The 8-month old shepherd/mastiff thumped her tail and looked out of her crate as the tailgate opened on the gray GMC Denali. The staff of the Animal Adoption Center peered in, greeting the big dog with coos and a few “good girls.”
Efficient, trustworthy methods of detection are likely not people’s first thought when they look at a dog. However, a dog’s nose is proving to be a tremendous tool in conservation efforts.
Jessyka Larson was three months pregnant when her miniature boxer, Brighton, refused to leave the car to take a familiar walk down Old Pass Road. For a dog who woke up every day excited to accompany Larson to her lively workplace, Axis Gymnastics, Brighton’s behavior sparked fear in Larson.
I worked as a veterinary technician at Countryside Animal Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado, for a few years before moving to Jackson. You see all sorts of things in a vet clinic and experience a range of emotions with clients: excitement when an owner adopts a new puppy, laughter over some…
Make sure not to sit on the reading pillows in Kelly Keefe’s first grade classroom. Visitors might be shell-shocked to learn there could be a turtle under there.
Before she came to the valley to work at the Jackson Animal Hospital, Jules Bell never had trouble finding a place to live with her 13-year-old black Lab, Gus, and her two cats, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist.