Dog Health Center

We’d love to keep Rayna around forever and have high hopes that the Dog Aging Project will help extend all dogs’ lives. We’re glad to be Citizen Scientists and support this amazing project. Lucy is kind, a poet, a pup who is thoughtful and senses one one feels in her travels. Since she was young, her owners have a goal of her as therapy dog.


Please be aware that dogs imported for commercial purposes have additional requirements from USDAexternal icon. If you wish to import a dog from a high-risk country, you must apply for a CDC Dog Import Permit at least 30 business days before you intend to enter the United States. Chief the dog racked up over 4 million views online after the groomers had to make special adjustments for his nail clipping.

But, did you know that 8 out of 10 dogs suffer from separation anxiety when left alone? If not, you’re not alone as it’s estimated that half of owners don’t realise. Your dog’s sense of smell is 10,000 times better than yours. Dogs can track people and other animals across many miles, detect dangerous substances and have even been known to sniff out signs of cancer. Workers and volunteers from the HSUS, along with shelter and rescue partners, assisted in relocating rescued puppy mill dogs in Person County, NC, in 2019. After all, the yipping and tail-wagging your dog performs when you grab a bag of treats are carry-overs from when its ancestors needed to communicate with other members of its social group.


Originally, as her owners were traveling to Hawaii, her name was to be an island oriented one, but evolved into our Lucy. First, Rascal started going through a secondary fear imprint stage where he was suddenly skittish and afraid of things he’d previously been fine with – wheelchairs, the clatter of a pair of falling crutches, etc. Borzoi is a notoriously skittish breed and young Rascal had suddenly come into his own, Borzoi-wise. After consulting with a local behaviorist we decided to take a break from therapy-dog work and training and to focus on the basics for a while. Basically to continue obedience training to wait out this perfectly normal -albeit frustrating- developmental stage. One day we introduced some liverwurst into his diet and worked on his sit.


To get the latest on pet adoption and pet care, sign up to hear from us. Vikki Fenton, The use of dogs in search, rescue and recovery, Journal of Wilderness Medicine Vol. Dogs were depicted to symbolize guidance, protection, loyalty, fidelity, faithfulness, alertness, and love. In the Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian periods, dogs were used as emblems of magical protection.

According to statistics published by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association in the National Pet Owner Survey in 2009–2010, an estimated 77.5 million people in the United States have pet dogs. The same source shows that nearly 40% of American households own at least one dog, of which 67% own just one dog, 25% two dogs and nearly 9% more than two dogs. There does not seem to be any gender preference among dogs as pets, as the statistical data reveal an equal number of male and female pet dogs. Although several programs promote pet adoption, less than one-fifth of the owned dogs come from shelters.