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Honest Paws: Why President Biden's Dog Keeps Acting Out

News of President Biden's dog having a rough adjustment to life in the White House came out last week, with the information that the dog bit someone inside the home, and did his outside business, well, inside. Only 3 Presidents (including Donald Trump) did not have a White House dog. So what's up? One vet gave us her opinion. "It’s not surprising that the Bidens’ dogs are having a bit of trouble adjusting to life in the White House. In fact, it would be more surprising if the dogs weren’t bothered at all. Think about the experience from a human perspective first: if you would find it stressful to move to another state, to another home much different than what you were used to, with... Read more →


CNBNews Pet Tips: Discover These Dog-Friendly Travel Destinations

by Mike Powell | CNBNews Contributor Swan on the Lake (image Pixabay) The warm season calls for a much-deserved vacation—the only time you get to turn off your work notifications, find a house sitter, and pack your bags to savor every moment outside. But, if you are like many people, you may need a travel companion to make your stress-busting moments worthwhile. Before the vacation excitement goes all-time high, consider bringing your four-legged best friend with you! After all, they crave adventures too. Your dog has given you all the love and companionship you deserve, which means you should give him time off too. Because we believe that dogs deserve to revel in a fun getaway, we rounded up the best dog-friendly travel spots around... Read more →


PET TIPS: TOP FIVE PET POISONS

Pets navigate and explore their surroundings with their noses and mouths. This, coupled with their curious nature can sometimes lead them into trouble. From marijuana to human prescription medications like antidepressants and heart medications, accidental ingestion of these common household poisons can be extremely dangerous for your pet. To help educate pet owners on the most frequent household offenders amid National Poison Prevention Week, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital has compiled a list of the top five most seen pet toxicities in 2020. The findings were taken from data collected from more than 100 BluePearl Pet Hospitals across 29 U.S. states. Collectively, BluePearl practices cared for more than 1.1 million pets in 2020. Top 5 Pet Poisons Chocolate – Caffeine and theobromine in chocolate... Read more →


Last Year Letter Carriers were Bitten 5,714 times Nationwide

(NAPSI)—Can you picture a member of your family attacking a mail carrier? Of course you couldn't, but it happened 5,714 times last year across the nation. Dearborn, Mich., letter carrier Tameka Toliver recalls being pinned on a porch by a dog that bit her above her knee. "It happened so fast, even with all my training, I barely had time to react," Toliver said last year. "I'm still scared when I get close to that house because I remember the attack so vividly. It takes a long time to get over the fear." When a dog attacks a letter carrier, the dog owner could be held liable for all medical expenses, repayment of lost work hours, replacement of the uniform and other costs, which can... Read more →


Adella C. Arnold (nee Smoluk), of Bellmawr

Adella C. Arnold (nee Smoluk), "Christine", on February 27, 2021, of Bellmawr. Age 82. Beloved mother of Derek Arnold (Lorin) and Jamey Arnold (Marc). Devoted grandmother of Jacob, Devin, Abbigael, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Emmeline, and Paul. Dear sister of Ronnie Smoluk, Barbara Lehan (Wally), and the late Anna Mae, Adam Jr., George, Jacky, and Joann. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. Her family was her life. Christine loved to garden and spend time outside with friends and family. Christine was a huge advocate for animal welfare. Services and interment are private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Christine's memory to Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center, 125 County House Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012 (homewardboundnj.org). Read more →


What You Need To Consider Before Adopting a Dog

Getting a new dog can be exciting, scary, and overwhelming all at the same time, especially if you are adopting a rescue dog. Bringing a dog home is something that everyone within your home must be on board with, so make sure that they are fully committed as dogs can be hard work, especially if they have behavioral problems. They are, of course, worth the effort, but what else should you think about before committing to take on a dog? Time If you work, do you have enough time for a dog? You need to make sure that your new dog has company throughout the day, or else they may become bored and destructive. You also need time to adapt to having a new dog... Read more →


