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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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What Organizations Are Certifying Therapy Dogs In NJ?

March 20, 2015

March 20th, 2015 Happy Spring everyone!  Too bad it is snowing here in NJ right now.  It is time to get your dog outside and start exercising their bodies and minds.  Dogs need to be challenged mentally as well as physically on a daily basis otherwise they get bored quickly.  A bored dog can lead […]

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The Walk

March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015 I was so excited to go home after work on Monday and take my dog for a good walk.  It has been a long and cold winter here in New Jersey and 52 degrees felt like a heat wave.  I will admit that I am really bad at walking him in the […]

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What should we be feeding our dogs?

February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 Every day I am bombarded by emails and Facebook posts about what I should and should not be feeding my dog.  It has gotten to the point that my head is spinning from all the “advice” that comes my way.  Now today I had an avalanche of posts about Purina Beneful dog […]

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Can dogs detect human emotions?

February 20, 2015

January 20,2015   Do you think your dog knows your emotions?  Can they tell the difference between whether you are happy or mad?  Do they come to you when you cry?  I often wonder if my dog is in tune with my emotions.  He does come to me if I cry and he is sensitive […]

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What does it take to become a therapy dog?

February 6, 2015

February 6, 2015   Many people ask me just what it takes for a dog to be a therapy dog.  Well there is not just one thing but in fact a whole list of factors to consider when making the decision to get your dog certified.  So here is my list, which is not the […]

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