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Saturday Run/Walk Fundraiser For Yakima Police K-9 Unit
Yakima's Franklin Park will be busy Saturday during the #9k4k9 5k Fun Fun/Walk . It's a fundraiser for the #YPD K-9 program. The department's K-9's Dexter & Kovah will be there for demonstrations. Dexter's partner Officer Mark Mckinney says the goal is to raise a tot…
The Big Payback – Pets Reward us For Rewarding Them!
We Americans love our pets and we have the vet bills and the face book posts to prove it.  But there is a payback that science has now confirmed.    According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, pet owners get medical benefits like lower blood pressure, lower heart rate an…
Looking For Empathy? Look To The End Of The Leash!
Who do you know that’s great at empathizing?  Your spouse?  The preacher? Do you still think Bill Clinton feels your pain? What about your pooch?  Dogs are great at empathizing because in addition to their ability to catch a ball, they can also catch your mood...
Kids And Dogs Means A Stronger Immune System
We love our dogs, right. At  least my wife and daughter love our dogs and most of my friends have dogs and love them dearly.  They generously give (the dogs, not my wife and daughter) their loyalty, companionship, playfulness and don’t forget immune system hardiness...
Dog Day Deceptions – Smarter Than The Average Bear
We have two dogs in our household.  Or should I say we live in their world.  I have known this for some time but now science is backing me up.  Dogs may play dumb but there’s more to their tail wagging than meets the eye.
I never knew there was such a thing as a “…

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