2023 January Downeast Dog News

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• We provide an enriching & attentive daycare

• We provide an enriching & attentive daycare environment.

• Structured schedule and daily group training integrated within our daycare environment.

• Structured schedule and daily group training integrated within our daycare environment.

• Smaller human to dog ratio, we are able to provide the attention your dog deserves. We believe the QUALITY of our daycare will always outweigh the QUANTITY of dogs we can fit in our yard!

TRAINING

• Personalized one-on-one training that meets your dog’s needs and fits your schedule.

• Specializing in socialization, home obedience, command training, aggression control, proper on leash & o leash behavior (basic & advanced), service training, and more!

• As positive leaning but balanced trainers - we have found the ability to help clients build better relationships by helping them understand why they do certain things and how to properly communicate, handle and train the dog they have.

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BOARDING

• We provide a much more personalized and engaging boarding service than anyone around! Your dog is taken in as if it was our own.

• Kennel time is very limited unless to rest and we stay on the property to tend to all boarding clients around the clock.

• As long as they are a good fit in our packs, your dog will enjoy a day of daycare along with their boarding stay!

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• One of a kind daycare, 1 on 1 training and overnight care all in one!

• Can include any of our training programs, CGC certification, or a customized plan to fit your needs!

• Ranges from 1-4 weeks and you will receive a detailed follow up plan a er your dog goes home with you.

• Your dog will not only receive training during its stay but have fun doing it.

• Smaller human to dog ratio, we are able to provide the believe the QUALITY of our yard! meets your in socialization, leash the ability proud service taken it was our own. time is very limited they are dog will of and overnight include any from and you your dog with you. but have fun doing it.

Here’s to Successful 2022 Animal Fundraisers

Wow, 2022 flew by—it’s hard to believe it’s 2023! Now is a good time to reflect on the past year and honor the dedicated animal lovers who worked to not only raise funds for their nonprofits but have muchneeded fun too. When all that is said and done, we can look forward to penciling in their 2023 annuals and new fundraising events on our calendars!

May 21st was the Annual Mutt Strut for Kennebec Valley Humane Society (KVHS) at Augusta’s Youth Memorial Park & Buker Community Fields. Participants were provided a fundraising page to be shared with friends and family, and the more funds they raised, the more prizes they won. There were demonstrations from Maine Canine Company and

See FUNDRAISERS on page 5

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Happy new year! Do you have your resolutions or goals made for this year? Do you have goals to work on with your dog? I for one need to continue to work on Pepper’s reactivity towards other dogs. It would be nice to be able to take her for a walk in public every now and then and not have to worry about running into other dogs. After our incident on Mother’s Day which ended in me falling hard on my shins and knees, ripping my jeans and my leg as well, I’ll have to be honest, I didn’t race right out there to try it again. First, I needed my leg to heel and then it was summer with more people around and more dogs so we stuck to our yard and our camp.

This my friends was all a result of one incident with a dog at the dog park. The dog got very aggressive with Pepper. Now that I know how quickly one interaction can damage your dog and how hard it is to help them be comfortable again, I personally will not visit a dog park again. With each dog we learn something new and things that we would do differently with the next.

With this warm weather and rain we have had, Pepper’s backyard “park” has been wet and muddy which sort of hinders us playing out there unless I want to bathe her every time we come in so we have been walking around the yard and playing puzzle games. Twice a week when we go to the Rockland office we have a loop that we walk and we are quite successful at avoiding dogs but I do have to constantly keep an eye out. This at least gives her some new things to smell. This month is our special training issue. If you have some things you’d like to work on with your dog check out our center spread. Dogs just like humans never stop learning. Don Hanson addressed this is his October Words, Woofs and Meows column titled “When Can I Stop Training My Dog?”. If you missed this, you can find it on our website. We wish you all a wonderful 2023!

All the best, Jenn and Pepper

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I love the feeling of starting a new year. It’s a clean slate in some ways because everyone talks about their resolutions or the goals they’ve set for themselves. I’m not a fan of making resolutions because the second you tell me I can’t do or have something my brain says I need it. I prefer to make a list of intentions and I encourage you to try this approach. It may inspire you to live a more vibrant life, and if you’re happy, your pups are happy! I put the call out for questions for your pups and am excited to offer you the first mini psychic readings of 2023! Just a reminder that psychic insight is not a replacement for licensed veterinary care.

Kaela M. asked if her Black Lab River will become a service dog? She wants to, but also wants to be picky with whom she gets partnered. It’s so funny because River is super smart but thinks she’s not. She’s asking to be a service dog for “an easy person”, but she would be outstanding with someone with any level of ability. She is really good at offering direction or guidance to the person versus being the helper who picks things up for the person. She is the total package!

