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SUMMER 2017 FEATURES

5 SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR FIDO:  Sports to Help Keep Your Dog in Shape

It’s summertime, and the outdoors beckons for man and beast alike. What better time to engage your pet in a new sport? Not only is it a fun and healthy way to enhance the loving relationship you share, it's also a great means of enhancing mental stimulation and communication. Here are five cool activities to consider this season...

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LEINE'S JOURNEY Saying that Leine had a rough start in life would be a gross understatement. Despite his deplorable past, his story is one of love, patience and healing, beyond anything his rescuers would have ever imagined. Leine, a male Miniature Pinscher, spent his first two years in an Amish puppy mill in northern Wisconsin. Scarred over one-fourth of his body, a terrified Leine found himself at an auction where his life would make a drastic change for the better...

LEINE'S JOURNEY

Saying that Leine had a rough start in life would be a gross understatement. Despite his deplorable past, his story is one of love, patience and healing, beyond anything his rescuers would have ever imagined. Leine, a male Miniature Pinscher, spent his first two years in an Amish puppy mill in northern Wisconsin. Scarred over one-fourth of his body, a terrified Leine found himself at an auction where his life would make a drastic change for the better...

THE MAGIC BETWEEN US Animals come to us for healing and teaching just as much as we come to them, however it’s on a much deeper scale than we know or can imagine. These animals are able to reach us at a depth that most humans are unable to access. Why? Because we feel safe with animals—safe to love them and safe to be loved back. This is an unconditional love that is very challenging to find and keep between human beings. That’s why when we lose our animal friends it is such a devastating loss and can be even more painful than losing a human family member...   ...

THE MAGIC BETWEEN US

Animals come to us for healing and teaching just as much as we come to them, however it’s on a much deeper scale than we know or can imagine. These animals are able to reach us at a depth that most humans are unable to access. Why? Because we feel safe with animals—safe to love them and safe to be loved back. This is an unconditional love that is very challenging to find and keep between human beings. That’s why when we lose our animal friends it is such a devastating loss and can be even more painful than losing a human family member...

 

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SUMMER FESTIVAL GUIDE: Our Great City of Festivals

Milwaukee is a “City of Festivals.” From summer to winter, ethnic and cultural events act as portals into the world, inviting Wisconsinites to entertain their inner wanderlust as they enjoy the entertainment, art, culture and cuisine of foreign lands. Moreover, the Great Place on a Great Lake reminds us that we’re all connected by a single thread—a leash! Milwaukee and its surrounding cities are dog-friendly. Proof? We’ve rounded up eight canine-approved festivals that’ll allow your whole family (two-legged and four-legged!) to have a tail-waggin’ good time from now until the New Year...


A Ray of Sunshine: Golden Retrievers

"Happy go lucky" is how Lisa Peterson, owner of Hounds Around Town in Whitefish Bay describes her Golden Retriever Lars.

“A Golden is just a really nice dog,” she adds.

I looked down at Lars and smiled (an inevitable reaction to seeing a Golden Retriever). Sound asleep, he was taking a little break from being the store greeter and mascot...