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Becoming Famous

Second Shot has been established for about two years now and it feels like the ‘big break’ is happening. Being a fairly small organization ‘big’ is a relative word. More organizations and people have reached out to get involved or do a story on what we’re up to than ever before. Read More

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Dog Food Basics

Researching dog foods was time consuming. I found that there was a lot more to know than go to the grocery store and look for the brands that are on tv or listen to the vet. Though the process was enjoyable, I wish I could have saved some time. Through the process, three tips jumped out and are important to remember when feeding your dog. Hopefully these can save you some time!

 


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3 Reasons to Adopt

For many people there is hesitation in adopting a dog, because of the stigma that surrounds animal shelters and humane societies. Apparently, they must all be bad dogs if they made it there! A couple of fun facts that PetFinder gives, tells us otherwise. The top three reasons why dogs are given to shelters by their owners: 1. moving 2. landlord doesn’t allow pets and 3. maintenance cost (yes, you have to feed your dog multiple times per day, every day). In other cases whole litters of puppies are given to a shelter because of an accidental pregnancy. So, let’s get to the bottom of why to adopt a dog.

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A ‘How To’ Guide for Dog Tricks

We can all admit that our dogs are the center of our lives. So, when friends come over I have this overwhelming urge to convince them that not only are dogs > cats (and literally any other animal out there), but that MY dogs are god’s gift to the world How do I go about doing this? Tricks that I have taught them!

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What my dog means to me

This is a guest blog by ‘A Bird Hunter’s Thoughts’ author, Randy Schultz. We thank him for his insight and expertise on bird hunting. To read more of his blogs you can visit his website at www.abirdhuntersthoughts.com.

I never considered I would be stumped by a question about how I felt about my bird dogs! I pondered a bit, then considered some, and slid easily into some contemplation, but I couldn’t get a handle on ‘what my dog means to me’!

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Holiday Wish List for your Canine Friend

I have two dogs and if yours are anything like mine your dog toys don’t have a very long life span! They get so excited and just can’t seem to help themselves – tug ‘o war, ripping, and whipping around all ensue. So… what to purchase them that will last? I’ve come up with my top five favorite durable dog toys to help you with your Black Friday shopping this week!

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Fall for Fall

First thing that comes to mind when “fall is here” would most likely be hunting (especially if you’re reading this blog). What other activities are there to do with the whole fam on TOP of hunting (of course)? Here’s MY top ten list of things to do in the fall:

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Healthy eating for you and your canine friend

By Kelsey Anderson

We always hear about the next big diet and ways to drop weight, but why don’t we just focus on eating relatively healthy and staying active? I know that if I just focused on those two objectives instead of counting steps and calories I would save time and lower my stress levels. Stick to the easy, healthy and traditional favorites when it comes to making meals for yourself. While you’re trying to eat healthier also think about your pups!

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Our Main Employees

By Kelsey Anderson

There has been so much work put into this non-profit so far, and much more to come, but I wanted to take a hot second to thank our biggest contributors… our dogs! Ok, our clients and supporters make this all possible, but I DO want to recognize our main employees. They do quite a bit of work on and off the field. Their primary responsibilities include eating, sleeping, pooping, oh and we can’t forget training and hunting!

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