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VOL. 2 • NO. 1 August 2006

Jennifer McCammon Publisher w/ Broadway, Peach, & Scout

Lancea LaPorte Art Director w/ Banner

Name: Banner Age: 13 yrs Breed: Lab People: Lancea LaPorte & Jeff Shannon Territory: St Johns Sign: Virgo Turn-ons: Water of any kind, Kongs, snoozing in the front yard. Turn-offs: Being harrassed by his little sister, Molly.

On the cover: Lancea LaPorte & Banner Cover photo by: Brian McDonnell, BMAC Photograpny Cover design by: Lancea LaPorte


Caring for your canine Tips on grooming, behavior, health & diet & more.

The better the parenting, the better the dog. You will have “bad parent” moments, but as long as you’re loving, consistent, and relatively tuned in, you’ll mostly get it right.

Jenny Kamprath Senior Account Executive w/ Marley


Marnie McCammon Eugene/Springfield Office

7 - First bear ever adopted through OHS!

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12 - WHS introduces remedy for stressed kitties (available to private pet owners)

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Tips on loving & living with dogs Spot welcomes Victoria Rose, owner of Nanny 911 For Dogs, trainer and behavior expert. This month Victoria discusses Puppy Socialization, including The Most Important Thing You Need to Know. SPOT MAGAZINE • AUGUST 2006



year ago we put out the first issue of Spot Magazine, and the response was good! You, our readers, have expressed praise from the start, and your enthusiasm has only grown. Thank you! We’re also grateful to the companies and organizations who believed in Spot enough from the start to support us through their advertising. Without them Spot never would have come off the press. Thank you! Thanks too, to you readers who have allowed us to share your stories with the petloving community. Tales about pets and their people are legion, and that’s good, because they’re invariably fascinating, inspiring and touching. In recent months we got to meet Storm, who, after beating cancer, returned to competition in herding and obedience, plus became a therapy dog at Emanuel Children’s Hospital, giving comfort to little ones enduring the dis-

ease that finally did take his life. We’re thankful to Maryjane and Storm for sharing their story, and for allowing us to celebrate their lives and good works with all of you. We also met River, who visits kids in the classroom, “Bob” a funny little boy who simply touched Kathryn’s life in a special way, and others. And many more to come! As time goes on, we’re receiving more and more snapshots and stories about you and your pets. Keep ‘em coming! It’s our pleasure to help this community know each other better, and sharing our stories, ideas and tips about life with our animals helps us all and just makes the ride that much richer. Shortly after this year’s Pet and Companion Fair, a gentleman told me he was disap-

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health dept regulations) continues to cement the reputation of Portland and other Oregon cities as being among the most pet-friendly in the nation. Each location in the roundup offers water bowls upon request, unless otherwise indicated.

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ne of the most beloved pastimes of summer, and for good reason, is lounging at the table of a nice café or restaurant, enjoying good food, beverage and company, not to mention people-watching. To make this little slice of heaven on earth even better? Take the dog! Whether you’re hanging with Harry or sipping with Selena, al fresco dining with your pooch on the patio of your favorite eatery makes the whole experience more fun, laid back, and relaxing. And whether your dog is a classy Lady or a loveable Tramp, a quick review of ‘Doggie Manners 101’ before taking them out to dine is important to help ensure a successful outing for all.

Puppy’s party manners Dogs need to be socialized; that is, comfortable around children and adults, before attempting more than a drive through the fast food lane in the car. They should be trained to sit, lay down, and respond to quietly-given voice commands. Begging or straying to other tables to pilfer or plead for scraps is NOT OKAY. Likewise, no wrestling or sniffing, and dogs that like to play chase or mount need a stern talking to or immediate removal from the premises should they fail to behave. Reminiscent of the “no shoes, no shirt, no service” credo, dining out dogs should be healthy, clean, brushed and — please — minty-fresh breath. Keep all four-legged diners on a short leash attached to your chair — not the table — so wait staff won’t trip over them and they don’t upset food or beverages on wobbly tabletops when stretching or exiting.

Exercise your dog before entering the premises and, umm. . . , make sure they’ve taken care of business. To be safe, carry a pooper scoop and plastic bag; keeping baby wipes or moist towelettes in your pocket or purse are good ideas, too.

Don’t take offense! If an eatery asks you to enter and leave through a back-type doorway, don’t hold it against them: Health Department regulations don’t permit animals inside indoor eating areas, so most establishments will ask you to enter and exit through the patio. Important, too: never feed your pet from dishes used for humans. The folks who open their doors and patios to pets and their people are doing a great service; covering them is a great way to show appreciation. Tuck a chew toy in your pocket for emergencies.

Let’s eat! Great places to take your dog to dinner The continually growing number of restaurants that allow dogs in their outside eating spaces (they can’t be indoors due to

BEAVERTON Iron Mutt Coffee Company 530 SW 205th Ave 503-645-9746 Known for their selection of light lunches, ice cream and pastries — with a large outside, gated eating area — the Iron Mutt frequently offers special dog biscuit treats for your pet, and stocks dog toys for purchase to keep them occupied.

PORTLAND Amnesia Brewing 832 N Beech St 503-281-7708 Relaxing neighborhood brewery with typical grilled pub food and live music. Bella Faccia Pizzeria 2934 NE Alberta St 503-282-0600 Laid-back funky atmosphere; menu comprised of mainly pizza, beer and salads.

featuring fresh ingredients from local farmers. Open 5pm-midnight. Crackerjack’s Restaurant & Bar 2788 NW Thurman St 503-222-9069 Variety of American food ranging from steaks to burgers and pizza — 21 and older only allowed in bar. Hedge House 3412 SE Division St 503-235-2215 Select from a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches at this eatery. Jake’s Famous Crawfish 401 SW 12th 503-226-1419 Quintessential seafood experience — a favorite with locals and out-of-towners, your dog will love just being with you in the heart of it all. Portland is perfect for sidewalk eating and people/pet watching. Specialty dog treats often available. continued next pg

Berlin Inn 3131 SE 12th & Powell 503-236-6761 Full array of traditional German dishes for humans, plus a full doggie menu of German-inspired dishes just for canines. Colosso 1932 NE Broadway 503-288-3333 Spanish tapas bar with full menu service,

Owner responsibilities Call ahead to ensure Calamity Jane or Tiny will be welcome; ask what, if any, dog amenities such as milk bones or water is available. If the restaurant doesn’t serve canine food, be sure to feed them prior to going. No one wants to kick back among others. . . enjoying all kinds of edibles. . . . when they themselves don’t get any, and their tummies are empty to boot!




