Category: Blog

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Pet Loss & Grief Support

Pet Loss & Grief Support The loss of a pet is something that any pet owner eventually has to go through. No matter what, it is a difficult and painful experience. A beloved pet...

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Trap/Neuter/Return

Trap/Neuter/Return Trap/Neuter/Return is the most effective and humane way to manage feral cat populations. Yet, many people still don’t understand it and even consider it inappropriate. Although Great River Rescue does not currently offer...

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Mounting Issues in Dogs

Mounting Issues in Dogs Mounting and humping are normal behaviors for dogs, but they can become excessive and more than a little annoying. These behaviors can be difficult to manage, and may require help...

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Puppy Biting and Nipping Issues

Puppy Biting and Nipping Issues   Anyone who has spent any decent amount of time playing with puppies has had their hand nipped. Sometimes it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but other times...

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Resource Guarding

Resource Guarding   Resource or food guarding is a potentially serious issue that can lead to serious injury, and significant consequences for your dog. It is important for every pet owner to learn about...

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Dealing with Hyperactivity

Dealing with Hyperactivity   Many of the dogs surrendered to our shelter come to us because of issues related to hyperactivity. A dog that can run 5 miles, and still want to play can...

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Going to the Dog Park

Going to the Dog Park   The dog park can be a scary place to go for the first time for you and your dog. It can also be really fun and stress relieving!...