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Russ Boles

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WagBrag’s co-founder, Russ Boles, has a deep history in animal rescue and welfare. For the past 12 years, Russ has served in various roles with Atlanta-based animal advocacy organizations focused on rescue, training and education. In addition, Russ led a local rescue volunteer team into New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, assisting in efforts to rescue and care for stranded animals. This experience changed his life, and animal rescue and advocacy will always be a part of everything he does.
party for the paws

Party For The Paws Event – Fun Event Supporting Local Dog...

Party To Save Dog's Puppy Haven is very excited to announce their Second Annual Party for the Paws on May 6th from 11am-3pm at their store...

Luxury Dog Bed Giveaway! Petoji Dog Bed Limited Time Offer

Register to win a new Petoji dog bed and avoid the typical dog bed scenario. April 26, 2017: This post has been updated and the...
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LifeLine Animal Project to Provide Free Veterinary Services at Healthy Pets...

Rising Pet Care Costs With the cost of pet care rising, many Atlanta pet owners cannot afford basic veterinary services for their dogs or cats....
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Springtime Means Sky-Rocketing Level of Animal Intakes At County Shelters

“SPRING INTO ADOPTION” AT LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT ADOPT A PET FROM ANY OF LIFELINE’S SHELTERS FOR ONLY $40 Promotion applies to all dogs over 25 lbs....
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Homeless Man Dies With Dog Tied To Him – Dog...

Up To 350,000 Homeless People Estimated To Have Pets It's reported that there are about 3.5 million homeless people living in the U.S.  Pet's of...
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A Perfect Dog Treat For Training – Bonito Fish Flakes

  I received Bonito Fish Flakes & compensation from Chef Asako. However, the opinions and text are all mine. I only share information I feel is...
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Celebrity Alison Eastwood Launches FosterFurKids.com – A First Of A Kind...

Alison Eastwood - Determined To Save Homeless Pets Hollywood celebrity Alison Eastwood (yes - that's Clint Eastwood's daughter) has an idea on how to save more...

Atlantans Come Join The Kitten Bowl Party – Super Bowl Pet...

LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT CELEBRATES SUPER BOWL SUNDAY WITH FEE-WAIVED ADOPTIONS AND A KITTEN BOWL PARTY!   ATLANTA, GA -- (February 1, 2017)  Atlanta’s largest animal welfare group,...
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Eastwood Ranch Foundation Launches FosterFurKids.com to Help Rescues & Shelters

Eastwood Ranch Foundation Launches FostFurKids.com To Help Rescues and Shelters Connect With Pet Fosters and Transporters Eastwood Ranch Foundation, a non-profit animal rescue organization founded...

Stunning Photos Of Beautiful Shelter Dogs – Capturing The Spirit Of...

Take note - this is how you take great photos of animals in shelters! Theses photos, taken by WaltonPets.net, are stunning - they capture the spirit...
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How To Get Started In Dog Agility Training

One of the most rewarding things about being owned and loved by a canine companion is the ability to do some sort of exercise...
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Hiking With The Ruffwear Approach Pack – Dog Backpack Review

If you have read any of my recent posts about hiking, then you've seen photos of my Labrador Retriever, Rio, sporting a bright orange...

Live Longer – Adopt A Pet With LifeLine’s 2017 Pet Adoption...

LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE A HEALTHIER NEW YEAR BY ADOPTING A PET FOR ONLY $25 DURING JANUARY! "Adopting a pet is good...
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10 Dog Food Ingredients Your Dog Doesn’t Need

The AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) establishes the nutritional standards for dog foods. Although all of the ingredients are considered "feed grade",...

Chrome Extension Replaces Photos of Donald Trump with Photos of Kittens

Switch out the bad hair comb-over for a soft, furry, cute kitten. Photos of Trump are plastered across the internet. Visit CNN or Fox...
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Retractable Dog Leashes – Pros & Cons

Are Retractable Leashes Safe For Dogs? Although the retractable dog leash receives bad reviews by some, I believe it can be used effectively and safely...

Give Joy – Pet Adoption Promotion

RECORD SETTING 374 ADOPTIONS OVER BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY WEEKEND AT LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT’S SHELTERS $25 Adoptions throughout December on Dogs over 25 lbs. and Cats ATLANTA,...

