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As you’re reviewing your list of New Year’s resolutions, you realize there’s one thing that still needs to make the cut, that being “walk the dog more.” This, you recognize, will kill two birds with one stone—burn off that pent-up energy your dog always seems to have, while allowing you to stay fit and enjoy the great outdoors.
Houston Home + Garden Show
The Houston Home + Garden Show has everything for the home, inside and out, and its inhabitants from humans to fur babies. This year there is a Sports Lounge, Designer Shed Village, a ‘Made in Texas’ area and PETopia with Houston Humane Society Pet Adoptions and special product makers like Jessie’s Bites.
Houston helps Clear the Shelters to support homeless animals
It’s the final weekend of Clear the Shelters, a nationwide effort that promotes animal adoption and raises funds to support animal welfare. Animal shelters and rescues across the country team up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find forever homes for pets in need.
Dog Speed Dating
Finding the perfect pooch is more than fur deep. It is important to do your research and find a furever friend who is a good match for your family. At the Houston World Series of Dog Shows Houston Life Reporter, Melanie Camp met just a few different breeds and learned how one dog is really not like the other.
Sisters launch Facebook page, GoFundMe account in effort to get microchipped dog returned after it was adopted out
Two Houston sisters devastated that their lost dog, Byron, will not be coming home say they have received a ton of support since KPRC 2′s Rose Ann Aragon reported that their microchipped dog was adopted by another family.
Family offers reward after American Bully stolen from front yard
HOUSTON – A family is hoping police and a reward will help return one of their dogs that was stolen from their yard in broad daylight. Little Girl is an 8 months old American Bully and weighs about 60 pounds. AdOn Saturday, just before noon, Little Girl was stolen. Alma says she and her daughter left 10 minutes before Little Girl was taken to get a collar. The family is offering a large reward for any information on where Little Girl may be.
PAW-some ways the whole family can have fun celebrating National Puppy Day
HOUSTON – National Puppy Day is a paw-some way for all dog parents to celebrate the unconditional love that puppies bring into this world. It’s also a day that helps to promote puppy adoptions. In honor of the holiday, we asked our friends at Believe in DOG Training in The Heights for some fun ideas on how to get involved with our pups for the special day. Watch as Lauren Kelly and ‘BID’ owner Stephanie Bennett have an Easter Egg Hunt with a few furry friends, that also helps with enrichment and nose work activity.
Family reunited with dog after losing her days before Hurricane Harvey
NEW CANEY – A family in New Caney is whole again after losing their dog days before Hurricane Harvey slammed into Houston. The family in New Caney almost gave up until a rescue group found her in Sugar land. A volunteer from another organization named, ‘Lost Dogs of Texas’ stepped in and used a special database to find Maddie’s owner. AdThe volunteer from Lost Dogs of Texas was able to contact Rachel’s mother and Maddie was finally reunited with her family. Lost dogs of Texas said thousands of dogs are lost every year.
Stephanie Bennett shares tips on helping your puppy adjust to being alone in the crate
HOUSTON – Over the last few months, our fur babies have been spoiled with their owners more than ever because of the pandemic. With everyone working from home, our dogs have gotten used to their parents being there with them 24/7. Stephanie Bennett, owner of Believe In Dog Training, is sharing her tips on why it’s so important for puppies to learn to be alone and settle in their crate. If puppies don’t learn and practice this skill, many of them develop separation anxiety which could lead to bigger issues down the road. Check out what Stephanie had to say about easing some of the common crate-training issues.
WATCH: Stranded dog rescued from bridge above Mississippi River
While working over the Missippi River, a bridge inspector for the bridge-design company Stantec noticed a dog stranded beneath the deck, 120 feet above the river. According to Fox 10, Ryan Natalu, the lead climber and rescue technician at the scene quickly called the police for assistance and climbed down to save the dog. Natalu assessed the dog for injuries before assembling a makeshift harness out of rope and lifted the dog to safety. It is unknown how the dog ended up on the bridge deck. APT reported the dog was taken into care by local police.
Dog trapped in 30-foot hole lured to safety with beef jerky
In this photo provided by the Burke County Rescue Squad, a member of the Burke County Rescue Squad rescues a dog trapped 30 feet (9 meters) down in a sinkhole, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at Pisgah National Forest in Morganton, N.C. The dog was not injured, but was starving and dehydrated, according to the rescuers. (Burke County Rescue Squad via AP)MORGANTON, N.C. – A group of mountain bikers on a North Carolina trail spotted a dog trapped 30 feet (9 meters) down in a sinkhole — and it took a salty snack and some straps to lift him to safety. The bikers called for help and led rescuers more than a mile to the stranded animal, where they rappelled into the sinkhole, enticed the starving dog with some beef jerky and raised him to safety using a harness, the rescue squad said. The dog was not injured, but was starving and dehydrated, according to the rescuers.
Watch Tex learn new tricks with Stephanie Bennett from Believe In Dog Training
Since Tex is one of the smartest dogs we know, we wanted to test his knowledge by trying to teach him two new tricks. Stephanie Bennett, owner of Believe in Dog Training, (and Texs favorite person btw!) Another suggestion: break down trick training exercises into small steps. Dogs learn more quickly and with less confusion when exercises are broken down into small steps. Always end the training session with success and while your dog still wants more, and practice, repetition, and patience are key.
How to prepare your dog for when you return to work
HOUSTON – With more business opening across Texas, a major concern for dog parents is heading back to work and leaving their pups home alone again. “It’s really important to start leaving for small increments of time, even if it’s just for 15 minutes. “Don’t let your dog be velcro dog, meaning following you every single place that you go, whether it means, I’m going to go check the mail. But you do need to seek help from professionals to help you and to help your dog. If your looking for help to train your dog, Believe in Dog Training has a canine training and enrichment center in the Heights.
Man stabbed dog during burglary attempt in Fort Bend County, authorities say
HOUSTON – A man stabbed a homeowner’s dog during an attempted burglary in Fort Bend County, authorities say. The incident happened on June 23 at 9:43 a.m. in the 500 block of San Carlos in the Rosenberg area. Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputies say when they arrived at the scene, they’d found that Julian Olvera, 21, had stabbed the dog. Olvera, of Rosenberg, was booked into the Fort Bend County Jail. He is charged with burglary of habitation, a first-degree felony with a $20,000 bond.
23-month-old child killed when attacked by dog in Texas
QUINLAN, Texas – Authorities say a toddler was killed when attacked by a dog in North Texas. The 23-month-old child left an enclosed yard on Monday unnoticed by family members and walked a short distance along a gravel road before being attacked by the dog, or a pit bull or pit bull mix, said Hunt County Sheriff’s Sgt. The child died at a hospital after being found in the road by deputies responding to reports of a dog attack near Quinlan, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of Dallas, Haines said. The dog is being held at an animal control shelter. No arrests have been made or charges filed pending completion of an investigation.
Easy, delicious treats you can make for your dog at home
There's no better feeling than when our four-legged friends do something good and we can reward them with a treat for that nice behavior -- but sometimes, those pre-packaged treats can be flavorless, stale, and who knows what's actually inside of them?
Dog freezes to death at rescue office door
DETROIT – Security cameras showed the moment a man dropped a dog off outside Detroit Dog Rescue's office before it was discovered frozen to death Tuesday morning. The man was seen walking across the street and dropping off the Pomeranian mix in a cage. The dog's toenails were overgrown and the animal had fleas that were frozen to its body. "Every part of this dog was frozen. We are just sending a reminder warning that it's too cold to leave your dog outside for any length of time," DDR Executive Director Kristina Rinaldi said.