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The loss of Alfie, greatest dog ever

Almost 10 years ago, my wife rescued a little mixed breed dog that she named Alfie. The term 'rescue' has all but replaced 'adopt' in dog jargon and is usually overused. In this case, Alfie really was a rescued dog.

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Pet food – Is the trend toward natural brands better for dogs and cats?

More people are giving their dogs and cats pet food branded as natural, and while there are plenty of people who support the movement toward healthier foods, there are some who remain skeptical.

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Winter weather wrath? Pooches’ paws feel the pain, too

People aren't the only ones suffering from a seemingly endless winter of bone-rattling cold, record-busting snow and ice-slick sidewalks. Pooches' paws feel the pain, too.

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Tex, a border collie from Long Valley, competes in the Masters Agility competition at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show
Tex, a border collie from Long Valley, competes in the Masters Agility competition at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York (Westminster Kennel Club)
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WATCH Border Collie’s amazing agility in Westminster Kennel Club Show

Many of us have a furry friend at home, but few dogs are masters of agility like Tex the Border Collie.

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If you plan to surrender your pet, look to animal rescues before sites such as Craigslist. (damedeeso, ThinkStock)
If you plan to surrender your pet, look to animal rescues before sites such as Craigslist. (damedeeso, ThinkStock)
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Avoid Craigslist when surrendering your pet

Whether you have to move to a home that does not allow animals or you can no longer afford to properly care for your pet, Craigslist is not the way to go if you need to surrender your beloved friend.

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LISTEN: Some very odd callers from today’s D&D show

Today we got to talking about losing pets and what people did with them. Then we had some surprises.

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Pet buyers would get more background information under NJ bill

If you just bought a dog or cat for your family over the holidays, you may not know all you need to know about your new pet.

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In this Nov. 6, 2014 photo, Shelah Barr of Happy Hounds Massage gives a massage to Dewie, 2, at the home of Laurie Ubben in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
In this Nov. 6, 2014 photo, Shelah Barr of Happy Hounds Massage gives a massage to Dewie, 2, at the home of Laurie Ubben in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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See Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity

PHOENIX (AP) -- Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting.

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Dog wearing two GoPro cameras, one on his back and one on his chest, held on by what is known as a Fetch dog harness. (AP Photo/GoPro)
Dog wearing two GoPro cameras, one on his back and one on his chest, held on by what is known as a Fetch dog harness. (AP Photo/GoPro)
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Stupid pet gifts or great holiday finds?

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pet owners looking to launch the next Internet sensation or just longing for a new view of their dog's dashing and digging won't have to shop for long to find the perfect holiday gift. Wrap up a dog harness that holds GoPro's durable cameras and watch Frisbee fetch, lazy lap naps and every memory in between come alive.

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Ellen Bornet of London Terrace Gardens in New York, greets resident Lisa Bulloch-Jones and her Maltese-Yorki mix, Marley. (AP Photo/Rose Associates, Rebecca Koppel)
Ellen Bornet of London Terrace Gardens in New York, greets resident Lisa Bulloch-Jones and her Maltese-Yorki mix, Marley. (AP Photo/Rose Associates, Rebecca Koppel)
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Housing trend: Landlords who charge your pet rent

Man's best friend is taking a bite out of renters' wallets.

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