Exploring And Hiking – How To Be #HealthierTogether With Your Dog

This post is sponsored by Nulo™ and the BlogPawsTM Pet Influencer NetworkTM. I am being compensated to help share information about Nulo, but we...
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Do Something Different This Thanksgiving

Black Friday Pet Adoption Special Instead of sitting in traffic, standing in long lines and increasing your credit card bills, LifeLine Animal Project is asking people...
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Thanksgiving Foods Pets Can Eat And Ones To Avoid

Thanksgiving is a time for sharing. If you’re anything like staffers here at WagBrag, you find it hard to resist those big, sad eyes...
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How To Be #healthiertogether With Your Dog

  This post is sponsored by Nulo™ and the BlogPawsTM Pet Influencer NetworkTM. I am being compensated to help share information about Nulo, but we...
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Watch Cute Kitten Play Ping Pong

Many think that ping pong / table tennis is the world's most popular racket sport. It's apparently popular with cats too - or at least for...

Teach Your Dog To Wear A Backpack With These 5 Easy...

  As I prepare for my upcoming camping trip in November, I look forward to trying out some new hiking gear for my dog. I'm especially...

Dalmatian Shares Her Bed With Foster Kittens

Cute Video of Kittens with Affectionate Dalmatian If anyone has ever asked the question, "can dogs and cats get along?". This kitten and dalmatian video...
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Stray Dog Surprised When Caught But Look What Happens…

Stray Dog Is Surprised When Caught But Look What Happens..... I've seen first hand how a scared and homeless animal can transform into a happy...
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Video: Bulldog vs Chihuahua Battle

Who Is Cuter - American Bulldog vs Chihuahua Let's be very clear - this is a battle of who is cuter. Some will side with...
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Smiles From These 15 Homeless Dogs Will Melt Your Heart

  By their smiles you would never guess that these dogs are sitting in a county shelter and needing a FURever home. Many animal shelters around...
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How To Create A Pet Friendly Office

We’ve gotten more and more attached to our pets over the last few decades. The nature of the workplace is changing as many companies...
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Dog Surfing Video: Watch Tenacious Corgi Surf Through Waves

Tenacious Little Corgi Surfs Through The Waves It's summertime and nothing beats hanging out at the beach with your friends, family....and watching a dog surfing....
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S.O.S. GA County Animal Shelter FULL!

Here is an email we just received from the Clayton County Animal Shelter located in GA. They sure could use some help from animal...
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11 Amazing Service Dog Facts

Service dogs are highly trained and do some incredible things. But many people are not aware of all of the things these dogs are capable...
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Bonded Senior Dogs At Risk Of Being Separated In County Animal...

These two senior dogs are hoping to be adopted together Armani and Sparky have been at the Fulton County Animal Shelter in Atlanta, GA since March....
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Two Stars are Born! County Shelter Dogs Featured in Play!

Two Dog Stars are Born! LifeLine's Fulton County Animal Services dogs, Hector and Autumn, are doing fantastic jobs in their acting debuts in Serenbe Playhouse...
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Video: Husky Blows Bubbles Under Water

Generally speaking, Huskies are born to run, not swim. They like water about as much as cats do.  But there is always the exception....

If Your Dog Loves Treats Then #NudgeThemBack

This post is sponsored by Nudges® Dog Treats and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help create awareness about Nudges...
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Dog Reunited With Owner After Two Years: Video

This story starts out with a very common theme that many animal rescuers have heard before. But this story has a small twist with...
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Coyote! How To Keep Your Pets Safe

Over the past few months, I’ve noticed an increased number of posts on our community forum about coyote sightings around our neighborhood in Smyrna,...
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Cat and Dog Adoptions Needed In GA

“PICK A MAY FLOWER” AT LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT ADOPT A PET FROM ANY OF LIFELINE’S SHELTERS FOR ONLY $20!   Cat and Dog Adoption Promotion applies to...
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Pet Parent Shaming – Know This Before You Shame

There Is No Perfect Parent Who saw the Today show on TV yesterday morning? Those who did, probably saw the segment about ‘Mom Shaming’. Chrissy...
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Sweet and Calm Dog Needs Home

Rescue Me Ga, a non-profit dog rescue organization in Georgia, has a super sweet rescue dog that is needing a home. One of their dedicated...
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Video: What Can Dogs Eat?

