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Sirens and Lights
Meet firedogs CODY and CASEY E V E R Y T H i n g P et I n T he N o rth w e s t
– a stealthy killer
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departments FEATURES 8 AWESOMENESS ... No hearing required
While searching for support in caring for her adopted deaf dog, Chelsea Tuning met Gay Wakeland, who also had deaf dogs. The two teamed up and formed a rescue dedicated to finding safe harbor across the US for these truly awesome dogs.
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14 Is daycare right for your dog?
Kim Hormby, founder and owner of Stay Pet Hotel in Portland, OR, says not all dogs are cut out for daycare . . . and that that’s okay! Learn how to determine whether daycare is right for your baby, and if not, alternative activities and options for improving the fit.
16 Sirens and Lights . . . meet firedogs Cody and Casey
They’re a striking vision for sure, but Dalmatians Cody and Casey do much more than beautify the fire station. These certified firedogs and their person, Deputy Fire Chief Amy Linder, work tirelessly to promote fire safety, and serve in therapy and crisis response. Cody is an Honor Guard member, and young Casey is now a full-fledged firedog.
12 Bloat — a stealthy killer
It can strike right before your eyes, and too often does. Learn best prevention for this serious and potentially fatal condition. With bloat, the earlier it’s caught, the better the chance of a good outcome.
18 7 Matchmaker, Matchmaker The Bombay Cat
6 Rescue Me!
Furbabies in need of forever loving families. Meet some beautiful dogs, cats and rabbits who need a little extra help getting home. Some may have medical issues, some are older, and some have just been in shelter too long.
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Sammy in the Sky by Barbara Walsh; Paintings by Jamie Wyeth
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Runchy little newsbits to chew on
• Take MAX to the Dash! • Anti-tethering ban gains traction in Oregon • Kitz announces animal appreciation week • Register now for Hike on the Dike • Blood Donor dogs celebrated • Cats will be cats — even in the 15th century • Increasingly, work-out buddies are 4-legged • Your new best friend awaits in Central Oregon • Is that entertainment? • Aromatics for animals
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Grab your best friend and come play! he pet event season got a roaring start with the NW Pet & Companion Fair at the Expo Center last month. The Spot crew had a blast, joining Carr Subaru for a photo contest with two great prizes: appearing in a Subaru TV ad, and being on the cover of Spot. It was a fantastic weekend! Free admission was appreciated by all, as was the roundup of outstanding vendors, presentations and featured entertainment. Kudos to Amy Johnson and Vanessa Wright, who in three short years have turned this once ailing event into a spectacular weekend of entertainment, learning, adoptions and shopping. The fun has only just begun . . . here’s what’s on tap this month: May 4
Walk for the Animals for Humane Society of SW Washington at Ester Short Park in Vancouver
Furball for Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon at the Portland Art Museum
May 11 Doggie Dash for Oregon Humane Society at Waterfront Park in Portland May 19 Bark in the Park for Greenhill Humane Society at Alton Baker Park in Eugene. At Doggie Dash, the Spot crew will have our popular Goodie Bags (see ad pg 20) — awesome totes from our friends at CVRC that keep contents hot or cold and have lots of compartments. They’re filled with goodies like Doggy and Kitty Tonic from our friends at Bluebird Herbals, the Pet Emergency Care Handbook from VCA NW Veterinary Specialists, food samples from Whole Pet Northwest (Solid Gold), canned food lids from Sellwood Dog Supply, and more. We love our partner businesses, and they love sharing goodies you can use. Available for a $5 donation at pet events while supplies last, all proceeds support PAW Team. At Bark in the Park in Eugene this month, take your best friend to the Spot booth to enter this year’s Willamette Valley Cover Model Search. Marnie and Victor look forward to seeing you!
. . . A lil note on the side Thank you for getting Spot’s first digital issue. It’s been a crazy few months here as we’ve worked to get the digital program up and running, launch a new website, and continue the work of strengthening Spot’s sustainability. We’re proud and grateful Spot is your #1 source for everything pet — from news, resources and products to the heart stories that connect us all in loving life with animals. Thank you too for your continued patience as the Spot crew navigates much new terrain. Not every step we take is perfect — we’re continually adjusting and correcting along the way — but please know we’re working hard to provide a magazine you’re proud of, and the resources for “everything pet” you need and count on. As always, we’re here to serve you, with news, entertainment and resources, and to help you give your best friend optimal health and happiness. Yours in everything pet,
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Babies in need of forever loving homes. Frosty
Hi, I’m Dixie! I spent my first couple of years chained up in a shop and I thought that would be it for me until one day — I was rescued! Now life is amazing! I’ve made friends with other dogs and even cats, but sometimes I make social mistakes and could use a little help in that area. I’m not used to living indoors, so that’s all new too! But I’m so happy to be free that I am eager to learn and please you! How about it? I’ve been given a new life — want to be part of it? Contact West Columbia Gorge Humane at WCGHumaneSociety.org or 360-335-0941.
I’m Mittens, a beautiful tabby boy with a swanky tuxedo. You wouldn’t know to look at me, but I am 14 years old! I’m crediting my health and fitness to clean living, eating well, and lots of snuggles. I have lived with teenagers, adults, seniors — even dogs and cats — and loved them all! I’m a bit shy at first (we older gentlemen grew up in a different era, I suppose), but just you wait — we’ll be best friends in no time. If I sound like your perfect partner, contact my foster mom at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-988-7387.
I’m Philip, but I don’t care what you call me, as long as you call me for dinner (ba dum bum!). Oh, and don’t forget petting and playtime! I used to have a family but wound up here when they moved. It was sad, but I’m ready to move on and meet someone new! I’ve already found all kinds of friends here and love settling into their arms and purring away. I like other cats and dogs too, but I’m not so keen on kids, so an adult family is best. Now that you know a little about me, come tell me about you! I’m at CAT’s Sherwood shelter. Call 503-925-8903 or go to CatAdoptionTeam.org. See you soon!
