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    1. St. Petersbark sells healthy treats and toys for dogs and cats

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      Even as a child, Krista Schmidt dreamed of being her own boss — she just didn't know how to make it happen.

      Playing mind games. Puzzle games such as Tic Tac Twirl ($14.99) are designed to keep your dog focused as it solves a problem to get a treat. 
Photos by Natalia Lima/tbt* correspondent
    2. Hernando Pet of the Week for Feb. 12

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      Pet of the week | Pete

      Pete is a 9-year-old domestic shorthair tabby cat. He can be a little shy at first. Pete has been declawed, neutered, microchipped and is current on his vaccinations. Inquiries about adopting Pete or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast …

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    3. Food pantries for pets on the rise

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      Cookie flirted with the man at the front counter with the swagger of a born charmer. She tilted her head, fixed him with a knowing look, and leaned forward on two meaty paws.

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    4. Hernando Pet of the Week for Feb. 5

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      Pet of the week | Bannar

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    5. Find a Friend: Lacey and Brutus

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      Lacey and Brutus are bonded boxers found stranded in South Carolina after the recent massive floods in that state. Brutus is a calm and healthy boy of 80 pounds. Lacey, the petite 55-pounder, is just over a year old and the more playful of the two. These survivors will do best as the only pets in the household. They …

      Boxer Rescue Angels of Florida
    6. Say hello to the dogs of Instagram, and cats too

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      In this age of technology, almost anything is possible. Drones may soon be delivering Amazon packages, cars are driving themselves and dogs are posting on Instagram.

      Allie Carleton’s dog, Cheeto, has more than 2,000 followers on Instagram as @cheeto_the_corgi.
    7. Find a Friend: Lotte, the cat

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      At first, little Lotte just didn't seem to fit in anywhere and found her way to the county shelter. Paralyzed with fear, she cowered in the kitty cage and eventually fell ill. The local St. Francis group plucked her up and sailed her off to a safe and quiet foster home. Now, the green-eyed juvenile is ready for her …

      St. Francis Society Animal Rescue
    8. Hernando Pet of the Week for Jan. 29

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      Pet of the week | Oscar

      Oscar is a 2-year-old domestic shorthair mix. He is a typical teenage cat — loves nap time, play time and treat time. Oscar would be a perfect companion for other playful cats. He has been neutered, microchipped and is current on his vaccinations. Inquiries about …

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    9. Service dog eases teen's PTSD from bullying

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      The other middle school students and ninth-graders told her that no one would miss her if she killed herself. And they dared her to try it.

      Bonny O’Donnell and her service dog, Carson, at Savannah High School.
    10. Hernando Pet of the Week for Jan. 22

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      Pet of the week | Philly

      Philly is a 1-year-old mastiff/Labrador mix. She loves to play with her toys, likes to swim and is great with other dogs. Inquiries about adopting Philly or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon and Mobley roads, …

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast