Canine Good Citizen & Natl Pit Bull Awareness Day

Started in 1989, the Canine Good Citizen Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Ring Dog Rescue is working to promote responsible pet ownersip and basic good manners for dogs in Richmond and the surrounding communities by offering Canine Good Citizen Testing on Sat. Oct. 22, 2011 at the Chesterfield County…

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Heartworm Treatment Drug Shortage

A shortage of Immiticide will cause the heartworm drug to be unavailable for several weeks to several months, according to Merial, the company that sells Immiticide. Merial said in a statement that the company that manufactures Immiticide (melarsomine dihydrochloride) is “experiencing technical issues in their plant that will temporarily affect their ability to provide finished product to us.” The company said its inventory of Immiticide is depleted, but that it is working to identify a possible alternate source of supply. Continue reading…

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Canine Good Citizen challenge!

This year’s National Pit Bull Awareness Day (NPBAD) 10/22/11 we’ve decided to break the world record for having the most CGC certified dogs at a single event! But we need your help, so please visit the page on our main website ( that is dedicated to this event. Check back soon to see our successful certificate holders, plus more details about the upcoming event!

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Program would place advocates at abuse trials

MANATEE — Animal advocates in the county are working to create a program that would give abused animals representation in court in animal abuse cases. The animal representative would be responsible for investigating what happened to an animal when abuse is suspected and would advocate on behalf of the animal. The idea is still in its formative stages but got its first test recently after a Palmetto police officer rescued a 2-year-old pit bull treading water with just his nose above the water line. Read more:

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Upcoming Events

Adoptables: Brie

Bri is a special girl, petite, energetic, food and toy motivated, crate trained and housebroken. She sounds like the perfect package, but she did have... more

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