Lucky Labrador Beer Hall 1925 NW Quimby St 503-517-4352 Relatively healthy food choices including Bento and sandwiches — this newest

“Lab” is located in the Pearl District. No minors after 9pm, but dogs always welcome in outdoor seating area. Lucky Labrador Brew Pub 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd 503-236-3555 Good pub fare — unpretentious atmosphere. Casual and dog-friendly. Must be 21 or older after 9pm. Lucky Labrador Public House 7675 SW Capitol Hwy 503-244-2537 Pub fare with added bonus of pizza and salads. No minors after 9pm. McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside at the Marina 0309 SW Montgomery 503-220-1865 Menu changes twice daily, with an emphasis on seafood. Scenic outdoor dining on the promenade overlooking the Willamette is very popular with guests. Special dog treats. New Old Lompoc 1616 NW 23rd 503-225-1855 Cool patio with “better than decent” bar-

type menu, including burgers, fish and chips, salads. Paragon Restaurant 1309 NW Hoyt St 503-833-5060 Upscale restaurant whose menu boasts a full selection, ranging from salads to calamari. Patio with heaters make it a doggone trendy and fun place to congregate. The Moon and Sixpence British Pub 2014 NE 42nd Ave 503-288-7802 Traditional Limey pub fare such as bangers and fish and chips served on a large, private patio shaded with umbrellas and trees. Tin Shed Garden Cafe 1438 NE Alberta St 503-288-6966 High-five ratings from patrons for patio, people food entrees, prices, and the doggie menu, including Kibble-N-Bacon Bits (free-range beef sautéed with garlic, mushrooms and rice topped with bacon bits), or Paw Lickin’ Good (free-range chicken with mushrooms, garlic and rice). Violet’s Café 5204 NE Sacramento Blvd 503-281-7933 Take your dog along to enjoy casual food for breakfast or lunch. Your four-legged friend will receive a cookie. Vita Café 3024 NE Alberta St 503-335-8233 Inexpensive vegan and veggie menu with minimal meat entrees; fun neighborhood place.

BEND Cascade Lakes Brewing Company 1441 SW Chandler Ave 541-388-4998 Offers a variety of burgers, fries, salads and sandwiches with daily dinner entrees. Located close to the Deschutes River Trails System for walking and biking fun.

Di Lusso Bakery 1135 NW Galveston 541-383-8155 Recommended for breakfast and sandwiches and delicious cakes and pies to eat there or take out. Your pup will enjoy the shady lawn during hot August days. Mothers 1255 Galveston 541-318-0989 Salads, soups, sandwiches, smoothies and juices.

CORVALLIS New Morning Bakery 219 SW 2nd 541-754-0181 Breakfast, lunch or dinner, you’ll find an amazing and frequently-changing assortment of quiches, bagels, pastries, sandwiches, Italian grilled Panini, salads (consider their Lobster Sensation) and more.

EUGENE Newman’s Fish Company 1545 Willamette 541-344-2371 Classic English accoutrements, tangy tartar sauce and a popular fish and chip meal, along with other seafood selections round out the food choices. Limited outdoor eating space. Closed Sundays. Steelhead Brewing Company 199 E 5th Ave 541-686-2739 Located near the University of Oregon, this establishment has English pub appeal and offers from-scratch cooking featuring everything from appetizers and burgers to pasta and steaks. Large outside eating area.

Wherever you go, food always tastes best when shared with a four-footed friend. If we’ve missed your favorite ‘dogs welcome’ eatery, please let us know by e-mailing publisher@

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Great big bear ready for loving home The Oregon Humane Society’s had fun recently, seeking an “adoptive” home for a unique bear that came into its custody: A 2ton, 13½-foot animal. . . made of bronze. The bear, valued at roughly $200,000, was donated anonymously to OHS. It was created by worldrenowned Oregon artist, Lorenzo Ghiglieri, and was delivered to Springbox Art Gallery in NW Portland last month. “This is the first time ever a grizzly bear is up for adoption” said Sharon Harmon, OHS Executive Director.

Tickets to Pet Aid selling fast A great show is on tap Aug 26 at the Oregon State Fair: Cake, Violent Femmes and The Decemberists will perform in a benefit for area pets. Tickets $22.50 at

Superheroes calendars available Spend 2007 celebrating the heroes who dutifully gave blood to support the effort to save hundreds of lives each year at DoveLewis. The calendar includes holidays and reminders for DoveLewis events. At just $15, the calendar makes an awesome gift, and all proceeds support the DoveLewis Blood Bank. For details or to order, visit

Been considering adding a cat to the family? Kitten season is in full swing, and area humane and rescue organizations are overflowing with friendly felines in need of loving homes. The Oregon Humane Society devised an incentive for folks last month, a “2 for 1” sale. Cats can have up to three litters over a single spring & summer, so if you’ve been considering adopting a feline, now is the purr-fect time. Adopting now can save a life and help ease the burden on local shelters. Each OHS feline is spayed or neutered and comes with a collar, name tag, microchip ID and cat carrier. The cats have their initial vaccines and also come with one month of pet health insurance and one free vet exam. For photos/descriptions of adoptable cats & kittens, visit (Portland), (Sherwood), (Salem), (SW Washington), (Eugene). Or just type “cats adoption Oregon” into the search engine on the Web.