Maria T. has a dog named Mocha, and she’s wondering if she really does enjoy her days at Doggie Daycare, and if she has any concerns. She LIKES daycare but compares it

Furry Words

seeing a racoon.

Kristin R. wants to know if Clifford, her shepherd mix, knows how much she loved him and if he still watches over her from heaven. HUGE yes to knowing how loved he was! Imagine being the only and most adored grandchild that is always doted on and listened to. This is how he describes his life with you. Sometimes they’re literal in how they answer, so when I asked if he watches over you, I heard no, but it’s only because he walks behind or beside you energetically. I love that….

vet! That being said, I think it’s an allergic reaction to something she’s eating. Even if there’s a tiny bit of mold in her food, she will react instantly. I feel like someone who ate a mushroom that isn’t fatal but will make your belly feel a little queasy. When I get carsick, I drool. LOL! I feel like I do when I’m carsick. I just asked for a remedy, and she said “Time.”

Daylight Savings Time

Q. I am affected by the time change in the spring and fall. How is my dog affected by these changes?

A. Our furry friends don’t read clocks, so they don’t know the time has changed. What they do know is their schedule has changed. Dogs are affected by changes from light and dark. Just like us their bodies work on a circadian rhythm. The most common rhythm affected is the day and night cycle.

Back in the time of Benjamin Franklin, it was suggested to alter the clocks to save on candle wax. But it wasn’t adopted until 1916 when Germany became the first country to make this change. In 1918, the U. S. implemented the idea of daylight savings to decrease energy costs. Unfortunately, this hour change has a big effect on our sleep, moodiness, loss of focus, productivity, and our health and the

to spending time at physical therapy. She knows it’s good for her (great actually) so she goes, but it does feel like work negotiating the day with all the other dogs. At the end of the day, she’s glad she’s challenging herself, but she feels completely exhausted when she gets home. That also sounds like it’s a good thing for all of you when she is! I asked her if she’d like anything in return for her honesty, and she said she likes toys that she can flip up in the air and catch. They look like the durable stuff y toys, black and gray. I think I’m

Wendy U. had a black and white Shih Tzu named Vivian. “What happened when you died? Did you know we were there?” As soon as I tap into her energy, my stomach gets really hot. I think it was complete organ failure, but she surrendered to the process and definitely knew you were there. There was no fear but a worry that she was about to let you down by leaving. That is a very, very rare thing for a dog to say!!! She just wants you to know that she is eternally grateful for the time you had together.

Jeannie F. has a brindle boxer named Layla, who is 6. “She started excessively drooling today. Tooth issue? Tummy? She’s still eating fine, and it has happened before and then goes away.” First of all, if something happens that requires immediate attention, head to the

Susan B. has a dog named Chubs, and she’s wondering if his leg will get better. When I read this, my left knee area is sore. Then I flashed an image of a hyperbaric chamber. The other interesting thing is Chubbs doesn’t mind taking the more difficult route in life. If he can survive this, which he feels like he will, he will feel more accomplished than someone who has taken the easy route. Dogs often mirror their owners, so are you working harder than you need to?

Thank you to everyone who submitted a question and my apologies to all those I couldn’t fit in this column. If you’d like to schedule a longer reading for you or your pets, you can do so at www. enlightenedhorizons.com. Follow along at Sara Moore Enlightened Horizons on Facebook for an upcoming request for questions. Happy New Year!

Ask the Vet…

They are accustomed to getting up and going pott y, having breakfast, and going for the designated walk at a set time. How often do you hear, “My dog doesn’t let me sleep in on my day off ?” When they suddenly lose an hour in the morning, your best friend can show changes in appetite, anxiety, other changes in behavior, and possible physical symptoms. Your best friend may be restless during the day or night. Destructive behavior may develop.

and anxiety. Certain probiotics made for dogs (human products are not as effective) can help with the stress and GI issues. Herbal formulas and other nutraceuticals can also help Fido adjust to the time change.

same goes for our best friends.

The dog uses the changing light in the morning to wake up organ function such as the adrenal glands, digestion, hormones, and the brain. When the sun goes down, these systems slow down and allow Fido to rejuvenate during sleep. Dogs are creatures of habit. Some are more attuned to their routine than others.

Be sensitive to your dog’s ability to handle change. We all have experienced our buddy developing diarrhea when boarded. Some pups can have digestive issues with a change in any schedule even an hour time change. They may not eat at the new time. Increased scratching and excessive licking or chewing can occur.

If your dog’s behavior change is more than a couple of days, or other symptoms develop such as diarrhea, itching, and anxiety, seek veterinary care to help him cope with the change. You can also use supplements to help counteract the stress. Melatonin can help with sleep

Most dogs and people will not exhibit any problems with the hour change. For those who do have issues, be proactive to help him cope with the change. Start a few weeks before the time change. Gradually change the time you get up to take Fido out for his morning pott y break. Repeat the same process with feeding, walking, and play time. The gradual change will result in a less stressed-out pup.

