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Therapy dogs helping with aftermath of mudslide in Oso, Washington

Search and Rescue dogs have been the most effective tool dealing with the massive mudslide in Northwest Washington, and now therapy dogs like Pongo (also a sweet senior dog) are joining in bringing comfort and smiles.

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Adoptable Senior Dog of the Week: Coco Puddin'

Meet the sweetest little dog available for adoption. She's looking for a new home after her person passed away.

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Coco Pudding is her name and she's a darling lil' dumpling. She is so darn cute and squeezable! We love her and she just arrived!! She is the perfect Chihuahua blend in the form of a cuddle monster.

Coco Pudding's guardian passed away and she is ready to find someone to give all of her love to! Her ultimate goal is person that she can cuddle up with and be their walking buddy, too.

Coco Pudding is great on a leash and loves everyone she meets! We think she's about 11 years young and only 7 pounds.

Come meet her at Muttville!

 

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Four Expenses Animal Nonprofit Volunteers Can Deduct at Tax Time

It's tax time again and April 15th is almost here. As you review your expenses and deductions don't forget to think about your volunteer work. If you foster a dog your foster expenses could tax-deductible. How about those nonprofit rescue groups you helped during the year? Did you know that nonprofit volunteers can deduct certain volunteer expenses on their tax returns? Before you file your taxes read this [...]

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Best story to come from baseball spring training in AZ includes a little dog called Hank

Hank, a stray injured dog from Phoenix, getting a new life and home in Wisconsin is one of the best stories to come out of baseball spring training in Arizona this year.

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Guess this means I'm more than a napkin to my dog

Throughout the day my dog will either poke her snout or wipe her eyes on some part of my body. When we first adopted her, I thought it was her clumsy way of playing. She's a big girl and was never that coordinated. Years later, as she lost her vision, I imagined she was using me as her guidepost. Tapping her wet nose on my leg as she navigated the hallway. Now according to a new study, it might be something a little more than my pant leg being a substitute for a paper towel or sensory beacon.

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[Not so] Secret recipe for a happy life with an older dog

There is no secret to happiness, or a happy life with an older dog. Happiness is a choice. Deciding to create and build a happy life with an older dog is also a choice. After her diabetes diagnosis, I chose to find positive life lessons. As Cleo lost her eyesight, I learned that focusing on the joy of our day-to-day life today is better than giving in to anticipatory grief. I chose the red pill and our life together is the better for it. 

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Think she knew today was special this year?

Red Pill or Blue Pill.

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How many common household items could harm your dog?

National Poison Prevention Week is a week nationally designated to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. You probably know about chocolate being toxic to your dog but what about that mulch you're thinking about? How about that pack of sugar-free gum next to the phone or that Jade plant by the front door? You may be surprised by what we've found [...]

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Looking for love? Meet these adorable Muttville Mutts!

Having my own older dog, every week I love helping adoptable senior dogs from San Francisco and the Bay Area find their new families. Here are four of these senior sweethearts still looking for love and a forever home.

 

Starting from the upper left and going clockwise meet Muttville cuties: Soya, Willy Von Stickleback and the sweetly bonded pair, Angie and Dude!!!

Read these Muttville profiles, see more photos and then come meet them!

Meet the spunky yet girly Chihuahua Soya 

Meet the coolest guy we know Willy Won Stickleback

Meet the dynamic duo and total BFFs Angie and Dude

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