LOOKING FOR A LOVING HOME: Meet Blingy, Siberian Husky

Blingy Siberian Husky Adult, 9 years old Meet Blingy! Left after her family moved overseas and didn't want to take her, Blingy is looking for her loving, forever home. We were told that she was blind, but her foster mom thinks she can see lights and shadows. Due to her hearing loss, Blingy will howl a littler louder than normal. In spite of this, she can get around well on her own and loves playing in the backyard, especially in the snow. Blingy gets along well with other dogs and children. Although, due to her calm nature, she would love a quiet home where she can just be warm, cozy and get lots of sleep. Interested in adopting Blingy? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill... Read more →


Four-Legged First Responders Cheer Up Vaccination Center Staff

Therapy Dogs Provide Support to Vaccination Center Staff COVID-19 Response After nearly one year of its nonstop response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Camden County Health Department, Jefferson Health- New Jersey, Rutgers-Camden Nursing faculty and staff were visited by a team of four-legged first responders. Staff was given time on Wednesday to meet and interact with a squad of Crisis Response Canines, a group of emotional support dogs who offer strength and comfort to families, individuals, and first responders during times of intense traumatic emotions and in the aftermath of critical incidents. “These men and women have been on the job 24/7 for nearly 12 months, responding to constituents, locating testing services, preparing the vaccination rollout, and much more,” said County Commissioner Carmen Rodriguez, liaison... Read more →


Early Treatment Key To Successful BRD Control In Cattle

Easy-to-use, fast-acting therapy makes big difference in sick calves (NAPSI)—Newly weaned cattle don’t always handle changing temperatures and environments well, especially in the fall and winter when conditions can be more extreme. But by working closely with their veterinarian to have an effective treatment plan and proven therapeutic products on hand before cattle arrive, producers can more successfully control major health problems. According to Dr. Eric Moore, director of technical services for Norbrook Laboratories, respiratory diseases in cattle—specifically Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD)—is one that producers will most likely encounter in the fall and winter. “It’s important producers immediately treat sick animals as soon as they are identified,” explains Dr. Moore. “The sooner producers can get sick animals treated with a fast-acting, broad-spectrum antibiotic such as... Read more →


A Detailed Guide to Four Popular Small Dog Breeds

Do you find small dog breeds extremely cute? Besides their adorable appearance, these canines are affectionate, spirited, and cost-effective. They are highly adaptable, portable, and not demanding in view of exercise. Many families decide to adopt small dog breeds because of their friendly personality, devotion, and brightness. The majority of individuals opt for Bichon Frises, Boston Terriers, Miniature Schnauzers, and Pugs when looking for a pet. All these breeds have charming personalities, demonstrate loyalty, and love showing affection. Pet owners are expected to learn about the potential genetic conditions of the breed they plan to adopt in order to take better care of their health. This guide will introduce you to the four most popular small dog breeds. Bichon Frise These dark-eyed canines with white... Read more →


PET FOR ADOPTION: MEET LOUISA

Louisa German Shepherd Dog Large Adult Female Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 15 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Louisa's Holiday Wish List! ​Meet Louisa. Louisa is looking for her loving forever home. An owner surrender, she is an even tempered girl. She gets along well with other dogs her size. She is friendly, affectionate and enjoys going for walks. She can be a little strong on the leash at first, but soon settles to enjoy a nice stroll. Louisa gets along well with male dogs, but can be particular with females. Please no homes with young/small children, small animals, small dogs or cats. Previous dog experience a must to be considered for adoption. Interested in... Read more →


The New Voice Of The TurfMutt Foundation is Rescue Puppy Named Mulligan

(NAPSI)—A puppy named Mulligan has big paws to fill, but the mixed breed rescue dog is up to the challenge of becoming the new voice for the TurfMutt Foundation, says his new owner and guardian, Kris Kiser, President of the organization. Since 2009, Kiser’s rescue dog, Lucky, “pawed it forward” by leading the Foundation’s environmental education and stewardship program for students in grades K to 8. Sadly, Lucky passed away recently, but his superhero cape is being picked up by perky Mulligan, who was found by Kiser last month during Lucky’s Mutt Madness, a national pet adoption event organized by the Foundation during GIE+EXPO, the nation’s leading trade show for outdoor power, landscaping and hardscaping industry professionals, held each October in Louisville, Ky. Mulligan was... Read more →


Pet for Adoption: Meet NUGGET

Nugget German Shepherd Dog / Mixed Medium Adult Male Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 15 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Nugget's Wish List Meet Nugget. Nugget is super friendly. He knows basic commands like "sit" and walks well on leash and loves to be by your side. He loves treats and belly rubs. Nugget gets along well with other dogs when outside (ex. dog park, etc.), but in his home he would need to be the only dog. Please no homes with small animals, cats or small/young children. Interested in adopting Nugget? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Nugget Up-to-date with vaccinations Not good with cats Available date: 10/30/2017 Birth... Read more →


4 Reasons To Buy Cbd Oil for Dogs& Where To Shop For It

In case you have been thinking about introducing CBD oil to your canine’s daily routine, but you can’t decide if it is the right thing to do or not, then you have an important task ahead of you. Unsurprisingly, you probably aren’t ready to just buy this product before first checking out if it can be any good for your pet. So, that’s the task that I am talking about. Before making this significant decision, you need to get more info about what it is that CBD oil can do for your animals. This means that you should look into the reasons why people are giving CBD oil to their dogs and then make your final decision. Of course, after completing that significant task, you’ll... Read more →


PETS ARE THE BEST: DOGS FOR ADOPTION

Alcatraz Female/Spayed Alaskan Husky/Mix 2 years 3 months Azizi Male/Neutered Mixed Breed, Medium (up to 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix 2 years Brittany Female/Spayed Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix 2 years 2 months Christopher Male/Neutered Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix 4 years Cruz Male/Neutered Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix 1 year 6 months Donnie Male/Neutered Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix 5 years 8 months Ducky Male/Neutered Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix 4 years Eddie Male/Neutered Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix 1 year 1 month Gio Male Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix 4 years Henry Male/Neutered Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix Ivory Male/Neutered... Read more →


Best Friends Animal Society Innovative Web-based platform

(NAPSI)—The lives of nearly 733,000 cats and dogs could be saved with the help of caring humans and an innovative Web-based platform introduced this week by Best Friends Animal Society. Envisioned as a tool to help animal lovers help their communities save more pets, the new community lifesaving dashboard combines groundbreaking data visualization technology with the most comprehensive data set on animal welfare ever published. Two years in the making, the tool crowdsources, validates and translates complex data about the dogs and cats in U.S. shelters. It brings an unprecedented level of transparency to the animal welfare movement, unlocking new opportunities for saving pets by providing a detailed picture showing precisely—on a city, state and community level—where cats and dogs need to be saved. For... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Board and Train Programs

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Recently, I read a disturbing post on social media. In it, a broken-hearted dog owner bemoaned the fact that her puppy had been given over to a training facility which insisted on keeping the pup for eight weeks in order to train the dog properly. During that period of time the owner was not allowed to have any contact with the dog and all correspondence was via email messages. I expressed my disapproval and was promptly told by a representative of the training program that "nobody cares what you think." I would like to make myself clearly understood. At no time during the training of a dog should the owner step aside and let others train their pet. The removal from... Read more →


Officer Down: K-9 Diesel Hit by Vehicle and Killed While Chasing Suspect

six-year-old German Sheperd DIESEL Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office, Indiana End of Watch Saturday, November 14, 2020 K9 Diesel was struck and killed by a vehicle while attempting an apprehension of a subject on two felony domestic battery warrants. K9 Diesel's handler located the subject's vehicle near the intersection of West 600th South and South 250th West. The man fled from the vehicle on foot when officers tried to stop it. K9 Diesel was released for apprehension as the man ran into a heavily wooded area adjacent to I-65. Another officer located K9 Diesel's body along the interstate a short time later. The subject was found hiding in a nearby ravine a short time later. The subject was served with the original warrants and also charged... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Confidence in Your Dog Handling Skills

