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Being involved with, and on the board of directors of Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) in San Francisco, I have seen the truth in this statement "Pets bring purpose to older people’s lives, especially at a time when fewer people depend on them. Not only can they distract a senior from his or her own health issues, but, in the case of dogs, keep them from being sedentary. They also provide the human touch that is vital to people of any age."
Learn more about the resources available to help older pet owners keep their pooch or beloved cat, or pair pets with older people.
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A good guide on how our dogs needs change as they age.
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Andrew Fladeboe’s love for animals began early—one of his first idols was Doctor Dolittle. While he might not have the fictional doctor’s ability to communicate with animals, he certainly knows how to photograph them. He has created a three-part series about working dogs called “The Shepherd’s Realm.” Fladeboe wanted to focus...
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My guest post for The Grey Muzzle Organization about my lesson in finding holiday joy from a senior dog.
Writer Sharon Castellanos is the San Francisco-based publisher of Grouchy Puppy, a site devoted to celebrating and exploring the animal-human bond, and inspired by Cleo, her adopted Husky-Shepherd mix. You can read more about Grouchy Puppy and an interview with Sharon in a recent blog post.
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The future is bright with 7-year-old Charlotte Benjamin in it  #stemeducation  
SocImages News: A proud father shared with us a letter written by his daughter, 7 year old Charlotte, to the LEGO company. She asked for for more female minifigs and more adventure for girls. We put the letter out on social media this week and it's been re-tweeted over 1000 times and shared over ...
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Here are some of the best lessons I've from my life with an elderly dog
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Giving older people the company of older dogs can be a perfect match, and an effective way to help them both at this critical stage in their life.
Pets are an important line of defense against isolation for seniors, and ElderDog is working in Canada to help them find companionship.
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Having seen the first statue of Hachiko, the news they have created one celebrating the bond between Professor Ueno and Hachiko is wonderful and not so bittersweet anymore.
Even in a country that adores its pets, none have captured the hearts of Japanese animal-lovers like Hachiko. The Akita dog touched the hearts of people across the nation by devotedly waiting every day for more than nine years in front of Tokyo’s Shibuya Station for his master to return from work, not knowing that ...
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Magnificent view of working dogs being celebrated for who they are and what they are.
Andrew Fladeboe’s love for animals began early—one of his first idols was Doctor Dolittle. While he might not have the fictional doctor’s ability to communicate with animals, he certainly knows how to photograph them. He has created a three-part series about working dogs called “The Shepherd’s Realm.” Fladeboe wanted to focus...
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#SeniorDogsRule I Support Muttville Senior Dogs Rescue and you can too!
Dear Mutt Lover, The holidays are an especially hard time for animals. Shelters get terribly overcrowded, with little hope for happy endings. Last holiday season was especially bleak. But you know what made the difference? You. Because of you, a Muttville miracle happened.
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Considering how more people than ever know the benefit of animal assisted therapy, it's great to see a pet therapy conference in the works
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The documented therapeutic effects of companion animals continues to grow.

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I'm the founder of Grouchy Puppy®  I believe in socially responsible blogging, and sharing inspirational, educational and fun stories that demonstrate the human-animal bond. 

As a Pets Are Wonderful Support PAWS volunteer and former board member, I believe strongly in the value of keeping those most vulnerable in our community together with their pets. As Temple Grandin rightly says, animals make us human.

I'm a proud California native and long-time San Franciscan.
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"Best Dog Blog" 2013 Bay Woof Beast of the Bay Award. Nominated for 2012 Bay Woof Beast of the Bay Award. Nominated for 2011 DogTime Media Award
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Helping Senior Parents Care for their Pets
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Learn more about the resources available to help older pet owners keep their pooch or beloved cat, or pair pets with older people.

ElderDog PAWDs Across Canada
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