A little planning can make a big difference in avoiding problems with time change for your dog and for you.

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Merrill’s K9 Academy, pool doggie party time, games, and canine treat stations. They extended the day with an “After Party” at Quarry Tap Room for humans and canines. Melanie Randall, the Director of Development for KVHS, said it was a success. “This year the Mutt Strut raised $23,000 and had over 100 participants for our event.”

The SPCA of Hancock County in Trenton held the popular 2022 Wine & Whiskers Gala on July 26th at the Bar Harbor Club. The SPCA supporters came through and this event raised over $100,000. The SPCA also held the 4th Annual Howl-O-Run 5k in October. With 80+ runners, this event raised over $10,000. "We are always grateful for the continued generosity of our supporters. Not only are these events crucial, but they are also a great way to further connect with our community outside of the shelter," said Nicole Rediker, Executive Director of the SPCA of Hancock County.

“Woofstock is southern Maine's only pet-friendly, family-friendly food and beer festival, held right on the grounds of Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk,” said their Marketing Communications Manager, Stephanie Kelley. The annual festival was free for attendees, held in July and had live tunes, local craft brews in a beer garden, food trucks, games, kid's activities, dog agility courses, raffles, vendors, giveaways, and much more. All profits from sponsors, donations, beer and raffle purchases supported funding of veterinary care for animals. “It’s always a hit, and next year’s date has already been announced – July 29, 2023,” Stephanie added.

PAWS Animal Adoption Center in Camden has many events throughout the year, including the always fun Maine Wienerfest, 2 Golf Tournaments, and they end with the Tinsel & Tails Gala. A new addition to their event repertoire was the 1st Annual Poker Paddle on Sunday August 20 at Megunticook Lake. All participants, including DEDN’s publisher Jenn Rich, recreationally paddled around the lake and could stop at 1 or all the stops to build the best poker hand. PAWS volunteers were stationed along the way to assist and hand out cards. The winning hand won a gift card to Maine Sport Outf itters and a custom-made commemorative paddle, while the runner up hand received a gift card to Northport’s Outdoor Sportsman.

Portland Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Care, PVESC, hosted the Annual Pet Rock in the Park on Sunday, August 28th at Deering Oaks

Park from 11am to 4 pm. It was a free pet-friendly event in Portland that featured live bands, pet rescues and shelters, food trucks, pet vendors, animal demonstrations, amazing raffle prizes and more, all to raise money for cancer research in companion animals. “The doctors at PVESC would like to thank the technicians and staff who make supporting these great events possible,” added Bryan Oliver, their Marketing Manager. In addition to this park event fundraiser, PVESC also hosted all-important continuing education dinner events for veterinarians and veterinary staff from all over Maine, to share valuable information.

Things are always popping, event wise, at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland aka ARLGP. One of their unique fundraisers this year was the 2022 Shelter Sleep-In in November where they pitted sixteen contestants against each other to raise the most funds utilizing friends, family, colleagues, and social media. Contestants included ARLGP volunteers and admin folks, adopters, and community and media members. The grand finale was on November 18, and each contestant slept in a themedecorated dog kennel, cat colony, or small animal room with a shelter pet. It was an incredible success and raised an astounding $102,919.

Pope Memorial Humane Society in Thomaston were the recipients of $18k raised at Southend Grocery’s Ugly Sweater Party on November 19. It was a special night as the event was in memory of the store’s founder and Pope Memorial’s long-time supporter, Steve Hiller. “I can tell you that with the addition of this year's Ugly Sweater Party, the Hiller family/ Southend Grocery have raised over $40,000 over the years,” said Kasey Bielecki, Marketing and Public Relations Manager. Earlier in the year, Pope also held the repeat fav, Bark + Brew in the Barn, at Harmony Hill Farm in Warren. Another memorable time that benefited the pets! These are just two of their endeavors.

Shannon Nachajko, founder of Catahoula Rescue of New England, is very hands-on with her events.

She offers regular canine mani-pedi’s around the area (see facebook. com/CatahoulaNewEngland/events). Shannon also crafts etched glassware, think wine glasses and pint glasses, and sells them at Pet Rock in the Park and other craft shows. She makes and sells bandanas and t-shirts at Pet Quarters in Rockland. And supporters post birthday fundraisers for her nonprofit on her Facebook page. (facebook.com/ CatahoulaNewEngland/fundraisers)

Bangor Humane Society, like all these nonprofits, are always raising monies to support their cause. October was a big month for Bangor. On October 1, they celebrated their 29th Paws on Parade at Husson University from 9 am to noon. Wag Bags, t-shirts, prizes, and raffles made attendees with their canines happy and so did the booths of vendors, photographers, and the puppy parade, too. “This year’s event raised $45,000 for the animals of Bangor Humane Society,” said Kathryn Ravenscraft, their Director of Development & Communication. Check their website for all 2023 events and be sure to attend the 30th annual Paws on Parade.