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Your dog looks to you for guidance. As a pack animal, he searches for your leadership as the Alpha. If that leadership is lacking he may assert himself, growling when you sit in "his" chair, snarling when you disturb him in the middle of "his" bed, and generally taking over your household. If you are noticing the above-mentioned behaviors it's time to reassess your position in the pack. Be firm but compassionate and show Fido that he is not a decision-maker. If he is on the furniture and shows possessiveness, place a lead around his neck and gently draw him down to the floor, praising him for getting down (even though it wasn't his idea). Do not allow him to be... Read more →


Burlington County Animal Shelter First adoption of 2021

WESTAMPTON – The Burlington County Board of Commissioners celebrated the Burlington County Animal Shelter’s first adoption of 2021. Cooper, a 5-year-old smooth-coated Collie mix, was adopted Saturday by Edgewater Park resident Timesha Matchett and her family. Cooper had spent about two weeks at the shelter after being surrendered because his former owners were moving out of state with other family members. “Cooper is super sweet and friendly but was also very shy when he came in,” said Jackie Dennis, the shelter’s manager. “He quickly came around with all the attention and interaction he received and was put for adoption and scooped up by a lovely lady and her family.” Burlington County Commissioner Felicia Hopson said the first adoption from the shelter marked a happy start... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: New Year, New Attitudes

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Whether you’ve had your dog for a long time or he’s a recent addition the new year can bring about some wonderful changes in attitude and behavior for your entire family! A dog reacts by instinct—he does not understand “spiteful behavior”, nor does he have the capacity for anger. If you bear this philosophy in mind you will not be so upset when he seems to display these signs. When you assign human emotions to an animal you are practicing anthropomorphism. That is, you are treating your pet as though he were a human with all the associated capabilities. Folks often say that they believe their dogs are jealous. Keep in mind that jealousy is a humans-only emotion. Recognize that pack... Read more →


PET FOR ADOPTION: Meet Russ

Russ, a Shepherd mix up for adoption Russ Name: Russ Species: Dog Location: The Riley Rescue, Bellmawr, NJ Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd Husky Mix Good With: Kids and dogs Description: "Available for adoption Very friendly The adoption fee for altered animals is $460. Please note that we do have transportation..." Learn more Read more →


PET FOR ADOPTION: Meet Jasmine

Jasmine German Shepherd Dog Adult Female Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 15 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Jasmine. Rescued, after being found tied up outside and freezing, Jasmine is looking for her loving forever home. Jasmine is a sweet girl who gets along well with other dogs her size. She can be protective of her people and home. Although Jasmine gets along well with kids, due to her overprotective nature, she would do best in an adult home. Jasmine gets along well with male dogs, but can be particular with females. Previous German Shepherd experience a must for adoption. Please no homes with small animals, small dogs, cats or in a city/crowded environment. Interested... Read more →


Pet Adoption: Meet Boo Boo

Boo Boo Shepherd / Mixed Adult Male Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Boo Boo. Rescued from a difficult situation, now safe at Husky House, Boo Boo is looking for his loving forever home. He is a very friendly boy. He will need an owner who will continue to help him with his leash training. He would do best in a home with a secure, fenced in backyard. Please no apartments/townhouses or homes with young/small children. Interested in adopting Boo Boo? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Boo Boo Up-to-date with vaccinations Not good with children Available date: 9/12/2019 Birth date: 9/12/2018 (not exact) Yard required Read more →


CNB Pet News: Tips for Pet Parents

With proper preparation, your pets will be able to handle a household move with ease. (NAPSI)—If you’re a pet parent, you’re far from alone. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly six in 10 American households have at least one pet. When the time comes to move that household, however, there are a few things you should consider to keep your four-legged family members happy and healthy. Moving with Pets 1. Before you pick up the rental moving truck: • Check with your pet’s veterinarian to see if a mild sedative is recommended for the move. • If your animal will be traveling in a crate, consider preparing him ahead of time by leaving the crate out and open for your pet to go... Read more →


