Finding Homes for All Shelter Dogs

Boston and Portland’s own Amy Sutherland has a new book out, and if you love dogs, please buy it and read it…you will be glad you did.   In writing Rescuing ‘Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes, Sutherland spent a year ‘doggedly’ researching homeless animal shelters across […]

Dental Chews for Dogs

Dogs in the Wild Didn’t Eat Dental Chews Domesticated dogs are prone to gum disease and tooth decay just like people are.  Their ancestors of course didn’t eat dental chews.  But they didn’t eat kibble, milk bones or any other processed foods either.  Dogs in the wild subsisted on a diet of raw, whole prey that […]

Paw Protection for Dogs: 5 Simple Tips

The Bare Necessities of Paw Protection Even the toughest dogs are prone to frost bite, burns from hot pavement, the sting of rock salt, or cuts from sharp rocks or broken shells.  The good news is that paw protection is simple if you plan ahead. 1. Just the Wax, M’am Paw waxes and balms like Musher’s […]

Stockings for Shelter Animals

Want to bring purrs & woofs of joy to our local shelter animals? Team up with us & together we’ll deliver 90 Christmas stockings stuffed with toys, treats & chews to our local shelter kitties & pups.  For just $5, you can donate a stuffed kitty stocking, and for $10, you can donate a stuffed stocking for […]

Rapamycin: Can Dogs Live Longer?

If you knew you could extend the life of your pet…would you? Rapamycin, also known as Sirolimus, is a drug developed to minimize rejection of organ transplants in humans, based on research into the make up of the volcanic soil on Easter Island.  It first became news a few years ago when test mice were shown to live up to 60% longer due to an […]

Bravo Issues Recall on Specific Batches of Frozen Raw Diets

Bravo issued a voluntary recall today for select lots of their Frozen Raw Diets due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a strain of bacteria that can cause very serious illness in young children, elderly and others with weakened immune systems.  It is however rarely harmful to animals.  For full details, including batch dates and Consumer Return Form, […]

TODAY! Christmas Photos to Benefit The Common Canine 2013

Some time slots are still available between 3:30 and 6 pm TODAY.  Call to reserve (857.753.4176).  Walk-ins accepted on first-come, first-serve basis. Looking for a great way to deck the halls with your favorite companion?  No we’re not talking about the tufts of dog hair decorating your baseboards! It’s time for our annual Holiday Photo […]

What Zip Thinks About Dressing Up

I’m a serious dog. In a previous life, I believe I probably was a cowboy, quietly squinting at very distant but important elements in my landscape, like fire hydrants and construction cones, as I wrangled herds of bacon and took naps under peanut butter bushes.  I like a little space around me…definitely not a lap […]