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    1. Good boy! Your dog knows what you're saying, study suggests

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      BERLIN — Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man's best friend really does understand some of what we're saying.
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    2. Find a Friend: Amy the Black Cur mix Find a Friend: Amy the Black Cur mix

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      Just 10 months old, Amy was put out on the street to survive on scraps. She soon fell madly in love with the neighborhood boys and followed them everywhere, including dangerous dashes across highways playing Pokémon Go. Fortunately, the kids helped get the sweet hound to safety with 4 Lucky Dogs Pet Rescue of …
      Affectionate Amy is a 33-pound Black Cur mix that loves melting at the feet of her humans and rolling over for belly rubs.
    3. Hernando Pet of the Week for Aug. 26

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      Pet of the week | MarleyMarley is a 5-month-old domestic shorthair mix. He is black, has crazy eyes and loves to play and snuggle. He has been neutered, microchipped and is current on his age-appropriate vaccinations. Inquiries about adopting Marley or other cats and dogs can be made at the Humane …
      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    4. Find a Friend: Mako the Carolina Dog Find a Friend: Mako the Carolina Dog

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      He's got fins to the left, fins to the right, and the biggest ears in town. This Mako can swim, but he'd much prefer to run and play on dry land. Mako's still a pup: a 45-pound, 7-month-old, copper-toned Carolina Dog. He can jump the height of an average human to retrieve a toy. But Mako's cuddly, too. He's housebroken, …
      Paw Print Hearts Animal Rescue
    5. Hernando Pet of the Week for Aug. 19

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      Pet of the week | JasperJasper is a pointer mix, approximately 6 months old. He is playful and loves to run around. Treats and toys are the way to his heart. Jasper has been neutered, microchipped and is current on his vaccinations. Inquiries about adopting Jasper or other dogs and cats can be made …
      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    6. Find a Friend: Logan the kitty Find a Friend: Logan the kitty

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      Overall, Logan has no complaints. After all, the domestic short-haired kitty was saved from the streets as a tiny tyke and placed with a family. But his adoptive home evolved into a house of horrors. For more than a year, kids under 8 chased him relentlessly. Returned to the St. Francis Society Animal Rescue, the …
      St. Francis Society Animal Rescue
    7. Find a Friend: Cady the Dachshund/Jack Russell mix

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      When Dogma came to her rescue, Cady was so depressed that she wouldn't walk a single step on leash. She stoically stood for a bath, but made humans transport her from the tub and to a waiting car. Sigh. Maybe she's just meant to be pampered? Cady is a healthy and petite 2-year-old Dachshund/Jack Russell Terrier mix …
      Dogma Pet Rescue
    8. Hernando Pet of the Week for Aug. 12

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      Humane Society of the Nature CoastJodie is a sweet 1-year-old domestic shorthair mix. She loves to lounge around and relax. She has been spayed, microchipped and is current on her vaccinations. Inquiries about adopting Jodie or other cats and dogs can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at …
      Jodie is a very sweet 1-year-old domestic short hair mix. She loves to lounge around and relax. She has been spayed, micro-chipped, and is current on her vaccinations. Inquiries about adopting Jodie or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon and Mobley roads, Brooksville. Visiting hours at the shelter is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The shelter is run strictly on donations; no government subsidies are provided. Adoption fees are $100 for dogs, $40 for adults cats and $65 for kittens, and cover the costs for all vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchipping. For information, call (352) 796-2711. Visit the website at humanerescue.org.
    9. Find A Friend: Biscuit the Chihuahua mix Find a Friend: Biscuit

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      Biscuit is a huge personality in a tiny, fawn colored body. Nicknamed "Skitz" by his fostermom, the 7-pound, 2-year-old Chihuahua mix could never be called "ordinary." Before the Second Chance Friends Rescue group came along, Biscuit had been wholly dismissed and misunderstood. No one had patience for his unusual gait …
      Second Chance Boxer Rescue
    10. Why breeding bulldogs is borderline inhumane

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      Bulldogs World, a website devoted to the jowly breed, cites a stunning figure among its frequently asked questions: More than 90 percent of bulldog puppies are delivered by Caesarean section. That's because the puppies have such enormous heads that they can't fit through the mother's birth canal — and that's just …
      The English bulldog.