Fetching Hope Rescue leaned into Halloween this year! The Bark Bash was held October 23 at Batson River Fish Camp in Wells. They had door prizes, raffles for gift baskets, and a print by local artist Dennis Rafferty, as well as a costume contest. Director Alissa Laitres said the Bark raised $265. “We also raised $544 at the Xota Brewing Co.’s Pints for Pups event on September 23rd.”

Don and Paula Hanson own the full-service Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor, which offers boarding, daycare, grooming, training classes, and behavioral consultations for canines and felines. Pet lovers Don and Paula host many beneficial activities year-round including the 15th Annual Furry Friends Food Bank (FFFB) online

fundraiser that ran from November 27th thru December 31st. The FFFB is a program of the non-profit Eastern Area Agency on Aging (eaaa.org/ furry-friends-food-bank/). It helps lowincome seniors in Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Washington counties feed their pets. It is also one of the favorite non-profit charities of the Green Acres Kennel Shop and ForceFreePets.com.

Heidi and Joel Neal of Rockland, owners of the six Loyal Biscuit Co. Pet Boutiques, support animal nonprofits year-round. Their Fenway Fund, named after their beloved dog and Loyal Biscuit Co logo, also awards grants to support animal welfare within Maine communities by providing seed money for projects that will help better the lives of animals that often fall below funding. Since 2019, they’ve donated over $75k to local organizations including the 2022 recipients with varying amounts/needs: Misfits Rehab, Mission Working Dogs, Charley’s Strays, PAWS Animal Adoption Center, The Humane Society of Waterville Area, and the SPCA of Hancock County. In addition, their annual Howl-i-day fundraiser has provided more than 50,000 pounds of food to several shelters throughout the state of Maine.

One final endeavor to note. You likely heard of the #Bett y White Challenge that went viral after her passing, just weeks prior to her 100th birthday. Bett y was a huge advocate for animals, and this campaign urged folks to pay tribute to the celebrity by donating to a local animal rescue in her honor. Reportedly $12.7 million was raised via Facebook and Instagram by more than 390k people. DEDN reached out to many of Maine’s rescues on their participation, and it’s estimated that about $150k was donated to this campaign. These gifts will impact the lives of animals in need, and Bett y would be delighted!

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Merriam-Webster defines “habit” as:

1. settled tendency or usual manner of behavior.

2. an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary

3. addiction

4. a behavior pattern acquired by frequent repetition or physiologic exposure that shows itself in regularity or increased facility of performance Habits

The topic of “habit” is applicable this time of year when we turn the metaphorical pages of the calendar to a new year. Saying goodbye to the year behind can prompt us to give at least a cursory glance towards improving or changing our ways. The idea of making and keeping a “New Year’s Resolution” is attractive; this personal commitment could lead to a better life, improved fitness… you name it.

But... it’s not so easy, is it?

Patterns Build Habits

When I walk into my house, I typically head straight to the kitchen for a snack. I’m not usually hungry; it’s just what has become a habit for me.

Enter house.

Go to kitchen.

Scavenge for food.

It’s one pattern among many others, practiced and perfected over the course of many years. I do it without thinking. I am not proud of it.

course of the day, with very little additional time or effort on our part. The following are some of the patterns I have established with my dogs over the years. After sufficient repetitions and good timing, the patterns start to gel and I get the responses and results I am looking for. Best of all, the dogs are happy participants.

• “Collar” means the collar is going to be put on. Because collar on means a treat and potential for adventure, my dogs learn to come enthusiastically when I say “collar.”

• “Leash”: same as above. I say “leash,” hook it to the collar and give my dog a treat.

anyway. Help your dog form a more positive opinion of it by preparing him through the pattern of pattreat…. repeat. It should build up his tolerance for it even when he doesn’t get a treat from others.

• “Head’s up” warning cues. Dogs can get startled by sudden noises. If I’m about to create a noise that could be startling, I simply declare “noise!” then do what I need to do.

• Labeling spaces. “Inside, “outside,” “upstairs” ... any space that’s relevant to your dog and to which you are headed.

Why is it that “bad” habits are so much easier to make but much harder to break than “good” habits?

What about our dogs?

It works the same way for dogs: patterns build habits and “bad” habits grow quickly. Of course, from the dog’s perspective, it’s all good if it works for them. “Good” habits take thought, time. and understanding from us to help them flourish in our dogs.

Weave Helpful Patterns into Everyday Life

I have some good news, though. There are very simple ways we can establish useful patterns by practicing them regularly as a normal

• Leash off. When I take the leash off my dog, I give him a treat or two or three. Why? Have you ever struggled to remove your dog's leash because he's pulling so hard? This is because he anticipates freedom once the leash comes off, and the antecedent to the leash coming off is you fiddling with and unclipping it. The pattern is pull, pull… freedom! I like the leash being detached to mean “treat!” The result is I have an attentive dog the moment the leash comes off.

• Say your dog’s name just before something awesome is going to happen for him. This adds value to his name, to you, and improves recall in general. “Awesome” depends on your dog and what he values at that moment.

• Pat on head. Ugh… humans are so rude. We think it’s nice to pat a dog on top of his head. Most dogs loathe this, but humans will do it

• “Excuse me, please.” I say this just before I need to walk through my dog’s space. I become a gentle snowplow if he doesn’t move. Prett y soon, a dog learns to yield his space when you say, “excuse me.” It’s a very polite and cooperative way too.

• The Apology Reward. Let’s face it, we occasionally hurt our dogs. Perhaps we accidentally step on a tail or a toe, or perhaps we cause pain while treating a wound. It happens. I say, “I’m so sorry!” and then immediately follow up with something my dog values at that moment. The Apology Reward builds trust, resilience, and forgiveness.

I’m sure you can come up with simple patterns that you can implement in your day-to-day life with your dogs. I’d love to hear about your ideas. These simple strategies build understanding, vocabulary, and relationships and take very little time and effort to achieve.

Happy Training!

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Training with Your Best Friend

cars, people, or other dogs, you do some backyard agility or parkour?

"Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? What about your parents?

Did they have something they wanted you to be when you grew up, or a goal they wanted you to achieve, like graduating college?

I started ballet classes when I was 3 years old. By the time I was 10, I was working hard, dancing 5 days a week with a clear vision of becoming a professional ballerina in my future. I was lucky. My parents wholeheartedly supported my dream, even when I moved to a different state to attend a performing arts high school at 15 and dropped out of that high school right before my senior year to get my GED and start dancing professionally with a ballet company. Never once did they tell me that I was making a mistake or that my dreams weren’t going to take me anywhere or make me any money (although money isn’t

the reason anyone becomes a professional ballerina).

Shall we pivot to dogs?

Like many human parents, quite a few dog guardians have goals or things they want their dogs to achieve or become. These goals are often set long before these dog guardians even find a dog to call their own.

I hear it all the time in my work as a dog trainer…

• “I want my dog to go to work with me.”

• “I want to take my dog to outdoor restaurants.”

• “I want my dog to go for group hikes with my friends and their dogs.”

• “I want my dog to become a therapy dog.”

• “I want to take my dog to the dog park.”

• “I want to be able to walk my dog in crowded places or take him into stores.”

And the list goes on.

But how many dog guardians ask their dogs what they want?

Sit and take that question in. There seems to be an unspoken list of expectations that most

humans have when it comes to things their dogs “should” like, such as:

• Petting and human touch

• Playing with other dogs

• Greeting new people

• Taking walks

• Going for car rides

When dogs don’t like these things, their guardians will often rush to “help” or “fix” their dogs so that they can be “normal”. The truth is that, just like humans, there is a wide range of activities dogs may or may not enjoy, and just because they don’t enjoy one of the above activities, or something similar, doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with them.

personally prefer an evening in rather than going to a crowded sporting event, bar, or concert. Does that make me introverted, possibly? Does that mean there is something wrong with me? Absolutely not, and I’m glad that my husband doesn’t try to force me to do those things because that’s “what people do”.

This is not an excuse to not help your dog feel better about

things that occur in his daily life that you can’t avoid, like vet or groomer visits, noises that are specific to your home, or the noises or sight of your neighbors; yes, work with your dogs to feel better about those things! But the avoidable things like dog parks, daycares, walks in busy neighborhoods, group hikes, or cuddling or hugging at home can absolutely be avoided and replaced with different activities that your dog will enjoy more.

So maybe instead of showing your affection through petting, if your dog's head turns, lip licks, or becomes sti ff during that touch, you play a fun game with your dog and then enjoy each other's company sitting in the same room together but not touching?

Instead of a trip to the dog park or a day at daycare where your dog is getting into scuffles with other dogs or isolating themselves while there, you take your best friend for a walk or play some Noseworks?

What if instead of long walks where your dog becomes worried and reactive towards

Maybe instead of loading your dog up for a car ride while you run errands where he will pant and drool and bark at people and other dogs out the window, you do some extra mental stimulation or a walk with your dog before you leave and let him enjoy a quiet nap at home while you are gone?

And if greeting other people makes your dog uncomfortable, what if you told those people that you were in training and not taking pets that day while tossing a handful of treats in the grass for your pup to sniff for?

