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PLANNING A PARTY?

You’re planning on having a big party; there will be lots of guests and lots of food! And of course, since Fido is a member of the family, you think it’s a good idea to include him on the fun. Well, I didn’t want to be the party crasher but it might not be the […]

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR ANIMAL EATS?

For over 20 years I have had the privilege to pursue my passion, which is to care for animals. I am a Biologist and Animal Health Technician, speaker and author of several books on animal care, my name is Chantale Robinson. Starting today, I will keep you in tune with the multiple aspects of animal […]

DO YOU PLAN ON MOVING SOON?

If you plan on moving, there are a few important steps you need to follow in order for you and your dog to get off to a good start in your new life. Moving is as tremendously stressful for you as it is for your doggie. Changing territories for a dog is quite difficult to […]

WHAT IS A PACK LEADER?

Some people believe that a leader is somebody who inspires fear, is violent and aggressive; others believe that possession of material goods or social backgrounds create leaders. Well, I would say that there are various ways of describing a leader. But a good leader is someone we want to follow; someone we want to work […]

PET SAFETY IN A CAR

Our pets are part of our family and they accompany us more and more to our friends’ home and they even travel on vacations with us. It is a good thing to include our family pets in our activities since it is somewhat entertaining for them instead of suffering alone at home from anxiety and […]

Fifty Shades of Grey-t Dane! (Part 2)

Yesterday, I asked you “What does your favourite pet (or the one you dream having) represents for you in your life!” and I don’t seem to have caught your attention! So as any other animal that does not judge humans, I am going at it again today, hoping to catch your attention  and get you […]

Animal Bereavement

Let me introduce myself, Brigitte Bérubé, I am therapist in relation Specialized assistance in bereavement and animal assisted therapy or pet therapy. Often people ask me why pet loss? This question simmered in my head for a long time before I found this answer. It was not I who chose it, it was mourning that […]

Launching Elephant Haven

The website and the Facebook page were set up just before we left to launch Elephant Haven at the PAWS elephant summit in March 2012 in Oakland Zoo. Together with Leonie and her husband Barry we started up Elephant Haven. Leonie was the director of “Wilde dieren de tent uit” and Barry IT specialist. Due […]

Happy birthday Helena Arroyo!

Today I celebrated my 38th birthday, and in the midst of receiving all the messages and greetings and replying to them as well. I found myself reflecting on my life: what I have accomplished in all these years, what I have done, did I achieve my childhood dreams… the answer is not simple. Indeed, it […]

Breeders & Shelters (2 of 2)

Breeders & Shelters continued from our article Unfortunately, a great number of these puppies end-up in shelters, when they are just not simply abandoned! It is more than ever the time to rethink some of our breeding practices and to structure the breeder’s community, because the community itself seems to have lost control of certain […]

Grant Status Member to Animals in different Forces

Grant status member in the armed forces, police forces and civil security Our military personnel (men and women)  often accept to serve their country in difficult circumstances so, what tis there to say about the animals serving with them, without us showing any mark of gratitude and compassion. Worse, when their mission is over we […]
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