Take your dog to the movies The Hill’s Science Diet DogFest Film Festival is happening Aug 19 at Riverview Park Amphitheatre in Independence. The fun, family-friendly evening will include prize-winning dog films, food and entertainment. Par-

ticipants will also find vendors geared toward dogs and those who love them. The fun begins at 7pm, and showtime is 8:45. Tickets $5, or $3 for ages 3-12; little ones under 3 and dogs admitted free. For more info, visit continued pg 12


EVENTS Bow Wow Bash on the Westside Garden Home Rec Center will host Bow Wow Bash Saturday Aug 12, 10am-2pm, at the center at 7475 SW Oleson Rd (at the corner of Garden Home Rd & Oleson). Highlights will include demonstrations, a K-9 unit, information booths, a dog wash, food & more. For details, call 503-629-6341.








ogs don’t grow out of behaviors they grow into them,” says Pam Pearson, owner of Schroeder’s Den in Hillsboro. “What’s cute when they’re puppies, if not corrected properly, may not be so cute when they grow older — like biting people’s ankles.” Pet parenthood requires a level of commitment, awareness, routine and responsibility. The better the parenting, the better the dog. . . but don’t be too hard on yourself: everyone has ‘bad parenting’ moments. You know the drill: “If I’d taken Renaldo out earlier, he wouldn’t have had an accident.” Or, “If I hadn’t left Maggie at the kennel she might not get so stressed when I leave for work every day.” Love is a huge part of healthy relationships, and dogs, like children, don’t mind if everything you do isn’t ‘paw-fect.’ And, as long as you’re consistent and relatively tuned in to their needs, they’ll be fine.



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SPOT LITES family Whether you’re looking for a jeep-riding outdoorsy four-legged buddy, a poodle whose toenails you can paint to match your own, or a puppy that drools comfortably along with your toddler, you’ll want to select a breed with th personality and genetic tendenc match lifestyle.

“One client had a Labradoodle that would steal other dogs’ toys at offleash parks and then wouldn’t come when called,” says Mautz. “He would respond only if playing with his own toy.” “After analyzing the interactions, it was apparent that dog was being scolded and told, ‘Bad boy’ when he had another dog’s toy and ‘Good boy’ when he brought his own. I suggested they start rewarding him for bringing any toy, and the quirky behavior soon ceased.”


r scent — ke shoes — and chews them.” arson sugbeginning ing immetheir own ace and things makes puppies safe and helps them succeed. As they get older and prove hemselves you gradually give hem more freedom — some earn quickly while others take years,” she says.

Rescued and lder dogs Take command Question breeders, humane society staff, veterinarians, rescue group volunteers and friends. You’ll have full command. . . at least until that bundle of love licks your face or gives you the long look only love-struck canines can give. From that point on it’s give and take, with you guiding and caring for your pet through the growing up and growing old years, them delivering boundless love and loyalty. Whether you bring home a just-weaned eight-week-old or an older dog, house rules should be established and communicated in advance — including off-limit furniture (beds, couches), greeting visitors, digging, etc. “Most people have a tendency to give their dogs too much freedom too early,” says Pear-

en you select a rescued or pound get histories you can’t control says Cherie Shevlin of West Linn, who has adopted two rescue dogs: three-year-year Great Dane Mojo and BJ, a Dalmatian. “Mo had four other owners, including the breeder, his first year,” says Shevlin. “He was super, super, super skinny and weighed 104 pounds when we got him two years ago. Now he weighs 154 pounds. The first night I knew he was going to be a handful when I brought him in the house, sat down, and he sat on top of me!” BJ on the other hand, lived with her Dalmatian mother and their breeder for 18 months. The breeder’s wife apparently hated dogs, though, and BJ was kept outside, and was skinny and cowering. “She’d never been socialized as a puppy and was afraid of everything,” says Shelvin.



Socialization The window for socialization is short — the first four months of a puppy’s life. “It’s critical to socialize dogs at an early age,” says Pearson. Schroeder’s Den’s weekly Puppy Romp events (Sundays 1-2pm) are designed to give dogs eight weeks to six months a chance to play and learn to communicate with other dogs their age in a safe indoor environment. “It’s a learning experience for both parent and pup,” says Pearson. Socialization also includes teaching dogs how to act and to feel comfortable around most humans, whether babies, high-energy children, people with disabilities, dog lovers or dog avoiders. Slow, careful introductions are important. Some animals do well one-on-one, but may become agitated or aggressive if approached by a family or group of children.

ing,” says Mautz. Training is a process, not a single event, and requires continual effort and daily reinforcement. “Mo is not easy to train; was chained up, and Grea

“I put a treat in my outstretched hand and let Sammy, our Doberman, or Teddy, our 15-month-old Chinese Shar-Pei, smell it before I close my hand over it. I don’t give it out until they do the trick I’m trying to teach them,” says Crystal Reynolds of Portland.

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Obedience training “Whenever you have a dog — especially a ‘rescue’ — controlling their environment is key to prevention: crate training and training classes,” says Tracy Mautz, who specializes in individual behavior problem-solving and training as co-owner of Auntie Tracy and Auntie Sally’s. Her partner, Sally Wojahn, leads group sessions. (Contact the aunties at 503-557-1267.) “Classes are an affordable way to obtain substantial education and/or training; private or in-home coaching is great for dealing with complex issues such as aggression, separa-

If your pet piddles inside, remove all traces of urine from the area to eliminate odor and keep other family pets from staking out their territory. Cleaning options range from over-the-counter products like Spot Shot and Nature’s Miracle to dousing with club soda — letting it fizz and blotting with paper towels.


