• Canines-N-Kids’ BARKE SALE: Crush Cancer at Both Ends of the Leash

    Canines-N-Kids’ BARKE SALE: Crush Cancer at Both Ends of the Leash0

    The Canines-N-Kids Foundation, a nonprofit working to put an end to the cancers kids and man’s best friend both develop, is launching its new signature initiative–the BARKE SALE.  Using the traditional bake sale model, the Foundation’s new initiative enables anyone, anywhere to raise funds for cancer research that can speed up the development of better medicines and a

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  • Postal Service Praises Loudoun Residents For Low Dog-Bite Incidents

    Postal Service Praises Loudoun Residents For Low Dog-Bite Incidents0

    According to statistics compiled by the United States Postal Service, Loudoun County ranks high in yet another category – preventing dog bites against postal carriers. Warmer weather means more dogs outside, so the United States Postal Service has designated this week, April 8-14, as National Dog Bite Prevention Week. The USPS reports that 6,244 of

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  • Simple Ways To Save On Your Pet’s Medical Costs

    Simple Ways To Save On Your Pet’s Medical Costs0

    Pet parents know that there’s nothing like the love of furry family members. Keeping your pets healthy is a priority because you want them to live as long as possible. However, health care costs for pets are expensive, and if you are dealing with additional expenses such as prescriptions for chronic conditions, it can become

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  • Loudoun Schools Ban Therapy Dogs for Special Ed, LCPS Called a Disgrace

    Loudoun Schools Ban Therapy Dogs for Special Ed, LCPS Called a Disgrace0

    In the past three years, Heeling House has provided “therapy dogs” to special education classes at 16 Loudoun County Public Schools. Teachers have lauded the interaction between students and canines, crediting the latter with helping to make kids more responsive and even, in one case, getting a child to walk when other therapeutic techniques had

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  • 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 play

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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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