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As you can see my purty fur is black as night, but they call me Frosty! Go figure those humans! But they also call me a “big handsome fellow,” so it’s all good. I’m in foster care because the shelter was so stressful, and I’ve received help with my asthma. It doesn’t keep me down though! I’m always ready for laser tag and fishing toys, and I’m the best hugger ever! I’m seeking a family that will make me their only boy, be able to help with my inhaler from time to time, take me to the vet regularly, and even get me to emergency if my asthma really acts up. I may be a bit of work, but I promise I’ll keep you in purrs and loves — so we’ll be even! Call my peeps at First Avenue Shelter at 541-844-1777 or visit Green-Hill.org.
Beautiful luscious black coat? Check. Confidence and charm? Check and double check. This two-year-old girl is the picture of health and vitality . . . she just needs a loving home with a family who will love her forever. There’s nothing quite like seeing a black cat lounging on a perch in the sun. Living works of art, they are the essence of tranquility and a perfect addition to any interior. Plus, you get the added benefit of snuggles and love. Contact CatAdoptionTeam.org or 503-9258903 to meet your new best friend!
“She is a mellow, sweet thing,” say the Rabbit Advocates of Xenobia. They also say she had a rough start. Xenobia was dumped on an RA volunteer, her coat filthy with urine, very fearful . . . and pregnant. Since being in loving hands her fur has grown out to a stunning white and she excels at exploring and locating perfect sitting spots. She now loves having her face rubbed and isn’t shy about feeding time. Her friends think she is about two years old and they’re seeking a dedicated bunnyfriendly home for this lovely girl. Please contact ZenaRabbit@ inbox.com or 503-7887676 to meet Xenobia.
Come on, say it with me! Roses are red, Violets are blue . . . okay, well, I’m not really blue, but, I like that old nursery rhyme as a way to introduce myself! I’m a mature gal with refined manners — no jumping up and slobbering (please!), no chewing or three-hour walks. All I need is a nice stroll through the neighborhood and back to the couch for a cuddle. I think we could both use a little company, don’t you? Look for me at AnimalAidPDX.org or better yet, come meet me! Call 503-292-6628 and let’s make a date!
Spotlight on ... The American Bombay Cat Megan Mahan • Spot Magazine
Size: Medium Environment: Indoor or Indoor/Outdoor Exercise: Medium Temperament: Highly Sociable, Intelligent, Affectionate Life Expectancy: 15-20 years
Featured Adoptable — Alice
“Like all ladies, I shouldn’t talk about how long I’ve been waiting, but it’s hard not to. For over 1600 days I’ve been waiting to become someone’s little lady. My name is Alice, and I’m 5-year-old domestic shorthair, black Bombay girl. Years ago I had six kittens — who all found homes — so I’m good with other cats. I also have good people manners, like asking permission to be in your lap! Sure, I might not understand the difference between a salad and shrimp fork, and my napkin always seems to slip away, but I learn quickly! I am playful yet gentle, and with some work may become an avid conversationalist who can hold her own with both children 9 and older and any high-ranking dignitaries who might stop by for tea. Please call WCGHS to ask after me or email us at outreach@ wcghs.org. I’ve been here a really long time and I so want to go home. Please share my story with your friends too, would you? Love, Alice.” Alice arrived at WCGHS August 2008.
The American Bombay is a hybrid of the American Shorthair and Burmese breeds, developed in the US in the 1950s. It is nicknamed the “parlor panther,” likely due to its purposeful breeding to resemble a miniature black panther.
The Bombay has a short, glossy solid black coat and beautiful gold or copper eyes. Their rounded head has a distinctive “stop” between the forehead and nose. Bred to look like a miniature panther, Bombays are muscular.
Athletic and playful, these cats love to climb and jump. They seek attention and like to be with their family or person. They often have a special person, whom they’ll follow room to room. Snugglers who love laps and shoulders, Bombays can also have a lot to say. Typically they do well living with other cats when a hierarchy is established.
Common Health Problems
Generally a healthy breed probably due to its hybrid origins.
The Bombay will thrive with a person or family who is home a lot and who loves playing with their feline friend. Cat trees and perches will help satisfy their active and curious personalities.
Megan Mahan lives in Eugene with her boyfriend Jacob, their newly adopted English Lab, Maddie, and many saltwater fish.
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Vonnie Harris • Spot Magazine Gay Wakeland • Photos
“What matters deafness of the ears when the mind hears? ”– Victor Hugo During a recent visit to Deaf Dogs of Oregon (DDO), Spot had the pleasure of spending time with some amazing — and irresistible — hounds residing there.
Also on the scene was fluffy white Annie, who shows off her agility skills, and Abby, also almost entirely white, who patiently awaited her turn on the agility equipment.
Picasso, a mini Australian Shepherd, and his person Chelsea Tuning, delighted attendees of last year’s NW Pet & Companion Fair with his tricks, twirls and charming dance moves.
All the pups in this talented canine crew are deaf, and Duncan is blind as well. Being born blind and deaf is a death sentence for many pups. “It’s so unfortunate because Duncan is the coolest dog,” says Bryn Borum, Duncan’s owner.
This year, Picasso has a new trick in his bag — balancing on a peanut-shaped yoga ball. Eyes lasered on Chelsea, he balances perfectly while rolling forward and backward and even spinning a few times. Oreo, a Cattle Dog mix, is eager for his chance to show off a little too. Duncan, another Cattle Dog who is pure white but for one small patch of color on his rear, circles excitedly while Maggie, a two-month old bundle of puppy cuteness, dashes about.
