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Features March 2014 Issue

But Wasn’t An Older Dog Dumped Because He Didn’t Make a Good Pet?

People often assume that if an older dog has wound up in a shelter or kennel, it means he was an incorrigible animal, unable to fit into a human family and finally needing to be given up. But in just about all cases, mature dogs are relinquished not because of something about them but because of something about the people to whom they belonged. Sometimes, sad to say, itís simply that the novelty of havingÖ

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