November 24, 2017

It’s Cold Outside, Baby

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Hope you’re staying warm out there, city-dwellers. Need a new snuggle buddy in your life? Then meet Baby. She is a long-haired, red coated Dachshund. She’s also just absolutely adorable and completely aware of it. The HSNY shelter will be celebrating her 4th birthday on April 19th, unless of course she’s adopted! Baby is playful [...]

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Breed Profile: Scottish Terrier

by Alisha Corsi Scottish Terriers, or Scotties, are a highland breed of terrier originating in Scotland. They are known for their distinctive beards and eyebrows. Beloved by Scottish and English royalty for centuries, the Scottie only recently made their American debut in the 1890’s, but quickly became a favorite of American presidents as well. Scotties [...]

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Second Chance Chauncey

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Another wonderful year has gone by. Why not ring in 2013 with a new love in your life by adopting a homeless pet? Check out your adoptable dog of the week, NYC: Meet Chauncey. Chauncey here is a two year old purebred Beagle.  Just like most of her breed, she is very vocal.  She is [...]

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Breed Profile: Coton de Tulear

With a name like Coton de Tulear you would expect a dog as fancy as their name, and they are! Favored by the royals and wealthy upper-class of Madagascar, Coton de Tulears, or “Cotons”, have been living lives of luxury in France and Madagascar since the 16th century. They are known as the “Royal Dog [...]

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Breed Profile: German Shorthaired Pointer

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While the exact origin of the German Shorthaired Pointer is unknown, what is known is that they were bred to create an enthusiastic weekend hunting dog that also made a great family companion and watchdog. What resulted was a dog with the clean lines, keen nose, and good looks of a Pointer, as well as [...]

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Breed Profile: Pomeranian

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by Lauren R. Tharp A close relative of the Keeshond, the Pomeranian has been strutting its spunky stuff since the 17th century!  In recent history, Pomeranians have been a favorite pet of several celebrities; including Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, and Jessica Alba.  And talk about cute!  Boo, the “World’s Cutest Dog,” is also a Pomeranian. [...]

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Meet Brighton

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Meet your adoptable dog of the week, New York City: Handsome Brighton. As you can see from his pictures, Brighton is a Golden Retriever mix. He is just under two years old but still acts very much like a puppy. He is very playful, friendly, and social, as his breed tends to be. Check out [...]

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Breed Profile: Welsh Corgi

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by Lauren R. Tharp As the old Welsh term “cor gi” roughly translates to “dwarf dog,” is it any wonder that this lovely herding breed is known primarily for its squat stature?  Popularized in modern times by Queen Elizabeth II and recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934, the Corgi has been making itself [...]

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Breed Profile: Boxer

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by Lauren R. Tharp Originally used for dog fighting, the Boxer would stand on its hind legs, striking out at its opponent with its front paws like, well, a boxer!  Officially recognized as a breed in 1904, the Boxer is currently the 7th most popular breed in the United States.  Many celebrities have taken a [...]

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Poodle Profile

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By Lauren Tharp The perfect mix of beauty and brains, the Poodle has rightly earned its spot as the 8th most popular breed in America and the 2nd most intelligent by the American Kennel Club.  The Poodle, originally used as a hunting dog, has had an ever-changing role throughout its history.  Being employed as anything [...]

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