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If The Concrete is Burning Your Feet, It’s Too Hot for the Dog Too

Running out of the house to get the mail is an adventure this time of year.  It's so hot right now that our bare feet on sidewalks will make us do that quick tip-toe dance that kind of looks like we're trying to sneak up on someone, and also looks a little like Elaine's Seinfeld dance.  This just in -- hot concrete hurts the dog's feet too!

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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Today is the Best Day to Adopt a Boise Shelter Pet

There are hundreds of pets in shelters across the Treasure Valley right now, waiting for an awesome home like yours.  And it's National Pets Day, so today is the perfect day to go get one, like our super cuddly and slightly spazzy Libby.  Have you browsed through these shelters?

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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Update: Time To Say Goodbye to the Terminally Ill Dog

Well, we've said goodbyes to our beloved mini schnauzer, Harry, after his battle with doggie cancer.  And there was a surprising twist in the story yesterday.

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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Do Not Let the Dog Eat These Things on Super Bowl Sunday

I've got a terminally ill dog, and he's getting a whole lot of treats right now that he's never experienced before. Like Cool Whip!  Why not. Prime rib is not out of the question for this pup on his last legs.

But we've got to be smart at the football party on Sunday.  Do NOT let the dog get his paws on this list of things, or you may have a huge mess to clean up.

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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How Do You Talk to the Kids When the Dog is Dying?

This is the worst part of pet ownership.  We've learned that Harry has major health issues and he's in noticeable pain, and we're faced with that big decision that no dog owner wants to make.  How do you talk to the kids about what's coming?

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This Just In. Dogs Don’t Want To Go Outside in the Rain!

My dog would high five this dog and say Amen.

A friend of mine was staring at her phone and couldn't stop laughing, and I asked her what in the heck was so funny.  This dog!  She shared it with me, and I am sharing with you.  Pet owners will relate.

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Friday, You Can Take Your Furry Friends To The Farmstead

You've probably considered taking the kids, your family, or friends to The Farmstead this season, but Friday, you can take your well-behaved dogs for some fun. 

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Halloween Haunts My Pets

Dogs are so cool for tolerating our holidays.  The 4th of July is noisy and hurts their ears, and when Halloween rolls around they have to wear uncomfortable outfits and take humiliating pictures for our social media pages.

Halloween is the worst day of the year for my dogs.

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Ways To Keep Your Pet Safe During The Treasure Valley Heat Wave

With temperatures soaring well into the 90s and triple digits, don't forget to protect your fur babies from the heat.

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Boise Is Becoming A Better Dog City

Boise has several dog parks which make the city increasingly dog friendly.

But does it make Boise one of the best dog cities in the US?

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