• Heeling House Dogs Provide Unconditional Love and Life Lessons for Loudoun Youths

    Heeling House Dogs Provide Unconditional Love and Life Lessons for Loudoun Youths0

      Canines play a variety of engaging and compelling roles at the Heeling House in Sterling, Va., a nonprofit organization that provides animal-assisted therapy for special-needs children 18 and under. In some roles, the therapy dogs act as role models, teaching children about patience, kindness and the importance of listening. In other roles, the dogs

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  • Local Effort for National Disaster Victims

    Local Effort for National Disaster Victims0

    Hurricane Katrina caught the country by surprise in 2005 displacing hundreds of thousands of people and their pets.  Assessing the aftermath a profound finding came of one poll – 44% of people who chose not to evacuate during Katrina did so because they did not want to abandon their pets. While an estimated 15,000 pets were

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  • Loudoun Pet Photographer Ellen Zangla: International Bronze Medalist

    Loudoun Pet Photographer Ellen Zangla: International Bronze Medalist0

    Anyone reading the Tribune will notice each issue has a section dedicated to Pets. One of the attractions is being able to use cute or adorable pet pictures.  Professional Loudoun-based pet photographer, Ellen Zangla, takes pet photography to the next level. Pursuing her website’s photo gallery of dogs, cats, pets and their people, puppies and kittens,

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  • Pets/People Event to Fight Cancers Shared by Kids and Dogs

    Pets/People Event to Fight Cancers Shared by Kids and Dogs0

    Two and four-legged athletes are running and walking to help crush cancer in the inaugural Two By Four Race Against Childhood & Canine Cancer. The Canines-N-Kids Foundation and Smashing Walnuts Foundation are partnering to host this timed 5k race and un-timed 1 mile Dog Jog/Fun Run. All net proceeds will support these nonprofits’ work to raise

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  • What Has 5,002 Feet And 8 Paws?

    What Has 5,002 Feet And 8 Paws?0

    What has 5,002 feet and 8 paws? A single-engine airplane (at 5,000 ft), a pilot and 2 puppies that were just rescued as part of the PilotsNPaws (PNP) program. PNP is a volunteer program that teams animals in jeopardy with pilots and rescuers through the internet. Moving animals to rescue centers with greater resources (people,

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  • Do Dogs Dream?

    Do Dogs Dream?0

    • Pets
    • September 22, 2017

    By Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM, DACVIM Whether or not dogs dream isn’t known with scientific certainty, but it sure is difficult to imagine that they don’t. We’ve all watched our dogs demonstrate behaviors in their sleep that resemble what they do in a fully awake state. Paddling legs, whining, growling, wagging tails, chewing jowls, and twitching noses inspire us

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