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Readers share their dog stories of rescue, companionship, friendship and more. Please send us yours and we would may just feature your story as well.

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We gladly accept guest author contributions for our canine-centric website! Are you a dog enthusiast? As a fellow dog lover and thought leader, we are thrilled to roll out the red carpet and invite you to write original articles in your respective field to share your expertise, advice and insights with our active canine-crazy reader base…

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Parker Pup Barks Out Against Cancer

Park Pup with sign

Parker is not your every day 7 year old golden retriever. He’s a Pet Partners-registered therapy dog. He’s a spokesdog for cancer prevention. He’s an accomplished model. He’s a talented actor. And, in his free time, he even finds time to race around obstacles as an agility dog, surf and try to convince everyone he meets that they should throw a ball to play with him. Lucky for us, Parker was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to do an interview with Canine Journal so you guys could get to know him better…

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Dog Rescue Story: Gracie

Gracie

Although I have fostered scores of dogs, some as long as a year, Gracie was the first one I felt compelled to keep. My main breed is English Cocker spaniels, but I also had an interest in a mini Wirehaired Dachshund, so I volunteered to foster for DRNA (Dachshund Rescue of America). The fourth dog I was cared for was Gracie, a seven-year-old, smooth-standard dachshund…

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Meet Baxter of Blind Dog Cafe

Baxter the blind dog

Baxter the blind dog is the mascot of The Blind Dog Cafe in Washington DC. His owner, Jonas Singer has been featured in the news including The Washington Post and PBS. But we were curious to get to know the dog who inspired the cafe. When not running around the cafe, Baxter and Singer can be found running their other venture, Union Kitchen. We sat down with Baxter to get to know the real deal behind the name of the coffee shop…

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Share Your Dog Rescue Stories

Rescue Dog

Over at the Canine Journal HQ, we have rescue puppies on the brain. Partially because, well, we have rescue puppies on the brain (we’d adopt ’em all if we could!) but also because one of our very own just welcomed a new fashionable hound into her home…

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Interview with Ricochet The Surf Dog

Ricochet surfing

We recently had the opportunity to hang ten with one cool pup: Rocochet the Surf Dog! She’s had a lot to say during our interview but first let’s find out more about her. Yes, she is in fact a surfing dog and she has even won surfing contests but her real claim to fame is that she SURFS WITH PURPOSE. While Ricochet can surf alone, she finds the most happiness when surfing with kids who have special needs, adults with disabilities, veterans and wounded warriors…

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Interview with Burger from Young House Love

Burger

Who better to kick off May’s spotlight than Burger from the Young House Love blog (view their book on Amazon: Young House Love). Burger was kind enough to take precious time away from hiding under the covers and roaming around his parent’s Sherry and Jon’s home improvements to share some insight into what it’s like being a top dog in Richmond, Virginia. It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta be man’s (and woman’s) best friend…

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Interview with Chris P Bacon Pig on Wheels

Chris P Bacon under sofa

Yep, his name is Chris P. Bacon (pronounced Crispy Bacon!) and he’s a pig. So, why are we interviewing him here on Canine Journal you may be asking. Well, the answer is simple – pigs are animals too and they deserve some airtime for their awesomeness as well! Plus, he’s got an important message to share…

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Meet Frankie Wah the Twitter Sensation

Frankie Wah

Top Dog fans, you are in for a real treat this month, or should I say tweet! We interviewed the one, the only Frankie Wah of twitter fame and he had some interesting thoughts to share with you. @Frankie_Wah joined Twitter in June 2010 but the real-life Frankie is a big character in a little (chihuahua) body and pretty close to the jokes his (bad) behavior inspires. Find out why 96,000+ fans follow him and have added his dose of humor to their lives…

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Stopping Puppy Mills in California and How You Can Help

Sad Puppy

A puppy mill, also known as a puppy farm, is a large scale dog breeding facility. The treatment of animals at puppy mills is often called into question. Specifically, these commercial breeding farms are known for their lack of medical care, and providing a proper diet for their dogs. The pups often do not receive the exercise and socialization they require at such a young age. Unfortunately, these large-scale breeding facilities also exist for other animals. For example, for cats, a breeding farm is referred to as a kitty mill. Believe it or not, an estimated 4000 puppy mills exist across the United States, which breed over half a million puppies per year.

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