Dog Blog

The Dog Blog is a community of ordinary dog lovers who have come together to discuss our extraordinary dogs. Each Monday, a new topic is introduced. If you've got an opinion, share it. If not, look for the current "anything goes" topic and introduce a discussion of your own. On Fridays, weigh in about your training questions and successes.
Your host: Mike Lewis is a little-dog nerd and the proud owner of Eddie and Jillian, a pair of Yorkies who think they're huskies, and Lucy, a sweet Chessie. R.I.P., Rusty. Contact

Parks and Rec Committee approves fenced dog park - 1/10/2013 3:33 pm

AACCC Adoption of the week: Meet Scout - 1/9/2013 12:12 pm

Kitty and K9 Connection: Meet Nano - 1/4/2013 7:04 pm

What are your New Year's resolutions for your dogs? - 1/2/2013 4:29 pm

AACCC Adoption of the Week: Meet Rudy - 1/2/2013 4:14 pm

Take extra precaution with dogs on New Year's - 12/31/2012 11:58 am

Friday training talk -- what's up with your pack? - 12/28/2012 11:09 am

AACCC Adoption of the Week: Meet Chris K - 12/27/2012 12:27 pm

Here's what you can do to help AACCC with influx of rescues

If you haven't read the story about the animals rescued in two separate seizures over the weekend, check it out.

Knowing how animal lovers like to pitch in, I'm reprinting the list of items Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center needs to help with the sudden addition of about 100 animals -- dogs, cats and birds.

Here's what you can do:

• Non-clumping cat litter, preferably a clay litter
• Parakeet food
• Small, clean blankets and towels
• Canned dog and cat food
• Dry Science Diet brand dog food for small breeds.
Donations can be brought to the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center at 4711 Elmore Road during business hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
In addition, local groomer Arctic Tails has been bathing and grooming the dogs as a voluntary effort. People who want to donate money can contact Arctic Tails at 360-3220.
Information about the shelter operations, including pets available for adoption, is on its website,

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