The DogChannel Newswire (08-13-10)

How massage helps dogs; puppy mill rescues go up for adoption in N.Y.; and other news.

Dog Lovers Line Up for Chihuahuas at Canada Shelter
The lineup started before the Victoria SPCA opened Tuesday morning. People flooded the office in hopes of adopting a Chihuahua after news spread that a woman had dropped off 43 of the animals last week. By Tuesday afternoon, all of the 33 Chihuahuas available for adoption had found new homes, The Vancouver Sun reports.
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Massage and Your Pet
If you’ve ever had a massage you know how much better it makes you feel. The benefits of animal massage are about the same. Massage can help your four legged friend relax, decrease chronic pain, speed up recovery from injuries and help condition a working or competitive animal, the Seattle Post Intelligencer reports.
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Furry Visitors to San Jose Airport Not Forced To Remove Shoes
Twenty-one very calm and hairy visitors quietly approached security check-in at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California on Tuesday night. Security guards, ticket agents and passengers in Terminal A wore huge, surprised grins as the Golden and Labrador Retriever pups and their trainers negotiated the airport for the first time. The dogs were with Canine Companions for Independence, a Santa Rosa-based nonprofit that trains them to assist the disabled, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Animal League to Put Puppy Mill Dogs Up for Adoption
About 120 dogs will be available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America this weekend following their rescue from 14 puppy mills in Missouri. North Shore experts, who received the dogs from National Mill Dog Rescue on Monday night, will evaluate the dogs medically, behaviorally and socially. They’ll be spayed or neutered before they’re offered for adoption, the Long Island Press reports.
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