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By SHANNEN TALBOT
Staff Reporter 

Celebrate 'Adopt a Dog' month by doing just that

Write to the Point

 

October 18, 2018

Shannen Talbot

Chocolate-colored Dachshund Cocoa plays on the lawn at Dachshund Rescue Northwest. He was extremely timid when he first came to the rescue, but is now ready for adoption and already has a prospective forever home.

I never thought I would be a dog person.

Growing up, my mother was afflicted with devastating allergies that prevented us from having pets. As a teenager, I liked other people's animals, but was more confused by them than anything else. (Why is your cat always hiding under the bed? Why does your dog bark at the ketchup bottle?)

Then I got my first dog.

It's amazing how animals can change our lives. Not only medically - though pet ownership is shown to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels - but emotionally as well. Owning a cat or dog is shown to reduce feelings of lon...



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