Therapy dogs help veterans

The nonprofit Paws and Stripes (Rio Rancho), founded by veteran Jim Stanek and his wife.

Paws and Stripes provides service dogs for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.​​

​They help veterans so they can live the full and rich lives they deserve. 061814dogsofwar332MATT

Paws and Stipes partnered up with Animal Humane of New Mexico to help train service animals for vets suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.

“We definitely want to be a positive stamp here in the community and to be able to be highlighted on a national program. It’s going to be great for our staff, volunteers and just the community alike to be able to witness this,” said Director of Adoptions Sam Blankenship.

The Staneks hope more people will adopt so they can bring in more dogs in need.

Halloween is almost here! Vote for PetAngel!


Just wanted to let you know, that my dogs Fru-Fru and Tosha are on the Halloween Pet Contest on TV channel 4 under #56. Please, take a minute to review and vote for my photograph. Let’s help my dogs win and became a TV celebrities.

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Time to think about getting 2015 Calendar

pitbull pin up photography

Pinups for Pitbulls (PFPB), a nonprofit founded in 2005, works tirelessly to end the unnecessary killing of Pit Bull-type dogs and to educate people about Pit Bulls and the flaws of breed-specific legislation. Every year, PFPB also releases a stunning calendar that pairs women with darling Pit Bulls, a feel-good purchase that harks back to the first half of the 20th century, when these dogs were viewed as war heroes, and pin-ups were all the rage. In October 2014, PFPB will publish its first book, Little Darling’s Pinups for Pitbulls, followed by the nonprofit’s 10th anniversary calendar in 2015.

Deirdre “Little Darling” Franklin is PFPB’s founder, but she’s more than just a dog lover: she’s an educator, hero and a determined voice for Pit Bulls everywhere. Bark had the pleasure of interviewing Deirdre to discuss PFPB’s work, the upcoming book and misconceptions regarding Pit Bull-type dogs.

World Rabies Day – September 28 th, 2014

On Sunday, September 28th, the world will raise awareness and help prevent the spread of rabies through various events being held worldwide by different organizations. Some will be educational lectures and presentations while others will be fundraisers and low cost or free rabies vaccines clinics set up in cities around the globe. The annual event is in celebrating its 5th year and led by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control. The aim is to prevent human rabies-related deaths and to educate and alleviate the spread of it from animal to animal.

Rabies accounts for about 55,000 deaths a year in humans and is one of the most deadly but yet most preventable disease in the world. Most human rabies death occur in Africa and Asia and about 30 to 50% of these deaths occur in children under 15 who were bitten by an infected animal. All of these deaths could be prevented with proper medical care and proper control and administration of the vaccine to the dog population.

What is rabies?


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