How to (Safely) Break Up a Dog Fight

(December 21, 2020)--Getting between two fighting dogs is rarely a good idea. However, there are some situations that require you to intervene to protect one dog from another. There are several safe methods that you can use to stop a dog fight if it becomes necessary. The Wheelbarrow Method This method requires two people. Each person grabs the back legs of their dog, pulling the dogs apart. The people then turn in a half circle so the dogs are no longer facing each other. This will immediately end the fight and keep the dogs separated until you can remove them from the situation completely. Pull the Collar If you are alone and are breaking up the fight, pull backward (not straight up) on one dog's... Read more →


CONSUMER ALERT: Santa Doesnt Need Your SS Number

December 17, 2020 by Jim Kreidler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC This year, during the pandemic, your holidays might be moving a bit online. On the 10th day of Consumer Protection, maybe you’re planning to send e-cards to family and friends. Or maybe your kids are writing their letter to Santa online, using a site that promises a customized letter back from Santa. Before you share your personal information — and certainly before you pay: Check out the website. Do a quick online search for the site or company name, plus the words “complaint,” “review,” or “scam.” What do people say about them? (Knowing, of course, that those glowing reviews could be fakes…) Share only what you need to share. Does the site really need your... Read more →


Pet for Adoption: Meet CHELSEA

Pet 0 of 29 Chelsea Great Dane / Mixed Large Adult Female Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 15 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Adoption Pending Chelsea's Holiday Wish List! ​Meet Chelsea. Rescued from a hoarding case, Chelsea is a very sweet, but extremely shy, girl who is looking for her loving forever home. Although making wonderful progress at Husky House, she will need a loving, patient family who will continue to work with her and help her come out of her shell. Please no homes with cats. Interested in adopting Chelsea? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an adoption application. More about Chelsea Up-to-date with vaccinations Not good with cats Good with dogs Available... Read more →


PETS FOR ADOPTION: MEET BLUE

Adoption and Rescue Husky House's goal is to place our orphans in permanent loving homes as they already have been abandoned once before by their former owners. We strive to match the right dog with the right family based on the families needs and experience. All former Husky House orphans will receive a lifetime discount at the Snowdog Lodge. Please visit our Facebook page for regular updates on Adoption Days at our facility in Matawan, NJ. How do I adopt from Husky House? We ARE NOT a walk-through facility. Adoptions are by approved appointments only. Fill out a non-binding application We will be checking your vet and personal references Phone interview Homevisit Upon completion and approval of application & homevisit, come meet the dog(s)! If... Read more →


Tommy Habeeb, “To The Rescue”: Saved Dogs and Their Grateful Families

(NAPSI)—The heartwarming stories of abandoned dogs and the grateful families who save them are documented in the half-hour weekly syndicated docu-series “To The Rescue.” Airing nationwide, the series is hosted by veteran TV producer-personality Tommy Habeeb (“Cheaters,” “STAG”). “Thousands of dogs are put down every year due to a lack of resources. ‘To The Rescue’ highlights the great work of people working every day to find these dogs a forever home,” says Habeeb. Every show will revolve around one or more former pets, now awaiting their fate at animal shelters, as they make their journey of hope. These formerly “unadoptable” canines of all breeds must fight to regain their physical and mental health. With the help of their human guides, the dogs transform themselves into... Read more →


How to Choose the Best Shampoo for Labradoodles: An Effective Guide

(December 11, 2020)--The Labradoodle is a hybrid dog that results from crossing a Poodle and a Labrador Retriever. The coat colours and texture of this breed differ somewhat but they can be generally grouped into three classes. Choosing the best shampoo for Labradoodle is something that should be done carefully. You can check the best shampoo for labradoodles reviewed here. Fleece Coat Labradoodles having this coat type have very long wavy fur that is soft and silky to the touch.Those specimens having this coat texture are notable for the fact that they shed very little fur. Wool Coat Labradoodles with this coat type are characterised by having tight curls which look and feel like wool. It is also non-shedding . Hair Coat This type has... Read more →