Table Scraps - Tips and Reminders When it comes to table scraps, there are some foods that are okay to give our dogs and other...
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Kittens Survive House Fire That Killed Six People

Kitten survives after running back into house fire that killed six. The kitten was found with his sibling on a burnt mattress. Good Samaritan and...
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Cat Food Review – Best & Worst Brands

As cat owners and lovers of our friendly and sassy felines, we want to be sure they’re getting the best care possible. Right down...
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Why You Won’t Find This Great Pet Food In Any Stores……

Pet Food Review and Special Offer A Unique Brand Not Found In Stores I'm the Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief of WagBrag and like many of you, I'm...
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12 Things You Need To Know About Dog Training With Positive...

Positive training is a method of training animals that does not use force, coercion, or other harsh methods.  The basis of positive reinforcement training is...
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Rescuer Thinks She Saved 1 Dog, Unknowingly Saves 6

 Dog Video: German Shepherd Rescue Story German Shepherd Owners Give Up Dog Gemma, a white German Shepherd, had a severe case of Demodectic Mange that covered...
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Can You Guess Which Dog is the Real Pit Bull?

BSL & Breeds That Look Like Pit Bulls BSL stands for Breed Specific Legislation and it's a law that bans (or restricts) owners from having...
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Looking For Love That Lasts?

Pets make people happier, and nobody needs to be alone when the perfect pet is waiting at our shelter ready to add some sunshine...
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Homeless Dog Video Encourages Pet Adoption

Homeless Dog Video Sheds Light On The Large Number of Animals In Need Of Adoption https://youtu.be/xPwG6Ib65HQ This video is about a dog named "Max" and it...
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Uplifting Video: Paralyzed Dog Tries Wheelchair For The First Time

VIDEO: A paralyzed dog gets new doggie wheelchair.   Bookie is one of those dogs you'll always remember. Not because of his disability but instead for...

Infograph – The Green Dog Owner

Infographic Courtesy Of Ultimate Home Life
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Dog Found Tied To Post – Looking For A Forever Home

Back in December, something caught Adam's eye when he was leaving a park in Atlanta, GA.  He saw something off in the distance. It...
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“Turkey Dogs” – Abandoned Dogs From Turkey Find Homes In the...

Golden Retrievers Abandoned on Streets of Turkey For several years, the Golden Retriever has been a popular breed in Istanbul. They are friendly, good with...
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Top 8 Manly and Famous Men Who Love Cats

Famous men who love cats! In our culture, there is a ridiculous assumption that cats are only for females.  While reading Dan Harris' New York Times...
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Heroic Labrador Retriever Rescues Two Dogs Trapped in Canoe

Heroic Labrador Retriever Jumps Into Action We have limited information and facts as to how this incident took place, but according to Rumble.com, a black...
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Top 10 Dog Breeds For Apartments

Best Dogs For Apartments There are many dog breeds that do well living in apartments or condominiums. Apartment or condo living requires a dog that...
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Video: Cute Kitten Playing With Dalmatian

A little known fact about kittens, is that all kittens are born with blue eyes.  This little kitten has (blue) eyes only for the...

The Basset Hound: Friendly and Fun-Loving

The Bassett Hound is one of America’s top five breeds and a frequent winner at dog shows nationwide. Standing just 14 inches tall and weighing...
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Burying a Pet? Here’s some “Green” Options

  When Burying A Pet Losing a pet is losing a family member.  Not only do you have to deal with being merciful and saying goodbye,...
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Black Friday Weekend Adoption Special

LifeLine Animal Project is happy to announce their Black Friday/Cyber Monday specials! Between Friday, November 27 and Monday, November 30, all pets at all of...
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How Two Rescue Dogs Became Australia’s Smartest Dogs

You know how smart dogs can be because you’ve no doubt seen demonstrations of their amazing abilities. Dogs have been trained to act on...
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November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month: Top 6 Reasons Why...