Duncan spins in circles using his sense of smell to orient himself to his surroundings, and Borum communicates with him via “touch.” Once Duncan senses and familiarizes himself with a new scent in the room, he stops spinning. “He’s not mad, upset or worried,” says Borum, “he doesn’t know anything different.” Yoga balls are recommended for every DDO dog, as they provide mental stimulation and exercise and build confidence. In fact, most DDO dogs in foster homes are trained from the start by eating their meals on the balls. “Picasso always wants to be on the ball; it’s his favorite thing,” says Tuning. Tuning got Picasso from a pet store that was eager to be rid of him, considering him a “reject” due to his deafness. Seeking resources to help with Picasso’s special needs, Tuning found few. After contacting numerous people experienced
Yoga balls are
recommended for every DDO dog, as they provide mental stimulation and exercise and build confidence. In fact, most DDO dogs in foster homes are trained from the start by eating their meals on the balls.
with deaf pups, Tuning connected with Gay Wakeland, now president of Deaf Dogs of Oregon. Wakeland shares her home with Annie, a deaf Aussie adopted from the Oregon Humane Society, and Abby, a deaf Corgi/Cattle dog mix. She and Tuning met up at a dog park, and discovered they lived just blocks apart. Sharing experiences, tales and ideas about deaf dogs, they became fast friends. Both passionate about deaf dogs and frustrated by the lack of information and support for owners — locally, and across the US — Deaf Dogs of Oregon was born. The relatively young nonprofit is small (Wakeland, Tuning and Borum comprise the team), but their passion for deaf dog advocacy and education is huge. Thousands of deaf dogs are euthanized every year, most of them puppies. Irrational myths and a lack of understanding contribute to deaf pups often being passed over in shelters. The dedicated DDO team works with rescues and shelters on the West (and occasionally the East) Coast, to find homes for perfectly happy and healthy dogs whose only downfall is that they can’t hear.
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DDO not only strives to place deaf dogs into loving homes, but to teach people that just because a dog can’t hear doesn’t mean he or she isn’t capable of anything a hearing dog is. “Deaf dogs get along better than people think,” Wakeland says. “They don’t know they can’t hear, nor do they care or feel sorry for themselves.” Training a deaf dog is no different than training a hearing dog — it just calls for a different language. Humans depend so much on speech, we tend to think dogs do, too. But think of two dogs meeting for the first time — very little sound, right? They “speak” everything by body language . . . and a whole lot of sniffing.
DDO not only strives to place deaf dogs into loving homes, but to teach people that just because a dog can’t hear doesn’t mean he or she isn’t capable of anything a hearing dog can do.
Hearing dogs learn the meaning of words through repetition and visual cues. Deaf dogs learn the same way, but with hand signals and body language. Picasso knows almost 30 different “signs” — from the straightforward Sit, Stay, Come, to commands for tricks and agility. Tuning created all of the signs by observing what he responded to. There is no official guidebook (although DDO has a DVD in the works) and there are no “wrong” signs. “Anything you feel like teaching your dog, they can pick up; there is no end,” says Tuning, adding, “They want to communicate with you. Once you start trying to communicate by signaling, they are so happy that someone is trying to communicate with them.” Tuning says that in addition to hand signals, facial expressions are also key — just as with hearing dogs. “If you signal, ‘No,’ but have a smile on your face, they’ll get confused,” she says. “Signal ‘No’ with stern face and they understand.” Dogs that DDO takes in go to foster homes and immediately begin intensive training with Borum and Tuning, learning the signs and visual cues for basic commands, manners and socialization. “By the time they are ready for adoption, we pretty much know what kind of home they should be going to,” says Wakeland. A home visit, consultation, and some basic “sign” training for adoptive families are required in each DDO adoption. With no shelter, a small team and a steady stream of dogs in need, DDO cannot take more than three to four dogs at a time. Like most rescues, they are always looking for qualified foster homes. Whether a deaf dog was adopted through DDO or not, the group provides consultations free of charge. DDO also presents a free training and socialization meetup group at Play & Chase Dog Day Care in Portland every third Thursday of the month. 10 Spot Magazine | May 2013
In addition to her work at DDO, Wakeland also designs and sews pet-themed purses, bandanas, crate pads and beds to help fund the rescue. “Providing these services is necessary to show people that deaf dogs can be trained and be just like regular dogs,” she says. Learn more about DDO at DeafDogsofOregon.org and at their booth at pet events.
Vonnie Harris is a freelance writer, and operator of Pet Stop pet sitting services in SW Washington. She resides with Jessie (a yellow Lab), Pedro & Lorali (parrots), three chickens, and memories of Jake, her heart dog who recently passed on. Vonnie is the face of Spot at many Portland-area pet events, and the voice of Spot in social media outlets.
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a stealthy killer
Nikki Jardin • Spot Magazine
The dogs have been fed, had their after-dinner potty break, and everyone is settled in for a little chill time before bed. A typical, drama-free night . . . until suddenly one of the dogs becomes oddly restless — standing up, sitting down, standing again, sitting again. You give him a favorite chew toy and tell him to settle on his bed. He doesn’t. He begins to pant and then retch, but nothing comes out. He doesn’t seem to be choking, but is obviously distressed. Deeply concerned, you call your veterinarian and describe your dog’s symptoms. They ask you if his stomach seems larger than normal. When you affirm it does look swollen, the receptionist says to get in immediately. The above scenario is not uncommon and often results in a diagnosis of “bloat,” the generic name for a potentially fatal condition those in the veterinary world call Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV). Bloat happens when a dog’s stomach becomes distended with air or food and then twists, essentially creating a tied-off balloon inside the abdomen — nothing can go in or out — causing all kinds of problems as the gas inside the “balloon” expands and normal blood supply is blocked. If not treated quickly, dogs can experience shock, irregular heartbeat, in some cases lost blood supply to the spleen and/or parts of the stomach, and even death. Scary stuff — even more so given how frequently it occurs. “Bloat is a very common problem,” says Michael Flynn, DVM, DAVCS, a surgeon with Cascade Veterinary Referral Center (CVRC) in Tigard, OR. “Not only is it common, but when it does happen, it constitutes, in every sense, an emergency.” Because of the seriousness of this condition, the mere mention can cause shivers and even terror for pet parents — including those with years of professional experience.
