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How Do Deaf Dogs Learn Sign Language?

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How Do Deaf Dogs Learn Sign Language?

About 5-10% of dogs are born deaf in America every year. Many dogs can also become deaf later on in life from old age and other diseases. When dogs are born deaf, they never actually know that they're deaf! Yet these dogs have proven to be so intelligent and have an urge to learn. Deaf dogs are often taught hand signals, like sign language, in order to do things like sit, down, stay, come and much more! But HOW exactly do they learn this? Well, it's much like how hearing dogs are taught to respond to voice commands.  Photo Credit:...

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How Can You Help Homeless Animals?

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How Can You Help Homeless Animals?

With International Homeless Animals Day on August 17th, it's the pawfect time to reflect on why you should help homeless animals and what you can do to help them.   Photo Credit: iStock The first Homeless Animals’ Day and Candlelight Vigils were a beginning. ISAR is solemnly dedicated to keeping the issue of dog and cat overpopulation before the public until victory is achieved and humane societies can return to their purpose of preventing suffering instead of being exhausted by ceaseless killing.~ Helen Jones, ISAR Founder, 8/15/92   With about 1 in every 10 dogs being born into homelessness, the...

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Welcoming Your Newly Adopted Dog Into Your Home

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Welcoming Your Newly Adopted Dog Into Your Home

Did you know that May 20 is National Rescue Dog Day?! If you recently adopted a rescue dog or plan on it then we give you high paws! We also want to highlight how to welcome your newly adopted dog into your home!

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Tips For Adopting A Pet During Quarantine

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Tips For Adopting A Pet During Quarantine

Animal adoptions are up nationwide as those stuck at home are looking for companions to keep them company for now and for the future. 43.5% of shelters said that they are experiencing a demand for adoptions during quarantine in a recent survey and some shelters are even running out of animals! Are you thinking about bringing in a new furry friend during quarantine?    Photo Credit: Metro Paws®   First, think to yourself, is this really the BEST time? You may have time now but will you continue to have time for a pet once the world opens back up...

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