Entries by Laura Rice

Ask Crystal: Responding to Growling

Welcome to “Ask Crystal,” where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal, We just adopted a dog a few days ago and we are concerned about some behaviors that we have seen. We took her a party at a family […]

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Meet Grecco!

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Grecco! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…Greccodilly! This snaggle-toothed wonder dog has been patiently waiting for the right person, and we think it’s high time he finds his happily ever after. Grecco was brought in as a stray with what turned out to be a BB pellet lodged […]

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Meet Boston!

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Boston! Chunky-faced Boston is a a cat with (quite literally a lot of) head and heart. Quiet, noble and dignified, we imagine that in a past life, Boston was a brilliant and sensitive poet that spent a lot of time in dimly lit drinking establishments. His quiet and slightly rough […]

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Hot Weather Tips

It feels like summer has already descended in the mountains. Today is National Heat Awareness Day so we want to remind everyone of a few ways you can make summer temps easier for your pet! Did you know that young, elderly, overweight, and dark colored pets are particularly susceptible to heat? Following are some tips […]

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Hank’s Happy Tail

Today’s Happy Tail Tuesday is Hank! Hank the silver Lab found his way to our shelter after being bought by a breeder as a puppy. Without getting much in the way of training or socializing, he quickly turned into an unruly 90 pound teenager…not so cute any more, right? He hated the shelter environment and […]

Ask Crystal: Not Digging a Digging Dog

Welcome to “Ask Crystal,” where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal,  I am getting ready to do some landscaping in my back yard this summer. I am a bit worried about spending a lot of money on plants because […]

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Meet Casper!

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Casper! Casper the friendly ghost dog may look all smiles, but lately he’s been feeling pretty down in the dumps. Poor guy has been adopted and returned twice now – the first time when his family had to move out of state and couldn’t bring him along, the second time […]

Ask Crystal: One Puppy or Two Puppies Too Many?

Welcome to “Ask Crystal,” where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal, I just adopted a 2-month old puppy that is so energetic and playful. She loves to play with other dogs and seems to prefer puppies to older dogs […]

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Meet Paco Taco!

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Paco Taco! Ginger cat fans, beefcake kitty lovers, suckers for seniors, rejoice! We have all your needs met in one fabulous kitty package that is Paco Taco. Paco Taco is a burly cat with a heart of gold, a soft and squeezable pile of orange tabby goodness. This gentle giant was […]

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Fellini’s Happy Tail

Today’s Happy Tail Tuesday is FELLINI! The fabulous Fellini, aka His Royal Majesty Fellini the Dark Prince, hit the jackpot when he found his forever home with Jennie last year. Fellini quickly bonded with his new brother Monty, loves helping with homework and chores, fetching things, and has generally found the perfect family that appreciates […]