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Patricia London, DVM, an emergency veterinarian for nearly a decade, has seen more than her share of bloat cases working in the ER at DoveLewis in Portland, OR. “It’s really very scary,” London says, offering a personal anecdote. “I went backpacking with my own dog. We were three days out and I kept thinking, ‘this would be the most horrible place for bloat to happen.’” Fortunately, Dr. London and her pup made it out of the woods without incident, but the very nature of bloat — no known causes, occurring suddenly without warning, frequently — is cause for grave concern. “You could be looking at your dog,” says London, “maybe they’ve just eaten their dinner and they’re acting normal, and then they’re not. It’s not like you missed something — you just watched it happen.” While vets aren’t absolutely sure what causes GDV, some dog breeds are more susceptible than others. Statistically, larger, deepchested dogs seem more vulnerable to bloat. These include Great Danes, German Shepherds, Weimaraners and St. Bernards. But you can’t rule out smaller dogs. Dr. Flynn has seen bloat occur in a Bassett Hound. Dogs with littermates or parents that have suffered the condition seem high-risk as well. As to causes, you can scan the Internet for a dozen possible reasons, ranging from ingredients in your dog’s food to variations in canine temperaments. Common preventions for bloat include not elevating a dog’s food bowl, feeding several small meals throughout the day instead of one big one, and reducing water intake before and after meals — all of which can help minimize the amount of air going into a dog’s stomach, something many vets agree is a common factor with bloat. Avoiding feeding dry kibble is also recommended as a preventative. If dry kibble is preferred, some vets advocate presoaking, Dr. Flynn also suggests that feeding a food-competitive or nervous dog separately can be helpful, preventing him from bolting his food. This is especially important for the more at-risk breeds. It is also recommended to allow a dog to rest after eating, and not immediately going for a walk, to the park, or playing. One thing both Drs. Flynn and London know for sure is that bloat is NOT a “wait and see” illness.
“Don’t wait for your vet to open in the morning,” says Dr. London. “The longer the stomach sits in that twisted position, the more things can become complicated very quickly. I always say, ‘I don’t like a bloat in the morning’ because that means a dog could have been sitting overnight with this.” Dr. London notes that while it’s not uncommon for a dog to lose its spleen from this condition, that can be the least of the vet’s concern. “The scarier part comes when a portion of the dog’s stomach has died and the condition still hasn’t been treated, so fluids start leaking into the body. Now we have a septic abdomen to worry about.” Dr. Flynn agrees that time is of the essence. “There are other things it could be, but the only way that distinction can be made is by a veterinarian doing an evaluation and getting an X-ray.” Once GDV has been confirmed immediate surgery is usually indicated, during which the stomach is rotated to its correct position and fluids and gas are expelled safely. Typically during this procedure doctors will also perform a gastropexy, attaching the stomach to the abdominal wall in an effort to reduce the risk of the condition recurring. Some guardians of high-risk breeds like Great Danes have the gastropexy procedure done preventatively, hoping to reduce the chances of bloat happening in the first place. The procedure can
easily be done when a young dog is spayed or neutered, and in some cases, by laparoscopy. Bloat is a serious condition and dog guardians should know the signs. If caught quickly, the prognosis is good in the majority of cases, according to Dr. Flynn. “In the hands of experienced personnel, recognized early, there’s a very good chance these dogs will survive the emergency and go on to a normal life.”
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THE REALITY IS, MANY DOGS do not enjoy THE COMPANY OF OTHER DOGS IN A DAYCARE SETTING — AND THAT’S PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE.
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is a relatively new phenomenon, originally introduced in trend-setting cities such as New York and San Francisco in the early 1990s. In the last 10 to 15 years, daycares have become a norm for dog — and more recently, cat — owners. In NE Portland alone, the industry has quickly grown to include eight dog daycares. These types of offerings, together with pet boutiques and supply stores, dog parks and dog-friendly restaurants, mean the pooch is out and about more than ever, and of course we want them to “be good” in a crowd.
GAINING SOCIAL SKILLS For dogs lacking social skills, start with playdates with neighbors or family members with dogs. If your dog enjoys these interactions, take a step further and visit a local dog park to see if he is still comfortable with increasing dog interactions. Make several visits to the park to see if your dog continues to enjoy herself; if she does, try daycare again.
LEARNING TO RELAX Yet, while visiting any one of these pet-friendly venues, you’ll likely occasionally witness tantrums, aggression and even downright bullying between animals. Whether this comes from overstimulation or grumpiness, these behaviors can cause tension and fighting between dogs.
At the end of the day, if daycare isn’t a fit, don’t feel bad about finding another option for your dog. Hiring a dog walker or carving out playtime at home may be the perfect solution. Not all dog breeds or personalities are daycare-friendly, but that doesn’t make them “bad” — it’s just their individual dog personalities shining through. All photos © Kim Hormby
Sadly, in the daycare setting, this type of behavior often leads to timeouts, discipline or removal from the premises. After hearing that their dogs are causing issues, many owners’ first response is calling their dog “bad” and asking how they can “fix” the behavior. The fact is, these dogs aren’t bad — they’re stressed out by the situation.