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month Older dogs make great pets.  Most people who want to adopt a dog look for a puppy or...
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Dog Caught In Fence – Hangs There For 2 Days

Animal In Distress The animal rescue staff from Lifeline Animal Project in Atlanta, GA received a call on Thursday about an animal in distress.  The...
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Video: Dog Playing Pool – Best In The World

Dog Playing Pool Video People have been amazed at this dog playing pool.  Videos of Halo, the pool playing dog, have been circulating since 2009. ...
barkworld

5 Great Things Happening In The Pet Industry

WagBrag attended our first BarkWorld Expo in Atlanta this past week. BarkWorld touts that it is the "only industry event that explores social media,...
pet adoptions

GIVE SHELTER PETS A REASON TO BE THANKFUL……

........AND LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT WILL TAKE HALF OFF THE ADOPTION FEE!     ATLANTA, GA -- (October 30, 2015)  LifeLine Animal Project wants to give shelter pets...
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Dez Bryant And His New Pet Monkey

No, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, Dez Bryant, did not consult with WagBrag before getting his new pet monkey.  If he had, we would have sent...
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Top 10 Affectionate Dog Breeds

There’s nothing quite like getting a love job from an affectionate dog. Sometimes that simple act of kindness … a nuzzle, a lick on...
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Domestic Abuse – How To Keep Your Pet Safe

When Domestic Abuse Happens During a domestic abuse situation, it’s important to remember not only those who seek shelter from an abuser but also the...

Two Dogs Survive 12 Months Together in County Animal Shelter

"When a miracle happens likes this, we just want to do backflips!", Marybeth Rathbun, the Co-Founder of Rescue Me GA, posted on Facebook. Rescue...
feral cat day

Cat Food Drive – In Honor of Feral Cat Day

LifeLine Animal Project is having a fundraiser and cat food drive for feral cats on October 11 - 17 in honor of National Feral...

Pet Food Industry and Slave Labor

The total U.S. pet industry expenditures for 2015 are estimated to be over $60 billion, according to the American Pet Products Association.  Pet food will...
Bluetick Coonhound

The Bluetick Coonhound – Easygoing and Devoted

BlueTick Coonhound Breed Info If you’re a hound freak and want a dog that’s flat out gorgeous, here’s some more info about the bluetick coonhound...
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Pet Custody Cases Up

It's a sad truth, but the reality is, 50% of marriages end in divorce. Along with divorce, comes the family members caught in the...
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Video: Cute Kitten Playing with iPad

We haven't tried this iPad app with our cats yet, but this kitten seems to give the app two paws up. More and more...
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Collars That Monitor Your Pet’s Health

Monitor your pet’s health with a collar? Yes, not one but two companies have now developed a collar that monitors vital signs in your...
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America’s Favorite Vet Contest Canceled Due To Cyber-Bulling

  American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) has, in the past, put on its “America’s Favorite Vet” contest and had folks vote online for their favorites....
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PawsLikeMe – A New Way To Find Your Perfect Canine Match

August 26th, is National Dog Day. The holiday is dedicated to celebrating dogs and the important role they play in our lives while also...

Little Girl Pets Fawn… But Should She?

Cute little kid interacting with a cute baby animal - that's the perfect recipe for a viral video.  The video below shows a beautiful...
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Saving Dogs’ Lives – WagBrag Partners With Rescue Me GA

Through the "Very Special Pets" (VSP) program, WagBrag partners with no-kill pet rescue organizations that have a reputation in their community for doing excellent...
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The Clumber Spaniel – Loyal, Steadfast and Affectionate

In the market for a gentle pup that also excels in field trials? Look no further than the Clumber spaniel. The clumber is a medium to...
dog rescue

Calling All Dog Rescuers……

Calling All Dog Rescuers...... The World Animal Awareness Society wants to film you and recommend you for donations from JezWater.com (soon to be Loyalty Water) The...
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Kids with Pets Have Higher Emotional Intelligence

Studies reveal that kids who have pet friends have a higher emotional intelligence (EQ).  As noted in the Washington Post, "More than intelligence, EQ...

