Duluth dog boarding businesses adapt to pandemic world

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“With little to no travel lately, that’s been pretty rough,” Schokker said. “For example, in our peak times, we usually have maybe 60-70 dogs overnight during the summer peak or over the holidays. We’ve had nights with no dogs.”

Jo Ann Fairbanks, owner of Harbor City Kennels, 2512 Jean Duluth Road, said it’s been about the same for them.

“Some nights when we’d see somewhere around 100 dogs, we’re seeing zero to three,” Fairbanks said. “Today, we have 38 dogs and it’s kind of like a miracle.”

Pet care assistant Ashley Ferguson pets Hera during a 15-minute playtime with another

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Popular flea & tick collar tied to 1,700 pet deaths, EPA received more than 75,000 complaints

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CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — An investigation found that more than 75,000 complaints about the Seresto brand of flea and tick collars have been sent to the Environmental Protection Agency. Investigators have linked the deaths of nearly 1,700 dogs and cats, according to a report co-published by Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and USA TODAY.

The collars use two types of pesticides to kill fleas and ticks. The EPA said the collars are safe but that some pets may be sensitive to the pesticide combination.

“I know one of the biggest concerns that people have: ‘We hate ticks.

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Dozens of exotic pets surrendered in Kaukauna

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KAUKAUNA, Wis. (WBAY) – Several people stopped in Kaukauna Saturday to drop off their exotic animals at a pet surrender event.

Among the 24 animals surrendered Saturday afternoon included a snake, a small alligator, and some fish.

Multiple organizations accepted those animals, as well as pet birds, small mammals, and plants – no questions asked.

Menasha-based J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue organized the event.

Rules on exotic animals, and what’s allowed, vary by each city and municipality throughout Wisconsin.

Organizers say the worst thing you can do is free them in the wild.

“One of the things, especially with reptiles, is

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Preparing your pet to be alone once you go back to work

MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW)- According to American Pet Products Association, 12.6 million house holds welcomed in pets in the last year.

However, as many are going back to work, dogs are experiencing fear and anxiety because they were with us practically all the time.

At K-9 Elementary, trainer Cindy Steinke said she has been busy.

“I have clients that I have booked out farther than what I would like to be,” Steinke said.

Dog trainers such as herself are in high demand thanks to a boom in pet adoptions during the pandemic.

“We spent 24/7 with them now all

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Pet of the Week: German shephard puppy Sadie available for adoption | Local News

Attention German shepherd lovers: Meet Sadie – a one-year-old female German shepherd. She is available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler. Sadie weighs about 75 pounds and has been spayed, is current on starting vaccinations including rabies and has been microchipped for identification purposes. Sadie is an active girl. She loves to take brisk walks and loves to go for rides in the car. Sadie would be best suited in a household with older children because of her size. Best of all, Sadie house trained. Sadie will go home with a starter kit of food,

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