If your dog is the defensive, bullying or over-stimulated type, but playgroups are a desirable option for your family, consult an expert. There are many great certified trainers and behaviorists who can support positive change in how a dog interacts with other dogs. Keep in mind that the process takes time, patience and dedication on the part of everyone involved.
The reality is, many dogs do not enjoy the company of other dogs in a daycare setting — and that’s perfectly acceptable. Often a dog will initially seem to enjoy playgroups, but as they settle in will begin to exhibit behaviors that clearly convey stress. Some dogs are not well socialized with other dogs, so are nervous or submissive in large groups. Other dogs become the playgroup bully, herder, or are quick to react negatively when approached by an undesirable dog. While these dogs are usually harmless, snapping at the “wrong” dog can quickly start a scuffle. On the flipside, there are dogs that love being around other dogs but who quickly become over-stimulated. These dogs often don’t respond to signals from other dogs — or humans. While they mean no harm, these dogs can turn a playgroup chaotic. For families facing these types of canine behavioral challenges, solutions range from simple socializing skills to intense therapy.
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Sirens and Lights
Firedogs Cody and Casey Vanessa Salvia • Spot Magazine
There’s nothing like a dog — or two — to remind one of what is important in life. In Amy Linder’s case, her dogs Cody and Casey keep her focused, both in life and work. 16 Spot Magazine | May 2013
ody and Casey are each gorgeous Dalmatians, and Amy Linder is Eugene’s Deputy Fire Marshall. Dalmatians have a long history with the fire service . . . the tall and lean dogs were bred as runners to guide horse-drawn wagons, which fire trucks used to be. Linder also has a long history with the fire service — her father and grandfather were both firefighters. So it’s no surprise that Dalmatians are a big part of Linder’s life. Linder first began training 8-year-old Cody to demonstrate fire safety when she lived and worked for the fire department in Washington. She relocated to Eugene five years ago, and knew that if her public education program were to continue she needed a succession plan. “That’s when little Casey joined the ranks,” says Linder. Casey is still a puppy, but he’s passed his “probationary firefighter” status and is now a full-fledged firedog. “Casey had to start with basic training, all the things well-socialized dogs that are part of any family need to learn,” says Linder. “Once that was complete we started the tasks of the specific fire safety behaviors that are the keys to our public safety education.” Casey can demonstrate how to crawl under smoke, use a giant prop to demonstrate testing a smoke alarm, dial 911 (on a prop telephone), go to a meeting place, and stop-drop-and-roll.
In Oregon, Linder has grown ever more active in the dog community, training both Cody and Casey as therapy and crisis response dogs as well as deepening their commitments to the fire service. “Cody was elected to the Oregon Firefighters Honor Guard that renders honors at the state Fallen Firefighters ceremonies and dedications,” she says. “Cody was the elected member — not me. He was provided an honor guard uniform and in a funeral he can be there to support the coworkers and family and friends who are going through the grieving process. Casey has some big paw prints to follow.” Casey is already excelling in his responsibilities. He spent much of October (fire safety month) visiting schools, and during the first weekend attended his first National Fallen Firefighters Foundation memorial weekend, which honors firefighters who have died in the line of duty. “It’s a weekend about support and honor and recognition of these families,” Linder says. Cody has played a large role in that ceremony over the past three years, but now that he’s aging, it’s too big a trip for him, so this year was the passing of the torch. Casey also went to the state fallen firefighters ceremony, and his name is now on the roster of active Oregon firefighters. It’s clear that both Linder and “the boys” enjoy their jobs, and that while they have fun, they know it’s serious work. “Fire safety is only one portion of my job duties, but it is the most fun, exciting, rewarding thing I do, and it helps keep me energized and focused on the rest of my job duties,” Linder says. “Code enforcement . . . getting things repaired and built correctly, for the safety of not only the people who live and work in the buildings but for our firefighters who have to work in those buildings . . . seeing the grief of families dealing with loss . . . all helps me remember why I do what I do, so that other families don’t have to go through what I just saw.”
Opposite page: Standing their post in Eugene. Photo: Vanessa Salvia Above (clockwise from top): Cody at the Oregon Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Salem, Casey at the Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Memorial in Salem, OR, Casey at the chapel of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Maryland (Photos: Amy Linder)
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Vanessa Salvia’s love for animals
began as a child, when stray kittens just seemed to follow her home. She now lives on a sheep farm outside of Eugene, Oregon, with a llama named Linda, a dog, a cat, two horses, a rabbit, two kids and a patient husband.
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R unchy little newsbits to chew on Take MAX to the Dash!
Register now for Hike on the Dike
The 26th annual Doggie Dash, the largest annual pet event in Portland, is happening May 11. Tri-Met is helping people get to the downtown event quickly and conveniently — along with their best friends. Dogs will be allowed to ride May 11 as long as they are under their guardians’ control, have current ID, and are fitted with a muzzle or Gentle Leader-type head collar. Humans pay customary fare; the pups ride for free. Details TriMet.org.
Registration is now open for the 5th annual Hike on the Dike event presented by West Columbia Gorge Humane Society. This year’s hike begins at 11am at the Pendleton Woolen Mills in Washougal, WA. The annual fundraiser is dog- and family-friendly, and includes raffles, police K-9 demos, and more. To register or for sponsorship or vendor info, visit WCGHumaneSociety.org.
Cats will be cats — even in the 15th century
Kitz announces animal appreciation week
You’re sitting there, trying to get those bills paid, and your cat decides she’s had enough of you focusing on paperwork instead of her dinner. Sound familiar? It seems this has been going on for hundreds of years. Emir Filipovic, a University of Sarajevo scholar was researching for his doctorate when he came across an Italian manuscript from 1445 replete with a cat’s paw prints, permanently preserved in ink.
