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Couple Celebrates 100th Foster Dog By Taking Rescue From Cheyenne Hoarder

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A western Nebraska couple celebrated their 100th foster dog by taking in a mastiff that was one of the 58 large dogs rescued from a hoarder by the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.

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UPDATE: Adoption Begins At Cheyenne Animal Shelter Following 58 Large Dog Rescue

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UPDATE: Although there are still 200 animals at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter following a rescue of 58 large dogs at a “hoarder’s house” last week, the dogs are beginning to get adopted.

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Green River Fire Department Rescues Rottweiler From Freezing Green River

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The Green River Fire Dept said Lt. Brandon Brady crawled out to the dog, grabbed the dog from the water, and then was pulled to shore by other firefighters.

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Elderly Dog Rejected By Families Became Beloved Mascot at Animal Shelter

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Skillet, who passed away last weekend at the age of 13, had been rejected by families twice before becoming a permanent resident of the Park County Animal Shelter in 2017 – the same year he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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Thanksgiving Lefovers: Be Careful What You Feed Your Dog

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Although it may be tempting to share your Thanksgiving feast with your doggo, it can be very dangerous for them.

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My Dog Is Not A Fur Baby

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Livestock guardian dogs

Americans are animal lovers, so much that 95 percent of pet owners view their pets as family members. According to a survey from the American Pet Products Association, less than 15 percent of dogs in America sleep outside at night, and more than 70 percent of dogs are allowed to sleep in a person’s bed, according to another survey. In American society, dogs have become “fur babies” and humans now identify as “pet parents” – which is either a wonderful thing, or a bad thing, depending on your perspective. Animals are no longer simply our companions; they’ve become children in “interspecies families.”

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The World’s Gone Crazy Cotillion

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Range Pack livestock guardian dogs
Some legislative proposals ignore the reality of working dogs like these livestock guardian dogs on the range in western Wyoming. (Photo credit: Cat Urbigkit)

Every now and then, my brain hits playback on the Waylon Jennings’ song “The World’s Gone Crazy (Cotillion)” written by Jennings and Shel Silverstein. Last week the song was stuck in my head, as the lyrics are apropos to much current news.

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Retired At One: The Story of Boo

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Boo a Wyoming livestock guardian dog

I could hear the livestock guardian dogs raising hell that morning a little over a year ago when I stepped outside to begin to check how all the animals had faired during the night.

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