Environmental groups including Clean Ocean Action brought the dogs from Otisfield, Maine-based Environmental Canine Services to Fair Haven, Red Bank and Middletown, New Jersey, in September.
“It’s nice to make something and see that people like it. But I didn’t think it would last this long or become this popular,” said Krupa, who graduates next month.
“Pets just love to destroy their toys. Flatties are safe because they have no stuffing,” Larson said.
“I’m a builder just by nature,” says Lavigne, founder of the blog sawsonskates.com. Creating a sleep space for his lhasa apso was a labor of love.
SeaWorld has a new and critical water suit created for a penguin that had lost its feathers
“Hooch has helped me stay in the moment — not only in the moment, but out of my head,” Skow explained in a recent interview. “I need to be thinking about something other than me.”
“I could make a lot of jokes about what kind of job this is, but I won’t,” said Scott Reynolds, who runs the company with his wife, Karen. “They alert us to the presence of human-specific bacteria, E. coli, poop, whatever you want to call it.”
“Everyone seems to smile and immediately become a little bit happier,” says Barbara Goldberg, CEO of O’Connell & Goldberg, a public relations company based in Hollywood, Florida. Her bulldog, Rosie, is a frequent visitor.
“The friskier the better,” Stern said as she juggled the four-footed baller. “He loves me. They all love me. Who are we kidding?”
Aurora Animal Care Manager Jenee Shipman said the city has not seen an increase in dogs and cats coming from large-scale breeders, but that sometimes it is hard to tell where animals come from because the Aurora Animal Shelter accepts any animal a visitor brings in and must rely on them as a trusted source