Tennis Star Andy Murray and Sniffer Dogs

A Champion Among Champions Tennis star Andy Murray advanced to the quarter finals earlier this week at Wimbledon.  In 2013, he won the men's singles...
july 4th pet safety tips

5 Tips on How to Keep your Pet Safe on July...

The July 4th weekend is here, and for many folks that means lots of fun in the sun, backyard bar-b-ques and fireworks. For us...
animal shelters in ga

Two GA County Animal Shelters Pledge to go No-Kill

LifeLine Animal Project Unleashes Campaign to Achieve No-Kill Atlanta by End of 2016 ATLANTA (June 24, 2015) -- LifeLine Animal Project, the non-profit organization that...
pet adoption

Beat the Heat! June Pet Adoption Special in GA

BEAT THE HEAT AT DEKALB AND FULTON COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES WITH FREE ADOPTIONS! Twice as Many Animal Entering the Shelter, Prompt LifeLine Animal Project to...

The Schipperke – Bold and Clever

                                          If you’re looking for a little bundle of fun that’s only about a foot high, weighs in at between 10 and 16 pounds and...
dog flu

Doggone Flu: It Isn’t Limited to the Chicago Area

If you followed the canine news in the spring of 2015, you undoubtedly heard about a strain of flu going around kennels in Chicago...

A New Study: How Dogs Can Improve Your Immunity

There have been lots of studies in the past decade that have shown the tight connection between dog and human in terms of stress...

The Boston Terrier – A Compact Bundle Of Fun!

  This wonderful breed has been around more than 100 years and they are known to be gentle and affectionate companions. Their black and white...
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Labradoodle Creator Regrets His Actions

Are you a Labradoodle lover? Or maybe even an owner? This breed of designer dog has found lots of followers but also has taken...
Beyond the Fur

Beyond The Fur – Book Campaign

I think all animal lovers can attest that the human and animal bond can be special and unique.  So special that the bond can seem...

Why Greyhound Racing Needs to End

Greyhounds have been bred to run. It’s in their blood. But it doesn’t mean they should be racing around an oval and subjected to...

3 Great Apps That Help Shelter Pets Find New Homes

If you’re an iPhone user and looking for a great shelter pet to adopt, there are a couple of apps that are perfect for...
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Spring Time Gardening – Which Plants Can Poison Your Pets

We’ve all been praying for warmer weather and springtime. And, just like humans, your pets have been looking forward to warmer weather as well....

Top 10 Dog Breeds That Shed … A Lot!

  Yes, it’s a given. Dogs shed. Some dogs shed one layer of fur and others shed a more downey undercoat. Whichever kind of dog...

Catstacam: A New Instagram Device for Felines

This could very well be the height of cuteness for your cat. What is it? It’s a device that hangs around your cat’s neck...
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How Drones Help Find Stray Dogs on Operation Houston: Stray Dog...

If you’re a fan of Animal Planet, you’ve seen the kinds of rescue and rehabilitation programs they have to offer. From pit bulls and...

Tips on How to Find the Right Pet Sitter

  While many doggie daycare and boarding facilities have lot's of pampering perks, they may not be ideal for your pet. Maybe you’re out of...

Top Reasons Why You Should Adopt a Bunny

When it comes time to adopting a pet, a dog or cat is usually the first choice. Puppies and kittens are off the charts...
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March Madness for Dogs and Cats

Shelter Pet Challenge Is your NCAA basketball tournament bracket busted? In the spirit of March Madness, Petplan insurance has another tournamanet bracket that you might...
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Abused Pitbull Mix Finds Loving Home

Vera was a recent contestant of Petplans Tournament of Tails - a tournament styled after the NCAA basketball tournament but featuring shelter dogs and cats.  32...
japanese chin

The Japanese Chin Breed – A Quick Learner Who Loves Everyone

The Japanese Chin is a fluffy, small dog perfect for living in the city because their exercise needs are relatively low. They stand a diminutive...
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Top 5 Energetic Dog Breeds for Your Family

Active and Energetic Family Dogs Are you looking for a dog with tons of energy? That was the question we asked ourselves, too, so we...

Understanding Your Dog’s Nose

A dog’s nose is a wonder to behold. It sniffs out things like moles and voles that are buried underground as though they were...

