NY Times: Exercising a Fat Dog (and Yourself)

Article discusses the benefits of helping your overweight dog slim down.

“The chubby, inert pet dog has become a familiar household sight in richer countries. And yet there lies a possible boon to the out-of-shape among us. A recent study suggests that being told one’s pet is dangerously overweight might provide the impetus that gets an owner moving.”

Read the entire article here.

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NY Times: To Rate How Smart Dogs Are, Humans Learn New Tricks

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Read an interesting article discussing dog’s intelligence, from a human perspective.

“Dogs have lived in intimate proximity with people for some 30,000 years, evolving along the way to pick up human cues and training us to feel obliged to feed and house them. As survival instincts go, that is pretty smart.
Canine cognition research is underway on campuses from Berkeley to Barnard, and at universities in England, Hungary and Japan. The field’s growth has coincided with a shift in how dog owners view their animals.”

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Your Donations at Work – Canine 1st Aid

This video demonstrates how your donations helped fund the costs of certifying the inmates in Canine First Aid and CPR so that upon release these credentials can assist them in gaining employment in the vast field of dog careers. Getting a certification of completion cost Healing Companions, Inc. $60 per inmate and we have 20 inmates in our program. We already have two trainees who have been released and found jobs using the skills our program provides. Our mission has 3 prongs, rescuing shelter dogs, transforming the lives of those living with mental illness and working with inmates to develop job skills. This is just one of the many ways your contribution benefits our program. Thanks so much!

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Rock Paper Scissors Bonus Challenge

Just a quick reminder about this week’s Bonus Challenge because it’s really important and actually, really fun. Here we go…

The two charities that raise the most online this week will play Rock Paper Scissors. The charity that wins Rock Paper Scissors gets $3,000 and the charity that does not win gets $2,000.

And the first 20 charities to raise at least $600 online this week will win a free year-long subscription to our Tre Pricing Plan.

Fun fact, one of last week’s Bonus Challenge winners ranked 98th in the Challenge. Proof that every organization has a shot to win.

Spread the word, raise lots of money and have fun! You can read more about us and donate at Crowdrise

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