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September 28th 2009
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New Rules
Wisconsin fights status as “magnet” for puppy mills.
A bill currently in committee could change Wisconsin’s status as a state with almost no oversight of breeding operations. As usual, it’s a compromise--establishing standards of care, such as providing each dog with enough food, shelter and opportunity for exercise, for breeding operations with 25 or more dogs. It also requires a veterinarian’s certificate of health be provided to buyers and...
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Walk Tall
It’s good for you and your pup.
A TV is never going to drop a leash in your lap or look mournfully out the window at all the other human-dog duos walking by. In a recent story exclusively for TheBark.com, Dr. Dawn Marcus explored the health upside to living with a dog, starting with his or her role as a personal trainer/motivational barker. And once you and your dog are getting a daily dose of exercise, all sorts of health...
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September 21st 2009
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September 14th 2009
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Strokes for The Bark
Like canine pals, we respond to praise.
The Bark received a couple media treats recently and, well, we wagged our tails.  In the “Magazine Rack” column on MediaPost.com, William G. McGee found lots to love in our July/August 2009 issue. He writes, “…even those without a love for furry friends could find something compelling in these pages. Really.” And it’s with a certain amount of pride we realized we made Asylum UK magazine’s list of...
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Thursday Night Suppers
Kansas City couple honors their dog’s memory by inviting strangers to dinner.
When Tricia and Mike Smith put their dog Molly to sleep earlier this year it left a big hole in their lives. They missed their Boston Terrier’s zest for life but weren’t ready to adopt a new pup. So they decided to pay tribute to Molly’s love for parties and socializing by entertaining—with a twist. Tricia, a 35-year-old deputy in the office of the Platte County Recorder of Deeds, and Mike, a 40-...
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Wegman Strikes Again...
His dog Chip is a supernova among the stars.
...with this fabu poster for the Telluride Film Festival...last weekend. (Our invitation must have been lost in the mail.) Read more about Wegman and his work for the film fest.
Blog: Weekly Smilers
Sept 7th 2009
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Call for Help in St. Louis
More volunteers needed for dogs rescued in huge raid.
The Humane Society of Missouri has been relying heavily on volunteers from animal welfare organizations over the past two months as it cares for nearly 500 animals rescued in an enormous federal dog-fighting raid on July 8. But more help is needed.   Hearings regarding the disposition of the dogs have not yet been schedule and the Humane Society expects to be caring for animals at least through...

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