Pet Adoption: Meet Boo Boo

Boo Boo Shepherd / Mixed Adult Male Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Boo Boo. Rescued from a difficult situation, now safe at Husky House, Boo Boo is looking for his loving forever home. He is a very friendly boy. He will need an owner who will continue to help him with his leash training. He would do best in a home with a secure, fenced in backyard. Please no apartments/townhouses or homes with young/small children. Interested in adopting Boo Boo? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Boo Boo Up-to-date with vaccinations Not good with children Available date: 9/12/2019 Birth date: 9/12/2018 (not exact) Yard required Read more →


PET FOR ADOPTION: MEET MILA

Mila Siberian Husky Small Young Female Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Mila! Recovered from her Hydrocephalus surgery, a shunt to drain fluid build-up from her brain, Mila is looking for her loving, forever home. Mila has special needs, but that doesn't slow her down one bit. Mila is partially blind but can see shadows. She is dog friendly but must be placed with a dog, closer to her size, who is super friendly and more mellow due to her condition. No rough play or neck grabbing please! Mila has been around a few kids and is doing very well. However, please no homes with young/small children. Mila can also be vocal... Read more →


PET FOR ADOPTION: MEET AMTRAK

Amtrak Siberian Husky Adult Male Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Amtrak! Found tied to a train station (hence his name!), he’s a friendly, happy boy, looking for his forever home. He's sweet, playful, likes people, knows sit, and is pretty good on leash. Please no homes with small animals or cats. Interested in adopting Amtrak? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Amtrak Up-to-date with vaccinations Not good with cats Available date: 11/11/2020 Birth date: 11/12/2019 (not exact) Read more →


A Labrador Retriever Stuck In An Icy Lake Cries Out For Help

A Fireman/EMT slides across an icy lake to save a dog in freezing water. Everyone thought the dog, named Chalie was OK, but suddenly he stopped breathing — and they had to figure out how to get him back FAST. Special thanks to Charlies Dog Rescue & @TheresaFireDepartment (https://www.facebook.com/TheresaFireD...) for this incredible rescue footage! For more, visit: http://thedo.do/charliesdogrescue. RELATED PETS ARE THE BEST DAWN WATSON PET TIPS Read more →


Pet for Adoption: Meet MOCHA

Mocha Belgian Shepherd Malinois Young Female Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 15 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Mocha! An owner surrender due to her not doing well on their farm, Mocha is looking for her loving, forever home. Very intelligent and active, Mocha will need a family with extensive experience Belgian Malinois experience. Interested in adopting Mocha? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application today. More about Mocha Up-to-date with vaccinations Good with dogs Available date: 11/29/2020 Birth date: 4/3/2020 (not exact) Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: The Needy Dog

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Some dogs seem to take up all your time. They cry for attention, interrupt your daily activities by pawing, staring, and even being destructive. If these behaviors occur on a regular basis it may be time to set some boundaries. Be gentle but firm when attention-seeking behaviors are unwarranted. Call a time out by putting a distance between you and Fido, either by crating him or sending him to another area of the room. When he calms down you can call him back, praise him, and resume your interrupted activities. Make sure your dog gets enough exercise and that his behavior is not the result of boredom or neglect. Check to see if he is in pain for any reason—illness or... Read more →


Preventing Pet Hazards this Thanksgiving

By Laura Fournlotis BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital Thanksgiving is a time to pause, reflect, and show thanks to friends, family, and companions, which includes our beloved pets. While we enjoy quality time (and food) with friends and family this holiday, it is important to keep a few things in mind—specifically, the hidden pet dangers that lurk on our dining room tables and plates. Each year, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital clinicians see a significant uptick in cases during the November and December months. The most common problems include an increase in animals struck by vehicles, gastrointestinal irritations with vomiting and diarrhea, and pancreatitis from eating fatty human foods. Lindsey E. Bullen, DVM, DACVN, Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist, BluePearl Pet Hospital in Cary,... Read more →