Top Signs That Your Dog is Stressing Out

Stress is something we all feel whether human or canine. It’s a part of life for any being. We have all felt the fight...

Bernese Mountain Dog – Affectionate and Intelligent

  The Bernese Mountain Dog was bred to work the mountains and farmlands of Switzerland as well as herd cattle and being a great watchdog. There...

Famous Quotes About Dogs

At WagBrag, we love our dogs so much we decided to see how many quotes there were out there. We found a whole bunch...
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Dog Stabbed 20 Times…. and Survives

Article Updated on March 7th Dog Stabbed 20 Times Now Stable Roxy, a dog who was allegedly stabbed 20 times February 28, is in stable condition...
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Adopt A Lucky Charm

LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT OFFERS SPECIAL ADOPTION RATES DURING ‘ADOPT A LUCKY CHARM’ PROMOTION AT DEKALB AND FULTON COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES ATLANTA (March 3, 2015) --...

Sussex Spaniel Breed Info

Breed History The Sussex Spaniel originated in Sussex County in England.  Originally developed as field hunting dogs to accompany hunters on foot, this sturdy hunter...

Top 4 Birds to Adopt for Newbies

Birds come in as the 4th most popular pet behind fish, dogs and cats. They can make great companions but exotic birds are complex creatures. Unlike dogs...
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Tips for Finding a Lost Dog

You know the feeling you have when you call your dog’s name and she doesn’t come running to see you. Or maybe somebody accidentally...
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Breed Focus on the Rhodesian Ridgeback

  A proud member of the hound group, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is large and muscular but also known to be a great family protector. Breed History This...
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Meet Ricky – Blind Terrier mix needing a home

UPDATE:  Ricky has been adopted and has a new home! Blind Dog Found - Scared and Hiding Under a House In January, the Monroe County Animal Shelter in...
#fiftyshadesofspay

50 Shades of SPAY

How about this for a clever spay and neuter contest name? Found Animals, an nonprofit organization dedicated at tackling the pet over population problems, has...
Bernese Mountain Dog

5 Dog Breeds Built for Winter

10 Dog Breeds Who Love Snow Are you looking for a dog who just can’t get enough of winter?  Maybe you work in search and rescue...
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Top 7 Coffee Table Books About Dogs

If you’re as dog-centric as we are here at WagBrag, you love to peruse bookstores for the latest coffee table books on your favorite...

Rescued Shih Tzu Get’s Amazing Makeover

Amazing 'Before and After' Photos These amazing photos show the condition of how some dogs arrive when entering your local county animal rescue shelters. Moffat is a Shih...
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Bring Home a Furry Valentine

FIND TRUE LOVE AT DEKALB AND FULTON COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES  Bring Home a Furry Valentine for only $14 during February ATLANTA (February 2, 2015) -- There is...
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1 Photographer – 2 Great Dog Awareness Campaigns

Photographer Sophie Gamand has created two powerful dog campaigns through her photography. The purpose of these campaigns is to heighten awareness for issues that...

The Havanese Breed – Gentle & Affectionate

The Havanese is a silky little dog who gets his name from the town in which he was bred: Havana, Cuba. If you’re looking for...

Top 3 Pet Contests: Submit Your Furry Friend!

A picture really is worth 1000 words. And where better to show off your best pet friend then to enter them in a photo...

Abandoned On The Streets Of Los Angeles

Lulu’s Story Lulu was aimlessly wandering the streets of Los Angeles along with her son, Cash, when a kind stranger recognized her and led authorities...
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A Positive Thought About the GoDaddy Commerical

Lost Puppy Dog The GoDaddy commercial about a puppy "sold" over the internet has been canceled and will not air during Superbowl XLIX 2015.  GoDaddy...

Top 5 Ailments That Respond Well To Chiropractic Treatment

Dogs are our best friends and have been for thousands of years. We care for them and nurture them and they provide comfort and...

Animal Care Expo 2015

This year will mark the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  So it seems fitting that New Orleans will be hosting the 2015 Animal Care...

Guinea Pig Care 101

A guinea pig makes an excellent pet. They can be trained to do some tricks, are friendly, sociable, and like to be held. A Need to...

