The Hope Center Blog

When this bomb-sniffing dog got cancer, his military handler stepped up

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Cyril, a bomb-sniffing dog for the U.S. Navy, loved going to work every day of his career. Whether checking the vehicles coming in to military bases, or sniffing suspicious objects, Cyril never hesitated to do the work that keeps America safe. So when Cyril came down ... Learn More

Hospital taking steps to control canine flu in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Multiple cases of canine flu are being reported in the Louisville area, so experts at BluePearl Veterinary Partners are taking decisive action to help local pet owners keep their dogs safe. This strain of the canine influenza virus, called H3N2, is highly contagious.  Dr. Scott Rizzo, medical ... Learn More

Restored my faith in humanity

My baby, a 3-year-old Shih-poo, had an unresponsive episode/seizure, and I had to perform rescue breathing! I am a nurse, and I have never been so scared! The staff, from front door to the discharge, was amazing. In the lobby, where all terrified parents wait, and we all bonded together ... Learn More

Pet 411: The nose knows – Why does my cat keep sneezing?

Having a stuffy nose is unpleasant, whether you’ve got two legs or four.  It’s also one of the most common problems we see in our feline patients.   One of our readers, Diane, wrote to tell me about her frustration in trying to help her two-year-old cat, who has been ... Learn More

Chuvian’s Story

The personalities of animal lovers are as unique as the creatures populating our world. Kristin Regan is straight-talking and matter of fact. Smart and direct, at first impression she might seem a bit remote. But within moments of getting to know her it’s clear that Kristin’s heart is as huge ... Learn More

Smudge’s Story

Meaghan Hancock and her husband Chris Parkins moved to Portland from Ontario, Canada about 3½ years ago. New to the area, Meaghan says she “really, really wanted to get a dog.” Chris had reservations about it, but one evening the pair saw a French Bulldog on television, and they found ... Learn More

Levi and Sarah

Lisa and Lee Pulaski love their Labs. Just over 11 years ago, they had just one, a treasured boy named Rocky. When Rocky was almost 2, his mother — who belonged to a friend of the Pulaski’s — had puppies. Lisa and Lee thought it would be wonderful for Rocky ... Learn More

Cedar’s Story

Four years after two TPLOs, Cedar remains a serious player. Cedar, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (aka “Toller”), has a long history of playing with his owner, Peter, whether it be on Oregon’s rivers, hiking mountain trails, or trips to the local dog park. For Cedar, if there’s water ... Learn More

Sebastian’s Story

Walter Witschard begins the story of his beloved boy Sebastian by explaining a little about the breed. “Bernese Mountain Dogs were originally bred in Switzerland to pull carts in the mountains.  They are powerful, docile, intelligent.” Walter once bred and showed what he calls “Berners,” and today he has Sebastian, ... Learn More

Mesa’s Story

Wendy and Phil Sandstrom love their Labs.  Beautiful black Labs, to be specific.  Wendy says their 11-year-old Mesa “is a big . . . beautiful . . . she has me wrapped.  We’re so proud.  We love her so much.” Mesa joined the family at just six weeks old, not ... Learn More

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