How a Crate Can Be an Essential Tool to Train Your Dog?

By: John Howes Confining in a crate is not essential but is an extremely effective way to house train a dog. It needs much effort and patience. A crate not only will speed up the house training process, it will keep safe your dog whether you are at home or traveling. And it will give…

The Bishop of Castine

By: Patricia Conway How he got his name is a mystery: maybe those silky ears are the answer, bare and bald when he arrived but now fully furred, perking straight up to bishops’ mitres when he senses adventure.  Like most of Bishop’s history, we merely guess, knowing that he sailed on choppy seas just before…

Z on the A.T.

Z is a 4 year mixed breed that looks like a miniature Great Pyrenees, or as her owner likes to call her, a Norwegian Squirrel Hound. This September Z returned from an adventure many dogs only dream of completing. She walked the entire Appalachian Trail from springer mountain in Georgia to Baxter State Park in…

Movers for Mutts

Pets are considered an important part of any family, but many of them are strays living in animal shelters that could use the community’s support in securing adequate amounts of food, toys, and everyday living essentials for pets in need.   Eye opening statistics from the ASPCA reveal that approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter…