Muppy had occasionally started sing with her right leg out to one side, much like our dog Gus had done for most of his life. Muppy was showing no obvious signs of pain or discomfort, but as we know, dogs hide these things well. Muppy does like to ﬂy oﬀ and on our deck, so I was concerned about a possible orthopedic injury, and since Gus’ started sing normally aer his ﬁrst chiropracc adjustment, I decided that taking Muppy to see a veterinary chiropractor for a preliminary exam made sense. I like having the lile scamp around, and if there is any chance she is in pain, I want to address that sooner rather than later. As we entered the oﬃce, Dr. Munzer greeted Muppy with a treat. That was a brilliant move because he made a friend for life. He allowed Muppy to meet him on her terms, and while we discussed the reasons for our visit, Muppy was allowed to explore his oﬃce and get comfortable. She felt so relaxed she started geng into things on Dr. Munzer’s bookshelf before joining me on the futon as I talked with Dr. Munzer. This served two purposes: Muppy had me to sele in, and Dr. Munzer had the opportunity to watch her and assess her posture and gait, an important part of a chiropracc exam. As we talked, he was taking a complete health history that covered physical issues, behavior, and nutrion. Next, there was a combined chiropracc and Chinese
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medicine exam. This involved: Checking the color, shape, size and coang of Muppy’s tongue. The tongue is examined as part of a Chinese medicine exam, as it is used to assess circulatory status, systemic temperature, and pain/ stagnaon. Examining Muppy’s head, ears, spine, and extremies for heat or cold. Going over her skin and coat looking for any abnormalies or sensive areas. Checking the condion of her nails and footpads. Scuﬀed nails/ pads are a sign of toe drag which may indicate an orthopedic or neurological problem. Palpang the spine, limbs, and surrounding muscles for pain or trigger points. Muppy exhibited some discomfort in her lower spine.
she has been moving beer. She had her second treatment a week later, the third treatment three weeks aer the ﬁrst, and will have her next one a month aer the last. Both chiropracc and acupuncture treatments focus on preventave care. So when should you consider acupuncture for your pets? Acupuncture can be very beneﬁcial for treang pain as well as noninfecous inﬂammaon such as that caused by allergies. It can be helpful for neurological issues; Gus was treated for idiopathic epilepsy, and it did reduce the frequency of his seizures. Acupuncture is also helpful in the treatment of musculoskeletal issues like arthris and disk disease. It can be beneﬁcial for treang feline asthma and gastrointesnal issues and even behavioral problems. You might want to consider chiropracc care for your dog if he has any mobility issues or as in my case if you see something that does not look normal, but there are no obvious indicaons of pain or discomfort. Muppy is feeling beer since she started her chiropracc and acupuncture treatments and that makes me happy.
Tracing along the acupuncture meridians and looking for twitch responses and feeling for deﬁcient Chi points. Checking the femoral pulses for symmetry, rate, strength, depth, and character. Moving all the joints of the spine and extremies to assess if there are restricons on the range of moon or if any joints are stuck out of neutral. Aer the inial exam, Muppy received her ﬁrst chiropracc adjustment. She was on top of a large foam block with me sing in a chair near her head. Dr. Munzer gently adjusted the joints that were out of alignment. Following the chiropracc adjustment, he repeated his exam of the acupuncture meridians. This was followed up by the inseron of acupuncture needles at several points. The needles remained in place, and Muppy remained calmly on the table for several minutes. I remember that Gus would fall asleep during his acupuncture treatments, a not uncommon reacon to acupuncture. At the end of her treatment, the acupuncture needles were removed, and Muppy hopped oﬀ the foam block, and we went home. Since her ﬁrst treatment,
Don Hanson is the co-owner of the Green Acres Kennel Shop (greenacreskennel.com) in Bangor. He is a Bach Foundaon Registered Animal Praconer (BFRAP), Cerﬁed Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC), Associate Cerﬁed Cat Behavior Consultant (ACCBC) and a Cerﬁed Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). He produces and co- hosts a weekly radio show and podcast, The Woof Meow Show heard on The Pulse AM620 WZON and streamed at hp://www.wzonradio.com/ every Saturday at 9 AM. A list of upcoming shows and podcasts of past shows can be found at www.woofmeowshow.com. Don also writes about pets at his blog: www.words-woofs-meows.com.
