If you were to follow your dog around for a day, what do you think you’d catch him doing? Would he be marking his territory outside, vigorously tearing apart the chew toy you recently bought him, or enjoying a series of relaxing naps from the comfort of his warm bed?
According to this video, you’d probably find that one of his favorite daily activities is actually sniffing the backside of all of the other dogs in the neighborhood! From Gus to little Daisy down the street, your dog makes it a mission to take in the scent of all his fellow canines.
For pet owners, it’s best to accept these habits as facts of life. To learn more about how you can honor your dog after his happy life, call Paws, Whiskers & Wags in Atlanta at (404) 370-6000.
Dogs, cats, and other pets can make great at-home companions. Learn about the experiences of some pet owners by browsing through these resources. If your heroic pet has recently passed away or you are looking for an experienced veterinarian to euthanize your pet in the comfort of your Atlanta home, Paws, Whiskers & Wags can help. To learn more about our cremation and veterinary services, call (404) 370-6000.
Visit MLive.com to read more about Bear, the black Labrador that saved a 14-month-old from drowning in Michigan this past summer.
For a comprehensive directory of dog parks in Atlanta, visit DogGoes.com.
Dogster.com is a great source of information about breeds of dog that generally make great apartment dwellers.
This Huffington Post article highlights the many merits of Bear, the Shiloh German Shepherd who was named National Hero Dog earlier this year.
Read about dozens of dogs who have saved their owners’ lives at DogGuide.net.
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The age-old adage that dog is man’s best friend is more than just a nice idea. In fact, there are countless examples and stories that serve as a testimony to the loyalty that canines exhibit toward their owners and strangers alike. Some of the most heroic pets of our time include:
Debbie Zeisler, a Texas resident, adopted Bear from an animal shelter in 2008. In May 2011, Mrs. Zeisler lost consciousness after suffering a seizure and hitting her head. While scratching at doors in their Millsap neighborhood, Bear caught the attention of an animal control officer. By leading the officer to Debbie, Bear may have saved her life. In recognition of his heroic efforts, Bear was honored with the 2012 National Hero Dog Award in Los Angeles, California.
True to his name, this four-year-old Golden Retriever pulled his paralyzed owner’s wheelchair out of a muddy field after he got stuck. By pulling his owner to safety, Hero may have saved his owners life.
Sharing a name with the storm that nearly claimed the life of her owner, a black Labrador named Katrina saved a drowning man in New Orleans in 2005. This is just one of the many examples of water rescues by dogs throughout history.
Weighing all of five pounds, Zoey the Chihuahua impressed Colorado residents when she got between a rattlesnake and a one-year-old boy. The dog suffered a bite wound above her eye, but she eventually recovered and the baby was unharmed.
A dog does not have to save a life to be considered a hero. The simple provision of joy and comfort that many dogs are known for giving their owners is enough to make them a hero in some eyes. If your dog or other pet has passed away and you would like to give him a hero’s memorial, Paws, Whiskers & Wags can help. To learn about our pet crematory services in Atlanta, call (404) 370-6000.
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