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has proclaimed May 5-11 “Be Kind to Animals Week,” saying, “Since 1915, the first week of May has been set aside to draw attention to the need to be kind to animals — to learn responsible ways of caring for a pet, show concern for those without a home, reduce pet overpopulation — all building a stronger humananimal bond.” In closing he added, “This spirit of Be Kind to Animals Week can and should be celebrated every day.” Agreed.
The discovery and subsequent sharing of the photo has endeared cat lovers across the globe as the photo went viral through social media. For Filipovic’s part, he feels the photo is a reminder that humans and cats haven’t changed all that much. “They forget that the past was full of ‘normal’ everyday events,” he told the UK newspaper The Guardian. “ A picture tends to remind everybody that people who lived in the past were not much different than ourselves.”
Anti-Tethering Ban gains traction in Oregon Animal advocates are encouraged by recent developments in the Oregon legislature regarding a bill aimed at prohibiting people from tethering dogs for excessive lengths of time. HB 2783 passed the Oregon House of Representatives by a vote of 46 to 13 April 10. Sponsored by Rep. Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie), the bill is the result of months of work by local law enforcement agencies and several animal advocacy groups, including The Humane Society of the United States, Oregon Humane Society, Fences For Fido, and the Oregon Animal Council. At press time the bill was on its way to the Oregon Senate. Follow its progress at Action.HumaneSociety.org.
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Increasingly, workout buddies are 4-legged
Is that entertainment? The owners of Gretel, a 4-year-old miniature Schnauzer, set up a feed on YouTube’s PetCollectiveTV so people could watch the delivery of Gretel’s puppies. The dog went into labor in early April and gave birth to several squirming parti-colored puppies, who can now also be viewed nursing and playing. This is Gretel’s fourth litter, and her people say they are retiring her from future birthing. Spot wants to know your thoughts: is this entertainment? Or? Join the discussion on Spot’s Facebook page.
Aromatics for animals A two-day class, “Aromatherapy Aromatics through Self Selection for Animals” will be presented by Joan Sorita of the Therapy Corner Store June 1-2 at NWSAM Campus on Vashon Island, Washington. Class includes six 2 ml bottles of essential oils, a workbook, and a 4 oz bottle for blending. Sorita will also present a course this fall at Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, UT. Her mission is to teach hands-on classes in which students experience body language and self selection with animals. To learn more, visit JoanSorita.com.
While they’re probably not cut out for that Zumba routine, one Chicago-area organization is encouraging people to take their dogs along for a workout. The K9 Fit Club offers classes in two locations for people and their pups. Founder Tricia Montgomery started the business in 2012 after losing 130 pounds while exercising with her dog Montgomery. Classes include a 6-week running club, boot camp and, of course, Pupilates. A growing online community offers tips, support, and an endless Twitter feed at K9FitClub.com. Is doggie-sized Spandex next?
Your new best friend awaits in Central Oregon Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest will be at the Central Oregon Saturday Market in Bend, OR Saturday May 25, 11am-4pm, weather dependent, and June 15, July 6 and Aug. 31. Visitors can meet, learn about and maybe even fall in love and adopt a gentle, retired racing dog. Central Oregon Saturday Market is held Saturdays 10am-4pm at the Bend-LaPine School Admin parking lot, 520 NW Wall St, across from the downtown library. Folks at the market hope to offer nonprofits free vendor space at the market; call 541-420-9015 for details.
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Sammy in the Sky by Barbara Walsh, Paintings by Jamie Wyeth This is the story of a young girl
whose dog, Sammy, the “best hound dog in the whole wide world,” dies.
is stunning, replete with a lightly clouded aqua sky, a gold beach and a frolicking hound chasing seagulls. This and many of the paintings would be a welcome addition to my home.
Told through beautiful watercolors and lyrical prose, the girl’s parents focus on sharing special time while Sammy is sick but still with them, and remembering happy memories after his passing. An illustration of the beach where the family takes Sammy to “love him as much as they can”
That Sammy’s girl is reminiscent of Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird adds even more charm to the story. This book could well bring comfort to anyone — adult or child — dealing with the loss of a beloved pet.
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• PAW IT FORWARD • SALEM — Willamette Humane has declared May “Paw It Forward” Month. You love pets … show them by “pawing it forward” to help shelter pets in the community. Learn more at WHS4Pets.org.
• SPAY YOUR STRAY IN MAY — All month long Feral Cat Coalition is offering free surgeries for all stray and feral cats at its clinic. Services include S/N surgery, vaccines, flea, ear mite and tapeworm treatment if necessary; and ear-tip for identification. Call 503-797-2606 or complete a caregiver application at feralcats.com for an appointment. Surgeries are performed by licensed veterinarians at FCCO’s North Portland clinic.
— PETSMART SPRING ADOPTION SPECIAL. Adopt an adult cat
proclaiming this week dedicated to learning responsible ways of caring for a pet, showing concern for those without a home and reducing pet overpopulation, Governor Kitzhaber said, “This spirit . . . can and should be celebrated every day.”
Noon-4pm • MULTI LOCATIONS for just $25 at PetSmart adoption centers. CAT counselors on site. Continues through May 5. Details CatAdoptionTeam.org.
6pm • PORTLAND —
REIGNING CATS & DOGS ARTIST RECEPTION at Lane Gallery through
June 2. Art exhibition featuring dogs and cats benefits the animals at OHS. Details OregonHumane.org.
7-8pm • CLACKAMAS — MY NEW DOG CLASS at Clackamas
County Dog Services. Get help with canine “issues,” accelerate the bonding process and establish immediate good behavior. Free for dogs adNoon-1pm • PORTLAND — PET opted at CCDS; donations accepted. LOSS SUPPORT GROUP at DoveLew- Check ClackamasDogs.org/Calendar is in the Pearl. Free; take a photo to for details before going. share. Details DoveLewis.org.
