Posts Tagged ‘dogs’

Dogs learn more than just tricks at Canine Circus School

A bygone world of whimsy and magic lies beyond the gate to Oakland’s Canine Circus School for dogs. The Metcalfs, masterminds behind the school, have curated their backyard with unusual trinkets, archeological artifacts and colorful collectibles, turning the space into part sculpture garden, part creative playground for man’s best friend.

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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Arlo


Arlo is an exceptionally handsome 1-year-old white Labrador Retriever
mix who will bring energy, enthusiasm and love to his
new family. This medium-size four-legged citizen of Oakland arrived
at the shelter in late September, and now Arlo really could use a
good home.

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A K-9 emergency medical course teaches police officers how to care for their canine partners

An accident that injured his police dog a few years ago convinced Officer Mike Chicas of the importance of learning emergency care skills. “As much as we get first aid and CPR training on humans, this is the first time in my 8 years as a handler that I’ve gotten it for my K-9 partner,” he said. “Why wouldn’t I want to know how to patch him up in an emergency?”

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