Pet for Adoption: Louisa, German Shepherd

Louisa German Shepherd Dog Large Adult Female Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 15 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Louisa. Louisa is looking for her loving forever home. An owner surrender, she is an even tempered girl. She gets along well with other dogs her size. She is friendly, affectionate and enjoys going for walks. She can be a little strong on the leash at first, but soon settles to enjoy a nice stroll. Louisa gets along well with male dogs, but can be particular with females. Please no homes with young/small children, small animals, small dogs or cats. Previous dog experience a must to be considered for adoption. Interested in adopting Louisa? Please visit... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Moving Day

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor On average, a middle-income American will change his place of residence 11.7 times. The family pet will likely be involved in several of those moves! You can ease Fido's anxiety about moving by taking him to the "new place" and allowing him to sniff and explore all the nooks and crannies. Take along an old towel or tee shirt and drop it on the floor so it will smell like the new places and bring it along to the house from which you currently reside. In that way your dog will associate the smells and feel less anxious about the move. Never leave Fido alone with filled packing boxes--his ongoing trepidation may initiate a destructive urge or cause him to "mark"... Read more →


BluePearl Pet Hospital Expanding Scope of Veterinary Services, Acquires PetHospice

With this acquisition, BluePearl will offer in-home end-of-life care to pet owners in northern California, and telehealth support services nationwide. Tampa, Fla.—November 17, 2020—BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital today announced it has acquired PetHospice, a California-based end-of-life services company focused on telehealth and education as well as in-home care for pets, their owners, and veterinarians. The company name will transition to BluePearl Pet Hospice. Through this acquisition, BluePearl—a leading provider of specialty and emergency veterinary care with more 95 practices across the U.S.—will offer in-home hospice, palliative care, and euthanasia for pets in San Francisco, Marin, Napa, and Sonoma California counties. In addition to in-home end-of-life services for pets, BluePearl Pet Hospice offers nationwide telehealth services, professional grief counseling, free online education, and community... Read more →


Mo-Mo Knows Snow: Getting Outside in Winter is Good for Us

Mutt Mulligan, a rescue dog and the spokes dog of the TurfMutt Foundation, says a key to health and well-being is getting outside this winter Alexandria, Va. – Winter can be tough on people in the best of times, but it is particularly challenging during a global pandemic. Throughout the spring, summer and fall, the outdoors – including our yards, parks, and sports fields – were critical for buoying our mental well-being, physical health and enabling us to safely connect with others. For a decade the TurfMutt environmental education and stewardship program has advocated the importance of managed landscapes and other green space as critical to human health and happiness. Mutt Mulligan (a.k.a. Mo-Mo), as the spokesdog for the TurfMutt Foundation, knows that nature escapes... Read more →


PET FOR ADOPTION: Meet Pebbles

Pebbles Terrier / Schnauzer / Mixed Adult Female Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Adoption Pending Meet Pebbles! An owner surrender, Pebbles is looking for her loving, forever home. She is very sweet, playful and loves people. Interested in adopting Pebbles? Please visit www.huskyhouse.og today to fill out an application. More about Pebbles Up-to-date with vaccinations Good with adults: All Available date: 10/27/2020 Birth date: 10/28/2017 (not exact) Read more →


PET ADOPTION: Meet Cherry, Laborador, Female

Meet Cherry! An owner surrender, this adorable yellow lab girl is super sweet and high energy. She would do best in an active home. Interested in adopting Cherry? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Cherry Up-to-date with vaccinations Available date: 10/28/2020 Birthdate: 5/2/2019 (not exact) High energy level Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Read more →


