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Thu, Dec 13 | By Amy Lieberman | 2

Non-profit seeks to introduce animals in 100,000 classrooms. When Ashley Aucar, a special education teacher at a public elementary school in the Bronx, was in the fifth grade, her teacher had pet snakes in the classroom. As a child, Auca… more ›

Pet Care Trust Brings Four-Legged Friends Into Schools
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Thu, Aug 2 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 1

Global initiative promotes service canines. For dog owners, every four-legged friend provides limitless help in the form of comfort, companionship, and fun. But certain canines go above and beyond this bond to provide assistance to their… more ›

Celebrate International Assistance Dog Week
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Wed, Jun 20 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 2

Celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day! This week, offices and businesses from coast to coast are going to the dogs. On Friday, June 22, Pet Sitters International is celebrating Take Your Dog to Work Day. Founded in 1999, Take Your Dog to Wo… more ›

Commute With Your Canine!
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Wed, Jun 13 | By Amy Lieberman | 2

Essential information for potential pet parents. Thousands of racing greyhounds are bred annually to compete in the nearly 30 dog racetracks across the United States, in an effort to produce "winning dogs," according to the Humane Society of th… more ›

Adopting a Former Racing Greyhound
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Sun, May 27 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 1

Zootoo honors four-legged heroes for Memorial Day. Since World War I, military working dogs have played a crucial role in protecting our nation’s armed forces. Today, these four-legged heroes continue to perform vital duties, from exp… more ›

Military Working Dogs: A Salute to Canine Heroes
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Sun, Mar 25 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 1

ASPCA accepting nominations for annual Humane Awards. As pet owners, we tend to believe that our four-legged family members are extraordinary. But some furry friends go above and beyond the bonds of companionship. To recognize these animal hero… more ›

Is Your Pet the Dog or Cat of the Year?
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Wed, Mar 21 | By Amy Lieberman | 1

Charitable initiative promotes early intervention for working animals. Service dogs serve crucial, specialized roles that help their human companions perform the daily tasks they might otherwise have a much harder time completing. So it'… more ›

Service Animals to Receive Free Eye Exams
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Thu, Feb 23 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 4

Four-legged film stars honored at annual ceremonies. While their human costars gear up for the red carpet at this weekend’s Academy Award ceremonies, many animal celebrities have already walked — and galloped and swam — away with a… more ›

Canine Celebrity "Uggie" Sweeps Pawscars and Golden Collar Awards
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Tue, Feb 21 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 2

Zootoo salutes some of our favorite working animals. Pets and animals provide humans with so many gifts — fun, companionship, and love. But some extraordinary animals go above and beyond the bond between humans and pets. In honor of these fou… more ›

Pets on the Job!
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Tue, Jan 24 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 5

Near miss of Oscar nomination for “Uggie” puts acting pets in the spotlight. The recent announcement of the nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards left some animal lovers outraged at a glaring omission — the performance of … more ›

Could Your Pet Be a Movie Star?
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Mon, Jan 2 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 3

Nominations are open for nationwide canine contest. To pet parents, every dog is heroic — providing love and affection for their humans each day. But certain canines go above and beyond the human-animal bond to protect and serve their … more ›

Do You Know a 'Hero Dog'?
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Sun, Sep 25 | By Margo Ann Sullivan | 1

An increasing number of four-legged workers enjoy fun, non-traditional roles. When dozens of strays seeking forever homes turned up on the doorstep at the Springfield, Mass. Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, none other than Chip Billingswort… more ›

Hot Jobs for Cool Pets
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Mon, Sep 5 | By Margo Ann Sullivan | 1

Initiative trains rescued dogs for service work with disabled veterans. NEWPORT, R.I. -- He came within a whisker of being put down, but a dog named Charlie Zino has a new lease on life and a new mission. The 4 ½-year old German Shepherd… more ›

'Battle Buddies' Organization Matches Service Pets and Vets
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Tue, Aug 23 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 1

Friday, August 26 marks the 8th annual celebration. Pet parents may spoil their canine companions every day, but in 2004, pet lifestyle expert and author Colleen Paige decided to create one special day dedicated to honoring the role that dogs p… more ›

Hooray -- It's National Dog Day!
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Thu, Aug 11 | By Margo Ann Sullivan | 1

Hardworking Yorkie puts her celebrity to use for good causes. NEWPORT, R.I. ─ She's been cuddled by Barbara Walters, hugged by Betty White, photographed with Oprah and interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres. Katie Couric wrote her… more ›

Schmitty the Weather Dog Combines Work and Charity

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