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"The best thing you can do for an abandoned, unwanted dog is to give them a forever home." - Cesar Millan
border collie sitting down on a park on a flower background
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Intelligent and energetic, Border collies are champion herders — but they aren’t for everyone when it comes to ideal dogs. Here are ten things you may not have known about them. All modern Border collies originate from one dog, Old Hemp, who was born in 1893 and sired over 200 offspring. The name comes right from their origins: The border part comes from where they were initially bred in Northumberland, on the border of Scotland and England; the collie part comes from the Celtic word colley, meaning useful or faithful.   Herding dogs originated with the Romans, who brought them to the British Isles, but since the original dogs were from Northern Africa, they couldn’t handle the... Read More
Dog down to soak. The flooded area of the parking area. Because of hot weather
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Updated September 15, 2017 When Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit hit the Gulf Coast and Florida, it wasn’t just people who were affected. With flooding through parts of Texas, Louisiana, Florida and elsewhere displacing tens of thousands of people it’s easy to forget the many household pets also caught up in the disaster. Shelters from other areas across the US have taken in pets to reduce the load in shelters hit by the flooding — and remember, in many cases, these are not abandoned or lost dogs and cats. Rather, many emergency shelters for humans do not allow pets, so it becomes necessary to place them temporarily in animal shelters. There are many ways to help out, but remember... Read More