6:05pm • ON THE AIR: SPOT’s
EVENT REPORT. Tune in on the fly every Thursday at 6:05 for pet-friendly events happening in the week ahead on 98.1fm Radio. The Furry FunPlanner opens the KPSU Family Show.
7-8pm • PORTLAND — PET FIRST
AID & EMERGENCY CARE at Rose
City Veterinary. 3-session series on pet care starts tonight and continues Thursdays. Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS teaches evaluating vital signs and how to respond in an emergency. Free; space is limited. RSVP to RoseCityVet. com/forms/spring-class-registration/.
7:30-Noon • VANCOUVER — WALK-RUN FOR THE ANIMALS at
10-1 • PORTLAND — INTRO to T-TOUCH WORKSHOP at OHS. Learn techniques to promote canine good health and well-being. $55 with dog/$40 without.
11-3 • EUGENE — SAVE THE PETS ADOPTION EVENT every Sunday at PetSmart. Details SaveThePets.net.
1-5pm • PORTLAND —
JOURNEY OF SOULS at New Renaissance Bookshop. Explore the emotional impact of your pet’s golden years and what animals can teach us about aging, illness and death. $30/register at NewRenBooks.com. Details petspointofview.vpweb.com.
Esther Short Park. Choose a 5K fun run or 1.5- or 3-mile walk along the beautiful Columbia River. Enjoy vendors, music, demos & entertainment in the park before/after. $25 entry benefits the animals at Humane Society for SW Washington. Details SouthwestHumane.org.
Charles Spaniels, come out and play! Playgroup is free with suggested donation of canned pet food for the pet food bank. Details UrbanFauna.com.
11-4 • SALEM — MARION COUNTY ADOPTION OUTREACH.
Meet adoptables every Saturday at Salem area locations. www. co.marion.or.us/CS/DogServices/.
11:30-1 • SALEM — CANINE
Noon-3pm • PORTLAND —
Improve socialization skills in a supervised playgroup every Friday. $25/session; RSVP (required) to 503-585-5900 x326. Details WHS4Pets.org.
at Furever Pets. Meet some sweet adoptables from OHS.
PLAYGROUP at Willamette Humane.
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FUREVER PETS ADOPTION DAY
Noon-4pm • PORTLAND —
SHOW & TELL SATURDAYS at the Animal Aid shelter. Meet adoptable kitties every Saturday. Details AnimalAidPDX.org.
6-10:30pm • PORTLAND
— 15TH ANNUAL FURBALL at Portland Art Museum. The theme of Feral Cat Coalition’s largest fundraiser of the year is “Mew York, Mew York” featuring the look and feel of 1960s NYC. Light fare, Wall of wine, auctions, raffles, and entertainment. $75/advance. Details FeralCats.com.
11-1 • PORTLAND — CAVALIER DAY at Urban Fauna. Cavalier King
• NATIONAL ANIMAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS DAY. Are you ready to evacuate and care for your pets in the event of a disaster? CAT has a plan for you. Find tips and info at CatAdoptionTeam.org/prepare.
9-10am • PORTLAND — PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP at DoveLewis in the Pearl. Free; take a photo to share. Details DoveLewis.org.
7-8pm • PORTLAND — ORAL
HYGIENE & DENTAL CARE FOR YOUR PET at Rose City Veterinary. Becky Smith, CVT, VTS advises on caring for your pet’s teeth. Free; space is limited. RSVP to RoseCityVet.com/ forms/spring-class-registration.
7-8:30pm • PORTLAND — ANIMAL HOSPICE SUPPORT GROUP at Shiva’s Hope House. Monthly support group for those with aging or ailing pets and those providing hospice care. Hosted by Ute Luppertz; admission by donation. Details 503-774-2986.
• HAPPY 15TH ANNIVERSARY TO CAT ADOPTION TEAM! 4-7pm • VANCOUVER — PROTECT YOUR PET clinic at the Humane Society for SW Washington. License and/or ‘chip your pet and receive free rabies vaccine and exam. Add’l vaccines $10. Details SouthwestHumane.org.
7:30-9:30pm • SALEM — APPLAUSE FOR PAWS at Historic Elsinore Theater. Two hours of nonstop laughter to benefit the animals at Willamette Humane Society. All ages welcome but content may be “off-leash.” Tickets $25-$35; details WHS4Pets.org.
• TAKE MAX TO THE DASH! Dogs can take Max to Doggie Dash today. Must be under guardian control, have current ID, and be fitted with muzzle or Gentle Leader-type head collar. Humans pay regular fare; pups ride free. Details TriMet.org.
8-1 • PORTLAND — OHS DOGGIE DASH at Waterfront Park. Portland’s biggest party for pets and their people. Runners depart at 9. The festival features live music, food, canine contests, vendors, and demos. Pancake breakfast for early birds. Choose from two routes. Open to all, with or without dogs. Details OregonHumane.org.
Noon-4pm • MULTI LOCATIONS — ADOPT A CAT THIS WEEKEND. CAT counselors are on site weekends at PetSmart stores in Clackamas, Hillsboro Tanasbourne, Tualatin and Washington Square and the Petco location in Tualatin. Details CatAdoptionTeam.org.
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May 11 1:30pm • BORING — GUIDE
DOG GRADUATION. Celebrating the efforts of students and their dogs, grad ceremonies are a great way to get acquainted with Guide Dogs. Puppy raisers introduce their dogs to their new partners and bid them and class members goodbye. Campus tours available. Details GuideDogs.com.
