Golden Retrievers Sent to Comfort Newtown, CT Survivors

goldensnewtonBaxterBoo friends understand the comfort that a pet can bring through times of difficulty and times of joy, so learning about a team of Golden Retrievers making the 800-mile trip from Chicago to assist in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting is a bright spot in this horrible tragedy. Continue reading

Meet the Breed: The Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular breeds, known for its friendly, outgoing attitude and intelligence. Only the Labrador Retriever has more registrations. This beautiful, sturdy dog gets rave reviews for being the ideal family, service, and working dog.

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Pawsitive Program Lets Teen Train Guide Dog

For those concerned about the self absorption of the average suburban teen, my coworker that works with girls as a volleyball coach confirms that sometimes it’s tough working with today’s  young people that are sometimes over indulged. But she was happy to share this story of a young woman in their volleyball program, Melissa Petrick, a Junior in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Melissa’s  constant companion is Flynn, an attentive, handsome boy that came from a good family, that any mother would approve of. He’s so adorable that Melissa’s classmates might be a little jealous, especially since the normal school rules of PDA (Public Display of Affection) have been waived in their relationship. Continue reading

Feline Fridays: Cats Make a Difference for Seattle Teen Cancer Patient

Seattle’s Children’s Hospital went the extra mile for 16-year-old Maga Barzallo Sockemtickem, who spent 11 months in the hospital while waiting for a compatible bone marrow donor. Because of her suppressed immune function, she was unable to have the comfort of her beloved cat Merry, so the hospital social media coordinator suggested making a post on their Facebook homepage requesting cat photos to encourage their young charge. Continue reading

Pets in the Classroom: A Positive Learning Experience for Life

Having a pet at home is beneficial for children to learn responsibility, helps teach about caring for the needs of another being, and is a morale booster. This same thing can occur in the classroom. In fact, having pets in the classroom can be an attendence booster, increase a love of learning, and be a stress reliever. I carry these lessons and benefits with me to this day! Continue reading

How Pets Can Improve Your Office Life

I’m pleased to share that more and more places are becoming pet friendly, including shopping centers and places of work. Of course we are pet friendly here at BaxterBoo, but that is often because the animals that come to work here are actually working! But did you know that more places of employment are allowing pets simply for the morale and stress relief that pets bring to the workplace? Continue reading

Best Dogs for Senior Citizens!

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Best of the Best: The Best Dogs for Senior Citizens!

Senior citizens benefit in so many ways from having a dog around the house: from the love and affection that they give, to the sense of responsibility a person can receive from tending to their own pet.  We decided to dive into this idea and give you a list of a few dogs that are great for senior citizens.

There are so many dogs out there that are looking for nothing more than a warm lap to lie on.  And if a warm lap is something you can offer, then we have some great suggestions on for the right dog for you or someone who could use some extra companionship.

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Genesis Service Dogs: Providing Free Service Dogs

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It’s pretty obvious that we have an obsession with dogs at BaxterBoo, but hey, who doesn’t? Their loving, furry, and oh so cute! Besides the fact that they provide support and solace when you’re having a rough day, dogs can provide a service to the needy.

Service dogs are trained to assist humans with special needs. Many non-profit organizations have sprung up in recent years that train pups to become guide dogs, balance dogs, seizure alert dogs, insulin level detection dogs, wheel-chair assistance dogs, hearing dogs, and many more.

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