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HUMANE SOCIETY WATERVILLE AREA Advocates for the Humane Treatment of all Animals By Susan Spisak
o shelter animals unl they ﬁnd permanent homes, to educate the community about responsible pet ownership, and to advocate for the humane treatment of all animals,” this is the mission of Humane Society Waterville Area, or HSWA. Director Lisa Smith joined this 501(c)( 3) two years ago and immediately implemented programs to carry out these goals. She’s proud of what’s been accomplished and realizes the changes increased their placement rate – it’s a successful 97.5%. In addion to being cheerful and friendly, Lisa’s a no-nonsense hard worker; when she ﬁrst came on board, she logged over 100 hours weekly, oen working through the night administering medicaon and treatments on crically ill animals. “I was determined these animals would have a ﬁghng chance, and showing it could be done with a lile more me and care was the ﬁrst step. Gradually the philosophy caught on, and a hardworking and dedicated team commied to saving lives formed, and together we resumed a more normal schedule as a group working together.” Because Maine has “prey well conquered” dog overpopulaon and strays, they partnered with highkill shelters across the US that are overburdened with animals, bringing them to HSWA. By imporng animals, following all state guidelines, they’re saving their lives and oﬀering them a second chance. HSWA beneﬁts as well—they have a wider variety of breeds to oﬀer the community. “Seriously, a lot of Maine dogs are labs, pits, and hound mixes; they’re all wonderful dogs, but not everyone wants those breeds.” More dogs equates to more traﬃc to the shelter, giving the Maine dogs visibility. Each animal is spayed or neutered and vaccinated upon intake. HSWA ulizes local dog behaviorists to assess and prepare adoptable dogs with skills for family life. Lisa’s bolstered the foster program, and HSWA relies on peer shelters to take pets, especially cats, when they’re full. Sanitaon
4 years, Lab/Retriever/Akita Mix
4 years, American Bull Dog Mix Loves to be with people and is very calm when they're around. Has severe separaon anxiety, so he needs a home where someone is around oen and is willing to work with him on that. He's a sweet boy who just wants to be loved - and is he ever loveable! He does not do well with other dogs, but he likes cats.
He's got tons of get-up-and-go; perfect for someone who's acve outdoors and would like company on their adventures. He's had some basic training, is trustworthy in the home, and is okay with cats and dogs. Chunk doesn't like children who are his size or smaller. He absolutely loves adults as long as he's introduced to them ﬁrst.
Available at the Humane Society Waterville Area (207)873-2430
Available at the Humane Society Waterville Area (207)873-2430
protocol has been improved in general; they also segregate the healthy animals from the sick, thus containing illness. Her Barn Friends program is targeted at feral cats, many of whom are being fed by folks in the community. When they land at HSWA, they’re spayed or neutered, vaccinated, veed, and dewormed. About 50% of these cats will “turn around” and become social and adoptable. The rest are oﬀered through the Barn Friends program; they ask that the cat is provided with food and water daily, and in exchange, the animal can keep their barn, garage, or shed rodent free.
She is thankful for all her employees and volunteers, including those that augment her small team from Naonal Able Organizaon and High Hopes. They’ve all had addional training to provide excellent customer service and to understand the importance of oﬀering spay or neuter and free pet food and services to those in need to prevent surrenders, thus reducing incoming animals. For more info, including hours, available dogs, cats, and pocket pets, and how to make donaons, visit hp://hswa.org/. HSWA is located at 100 Webb Road, Waterville. Lisa is glad to answer any quesons at (207) 873-2430.
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Maine Pet Pantries The following is a list of some of the pet food pantries available in Maine. Each pantry may provide diﬀerent products and/or services. Please check with the individual pantries for more info. or if you would like to make a donaon. If you run a pet food pantry and would like to be added to our list for the future please contact jenn@downeastdognews. com.
ANIMEALS FOR SENIORS Spectrum Generaons runs an AniMeal program in conjuncon with the Meals on Wheels program
ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY Greater Androscoggin Humane Society 55 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston 783-2311 Every Tuesday, 9-11 a.m.
