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White House to be home to two dogs

Of the more than 500 million Americans who’ve ever lived, fewer than four dozen have ascended to the presidency.

It’s hard to relate to a group that exclusive. But pets that dig up the Rose Garden, chew tassled loafers in the West Wing, and have accidents under the Resolute Desk are the great equalizer: There are more Americans who live with animal friends — around 66 percent, studies show — than those who don’t.

“Pets humanize presidential figures who seem remote,” said Andrew Hager, historian-in-residence at the Presidential Pet Museum, formerly in Williamsburg, Va., now awaiting a new home. “Seeing

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Home for the holidays: How you can foster a pet for Thanksgiving | Pets & Animals

TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – A Tempe-based animal rescue organization hopes you can give some of their dogs and cats a break from shelter life over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Lost Our Home Pet Rescue in Tempe is launching short-term foster care for its animals starting next week. Right now, the rescue has about 100 dogs and cats available to foster.

“Getting these pets out is really twofold,” said Josie Gaieck of Lost Our Home Pet Rescue explained. “One. Yes, it’s great for the pets to get out, have that break, have that little loving environment, but also with COVID-19, it’s

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Almost Home Animal Rescue gives back to struggling lower-income families who can’t afford to provide for their pets

PATCHOGUE, New York — Almost Home Animal Rescue not only saves animals but also provides a helping hand for lower-income families and their pets. Their training wheels program wanted to bring the efforts of the shelter into the community.

Members help families keep their pets and not reach the point of surrendering them to the already overcrowded municipal shelters. The program is designed to build a more humane community, one family, at a time.

“We all have difficult times,” said Rebecca Herlihy, Coordinator for Almost Home Training Wheels. “Reach out it’s the life of your animal you’re protecting and saving.

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How to keep animals safe and calm at home on Bonfire Night

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Although the restarting of an England-wide lockdown will mean many people have put their Bonfire Night plans on ice, there are likely to still be some fireworks set off during the course of the evening.

The 5 November is exciting for humans – but the celebrations that coincide with this time of year can be particularly stressful for pets.

In fact, the loud bangs and bright flashes that come with fireworks frighten an estimated 45 per cent of dogs in the UK, the RSPCA claims.

The reason that fireworks are particularly terrifying for dogs is because they can

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Finding a forever home: Tips regarding pet adoption

In honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, we encourage you and your family to consider looking at these pets in need when considering bringing a new companion into your family fold.

This content is sponsored by Rocky Gorge Animal Hospital.

According to the ASPCA there are approximately 3.3 million dogs that are brought in to shelters every year.  These pets find themselves without a home for a variety of reasons – everything from natural disasters to family financial issues. In honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, we encourage you and your family to consider looking at these pets

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