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Pet breeder regulations advance in MN Legislature

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Stories about dog and cat breeders who abuse animals hit the news a couple of times a year, providing a reason Minnesota lawmakers are considering regulations.
Similar bills have been debated for at least seven years, without passing. B…continue reading on dglobe.com

SD Legislature OKs bill against dog breed policies

March 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota House has passed a measure to keep local governments from setting policies targeting specific dog breeds.

The body voted 41-28 on the measure. It passed the Senate in early February and goes next to the governor …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Talking dog in Taylor: Brett Gjermundson trains and boards dogs

February 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

TAYLOR — One North Dakota town along Interstate 94 has gone to the dogs.
Taylor-based dog trainer Brett Gjermundson has been training since 1997, with business picking up lately to help grow his Badlands K-9 Training Center.
He didn’t have a he…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

PHOTOS: Puppy Love at DWU

February 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Photos from the Puppy Love event Friday at Dakota Wesleyan University, held in cooperation with Mitchell Animal Rescue. (Photos by Sean Ryan/Republic)…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

House approves hunting lions with dogs

February 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Mountain lion hunters would be allowed to use dogs year-round outside the Black Hills under a measure that won approval Wednesday in the state House of Representatives.The vote was 48-22 for HB 1068 sponsored by Rep. Betty Olson, R-Prairie …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD Senate won’t let locals ban dogs by breed

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday narrowly approved a measure that would forbid local governments from banning specific breeds of dogs.

Senators voted 19-16 to advance the measure to the House.

Supporters ar…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Dog brings piece of home to Beresford care home

December 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Rob Nielsen
Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan

BERESFORD (AP) — Despite only being 8 years old, Giuseppe has practically been a part of the Bethesda Nursing home staff since August. A model employee, he shows up to work on time every day, i…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Dog brings piece of home to Beresford care home

December 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Rob Nielsen
Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan

BERESFORD (AP) — Despite only being 8 years old, Giuseppe has practically been a part of the Bethesda Nursing home staff since August. A model employee, he shows up to work on time every day, i…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Puppy mill dogs still need permanent homes

November 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

Months after his rescue from a puppy mill outside Wheatland, N.D., little Buick’s socialization skills have improved, though he remains cautious about strangers — and he still needs a permanent home.
More than 174 dogs were saved from a breeding…continue reading on jamestownsun.com

Dogs are more like us than we thought

October 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Not a day goes by where my fiancee, Sarah, doesn’t call our dog, Noodle, her “son.” I usually just shake my head and call him “buddy” like a normal person. Continue Reading