Danes are not normally jumpers,” says Shevlin. “He’s really, really active, and headstrong and unmanageable.” Shevlin’s adult son Pete accompanied her in eight weeks of classes at Pet Smart shortly after they brought Mo home. “We started him with a choke chain and collar but our trainer recommended changing to a gentle leader that attaches to his muzzle so we’d have better control,” says Pete. Mo now knows and responds to “settle” (quiet down), “leave it” (don’t grab what you’re

“To house-break dogs, you have to catch them,” says Pearson. “Never, ever punish a puppy if you find piddle on the floor — they won’t know why you’re yelling. Instead, immediately after they eat, immediately after they nap, and immediately after play, take them outside.” “If you do catch them as they start to pee indoors,” Pearson advises, “scoop them up and in a firm voice say, ‘No,’ and take them out, giving the command, ‘Go potty,’ or whatever you choose to say. Always go to the same spot and always praise them when they do go.”

Chewing, biting and barking Prevention, not punishment, is best. Pet owners need to be pro-active, ‘puppy proofing’ rooms and the areas dogs occupy… removing opportunities for failure. continued next pg

Crate training Crate training at night speeds the learning curve, as most dogs will not soil where they sleep. Newly-weaned puppies need to go out every two hours, and you can gradually increase the time interval as they get older.






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Helberg, groomer at Hollywood Hounds in SE “Chewing and biting are two of the bigPortland. Unattended matting can lead to hot gest issues with puppies,” says Mautz, spots that eventually results in open sores who urges people to remove electrical susceptible to infection, fungus or insect cords, kids’ toys, and socks and shoes, as infestation. young dogs explore the world by putting “Dogs need bathing every four to eight things in their mouth. Instead of a room weeks,” says Helberg, “and of the most full of ‘no-no’s,’ give them a number of common mistakes dog owners make is to puppy-safe chewables available at feed give their four-footed partner too few baths. It and pet stores. then takes twice as long to wash and groom Dogs should outgrow biting by six months a canine client.” and, if they don’t, the owner should reconsider how they’re playing with the animal. Never ‘rough Tips wrestle’ — en only using t hing at home dog’s toys. Place a rubber mat in Bailey, a two-year-old If an older he tub or sink to prevent Border Collie and Rottweiler dog is ‘playslipping. Teach your dog mix, feels most loved when playfully nipping,’ to stand still on it before ing Frisbee with her people, Kristi start with adding water. and Jon Dingle of Gladstone. “It’s a time out; • Put a cotton ball in the her treat; she likes to fetch it and that is, ignore dog’s ears to protect then bring it back and drop it in them to send from water, checking first my hand,” says Jon with a grin. the clear meshat the skin inside and on The added bonus is that sage that their e earflaps is pale pink, with Bailey is working off behavior is n dor or redness. If either is calories not taking acceptable. “If t, see your vet. them in. biting has an a e shampoo to your dog’s sive compone needs. For example a whitener, or one with professional fast,” says Mautz. aloe and coat conditioners, if they require Dogs are social animals, and if they are frequent bathing. barking for attention, rather than to alert • Rinse with warm or tepid water and towel you to company or a concern, they are rather than air to reduce the risk of irritation likely bored and in need of exercise and from shampoo residue. stimulation (toys or recreation). Tired dogs don’t bark and they don’t dart through open doors. When troubleshooting a behavioral problem look for possible causes before taking action.

Grooming — necessity not nicety You wouldn’t let your children go without brushing their hair, cleaning their teeth and bathing regularly. And dogs need the same care for to stay healthy and looking good. Longhaired dogs must be brushed several times a week and whenever they get wet so their hair doesn’t mat, says Robin

Paw care • Clip nails every two or three weeks, taking care not to cut the quick. Cornstarch or flour can help stop blood flow should nicks accidentally occur. • Check paw pads regularly for trapped grass, pebbles or chemical burns. Remember: they’re barefoot at all times! • Trim hair on the bottom of paws to prevent gum and other irritants from sticking.

Oral hygiene “Plaque builds up faster in some breeds and it can vary with each dog,” says Sandy continued pg 12


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his eyes, ears and mouth, examine his genitals and fiddle with his teeth, paws and nails. Your veterinarian and groomer will thank you later, and you’ll be glad for the easy-going companion he becomes. Tips on loving & living with dogs Before four months, also: Introduce your dog to dozens people of all ages, shapes, sizes and PUPPY SOCIALIZATION ofmannerisms. Greet people with floppy hats, The most important thing umbrellas, canes, crutches and wheelchairs. you need to know Meet the letter carrier, meter reader and “water Socialization is vital for puppies, as it sets guy.” Greet and play with lots of dogs (don’t let their foundation for life. Interestingly, in terms of them dominate or bully him.) Walk on various behavior, it’s their most important — and most surfaces. Watch kids on skate boards and neglected — need. The critical socialization bikes. Meet cats, birds, mice, rabbits, cows, period is three to to 16 weeks. Good breeders, goats, horses and chickens. Visit duck ponds. who always raise puppies in their homes, begin Ride elevators. Walk on tables and stairs and the process, placing pups in loving homes at through tunnels. Go through car washes. 7½ weeks. New parents then have 8½ weeks Expose him to vacuuming, mowing, swatting — until he’s four months old — to accustom him to multiple and various people, animals, flies, flying kites, banging pans, rolling barrels, shopping carts, crowds, traffic, construction situations, environments and experiences. zones and fireworks. Working hard during those two months pays These must be pleasant, non-threatening off BIG, for life. experiences that are brief, and experienced Whoever said you can’t buy happifrom distances that don’t cause fear or stress. ness forgot about little puppies! Use food, toys and praise to reward his calm – Gene Hill and confidence. This is a critical time. Just Puppy socialization, done correctly, builds as you can “imprint” positive experiences that confidence. Confident puppies become stable serve him well throughout life, so can you, if not adults. Puppies NOT socialized usually become careful, imprint him with negative experiences fearful. Besides often being miserable, fearful that cause forever damage. It’s imperative to dogs are more likely to bite. About 4.7 million not frighten. If he shows fear, things may be people are bitten each year in the US, with too close or happening too fast. Back up and more than 800,000 incidents requiring medical slow down. attention. Most treated medically are children, Buy a pup and you will buy love half of whom are bitten in the face. unflinching. Thoroughly socializing your puppy will elimi– Rudyard Kipling nate a plethora of problems, from running away There is no psychiatrist in the world to posing a threat to people. like a puppy licking your face. Besides you, have friends and strangers – Ben Williams handle, hold and hug him regularly, look into


