From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: To celebrate the dogs who do extraordinary things in the service of humankind, the AKC Humane FundSM is seeking YOUR nominations for its AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). Nominations are now open and winners will be announced in the fall of 2019.
Each year, the AKC Humane Fund pays tribute to five dedicated, hardworking dogs for making significant contributions to an individual or entire community. Since its creation in 2000, 95 ACE awards have been presented to dogs of various breeds, including one mixed-breed dog, from states across the nation. Former ACE recipients have included a Great Dane who helps his young owner walk and a family companion who fought for his life after protecting a seven-year-old from a rattlesnake, among dozens of other extraordinary dogs. Continue reading Nominate Your Favorite Hero for AKC Humane Fund’s ACE Honors→
Early [Sunday] morning, K-9 Mick was deployed to assist officers and deputies in taking a carjacking suspect into custody. During the apprehension, K-9 Mick was shot by the suspect and sustained a gunshot wound to his lower jaw and neck. K-9 Mick was quickly brought to the emergency vet, California Veterinary Specialists, and treated for his injuries which were not life threatening. K-9 Mick has already been released and is currently resting at home with his handler. K-9 Mick is expected to make a full recovery and return to active duty soon.
We are very proud of K-9 Mick’s performance. The fact that no officers or deputies sustained any injuries were in large part because of K-9 Mick’s involvement. Mick and his brothers, Buck, Pak and Duke work hard every day to serve and protect the residents of Murrieta and surrounding cities. We are lucky to have them.
Rest up, K-9 Mick! Your city needs you healthy! Thank you for your sacrifice and for taking such good job of your fellow officers.
Meet Chief! You may remember him from a viral photo that was on social media during March Madness. Now, he has graduated from UMBC, along with his human, Erica Haschert. ” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>WBAL-TV reports they will soon be starting work at the Department of Defense.
Congrats to Erica, Chief, and all those who are graduating!
It may not yet be officially summer according to the meteorologists, but I always think of Memorial Day as the start of the season. We’ve had a few hot days here in Canton, Ohio, already, so this reminder seems timely. Continue reading Is It Too Hot to Walk the Dog?→
As the weather gets warmer, many of us will be heading to the dog park. Do you know how to keep your dog safe? The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) has developed a series of posters to help you.Continue reading Dog Park Safety→
From The Dog Lady’s Mailbag: The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the winners of the first ever AKC Agility Premier Cup Presented by EEM which was held in conjunction with the Longines Masters of New York at NYCB Live at the newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 25th. Continue reading Winners Announced: AKC Agility Premier Cup Presented by EEM→