Rawhide is a dangerous treat, given unknowingly by pet parents to their dogs. It is not, as many folks believe, the by-product of the beef industry nor is it made of dehydrated meat. It is actually the by-product of the leather industry. Producing rawhide begins with the splitting of an animal hide, usually from cattle. The top grain… Continue reading Treat Me Right.
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.
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.
We have been creating The New Barker dog magazine for 10 years. It’s been an amazing journey.
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).
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.
For the picky eater, dogs now have their own grocery store in Miami.