Also, a word of caution: You want your puppy to be friendly, calm and secure in the presence of strangers, but if you “over-socialize,” that is, let so many people pet and feed him he seeks reward from others, you may find that in public he pesters others and fails to give you his attention (which you need to control and train him). Always strive for BALANCE. You want him comfortable with people, but not to crave their attention over yours. Keep his attention on you with praise and yummy treats. That said, another serious concern with puppies is disease, which poses a real threat. Until vaccinations are complete (usually at about 4-4½ months), do not allow him within sneezing distance of dogs with whose health you’re unfamiliar, or on the ground in areas where infected dogs may have defecated. Don’t walk him in parks, or even your front yard if it’s accessible to strays. Carry him or keep him in a pen or on a mat. Ask people to

use hand disinfectant before petting, and don’t let him sniff their shoes — these are methods of transmission. Everyone should take off their shoes before entering your home and wash their hands before meeting your puppy. More dogs die from problems associated with lack of socialization than from disease. Don’t let the threats keep you from socializing your puppy. Do it, but do it safely. Proper socialization will help him become a happy, confident, life-long member of your family. Til next time. . . Kiss the doggies!

Victoria Rose, owner of Nanny 911 For Dogs, offers in-home dog training and behavior modification. For more tips and advice, join her free Doggie Parenting Advice Email List. Contact her at 503-370-7000 or





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DogFest Film Festival, America’s premier dog-centric film festival, began in 1999 as a fundraiser for Albuquerque animal protection organizations seeking a way to educate people about issues such as pet over population, spay/neuter and adoption. Every year the event grew, and in 2005 they decided to go national, offering their film festival success to other animal welfare organizations across the country. Artists from all over the world send in short movies or documentaries featuring dogs, about dogs or with messages that focus on dogs. A compilation is then created featuring the chosen short films. WHS is the first organization in Oregon to participate in this fun event dubbed; “Take Your Dog to the Movies.”

Help pets beat the heat With hot August nights (and days) the order of the day, the Oregon Humane Society reminds everyone that fur-coated animals fare worse than people in the heat. In fact, without shade, pets can overheat, become ill, or die in a short time. Following are some tips to help keep them cool and healthy when it’s hot outside: • Keep water bowls full of cool, fresh water • Provide shaded areas where pets can rest • Use a misting hose to provide a cool outside area • Provide a kiddy pool for pups to splash and play in • Exercise in the cooler temps of the morning or dusk — not midday • Don’t leave pets unattended outside when it’s hot — keep them inside. If your pet does hang out in the yard when you’re away, provide plenty of shade and water. Fair pets do sunburn (check with your vet before applying sunblock). • The best place to be when things get hot is inside with you — especially if you have an air conditioner or fan. • Leave pets home when you run errands

Don’t leave ‘em in the car! OHS says leave pets home and inside when you leave for errands. A car’s interior cooks o fast! On an 85 day (comfy for most people), o the temp inside a car can rise to 120 in 20 minutes, even with windows slightly open. Another concern is uncovered pickup beds. The sun heats metal truck beds and will burn your pet’s pads. Have the dog ride in the cab with you, put him in a secure crate, or leave him home in a cool place.

In the event of an emergency Symptoms of heatstroke can include restlessness, excessive thirst, heavy panting, lethargy, lack of appetite, dark tongue, vomiting and lack of coordination. If any, some or all occur, contact your veterinarian immediately. If your animal is overcome by heat exhaustion, immediately immerse or spray the animal with cool running water (not cold — that can cause shock) continually until the animal’s body temperature lowers. Give your pet water 12


to drink and consult your vet immediately to determine if additional treatment is needed. If you suspect an emergency or high-risk situation involving someone else’s animal, consult the owner first if possible, then contact your local animal control agency or police department.

leadership of instructor Michelle Rinehart and support many innovative projects for dogs, cats and small pets at the WHS. Feliway is available to the public from Davenport’s Den, the WHS’s pet supply store located at 4246 Turner Rd SE in Salem. To learn more, visit

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For cats, the bewildering experience of landing in a shelter could be likened to having to fly on a packed plane after a lengthy mechanical delay. The strange, crowded environment, not knowing what’s happening, and the absence of the comforts of home can add up to a lot of stress. Working to combat the kind of stress no one deserves, the Willamette Humane Society in Salem found an important natural tool: Feliway, a synthetic cat pheromone developed and marketed by Veterinary Products Laboratories. Dr Jacqueline Harter, Willamette Humane Society Consulting Veterinarian, was intrigued by the possibility that pheromones might keep cats healthy in a shelter environment. “Pheromones are natural chemicals secreted by an animal to communicate,” says Harter. “When cats feel safe and at ease, they deposit a specific pheromone by rubbing their face against prominent objects in their environment.” Dr Debra Nickelson with Veterinary Products Laboratories was invited to a meeting of the Marion Polk Veterinary Association, where she presented product information on Feliway. After the meeting Harter asked if there had been a clinical trial of the product in a shelter environment and there hadn’t. “I was especially interested in finding out if pheromones might help us reduce the incidence or severity of upper respiratory infections,” says Harter. “Stress negatively impacts the immune system’s ability to fight infections.” The University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Shelter Medicine Web site describes feline upper respiratory infection (URI) as “similar to a common cold in humans. It is especially common in cats that have been exposed to a lot of other cats, such as at an animal shelter.” “The myriad cats coming into the shelter have varying degrees of immunity to viral diseases,” says Harter. “Many have never been vaccinated before reaching the shelter. Many others carry viruses, which lie hidden until a stressful event in the cat’s life allows them to emerge and cause disease.” Harter continues, “It seems logical that by reducing the stress a cat feels upon entering a new environment, the lower the chance of that cat becoming ill. We noted immediately that with Feliway the cats were calmer, quieter, and slept and ate more — all things a body needs to help fight off infections.” Harter designed the study that specified how cattery staff at the WHS used Feliway spray and wall-plug units. She also dictated how data would be recorded. “By comparing data from February through April of 2005 without Feliway to the same months in 2006 while using Feliway, we saw a marked decline in the number of cats infected by the URI virus. And those who did become symptomatic were less likely to develop secondary bacterial infections,” says Harter. The WHS has added Feliway to its cattery maintenance protocol at a cost of roughly $105 per month. The first year has been underwritten by Walker Middle School art students, who raise funds each school year under the