Respect is one of the most important building blocks when developing any relationship. So the next time you find yourself creating expectations for your dog(s), take a moment to ask

yourself what your dog wants. Really ask, think about it, and learn your dog’s body language so that you can answer that question without any influence from your own expectations or that of others.

The relationship you build with your dog from this day forward will be stronger for it.

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RESCUE OF THE MONTH: JOURNEY ANIMAL RESCUE

Monique Kramer, D.V.M., founder of Journey Animal Rescue, aka Long Journey to a New Beginning Animal Rescue, has been involved in this type of work for almost two decades. In 2005, she obtained a Maine shelter license so she could help another group pull dogs from the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. In 2013, she officially registered her non-profit as a 501(c) (3).

Journey Animal Rescue is a small, in-home animal shelter and rescue-she fosters almost all the dogs herself on her 10+ acre spread in Stow near the NH border. Additionally, she has her own pack of dogs and wolf hybrids that aren’t adoptable due to medical, behavioral, or breed needs. These permanent pack members have found their forever home with her.

Dr. Kramer is indebted to her handful of volunteers, especially the board treasurer who regularly stops at her home to help with the rescue’s care. That’s a good thing because Dr. Kramer also attends to her clients at the Art of Alternative Animal Healing in Fryeburg.

The dogs come to Long Journey from all over the country. They’re fostered, socialized, vetted, exercised, loved, and given proper nutrition until the perfect home can be found. Because Dr. Kramer’s first dog was a blind and deaf Australian Shepherd who brought her joy for 14 years, she advocates for special needs pets.

One recent happy adoption story is that of Ajani, a blind and deaf Australian shepherd. He was rescued from Louisiana because he was slated for euthanization by his breeder due to those “defects.” Dr. Kramer said

he purposely bred two merle-colored dogs which results in blindness and deafness 25% of the time. Prior to his life at Long Journey, Ajani was mostly crated resulting in significant issues with confinement.

At her home, Ajani became best friends with one of her Pitties and two Wolf dogs. “They were infinitely patient with him. He was adopted by a former animal welfare vet for the state of Maine who currently runs her own rehab and acupuncture practice. She has another deaf and visually impaired Australian shepherd mix that she adopted from me and a rescued Newfoundland mix.”

Currently she has only one dog available for adoption, an Australian Shepherd named Jackie (see below). She’s expecting four Chihuahuas soon, but they won’t be immediately available for

adoption. Watch the Facebook link for more, facebook.com/profile. php?id=100057526544483.

For adoption info and the application, go to journeyanimal rescue.org/. Expect a home, vet and reference check prior to adoption. Once the application is approved, all family members must be present for a meet and greet with the dog. All animals are vaccinated, microchipped, spayed/neutered, heartworm tested, and de-wormed prior to adoption.

As far as needs, they are simple. Cash donations are welcome as well as tangible items, such as Phycox and Glycoflex joint supplements and ElleVet chews. journeyanimalrescue. org/.

JACKIE, 1 YEAR, AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD

Jackie is a spayed, female, who only weighs around 35 lbs. Jackie is nervous with new people but once she warms up to you is your best friend. She is crate trained and housebroken. She’s energetic and would be perfect for a runner or avid hiker and requires previous herding breed experience. A house in a rural or suburban environment is required, and a 6ft traditional fence is important. The home must have another young dog for play. Note: she had bilateral juvenile cataracts surgically removed successfully. She requires eye drops and must continue her ophthalmology rechecks. Only once an application is approved will a meet and greet be done. We require all canine and human family members travel to Fryeburg, Maine to meet her.

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Dogs for Adoption

View more available dogs on our website, downeastdognews.com.

Many rescues are showing dogs by appointment only right now.

Some rescues do not offer phone numbers and require you apply online. Please see the contact info. highlighted in yellow below each dog.

RUFFY,

7-8 years old, Husky Mix

Calm, happy and sweet, Ruff y is a laid-back guy with medium energy. He walks well on a leash and doesn’t bark much. As a puppy, Ruff y had a bad experience with another dog and prefers not to live with other dogs or cats. He is gentle and great with people.

FMI: olddogsnewdigs.com

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6 years old, German Shepherd

She is very loving and friendly to all she meets and loves belly rubs. We expect she would be fine with children. Needs to be the only pet in the home. She will need to be on thyroid medication for life, however the RESCUE WILL PAY FOR THIS for the lucky family that adopts this very sweet girl.

FMI: miraclegsdmaine.org

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ROSIE

12 years old, Pit Bull/Lab Mix

Rosie has the heart and soul of a puppy. She is friendly, social, and more than happy to “Boof” at you for attention (Or treats, whatever comes first)! Need to the be the only dog in my house but can live with cats and need everyone in my house to be over 7 years old.

