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Articles tagged with 'pets'

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When a dog has a serious job to do

Published Aug. 14, 2014

More and more people are able to take their pooch to work thanks to the rise of dog-friendly offices, but few folks actually work with their pets. Christina Marshall does.

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Human mom raising baby raccoons

Published July 21, 2014

Alissa Gonyea, a Milwaukee Public Schools teacher, planned to have a lesiurely summer that included travel and camping adventures with her son and nephew. Instead, she is taking care of four baby raccoons.

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Summerfest grounds will host plenty of paws at Petfest

Published April 17, 2014

This morning, Fromm Family Foods and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. announced not a musical act coming to the Summerfest grounds, but animals. On Sept. 20, Fromm Petfest is coming to Henry Maier Festival Park.

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Our temporary kitten

Published Oct. 8, 2013

My family is fostering a shelter kitten named Teddy. Talk about a win-win.

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Local caregivers make food for their pets

Published Oct. 6, 2013

For many animal caregivers, pets are more than just pets - they are family members- and they want the same level of health for their pets as they do for their favorite humans. Hence, some caregivers choose to cook or prepare food for their pets.

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Big Dogg Bakery satisfies the pickiest pooches

Published Aug. 11, 2013

Frank Ortlieb at Big Dogg Bakery has been baking homemade, natural, healthy dog treats on-site in Bay View for about nine months. "Dogs seem to have more dietary restrictions than people, as well as the normal people-type allergies," he told OnMilwaukee.com.

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The pet-free life

Published May 5, 2013

Today, I posted an article about "crazy cat people" prior to which I interviewed lots of folks passionate about cats. Talking to these cat cradlers reminded me of the cuddly value of animals and their completely unconditional-love personas.

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Milwaukee's "craziest" cat people

Published May 5, 2013

It's important to note that the people in this article are not hoarders or abusers of cats in any way. Their houses are not little boxes. They are simply people who really, really care about cats. And sometimes dress them in hand-made clothing.

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Taking the risk

Published April 24, 2013

"I'd like to have an animal, but I don't want to be sad when it dies." I hear this more often than you might imagine. When they talk to me, people often start sentences with, "I'd love to have an animal, but ..." I listen closely to what comes next. To save a lot of homeless animals' lives, we need to inspire a lot of people to have animals. Every time I hear, "I travel," "I'm allergic," "My cat wouldn't like it," and so on, it helps us plan better ways to find families who can make a place for a homeless animal.

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HAWS jingle contest encourages advocacy and fun

Published April 4, 2013

The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County (HAWS) invites performers of all ages to take part in their "Sing Our Jingle to Save Lives" video contest. Jennifer Smieja, HAWS' Development Coordinator, encourages everyone to "have fun and be silly," in producing videos to submit.

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If you want the dog of your dreams, get a grown-up dog

Published March 29, 2013

Puppies. They sure are cute. But one major reason people get a puppy is completely mistaken. I said it once. You might have said it. You have friends who have said it. "I want a puppy so I can raise it to be exactly the dog I want."

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Tie a yellow ribbon 'round that shy dog's leash

Published March 20, 2013

Some dogs are fine when people and other dogs walk, or run, up to them. Some dogs are fine ... as long as they're left alone. The "Yellow Dog Project" is an effort to help those dogs.

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Positive training works, negative training doesn't; tell your friends

Published March 4, 2013

Sometimes new ideas spread quickly.  Sometimes they take forever.  Here's one I'd like to speed up. For decades, the accepted approach to training dogs was "dominance theory." But negative training doesn't work for most people; it always makes dogs sad and often makes behavior worse; and it ruins the friendship that was the reason you got a dog in the first place.