A national leader for years, the DoveLewis 24 Hour Emergency and ICU Animal Hospital has moved after 33 years in Portland into a brand new, state-of-the-art 23,000 square-foot hospital. The $8 million project was funded entirely by donations from the public.

The big move The 25th of last month was a big day for DoveLewis staff and patients. Docs did rounds at 6am, preparing everyone in residence to move to the new facility across the street. The roads were closed off in the immediate

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Adams, owner of Snowfire Farms in Alvadore and distributor for Natura Pet Products in Eugene and Salem. Dental products include liquid that squeezes over teeth and gums, paste that brushes on, and knobby rubber ‘fingers’ good for massaging gum tissue. Adams, who has three dogs and a cat, prefers the latter approach because she can be sure she’s reached all outside surfaces. Unlike humans, a dog’s tongue has rough edges that help clean the insides of their teeth so those don’t need attention.

area to ensure medical staff had plenty of room and time to transfer patients across the street safely. The new facility includes two treatment floors (one for emergencies, the other for ICU) and separate recovery wards for cats and dogs. Two surgery suites (vs only one before) will double the agency’s surgery capacity, and one suite was designed especially for orthopedic surgeries, for which there just wasn’t room in the past. Other features include a much larger lobby & children’s play area, a Comfort Room, a Serenity Garden, a Blood Donor cat habitat where resident blood donors can play, sleep, eat and watch the fish in the tank). Don’t let the rain stop you from shopping tonight (First Thursday) in the Pearl! Remember that The Pearl Retriever (526 NW 13th Ave.) donates 10% of their proceeds on First Thursdays to DoveLewis!

food, dogs are satisfied with smaller portions, they are healthier, and in the long-run, have lower vet bills, poop less because they utilize more of the food content, and typically experience less itching and have shinier coats.

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“If one of my dogs has a health issue, in addition to regular vet care, they get a chiropractic adjustment and massage,” says Murakami. “They can get the same ailments as people that respond to chiropractic. I have treated other people’s dogs, and horses as well.” Animals, like humans, can be adversely affected by excess weight and related ailments such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. “Overfeeding animals can also lead to Diets and delicacies orthopedic problems, and exacerbate exist“If you give your dogs top-quality pet food it is ing conditions such as hip dysplasia,” says perfectly acceptable to give them tiny amounts Dr Stephen Kochis of Rose City Veterinarian of scraps from people food — just don’t do it Hospital in Portland. at the table because it develops bad ommends annual habits,” says Adams. s, increasing to Dogs love junk food, but annual for dogs chocolate, especially SPOT LITES ht years and dark, is toxic for “I sometimes let my [five basset der. He also says them. And whole hounds] get away with things they o watch your foods are better know they shouldn’t do,” says Dr Rob dogs’ stool for Murakami, a SE Portland chiropractic than fractional; for intestinal paraphysician who feeds his pets quality food, example whole, not sites (some can takes them to the park daily, and gives them processed rice. be transferred plenty of attention. “I think first they have to “Look for dog to humans so know you are the alpha in the pack, and then food that is as natthe respect flows both ways,” he says. t’s doubly imporural as you can get Murakami has five dogs – three Basset ant for those with with no preservatives, Hounds; one Chow/Basset mix and ddlers, who put one Akita/Rotweiller/Lab. Four dyes or chemicals, rything in their of them are rescue dogs. whether it’s dry, canned hs). or treats,” says Adams. “Buy a control, Kochis brands with which you know you Advantage, Front can trust the source of the ingredients, Line or Revolution — by prescription or and read the labels carefully.” from Petco or other pet store — but not other A product, for example, that says ‘chicken over-the-counter brands. meal’ must contain the flesh — boned chicken. A product that says chicken ‘by-products’ can include any part: intestines, bones, feet, even Puppy love feathers. Puppies and dogs may not come with Single protein-source dinners are used instruction manuals, but there’s a lot to be said in Natura’s California Natural Line for dogs for following your instincts and asking profeswith food allergies. Their chicken and rice or sionals for advice if you feel overwhelmed or herring and sweet potatoes are popular, and confused. ingredients are listed by their percentage of Being a pet’s dad or mom is a good job content. with great pay: a lifetime of boundless love While you may initially pay more for quality and devotion.



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• Adoptable Cats & Kittens from Multnomah Co Animal Services at Gresham PetsMart during open hours, 9am-9pm daily. Adoption counseling offered Tues-Sun noon-4pm. • Adoptable kittens from the Bonnie L Hays Small Animal Shelter at outreach locations including: Nature’s Pet stores at Orenco Station in Hillsboro and Murray Scholls Town Center in Beaverton. Details or 503-846-7041.

Saturday Playgroups at the Macadam LexiDog are NOT happening over summer months. They will resume in September. • Meet the Beautiful Kitties in need of loving homes at CAT in Sherwood. Over 400 adorable kittens & cats are available for adoption through Cat Adoption Team at various locations. The Sherwood shelter is open 10-6 daily. Also, cats are on-site daily at PetSmart stores in Wilsonville, Clackamas, Hillsboro & Tigard, as well as Pet Loft. Or visit Petco in Tualatin & Tanasbourne on the 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Saturdays of the month. Details 503-925-

DoveLewis Blood Bank. For details or to order, visit • Wheels for Whiskers. Win a new 2006 VW Beetle 2.5 Automatic. Support local homeless & injured cats & kittens by purchasing a raffle ticket (or two) today. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold for $50 per ticket. Proceeds benefit the Cat Adoption Team shelter and onsite veterinary hospital. For info or your shot at the bug, visit or call 503-925-8903.