5-5:45pm • PORTLAND — PUPPY ROMP at OHS. Socializing
DOGS MEETUP at Play & Chase Dog
DOG FOOD BANK IS OPEN. Food
7-8pm • PORTLAND — DEAF
Day Care. Free training and socialization for deaf dogs and their owners. Details DeafDogsofOregon.org.
7-8pm • PORTLAND — PET
LOSS SUPPORT GROUP at DoveLewis. Free; take a photo to share. Details DoveLewis.org.
7-8pm • PORTLAND — SO
HAPPY TOGETHER: BONDING WITH YOUR PET at Rose City
Veterinary. Jenn Fiendish, CVT demonstrates fun and creative ways to interact, maintain, or repair the bond between you and your pet. Free; space is limited. RSVP to RoseCityVet. com/forms/spring-class-registration/.
CAT FOOD BANK IS OPEN, provid-
puppies while young provides good lifelong adjustment. OHS trainers on hand. Donations accepted; details OregonHumane.org.
10-Noon • SHERWOOD — THE
ing cat food for those in financial need. Located at CAT’s shelter, 14175 SW Galbreath Dr.
Noon • PORTLAND — PONGO
FUND PET FOOD BANK for anyone who needs help feeding their pet(s). Call 503-939-7555 for important details before arriving. ThePongoFund.org.
Noon-3 • TIGARD — FIND SOME
BUNNY TO LOVE. Meet sweet adoptables and their Rabbit Advocates, get info about care & adoption, plus light grooming & nail trims for visiting bunnies (suggested donation). Details AdoptARabbit.org.
1-3pm • PORTLAND — BULLY WALK. Gather and walk to bring awareness to breed specific legislation. Location TBD. Details ThePdxPitBullProject.com.
3-4:30pm • PORTLAND —
MEMORIAL ART THERAPY WORKSHOP at DoveLewis. Create a memento and spend time in good company. Free; RSVP to DoveLewis.org.
5:30-7pm • PORTLAND -VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION at the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon. Please fill out an application at FeralCats.com or call 503-797-2606. Open positions include clinic recovery volunteer, phone scheduling and outreach.
4-10pm • NEWPORT —
BREWER’S MEMORIAL ALE FEST at Rogue Ales Brewery. The annual dog-friendly festival was created in honor of Brewer, Rogue Ale’s founding dog. Features 50+ microbrews, food, live music and canine/human contests. Continues May 18, noon10pm. Details BrewersAleFest.com.
12:30-1:30pm • PORTLAND — PROBLEM POOCH CLASS at OHS. Great for new or soon-to-be pet parents, and those who just want to know what makes Fido tick. Free; please leave pets at home.
6pm • VANCOUVER — GREAT BALLS OF FUR at the Heathman Lodge. Don your best tropical attire for Meowgaritaville! Yappy hour, auction, raffles, dinner and dancing to benefit Second Chance Companions. $50/person. Details SCCPets.com.
7-8pm • CLACKAMAS — MY NEW DOG CLASS at Clackamas County Dog Services. See May 3 for details.
9-Noon • EUGENE — BARK IN THE PARK at Alton Baker Park. Leash up for a 5k run or 2k walk. Canine activities, vendors, entertainment, and more. $25 admission benefits animals at Greenhill and First Avenue Shelter. Visit the Spot booth to enter the Willamette Valley Cover Model Search! Details Green-Hill.org.
10-1 • OREGON CITY — THE
is distributed first come, first served. Application and proof of eligibility required on first visit. Details FidoClackamas.org/dog-food-bank.
11-12:30 • PORTLAND — DOG MASSAGE FOR OWNERS at Pearl Animal Hospital. Top Dog Award winner, Rubi Sullivan of Heal provides one-on-one instructions and take-home info on basic massage techniques to enhance your pet’s well-being. $45; pre-register by calling Pearl Animal Hospital 503-954-3393.
1-4pm • PORTLAND — PUG
CRAWL: NIGHT OF THE LIVING PUGS at Portland Brewing Com-
pany. The largest gathering of pugs in the world! Zombie pugs will line the streets for the annual event and parade. Vendors, music, food and beverages. $10 entry fee benefits OHS. Details OregonHumane.org.
7-8pm • PORTLAND — PET
LOSS SUPPORT GROUP at DoveLewis. Free; take a photo to share. Details DoveLewis.org.
5-5:45pm • PORTLAND — PUPPY ROMP at Oregon Humane. OHS trainers on hand. Donations accepted.
7pm • PORTLAND — END
HUMORLESSNESS: A NIGHT OF BELLY RUBS AND LAUGHS
to benefit OHS at The Jack London Bar. Enjoy a sampling of Portland’s hilarious stand-up talents. Ages 21+; tickets available at door. Details OregonHumane.org.
11-4pm • BEND — MEET THE GREYHOUNDS at Central Oregon’s Saturday Market. Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest will be on hand with adoptables. Learn about and possibly adopt a sweet, retired greyhound. Details 800-767-5139 (GPAN) or 541-420-9015 (market).
1:30pm • BORING — GUIDE DOG GRADUATION. See May 11 for details.
Noon • PORTLAND — PONGO
FUND PET FOOD BANK for anyone who needs help feeding their pet(s). Call 503-939-7555 for important details before going. ThePongoFund.org
6:30pm • PORTLAND — GUILTY ‘TILL PROVEN INNOCENT: PUTTING AN END TO DISCRIMINATORY LAWS at Hollywood Theater. Born Again Pit Bull Rescue presents this one-night-only screening of a documentary on why breed discriminatory laws do not work. Meet filmmaker Jeff Theman and visit nonprofits doing excellent work for Pit bulls in the community. $10/ticket — purchase early, sellout crowd anticipated. Details BAPBR.org.
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