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    Meghan and Coda

    by Pamela Fitzpatrick

    I had an opportunity to sit down and chat with Meghan and her mom Denise about their experiences with Coda,  a service dog for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). Read More »

    A Royal Tea to benefit the Cavalier Alliance

    by Pamela Fitzpatrick

    On Sunday, March 5, the NY/NJ Cavalier King Charles Spaniel meetup and the Facebook Tri-State King Charles Spaniel Group hosted their first annual “Kings Tea.”

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    Blessing of the Animals and Brodie’s Happy Tail

    by Pamela Fitzpatrick

    To honor St Francis of Assisi, whose Saints Day is October 4,churches all over the world hold ceremonies for animals,blessing dogs, cats and other pets. Read More »

    Shelter Link Sponsors Chinese Auction Fund Raiser

    by Pamela Fitzpatrick

    Shelter Link is sponsoring a Chinese Auction Raffle fundraiser on Sunday, October 16th. Read More »

    Back- to-School and Your Pet

    by Pamela Fitzpatrick

    It’s that time of year again: back-to-school and shorter days! Families are spending so much  time on school work and after school activities. Read More »

    Patchogue Lioness Lion Foundation Sponsors “Name that Puppy” Contest

    by Pamela Fitzpatrick

    The Patchogue Lioness-Lions Club has been sponsoring guide dogs since 1983.  They have sponsored 21  puppies over the years and are looking for a name for puppy #22! Read More »

    Mother-Daughter Team Raises Future Assistance Dogs Together

    Kathy Leddy and her daughter Mackenzie of Sayville are currently raising their 9th puppy for Canine Companions for Independence.
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    The ASPCA celebrates Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

    by Pamela Fitzpatrick

    The Suffolk Count SPCA reminds us that April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Read More »

    Get Your Future On! Video Contest Winner

    Trina Clarke, a special career education student from Sayville UFSD, in Eastern Suffolk BOCES (ESBOCES) Canine Careers Program at Islip Career Center, captured first place in the Get Your Future On! video contest. Read More »

    Golden Retrievers Need Your Shoes

    by Pamela Fitzpatrick

    Time for Spring cleaning; do you have gently worn shoes: sneakers,boots or sandals? The Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue (LIGRR) is sponsoring a shoe drive and needs your help. Read More »

    Celebrate Animals in February

    by Pamela Fitzpatrick

    February is a month with a number of animal related celebrations and events going on. Here are just a few: Read More »

    National Mutt Day

    by Pamela Fitzpatrick

    It was National Mutt Day earlier this week.   This celebration actually falls on two days each year, July 31 and December 2. Read More »

    October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

    by Pamela Fitzpatrick

    With nearly 10 million animals entering local shelters across the country every year, October’s Adopt -a -Shelter- Dog Month helps focus attention on the pet population problem we face in this country. Read More »

    Blessing of the Animals 2015

    by Pamela Fitzpatrick

    Saint Francis of Assisi, the beloved patron saint of animals, is remembered globally on his October 4 feast day. Read More »

    National Dog Day is August 26

    by Pamela Fitzpatrick

    This year, National Dog Day falls on Wednesday August 26.  This day to celebrate our canine friends was created by the National Dog Day Foundation Read More »