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1pm — Miniature Horses perform at St Johns Library. Meet Legacy and his friends as Sue Roake of BeBop USA showcases her miniature horses, who help kids learn about animal behavior and pet responsibility. Hands-on time to meet the animals provided. 3:30pm — Guide Dog Heroes. Guide Dogs for the Blind volunteers discuss what it’s like to raise a guide dog from puppyhood at Hillsdale Library in Portland. Meet a real guide dog in training. Space is limited; free tickets available 30 minutes prior to the program.

• Adoption Outreach with Second Chance Companions at Cascade Park Petco, Vancouver. Outreaches held at various locations throughout the month. Info; 360-687-4569. • Animal Aid welcomes visitors to their “Show & Tell” Saturdays every weekend this month. Visit adoptable cats noon4pm at their new location in SW Portland, 5335 SW 42nd Ave (south of Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy). Weekday visiting hours are 11am-4pm. Details 503-292-6628 or

11am - Outdoor Dog Wash hosted by Indigo Rescue until 4pm at Bethany Family Pet Clinic, 4744 NW Bethany Blvd in Portland. Cost based on dog’s weight. For details visit

• GOT ISSUES? Get your behavior questions answered free of charge by the friendly folks at OHS. Oregon Humane Society’s Free Pet Behavior Helpline is 503-416-2983. • Help OHS take homeless pets into the community to meet prospective new families. Call 503-285-7722 ext 204 to find out how you can get involved. Training sessions held monthly. • Kitten Foster Homes Needed. Cat Adoption Team is seeking foster families to care for mama cats & their kittens until they are old enough to be adopted. If you can open your home & heart to give a litter of kittens a loving start, call 503-9258903 or email contactus@catadoption • KITTY TALES/FOTOS WANTED: stories, photos on kitties adopted through, Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood, to be featured in CAT’s 2007 12-month calendar. CAT is seeking tales & photos reflecting the quirks of the cats we love so much. Submissions should be 500k or larger. Include cat’s name, age, when adopted from CAT, background if known, description of the quirk, name of photographer and anything else they should know. Email submissions to through Aug 1. • LexiDog Playgroups. Sunday playgroups continue in the Pearl, beginning at 10am for dogs up to 12 lbs, at noon for dogs up to 30 lbs, and 1:30 for any size dog. 14


10am — Fun in the Park Wilsonville Neighborhood Celebration at 29600 SW Park ‘til 5pm. Wilsonville hosts its annual neighborhood celebration that includes vendors, music and food. Stop by and say hi to the folks from Oregon Humane Society and to meet some canines ready for loving forever homes. 8903 or • Puppy Playtime social event for puppies Sundays at 10am at Barka Lounge in Portland. Puppies 10-20 weeks play 1011am; over 20 weeks play 11-noon. RSVP required; call 503-236-3868 or visit To learn more about Puppy Playtime visit • Puppy Romp at Schroeder’s Den with Dr Kirsten Nielsen CPDT, 1pm Sundays at Schroeder’s Den Daycare for Dogs in Hillsboro. Open to vaccinated puppies 10 weeks-6 mos. Info or 614-9899. • Read to the Dogs at Multnomah County Libraries. Youth improve their reading & social skills by reading aloud to DoveLewis therapy dogs. Contact your neighborhood library for info or to RSVP. • Superhero Calendars available. Help celebrate the noble blood donors who regularly contribute, helping DoveLewis save hundreds of lives each year. The 2007 calendar featuring these dedicated souls is $15, and all proceeds support the

Noon - Indigo Rescue Adoption Outreach at Beaverton PetSmart until 4pm. Indigo is an all-breed, -size, and -age Rescue. Most dogs will be there noon2pm or 2-4pm. Contact heather@ for the shift of a specific pet. All those available for adoption are listed on the Web site: 6:30pm — National Night Out celebration at Gresham Red Sunset Park features a chance to learn about responsible pet ownership and dog safety with an Animal Services Officer.

Noon - Indigo Rescue Adoption Outreach at Clackamas PetSmart until 4pm. Complete details Aug 1 at noon.

10am — Volunteer Orientation at Greenhill Humane Society in Eugene. Foster Orientation at 11:30. Details 11am — OHS Canine 101 (aka “Problem Pooch) class at the Columbia Blvd facility. Ideal for anyone considering or beginning pet parenthood, or who just wants to understand why Fido does what he does. Facilitated discussions with Q & As for people (pets stay home). Admission is a suggested $10 donation; no need to RSVP. Info 503-285-7722 or Offered again Aug 19. 11:20am — Meet & Adopt Foster Cats/ Kittens from Multnomah Co Animal Services ‘til 2:30pm at Clackamas Petco.

To submit items for consideration in the Furry FunPlanner, e-mail or FAX 503-261-8945

Noon — Adoption Outreach at Clackamas Petco ‘til 3. Adoptable kittens & cats currently in foster care ready for the forever homes. Noon - Indigo Rescue Adoption Outreach at Clackamas PetSmart until 4pm. Complete details Aug 1 at noon.

and cats living in foster care looking for their forever homes. Noon - Indigo Rescue Adoption Outreach at Beaverton PetSmart. Complete details Aug 1 at noon.

10am — Adoptable Pets from Animal Aid are on site & anxious to meet you ‘til 2pm at Western Pet Supply, 6908 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy in Portland. Details

Noon — Oregon Humane Society Adoption Outreach (dogs, cats, and sometimes rabbits) ‘til 4pm at Furever Pets on NE Broadway in Portland & Tigard PetsMart. Details 503-285-7722 or Noon — Show & Tell Saturdays at Animal Aid’s new location in SW Portland at 5335 SW 42nd Ave (south of Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy) weekly noon-4pm. Weekday visiting hours 11am-4pm. Details 503-292-6628 or

10am — Pet Licensing at Gresham Petco ‘til 11:30; at 144th & Division Petco 12:30; and at Clackamas Petco 4-5pm. Noon — Adoption Outreach (cats & kittens) at Wild Oats at 28th & Burnside in Portland ‘til 3. 3:30pm — Education class at Greenhill Humane Society in Eugene. How to Live Happily Ever After With Your Cat. Details

10am — Dog Adoption Outreach at Exclusive Pets in Gresham, 105 SW 2nd ‘til noon. Noon — Adoption Outreach (cats) at Clackamas Petco ‘til 3. Meet kittens & cats currently in foster care ready for their forever homes. 3:30pm — Animal Crackers music & stories with award-winning storyteller Anne-Louise Sterry at Belmont Library in Portland. Free.

10am — Pet Licensing at Hayden Meadows ‘til 11:30; at 144th & Division Petco 1-2:30; and at Clackamas Petco 4-5pm. 2pm — Rou’s Tips for Basenjis at Gregory Heights Library in Portland. Join illustrator Sophie, a third-grader, as she reads from her book, Rou’s Tips for Basenjis. Rou will be on hand to meet you, as will Sophie’s mom, Pamela Kennedy, who will discuss the motherdaughter collaboration of the bookmaking process.

6pm — Volunteer Appreciation Talk at Greenhill Humane Society in Eugene. Pet Massage Therapy (techniques to lower stress and improve health). Details

6:10am — Featured Pet available for adoption. Meet the star of the day, featured along with KGW’s weather report during the morning news. 10am — Adoption Outreach (dogs) at Lake Oswego Petco, 333 S State in Lake Oswego. Adoptable dogs looking for forever homes. 10am — Bow Wow Bash at Garden Home Rec Center, 7475 SW Oleson Rd (at the corner of Garden Home Rd & Oleson) in Portland, ‘til 2. Highlights include demonstrations, a K-9 unit, information booths, a dog wash, food & more. Details 503-629-6341. 11:20am — Meet & Adopt Foster Cats/ Kittens from Multnomah Co Animal Services ‘til 2:30pm at Gresham Petco. Noon — Adoption Outreach (cats) at Gresham Petco ‘til 3 at 2000 NE Burnside in Gresham. Adoptable kittens

• Odds & Ends for Furry Friends Garage Sale to benefit Animal Aid today & tomorrow at 55 SW Dover Ct, near the corner of SW Olsen & Vermont. Look for the signs! For more details, visit

Noon — Indigo Rescue Adoption Outreach at Clackamas PetSmart until 4pm. Complete details Aug 1 at noon.

in Portland. Cost based on dog’s weight. For details visit 6pm — Featured Pet on Rose City News MCTV.

• Cats R Cool 4 Back 2 School Adoption Drive. Cat Adoption Team is lowering prices on their hottest styles of the season. Stripes are hot this fall, and their tabbies come in a wide variety of colors. Too Bold? Try basic black — always in style. No matter what your favorite is, remember that everything is better in pairs. Adoption fees are discounted by $10 for single adoptions and $20+ for pairs. An additional incentive for the avid shopper is 10% off all retail items (except food & litter). Details 503-925-8903 or

Noon — OHS Adoption Outreach at Jantzen Beach Home Depot & Dog Star at 1313 NW Kearney in Portland. Also during the Woodstock Neighborhood Picnic at Woodstock Park at SE 46th & Steele. 1pm — Adopt-a-Pet at Midland Library ‘til 3. Adoptable dogs & cats, information on Multnomah Co Animal Services and volunteer opportunities, and children’s activities that teach responsible pet ownership. The library is located at 805 SE 122nd Ave in Portland. 7pm — Take Your Dog to the Movies at Riverview Park Amphitheatre in Independence. Fun, family-friendly evening featuring prize-winning dog films, food & entertainment, and vendors geared toward dogs and those who love them. Showtime is 8:45; admission $5$3. Details www.willamettehumane. org. For the backstory on this event, see Fetch pg 7.

• Odds & Ends for Furry Friends Garage Sale to benefit Animal Aid today & tomorrow at 55 SW Dover Ct, near the corner of SW Olsen & Vermont. Details

* Animal Aid Benefit Concert for the Oregon Humane Society & DoveLewis Animal Emergency Hospital at the Oregon State Fair in Salem. On stage will be: Cake, Violent Femmes & The Decemberists. Tickets available through 10am — OHS Adoption Outreach at Clackamas PetsMart & Wild Oats in Bridgeport Village, both ‘til 4. 11:20am — Meet & Adopt Foster Cats/ Kittens from MCAS ‘til 2:30 at Gresham Petco.

10am — OHS Adoption Outreach at the Artisans Market at SW Main & Park in downtown Portland ‘til 2pm.

Noon — Adoption Outreach (cats & kittens) at Gresham Petco ‘til 3. • All American Premier Breeds Competition at 2001 Delameter Rd in Castle Rock,WA today & tomorrow. Info 360-274-4209, 888-937-7487 or The nonprofit AAPB, a leader in dog sports & showing competitions, registers & recognizes over 150 breeds of purebred dogs, and also allows dogs of unknown origin or mixed breeds to compete.

Noon - Indigo Rescue Adoption Outreach at Beaverton PetSmart. Complete details Aug 1 at noon.

10am — Pet Licensing at Gresham Petco ‘til 11:30; at 144th & Division Petco 12:30; and at Clackamas Petco 4-5. 11am - Outdoor Dog Wash hosted by Indigo Rescue until 4pm at Bethany Family Pet Clinic, 4744 NW Bethany Blvd

10am — Pet Licensing at Hayden Meadows Petco 10-11:30; at 144th & Division Petco 1-2:30; and at Clackamas Petco 4-5.



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