Author Archives: Jim Tedford

Does your community take care of its animals?

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi Cruelty to animals is a crime. In fact, … Continue reading

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5 Most Common Dog Behavior Problems: Chasing

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances While it may not be the nicest way to think of our dogs, we share our lives and our homes with predators! Thankfully, most are far enough removed from their wild … Continue reading

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Could you be poisoning your pet?

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances What is it about babies that make them want to instantly put EVERYTHING into their mouths? They seem to want to taste-test pretty much anything they can get in their tiny, … Continue reading

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5 Most Common Dog Behavior Problems: Digging

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances Have you ever ventured out into your backyard and found yourself impressed by the great deal of progress made in digging your new swimming pool? That is, until you realized that … Continue reading

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3 Reasons You Should “Fix” Your Pet

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances I think I know the basic definition of the concept of cause and effect. To be sure I was right, I consulted Wikepedia, which confirmed my understanding. Cause and effect (also … Continue reading

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Are you a responsible pet owner?

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances For many years I oversaw large-scale pet adoption programs at animal shelters. It was not unusual for an adopter midway through the process to say, “It is harder to adopt a … Continue reading

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5 Resolutions for a Happier Dog in 2012

By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Affairs and Alliances I will open with a disclaimer. I am not a big proponent of resolutions, New Year’s or otherwise. I come from that “do the best you can ALL year long” school … Continue reading

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Pets are for life, not just Christmas!

By Jim Tedford, Director of Pet Identification at PetSafe Are you planning a Norman Rockwell moment during the upcoming holidays?  Do you daydream about your children racing to the Christmas tree and finding that one special package…the one with a … Continue reading

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Man’s best friend and the ‘C’ word

By Jim Tedford, Director of Pet Identification at PetSafe There is a down-side to dog ownership.  I know, I know. These are almost fighting words coming from someone who works for a pet products company and who has spent his … Continue reading

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Thanking Everyday Heroes: Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

By Jim Tedford, Director of Pet Identification at PetSafe America’s communities are full of super-heroes!  It’s true…they’re all around us and most of us never even notice them, because they’re not leaping tall buildings in a single bound or swinging … Continue reading

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