Tag Archives: Dogs

The Movie Diary
May 3, 2018

A dog’s life

By Dom Cioffi

In my life, I have had deep, personal relationships with three dogs.

My first dog – the dog that was already around when I was born – was Skipper. Skipper was a portly beagle with a mild disposition. He could bark with…

March 9, 2016

Retractable leashes: Convenience at the expense of safety


By M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM Vermont Veterinary Medical Association

Retractable leashes. They’re oh, so convenient! Instead of struggling with your dog to stay at your side, you can let them trot ahead of you to explore as far as 18 feet away. Dogs can…

January 25, 2016

Keep your pets safe in the cold, winter weather

The Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) would like to remind you that pets need special care during the cold winter months. Dogs and cats should be inside when the temperature drops.

If your dog is being kept outside, it must be protected by a dry, draft-free…