The Whippet – An Athletic Breed and Kind Companion

The Whippet may appear frail but look closer and you'll find that it's a supreme athlete.  The breed is known for being a great...
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Top 5 Books Any Cat Lover Will Want to Snuggle Up...

  Do you love cats? Do you love reading? If you answered yes to both of those questions, I bet you'd enjoy reading quality books...

Top 10 Best Dog Breeds for Kids

Has your child been begging for a dog?  Growing up with pets is a great experience and can create lasting memories as well as...

Video: 2 Cats Chatting It Up!

These cuddly kitties seem like such good pal's as they chat back and forth with each other.  But ironically, the person who uploaded this...

Top 3 Thing You Need To Know About Puppy Mills

The market for purebred and other types of dogs in America is huge and so is the financial reward for being able to meet...

Introduction to Caring for a Hamster

Caring for a hamster may sound like a much easier prospect than having a dog or a cat in the house, but there are...
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Pembroke Welsh Corgi Breed Info

This cute little dog, with his cartoonishly short legs is a bundle of energy and personality; is he the guy for you?  Read on...
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Top 6 Pet Food Ingredients You Need to Avoid

How many pet parents read pet food ingredients?  You may want to take a closer look at the pet food label next before you making...
Best Ball Boys Ever

Best Ball Boys Ever

Even if you don't play tennis, you've heard of Wimbledon and probably the U.S. Open but many of you have never heard of the Auckland...
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How To Meet A New Dog – 5 Tips for Parents...

Meeting a new dog can be a tricky experience for anyone but it is especially tricky for children. You have seen the delight your...
coconut oil for dogs

Top #5 Reasons Why Coconut Oil Is A Good Supplement For...

  Supplements can be confusing. You’ve heard from your doctor all about how you should be taking fish oil for your heart and brain, vitamin...

Curly Coated Retriever Breed Info

The Curly Coated Retriever is a great dog for families. Don’t let the curls fool you, this is a sturdy, powerful and courageous breed with...

New Years Resolutions Ideas For You and Your Pet

You have probably thought about your new years resolutions all year. I’m going to lose weight!...next year. I’m going to exercise more!...next year. I’m...
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Top 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Smoke Around Your Pets

So, have you ever wondered - is smoking around your pet dangerous? Before you assume that you’re the only one who suffers from your...

3 Celebrity Pet Charities That You May Not Have Heard About

Fortunately, there are celebrities in the mainstream media who want to make the world a happier place for pets. Read on to restore some...

AllPaws: A Cool New Adoption App For Your Phone

As the old mantra goes, "There's an app for that!" There are apps for finding restaurants, new music, and even potential romantic partners- and...

Pet Overpopulation Statics & Why you Should Spay and Neuter

Why Neuter/Spay Your Pets? Some of you might see neutering male pets and spaying female pets as forced sterilization. But the reality is much different...

Top 5 Reasons Why Olive Oil is a Good Supplement for...

Olive oil contains a wealth of health benefits that humans and pets can reap, share, and enjoy. Not only is it a highly nutritious...
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Dog Training Myths Explained

New science sheds light on effective dog training. Check out this video if you want to learn more about the top dog training myths. http://youtu.be/pEXQsYEaYcI?list=PLL9CA3Yl8kWEcACwOJ3jJ8lbvhpUcyV53

The Pet Food Industry is Booming.  So What’s Trending?

The pet food industry is booming - it's an industry that makes over $20 billion annually according to market research. Pet food companies have been...
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Top 5 Smartphone Apps For Pet Lovers

There are now pet smartphone apps now that can assist you in emergencies and provide vet advice. They can be useful tools when it...

5 Reasons Why You Need To Pick Up Your Dog’s Poop!

This is a controversial topic among dog owners. Some believe that dog poop is harmless and fertilizes the environment; others argue that not cleaning...

Can My Dog Get Heartworms in the Winter Months?

This is a popular question among dog owners. Heartworms are a debilitating disease that can reduce your dog’s quality of like or end it...

Top Holistic Pet Health Trends

Holistic wellness- meaning all-encompassing treatment and care- has long been a focus of human medicine and nutrition. But it extends to our favorite furry...

