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A Tribute To Huey

“If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand.” Huey Butler
February 14, 2001 – February 3, 2017 Huey, we have lost you.
Last night we sent you home, flying with the wind, into The Light. Your silky […]

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Cook a wonderful, healthy VALENTINE DINNER for your whole family!

.    The special out-of-season asparagus and strawberries make this healthy, paleo, low fat, one-dish one-hour dinner a tasty treat for everyone, including the cats and dogs!    BAKED SALMON with sweet potatoes & asparagus Spray baking pan or drizzle with oil. Add salmon fillets skin side down. Add washed and trimmed asparagus, peeled and chopped […]

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Never Say Never: Life Lessons from Prudence & Chopper

Guest post by Megan O’Brien   Today, we continue with our New Year’s Resolution to encourage our members and friends to consider rescuing and fostering a shelter pet with another story from our growing community of friends!

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Ziggy Finds a Furr-ever Friend

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As we explained in our previous posts, Celebrating Rescue Pets and Rescue Organizations to Support in 2017, we are featuring animal rescue and foster stories to support one of our top New Year’s Resolutions. Special thanks to Stacy, one of our newest members in Western Washington, for sharing this story with us!

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Rescue Organizations to Support in 2017: Help Us Grow this List!

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Perhaps you’ll find your family’s Fitzgerald through one of these great organizations. Since we’re located in Portland, Oregon, many—but not all—of the suggestions we have received from members so far are local or regional. We hope to grow this list even more with your help.

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Celebrating Rescue Pets!

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As the first month of 2017 comes to a close, we’re taking a moment to reflect on our recent New Year’s Resolutions post, and one of our top goals for the year: sharing resources and stories that, we hope, will inspire many of you to consider rescuing or fostering a shelter pet in your community.

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5 Questions My Cats Had for Me on Answer Your Cat’s Question Day

By Dr. Marci Koski, Certified Feline Behavior Consultant Guest Blog Post: Happy Answer Your Cat’s Question Day! As we shared in our previous post, we’re  excited to welcome some new voices to our blog this month! So, in honor of National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day on (January 22), we turned to local expert Dr. […]

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Guest Blog Post: Supporting Your Senior Dog

As our community continues to grow, we’re excited to welcome some new voices to our blog. This week, Christy Caplan of mylifewithdogspdx.com shares some great tips and resources on caring for your senior dog.  Thanks, Christy!

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Celebrating Rescue Pets: Meet Our Friend Huey!

We hope the new year is treating you well so far! In our previous post, we shared some pet-inspired resolutions and resources for 2017. One at the top of our list this year is to share stories that celebrate and inspire animal rescue efforts. Today, we catch up with We Love Our Pets founding member […]

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New Year’s Resolutions Roundup: Don’t Forget Our Furry Friends!

As you make your list of resolutions for the coming year, have you considered your furry friends? As we reflect on what we hope for in 2017 for ourselves and our loved ones, we like to make our pets part of the process, too. Need some inspiration? Look no further! Here are a few roundups […]

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Happy early birthday to our friend, Dodger!

Happy December, everyone! As we head into the holiday season, we’re reflecting on the many ways that our pets give back to us, and so many others, throughout the year.  So, we’re thrilled to bring you the story of a very special friend of the We Love Our Pets community: Dodger the therapy dog, who […]

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MEET OUR TEAM: Jen Barth

Happy November! Did you know that November 6-12 is National Animal Shelter & Rescue Appreciation Week? To celebrate, we’ve asked one of our members, Jen,  to share her rescue pet stories with us. Jen is “den mother” to two rescue pets, Eunice and Wilson, and founder of Big Small Brands, who has helped support our […]

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Meet Our Team: Perry Kenin

Today we continue with our story-sharing series, introducing founding member of the We Love Our Pets Community. Meet Perry Kenin, our Co-Founder!

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TRICK OR TWITTER: 15 Tweets About Pets At Halloween That Are Just Too Real

Peanut butter and jelly, lock and key, holidays and social media: examples all of things that go great together. Case in point: Halloween and Twitter, the microblogging platform where the takes are as funny as they are short (owing to its self-imposed, 140-character cap). Users are flocking to the service to share thoughts about their […]

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MEET OUR TEAM: Robyn Luchs

  Today we continue a series of interviews with the founding members of the We Love Our Pets Community. We Love Our Pets: Tell us who you are and describe you connection to We Love Our Pets Robyn Luchs. I’m the founder of SNIP, the first charity partner for the We Love Our Pets Community, and […]

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MEET OUR TEAM: Donald Erceg

Today we kick off a series of interviews with founding members of the We Love Our Pets Community. First-up is Donald Erceg, Founder & Co-Chair! WLOP: How did you get involved in WLOP? The idea for We Love Our Pets was born in June 2015 on my open deck with my dear friend and neighbor, […]

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RUFF READS: Dogs On The Book Shelf

For every interest, there’s a book. But with a topic as popular and crowded as dogs, it can be tricky to find a good starting point for the general reader. What then is the canine-loving bookworm to do? Because we wanted to address this dilemma and throw a /bone/ (ed’s note: pun totally intended) to […]

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HOUND HOLIDAY: Find Your Stride With National Walk Your Dog Week

Let’s face it: we could all use more exercise and outdoor time. And the same could be said of the nation’s four-legged woofers, more than half of which are reported to be overweight. Such then was the thinking behind National Walk Your Dog Week (October 1-7),  a public service campaign founded in 2010 that endeavors to […]

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Put On Your Party Hat At Our Indiegogo Campaign Launch

The cat, as they say, is out of the proverbial bag: the We Love Our Pets community is moving forward into Phase 2! But we can’t do it without /you/. Join us then on the 19th of October between 5-8pm at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club as we pull the wraps off of our brand-new […]

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Visit Us At The Portland Pet Expo!

Celebrating its 7th year, the Portland Pet Expo returns to the Portland Expo Center on October 15th and 16th for two days of the latest and greatest in animal-themed products for both pets and their loving hoomans alike.

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TAILS ON TRAILS: Hiking With Your Dog

Here in our hometown of Portland (Oregon FTW!), hiking is a way of life for both locals and tourists alike. Seeing dogs out on these adventures is common, too. So, what does it take to have happy tails on the trails?

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