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EMMETT,

1 year old, Boxer Mix

Super sweet and wiggly, typical Boxer. Handsome brindle coloring. Good with other animals and good with all people he has met. He is higher energy and needs a home that is okay with that. Emmett will thrive with an active family and is good with kids that can handle his energy.

FMI: pawsadoption.org

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MOXIE

2 years old, Catahoula Mix

Sweet, lap-sitting, fetch loving, easily trainable girl with so much love to give. She loves to snuggle and has had ZERO pott y accidents, has not chewed anything that wasn’t a dog toy. She gets along VERY well with a large male dog she currently lives with.

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MERCEDES

6 years old, German Shepherd Mercedes is strong and active. She is very friendly, sweet and loving and has lived around kids, too. She is housebroken and crate tarained. She would like to be the only pet in the home. The lucky person that adopts Mercedes will also receive 2 PRIVATE TRAINING LESSONS AT OUR EXPENSE!

FMI: miraclegsdmaine.org

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KARTER

3 years old, American Pit Bull Terrier Mix

He is a big boy but loves his people. He would do best as the only dog in the home. He needs a strong handler but trust me, this guy will love you BIG. He smiles big and loves to show off his teeth as you can see.

FMI: pawsadoption.org

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SISSY, 3 years old, Bulldog Mix

Sissy is a 3-year-old White Female Bulldog type dog. She weighs about 50 pounds. She does well with calm, laid back dogs but would also do well as an only dog. She loves to play and go on walks, is great on leash and is also crate trained.

FMI: fetchinghope.com/adopt

OLLIE

1.5 years old, Dalmation Mix

Ollie is so loving and happy. He loves to play with toys and keep himself busy. He loves cuddles and pets. He is deaf and needs a special home who is willing to learn and teach new ways to communicate.

FMI: responsiblepetcare.org/dogs

SCARLETTE

2-3 years old, Boxer Mix

Scarlette is a smart and strong girl who is a work in progress. She knows sit, lie down, and to give both paws however she has never been taught to walk nicely on a leash. She is dog selective.

FMI: responsiblepetcare.org/dogs

TJ 10 months old, Lab Mix

Handsome TJ is searching for a special person to open their heart & home to him!

Great with older children, dogs and cats. TJ loves to cuddle and is a collector of blankets and squeaky toys!

TJ is an epileptic puppy and requires a consistent schedule and lifelong medication.

FMI: www.3dogsrescue.com

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Maine Pet Pantries

If you find yourself struggling to feed your pets, there are people out there that can help you! The following is a list of some of the pet food pantries available in Maine. Each pantry may provide different products and/or services. We try keep our list updated but please check with the individual pantries for more info. and to confirm their hours/requirements.

AniMeals for Seniors

Spectrum Generations runs an AniMeals program in conjunction with the Meals on Wheels program for seniors. Belfast, Camden, Brunswick, Muskie Center in Waterville, Skowhegan, Hallowell and Damariscotta. https://www. spectrumgenerations.org/nutritionservices/animeals

Dogwill

We work with Food Banks in Bath, Richmond, Bowdoinham, Whitefield, and Jefferson. Our contact info is: 207-522-1018 by text, Facebook messaging from the Dogwill page or email: dogwillinc@gmail.com

No Bowl Empty 2 Pet Food Pantry

238 Old Alfred Rd., E. Waterboro 207-233-2793 1st & 3rd Sun., 1pm - 3pm, 1st Thurs., 6pm - 8pm (April - October only), 2nd & 4th Wed., 3pm - 5pm Serves residents of Cumberland, York & Androscoggin Counties Remote pantry at Pine Tree Estates in Standish 207-642-2900. Limited pet food at Youth Full Maine Food Distributions every Thurs in Dayton and 3rd. Wed. in Biddeford. Mobile distributions in Auburn & Norway in planning stages. nobowlempty@outlook.com

Pittie Posse Rescue’s No Bowl Empty Pet Pantry

Serving residents of Cumberland, York and Androscoggin Counties. Visit Facebook page for distribution dates and locations www.facebook.com/ pittiepossespetpantry. 207-619-0027, pittiepossepetpantry@gmail.com

ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

Greater Androscoggin Humane Society

55 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston 207-783-2311

Every Tuesday, 9 – 11am

Kommunity Kritters

Moving to 550 Lisbon St., Lewiston (contact prior to confirm location)

207-577-7942 Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri., 10am – 12:30pm & 1:30 – 5pm, Sat., 9am – 3pm

AROOSTOOK COUNTY

Hollywood Pet Salon 70 Main St., Houlton 207-532-7387

Call ahead for assistance.