Tips to Help Your Pet Lose Weight

There are a lot of health risks for overweight pets, such as diabetes, joint pains, trouble breathing, heart disease, and others.  Obesity affects the...

Feisty, Fun & Intelligent – The Dachshund Dog Breed

These dogs may be little, but there is nothing little about their personalities or the love they inspire in pet parents.  And the sentiment...

Thanksgiving With Your Pet

  Thanksgiving is a time when we all stop and count our blessings. While we give thanks for our friends, family and great food, you...

7 Tips to De-dog Your Car

How to keep your car looking and smelling good after chauffeuring your dog around?                    ...

Video: Husky Jumping into Leaf Pile

Before you go out and rake those fall leaves, watch this video for a little motivation and humor. Dare we say - no one...

Not a Fan of Doggie Breath? Tips on how to keep your...

Let’s be honest.  Doggie kisses are irresistible, right?  But the smell?  Not so good. So what’s a pet parent to do?  We must have...

Howling Husky Does Not Want To Leave Park

This dog has a big tantrum when it's time to leave the dog park.  Huskies are sometimes known to howl but this guy makes...

Chow Chow Breed

The Chow Chow is one of the oldest breeds on the planet.  We’ve put together some information about this noble breed that will help...

Top 5 U.S. Places to Hike With Your Dog

Enjoy The Season to Its Fullest With These Great Destinations! Fall is here! The world is light up with color and the air is finally...
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Top 5 Common Mistakes Made by New Pet Parents

It’s happened. You’ve fallen in love. How could you possibly deny those eyes, those kisses in the morning or cuddling on the sofa at...

Child Safety – Tips to Keep Your Child Safe Around Pets...

There are so many advantages to having pets in the house, but especially for your children. A pet does wonders for your child’s cognitive,...

Video: Virtual #KittenTherapy

Surprising new stress buster! Tidy Cat invited stressed out people into a glass room and then unleashed several kittens.  It's just a matter of time...

Selecting A Dog Boarding Facility – Top 5 Questions

Our dogs provide us with fun, memories and unconditional love. In return, it is our responsibility to care for them, even when we are...
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Mother Dog Gives Birth to Puppies in Animal Shelter

URGENT - A momma dog just finished giving birth at the animal control shelter in Jasper County, Ga. The shelter is desperate to get...
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The Shelter Pet Project

Finding All Shelter Pets a Home Many have heard of The Humane Society of The United States (HSUS). As the largest animal protection association in...
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Top 5 Myths About Shelter Dogs

  Even though shelters are overcrowded, many people are hesitant to adopt a shelter dog. There's a common stereotype that shelter dogs "have something wrong...

Video: Scottish Terrier Puppy Pinwheel

We don't think you could have trained these little Scottish Terrier puppies to be more choreographed - or more cute. Watch the lady pour goat...

Amazing Guide Dogs – The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

The Guide Dog Foundation was founded in 1946 to provide dogs for the blind or otherwise sight impaired, free of charge.  The original name...

Ebola Surviver And Her Dog Reunited!

We are all relieved to learn that the TX nurse, Nina Pham, has been declared Ebola-free. But we take actual joy in the news...
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Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween is coming up fast. While pet owners might get that happy tingling feeling down their spine at the thought of this scary season,...

Book Review: FLame – The Horse that Refused to Die

What do you dream of doing when you retire? When Bill Reilly retired from IBM, he didn't sit on the beach sipping cocktails. He became...
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Video: Puppy Playing With Pumpkin

Pumpkins are a sign of fall and go hand and hand with Halloween and Thanksgiving. Watching this video of a cute puppy playing with a...
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“Chubby Puppy!” – How To Keep Your Dog’s Weight In Check

  My sister in-law Katy, loves my two dogs, Dexter and Bella.  Loves them like they're her own and visa versa. We hadn't seen Katy...

Tips on How to Include Your Child When Caring for a...

If you're a parent of a young child, you've undoubtedly been asked at one point or another about bringing a pet into your home....
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VIDEO: Firefighters Revive Dog After Fire

After a close call, a Virginia Fire Department is going to make a change to help save pets during fires. Firefighters pulled out a shepard...

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