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The Dreaded Topic

May 14, 2018

May 14,2018 The dreaded topic for animal owners…my pet is getting older.  No one wants to talk about it (the elephant in the room), you know old age, sickness, slowing down, death.  Unfortunately as we all know, death is just one of those things you can’t avoid.  I have lost many pets in my 41 […]

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Words To Live By: Part4: Joy

April 23, 2018

So I have now reached the last part of my series on “Words To Live By”.  By far this has to be the easiest one to write about.  But really no words express the joy of the Caregiver Canines program as well as pictures of our matches.  After the therapy dog has connected with their […]

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Words to Live By: Part 3: Comfort

April 10, 2018

Everyone needs to be comforted at some point in their lives.  For some of us the best comfort can come from a dog.  I know for me there really is no better comfort than the love and companionship of my dog.  For the people we visit at Caregiver Canines the role of a dog in […]

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Words To Live By: Part 2: Affection

April 2, 2018

Webster’s Dictionary defines affection as a “feeling of liking and caring for someone or something”.  We all feel affection for something.  Whether it be your family, friends, spouse, car, phone, etc.  Affection is a feel good emotion.  It makes you happy.  In my opinion, dogs have mastered the word in the best possible way.  Dogs […]

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Words We live By: Part 1: Connection

March 22, 2018

March 22, 2018 Connection When was the last time you made a real connection with someone new? When was the last time you put down your phone, turned off the tv and really listened to what someone else had to say?  Can you remember?  I know we are all guilty of not actively participating in […]

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An Apology To My Volunteers

February 28, 2018

So I am guilty and deserve a slap on the wrist… I love my volunteers, I really do and I think and hope that they know that.  But there is something that comes over me when I see my four legged volunteers and I get tunnel vision.  Just like all those memes and gifs and […]

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Caregiver Canines Bow Wow Bingo Bash

May 8, 2015

May 8, 2015 I am very excited to announce that Caregiver Canines is holding our 1st Bow Wow Bingo Bash!!  This is sure to be a fun and exciting event.  We will have “pawsome” prizes, 50/50, snacks, vendors and of course our outstanding hostess and friend, Marianne Levy from WOBM-AM. The paws down, best part […]

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DIY Physical Exams For Your Dog

April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015 My dog’s veterinarian always says that nobody knows my dog better than me.  It’s true, I see my dog every day, pet him every day, notice all the little changes physically and mentally.  I have always made it a point, since Finn was a puppy to get him used to me touching […]

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Caregiver Canines Is Reaching Out

April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015 Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey and Caregiver Canines is excited to announce our nationwide expansion!  We have partnered with National Volunteer Caregiving Network to launch pilot programs all across the county.  Caregiver Canines is already headed to Friends for Life in Waco, TX and Share Care Faith in Action in Bethlehem, PA.  […]

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Would my dog be a good therapy dog?

April 3, 2015

4/2/2015: I always get asked by people if their dog would be a good therapy dog.  That is not an easy question to answer because 9 times out of 10 I don’t know the dog.  A dog’s owner is usually the best judge of character.  Here are my top 10 questions to ask of yourself […]

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