AROOSTOOK COUNTY Houlton Humane Society 263 Callaghan Road, Houlton 532-2862 • Tues – Sat, 11-4. Call ahead for pet pantry assistance. Southern Aroostook Food Pantry 434 Callaghan Road, Houlton 538-6404 Every other week, Tues & Fri, 10-2
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854-9771 Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. No Bowl Empty Pet Food Pantry 87 Seer Road, South Portland 808-8826 Mon. & Fri. 10-6, Sat. & Sun. 10-3 Please call ahead. Town of Standish Animal Control 175 Northeast Rd, Standish 642-4343 Sat. 8-10 a.m. Call to check supply levels
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2 years, Australian Shepherd/Seer Mix
2 years, American Shelter Dog
4 years, Catahoula Leopard Mix
Well-trained, fun, and healthy dog. Ullie is tall and lanky and weighs about 55 lbs. Ullie is a bit mid, but warms up to strangers within a few minutes. Children make him nervous and anxious. He enjoys other dogs. FMI: hps://www.peinder.com/petdetail/31220737 hp://almosthomerescue.net
Happy-go-lucky gal looking for a new home to call her own. Available at Animal Welfare Society, Kennebunk (207)9853244. Hours: 11am-7pm, Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri. 11am-4pm Sat & Sun.
Dogs: Yes Cats: Yes Super nice fella, lots of energy. Wants and loves to please. House and crate trained.Knows basic obedience/tricks! He is very, very smart. Working on leash manners. Would do best in a very acve home, that likes to run, hike, etc. If interested in adopng Rufus please email: SLSLN2310@yahoo.com.
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Loves the dogs he lives with, does well with kiddos he's met and is just an all around happy go lucky kinda guy. He is also a snuggler. For an applicaon go to: underhoundrailroad.org
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Connects with humans very quickly. Medium energy, a good game of tug or a solid walk will re him out for half the day. Can not live with other pets. He LOVES tug toys, squeakies. It seems like his favorite thing of all is aenon from humans. For more informaon, please go to www.luckypuprescue.org
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Sweet and shy girl. She came to us from our friends at Mus and Miens Manor Rescue and Transport, and has also graduated from our K-9 Correcons prorgam. Once she gets to know you she is a playful, wiggly, pup. She plays well with other dogs, but probably wouldn't do well with young children. Please contact Pope Memorial Humane Society: hskcme.org or (207)594-2200
4 years, Mix of many breeds
7 mos, Shepherd Mix
Domino gets along well with other dogs and is a bundle of happy, playful energy. She is very friendly and has not met a stranger yet. Do you have the energy and acve lifestyle this girl is looking for? Please contact Puppy Love, Inc. (207)833-5199
He is a sweet, happy, playful ball of puppy energy. Elvis loves other dogs and people too. He will be a big boy as an adult. Could this be the buddy you need to share your acve life with? Please contact Puppy Love, Inc. (207)833-5199
GERTIE 1.5 years, Pitbull Terrier Mix Gere is a trooper! Picked up by animal control with a neck injury, she has bounced back and is enjoying her new life! Loves people, adores children, great with other dogs. Please ďŹ ll out an applicaon found on our website: www.fetchinghope.com
DUTTON 9 mos, Catahoula Leopard Mix Dogs: Yes, Cats: Yes Crate Trained and House Trained. High energy and super excited. Loves to be outside. Loves to jump when he gets excited, will need someone who is willing to work on his behavior and training skills. He is a great loving boy who enjoys attention! If interested in adopng please email: SLN2310@yahoo.com.
8 years, Beagle
5 years, Mixed Breed
Jack is houstrained, gets along great with other dogs and cats, and loves people! He loves to snuggle and play with other dogs. His only problem is that he is a resource guarder, meaning he will guard food, toys, etc. from people. He is looking for a family who is willing to work with this help him redirect. Please give Jack a chance! Contact Tall Tails Beagle Rescue at info@ talltailsbeaglerescue.org for more info.
Paulee is friendly, playful, cuddly, and gets along well with other dogs. She is crate trained and very smart. She does have some issues with resource guarding and would need an experienced owner. She would do best without young children or cats. Please give Paulee a chance! Contact Tall Tails Beagle Rescue at info@ talltailsbeaglerescue.org for more info.
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December C lendar To submit or get more informaon on the events below, go online to downeastdognews.com P.A.W.S. AUCTION FOR ANIMALS Thursday, December 1 Rockport, 5-9 PM PAWS Animal Adopon Center, in Camden and Rockport, Maine is holding its 7th Annual Aucon on Dec. 1, 2016 at The Samoset Resort, 220 Warrenton St., Rockport. This is our largest fundraiser of the year, taking place at the start of the holiday season, a great me to be generous. Local businesses have donated an array of excing items for you to bid on. We have items both praccal and luxurious, large and small - something for you as well as everyone on your holiday shopping list. Your low-cost $25 cket will provide admission to the Samoset Resort for a night of great food, fun mes and the opportunity to bid at our live aucon. Most importantly, the proceeds from ckets and all the winning bids will go directly to support operaons at PAWS Animal Adopon Center, where the mission to care for homeless animals and ﬁnd loving homes for orphaned pets is made possible primarily through the generous support of donors and fundraising events like Aucon for Animals. Please plan to join us and take along your wallet, a generous spirit and a warm heart to provide for our furry friends while shopping for fun and excing items. FMI: email@example.com, 207-230-8285 or BiddingForGood.com/PAWSmaine.
PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP Saturday, December 3 Camden, 10 - 11 AM
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Shannon from Catahoula Rescue of New England will be at the Loyal Biscuit Company's Rockland locaon on Saturday, December 3 for our next nail clipping clinic! For just $10 you can have your pet's nails trimmed and all the proceeds will be donated to the Catahoula Rescue of New England. No appointment necessary, just stop by 408 Main Street, Rockland with your pup or cat from 10 a.m-12 p.m.
ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Saturday, December 3 West Kennebunk, 10 AM - 12 PM Join us for our annual holiday fesvies at West Kennebunk Masonic Lodge, 159 Alfred Road, West Kennebunk. There’s plenty of parking and space for: kid’s cras, holiday snacks and beverages, pet-themed cras & gis, raﬄe baskets, adoptable pets, and of course, pet pictures with Santa. Due to construcon at AWS, the holiday event will be oﬀ site. The Lodge is located on Alfred Road, directly across the street from the West Kennebunk Post Oﬃce. FMI: 207-985-3244 or hp:// animalwelfaresociety.org/news-events/ events-calendar/.
NAIL CLIPPING CLINIC Saturday, December 3 Belfast, 1:30 - 3:30 PM Shannon from Catahoula Rescue of New England will be at the Loyal Biscuit Company's Belfast locaon on Saturday, December 3 for our next nail clipping clinic!
For just $10 you can have your pet's nails trimmed and all the proceeds will be donated to the Catahoula Rescue of New England! No appointment necessary, just stop by our 1 Belmont Ave (Reny's Plaza), Belfast locaon with your pup or cat from 1:303:30 p.m.
NAIL CLIPPING CLINIC Saturday, December 10 Camden/Rockport, 10 AM - 12 PM Shannon from Catahoula Rescue of New England will be at the Loyal Biscuit Company's Camden/Rockport locaon on Saturday, December 10 for our next nail clipping clinic! For just $10 you can have your pet's nails trimmed and all the proceeds will be donated to the Catahoula Rescue of New England! No appointment necessary, just stop by our 56 Commercial Street (US Route 1), Rockport locaon with your pup or cat from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
COMMUNITY SPAYNEUTER CLINIC HOSTS RABIES CLINIC Tuesday, December 13 Topsham, ALL DAY Community Spay-Neuter Clinic invites pet owners to bring their dogs or cats to 321 Lewiston Rd., Topsham on Tuesday, Dec. 13 for a rabies clinic. Rabies vaccines will be oﬀered for $15 and appointments are required. Owners can schedule appointments by calling (207) 721-8395. Maine state law requires that all dogs and cats be vaccinated against rabies. The rabies vaccine can be given to pets starng at 12 weeks of age. At the clinic, interested pet owners will have the ability to sign their pet up to return for spay/neuter surgery at a later date. Community Spay-Neuter Clinic oﬀers low-cost spay/neuter to pet owners who receive state assistance or who are not able to aﬀord the cost of surgery at their regular veterinarian. Spay/neuter surgery can safely be performed as early as 8 weeks of age as long as pets weigh at least 2 pounds, and is crucial in prevenng unwanted liers and reducing the populaon of homeless pets in Maine. About Community Spay-Neuter Clinic: Community Spay-Neuter has performed over 25,000 sterilizaon surgeries of dogs and cats since opening in 2010. With
a mission to reduce homelessness and overpopulaon of unwanted pets, the Clinic is part of the naonal network of high-volume, high-quality spay-neuter clinics using the Humane Alliance/ASPCA model. We serve pet owners that can’t aﬀord the sterilizaon service elsewhere. We also oﬀer reduced-cost wellness clinics every month. The Clinic was created, and is supported by, the Center for Wildlife Health Research. Community Spay-Neuter Clinic relies on grants, donaons, and volunteers to help keep programs running. If you are interested in helping reduce pet homelessness, please call us to see how you can join our team. FMI: Communityspayneuterclinicmaine@ gmail.com, 207-721-8395 or www. communityspayneuterclinic.com.