Houlton Humane Society 263 Callaghan Road, Houlton 207-532-2862

Tues – Fri, 11am – 4pm Call ahead for pet pantry assistance.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland 217 Landing Road, Westbrook 207-854-9771 Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 3pm – 5pm

Please complete the online registration and order forms.

Animal Rescue Unit 73 Middle Ridge Road, No. Bridgton 207-939-7852

Mon. – Fri., 9am – 3pm

Camp Bow Wow 49 Blueberry Road, Portland 207-541-9247

M-F: 7am – 7pm

Sat. & Sun., 7:30 – 10am & 3:30 – 6:30 pm

Call to check supply levels.

Midcoast Humane 5 Industrial Parkway, Brunswick 207-449-1366 x206

Tues. & Thurs. – Sun., 11am – 3pm

Call to check supply levels.

HANCOCK COUNTY

MDI Pet Food Pantry

Bar Harbor Food Pantry 36 Mount Desert St. (behind YMCA) 207-288-3375

Tues. & Wed., 9am – 2pm Thurs. 12pm – 6pm Must call to order in advance

Hardy’s Friends

Non-profit organization, helps pet owners in need in the towns of Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor.

FMI: susanburke58@hardys friends.com or 207-963-7444

SPCA Hancock County 141 Bar Harbor Rd., Trenton 207-667-8088

Currently open to the public by appointment only.

KENNEBEC COUNTY

Amy Buxton Pet Pantry South Parish UCC 9 Church St, Augusta 207-622-0552

2nd and 4th Sat. of ea. month. 9 – 10am

If urgent need check with Pastor Richards on Tuesdays or Wednesdays as well.

KNOX COUNTY

PAWS Animal Adoption 123 John St., Camden 207-236-8702

Pick-up once/month by appointment.

Pope Memorial Humane Society 25 Buttermilk Ln., Thomaston 207-594-2200

Call ahead for pet food/litter assistance.

LINCOLN COUNTY

Action for Animals Maine (for Lincoln County residents) Boothbay Harbor 207-350-1312

Boothbay Region Food Pantry Congregational Church Eastern Ave., Boothbay Harbor 207-350-2962

Fridays, 11am – 1pm

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Communicate with your pets, living or deceased with Sara Moore. Long distance sessions available!

Jefferson Food Pantry

St Giles’ Episcopal Church 72 Gardiner Rd., Jefferson 207-315-1134

2nd and 4th Wed. 4 – 5:30 pm

Midcoast Humane 27 Atlantic Highway, Edgecomb 207-449-1366 x206 Any day, 9am– 3:30pm Call to check supply levels.

PENOBSCOT COUNTY

Bangor Humane Society 693 Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor 207-942-8902

Mon. – Fri., 12pm – 6pm Call to check supply levels.

Furry Friends Food Bank Available through the Eastern Area Agency on Aging in Washington, Penobscot, Hancock and Piscataquis Counties. Services for low income seniors and their companion animals. People must be enrolled with EAAA. Call 207-941-2865 or 800-432-7812.

WALDO COUNTY

Waldo County Pet Food Panty VFW Post 3108

34 Field Street, Belfast 207-322-3237

1st Wed., 12:30pm – 1:30pm

3rd Sat., 12:30pm – 1:30pm

YORK COUNTY

The Corner Cupboard

Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church 5 Lebanon St., Sanford 207-324-3191

3rd Sat., 10am – 2pm

Limited pet food & supplies.

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IT’S PET PHOTO TIME AT PARIS FARMERS UNION

Now you can have a professional photo of your pet! We’ll have professional photographer Gini Haines in the store from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm* to take a professional photograph of your pet.

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IT’S PET PHOTO TIME AT PARIS FARMERS UNION

Professional photographer Gini Haines will be in our stores from 9am – 3pm to take a professional photograph of your pet.

Sitting fee $10.00 (includes a FREE 5x7 photograph). Details on packages and pricing available at the store on photo day. Number of sitting times limited; call today! Customers with reservations will be guaranteed sitting times, others we will try to work in.

Here are this year’s dates by location for Pet Photo Days.

Jan 14th - Lewiston, 671 Main St., 783-1366

Jan 15th - South Paris, 227 Main St., 743-8960

Jan 21st - Turner, 299 Auburn Rd., 225-2525

Jan 22nd - Winthrop, 83 Royal St., 377-2614

Jan 28th - Jay, 230 Main St., 897-3333

Jan 29th - No. Conway, NH. Rt 302, Redstone, 603-356-5669

Feb 4th - Raymond, 1243 Roosevelt Trail, 655-6760

Feb 5th - Newport, 12 Progress Park So., 368-4329

Feb 11th - Bridgton, 13 Sandy Creek Rd., 647-2383

Feb 18th - Middlebury, VT., Rt. 7 South, 802-388-3139

Feb 25th - Middlebury, VT. snow date

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