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A Christmas Miracle.

The holidays may be over, but the spirit of the season of giving and hope lives on in this dog story. Miami-Dade Animal Services (MDAS) is a loud place, often crowded with more dogs than space. Macho was one of the lucky ones. On December 12, volunteers from a West Palm Beach rescue group, Feeling… Continue reading A Christmas Miracle.

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Animal Welfare Goes Beyond Florida Borders.

by Beth Reese Cravey, The Florida Times-Union. Four years ago First Coast No More Homeless Pets invited Northeast Florida animal shelters and rescue groups to fill a huge Jacksonville Fairgrounds exhibit hall with adoptable dogs and cats for three days.¬†About 900 animals found new homes at that first Mega Adoption Event. Since then, 13,249 animals… Continue reading Animal Welfare Goes Beyond Florida Borders.

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We’re In Love With A Jersey Girl (In Florida).

The AKC National Championship competition is in Orlando this weekend. The New Barker has a couple of our lucky dog rover reporters covering Conformation, Agility, Obedience, Meet the Breeds and Dock Diving. A family from New Jersey is in town competing in the dock-diving trials and it appears the trip will have been well worth… Continue reading We’re In Love With A Jersey Girl (In Florida).

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Florida Dog Changes A Life In Alaska.

After serving two lengthy deployments in the Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Erik Babb medically retired in 2010. He lost a lot of friends during the war, and now struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury. ¬†When he began working at the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Babb… Continue reading Florida Dog Changes A Life In Alaska.