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Keep Your Pets Safe on Valentine’s Day

Keep Your Pets Safe on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is about showing your appreciation to those that you love… So be sure to keep your pets safe during this time as well! Here are a few things to avoid leaving around your pets to keep your furry family members safe: Xylitol – this is a sugarless sweetener that is in many candies and gums. It is TOXIC to pets. Decorations – discarded ribbons and wrapping paper can be trouble for curious pets. Candles – a romantic dinner can become a fire hazard when pets and candles mix. Flowers – while bouquets are lovely, certain flowers are deadly...

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Cutest Critter Photo Contest WINNERS!

Thank you to everyone who joined our first ever pet photo contest! We had a total of 22 entries and raised $894 dollars with your support!   The top dog winner was Rudy. The prettiest bird was Luna. The pet with the most votes in a week was Kody. The top entrant with multiple dogs went to Ruby, Lily, and Pippa.

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Nick & Emily: Expert Puppy Raisers

Nick & Emily: Expert Puppy Raisers

We call Nick and Emily our “super” puppy raisers. They’ve been raising puppies for Deafinitely Dogs! for more than four years. Emily first learned about Deafinitely Dogs! while at work. We were invited to speak at her office and mentioned we’re looking for people to help raise puppies into service dogs. Emily, who had no experience with dog training at the time, submitted her application that day and she and Nick have never looked back. They are currently training their third service dog for Deafinitely Dogs!. Preparing service puppies Nick and Emily train puppies from about eight weeks old to...

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Animal Healing for the Lincoln Family

Animal Healing for the Lincoln Family

Axel is a husband, father of two children, and a veteran who served three tours of active duty in Afghanistan and Haiti. He also suffers from PTSD. He was partnered with Tucker, a Brittany, to help with his symptoms. Axel is grateful for the flexibility and accommodation that he experienced as he worked together with Deafinitely Dogs! Before meeting Tucker, Axel and his wife, Ashlyn, had been talking with Deafinitely Dogs! about eventually getting a service dog for their young son who was born with a visual impairment. During those conversations, it became apparent that Axel would also benefit from...

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