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All posts by Mugdha Dokhale

A Guide to Embracing the Digital Nomad Lifestyle with Your Pet

May 15, 2024 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog

:Guest Article by Tyler Evans of Dogzasters.com. Image: Freepik Embarking on a life of adventure and work from anywhere can seem daunting, especially when you plan to take your pet along. Yet, this journey, filled with unique challenges, also promises unparalleled rewards. With the right approach, you can navigate this path, ensuring a fulfilling experience for

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Our truth on ESLR

June 30, 2023 | by Mugdha Dokhale | News

:Lauren Botticelli, Executive Director We, like so many others, wanted to believe in the shelter formerly known as Ellos Son La Razon. We wanted to believe that the dogs were, in fact, the reason for everything. But over the course of 3 years of working there and taking in nearly 600 of these dogs, it

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How to Do More for Animals in Your Community

May 12, 2023 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog

:Guest Article by Tyler Evans of Dogzasters.com. Even those of us who aren’t necessarily in touch with our emotions can still be moved by the sight of a suffering animal. But for animal lovers, it’s almost too much to bear. Unfortunately, nearly every community has abandoned, neglected, and abused animals who need a little help from

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Animal Rescue Myths Debunked: We Have Purebreds!

October 19, 2022 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog, TAPACT

Jessica Arguelles for TAPACT Did you know – purebred dogs need rescuing too! While we love our Mexi-mutts here at The Animal Pad, we’re here to debunk a common myth about the dogs that find their way to animal rescues every day. Whether you’re in the market for your favorite dog breed or one that

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Start a Pet-Based Business Today Using This Resource Guide

June 13, 2022 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog

:Guest Article by Tyler Evans of Dogzasters.com. Pet-based businesses are booming right now, in part because so many households adopted animals at the height of the pandemic when they knew they would be home a lot more. Now that so many people are going back to work outside the home, they’re looking for pet-sitters, dog-walkers, groomers,

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Puppy Mills 101

May 20, 2022 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog, TAPACT

Image: https://www.thedowneypatriot.com/articles/use-extreme-caution-if-buying-a-puppy  If you’ve ever considered getting a puppy, you may have been discouraged from purchasing one through a pet store or website, and for good reason: many pet stores and online vendors source dogs from puppy mills.  If you’re unfamiliar, a puppy mill is an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility that churns out puppies

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What to Do When You Lose (Or Find) a Dog: Step By Step Guide to Lost Pets

April 15, 2022 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog, TAPACT

Photo: (Dogtime.com) Jessica Arguelles for TAPACT A lost dog can be one of the most stressful experiences for any pet owner- new or old. Whether you come home and find that your sweet pup isn’t greeting you at the door or find a scared dog wandering your neighborhood, there are so many mixed messages on

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5 Fun Ways To Build A Strong Bond With A Rescue Dog

October 11, 2021 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog

: Robert Thomas, for TAP Senior dogs tug at your heartstrings with their grey muzzles and eyes that hold wisdom beyond their years. As your dog ages, it can sometimes feel hard to bond with them as they can no longer do all the things they did when they were puppies. Fortunately, there are tons

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Help TAPACT Bust Illegal Internet Puppy Sellers

September 7, 2021 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog, TAPACT

:Jaquelin Yang, for TAPACT Image: https://www.galioninquirer.com/features/lifestyle/53602/dont-fall-for-internet-puppy-scams  If you have friends or family who are looking to add a new pet to their home, we definitely recommend that they check local shelters and non-profit organizations first. Shelters often have all kinds of cats and dogs, and even if you have your heart set on a  particular

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Positive Reinforcement – The Best Method for Training Your Rescue Pup

August 6, 2021 | by Mugdha Dokhale | Blog, TAPACT

:Jaquelin Yang, for TAPACT The amount of content online about dog training is endless! It can be overwhelming trying to figure out which methods are right for you and your pup. In this article, we’ll be focusing on one strategy that has gained popularity in recent years for its effectiveness: positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement focuses

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