DINING TO DONATE TO BENEFIT GREATER BANGOR BARK FOR LIFE Thursday, December 15 Biddeford, 4 - 11:45 PM Applebee's Restaurant at 718 Hogan Road, Bangor is hosng a Dining to Donate to beneﬁt Greater Bangor Bangor Bark for Life on Dec. 15, 4 p.m.-Midnight. Patrons must menon to their server they are dining there to beneﬁt Bark for Life in order for 15% of the proceeds from their bill to go to the non-proﬁt. Greater Bangor Bark for Life is a noncompeve American Cancer Society walking event that honors the care giving qualies of canine companions. FMI: greaterbangorbark4life@ gmail.com, 848-7892 or www. greaterbangorbark4life.com.
NAIL CLIPPING CLINIC Saturday, December 17 Waterville, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Melissa from Primp My Paws will be at Loyal Biscuit Company's 109 Main Street, Waterville locaon on Saturday, December 17 for our next nail clipping clinic! For just $10 you can have your pet's nails trimmed and all the proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society Waterville Area! No appointment necessary, just stop by our Waterville locaon with your pup or cat from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Convenient parking and store entrance via Temple St. behind Lebanese Cuisine.
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PANTRIES from page 12 Steep Falls Library 1128 Pequawket Trl, Steep Falls 675-3132 Mon. & Tues. 9:30-7:30, Wed. 9-1 Coastal Humane Society 30 Range Rd. Brunswick 725-5051 Sun., Mon., Tues. & Thurs 12-4, Fri. & Sat. 12 Call ahead to see if pantry is stocked.
Deer Isle-Island Food Pantry Island Community Center-lower level 6 Memorial Lane, Stonington Kathy 348-6181 Thursdays (with the excepon of the occasional ﬁh Thursday), 5:30 to 7 p.m. SPCA Hancock County 141 Bar Harbor Rd., Trenton 667-8088 Wed - Sun 11-5
HANCOCK COUNTY KENNEBEC COUNTY Bar Harbor Food Pantry 36 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor (in the YMCA basement) 288-3375 First three Tuesdays, 9-12 and following Thursdays 4-6 Hardy’s Friends Non-proﬁt organizaon, helps pet owners in need in the Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor areas. Provides dog and cat food, kiy lier, basic ﬂea and ck protecon and veterinary assistance. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org 963-7444.
Amy Buxton Pet Pantry South Parish UCC 9 Church St, Augusta 622-0552 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month 8-9 am Apr. – Sept., 9-10 am Oct. – Mar.
KNOX COUNTY Penobscot Pet Pantry American Legion Corner of John & Pearl, Camden 763-4291 First Thursday of the month 1 p.m. Applicaon form required.
LINCOLN COUNTY Lincoln County Animal Shelter 27 Atlanc Highway, Edgecomb 882-9677 Every day except Wed. & Sun. 11-4 Call ahead for pet food pantry assistance.
PENOBSCOT COUNTY Furry Friends Food Bank Available through the Eastern Area Agency on Aging in Washington, Penobscot, Hancock and Piscataquis Counes. Services for low income seniors and adults with disabilies and their companion animals. People must be enrolled with EAAA. Call 941-2865 or 800-432-7812.
Bangor Humane Society 693 Mount Hope Ave, Bangor 942-8902 12-6 M-F, 10-6 Sat Mostly dog and cat food; supplies vary, call ﬁrst.
WALDO COUNTY Waldo County Pet Food Panty VFW 34 Field Street, Belfast 3rd Saturday of every month, 12:30 -2 p.m. In case of emergency: 322-3237
YORK COUNTY The Corner Cupboard Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church 5 Lebanon St., Sanford 324-3191 Open the third Saturday of every month, 10-2
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DROP THE LEASH Does your dog jump, run off or bark in new situations? For the ﬁrst time ever, Judy Moore is offering her 6-week training class in one video so you can Drop the Leash and still keep your dogs focus on you with many distractions nearby. In this video you will see real dogs with real problems become relaxed and focused while using all positive training techniques, you can start today from anywhere! The package includes the one-hour video plus PDF documents which outline every behavior Judy teaches.
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YOUR PET’S HOME AWAY FROM HOME At Bear Brook Kennels, your pet will receive quality, personalized care, customized to your specifications. All dogs have spacious indoor/outdoor areas as well as walks and supervised playtime by request. Your casts will enjoy a multi-level room in our light and airy cattery. Pocket pets are welcome.
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