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Ask Crystal: Basic Cues to Help Excited Dog Behavior

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 recently got a new puppy and overall things are going really great with him.…
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FarmHouse Fresh and Luna Blue Studio Supply Dog Beds

Blue Ridge Humane Society was the most recent recipient of the FarmHouse Fresh Dog House Fairies! FarmHouse Fresh donated 10 Kuranda dog beds through the Dog Bed Fairy program funded by the sales of their book, “Is it True, They Call You the…
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Mazey's Happy Tail

Today's Happy Tail Tuesday is Mazey! "It’s been just over a year since we adopted Mazey.  I wanted to give you an update. This is a very happy dog.  Her training is ongoing with lots of success.  Excitability issues center around a response…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…