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Doing A Disservice: The Harm In Service Dog Fraud

You may have noticed the signs outside of businesses becoming more prominent lately. They all carry a similar message: Only legitimate service dogs allowed. And, in some jurisdictions, they are now adding a reminder that service dog fraud is a crime. But what, exactly, is “service dog fraud?” First, what it isn’t. You may see statements that service dog fraud is a federal crime, but it isn’t — at least not when it comes to a person with a fake service dog. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does cover the definition of service animals, which is currently limited strictly

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Pet Limits: The More The Merrier?

The county of Los Angeles has just announced that they will be allowing just over a 33% increase in the number of dogs that may be kept in private homes within their jurisdiction, from three to four. The rationale behind the move is to provide more places for homeless dogs in the county to be placed. Statistics are hard to find, but according to Much Love Animal Rescue, the LA Animal Services reports there are between 26,000 and 44,000 homeless dogs in the city at any one time. Estimates put the number of owned dogs in the city at about

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Dog Liability Insurance 101

By Juliana Weiss-Roessler You would probably never think of your beloved dog as a liability, but unfortunately, that’s exactly how some homeowners associations and apartment complexes view dogs. If you’re buying a home, you may discover that your homeowners insurance doesn’t cover dog bites, and if you’re looking for an apartment, townhouse, or condo to rent, you may find the landlord turning you away if you can’t show that you have insurance coverage for your dog. Why would I need dog liability insurance? There are several reasons why you, as a pack leader, might need to take out a canine

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An Oven On Wheels

It’s simple physics: a car with its windows rolled up on a hot day can quickly become an oven. Sunlight — and therefore heat — can get in, but they can’t get out. Even if it seems cool out, that car can get really hot very quickly. At 72° F (22° C), it only takes an hour for a car to hit 116° F (47° C). Raise the outside temperature to just 80° F (27° C) and it can hit 100° F (38° C) in just ten minutes. Put a dog in that car and not only will it contribute

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How To Include Your Dog In Your Will

Our dogs are more than just pets — they’re family members. When you bring a four-legged companion into your home, you become responsible for their well-being, making sure they’re exercised, fed, and able to do their business, while remaining healthy and happy. In return, they teach you new things, provide unconditional love and devotion, and often help you to branch out in ways you never expected. Many people feel that they become a parent to their dogs just as much as they would to any human child. But what happens if your dog is still around after you pass on?

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