NJ State Police Arrest Shamong Woman for Illegally Providing Meds to Sick Puppy

The puppy was sick when it was sold, according to police Shamong, N.J. – Colonel Patrick J. Callahan and Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced today that Dawn Abrams, 46, of Shamong, N.J. has been charged with illegally providing medication to treat a sick puppy that she sold while falsely claiming to be a member of an animal rescue group. On Monday, October 26, troopers from the New Jersey State Police Red Lion Station were contacted about a Westie/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy mix that was purchased from Abrams and later became ill after the sale. Based on the investigation, detectives determined that Abrams sold the puppy outside of a pet store in Lumberton Township while portraying herself as an active member of a rescue... Read more →


12 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe During the Holidays

Holidays are the most awaited time of the year for many of us. However, due to the excitement and constant distractions, we can easily forget about how much danger this period can mean to our furry friends. From candy to mistletoe and from forgotten lit candles to fireworks, many holiday specialties can be a real threat to pets. Read the tips below in order to keep your four-legged friends safe during this wonderful time of the year. 1.Keep human food out of reach for your pet The food we eat can be dangerous for pets. If you want to give treats to your pets, buy treats formulated just for them. 2.Make sure your pet doesn't have any access to any treats Christmas sweets and treats... Read more →


CNBNews Exclusive: An Award Winning Short Story

A Very Old Man By Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Written in 1993. Winner of several literary awards. He shuffled along the street trying to make out the forms moving about him through his thick glasses. The bag he carried was heavy but too precious to set down, even for a moment. He waited for the light to change, suspicious of every movement around him. The old man trudged on, head down. Only a few more breathless feet ahead lay the familiar outline of his tiny row house. He set the bag of day-old bread and dented cans of vegetables down on the stoop and with trembling hands, attempted to insert the key into the lock. One, two, three stabs and the reassuring sound of metal... Read more →


Mutt Mulligan, TurfMutt Spokesdog, Celebrates Adoptaversary

Her First Year Wearing The Superhero Cape (NAPSI)—Outdoor learning experiences, stewardship of green spaces, and care for all living landscapes, is the aim of the TurfMutt Foundation, now celebrating the one-year “adoptaversary” of its new spokesdog, Mutt Mulligan (a.k.a. Mo-Mo). Mo-Mo is a mixed breed pup who was adopted by Kris Kiser, the TurfMutt Foundation’s President and President & CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), at the 2019 Lucky’s Mutt Madness adoption event at GIE+EXPO, the national landscape, outdoor living and equipment exposition. “Mulligan has had quite a year growing into the paw prints left behind by the original TurfMutt, my rescue dog, Lucky,” says Kiser. “The Foundation’s work has been important, even more so today. People are starting to realize what the... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering Through the Streets of South Jersey (Brooklawn Chapter II)

CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews PEYTON (Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 28, 2020)--Daniel Boggs recently submitted a Letter to the Editor titled "Are The Communities of Gloucester City/Brooklawn Turning Into Slums?". Although we agree with Mr. Boggs about some neighborhoods in Gloucester City having a housing and trash problem the only thing we found walking through Brooklawn today were two derelict cars missing license plates and NJ inspection stickers. Derelict cars CNBNews photo We liked how the Borough placed a tarp with a woodsy scene on one side of the public works property. Every street we viewed was cleaned, the homes were all kept nice, and there was no trash blowing around. The residents should be commended for taking pride in their community. The Borough placed a... Read more →


BluePearl Emergency Pet Hospital List Tips to Keep Your Pets Warm in the Winter

An Artic blast—the most significant of the season—is poised to send temperatures plunging in much of the western and central U.S. this week. As the icy air mass settles and possible rounds of snow fall across parts of the Upper Midwest, veterinarians at BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital are advising pet owners to take extra precautions to help keep their furry companions safe. “Many people think that dogs and cats’ fur make them more resistant to cold weather, but that is not necessarily true. Cold tolerance can vary based on a pet’s breed, age, body fat percentage, activity level, and overall health,” remarked Harry Weatherson, DVM, BVetMed, MRCVS, Emergency Medicine, BluePearl in NYC. “While huskies are bred for colder climates and are therefore more... Read more →