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Here's Anchorage Animal Care and Control's Adoption of the Week, courtesy of AACCC Public Relations Coordinator Laura Atwood:

Meet Nala, a 3-year old shepherd-mix. This good-looking girl is a timid in new situations but warms up quickly (hint: treats!). As you get to know her, you’ll find she is sweet, attentive and curious. Nala is an intelligent dog who is eager to please – a combination that offers lots of potential. You can help her gain confidence by taking her to socialization and obedience classes. Nala has lived kids. She can be adopted for $137 which includes a microchip, vaccines, MOA license, and a deposit for her spay surgery...

Mike Lewis

Here's an event for dog lovers to mark on their calendars: On Sunday, Nov. 23, from noon to 3 p.m., professional photographer David Jensen is having a launch event for his new book, "When Age Has No Leash -- lessons learned from senior dogs," the second in his " It's Important to Paws " series. The event will take place at Alyeska Canine Trainers , 549 W. International Airport Road...

Mike Lewis

Here's Anchorage Animal Care and Control's Adoption of the Week, courtesy of AACCC Public Relations Coordinator Laura Atwood:...

Mike Lewis

Here's an interesting story from the Seattle Times that ranks Alaska Airlines near the bottom for pet injuries and fatalities while traveling.

I didn't realize that airlines don't have to report injuries to "commercial" animals. So a breeder who ships a puppy that suffers an injury won't show up in statistics tracking airlines' safety record for pets.

Mike Lewis

Dogblog note: Here's an interesting fundraiser I hadn't heard of before. Check out the calendar item sent in to the paper:

Participate in the first annual Puppy Up! Walk in Anchorage to raise awareness of canine cancer and support the Puppy Up Foundation’s efforts to discover the common links between canine and human cancer through comparative oncology research.

Luke Robinson, founder of Puppy Up!, walked 2,000 miles from Austin to Boston with his two dogs to fulfill a promise he made to his dog Malcolm who died from cancer.

Puppy Up! Anchorage is an all-volunteer organization. All funds raised go directly to the Puppy Up Foundation...

Mike Lewis

Here's Anchorage Animal Care and Contro l's Adoption of the Week, courtesy of Brooke Taylor, AACCC public relations coordinator...

Mike Lewis

Here's Anchorage Animal Care and Control's Adoption of the Week, courtesy of Brooke Taylor, AACCC public relations coordinator.

Here is Jazzie, a 2 year old, spayed female, boxer mix. Friendly, docile and affectionate, though shy at first meeting, Jazzie is gentle and good-natured, enjoys being with people, and loves snuggling--will even give kisses! Handles fine on leash, is used to riding in the car, and likes playing fetch and ball. She is not a good match for children due to her shyness. She will chase small animals, and would like to be the only pet in the home. Sweet, pleasant girl, with classic good looks! Jazzie can be adopted for $72, as she is already spayed, which includes her MOA dog license, vaccinations, and microchip...

Mike Lewis

Don't miss the annual Friends of Pets Dog Jog set for Saturday at Service High School. Not only are there runs for people and dogs, but there are lots of other fun events and vendors for dog owners and lovers. Pooches on leash are allowed. Best part: It's a fundraiser for Friends of Pets, and money raised goes toward pets in need.

WHO: Friends of Pets

WHAT: Dog Jog

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 26

WHERE: Service High School

SCHEDULE:

8:30 a.m.: Registration check-in and doggie bag pickup;

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Family Fair;

9:45 a.m., Opening Ceremony;

10 a.m., Dog Jog Start;...

Mike Lewis

Here's Anchorage Animal Care and Control's Adoption of the Week, courtesy of Brooke Taylor, AACCC public relations coordinator...

Mike Lewis

A Dog Blog reader emailed me a while back lamenting the fact that most vets don't make house calls for euthanasia. His own research found that Passages Cremation in Wasilla and Pet Emergency in Anchorage will make home visits, but others don't. I promised him I'd make a Dog Blog topic and see if we could get some discussion going here.

I wish I'd done so earlier. Just last week, I had to put my beloved 14-year-old Chessie Lucy down. She had a bleeding tumor and was hardly able to walk when I carried her to the car for a 2-mile drive to the vet. I then had to march her through the waiting room, where a barking dog announced he didn't like us...

Mike Lewis

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